Glitter In The Air - Naomi

Day: c/o Motel Rocks Ice Cream Sequin Dress, Beyond Retro Lace Blouse, c/o Miss Guided Tan Jacket, H&M Hat, c/o Daniel Footwear Snake Boots

Night: c/o Motel Rocks Ice Cream Sequin Dress, Beyond Retro Floral Shirt, ASOS Floral Bag, ASOS Over The Knee Boots

 If it was up to me it would be sequins all year, and guess what 2015 is the year this happens! As soon as Christmas is over and January hits, everyone assumes it all plain jane and no sparkle until next December but there are still so many party pieces to work into your wardrobe.

We were asked by mega babes and TSOP faves to style up a key sequin piece in a day and night look. By day I went for some tactical layering by wearing my 70s lace blouse underneath the sequin dress then my MG jacket and fur gilet over it for warmth. I liked all the washed out colours and textures together and thought it worked well with snakey boots!

For night I wanted a warm and fun look so took a 60s angle with full on flower power shirt from Beyond Retro which has the most AH-mazing collar! It looked great under the ice cream colour dress and finished of with our super duper favourite ASOS embellished clutch. I'm not really a heel kind of girl so went for my over the knee boots for a night out feel.

How are you wearing your sequins in 2015? We would love to see how!


Glitter In The Air - Amy

Day Look - Sequin Dress c/o Motel, Asos Camel Shirt, Topshop Camo Tee, Boohoo Fedora, Silver Service Necklace, Topshop Magnum Boots

Night Look - Sequin Dress c/o Motel, Tosphop Frilly Jumper, New Look White Shirt, Primark Clutch, Daniel Footwear Heels

Say it after me, 'Sequins are for life, not just for Christmas'. The ever-wonderful ladies at Motel set us the task of bringing sequins into our new season wardrobes in our latest style challenge. We decided to go for a day look and a night look to show you just how versatile sequins can actually be, and let's face it, January is so dull and gloomy, we could all do with a little glitz to lift our spirits!

I am getting a little too obsessed with the military trend that's doing the rounds at the moment (check back wednesday and thurs for more!) but I thought this was a nice way to toughen up this sequin dress for the day time. The camo tee underneath turns the low v neck into a more wearble day option and the shirt belted over the top gives a tomboyish feel without losing a feminine figure.

Of course this super sexy dress can do all the talking on a night out, but if, like me, you're a little self conscious and not stupid enough to go out in the British arctic conditions without a few layers, this dress can be worn as a cute skirt with the same glittery impact. This statement jumper (one of those beauts that's been in your Save For Later list that magically goes into sale!) provides all the jazz and warmth you could need but I had to add a collar for comfort needs.

How are you wearing your sequins this spring? Check out Motel's selection here!


Trend Inspo: Sports and Stripes

Ready, Set, Go - It's sports day every day this season and 'go faster' stripes are the best way to nail this trend. Some of our favourite catwalks showcased this look back in September and we have been desperate to recreate our favourites! See our top high street picks for SS15's Sport Luxe:

Preen SS15
1. Sweater 2. Sandals 3. Jumper, 4. Shorts

We are loving the modern updates on the cricket jumper - v is definitely back. Add your stripes in cute little layers and finished off with a bright sandal

Topshop Unique SS15
1. Shirt 2. Sandals 3. Blazer. 4. Skirt 5. Bag

The first few looks on the TS Unique runway are spot on for this trend, this being the easiest to wear and adapt from season to season. Switch a tee for a shirt in this chillier weather.

Victoria Beckham SS15
1. Top 2. Sandals 3. Bag 4. Skirt

Bright primary colours may be one key way to wear the trend but monochrome outfits can look just as strong with thick, bold stripes. Zara is definitely leading the way with these pieces with this top/skirt coord being the tip of the iceberg.

Lacoste SS15
1. Jacket 2. Sandals 3. Belt 4. Dress

Get the trend with subtler stripes too by going for trims and sleeves as well as full on print. 


Figure Of 8 - Naomi

c/o Another 8 Floral Dress (SS15 Collection)
H&M Pink Fluffy Jacket
c/o Urban Outfitters Boots
c/o Boohoo Clutch, c/o Smashglam Necklace

We are so excited for SS15 here at TSOP and one collection that has topped our wishlist has been Another 8 and there perfect SS15 collection!

We were sent these matching floral pieces just before Christmas and couldn't wait to style them up in our own way! I received the floral dress and a pink longline blazer and for this post styled the dress with a white shirt underneath to give it a premium feel. My pink H&M uber fluffy coat worked perfectly with the pink and made it weather appropriate! I accessorised it with a floral necklace and cut out clutch from Boohoo!

We can't wait to see all the SS15 collections drop on the high street over the next few months, what ones are you loving so far? 


Figure Of 8 - Amy

Zara Herringbone Coat, Graffiti Floral Top c/o Another 8, Pink Culottes c/o Another 8, Boohoo Clutch, Topshop Magnum Boots

New season collections are coming thick and fast and one of my favourite brands have got it spot on again. Another 8 London were one of my great finds of 2014 and their urban East London designs are always exciting and yet so easy to wear day-to-day, exactly how I like my fashion.

Another 8's graffiti floral print has that hint of Henry Holland but with a much more modern edge to it. I am loving anything bright at the moment to cheer up dreary January but keeping it parred down with pastels and a longline tailored boyfriend coat (which I managed to bag insanely cheap on ebay!) This is pretty much my go to outfit template for the upcoming transitional period!

Check out Another 8's new Lookbook here, which is your favourite piece?