We just can’t get enough of superstar blogger Nadia Aboulhosn‘s chic take of street style, especially how she finishes her look with standout accessories and adds her unique NYC attitude to all her outfits.
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In time to refresh your style for summer, we’ve asked Nadia to pick her favourite pieces of Evans jewellery for Style for Your Shape Studio and show us how she’ll be wearing it! Read her interview below, including top confidence tips and what jewellery to invest in this season.
What are your style rules?
My style rules are that there are no rules. Wear what you love and what makes you feel good.
What’s your body shape and how do you style it?
My body is pear shape and I style it depending on my mood that day. I could feel like wearing something form fitting with heels one day and then jeans with sneakers the next.
What are the big trends for SS14 and how would you style them?
Big trends for SS14 would have to be drop earrings and gold pieces. I would style gold jewellery with all black or all white outfits. Drop earrings look good with your hair both up and down. So I would style them both ways.
What is your favourite piece from Evans for SS14?
Rings are my favourite accessories. I’m in love with the gold and rose gold midi rings. My second favourite piece is the long thin silver chain as this can be styled with anything.
How do you dress up a simple outfit with jewellery?
I love layering necklaces with a really simple outfit (like the all black one I wore getting out of the cab) to really make a statement. It’s fun to experiment with layering especially for night time looks.
What tips can you give to boost confidence?
Focus on what you like about yourself instead of what you don’t like. So many people are stuck on the negative that they can’t acknowledge the great things about themselves because they’re so fixated on what they don’t like. You define what beauty is, not someone else. Keep a positive mind.
Shop Nadia’s Jewellery Edit > Evans.co.uk/Nadia
We’re thrilled to announce that the next Style for Your Shape Studio fashion expert is Brix Smith Start!
As a fashion pioneer bringing great style and fashion to real women, Brix Smith-Start knows fashion inside out. Whether she’s helping women look and feel fantastic via her many TV shows, styling sessions or at her London boutique she knows what will fit your lifestyle and style.
Brix’s fabulous personal style is a mix of classic yet bold designer pieces and her vivacious personality brings a sense of fun to fashion. Following Brix’s tips and advice you don’t need to fear the latest trends as she shows you easy ways to update your wardrobe for SS14.
Join Brix as she shares her style secrets, how to dress with confidence, how to wear colour and perfect your style for your shape!
Have you been watching our new video series, Style for Your Shape Studio?
Join us as we share how to make this seasons latest trends and must-have items work for your shape. We’ve teamed up with a fabulous selection of familiar celebrity faces, top bloggers, models, fashion editors – including America’s Next Top Model only plus size winner Whitney Thompson and Gok’s Fashion Fix co-host Brix Smith-Start – to bring you regular video updates of how to style this seasons looks and answer your style dilemas.
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Keep posted for regular video updates from all our fashion experts, including our very own in store Evans Shape Specialists and last but definitely not least-you, our most stylish and fabulous customers!
Watch Margie Ashcroft, from Lucky Magazine, and see how to wear SS14 trends>>
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We’ve been busy browsing some of our favourite plus size bloggers and indulging in some virtual street style at Evans HQ today. There’s nothing more inspiring than catching up with our readers, customers and bloggers and seeing how they style the latest pieces from Evans.
Callie, the blogger behind ‘From the Corner of the Curve‘, shows us her winter style in this stunning monochrome check print square top teamed with a chic black coat and heeled boots. This pop of cobalt blue gives this winter looks a gorgeous lift and the check print is on-trend for the season.
We’re just dotty about this Scarlett & Jo prom dress on Hanna from ‘The Wardrobe Challenge’ and we love the simple styling which takes this from a pretty party dress to retro-inspired day wear. The denim jacket and ankle boots create a laid back look that will work on all shapes.
If you’re lucky enough to be in a sunnier location, rather than the rain and wind we’ve been treated to, like Gaelle from The Curvy and Curly Closet then this COLLECTION teal landscape print dress is just perfect. The statement print is enough to make this outfit fabulous, so Gaelle has gone for simple accessories, including those gorgeous cat-eye shades!
If you want to be featured in Spotted for Evans, just upload your outfit picture to the Evans facebook page, tweet us or instagram us at @evansclothing with the hashtag #SpottedInEvans and your style could be featured on the Evans blog.
We’ve only just recovered from the holiday party extravaganza and those pesky ‘final’ turkey sandwiches, but before you know it, it’s already time to sparkle and step out in true style for New Year’s Eve, the last hurrah of 2013…
Cobalt blue has truly stolen our hearts for the season: if you prefer a cool separates look for a laidback kinda New Year’s, we love this Blue Diamante Cape Top (£32) paired with Black Coated Straight Leg Jeans (£29.50) for a show stopping party-ready look. Add the Blue Angular Court Heels (£29.50) – our go-to for not too high yet oh so chic heels.
