No one loves a Kaftan more than us here at Love Niche. Since this silhouette is one of our all time favorite things to wear as soon as the temperature goes above 60 degrees, here are some of our styling tips on how to rock this timeless wardrobe staple for day or night.
Whether you’re going on beach, holiday a backyard barbecue or festival, our styling tips will carry you and your kaftan glamorously through this summer’s schedule of events.
Glamorous Party Kaftans
Kaftans are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing, meaning you can wear it for a variety of occasions. Kaftans are timeless, and are the perfect staple for taking you from beach to bar. Style it with wedges and some chunky jewellery.
Garden Party Kaftans
For daytime, team an embellished Kaftan with simple accessories, for example delicate diamond stud earrings and metallic silver or gold sandals flats for a more dressed down chic look. For an alternative look, wear your kaftan as a jacket over a simple jumpsuit.
To channel those boho vibes for the festival season, style denim shorts with a vibrant colour kaftan and some flat gladiator sandals.
Basking in the Sun Kaftans
Kaftans are the easiest yet most glamourous coverups when on holiday. With an array of colours and styles to chose from here at the studio, match your favourite bikini with one of our kaftans to look effortlessly cool whilst lounging by the pool this summer.
Head down to Love Niche Studio to see our Spring/Summer 2016 resort wear collection!
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As much as we love seeing new looks come down the runway season after season, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to wait months on end to actually get them into our wardrobes. The spring/summer 16 catwalks proved an interesting place to be – there were debuts a plenty from the likes of Massimo Giorgetti at Pucci, Peter Dundas at Roberto Cavalli and Arthur Arbesser at Iceberg. Well, it’s time we stopped waiting for warmer weather to roll around and started shopping this fashion month’s most popular trends — ASAP.
The slip dress is back and looking slinkier than ever, trimmed with scalloped lace at Celine, in 90s satin or see-thru chiffon at Saint Laurent, and layered over fine knits at Pucci. Nightwear as daywear, underwear as outerwear, these designers elevated luxury undies to proper garms. Most often worn with black tailoring for grounding.
The sexiest slice of skin to show for SS16, especially when accompanied by a halter-strap. Instead of straight across off-the-shoulder looks from this summer, this season we’re seeing more subtle peeks of the shoulder and uneven necklines in structured material, flawy dresses and denim. The trend for off-the-shoulder tops and voluminous sleeves showing no sign of abating.
With the theme of lightness and brightness creating a shine in the new season collections, it most comes in the form of these happy sunset tones or citrus brights. Orange is looking like the juiciest option for fashion forward ladies.
Some were big. Some were small. Some were structured. Some were free to be breezy. Some were head to toe. Some were but a fluttering trim. Whatever the scale or intentions of these SS16 frills they were, quite simply, EVERYWHERE.
Need to overhaul your look? Update your classic staples to get ahead of the fashion curve this year.
Rework Your Party Wardrobe:
Metallic hues were a popular choice for the SS16 shows, so if you have anything shiny left over from christmas then why not rework it for the new season? Simply spin a sparkly skirt or dress for daytime by teaming it with slouchy cable knits and flats.
Take on Tonal:
If you bought a chic suede jacket in run up to winter, then great news as you will no doubt be pleased to hear that the trend is sticking around for the next season. To make your suede outerwear appropriate for the coming season style it with similar colours for a head-to-toe tonal look. Add a 70’s floppy hat to finish this look off perfectly.
Dress up your Denim:
Denim has a new place in the style stakes for the up and coming season with providing us with a more polished look. Try dressing up a pair of dungarees or coloured jeans, with a blouse or shirt and a tailored blazer with some court shoes.
The glitzy event, hosted by Dermot O’Leary, is hailed as the biggest night of the year for British telly, and these glamorous stars certainly dressed to impress. From classy floor length gowns to some leg-baring minis and just about everything in-between, here is our BEST dressed from the NTA’s:
TOWIE’s Jess looks elegant but ultra cool by pairing this floor-sweeping gown with a chunky choker. She teamed a bold eye and nude lip combo with slick neat hair.
Nikki Sanderson, who showed off her famous curves in a figure-hugging patterned gown. The Hollyoaks beauty wore her auburn locks curled down one side while her burgundy nail varnish finished off the sexy look.
