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Top Ten Graphic Knits for AW 2013

Gorgeous Graphic Knitwear

Statement knitwear is always a good choice when the dark nights start to close in and the temperatures plummet as they brighten up grey days with style and finesse.

This season they are bang on trend and the choice of styles is truly stunning. These knits are easy to wear and look fab with everything from jeans and leggings to formal trousers and skirts. Check out my own personal top ten below from the range available at my-wardrobe.com.

Wildfox Happy Heart Jumper

Wildfox Happy Heart Jumper

Joseph Mohair Colourblock Jumper

Joseph Mohair Colourblock Jumper

1. Wildfox Happy Heart Jumper

Made from a marl jersey fabric, this oversized, heart embellished v neck jumper is a young and exciting style that looks fab teamed with boyfriend jeans and mini skirts.

2. Joseph Mohair Colourblock Jumper

This jumper combines colour, texture and fabric in a most compelling way. It’s lovely and cosy too!

Markus Lupfer Crown Sequin Jumper

Markus Lupfer Crown Sequin Jumper

3. Markus Lupfer Crown Sequin Jumper

Made from 100% merino wool and with a sequinned embellished crown on the front, this jumper adds a regal touch to any ensemble.

Moschino Cheap & Chic Catwalk Cashmere Jumper

Moschino Cheap & Chic Catwalk Cashmere Jumper

4. Moschino Cheap & Chic Catwalk Cashmere Jumper

Be a cool cat in this quirky 100% cashmere jumper, in a neutral cream to tone with all your favourite wardrobe items. Miaow!

Burberry Brit Camel Alpaca Blend Jumper

Burberry Brit Camel Alpaca Blend Jumper

5. Burberry Brit Camel Alpaca Blend Jumper

This jumper is made from a finely knitted wool, alpaca and cotton blend fabric for the ultimate luxury. Combining colour blocking and stripes, it’s perfect to wear with both pencil skirts and jeans.

Markus Lupfer Blooming Gorgeous Sequin Jumper

Markus Lupfer Blooming Gorgeous Sequin Jumper

6. Markus Lupfer Blooming Gorgeous Sequin Jumper

Made from merino wool with a sequin embellished logo, this jumper is a great way of adding a touch of quintessential individuality to your winter wardrobe.

Joseph Leopard Jacquard Jumper

Joseph Leopard Jacquard Jumper

7. Joseph Leopard Jacquard Jumper

Chunky and stylish with an on trend animal print, this oversized jumper looks fab contrasted with skinny jeans or slim fitting tailored trousers.

Equipment Shane Polka Dot Crew Neck Jumper

Equipment Shane Polka Dot Crew Neck Jumper

J.W. Anderson Green Checked Jumper

J.W. Anderson Green Checked Jumper

8. Equipment Shane Polka Dot Crew Neck Jumper

Embrace monochrome oversized polka dots with this crew neck style, made from virgin wool. It goes with everything!

9. J.W. Anderson Green Checked Jumper

This green and white chunky checked jumper has a contrasting navy collar and ribbed hem for eye catching appeal.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Aimee Plaid Sweater

Marc by Marc Jacobs Aimee Plaid Sweater

10. Marc by Marc Jacobs Aimee Plaid Sweater

This plaid sweater has a clever design implicating a layered look. With a button fastening at the back, it’s on trend, eye catching and looks awesome with skinny jeans.

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Joseph Dresses

Joseph Maria Dress Joseph Maria Dress

Joseph Dresses for Spring Summer 2013

Joseph is a renound designer and manufacturer of high end designer women’s clothing and has been since the 1970s. The brand has achieved fame worldwide, and is particularly celebrated for its stylish workwear and separates.

Joseph collections use high quality fabrics – silk, cashmere, cotton and crepe, and the pieces are designed to be complementary.

Joseph Perry Dress Joseph Perry Dress

It’s now possible to buy Joseph clothing online from my-wardrobe.com, and here are some of the dresses that are available.

Joseph Maria Wool Dress

The Joseph Maria wool dress in black is exclusive to my-wardrobe. It is also available in teal blue. Made from 100% wool, the dress has an asymmetrically draped neck, cap sleeves and ruched to the waist at the sides. The dress falls to just below the knee on girls of average height and it’s a pull on fit.

The dress is sophisticated and elegant, and is perfect for the office and dinner afterwards.

Joseph Perry Wool Dress

The Joseph Perry wool dress, also in black, is another Joseph dress which is exclusive to my-wardrobe. A classic style, it is made from pure virgin wool, featuring a cowl neck and asymmetrical shoulders, with a draped skirt.

It’s the perfect LBD for girls who prefer a sleeveless style with the edginess of asymmetry and the luxury of virgin wool, whilst still wanting a classic style that works for business and pleasure. The dress could be considered an investment piece for the professional’s wardrobe.

Joseph Striped Cotton Dress Joseph Striped Cotton Dress

Joseph Doll Flare Blue Dress Joseph Doll Flare Blue Dress

Joseph Striped Cotton Dress

Ideal for the warmer weather, this cream cotton jersey dress features navy horizontal stripes, giving it a decidedly nautical feel. Design features include a zip, trimmed in spotted silk, to each side of the dress; a wide neck and long sleeves. The dress falls to above the knee on most heights and simply pulls on to fit.

Chic and classic, this is a style that you could wear now, teamed with thick tights, ankle boots and a jacket, or later, teamed with strappy espadrilles and bare legs. It’s versatile, and there will be lots of opportunities to wear it over the coming seasons.

