For most the maxi skirt is an item associated with summer but for me it’s a staple in my wardrobe all year round! In fact I find that as the weather gets colder my hemline (like the birds) goes steadily further south! Here are some ideas on how you can rock the maxi skirt throughout the colder months!
One misconception surrounding maxi-skirts is that they can only be dressed up. Try teaming with a slouchy jumper and some comfy biker boots – you’ll have a casual outfit which wouldn’t look out of place in an Olsen twin’s wardrobe!
Black pleated maxi skirt £16.00, biker boots £10.00, F&F striped jumper £9.00
Embrace the vintage look of this great pleated maxi and go boho! Recapture the glamour of the Seventies with this gorgeous faux fur gilet à la Olivia Palermo! I just love this floppy wide brimmed hat which adds an extra dose of charm and can be reused in the summer months. Remember that boho chic is synonymous with tons of accessories so load on bangles to finish the look!
Black pleated maxi skirt £16.00, Amy of Paris Gilet £19.00 , Floppy hat £7.00 , lace up boots £15.00
Who says work wear has to be boring? Coloured tailoring is all the rage this season so why not brighten up your office with a pop of colour in the form of this loose structured jacket! Pair with some cute Mary-Jane shoes – perfect for busy ladies and what better way to stay comfy and stylish? Finally why not accessorise with a skinny waist belt for a look that really means business!
Black pleated maxi skirt £16.00, Lace up dancing shoes £18.00, Plaited leather belt £8.00, F&F unstructured jacket £28.00
I hope this has inspired you to invest in something that will fare you well all year round!
What will you be wearing with yours with?
We’re setting off upon the high seas of fashion to bring you the lowdown on this season’s nautical trend! Gorgeous stripes and spots, rich navy blue and flashes of cherry red have been spotted on all sorts of celebrities, and it’s a really great look for Spring.
Pop Princess Katy Perry goes all out with this strikingly stripey maxi dress! Catch her style by adding this right-on-trend pair of red Espadrille Wedges to this simple Striped Vest Maxi for a look that’s glam but easy to wear.
Glee star Dianna Agron swaps her cheerleader’s outfit for this oversized tee and shorts combo, creating a sleek, tailored look. Team these High Waisted Shorts with a casual jumper for a fun, everyday look.
Geri Halliwell looks toned and fabulous in this nautical-inspired bikini. We have a very similar number, with a flattering Halter Neck Top in a bust-enhancing stripy pattern, with separate Briefs so you can mix and match to fit your size perfectly. Add these bargain Flip Flops and hit the beach!
We’ve pulled together a treasure map of nautical buys to help you set sail – you can browse the look here on our website. And remember, there’s still time to exchange your Clubcard vouchers and double your money, so there’s no excuse not to make a splash!
With Mother’s day just around the corner and the new summer collections launching on the site over the next few weeks, there’s hardly been a better time for a wardrobe Spring Clean.
For those that love a good bargain, we’re offering £10 off a £40 spend online until 3rd April, as well as 20% off all baby and toddler clothing until 6th April.
So if you are looking to treat yourself while kitting out the little one this week, look no further than our guide to getting the yummy mummy look in a couple of clicks.
Yummy mummys come in all shapes, looks and styles, and there’s no better proof of this than the variety of celeb mummys we see looking incredibly glam on the school run or out shopping with the kids. We don’t have their stylists on hand each morning preparing a ready-made outfit to throw on, but we do have the next best thing – the same looks at Tesco prices!
Check out our top looks below and let us know what you think.
Gwen Stafani with son Kingston, F&F Trend Jumpsuit £12.50
Jessica Alba and Honor, F&F Limited Edition Printed Maxi Skirt £28,
F&F Limited Edition Twill cropped waterfall jacket £22
Billie Piper with Winston, F&F Cardigan £12.50, F&F Ballerina Pumps £8
With the strongest trend prediction for Spring 2011 being a seventies revival, the maxi dress will prove to be one of the staple pieces making a confident return this season. Already seen turning heads on the runways of Valentino, Derek Lam, and Carlos Miele, the maxi is a versatile spring/summer essential that is comfortable and can be dressed up or dressed down accordingly.
We’ve got a great range of maxis now in stock, so why not update your wardrobe with a bang on trend dress to suit any occasion! Check out our top picks below.
The Lady of Leisure
F&F Limited Edition Snake Print Maxi Dress – £28
Whether it’s lunch with the girls, or a day out at the park with the kids, wear this print maxi with sandals and sunglasses for the sophisticated whilst casual spring look.
The Early Evening Meet Up
F&F Limited Edition Paisley Print Maxi Dress – £28
One for those dinner and a movie nights, this paisley print maxi sits just on the line of dressed up and dressed down, so pair it with your favourite heels for an effortlessly elegant outfit.
The Big Night Out
Senses Sequin Band Maxi Dress – £38
This sweeping black maxi is perfect for that night on the town. The plunging neckline accentuates any figure, whilst the sequined band adds that glam touch.
The ‘Never Fail’ Daily
F&F Knitted Maxi Dress – £25
For those times where you’ve got to just throw it on, or the weather isn’t really on your side, this knitted maxi is the right mix of fashionable and functional.
Looking forward to sunnier climes? Well, spring is creeping up on us thick and fast and soon enough we’ll be bidding farewell to our thick coats and saying au revoir to the rest of our winter wardrobe!
However, we know what you’re thinking – a month ago I was shopping for the perfect party dress, surely it’s a bit early to shop for spring? Well with some pretty strong trend predictions for the upcoming season, the January sale period couldn’t be a more perfect time to shop for that new wardrobe!
A great place to start is our up to 70% sale, and we’ve picked out our most on-trend spring favourites that certainly won’t break the bank!
F&F Paisley Print Blouse – Now £14.40, F&F Check Wide Leg Trousers – Now £15
In spring, we’re going to see the 70’s make a big comeback with floral prints and wide leg trousers finding their way onto the runways of Marc Jacobs and Chris Benz – making this a great on-trend combination.
F&F Jersey Dress – Now £9, F&F Boyfriend Skinny Belt – Now £1.50
Bold colour is very in next season, and this Jersey Dress is a spring classic. Team it up with this Skinny Belt, for a look that can be worn during the day right through to your evening out!
Ruby Rocks Printed Maxi Dress – Now £9, F&F Suedette Stud Clutch Bag – Now £8
Prints have also made it onto the Spring trend prediction list, and this Maxi dress and Suedette clutch combo make for an effortless casually-glam evening outfit!