This Morning host Holly Willoughby showed off her gorgeous curves in this demure white frock, with her freshly cropped locks falling naturally around her shoulders.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge joined a host of stars who opted for black, with Amanda’s dress featuring a daring thigh split and sheer panelling. Amanda finished off the sexy look with flawless make-up, a no-fuss hairstyle and jewellery from one of her favourite lines, Saqqara Jewels.
Corrie beauty Catherine Tyldesley looked at home on the red carpet last night. Catherines striking lacy gown featured a sheer panel covering her chest, back and one arm.
These dresses are not just for the rich and famous, our bespoke tailoring service can you a dress inspired by those seen at the NTA’s last night!
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The Golden Globes are the first major red carpet event of 2016, and the stars have taken the opportunity to show off their most glamorous looks. From the moment Hollywood favourites arrived on the red carpet, we knew it was going to be a night full of flawless fashion. Read on too see our top 5 picks from the Golden Globes and all the gorgeous looks from your favourite nominees and who was wearing who!!
Jennifer Lawrence wore a red gown by Dior, which she accessorised with Chopard jewels. Her stomach-baring dress was one of the most popular looks for the evening.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a custom-made Atelier Versace gown. Rosie commanded attention in a gold sequinned dress with a low neckline.
Jennifer Lopez wore a gown by Giambattista Valli with Harry Winston diamond jewelley and Jimmy Choo heels.We love the silhouette with discreet detailing, such as the billowing sleeves and the leg slit.
Lady Gaga decided on a black customer Versace gown, a short blonde ‘do that screamed old-school Hollywood glamour.
Brie Larson who usually prefers a minimalist look, stepped up her style game in a beaded halter gown by Calvin Klein as she stepped out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday night. With sleek hair and bronzey makeup, the actress was absolutely glowing.
These dresses are not just for the Red Carpet, our bespoke tailoring service can you a dress inspired by those seen at the Golden Globes!
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It’s that time of year again when we reflect on the year we have had and look forward to the one ahead, setting ourselves goals and making resolutions. Love Niche would like to give you a stylish hand when it comes to next years wardrobe and point you in the right fashionable direction for 2016!
Here are a few useful hints, tips, tricks of the trade to make updating your 2016 style a little easier and keep you on track.
Its important to try not to buy anything this year that you will be sick of by next season. Be clever with your style, invest in pieces that feel special yet timeless, ones that you can and will wear over and over again. A classic white shirt always makes our Top 10 of wardrobe essentials. Pair with trousers, jeans or skirt and you will always look highly polished and sophisticated ensuring to keep the compliments coming.
Every year you will find yourself saying the same thing, ‘I am going to try to dress outside my comfort zone’. Since that doesn’t always works try the opposite for 2016. Sticking to what you love best and investing in your favorites. Revieve your wardrobe It’s time to wear those old favorites or finally let them go.
Plan a total closet overhaul in the new year that starts with editing out what your not going to wear again and identifying the basics missing from your wardrobe. You can find yourself reaching for the same five to six pieces over and over so introduce more variation. Aim to to get better about hanging up your clothes after each wear (instead of just throwing them on the floor—I know, I know—or stuffing them in a drawer), and coming up with a system that makes it easier to tell what you have each morning. This means you don’t get stuck wearing them same five pieces over and over again.
If your entire wardrobe consists of nothing but a palette of black, white and neutrals make your style goal for 2016 to inject some major colour into your look especially near the face. Refrain from wearing black all the time, it has the power to ‘drain’ ones appearance. Alternate with other colours that suit your skin tone.
Dont forget accessories complete any outfit! Nifty style add ons such as waist belts, detachable collars, oversized clutch bags, the more detailed the better. A chunky necklace or sparkle earrings can be a great talking point and a good distraction.
For more styling advice and tips on updating your 2016 style and wardrobe why not book an appointment with our friendly personal stylists at Love Niche for Tips on dressing for a Glamorous Newyear
Want to stand out at that New Year’s Eve party? The right outfit is the way to do it.
The best New Year’s Eve outfits are ones that don’t hold back on glamour or sparkle. This Season is the best excuse to dress up and the perfect reason to spend on a party dress. Here at Love Niche we have outfit inspiration for the occasion so you can avoid the nothing-to-wear, dress twin conundrum. Whether you’re gearing up for a big date with your significant other, hosting a party, or something in between, here are some ideas from the Love Niche Team to see in 2016 with style!
The best New Year’s Eve outfits take drama up a notch. When a little black dress just won’t do, step up the look and stand out in sequins. Movable embellishments including oversized sequins are perfect for dancing the night away. You can never go wrong with sequins on New Years Eve. Catch everyone’s eye in a sparkling number glitter ball worthy.