Joseph Doll Flare Blue Dress

The Joseph Doll Flare Blue Dress is a stretchy  crepe dress which is sleeveless and has a hidden back zip fastening.Features include seam detail around the chest, and skirt is flared, making this a classic fit and flare style.

Certainly a more exciting colour than black, you can really make an impact when you wear a dress like this in such a pretty hue. Complete the look with simply accessories to allow the dress to take centre stage.

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Leather Dresses, Jackets, Coats, Trousers and Shoes for SS 2013

Red Valentino Black Leather Dress Red Valentino Black Leather Dress

Leather Dresses, Jackets, Coats, Trousers and Shoes for SS 2013 at my-wardrobe.com

Leather is always popular for both day and evening wear, and it’s a key fabric for the Spring Summer 2013 season. Everything from formal leather shoes to funky, brightly coloured leather jackets are “on trend” this season and the choice is amazing.

Here are some of my favourite items:

Red Valentino Black Leather Dress

This dress, pictured left, is a cute and girly yet edgy modern dress. It has femininity in abundance, thanks to the pretty bows which adorn each of the front pockets, yet the leather material immediately ramps up the glamour a few notches. It’s easy to accessorise with a matching black leather clutch and court shoes.

Joseph Leather and Fabric Leggings Joseph Leather and Fabric Leggings

Joseph Leather and Fabric Leggings

If you prefer to wear trousers to a dress, take a look at this sumptuous pair of black leather and gabardine leggings by Joseph. Skinny all the way down your lovely legs, these trousers provide a classic yet chic look that will endure long past the end of this season, perfect for day wear and cocktail hour. Simply complete the look with a bright jumper or silk top teamed with a clutch and a pair of vertiginous heels.

Leather trousers are also available from Sara Berman (exclusively), J Brand, Hudson, Acne, Helmut Lang and Bruuns Bazaar, so there is lots of choice.

Camilla Skovgaard Black and White Peep Toe Shoe Boots Camilla Skovgaard Black and White Peep Toe Shoe Boots

Camilla Skovgaard Black and White Peep Toe Shoe Boots

Camilla Skovgaard is a designer who is celebrated for her innovative and funky shoe designs, and these booties in monochrome leather are particularly eye catching. In a shoe boot style, without fastenings but with an open toe, they are ideal for both work or weekend wear, with their slim stiletto heels and a pleasing curved aesthetic. They also make you nice and tall, with high heels and balancing platform sole.

The style name of these shoes is “Prey”. It should be “Pray”, as I’m praying someone will buy me a pair.

Coloured Leather Jackets Coloured Leather Jackets

Coloured Leather Jackets by Iro and Theory

Don’t forget to check out some of the wonderful leather jackets available in a rainbow of colours. The jackets pictured above, from left to right, are:

  • Theory Elenian Leather Biker Jacket in orange
  • Theory Elenian Leather Biker Jacket in pale green
  • The Iro Ashville Leather Biker Jacket

Other jackets also availabe, not shown above, include a delightful pale blue cropped suede leather jacket from Acne, a teal leather jacket from Helmut Lang and a metallic gold leather jacket from Ganni.

Coloured leather jackets are great from brightening up a casual jeans look during the day, or wearing over a cocktail frock at night.

All the above items are current available from my-wardrobe.com.

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Joseph Black Lace Dress, Black Lace Frame Clutch and Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This is an elegant and extravagant party look, with one eye on the look – and one eye on the budget. If you want to look totally glamorous and sexy you can’t afford to skimp on the dress, and with this in mind I have chosen the awesome Joseph Black Lace Dress,  style name Jeorge, pictured left.

However, for the bag and shoes I have chosen a matching black lace covered satin frame clutch from Accessorize and a pair of towering Chinese Laundry gold platforms, both of which come in at just under £100.

Complete the look simply with a gold cuff bracelet and a pair of gold earrings.

Joseph Black Lace Jeorge Dress

This Joseph Dress has a lace overlay, but features demi sheer detail to the neckline and arms. Falling to about knee length, with three quarter sleeves and a round neck, the dress succeeds in being both demure and sexy and it has a built in scoop back lining.

Lace always equates with glamour and this dress is a classic style that will last season after season. It’s finished off with a back zip fastening and a split in the skirt at the back for ease of movement. It’s perfect for any evening occasion.

Black Lace Frame Clutch Black Lace Frame Clutch

Accessorize Black Lace Frame Clutch

The clutch on the right by Accessorize is made from black satin with a black lace overlay. The clutch has a polished gold tone frame for a touch of glamour and it fastens at the top with a gold tone clasp.

Inside, it is lined in black satin and features and interior zip fastening pocket.

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

Chinese Laundry Gold Platform Sandals

As a fashion blogger I get to see a lot of shoes, and there are not that many that still have the capacity to make me say WOW! However, these shoes definitely have the Wow Factor. The slim high heel, teamed with the enviably wide platform, not only make your legs look long but they are actually reasonably comfortable – considering the heel is an astonishing 5″ high.

The upper is made from a golden metallic fabric, which also covers the platform sole and the heel, and there is a buckle fastening ankle strap around the heel. My only criticism – and it’s a small one – is that the buckle is silver tone when I think it would look better gold tone – but it’s a small point and unlikely to influence your buying decision.

The style is called Takecare and the strappy styling across the toes, teamed with the T-bar down the middle, credit the shoes with a classic look that you can enjoy year after year.

In addition to wearing the shoes with the dress and bag pictured, they would also look good with black skinny leather trousers and even the sparkly jeans that are so popular this season.

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