stylist’s style guide…

…pretty and ladylike

…under the water

…daisy, daisy

…press print

They’ve made their predictions for the new season and who are we to argue? This week Stylist Magazine in the form of their daily email treat, Emerald Street (no rhyme intended), chose their key fashion trends and looks for next season. To be quite honest with you and not wanting to sound like a fashion sheep or anything, I quite like the sound of them all!

I couldn’t help but think about how transferable each trend is to wedding styling and surprisingly I think they work! So, I scoured the site to put together a small wedding styling collection that was inspired by each trend for 2012 and you can see the results below…

daisy, daisy (art deco)

According to Stylist, ‘The Twenties have Charlestoned their way back in to fashion favour’. And to this, I say ‘Hallelujah’! It’s fabulous news on the wedding front as art deco design and wedding styling are a match made in heaven. For brides, the Art Deco Headpiece is the embodiment of old school glamour and elegance whilst the Square Deco Cufflinks are stylish arm candy for a truly dapper groom. Set the theme of your art-deco-inspired day from the start by sending out the Art Deco Flower Wedding Invitations, and on the day itself adorn your tables with Deco 3D Menus and Deco Table Markers for a touch of monochrome class.

under the water

The under the water look is all about embodying a fantasy undersea world, and the use of ‘jellyfish-inspired details…pearls and moonlight-on-water silk’, according to Alexandra Fullerton of Stylist Magazine. On the surface this might seem a rather obscure trend in itself, let alone when you try to translate it to wedding styling. However, I think bridesmaids would look fabulous in the Lori Silk Chiffon Skirt and the Wavy Fan Stud Earrings are just beautiful and encapsulate all the design elements one would want to take from this trend; the deep waves and pearls are just stunning. When looking at decorative styling pieces I took inspiration from the sea and the Alphabet Hearts come in a range of colours. They are a fabulous personalised favour idea and would look great in various shades of blue (light for the ladies and a darker blue for the gentlemen, perhaps?) What better way to work in a subtle air of under the water than the Heart Shell Wreath at £24 each. These don’t have to be hung up and could be displayed in a number of quirky ways, plus you can keep them as a treasured keepsake and use them to decorate your home after your wedding day.

pretty and ladylike

Stylist says this trend is about all things ‘pretty, delicate and feminine’. The Kristen Lace Dress ticks all of the lady-like bridesmaid dress boxes. The Birdcage Veil is also pretty and delicate and would sit beautifully with either an up or down hair-do. This style of veil is effortlessly cool yet makes a demure bridal statement. For the perfect ladylike glow, Honeymoon Cleansing Milk by Doll Face Skin Care will help prep and preen your skin to bridal perfection. Other wedding styling items that come under the pretty and ladylike umbrella (or should I say White Lace Parasol) is the Greta Vintage Pearl Necklace and for the perfect introduction to your wedding, the Esme Wedding Stationery Range is sure to set the tone to a t.

press print

I did a post on playing with patterns in your home at the end of last year and so it’s a trend that I truly endorse. Stylist Magazine comments, ‘patterns are exploding over clothing this year… It looks rich, crazy and cool’ and whilst I concede it may seem like a strange trend to incorporate into wedding planning and styling, it can work beautifully. The Handmade Ceramic Tea Lights are a Stylebook favourite and both of the contrasting print options look fab together. A budget-friendly styling touch full of homemade charm are the Paper Chains by Biba’s Tea Party that come in selection of patterns and would look great strung about your reception venue. Stylist tips paisley as a hot print pattern and this Don Men’s Tie is a stylish way for a groom and his groomsmen to indulge in the trend. Your bridesmaids will be over the moon if you dress them in this vibrant patterned look; try combining the Alexia Lace Dress in Fuchsia and the Tumeric Diamante Clasp Purse.

Share your favourite look for the new season with us, we’d love to hear from you…

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