We’ve set sail with the nautical look, the graphic trend has reigned, and now monochrome is here to settle into our seasonal wardrobe edit. A look that is usually somewhat reserved for the autumnal period, the style notes are all there in black and white for SS13, and it’s time to make the monochrome palette work for you.
Here’s the need-to-know on how to wear monochrome and how to keep it looking fresh and fun for the spring.
For Apple shapes, draw attention above the bust and below the hips. Something like this Evans Black and White Top is great for minimising your middle and balancing out your top half. The scoop neckline is a great detail to create a more streamlined shape too.
To complete the monochrome look, flatter your shapely legs with the Evans Black Zip Ankle Jeggings. These have a flat fronted waistband with gold zip details at the ankles, as well as a mini gold plaque on the reverse pocket. Add a pair of Evans Black Ruffle Flatforms for extra springtime style.
If you’re a Busty shape, this Evans Black & White Spot Dress is the perfect choice for you. Covered in an all-over polka dot, the fitted dress is perfect to inspire retro charm to your spring wardrobe. We love cinching the waist in with the Evans Gold Triangle Waist Belt too.
Accessories wise, keep things simple – the monochrome trend is all about minimalism and making a statement with two hues. We love these Evans Black Round Toe Ribbon Ballerina Pumps for a simple footwear choice. Add a Smooth Oval Stone Ring too.
Block colours are great for the monochrome trend but we love mixing things up with the Evans Mono Spot Print Hi Lo Dress. This fit and flare dress will make the most of your defined waist and keep your look on-trend for the spring. Throw this Evans White Tie Front Shrug on top and tie the front up for a block colour twist.
On-trend and effortlessly chic, this look is great for Pear shapes. Update a wardrobe essential with the Evans White Woven Hem Top and pair it with the Evans Multi Heart Cardigan – as seen on fashion blogger Georgina – to inspire a girly look this spring. We recommend our Evans Pear Black Bootcut Jeans to ensure a great fit too, easily dressed up for the evening or teamed with the Evans Dalmatian Print T-Bar Sandals for the daytime.
Shop our Monochrome Edit now.
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.
The British Summertime is just around the corner, and to celebrate the tinkering of sunrays (we wish), we’ve been busy launching a selection of stunning brand collections at Evans.
From fun and fearless fashion, to modern yet classic pieces, Evans is now home to a bespoke brand portfolio, selected especially to offer unique collections for the fuller figure.
Taking trends from the catwalk and giving style solutions for every occasion, we’re very proud to present Scarlett & Jo, Live Unlimited and Silk Shore.
Scarlett & Jo
Our debut Scarlett & Jo collection caused a flurry about the media with a fun, colourful and ultra flattering range of dresses, tunics, tops and leggings that promotes style confidence and shape solutions with a youthful edge. From the, now infamous, Side Panel Dress to the top rated Poppy Print Dress, Scarlett & Jo is a hallmark of fashion forward style at Evans with new styles being added every week.
Especially tailored for the modern woman with a multi-functional lifestyle, Live Unlimited is trend-led with exclusive prints that are ideal for every occasion. Combining curve conscious cuts with on-trend colour palettes and an extremely versatile range of dresses and tops, Live Unlimited is timeless, elegant and feminine. The XX is perfect for a girls’ night out, whilst pieces like the XX and XX are great for work.
Embodying the summer in one simple collection, Silk Shore is a brilliant display of casual, covetable styles that wouldn’t look out of place on a Californian beach. Relaxed and inspired by beachside looks, the Silk Shore range is full of pure cotton pieces with quirky shell and button accents, and fresh colours for the warmer months. The XX is a must have piece, as is the XX Denim Jacket.
This week sees the launch of Live Unlimited’s latest collection for Evans.
We’ve been excited to share the feminine tailored cuts and trend-led pieces with you since the sneak preview with our bloggers and national press at the Evans Shape Studio.