Blue sequin dress
Silver sequin dress
When you feel you have exhausted all your party dresses earlier in the season. Think outside the typical New Year’s Eve outfits box, and opt for a jumpsuit instead! The one-piece style is totally relevant, with several options to choose from. Whether it’s a sleek black version or a statement-making backless jump suit. Be ready to strike a stunning pose in your trouser piece when the clock strikes 12!
Black jumpsuit Styled with a pop of colour
Nothing says New Year’s Eve celebration like a sheet of solid sequins or beading. In sparkling gold, bring the glamour up a few notches with your New Year’s Eve outfit. The trick to keeping this look from getting too busy is to wear choice accessories: Minimal, tonal jewellery looks best with silver or gold! We love a pop of red on your lips ready to pout for a New years kiss.
Gold Sequin Backless Dress
If your not big on embellishments? New Year’s Eve outfits don’t have to sparkle to make a statement. A sexy little black dress is a fail-safe choice and a smart investment if you’re always looking at a packed social calendar. Keep it classic with a skinny belt and throw on a statement necklace and a chic faux-fur coat!
Little Back Lace Dress
Little black Dress
Planning a low-key dinner or a night in? Don’t completely ditch the sparkle! Try dressing up your favorite denim as for a New Year’s Eve outfit that’s equal parts glam and casual. A sequin top or jacket adds just enough sparkle. Keep accessories minimal for an effortless ensemble.
Pop in to Love Niche Studio to browse these and many more to welcome the New Year in a Glamorous Style.
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Models- Jessica Broomfield
Makeup – Kimberley Cattin
Emma Louise Elliott
Set sail into the new season, with a nod to the flawless Nautical style.
A simple formula of any nautical style outfit is the classic colour palette of pillar box red, crisp bright whites and smart Navy this will give your wardrobe a fresh new feel and can brighten up any dull winter day. This formula works for all ages and looks.
The classic striped garments, ropes and anchor details will reflect the sea and navel uniform an easy breezy style both work appropriate and off-duty hours essentials.
Love Niche New A/W 15 Paris collection reflects several Nautical trends with classic mix and match statement pieces. Making it simple for you to be on trend and stylish, you will not leave the Studio empty handed.
Touches of Fur have made a statement from the fashion runways in New York to our local High street.
Here at Love Niche we have received our brand new winter collection of silk pashminas, consisting of unique digital prints all in a range of striking colours and finished with a hint of rabbit fur. Our silk pashminas are the key ingredient to the recipe of wrapping up in style season after season.
The Pashmina will rapidly become your favourite accessory in your wardrobe now the weather is cooling down and winter fast approaching. They are the perfect statement item to keep your neck and shoulders warm, while a subtle way to conceal any unwanted flaws with adding a hint of elegance.
This piece is so versatile, taking you from day to night, can be be worn smart or casual ideal solution to add colour, luxury and a chic style to complete any outfit.
Here are a five examples of how to wear your pashmina:
1. The simple mirrored loop: Wrap one end of the scarf around your neck, leaving this end of the scarf draping down from your back.
2. The classic loop: Wrap the scarf around your neck ensuring the fur falls at the front to create a collar.
3. Belted Cover-up: Place the scarf over your shoulders, add a waist belt under the scarf from the back and fasten on top of the scarf at the front allowing the belt to be visual at the front only. This creates the effect of wearing a top or jacket.
4. The Kimono: Simply throw the scarf over your shoulders to make a simple outfit look a little more interesting
5. The shawl: Place one end of the scarf over the opposite shoulder to allow the fur pom poms to sit on one side, front and back
Pick up your passport and jet off in style – is there any other way to travel?!
The city break is the hardest venture to pack for; somehow a fashionista must squeeze into an overnight tote. Write laid back classic luxe into your holiday dress code. With classic tailored shorts and a simple white blouse topped with a smart blazer for the cool evening breeze. Team your outfit with a pair of glamorous flats instead of heels for exploring those tricky cobbled side streets.
The key thing you will need for an exotic island Vay-Cay is a statement swimsuit. Beat the heat in a Kaftan cover-up to ward off the sun in tropical prints or florals and palm trees.
Nothings says summer by the seaside like navy and white stripes. Give the classic pattern a new season spin by layering a statement crystal necklace and add your favourite wedges and top with a floppy sun hat for the full Riviera look.