OASIS gives us a history lesson with its new cutting-edge V & A collection

A recent collaboration between high street retailer, Oasis, and London’s Victoria and Albert museum, saw a very unique approach of combining physical history with cutting-edge fashion to kickstart our Summer wardrobe.

The remarkable approach has brought a capsule collection of beautiful kimonos, dresses, co-ords and accessories, all heavily featuring brightly coloured floral and botanical prints inspired by the museum’s archives. The gorgeous pastel shades, feminine prints and statement patterns brings a range of chic looks perfect for your summer wardrobe. The pieces from the collection showcase the transformation of William Kilburn’s 18th century botanical design into a modern wardrobe must-have.

This bold printed Kimono is your new wardrobe essential. Pair with white skinnies and wedges for a summertime off-duty BBQ look or smarten it up for the office with a fitted shirt and black cigarette trousers. Kensington Kimono Jacket £48

This cute clutch is both practical and pretty, with a detachable chain and inside pocket to keep all your essentials safe. The feminine floral print is sure to brighten up any look this season. Victoria Bag

A cami dress inspired by two pieces of 18th century print history?! I love it! Perfect for a sunny day or the odd cloudy one. Smithfield Cami Dress £35

This gorgeous floral blazer is perfect if your attending a wedding this season or if you want to bring some statement to your 9-5 office look. The pretty flower design gives it a girlie touch whilst the tailoured shape maintains a smart and sophisticated style.  V & A Southbank Blazer £70

Super comfy flip flops are a must-have for your paradise getaway suitcase and these are even more great because 10% from every pair sold will go to the Gandys’ Orphans for Orphans charity that helps build Children’s Homes across the globe. Gandy’s Print Flip Flops £19

This easy-to-wear skirt, designed in London by the 18th century illustrator, William Kilburn but given a new lease of life by Oasis, is an item that will take you through every season in style. Swanfield Skirt £29

These gorgeous garments are perfect for the summer, whether you’re strolling along the beach, partying it up in Ibiza or stuffing your face at a friend’s BBQ. These pieces can double up as smart casual-wear and take your outfit straight through the night so you can dance until dawn.

Love Leeanna xo

Festival Fashion Fever

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Coachella has officially kicked off the summer festival season… I wouldn’t have known… It’s not like my instagram feed has been totally bombarded with amazing pictures from the star-studded event or anything!! But i’m not gonna lie I have been glued to my phone these recent weeks stalking the Fashion Glitterati who have dug out their kimonos and denim hot pants.

The photos and the gossip has just made me so envious of everyone at the festival and SO excited for the upcoming festivals this year. For the past three years i’ve been a loyal Bestival goer and will definitely be there again next year, but this summer I’ve got tickets for V Festival and WOMAD and I am buzzing.

I know it’s slightly early but all this Coachella hype has got me in the mood to start planning some looks and my inspiration has come from my celeb style crushes who have totally been rocking their inner bohemian style.

STYLE CRUSH

Kendall Jenner has definitely got everyone talking and taking notes after rocking her inner bohemian chick with some fab bang-on-trend festival looks. She looks AMAZING!

Perfect your capsule look like the stars with 70s style fringing, floral prints, beads, gypsie tops, jewels and plenty of boho patterns.

Check out my Coachella high-street edit:

Floral trim straw fedora hat, River Island £20

Printed kimono, Zara £49.99

Flower choker necklace set, Miss Selfridge £10

White lace bardot dress, River Island £45

High waist mid wash denim shorts, ASOS £28

Paisley print flared trousers, Missguided £25

The bohemian look is bang on trend for this Spring/Summer season so these statement tassels and fringing and suede materials aren’t just for your festival weekend- they can totally be rocked out and about now!  Read my latest post on Tactile Textures.

Tan fringed faux suede biker jacket, Missguided £45

Ivory textured long line bralette, Urban Outfitters £20

Poppy tassel shift dress, Boohoo £20

Tropical floral print short, New Look 7.99

Wrap skirt, H&M £49.99

Tan fringe beleted purse, River Island £20

Now all you need to add is some flowers to your hair, statement sunnies and of course the loyal wellies and you’ll be ready to dance the night away! Happy camping everyone! 🙂

Geometric resin sunglasses, Pull & Bear, £16.99

Blue short buckle strap wellies, New Look £19.99

Floral garland, Topshop £10

I hope this has given you some shopping inspiration for your own fab festi-wardrobe without the four-figure price tag and got you just as excited as I am for the summer festival season! Eeeek bring on the camping and dancing all night long!

