Fashion Director Favourites with Shelly Vella

We invited Shelly Vella, fashion director of YOU magazine, to choose her favourite pieces from our AW19 collection. Full of bold prints, luxe fabrics and modern classics, you can explore Shelly’s selection here, and pick up expert styling tips that’ll take you effortlessly through the new season:

Classics (with a twist)

Look for timeless pieces that also feature the individuality we all seek in our clothes: good fabrics, clever cuts and pieces you genuinely fall in love with will last longer in your wardrobe and prove to be versatile buys. Take your weekend go-to: the classic blue jeans. By day, wear them with a cream blouse and geo print wrap-cardigan, paired with classic tan accessories to give the outfit a lift. When evening comes, dress the jeans up with this season’s key cocktail blouse: the pussy-bow, which looks fantastic with a metallic heel and matching metal earrings. To chase away the chill, layer over a timeless embroidered jacket.

In Colour

A hit of bright colour will update your wardrobe in seconds. A bold blazer wakes up darker neutrals – and looks gorgeous over an on-trend, hot pink pussy-bow blouse. Just add jeans to give it a classic edge. As for accessories, decorative hair clips are the new jewellery, and the embroidered, tasselled bag is a lightweight option and perfect to hold your purse, lippy and phone.

Powerful Prints

Yes! You can mix and clash your prints. Just keep your accessorising simple and have a black blazer on hand to take the look up a notch for evening ensembles. If you’d rather keep it simple, leopard print gets a thoroughly modern makeover with a bold new colour palette. Simply accessorise to match the dress’ tones, slouchy knee-high boots and a statement earring finish the look.

Luxe Leathers

Leather is a key trend for AW19 and the fluid midi skirt is a more flattering go-to than leather trousers. Add a boho twist with ankle boots and a wide-brim hat and a S.E.W embroidered blouse. 

Party Season

If you’re not feeling the party dress this season, then the jumpsuit could be your new best friend. This classic marries a flattering tweaked shoulder detail with a crop leg and contrast detail on the belt and shoulder. Alternatively, a glamorous shimmer blouse, the perfect tuxedo jacket and your go-to trousers will see you stylishly through the festive season.


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