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Trend Alert: Vanity Fair

With a selective nod to SS14’s primmest, prettiest looks, Vanity Fair takes cues from high society’s finest to deliver a chic, floral infused edit. Cut in soft feminine shapes and painted in saccharine shades, look to ladylike separates, candied pastels and garden variety graphics for this upper-crust get-up. But it’s not all super serious sophistication; add a little fun to the prim parade with conversational prints and unexpected fabrics…

We’ve taken some of our favourite pieces from the Vanity Fair lookbook and styled four gorgeous outfits to see you from spring soiree to high tea!

Sundae girl

In a palette good enough to eat, this ice cream coloured collection gives the ol’ pencil skirt and smart shirt combo a sweet shakeup. A stylish evening look, pair this statement set with a blazer and switch your clutch for a grown up tote for work-worthy in a flash.

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Style Dilemmas

Every now and then, we all find ourselves in a bit of a sticky style spot; those days where you can’t make head nor tail of the latest trend, you’re in a panic over what to wear for that party, and your wardrobe just isn’t making any sense. We’ve made it our mission to solve those tricky style dilemmas so you can enjoy doing what you do best: looking and feeling utterly fabulous…

Style Dilemma No. 1

I can’t afford a brand new wardrobe for spring; what three essential items should I invest in to stay stylish through the new season?

To make a fashionable impact without stretching the purse strings, look to a couple of classic spring pieces and throw in a directional trend for good measure. With spring weather typically difficult to predict, a versatile cover-up should be your first port of call. Make it a mac and you’ve got yourself a timeless, light and oh-so chic coat that will see you through what’s left of winter and well into spring in style.

Next up, your precious pennies will be well spent on another spring favourite: florals. While flower prints can be found growing all over trousers, shirts and tees, the piece you’ll get the most wear out of is a floral dress. Simply style with flats and a blazer in the day and switch to heels and glam accessories come nightfall. It’s the perfect piece to see you through the transitional weeks too; tights on for wintery days, tights off come summer!

For your final piece, inject a little high fashion into your new season wardrobe with the couture doll trend. Inspired by the pretty, candy-coloured looks of the SS14 catwalk, a sweet separate in the shape of a light blouse will earn you some serious style points.

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Wardrobe Hero: The Parka

Spring is more than just a speck on the horizon and that means a shift from miserable winter downpours to…errr…slightly less miserable April showers. For a cover-up that will see you through the warmer part of winter, those pesky spring showers AND onto cool summer nights, look no further than the trusty parka…

Rooted in the swinging ‘60s, the classic parka takes on a thicker, fur-trimmed guise throughout Autumn/Winter but strips back the insulation for a lighter, showerproof look come spring. It’s the latter that we’ve crowned this week’s worthy Wardrobe Hero, thanks to its smooth combination of practicality, versatility and style. Unquestionably casual, this is a coat that works best thrown over laidback separates but, with a few clever choices, can work wonderfully with a slightly more dressed-up look. We’ve taken a parka jacket from our SS14 collection and (using each of the colour options available) created three very different but very gorgeous looks…

Wear me…when it’s chilly

When it’s time to say a fond farewell to your winter coat, you can rely on the parka to provide warmth, protection from light showers and some serious style points. We’ve paired this parka with a fluffy knit and snood to keep you toasty, while the bucket bag and brogues add a dash of androgynous flair.

Wardrobe Hero: The Parka

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2014 Style Gazing

While we can’t tell you what the weather will be doing next week (though we’ll take a wild guess at rain), we can predict the fab fashions that we’ll all be wearing next season. So join us as we gaze into the not-too-distant-future and forecast what 2014’s wardrobe will look like…

Along with slightly more hair-friendly weather (please!), our crystal ball tells us that spring will bring some very exciting new trends, one or two fresh takes on last year’s looks, and a sprinkling of seasonal style favourites (we’re looking at you, florals). First up…

Burberry Prorsum SS14

Hello, dolly!

‘50s femininity takes the reigns with this soft, sugary trend in sweet sorbet shades. Saccharine from the outset, this look is not without its sex appeal thanks to form flaunting lines.

Pick from the pastel palette, choose shapes that follow your curves and anchor the look with key denim pieces.

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Win £100 Joe Browns in our Spring Pin Competition

Even though it may not feel like spring has sprung just yet, here at the Simply Be office we’ve got that spring feeling and more importantly £100 worth of fabulous Joe Browns fashion to give away!  After all Easter is just around the corner and we’d like to celebrate with a themed Pinterest competition.

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Win £50 to spend online at Simply Be

Are you ready for a spring time competition ladies? It may still be cold but it’s March already and Easter is upon us, so we’re definitely in need of a pick-me-up!

It couldn’t be easier to enter, simply watch this behind the scenes video of our very latest spring summer tv advert, answer our question below and you could WIN yourself a fabulous £50 treat to spend online at Simply Be – what better way to step into spring! ;)

Featuring our three gorgeous Simply Be models Candice, Wendy and Justine we see just what’s goes on, off camera as they film the summer advert in freezing cold January. Watch the video carefully…

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