Love Leeanna xo

#FridayFavourites: Botanical Prints

The Spring/Summer season is bringing the inspiration of gardens into your wardrobe with Botanical prints being the new hot trend- expected to stay in fashion for a long time. The Botanical trend includes gorgeous patterning and printing of flowers, trees, fauna, birds and animals, creating a feminine and interesting statement look.

After stunning everyone when they made their mark on the catwalk, botanical printed garments from designer brands like Gucci and Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer collections show these prints are going to make it big this season!

From statement dresses to matching separates and accessories- you can now see the bold print everywhere on the highstreet and online.

Here are a few of my favourite picks:

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Fever key hole bikini set, Forever 21

Ornate botanical print kimono, Forever 21

Monochrome Balinese print shorts, Monsoon

Green underwired botanical print swimsuit, River Island

Grey chiffon long sleeve shirt, New Look

Blue vintage floral print iphone 6 case, Zazzle.com

Print cosmetic bag, Forever 21

Botanical textured print t-shirt dress, ASOS

Jacquard crop top, Topshop

Folk floral pelmet skirt, Topshop

Floral peplum top, Topshop

Oasis bird print midi skirt on ASOS

Whether your style is more suited to the vibrant hues, the natural prints, fresh floral digital prints, or a camouflage of jungle prints- this hot trend is sure to match anyone’s personality and bring some va va voom to an outfit.

So keep in mind this hottest trend of the upcoming season when buying your holiday and summer apparel.

Love Leeanna xo

Purchase of the day: Bargain skinny jeans

As soon as I saw online that Warehouse was having a sale, I just couldn’t resist darting to the store in my lunch break to have a quick nose around…and what do you think happened? Well I was trying on all sorts of items in their amazing end of winter season sale.

I knew I couldn’t spoil myself too hard but I thought a new pair of ripped skinny jeans can be a one off cheeky treat…I was ill at start of this week after all! I told myself I deserved it as the cashier scanned them through the till. 🙂

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£25 reduced from £42 now I couldn’t ignore that great bargain could I?! They fit so perfect too and are bang on-trend for Spring/Summer 2015. They’re a great asset to my wardrobe I think as they complete everyday off-duty looks or can be glammed up with heels, a sparkly top and clutch for a night out.

If you’re looking for a bargain, here are my favourite picks that will take you from winter into the spring season with style:

Borg collar denim jacket £20

Mono texture print trousers £20

Metallics colour block torque necklace £5

Spaced floral kimono jacket £18

Statement shield ring £4

Poppy print trousers £25

Grey high neck side split jumper £18

Red sparkle tweed skirt £18

If you haven’t checked out the sale yet… there’s an extra 20% off online for 24 hours so I’d get shopping if I was you!

Love Leeanna xo

Friday Favourites- Co-ordinates

Friday Favourites- Co-ordinates
Since booking  holidays for this summer, I have been dreaming of the perfect outfit to match some sun instead of the not-so-gorgeous English weather we are currently having over hear. Turkey and America sounds to me like I need an outfit for some hot hot hot weather and  I thought the matchy matchy tend would be the key to what I NEED.
All three outfits I put together are great looks the summer- day to night. The Boohoo red and white floral co-ordinates is also perfect for workday wear, paired with white peep toe heels and subtle rings.
My favourite look is the bright and colourful Topshop co-ords which would look great with the top tucked into the high waisted and belted with a pastel ASOS belt (which even more fab because it is on sale at under a fiver!)
I am loving all off the shoulder looks at the moment, I just bought a grey ASOS off the shoulder top and I’ve been trying it on with different looks to get its full use.  This blue and white co-ords number is from Motel and I think it is one of those looks that would look casual for a summers day by pairing it with a floaty hat (to protect any head sun burn- not just to look stylish) but can be glammed up for the evening with a clutch, heels and a statement necklace.
If you’re loving the co-ords look, get shopping!
Love Leeanna xo

Topshop pink tee
topshop.com

Motel off shoulder top
$82 – motelrocks.com

Boohoo woven top
boohoo.com

Topshop wrap skirt
topshop.com

Stiletto shoes
$42 – newlook.com

River Island hat
$47 – riverisland.com

Asos belt
asos.com