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We must apologise for leaving you hanging this long. Although we do our best to update The Coup as often as possible, life has been nothing short of crazy over the past two months. But now it’s with great pleasure that we are back in action, and boy oh boy have we got some great stuff in store for you?! Join us for the ride, either here on our website or on Bloglovin’, Facebook, Instagram (search “Team Coup”), and Twitter. We look forward to having you on board!
Last week, Cheryl Cole was wearing this simple yet slightly futuristic silhouette panel dress on X Factor. It’s pretty rare to find something that can compliment most body figures, but if I were to choose one item that could achieve this, it would be a silhouette panel dress. They work in the most amazing way, adding and deducting a little shape in all the right areas. Finally, a dress for all; I’ll definitely be investing in one of these soon..! I’ve seen a few in a couple of different shops, but my favourite (by a mile) has to be this leather and wool combi by Ministry of Retail (below). I’m in love with both of them. The only problem is, that I can’t decide which colour I prefer. Decisions, decisions…
‘Slim Fit Leather Panel Dress,’ Ministry of Retail – available here
Most girls I know are pretty scared of sporting oversized items and I don’t exactly find this shocking. So I’m pretty sure that like me you’re feeling a little thankfully for the rise of the oversize this fall.
(image source: http://www.vogue.co.uk)
If I had to chose three words that best illustrated what ‘oversized fashion’ is all about, I’d chose big, bold and bossy. To help maintain that trendy look this fall, I really do suggest that this is the one trend you don’t ignore! For one, it’s really comfortable, looks fierce and, bonus,it’ll keep you warm.We’re not just talking about clothes here to; ‘oversize’ is taking over scarfs, jewellry and bags too.
Choosing the right items to pair your oversize garments will help accentuate your look. A word of advice; always think opposite. Oversize trousers & fitted top. Oversized top & either a pencil skirt or tailored trousers (ankle trousers too!). You get the idea. Remember, what you want to do is compliment the other section. Now go on, try something new today.
Items, from left to right,
Mohair Oversized Wool Jumper – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Bracelet – H&M; Contrast Sleeves Masculine Coat – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Earrings – H&M; Palazzo Pants – Ministry of Retail; D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses -Michael Kors; Oversized Clutch With Bow – Miss Selfridge; Women’s Tulle Skirt – Rundholz; Tall Oversized Blossom Tee – Topshop; Oversized Spot Tights – Pamela Mann; Blue Oversized Shirt – MiH; Anna Dello Russo Leather Boot – H&M; Sparkle Jewel Long Pendant – Accessorize; Montpellier – Kurt Geiger
From wide leg to skinny, this seasons ‘must have’ trousers have to be those made of leather (faux leather for a more pocket friendly version). I’m still searching for the perfect pair but here’s a couple that have caught my eye during my quest. Which will it be…?
From left to right
1. Skinny Leather Trousers, J Brand
2. Leather-Panelled Wool-Twill Pants, Alexander Wang
2. Croc Print Trousers, Topshop
Right now, we are feeling uber excited about going to London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House tomorrow. Our schedule for the day is definitely going to be hectic (starting at around 9am) but we are looking forward to enjoying a fun filled day of fashion, new trends and runway designs. We’re also looking forward to sharing every little bit of info and fashion news with you so make sure you check out our homepage on Monday. You might even catch some sneaky pictures of us behind The Coup; our sense of style and what we chose to wear to the event. Everybody knows that this is a fashion bloggers standard protocol but, for us, it’s a first. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, you’ll be able to get live fashion updates directly sent to you throughout the day. Make sure you click on the links below to join our pages. Buckle up, get ready and enjoy the ride!
Team Coup x
100% Cashmere jumpers = knitwear heaven! Definitely an autumn/winter essential, make sure you have a couple of cashmere pieces in your wardrobe this season.
From left to right, Char Cropped Jumper – £135, All Saints; Cashmere Pullover with dropped stitched trim – €595, Burberry Prorsum; Cashmere Pullover with Crystal-Bead Embellished Buttons – €740, Pringle of Scotland
Aztec prints, faux leather and brushed suede – this week ‘special delivery’ from Topshop is totally fierce. This post is all about ‘new items in’ at high street. Every week we will pick one store to focus on, so make sure you check back next Friday for next weeks ‘Special Delivery’.
