The quilted jacket will be your new best friend with Autumn just around the corner. So easy to wear, and offering style and warmth with no comprise, the quilted jacket is great whatever you throw it over.
We’ve come up with 2 top-to-toe looks that will work brilliantly with the Evans Black Quilted Jacket, whether you’re going for a stroll in the park, picking up the kids from school or having a girls day out and need to dress to impress.
How would you wear the Evans Black Quilted Jacket?
Only 5 days to go until the launch of Clements Ribeiro for Evans ‘Swan’ AW 2012. We’re so excited for the launch of the second designer collaboration between Clements Ribeiro and Evans, and with only 5 days to go you too can view the collection and choose your new coveted piece that will become the focal point of your very stylish AW wardrobe.
Click here for all the latest Clements Ribeiro for Evans ‘Swan’ AW 2012 news or to play the Mystic Square game, and to see a behind the scenes sneak peek at the afternoon tea we had with our favourite plus size bloggers click here.
What will you be buying?
Yesterday afternoon we hosted an afternoon tea at Evans HQ for some of our favourite bloggers to come in and get a sneak peek at our AW 2012 Clements Ribeiro for Evans ‘Swan’ collection and have a dress up session to try on their favourite pieces from the collection.
The most popular items during the day were the Adele dress, the toggle coat, the 1920s inspired flapper dress, the matching oversized top and pant suit (worn as a jumpsuit!) and all of the knitwear. We’re happy to say that everyone seemed to love the collection and we loved hearing what the plus size fashion experts verdict was on the collection. The prints were a big talking point, with everyone having a favourite.
The wait is almost over and the AW 2012 Clements Ribeiro for Evans ‘Swan’ collection will be available online at Evans.co.uk and in store very soon. Sizes range from 14-32 and prices start from £15 - £125.
What piece has caught your eye and is going on the wishlist?
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been nominated for 2 awards at the Company Fashion Awards 2012. We’ve been nominated for the Best Plus Size Collection and Best Fashion Retailer, and we’d be very grateful if you’d vote for us.
We hope you agree with the categories we’ve been nominated for, and if you vote you will be entered into a draw to win a VIP shopping trip to London worth £1,500 with Company!
Lots of people are refusing to let the unpredictable British weather get them down, and sales of last minute holidays have shot up, meaning one thing - it’s time to sort out your last minute holiday wardrobe.
The Evans Holiday Shop has absolutely everything you’d need for a blissful week in the sun or a last minute city break. We’ve got maxi dresses that will last you all holiday (as well as see your from day to night!), linen trousers that will have you looking chic and keep cool, and footwear and accessories that will work on holiday and when you’re back home.
What are your 5 key holiday items? These are the 5 items that are packed in our holiday suitcase!
Coloured jeans have been a top trend for Summer and are set to stay all through Autumn and Winter. But we’ll be moving away from the candy shades of Summer and looking to luxurious jewel and berry bursts, mixed with mink and neutral colours.
To make this look work for you and make a bold statement, add in other colours and prints to make your berry coloured jeans pop. Toughen up a this floral shirt with these double zip ankle boots. They have a low heel that makes them wearable and fashionable. This look will work well on all body shapes, but Busty and Apple could wear the shirt slightly or completely undone with a t-shirt or vest underneath to elongate their shapes.
For another take on coloured jeans, wear a colour head to toe. Start with your mink coloured jeans and add in the same tones, with a natrual coloured top and mink grey shoes. The embellishment on the shoes and top will lift the look and stop it looking flat.
How do you wear your colured jeans?
A little black dress is an essential in everyone’s wardrobe and is often the item we go for if we need an outfit that’s a classic, gives you confidence and looks chic and stylish.
If you need something to wear to a formal event, try a long and elegant maxi dress with embellishment. The Evans Embellished Maxi Dress is great for pears and hourglass shapes, with the embellished panel under the bust drawing the eye up and creating focus there.
For a glam look on a night out or for a smart/casual event, we love Ice Blossom. The Ice Blossom Embellished Maxi Dress (left) has a dipped hem and an empire waist, which will look great on all body shapes. The embellishment on the waist will create gorgeous curves. If you prefer sleeves, the Ice Blossom Embellished Shift Dress is gorgeous, and the sheer sleeves and embellished neckline make this dress on trend and super stylish.
Finish the look with some gorgeous heels. We love the Evans Silver Glitter Court Shoes, which adds an extra special touch to your look. If you want to keep your look chic and black, the patent bow court shoes will look fantastic.
Click here to shop all black dresses at Evans.
In order to make your shopping experience better than ever, we’ve decided to open a brand new flagship store at a new location on Oxford Street. We hope you’ve had some great shopping trips at our current Marble Arch store, but we guarantee you’ll love our new home too.
To make all the fantastic changes we’re planning on making and to re-vamp the new store, we’ll be closing our current Marble Arch location this Friday 10th August.
