It’s been two months since the launch of our online magazine now and we hope you’ve been enjoying it just as much as we have!
This month’s letter comes from a kitchen somewhere within the Birmingham area, with fajitas cooking (or most likely burning) away in the oven, on a, surprisingly, sunny Saturday evening. I say surprisingly considering the turbulent weather we’ve been having as of late – no wonder it’s called April showers – making the transitional wardrobe choices of late winter into mid-spring quite the challenge.
However, it does seem summer is now starting to rear it’s much-missed head now. The perfect beginning to getting outside more and working our on-trend athleisure looks!
Athleisure is trending hard right now, the sportwear-turned-fashionable-attire you didn’t think would be afternoon tea appropriate post-gym, but yes, it really is; especially with athleisure icons such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid making the trend look so effortlessly stylish and desirable! To know how to nail this look and ease yourself into rocking the sneakers and leggings ensemble, then check out our latest trend guide, written by our second and very lovely contributor, Kehinoor Afzal!
This stylish gym front has been heavily reinforced and been given a sleek high-street makeover by the arrival of Beyoncé‘s gorgeous Ivy Park athleisure range! Not only is this collection a must-have for the coming months to update your SS16 wardrobe, but is also incredibly affordable and now available in Selfridges as well as Topshop – because who doesn’t like an designer / style icon high-street collaboration? Ah, Balmain x HM, that was a good’un!
Speaking of designer collections, we saw the second edition of our Street Chic Spotlight Designer Profile issue, with this month’s being a huge hit with established Birmingham garment curator, Stephen Arthur; whose designs are simply jaw-dropping. It really is delightful to see such creative raw talent emerge from the second city; just goes to show not everything has to come from the capital! Our Spotlight series has also seen advantageous style tips from Birmingham-based stylist, Ann Marie, whose dress sense is really unparalleled to all other statement-driven fashion enthusiastics, giving the likes of even Rihanna a run for her money!
This month has also seen the first ‘1 Item 4 Ways‘ of many more to come! This month’s issue focused on how to style jeans to the best of your ability, with some outfit inspiration along the way for a variety of daytime and nighttime looks. It’s easy to forget just how versatile jeans are, but the possibilities are really quite endless!
I hope you’ve liked the content we’ve produced so far, there will be lots more coming your way in the months ahead, there will be a new Street Chic Spotlight series coming your way very soon! For now I leave you with my wish list for this month…Enjoy! x
Luxe, fashionable, must-haves…here are our pick of this month’s gorgeous wanted staple items!
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Image credits: Miss Selfridge, House of Fraser, New Look, Wallis, Accessorize, Pretty Little Thing. Feature Image credit: Yumi