Here’s a round-up of some of our favourite pieces for SS13…
Live Unlimited Black Stripe Double Layer Tunic
When US fashion blogger Marie Denee wore this tunic at our Evans Shape Studio earlier in the year, our Facebook and Twitter community were immediately taken to grips by it. Fun and stylish with a monochrome stripe layer underneath, and a fabulous black chiffon overlay, we love pairing ours with a bright platform heel and an updo.
Live Unlimited Grey Sleeveless Cowl Neck Top
The Grey Sleeveless Cowl Neck Top is perfect for both evening and workwear looks. In a gorgeous subtle heather grey, this is perfect to team with straight leg jeans and a nude ballerina pump for summer style. Add a tailored jacket for work, or statement jewels for an evening with the ladies.
Live Unlimited Blue Printed Long Sleeve Top
Peacock and azure blue hues are the only colour to be seen in this season. We love this Blue Printed Long Sleeve Top with fluted sleeves and a stunning snakeskin inspired print all over – perfect with jeans for a casual look, or with bootcut trousers at work.
Live Unlimited Ivory Embellished Top
Light fresh hues are perfect for springtime occasions. A great alternative to fitted dresses, try teaming this Ivory Embellished Top with a skirt and a platform peeptoe heel for a stylish, separates look.
What are your favourite pieces from the Live Unlimited SS13 collection?
Inspired by our favourite #psbloggers, at Evans HQ, we’ve been very taken by the What We’re Wearing challenge. This week’s installment sees Carina and Nimet from the Marketing and eCommerce team tackle the spring footwear dilemma, taking us from day to night with their favourites from the latest footwear drop…
Shop Spring Footwear now.
See the last What We’re Wearing challenge here.
Fresh from our spring style line-up, we’ve been busy putting together some oh so covetable outfits for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Four glorious days of chocolate consumption, seeing friends and family, and potentially nursing a heavy head requires a fabulous selection of outfits, so we’re at hand to help with three new in looks…
The dip dye, ombre, two tone trend is here to stay and we can’t get enough of the Evans Purple Floral Dip Dye Sweat Top. Perfect for some downtime chic before the Easter festivities begin, this is great for wearing when taking the kids to the park or for running a few errands, with a pretty floral pattern. Team with Evans Navy Denim Look Straight Leg Trousers to keep things classic, and add some Evans Black Studded Toecap Shoe Boots.
Heading out for an Easter Sunday special? We’ve got just the right ticket for you. Wear the Evans Rose Print Denim Skirt with a lovely cosy knit to stay warm for the coldest Easter we’ve had in more than 20 years – eek. Keep your feet looking the part with the Evans Black Glitter Two-Part Sandals too.
Bank Holiday weekends call for just one more thing… A good ol’ night out with the girls. For the occasion, we’re going to be opting for the new Evans Grey Knit Skater Dress, a gorgeous fit and flare dress with a soft pleat fold. Add bright accessories for that essential Easter feel with the Evans Pastel Section Collar Necklace, and a platform heel to boost height and confidence.
Shop New In items at Evans now.
It’s mid-season sale time at Evans and we’re loving seeing what you’ve been snapping up.
While we browse the online rails again, and scour the best bargains, see what three of our favourite bloggers chose as their top picks from the Evans mid-season sale, and what their top styling tip would be.
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.
Shop Jersey Essentials here.
It’s nearly the weekend! On the cards for the following two days is a roster of films, putting our feet up, and cosying up in our favourite leisurewear away from the unseasonal chill.
We’ve been excited about the latest drop of weekend leisurewear at Evans HQ for a long time, and here’s how you can work the pieces to ensure style and comfort come hand in hand…
So you’re planning on not doing much this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise style. Team this super Grey Marl Love T-Shirt with Navy Yoga Trousers to bring out the colour in the design. Cosy up with a Purple Zip Up Hoody and pop a film on for a chilled out Saturday afternoon.
Sunday style is all about comfort. Graphic prints are huge for SS13, and we love this graphic print T-shirt paired with yoga trousers for every occasion, and we’re adding a Blue Cotton Hoody in the mix for a more subdued look. Great for a Sunday full of baking sweet treats to blast away the imminent Monday blues.
Shop Leisurewear here.