3 ways to wear distressed Boyfriend jeans

While many of us struggle to stray away from the very flattering mid rise skinny cut and do our best to keep an open mind about new shapes, we have at last embraced the slouchy boyfriend cut which cleverly hides any bulges , worn slung low below the waist and ripped to shreds , this white Hayden version by Topshop lends a cool relaxed feel to any occasion.

Wear with a crop top and espadrilles for a casual day out.

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Espadrilles KG by Kurt Geiger, Shirt material crop top By Milly, shop similar by Free People, Hayden boyfriend jeans from Topshop, belt Isabel Marant for H&M , beaded necklace on rope from a market in Mykonos Greece.

The second way we wore boyfriend jeans was with polished accessories and a denim shirt. This look is perfect for a stroll in the city or a lunch date.

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Denim shirt by Gap, shop similar by Current Elliott,Glossy red Rockstud ballerinas by Valentino , small Rockstud bag by Valentino in blush.

Last but not least shredded boyfriend heels work really well with fierce strappy heels and a giant envelope clutch.

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Halter neck top by Holy Tee, belt Isabel Marant for H&M, strappy navy and black heels from Zara, shop similar version by Aquazzura , envelope clutch by Zara, shop similar by Rebecca Minkoff.

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SS2015 preview: Fluid Monochrome Silhouttes

Now that New York Fashion Week has kick started the Spring Summer 2015 season, we have had our sights on quintessential New York brands like Rag and Bone and Narciso Rodriguez, where silhouettes were minimal but fluid in a neutral urban palette.

Until these new collections hit the stores a year from now, we have put together an outfit from this summer’s collections that has a distinct monochrome fluid feel: Silk fluid top by Zara, silk umbrella skirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim , white stilettos by Sophia Webster and large Chloe Baylee bag.

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White looks in flowy silks at Rag and Bone, NYFW SS2015

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Flowy looks from the SS15 Narciso Rodriguez show

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Bikini Details

As we bid farewell to the Mediterranean summer: cool evening breezes and deep tanning sessions drowned with bottles of rose , we have put together a pick of timeless swimsuits where details make all the difference.

Just throw on a navy blue kaftan and some tan gladiator sandals and beaded accessories and wave goodbye to the nicest season on the planet.

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Yellow rope detail bikini by Raisins.
Navy blue cover up by Tommy Hilfiger , tan satchel by Mango, shop similar by The Cambridge Satchel Company, gladiator sandals by Dolce Vita.
Cuban cigar print bikini by Clover Canyon, beads from a small shop in Soho New York.
Coconut shell bikini in turquoise green by Milly from 2011.

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Soundshooter by Philips

Our favourite gadget of the moment is a tiny portable speaker by Philips. The small apple-shaped speaker can fill a 500 square feet room with a great sound that reaches most of the notes: base power is pretty decent as well for such a small device.
We carry it in our handbag to share our iPod playlists at friends’ , at the beach or even in the office. Compatible with all audio and tablet devices as well as computers.

Depending on decibel power , From GBP 14 to GBP 45, the Philips Wireless Soundshooter portable speaker is a great feat of design and sound. Available here at John Lewis.

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Aquazzura + Olivia Palermo collection

The only shoe collection worth coveting this month is Olivia Palermo’s collection for Aquazzura, available exclusively on Net-A-Porter .
Strappy single soled and impossibly classy, this collaboration between Aquazzura and their muse is a true design success story. Below is Style Under Fire’s pick of our favourite styles :

The day to night strappy cage sandals: very intricate and impactful without cutting the ankle:

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The mesh panelled stiletto pump to wear with skinny leather jeans or a full skirt

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The butter-soft suede ankle boots which we will wear with a miniskirt or skinny jeans

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The occasion Swarovski crystal encrusted nude sandal

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White textures for a casual evening

As we bid au revoir to our month long holiday in London, we went out for a casual bite to eat at Tendido Cero, a very well established tapas bar and restaurant in South Kensington and paid tribute to the glorious summer weather we’ve had and the white stucco buildings by going all white once again.

We mixed up a flowy silk chiffon crop top by Zara, a bouncy ruffled skirt in pique cotton by Zara and our love-worn cream leather biker jacket from All Saints . Accessories were kept to a minimum with old Sergio Rossi silver flat sandals and a Valentino Rockstud shoulder bag in nude.

We still regret having sat next to Mr. Valentino Garavani’s table at Interni in Mykonos and not have spoken to him. But then again we respect the Last Emperor’s privacy too much to do that .

Shop similar skirt by Maje, jacket by Elizabeth and James

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Sweater Weather

Let the oversized chunky sweater be your best friend as you transition from the glorious British summer into fall. We’ve teamed this cream sweater from Mango ( last year’s, shop similar by 360) in 2 different ways: whether dressed down with cut off denim shorts and wedge sneakers or dressed slightly up with a Volant skirt and espadrilles, you can be sure to make a statement and stay comfy and cosy.

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Sweater by Mango, denim boyfriend shorts by Stradivarius (shop similar by Paige Denim ), metallic wedge sneakers (shop similar by Isabel Marant) ,blush Valentino Rockstud bag.

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Skirt by Zara from Summer 2014 collection (shop similar by Maje), Espadrilles KG by Kurt Geiger, small purse by Saint Laurent.

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The Not So Shabby Peasant Blouse

Set off a deep holiday tan with a pair of bleached denim shorts by Stradivarius and keep cool with a breezy and flowy Peasant blouse bought on a market in Mykonos, shop similar here. Keep the look boho chic with strands of beaded necklaces and make the most of tanned legs by giving the illusion of extra length with caramel gladiator sandals by Dolce Vita.

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Statement kaftans

Spotted on the beaches of Mykonos statement kaftans in bold prints and colours :

Tribal Palestinian Hatta motif

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Acid yellow kaftan by Miguelina, also shop similar by Basta Surf.

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Mykonos White

White Myconian houses, the rough landscape and the fresh turquoise waters of the Cycladic Island of Mykonos have been the inspiration behind many items that we packed on our long weekend.

Think white romper suits, and crochet beach cover ups with caramel Gladiator sandals and a tan satchel and you’re as good to go as a Mykonos resident if there is such a thing.

If you are under 25, a deep chocolate tan , several tattoos and a skimpy bikini are de rigueur. As we have already missed that boat, we will do with just an effort on the cover up front.

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White linen jumpsuit by DVF , brown satchel by Mango, beaded necklace from a shop in Soho New York. Shop similar jumpsuit by Miguelina , satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company.

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White eyelet kaftan by Vix, shop similar here.

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Embroidered lace mini dress cover up by Onda De Mar, tan gladiator sandals by Dolce Vita.

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