We wanted to unleash our inner style animal, so added a wild flair to inspire this new collection; Luxe Safari.
This classic print has been given a new and exciting twist by being paired with bright and zesty citrus and neon hues. This will bring your wardrobe into the new season with a bang! Leopard print is a timeless print that works for all occasions, casually teaming it with jeans, flats and a comfy coat, to dazzling the crowds with embellishments, heels and fabulous attitude! We’ve added block placement on jersey tops, which is great for Pear shapes as it will bring focus up to the top half of the body and also the larger print will broaden the bust, balancing your shape.
For Apple and Busty shapes, tapered trousers are a great way to tap into this trend as the print will focus the attention on the bottom half of your body and the tapered effect will also show off your legs. For a fun formal look you can also team these trousers with the matching jacket for a fashion forward coordinated look. If you’re an Hourglass shape, as you can easily add a waist belt to the jacket to highlight and define your waist.
We’ve added some surprise little details to delight and excite in this collection. Within the animal prints, there are small flecks of neon to add a sense of brightness to the print and to also add more interest as you walk. Our fun heart print top is a great example of this, with the monochrome pattern accented perfectly by the splashes of coral.
To brighten this collection and to bring it into the new season, we’ve added a sophisticated colour palette to tie in with the Luxe Safari theme. The subtle, delicate hue of coral we’ve gone for is great with animal print as it compliments that the contrasting print and bring a sense of delicateness. This colour will see you through to the summer, with many collections likely to feature this, helping you to stay one step ahead of the fashion crowd. Our other injection of colour comes in the form of neon brights. This is great for the new season as it helps wakes up your winter wardrobe, and can give a new lease of life to any outfit. Limes, yellow, orange and pink are the shades to look for as this works great with animal prints. We especially love the lime and orange drop shoulder cardigans as a new take on cover ups, as these give a relaxed, fun feel to any outfit.
What do you love from the Luxe Safari collection? Is it driving wild with excitement for your new season wardrobe? Let us know in the comments!
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>>
Watch Whitney Thompson’s Model Masterclass and learn how to pose for the perfect picture >>
Learn how to style the biker jacket and add some attitude to your wardrobe this autumn/winter. We adore the biker jacket for its’ versatile ways and effortless ability to up our style credentials.
To the pub Keep it casual with an animal print top and flat ankle boots to complement tough biker jackets. We adore the way it toughens up a girly, peplum-esque shape. Matched with Black Studded Cowboy Boots (£39.50), the outfit is perfect for impromptu pub evenings and a few casual drinks.
To work You could even pair a biker jacket with your work outfits. Offset girlish lace and bow details with our Black Diamond Quilted PU Jacket (£65) to offer comfort, warmth and style. The Black Glitter Bow Ballerina Pumps (£25) and classic trousers are instantly refreshed with a hint of biker chic.
For shopping with the girls Finally, shopping with the girls demands two things in an outfit 1) go get ‘em style, and 2) relaxed, comfy chic. After all, shopping requires maximum effort and focus. We adore the Grey Short Sleeve Skater Dress (£35) paired with sturdy Black Leather Military Biker Boots (£79.50). With a biker jacket on top, you’ll be perfectly cosy and on trend too.
So Friday’s here, payday is here – time to celebrate in style with our Friday night outfit picks. Whether you’re planning a catch-up meal with the girls or have a night out on the cards, we’ve got the perfect look up our sleeves…
Take style notes from the spring/summer’s Aztec trend with our Neon Yellow Trim Printed Top (£27). Pairing a gorgeous understated Aztec print on a chiffon base, we love the striking yellow trims that exude Alexander Wang’s NYC aesthetic. Tuck it into the Live Unlimited Black Hareem Trousers (£40) to showcase curves and a nipped-in waist, and finish the look with COLLECTION White Leather Sporty Flatforms (£39.50).
For something a little more feminine and a little dramatic, what is better than a maxi? Choose the Black Tube Maxi Skirt (£25), a figure-hugging and trend led number. Formed of a cosy layered jersey, it is extra comfortable with a high elastane blend. Tuck the Blue Feather Print Tunic (£37) in and add a stud effect belt, and complete your Friday night outfit with Black Band Block Heels (£32).
Get the look and go from day to night with our Blue Butterfly Contrast Maxi Dress (£49.50), new in this week.
For the day, pair it with our White Studded Toepost Leather Sandals (£35). Our sandals are created with both style and comfort in mind, combining a silver effect metal stud upper with cushioned soles. Whether popping out for a day of intense shopping, lazing around to catch the sun rays or for running errands, accessorise with our White Heart Stitch Cardigan (£29.50), boasting a notice-me knit and don’t forget a Tan Trim Cross Body Bag (£25) for practicality.