1. Mexico Aztec Tasslers Loafers, £28; 2. Alisha Scallop Edge Boots, £75; 3. Two Button Short Gloves, £24; 4. Galactic Studded Court Heels, £60; 5. Vintage Oval Ring, £8.50; 6. Premium Twist Chain Necklace, £40; 7. Moto Coated Leigh Jeans, £42; 8. Moto Scandi Floral Leigh Jeans, £40; 9. Petite Moto Leigh Jeans, £38; 10. Bleach Hem Check Trousers, £36; 11. Knitted Dogtooth Jumper, £42; 12. Knitted Garcon Jumper, £40; 13. Knitted Camoflage Jumper, £40; 14. Knitted Necklace Jumper, £45; 15. ZZ Dress by Motel, £58; 16. Audrey Dress by Jones by Jones, £60; 17. Cherub Heart Stud Earrings, £6.50; 18. Faux Pony Leather Purse, £30; 19. Longsleeve Bib Tie Blouse, £36; 20. Catseye Cross Two Finger Ring, £8.50; 21. Mammal Suede Shoes, £30; 22. Pax Chain Riding Boots, £150; 23. Lace Trim Ankle Socks, £3.50
Sunny mornings and chilly autumn evenings, we’re going to have quite a few of those over the next month or so. Confused what to wear? I suggest you opt for a shirt dress. Not too heavy, but warm enough to take you into the evening. Pairing your shirt dress with some stiletto heels and a cute clutch bag will keep your look feminine and ultra sexy. And if your shirt dress is loose fitting, never fear, simply add a waist belt to accentuate all your good bits! Here’s some inspiration!
From left to right,
1. Broadway Studded Black Evening Bag – £1170, Gucci
2. Shirt Dress with Lace Top – £40, Asos
3. La Favorita, Christian Louboutin
1. Silk Shirt Dress – £177.50, Chloe
2. Embroidered Shirt Dress – £150, Sophie Hulme
3. Belted Sateen-Twill Dress – £575, Victoria Beckham
this fiercely studded leather bomber, brought to us by French Connection. Roll out the red carpet, this is one of my favourite pieces so far this season. Aptly named ‘Let It Be Rock,’ I want to rock out in this right now. What a statement!
‘Let It Be Rock’ Jacket – £325, French Connection
A selection of colourful and ‘coote’ owl pendents. I’m in love!
From left to right, Vintage Owl Necklace – £95, Farfetch.com
Owl Mask Small Necklace – £27, Tatty Devine
Magic Owl Black Silver Pendant Necklace, with multicoloured sapphires & 18KT pink gold detail on black sterling silver chain – £3,582, Cada
We often witness fashion designers becoming prominently known for their best-selling item i.e. we associate Longchamp bags with just the Le Pliage range however we know there’s a lot more to the brand that just the one range. This situation has also become evident with Charlotte Olympia shoes. Due to the international and phenomenal love that has been given to her ‘Kitty Flats’, people often forget that there is more to this beauty than just the one range. So, while I do love the kittens (and I mean really, really love them), I want to pay homage to her other creations, for they too are also beautiful. Here are a few that may tickle your fancy!
No not Gray, that was so last season! I’m talking colour pop denim. Summer’s the only time of year that you can really get away with wearing bright and bold colours, with no one assuming you’re a little ‘colourful’ in more ways than one! A few weeks back we brought you colour pop watches, now we’re bringing you colour pop denim. And I’m loving this summer collection by Ralph Lauren! Go on, try something new today. I dare you!
From left to right,
Denim Jodhpur Pant – £115
Big Pony Slim Bootcut Jean (pink) – £110
We may not have taken Gold in our Olympic attempts but, with the help of the ever-so-talented Stella McCartney, there is no reason you can’t be sporting gold this season with this uber cute Gold-tone whistle necklace. Chic yet quirky, matching this necklace with any outfit is guaranteed to inject some character into your day!
Gold-Tone Whistle Necklace, Stella McCartney – £250