SS14 capsule wardrobe must haves.

With the weather greatly improving, we are packing away our winter clothes and dusting off our t-shirts and shorts ready for the summer months. So we thought it was time for a post about must haves for your SS14 capsule wardrobe.

Prints – Prints are a major trend this season, with everything from florals, spots, stripes, animal prints and novelty prints such as digital vintage cars and bicycles. In the studio, we are especially loving printed trousers, our favourite are these stunning snake print in blue. These trousers are definitely a statement piece, but they are extremely versatile and you can style them with many items! We have a gorgeous collection of printed trousers available in the studio, check out our website to see more of our collection. blue snake print trouser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If printed trousers are not for you, we also have a stunning collection of silk digital printed tops, in a range of colours, prints, and sleeve length. Our must have, however, is the gorgeous roses printed top with lace sleeves and back, this top is bang on trend with the floral print and the see through lace, we love this top for a casual day look, teamed with light wash jeans, or shorts during hotter months, and a chunky wedge heel! DSC_8340-copy DSC_8343-copyFor a statement evening dress, this Dolce & Gabbana inspired roman coin dress in emerald green is definitely a head turner! Keep hair either big and bouncy or in a top knot with a contrasting deep red lip for extra wow factor! dolce & gabanna inspired dressPastels – Pastels are huge this season, in every hue from candyfloss pink and baby blues to light tans and beige to all white looks. Pastels are one of our favourite trends here at the Love Niche studio, our favourite colour being light pink shades. We adore these lightweight soft suede material jackets with the waterfall front, they are very flattering and versatile. You can dress them up for an evening or a chic daytime look with ease. We love this all pink look for a late afternoon with girlfriends, the printed trousers are extremely flattering with a higher waist fit, the light pink vest keeps the look softer instead of bright white. Team with tan or nude accessories to keep the look fresh, try to avoid black as it can be too harsh against pastel outfits. DSC_8218-copy

Leather – During hotter months you wouldn’t expect leather to be a key texture to your capsule wardrobe, but we love it! When we say leather, we don’t mean heavy leather biker jackets. Leather has had a feminine overhaul, with lightweight leather jackets with waterfall fronts, or in pastel shades! In the studio this season we have a small collection of summer leather, including a stunning two piece pencil skirt (faux leather) and real soft leather waterfall front jacket with silver beading details. Team this two piece with a plain white vest to keep it fresh and light for spring, the perfect work wear outfit. You can also team this jacket with your classic little black dress for an evening look or white skinny jeans for a daytime look!biege ensombleDropped waist – The dropped waist style skirts and dresses are making a big come back this season, and we love this trend, it is very 1920’s chic! Our Love Niche dropped waist skirt has been very popular so far this season, it comes in either black or cherry red. It is very flattering as it hugs your curves in the right places. We love this skirt teamed with a blouse and one of our statement leather waist belts which cinch in your waist perfectly. These skirts are definitely going to be a big hit this season! peach top with black peplum skirt

To view more of our SS14 collection, please head over to the website http://www.love-niche.com

What trends will you be adding into your summer wardrobe?!

Love team Niche xox

 

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Love Niche SS14 Collection preview

Over the past few weeks we have been posting about SS14 trends, and have shown you images and inspiration pictures from the SS14 shows. The Love Niche SS14 collection has started to come into the studio, so we thought we would give you a little sneaky preview of what trends we will be introducing this season!

First we have this lightweight cotton twin set, perfect for summer, white is a must have colour during hotter months and the beautiful striped colour block in neutral tones is bang on trend, especially with the golden metallic tone. photo 1 (47)Yellow lime is a big colour this season, we have these gorgeous fine knits in the studio in either the vest (left) or cardigan (right). Metallic stitching and stud details on the vest top. These are perfect for layering and adding texture to summer looks. photo 4 (35)This beautiful white blouse is also combining major trends with the jewelled panel down the sleeves, the light fabric and slightly boxy silhouette, can easily be dressed up or down. A must have versatile piece in any wardrobe. photo 2 (49)photo 3 (39)This jacket is possibly our favourite piece in the entire collection. The super soft leather, the waterfall open front and the silver jewel bead details, just make for a beautiful summer leather! Available in tan and pastel pink! photo 5 (22)One of our favourite trends this season is pastel leather, and this amazingly soft lightweight leather oversized collar jacket is definitely on our wish list! Perfect for summer layering and again can easily be dressed up or down depending on occasion.photo 1 (46)Pastels and prints, what a perfect combo! This fine knit printed striped jumper is a must have for S/S, ideal for those breezy summer days with skinny jeans and jewelled flats! photo 4 (33)As well as pastels being a huge trends, bright neons are also a must have, especially during the summer months! This fine lace knit layered jumper is ideal for a summer look teamed with light wash jeans. photo 3 (41)Pastel blue is one of our favourite colours of this season, we love this light chiffon blouse with v-neck. We have this blouse in another 2 colours; white and pastel pink. Very versatile to be worn with many looks! photo 2 (51)This evening dress combines lace and cobalt blue perfectly! We absolutely adore it, ideal for a glam event! photo 1 (48)

What are your favourite trends this season?!