Switch over to the evening with a Black Lace Jacket (£45). Lightweight, stylish and oh so flattering, you can pop this in your bag and switch the cardigan out with no qualms. Add our Silver Sparkle Bead Earrings (£5), a simple drop choice and let your hair down for an evening bohemian feel. Finally, if you have time, switch the sandals up for a pair of Collection White Leather Sporty Flatforms (£39.50) – our summer must-have.
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Spring has crept up on us this year, amidst the infamous UK everlasting winter. With many a spring/summer event in our schedules, we’ve turned our hand to picking the best of the crop to bring you a guide to outfits for summer events…
Summer weddings are timeless, if not tricky to style for. With the summer wedding event, you’ll need to combat the heat as well as balance style and practicality. Cover up the shoulders for the more formal affair with this stunning Sorrento Stone Linen Crop Jacket. The boxy fit is great for Pear shapes, and looks amazing paired with the Live Unlimited Black Drape Detail Top for a touch of contrast.
Add a slice of colour – we’re celebrating a romance, after all – with the Sorrento Watercolour Print Skirt, a beautiful floor length choice with watercolour style colours and floral designs. For a more affordable alternative, try the Evans Black Lace Pencil Skirt at just £25. Complete the look with Evans Metallic Wedge Peeptoe Shoes for an extra few inches of height.
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As the weather begins to warm, the barbeque invitations, girls’ night out prompts and all round summer parties begin to grip our diaries. Not got enough time to put an outfit together for the weekend? We’ve got it covered.
The Scarlett & Jo Navy Embroidery Detail Dress is a do-all dress, great for every occasion from dinner dates to nights out. Style it with Evans Mink Peeptoe Slingback Sandals or a platform heel, or look on our Pinterest board for some more outfit inspiration.
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So you’ve booked two weeks in the sun, you’ve been dreaming about slipping your toes in the sand, and preparations are in full swing. Tuck this outfit in your suitcase for those warm and relaxing holiday evenings – we’re loving the Ice Blossom Grey Leopard Print Maxi Dress, new in this week at Evans. With an abstract animal print all over, this maxi dress also features ruched chiffon straps and looks great paired with Evans Stone Patent H-Bar Sandals for an understated look.
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Flatforms are the fashion Marmite of footwear. A midway point between flat sandals and ultra on-trend wedges, we think the flatform is a genius design – perfect for elevating your height without being uncomfortable. All of our footwear at Evans comes with added padding in the sole for extra comfort, and a longer, wider ankle strap for the best possible fit.
This week at Evans HQ, we’re welcoming blue skies and longer days with a look at how to wear flatforms for the spring/summer. Trust us, you’ll never look back.
Evans Black & White Weave Flatforms
Try wearing these black and white weave flatforms with a monochrome skater dress for great weekend chic. You could add a belt for an extra defined shape, and don’t forget to accessorise with this gorgeous cord and tube necklace too.
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Benji, West Yorkshire
“Love these shoes very comfortable and on trend for the season. These shoes can be dressed up or down. Haven’t worn them out door yet! Looking forward to it.”
Evans Red Ruffle Flatforms
Bright red is perfect for summer style – match these flatforms to ankle grazer jeans and a printed shirt for a retro, 50’s inspired look with a twist. After a long and chilly winter, it’s time to embrace the new season with both hands (or should we say feet?).
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“I brought these sandals as soon as they came online – I love anything red, and when they arrived, I wasn’t disappointed. They are a fantastic bright blood red, just as the picture shows, very comfy and stylish. Love them so much that I have just got them in black also. Well done Evans.”
Let us know how you’d style flatforms in the comments and over on Twitter.
Today at Evans HQ we’re mostly excited about upcoming holidays and the warmer weather which means that summer swimwear can finally come out to play.
We asked you over on Facebook recently to vote for your favourite styles and the swimdress came out on top, but we’re also loving vintage inspired shapes, retro prints and swimwear that’ll boost your confidence on the sand or by the pool.
Dive into Evans swimwear with a selection of kaftans, swimdresses, 50′s polka dot bikinis, monochrome prints and more. And don’t forget to finish your look with a kaftan and pretty summer sandals too!
There’s nothing quite like the perfect T-shirt. We wear ours to work, at the weekend, sometimes for that special night out, when running errands and even on holidays.
Our jersey essentials are all created in the softest cotton fabrics and cotton blend textures to ensure optimum comfort. Perfectly suited to every shape, the jersey T-shirt goes with everything and can be styled in so many ways. Case in point…
Last week we blogged about our favourite leisurewear looks. Jersey tops and comfy bottoms go hand in hand, but we love wearing our jersey tops with a little bit of lace. Try a Violet Cotton T-Shirt underneath this Black Lace Jacket for a subtle burst of colour, and add Blue High Waist Jeans for a weekend look.
On the other side of the spectrum, jersey for a night out is an inspired look. Whether it’s a night out with the ladies or a meal out, this Navy Broderie Pocket Top is perfect in understated dark hues with a gorgeous broderie lace pocket. We’ve teamed ours with this fabulous Rose Print Denim Skirt and cream peeptoe heels.
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