Make a Statement this New Years Eve

Want to stand out at that New Year’s Eve party? The right outfit is the way to do it.

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Sequin Statement

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!

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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.

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Blue sequin dress


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Silver sequin dress

Jumpsuit

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!

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Black jumpsuit Styled with a pop of colour

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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.

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Gold Sequin

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Gold Sequin Backless Dress

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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!

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Little Back Lace Dress


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Little black Dress

Shimmer Jacket

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.

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Pop in to Love Niche Studio to browse these and many more to welcome the New Year in a Glamorous Style.

Love Team Niche

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Images Credit- Thanks to

Chris Ord 

 Hannah Todd 

Models- Jessica Broomfield 

Raminta Povilaitytė 

Hollie Scorer 

Bethel Nutter

Makeup – Kimberley Cattin 

Rhiannon Crowther 

Emma Louise Elliott

Love Niche Fashion Show Competition

Hello ladies!

In conjunction with our fashion show at Jesmond Dene House and with Mother’s day at the end of the month we thought it would be the perfect time to offer one lucky lady the chance to win a £500 Love Niche Makeover! The Makeover will include a 1 to 1 styling session with our very own stylist and designer Nisha Vedhara. She will help you to understand your body shape and skin tone, so you will know which seasonal shapes and colours will suit you best. Nisha will guide you in defining your own personal style and you will be gifted with an outfit of your choice, including accessories to match as part of your prize!

All you have to do to enter the competition is share our post on facebook and comment on it with the name of the person who you would like to nominate – whether it is your fabulous mum or relative, or even as a treat to yourself!

Winner will be chosen at random on Friday 28th March!

To claim the prize, the winner needs to be available for their makeover between Saturday 29th March-Tuesday 1st April and be willing to participate in an event taking place Wednesday 2nd April at Jesmond Dene House.

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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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

 

 

Trend of the week- SS14 silhouettes and shapes

Spring/Summer 14 is a season of beautiful shapes and silhouettes, in our opinion it is going to be a very feminine season ahead, and we love it! We have taken inspirations from many designers, not only using girly colours in our up and coming SS14 collection but also the cuts and shapes. We are loving the contrast between the feminine full skirted silhouette with cinched waist and the masculine tailoring.

DROPPED WAIST – The dropped waist dress has been quite a big hit on the runway this coming season, however it is going to be a “marmite” trend, you will either love it or hate it! Some designers have revamped the 1920’s style flapper dress such as Calvin Klein and Lanvin. Victoria Beckham has designed a gorgeous collection full of dropped hemline and cinched belted waist, very feminine chic! Roberto Cavalli has incorporated the dropped waist into the collection with stunning crochet lace maxi dresses, we adore! SS14 Dropped waist

FULL SKIRT – The full skirt is the most feminine shape of the season, this hourglass look is a must have of the season! The full skirt doesn’t have to just be below the knee, you can take inspiration from Saint Laurent and go for a fuller mini length dress! We are loving Peter Pilotto full skirted looks, with a slight dipped hem, these looks also tie into the boxy trend which is major this season with the stiff boxy fabricated crop tops. Christian Dior has designed gorgeous eye catching full skirted dresses. SS14 Full skirts

TAILORING – Tailoring is a strong look this season, but don’t just think stiff trouser suits! Tailoring is immaculately shown at Saint Laurent and Chanel with boyfriend coats and blazers teamed with skinny cut trousers. Peter Pilotto has shown a different side to tailoring with boxy overcoats and ruffled tailored skirts. Bermuda shorts are a huge trend this season, with many designers showing them in fashion week, we love Victoria Beckham’s take on Bermuda shorts. The Bermuda shorts also fit in with the relaxed tailored safari look which will be a must have style this SS14. SS14 tailoring

THE MAXI Every spring/summer the maxi makes a return on the runways, this season is no exception! Maxi skirts or maxi dresses, we urge you to introduce the maxi into your wardrobe this summer, we will be investing in bright bold printed maxi skirts for sure! Chanel showed us maxi skirts in crisp white and off the shoulder maxi dresses in tweed like fabric. We love Lanvin’s printed flowing maxi dress with thigh split. Christian Dior showed elegant pastel  high waist maxi skirts. SS14 MAXI

What styles will you be introducing into your wardrobe this season?!