Your new store will be opening in September at 529-533 Oxford Street (which is just a hop, skip and a jump across the road from the current store), and alongside great shopping and a huge selection of the latest styles from Evans, there’ll be a grand opening event, exclusive interviews and lots of other great treats. To be in the know and keep up to date with the launch make sure you’re signed up to our email newsletter and join our social communities on facebook, twitter and Google+. There’s a special hashtag you can follow on twitter and Google+ to keep up to date with all the latest news and launch dates, so use #EvansMarbleArch whenever you’re talking about or looking for information about our brand new store.
If you’re wondering where to shop at Evans in the meantime, head to the ground floor of BHS at 252-258 Oxford Street, Evans White City at Westfield Shopping Centre or find our other London stores with our online store finder at Evans.co.uk, which is also where you’ll also find our biggest collection.
Shake off your formal style and start again with our favourite formal wear pieces and smarten up your wardrobe. It won’t take much to inject some smart tailoring, snappy colours and striking prints and give your wardrobe a sleek, pulled together look.
Whether you need to make an impression at work and capture that ‘back to school’ feeling, dress up for a formal occasion, or just feel it’s time for a style change, we’ve got a great range of tops, tunics, dresses, shirts, trousers and shoes that will be the perfect addition to your formal wardrobe.
And now you can get £10 off when you spend £40 or more in our formal wear section.
What’s your favourite formal outfit?
To make the most of our fantastic shape advisors we’ve decided to share their style and shape advice. The Evans store advisors are always on hand to offer great style advice, free fitting and measuring services and tailored shape advice, so to make sure all our customers benefit from their fantastic knowledge and advice we decided to start ‘Evans Store Style Spotlight’.
Focusing on a team member from an Evans store we’ll find out all about them, their top tips for Shape and the Evans store they work in. For our next installment of ‘Evans Store Style Spotlight’ we’ve gone to the Evans Leeds White Rose store to chat to Wendy Liversidge.
Name: Wendy Liversidge
Dress Size: 18-20
Evans Store Location: EV0477 Leeds White Rose
Role: Shape Advisor
How would you describe your style?
My style is more dress up than dress down. I like to feel comfortable in my clothes and proud of what Im wearing. I have a girlie style, lots of dresses in pretty colours. I also ensure I always accessorise with matching jewellery and accessories.
Would you say you are a confident dresser?
I would consider myself as a confident dresser. I know what I like as soon as I see it. I feel that because I know my body shape I know what styles are best for me and will look good so this makes me feel more confident.
What body shape are you and how do you dress for your shape?
My body shape is a pear. I wear tops and dresses that come in under the bust and tapper or flare out to cover my hips and bum. I also wear wide leg linens or trousers as I am bottom heavy and feel comfortable in them. I wear printed tops to draw the eye up and balance out my body.
Who are your style icons? Why?
Sarah Jessica Parker is one of my style icons. She always looks fabulous whether shes on Sex And The City, on the red carpet, or snapped in Heat magazine buying a coffee. I love her style, she always looks very elegant and feminine. I always love what she wears.
Where do you find style inspiration?
A lot of my style inspiration comes from the people around me as a lot of the girls I work with are young they tend to be very on trend. I also like a good magazine for style advice and tips - and also for the juicy celeb gossip!
Are you more of a trip to the high street or shop online girl?
I love the high street. I always look at the window displays being going in stores. I do look online but I like to see the material and features and benefits of the garment before I purchase.
Do you follow any magazines or blogs?
I do love a good magazine, the one I buy the most is Look magazine for the fashion and beauty tips. I also like to keep up to date with the Evans Blog to see what the latest styles are and also to see what the brand has been up to.
If you could give one piece of style advice to women, what would it be?
Dress for your shape. Once you put clothes on that fit you in the right places it will boost your confidence and you will feel fantastic. If its for a special occasion try stepping out of your comfort zone - even if its just trying different styles on, its good to experiment with fashion.
What is your favourite fashion piece?
My favourite fashion piece has to be my denim jacket. It goes with anything. Whether you have a light/medium/dark wash, regular or cropped length, the denim jacket is a timeless classic that can be worn with just about anything.
Are there any beauty secrets you can share with us?
I have used Olay moisturiser for years on my hands and face and it keeps my skin really smooth and the wrinkles away. Also, smile! It prevents frown lines and makes you instantly more attractive to people.
What is your must-have item from Evans this season?
My must have item is the bolero cardigan. I always ensure I have a bolero in my wardrobe to throw on with my maxi dresses. I especially like the sparkly boleros we have in at the minute for when I go out at night - a girls got to have a bit of bling!
What is your role at Evans?
I am a shape advisor at Evans. I offer customers styling advice and assistance. I always try and find out what customers are looking for on their shopping trip and ensure I meet these needs. I always make sure customers are happy with their purchase and feel/look good in what they have bought. When a customer leaves the store feeling happy - I feel happy.
What do you like about working at Evans?
I love working in retail and being face to face with customers - working for the Evans brand is a bonus. Sharing a shopping experience with a customer who is looking for an outfit for a special occasion and finding them one they love and want to wear is priceless! Also I have a fabulous team around me who I use for support and we bounce ideas off each other.
So if you want to know more, you can go and see Laura at our Metrocentre Gateshead store, where she’ll be happy to advise you on all things shape and style - she’d love to meet you. Click here for more shape advice at Evans.co.uk.