Love team Niche xox

SS14 earrings!

The new season is gradually starting to come in to the Love Niche Studio! Since the weather is still pretty gloomy and we can’t don our favourite S/S14 trends just yet, we have been looking for a way to introduce a bit of summer into our daily looks. Luckily, the new collection of Love Niche earrings has arrived! Everything from nude pastels, coloured stones, crystals and pearls!

We love these cream and gold disc earrings with pearl details. They could easily be worn day to night, for any occasion! For an evening look sleek your hair back off your face and let the earrings do the talking, wear with your favourite LBD and killer heels, add a red lip for extra wow factor! photo 1 (18)These stunning crescent moon earrings are perfect for an evening look! They will definitely make heads turn with the crystal and pearl details.  Either wear with a gorgeous dress or even try with leather trousers and a deep lipstick for more of an edgy glam look!photo 3 (13)We can’t get enough of these round turquoise stone earrings! They are ideal for adding a pop of colour during these gloomy months and will look stunning during summer with an all white look! To make the earrings pop even more try and wear with a clutch or heels the same colour. photo 2 (20)These unusual drop statement earrings are one of a kind. The coral stone is a gorgeous summer colour and looks stunning against the gold. The clear crystals give these earrings that extra wow factor and will definitely stand out against your LBD for an evening look! Again we would suggest to wear coral in other accessories such as your clutch, heels or a coral lipstick. You could also team with a coral blazer over your LBD to make the coral stone on the earrings pop and not get lost. photo 4 (10)

 

 

Which earrings are your favourite?!

Love team Niche xox

 

 

Love Niche How To – Winter scarves!

photo 5 (3)‘Tis the season to get wrapped up, so we are going to show you briefly how to get wrapped up this season, Love Niche style

Scarves are a must have accessory during the AW months! However winter scarves can be quite difficult to get right and it can be hard to find a winter scarf that isn’t a chunky cable knit! In the studio we have an eclectic range of scarves, which are all very unique! They are versatile and you can generally wear them all year round! 

(We have kept the outfit simple and all black so that you can see the scarf and how it has been worn!)

The Knot – This wool scarf is actually a chic novelty! It has a large tartan tiger printed on it, so when wearing this scarf we like to show off the tiger head! The best way we have found to show of detail, yet keep warm is to knot the scarf! (This style works really well when worn under a coat) The tartan print is a must have print of AW. This is quite a casual scarf, so we would suggest teaming it with jeans, either a plain blouse or jumper (to let the scarf stand out), then layered with your winter coat or even a fur! photo 1 (15)The neck wrap/drape – The Love Niche silk and fur pashmina scarves should be a signature accessory in any wardrobe! They are extremely versatile and we are still finding new ways of wearing them! However our favourites are the classics…the neck wrap or drape! When wearing your pashmina in these two ways, you are showing off the gorgeous unique prints and enjoying snuggling into the fur! As you can see Nisha has designed a wide contrasting collection this season with fun quirky prints and also stunning jewelled prints.photo 1 (14)photo 2 (17)If bold prints and colours just aren’t your thing, we also have a beautiful collection of silk embroidered pashminas. They are all very different, the one pictured below has been embellished with golden sequin flowers on each end of the scarf, so when draped you can see the detail front and back! They are perfect for adding a bit of glam to a fairly ordinary outfit! photo 4 (7)The body wrap – Pashminas are our favourite winter accessory, they are gorgeous as scarves and can also be used as beautiful wraps! The Love Niche signature silk pashmina is the perfect way to keep warm by covering up yet also looking super chic! Again, the fur will keep you warm, and the print certainly makes a statement! These are ideal when you’re looking for a little cover up on an evening out with friends, over your festive LBD! photo 3 (10)

 

How will you be wearing your scarves this winter?! 

Love team Niche xox

 

This week’s styling tip.

