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Wardrobe Hero: The Blazer

The blazer; a piece so iconic, versatile and timeless, that no well-styled wardrobe is complete without one.  Make this wardrobe hero your new BFF and put your blazers set to stun.

The Great British Weather. At this time of year, it’s safe to say that it’s going to get worse before it gets better. But, with the first day of spring and the prospect of brighter days just months away, this leaves us in a rather tricky style spot. Do I buy more wintery clothes to keep me warm through freezing February? Or do I stock up for spring on all those lovely new season lines? The solution, lovely readers, is the trusty transitional wardrobe; pieces that can be worn now with woolly knits then peeled back as temperatures rise. Which leads us nicely onto arguably the most versatile of transitional pieces: the blazer.

One blazer. Three ways to wear.

From winter to spring, day to night, the blazer is a must-have basic to build your look around. While bold-toned blazers give this menswear-inspired piece an on-trend twist, black and white styles will never fall out of fashion favour. We’ve taken one of our favourite blazers from the Simply Be collection and created three unique looks to take you from season to season in style.

Laidback layers

Cute cami’s are a Spring/Summer darling, especially those that keep the grunge flame burning. Layer a feminine dress with masculine separates for a spot of ‘90s-inspired androgynous chic.

Wardrobe Hero: The Blazer

Party Essentials

It’s time to hit play on party season and get glammed up for the fab festivities ahead. You shall go to the ball!

Oh how we love party season. The glitz, the glamour, the dancing (the drinking!). Make sure you’re set for every soiree in town and stock up on these essential style items.

JEFFREY & PAULA SWING COAT

Coat of armour

Keep chills at bay and arrive in style with a chic winter coat. We love this stylish on-trend Swing Coat from Jeffrey & Paula. £80

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Party time with Simply Be!

It’s late December already and here at Simply Be HQ we’re getting in the mood to party. Not only are we looking forward to Christmas day (well of course, it’s the best day of the year) but we’re also looking forward to dressing up and putting on our killer heels for all those fabulous festive parties and to see into the new year, Simply Be style!

With the help of these fashion bloggers we’re here to showcase a few of our most beautiful gowns, worthy to grace any Christmas do, family get-together, or seasonal soiree. So join us in our quest to find the perfect party dress (with not a black dress in sight) in the hope to inspire you to be the belle of the ball!

This Annie beaded dress is one of our most popular dresses. Modelled here by bloggers Bethany of Arched Eyebrow and Mel of Gladrags and Handbags. The shape and beading of this dress is a real winner, click on their individual pictures below to read their review.

Not only is this dress available in this nude colour, but if you’d like a bit of seasonal colour, we’ve also got it in one of our fave colours, teal!

Here are a couple of must-have accessories, we think goes perfectly with this delightful dress for a glamourous evening out! (Click the item to see more).

  

Kirsty of Fatty unbound is here rocking our floral bodycon dress. For those of you that can’t get enough of the floral print this dress is simply gorgeous. With long sleeves and dark tones this is the perfect piece for your winter wardrobe.

Read Kirsty’s review here.

This bonded lace dress is also a very popular choice, you’ll have to be quick if you want to buy as it’s selling fast (there’s only a few sizes available). Here Rachel from A dress is for life is wearing hers, complete with cute kitten ears.

We love teaming this dress with black tights and ankle boots to give it an edge. Lace is girly and elegant so pairing it with ankle boots, leather or studs gives it that fresh gothic glam look!

Here are two of our favourite ankle boots from our must-have footwear range.

Inspired from the Christian Dior catwalk collection, this red pleated gown oozes glamour and sophistication. The plunging v-neckline, ruched empire line and pleated full skirt, allows this dress to hang in all the right places (after all, if you’ve got, flaunt it!)

The lovely Mhairi of Lilybobombs teams hers with matching red shoes and a sparkly cardi. So forget the LBD, we’re getting seasonal red in this Marilyn Monroe-esque frock.

And lastly we couldn’t do a party feature without mentioning our party essentials, from the demure evening look, to bold and sexy. Here’s a selection of our five beauty must -haves!

 

1. A slick of black mascara and eye definer instantly transforms your look from day to night.

2. Avoid waking up with panda eyes with Clinique’s rinse-off eye make-up.

3. For a touch a sparkle try out this Metallic gold nail varnish.

4. Pretty in pink – stand out lips to make the boys wink.

5. Keep your sleek up-do in place with Charles Worthington’s firm hold hair spray.

We hope that’s inspired you to find your perfect outfit, and if you have any snaps in your Simply Be gowns, send them in, as we’d love to see it.

What’s your favourite go-to party piece? xx