A girl can never have too many Little Black Dresses. To see the year off in perfect statement style, we’re recommending the Scarlett & Jo Black 2-In-1 Peplum Dress (£45). Peplum dresses are the ideal choice to create a gorgeous Hourglass silhouette and to enhance your figure, whichever shape you are. With a feminine and alluring lace insert detail, we’re going to be pairing ours with a Black Sequin Wrap (£35) and the Patent Black Angular Court Heels (£29.50) that give off just the right amount of elegant ooze with a comfy mid-heel look.
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(Blue Diamante Cape Top, £32;
Black Coated Straight Leg Jeans, £29.50;
Blue Angular Court Heels, £29.50;
Scarlett & Jo Black 2-In-1 Peplum Dress, £45;
Black Sequin Wrap, £35;
Patent Black Angular Court Heels, £29.50.)
Find your perfect seasonal show stopper with our guide to Christmas Day and Boxing Day outfits.
Effortlessly chic, a stylish dress is ideal for Christmas Day. Bringing elegance and practicality together, we’re styling the Ice Blossom Black Embroidered Shift Dress (£55) with Black Leggings (£12) and an embellished ballerina pump (£27). Perfect for turkey-allowing and to look extra festive for the big 2-5.
Keep it fun and comfortable with a cute Black Lip Motif Embellished Jumper (£37), our hallmark Washed Black Soft Touch Jeans (£35) and a low block heel court heel. Perfect for a relaxed Christmas Day look.
Are you opting for a cosy or chic Christmas this year? Or perhaps a mixture of both?
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In the mean time, we’re talking all things well clothed by styling up our newest hero coat – the Red Twill Swing Coat (£59.50). Perfectly designed to provide extra warmth and up the style points of your winter outfits, the swing style coat is our favourite. The coat gives a little kick of Sixties’ kitsch whilst accentuating and enhancing every shape.
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Make party wear work for you with our edit of carefully styled outfits for every occasion. Whether you’re headed for a quiet girls’ evening, the annual work party or another invitation, you can’t go wrong with our handpicked looks.
Cocktails with the girls
Layer this pretty embellished Sorrento dress with an on trend jacket and glitter heels. We adore the delicate details, subtle sparkle and elegant V-neckline, perfect for a few cocktails with the girls. Top it off with a toughened up biker jacket and glitter low block heels for style led charm.
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Work Christmas party
This gorgeous top looks perfect with black trousers for a night out or with denim for the weekend. We’re huge fans of separates for a more bespoke look, and this look is perfect for Busty and Apple shapes. We’ve also introduced our new matching heel-and-clutches, ideal for perfecting an outfit for your work parties.
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“Champagne & Canapes”
When it’s time to ‘wow’, team this glamorous Scarlett & Jo maxi with plenty of sparkle. When champagne is on the cards, it’s time to go dramatic with the embellished velvet maxi. It even has a stunning side split hem and, paired with pewter heels, is key to evening essential looks.
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When it comes to party wear and occasions, Melissa McCarthy just gets it right every time. From premieres to flashy parties, we love her style and are getting ready for the festive season with another oh-so-stylish look from the lady herself.
Inspired by this snap from the red carpet for her newest film ‘The Heat’, also starring Sandra Bullock, we adore the flashes of sparkle, coated jeans and matching heels.
Our Black Animal Print Coated Jeans (£35) are the style staple of the season: printed jeans are the ideal choice to fit and flatter every shape – especially perfect for defining the Apple shape, just like Melissa. We team ours with the Grey Metallic Animal Print Top (£35) which has subtle metallic detailing, and finish off wiith Metallic Pewter Angular Heels (£29.50). The new heel shape is so on trend for the season and is ultra comfortable too, ticking all of our style boxes.
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Are you a fan of Melissa’s style? What are you planning on wearing this party season?
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With Halloween around the corner, party invites flocking in and festive fancies filling up the diary, we thought we’d bring you an edit of our must-have plus size partywear, perfect for your shape. Purple continues to reign for the season, so here’s three ways to slip the trend into your partywear looks…
Perfect for the Apple
Separates are your go-to for a bespoke gorgeous look this party season. Apples can balance their shape with the Purple Diamante Top (£37), a beautiful statement choice flecked with sparkly diamante accents. Long sheer sleeves add a little allure whilst keeping your arms covered. Streamline your bottom half to balance the flowy layers with the Black Tailored Pencil Skirt (£22) and add a stunning heel to show off your shapely legs Purple Colourblock Flared Heels (£35).
Perfect for the Busty and Hourglass
Hourglass shapes – the Scarlett & Jo Purple 2-In-1 Peplum Dress (£45) was made for you. We adore the delicate floral lace insert at the neckline and subtle peplum detail at the waist. Add Black Wedge Ankle Boots (£39.50) to lift your height and pair with the Pamela Mann Black Fishnet Tights (£6) for a pop of extra detailing.
Perfect for the Pear
We’re in LOVE with the Live Unlimited Purple Cold Shoulder Dress with Silver Necklace (£60). The plus size dress has a gorgeous chiffon layer and cut-out shoulders for some extra festive flair. The matching beaded necklace will draw attention up – simply pair with Black Super Slim Leg Trousers (£29.50) and Black Glitter Mix Ankle Boots (£45).
Which look will you be rocking this season?