IMG_0335This is our first post in our body shape series; the pear shape. The pear shape is known as the classic womanly figure, however we don’t like to use the term pear shape as such. Pear shapes, as all other body shapes come in all sizes, so to stop confusion we like to class the ‘pear’ as a ‘triangle’ (nobody ever really enjoyed being compared to a fruit did they?)

The triangle body type is generally classified as having slender narrow shoulders, typically have a great bust and a slim waist (lucky you!) with your hips, bum and thighs being your largest part of your body.

It can be confusing dressing/styling a triangle shape as the contrast between the narrow shoulders and wider hip can be a difficult task to dress, however with our tips it should become easy and enjoyable.

As always with every season there are many styles and shapes which are the new must have shape to have in your wardrobe, however you need to evaluate your body and ask yourself “will i actually suit this trouser or skirt?” And most of all be honest with yourself! A triangle should try and avoid a straight up and down trouser that just falls from the hip as we feel this will just make your bottom half look bigger than it actually is (even if you are a very slim triangle!) So instead try and find a trouser like a peg leg trouser as an alternative to the skinny jean which will skim over your hips, wont cling to your legs but tapers in at your ankle which is the slimmest part of your leg, also try the combination of a bootcut flare jean with a wedge heel, this look is ideal for you as it makes your thighs look slimmer as the flared bottom is balancing your bottom half out, this means that your body will then look proportionate! For an evening or work trouser you should always go tailored and in a dark colour, and your jeans should never been a light wash, stick to stonewash and indigo jeans.

When trying to find the perfect dress, especially for the glitz and glamour season coming up, we recommend you try and find a dress which has shoulder pads, embellishment across the shoulders, or an off the shoulder dress. The bare shoulder look is huge this season is the perfect trend for you triangle ladies, embrace it!

Below we have chosen 3 of our favourite dresses we currently have in the studio to show you how we would dress a triangle shape.

First is this gorgeous striking emerald structured dress. This dress is a great dress for a triangle, as it has exaggerated shoulders to balance out your wider hips, the v neck is flattering for your bust and the belt is ideal as it shows off your slim waist by drawing the eye in. It skims over your larger hips and thighs instead of clinging which is another bonus. Teamed with some court shoes in a nude to elongate your legs and some statement earrings you are going to be turning heads.Green dress 1Green dress 2Our second look is a bit more daring, if you like bold prints and like to make a statement then this is the perfect dress for you! The mixed mono print of leopard and houndstooth is bang on trend this season, with both prints being a must have! This dress is extremely flattering even though it is a jersey fabric, with the wrap style knot detail it skims over stomach and hips. The v neckline is great again for the triangle as it balances out the narrow shoulders, and the buckle detail on the dress again draws your eye in to your small waist. Animal dress 1animal dress 2Our final look is a a more classic look, but with a twist (as always!) this faux matte leather dress is stunning in charcoal rather than black. Its a slim fit dress yet skims over the hips and doesn’t cling! The secret shoulder pads balance out the hips and the deep v neckline again is very flattering. The gunmetal studded waist detail acts like a belt and cinches in the middle to show off that slender waist. photo 3 (17)

 

Thank you for reading, follow us for more body shape posts coming up over the next week weeks, with next weeks being the hourglass shape.

Love Team Niche xox

OOTD; Berry is the new black…

photo (23)Is berry really the new black…well this season we think it should be! Berry hues are a must have during autumn/winter, they are warming, flattering for every skin tone and can actually be just as slimming as black! This baggy printed oversized jumper in mixed berry colours is the perfect dress to take you through the season. With bold shoulder details, the loose knit can be worn just as a dress for autumn or could be layered during winter. Teamed with Nisha’s to die for burgundy heeled boots and statement pendant necklace,  in our eyes this is a perfect autumn day look.

Is berry going to be your new ‘go to’ colour instead of black this season?!

Love Team Niche xox

This week’s styling tip.

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With the sudden change in weather last week we all realised that autumn was here! We have packed all our summer clothes away for another year and brought out the knits, furs and leathers.

Autumn is the perfect season for knits, you can wear a jumper or cardigan to keep warm without a coat. So this season the must have way to wear your knits is oversized. With a key trend being “borrowed from the boys” this season we should be thinking oversized, elbow patches, leather details, patchwork and large collars when buying new knits.

We have put together 3 looks for you to show you how we will be wearing our oversized knits, we have many styles/shapes/colours available in the studio to suit everyone.