Love team Niche xox

This weeks styling tip.

photo (25)The inverted triangle is a very common body shape these days, with more and more woman developing this shape. If you think you’re an inverted triangle this is the checklist; broad shoulders, narrow hips, generally slender limbs, fantastic legs (jealous much?!) and usually have great boobs too, but sizes can vary.

You are typically a very easy body shape to dress, you just want to aim to balance your shoulders with your hips. Our guidelines will help you to establish what shapes and cuts flatter you the most this season. First up dresses, this season is all about the glitz and the glamour! When picking out a dress go for a shift, something A-line or something which has heavy embellishment on the skirt as this will draw attention to your lower half balancing out your shoulders. This might come as a surprise to you, but we also think you look flawless in strapless tops and dresses. Strapless/bare shoulders are bang on trend this season, so if you haven’t already, give it a go! When picking tops you must think about the neckline. If you have a small chest you can pull off a polo neck and also those risky plunging V-necks, however if you are gifted with a fuller bust try and avoid a polo neck as it just doesn’t flatter your shape, instead try a shortened V-neck, an open collared shirt, a cowl neck or something scooped. Wrap tops are also a winner as they create a V and flatter almost every shape, they are also extremely versatile tops, wardrobe basics in fact.

Trousers…well we are extremely jealous of those pins for a start, but you can pull off, literally, any trouser/jean! Boyfriend fit, boot cut, flare, combat, palazzo, turn up hems, peg trousers, culottes, and this season must have jean shape the “mom” jean! Skinny or straight leg jeans will also show off those amazing legs but try and go for jeans that have embellished pockets as they will make you look like you have a bit of a bigger bottom, to balance out your top half! Coloured jeans will also give the illusion of your being more hourglass.

When picking your winter coat try and pick a longerline coat or one that ends at the crotch. A belted coat or jacket is also very flattering as it gives you more structure and definition. Boyfriend blazers, in our eyes are not the most flattering option for you, try a more tailored blazer, which ends at the hipbone or crotch and make sure it has hip pockets to widen your narrow hips, also tapered at your waist to give you more definition.

Again we have chosen some looks to show you how to dress your shape for this season. We have an evening dress outfit, a day time jumper dress, and if you don’t fancy showing off your gorgeous legs then we have a jumpsuit which you would look flawless in too…

First up is the daytime look; the printed jumper dress. One of the main reasons why this will look so good on you is to do with the neckline; a cowl neck will always be a great choice for you! With it being a/w its sometimes difficult to find a nice daytime dress to wear, so this jumper dress is a perfect solution, very versatile and on trend can be worn day through to night. The length of this dress is also very flattering, and it is slightly A-line so will balance out your shoulders even more. The colour combo of cobalt and black is bang on trend. Shown here for an evening look, but through the day team with some luxurious tights and some heeled boots, to toughen this look up add a biker jacket. For even more definition you can add a belt to nip in your waist.fayth in love niche cowl neck jumper dressOur second look is an evening dress for this glitz and glam season; the aztec sequin dress. This dress is for you inverted triangles with a smaller bust (ideally) as the neckline is quite high for you ladies with bigger boobs and could essentially make your chest/shoulders look larger. This dress works really well for an inverted triangle as all the detail is in the skirt of the dress, so this draws the eye to your lower body, balancing out your proportions. With the elasticated waistband it draws the eye in giving you more definition, you could also add a subtle black skinny belt if you wanted further definition. The sequin details on the skirt make it a gorgeous dress for a Saturday night out with girlfriends or for your Christmas party (the holidays are approaching fast!) Team with a clutch, and killer platform heels, and a coloured lip for a pop of colour we would suggest a berry shade or classic red. fayth in love niche sequin aztec print dressOur last look is again versatile and could be worn day through to night; the colour block jumpsuit. The tailoring of this jumpsuit is gorgeous, it’s got a V-neck zip and for you smaller busted ladies you can have it plunging as far as you like…! The wide straps will break up your shoulders and the straight legged trouser will also balance out your proportions. This look can go from day to evening as the drawstring dropped waist keeps this jumpsuit looking quite relaxed and effortless. For evening team with killer heels, and match your clutch to your lipstick, we suggest a deep mulberry shade! carrie in love niche colour block jumpsuitWhich is your favourite look for the interverted triangle?!