First up we have this gorgeous heavy knitted oversized collar cardigan, we like to call it a coatigan, as it acts like a coat during the autumn. This is the perfect piece for layering, we have styled with a thin knit jumper in gorgeous warm colours. The skinny black trousers keep this look classic, however you could wear coloured jeans or add some texture with leather trousers. Simple silver jewellery finishes this look perfectly. photo 2 (38)photo 1 (37)Our second look is for those who like to wear colourful knits. Yellow is a surprisingly big colour this season, normally we associate yellow with spring/summer however it is brightening up our wardrobes this autumn! This oversized waterfall cardigan in patchwork is another gorgeous layering piece to add to any wardrobe which could be styled for day or night. We have styled it with a cream drape blouse (worn open in the photo) with a vest layered underneath, and staple black trousers which tie in with the black and grey colours on the knit.photo 4 (26)photo 3 (30)Our final look is more casual, we love the contrast between skinny leggings and the heavily oversized off the shoulder jumper. This jumper is so luxurious, it is super soft, mohair knits are the most wanted knits of the season. We have styled this look with a woolen scarf which has a tartan print (must have print of the season!) this scarf actually has a tiger printed on it, with the tiger being tartan, you can just make out his head & tail! The blue tartan also matches the dark rich blue leggings.photo 1 (38)photo 2 (39)Will you be wearing your knits oversized this autumn? …we hope so!

Love Team Niche xox

OOTD; Classic Cobalt

Image (11)Some days all you want to do is wear leggings…this doesn’t mean that style has to be sacrificed! Who said that comfort and style can’t be mixed?!

Nisha has teamed her leggings with a simple long black vest and one of the new style Love Niche studio cobalt loose blouses. These blouses are so gorgeous for every season, they are light enough for summer and can be layered in the colder autumn/winter months. They have a popper button so you can wear them open or closed and have a dipped hem. In this look Nisha has styled hers with some simple black mesh stiletto heels and gold jewellery (reindeer necklace available from Love Niche)

Blouse also available in cream as shown here in one of our previous OOTD posts.

How do you style your leggings?

Love Team Niche xox

OOTD; Clashing monochrome.

20130703-183707.jpgEven though we are thrilled that autumn is upon us, the past few days of summer have been glorious, today included! So to keep summer alive we have decided to wear some bright shades today to keep us in a fun loving mood. Monochrome is always a classic colour combo, you can never go wrong with classic black and white. We have put a twist on monochrome with this look and teamed clashing prints.

The striped top is light and airy, perfect for warmer days, and the yellow jacket ties in perfectly with the yellow waist band on the skirt! For those days you don’t want to bare all, 40 denier tights are ideal!

What are you wearing for these last days of summer?!

Love Team Niche xox

This weeks style tip!

photo 1It’s still holiday season and in the studio we always get asked how to create an evening capsule wardrobe while away on holiday, so here are some of our favourite looks we have pulled together.

Look 1; We have the Love Niche best sellerthe drape dipped hem blouse, its lightweight, comes in many colours, prints and can be worn lots of ways as it is easy to style. We have paired it with this gorgeous zebra print skirt, a simple pendant necklace and a sequin bag for a bit of glitz and glam!

photo 3photo 1Look 2 again with the drape top, this time we have styled it with must have killer white jeans! White jeans are a holiday must have, they have to be lightweight and fit perfectly. Jeans are the most versatile item anybody can have in their wardrobe, and white jeans are a MUST for any holiday! Again we accessorised with the simple black pendant necklace, but this time we added another colour with the blue chillis bag.

photo 3photo 2Look 3 is one of our favourite looks. Who said kaftans were just for daytime…we love layering open kaftans for an evening when it can get a little bit chilly! We have turned up the jeans to give this look a more relaxed feel, a simple white vest, the sheer bold print kaftan is quite boho chic, so we layered some Love Niche necklaces to style up this look. Paired with some killer wedges this is a fab evening look if you like to try something new, this is definitely a head turner.

photo 3photo 2Look 4, and the last look with white jeans. This is a classic take on the white jeans, paired with a split sleeve black top for a monochrome look. To stop this look being too conservative we accessorised with one of our statement Outhouse necklaces which is neon green to add a pop of colour, and the sequin bag again for a bit more glam!

photo 4photo 2The final look is another simple yet eye catching outfit! We have paired the zebra print skirt from look 1 and the black split sleeve top from look 4. We have let the skirt do all the talking and kept it simple, to make this look a bit edgy we added the amazing outhouse lion head collar style necklace (one of our faves!!!) To finish off this look just add some killer heels, tousled beach wavy hair and a pop of colour through lipstick!

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