Love Team Niche xox

This week’s styling tip.

photo 1 (1)This is our second post in the body shape series, where we are focusing on the fabulous ‘Hourglass’ figure! The hourglass is classed at the ideal fantasy figure for a woman, with equal proportions, gorgeous curves, ample bust, slender waist yet still with hips, thigh and a good bum! This body shape might sound easy enough to style and think that with the good proportions they would suit everything, however it can actually be one of the most difficult shapes to dress right!

If you are an hourglass you may find that when you go into some stores, especially the higher end stores that it can be a challenge to find clothes that suit your shape, and this is because designers tend to make clothes for a straight up and down figure. If you like to wear luxurious clothes you will find it easier to shop in a luxury boutique/fashion studio.

This season every hourglass should have in her wardrobe; a fitted crisp white shirt ( the fitted shirt was made you!) a pencil skirt to show off those curves, either a wrap or an a-line skirt dress. Some killer jeans, steer away from a flare leg, however if you like bootcut jeans go for a dark wash and make sure they have large pockets on the bum. Straight/slim leg trousers and jeans work best for you as they show off your curves and legs, try to stay away from light wash jeans. The a-line skirt paired with a fitted top with flatter your figure to no end, wearing a dress or skirt with a slight peplum will also show off your curves however do not go over the top with the peplum as one with too much volume will just make your hips look larger than they are.

If you are a petite hourglass try and find slim trousers and jeans which are slightly high waisted as they will elongate your legs as well as drawing in your waist. Avoid clothes with no shape and definition as they will do nothing for your figure and if anything they will just make you look frumpy. Also avoid hip pockets as this will make you look disproportionate.

For the colder months when choosing your a/w coat, go for a coat which has a belt or a define waist, a mac is the ideal coat for you. Also try a cropped jacket/biker leather jacket (totally on trend!) by wearing a cropped jacket it will draw in your waist and show it off. Stay away from boxy jackets even if they are on trend this season!!

We have styled 3 outfits, 1 look with a pencil skirt, 1 with a dress and cropped fur and 1 trouser look, to show you how we would style your body shape during this season!

First we have a work wear look with a pencil skirt, which will hug your curves and show off your waist. This skirt is in a must have colour of the season; berry! We have teamed it with a fitted white shirt which has unique box pleat details around the neck and on the cuff of the sleeves. By adding one of our new belts that have just landed in the studio for A/W13 it has taken this look from day to night, finish this look off by adding a clutch, some heels and a berry lip.photo 1 (40)photo 3 (32)Next up is our autumnal dress look. This lightweight jumper dress is an extremely versatile piece to have in your wardrobe, you can dress it up or down, we have added a cropped berry fur bolero jacket which is gorgeous for your shape. We would finish this look with some earrings a slick ponytail and a heel. This dress has no waist definition so we have added a tan belt to draw in the waist to give more shape. Just because a dress has no definition at the waist does not mean that you can’t style it to suit your shape. photo 4 (28)photo 5 (18)Last is our trouser look. These casual trousers come in black, maroon, navy and a light brown and are perfect for hourglass and triangle shapes, they skim over the hips, are ever so slightly high waisted and are a straight cut so they don’t cling to your ankle. The faux leather waist band adds texture. We have dressed this look up slightly with a gorgeous black jumper which has beautiful embellished shoulders, everybody loves a bit of bling! Again to take this look to an evening we have added a clutch bag, also team with a heel, a red lip for a pop of colour and let your hair down. photo 2 (42)photo 3 (33)Which look do you like best?! Next week we will be doing a post for inverted triangles!

Love Team Niche xox