Ive always loved having a mooch round FCUK's new season ranges, however as of late, I have been somewhat left a little underwhelmed. However the new Autumn/Winter collection certainly pricked my chilly ears up.
Full of some very lush, and rather exuberant coats, spangly dressy numbers, wardrobe staples, and some amazing textures - to me, FCUK is back to it's best - being young, upbeat, on trend, and being at high end of the High Street. I really hope they keep this style of quality and vivaciousness.
Here are some of my faves, and some outfits I've put together:
*navy blue ruffle coat*
I love the colour of this coat - instead of going for the "norm" black, navy has a habit of making any piece of clothing seem a little more expensive and well made. The gentle puff shoulder, with the gorgeous ruffle effect down the one side of the jacket - this is feminine, smart, stylish and very accessible. I wanna team this with my staple Breton top, skinny indigo jeans and some high heeled tan brogues.
*Brown Trench Coat*
This Trench coat is the super sexy secretary look - with a longer line, and in a delectable brown worn shade, wear it simply with a straight skirt in tantalizing leather, team with a straight-laced white ruffle shirt - breaking it up a bit, with some of the now famous Henry Holland suspender tights and some statement fringed boots!
This sequin dress is just bound to be a xmas part fave and I can certainly see why!?!? with flattering long sleeves, for if like me, your a little self-conscious and plunging v-neck, this is a red-carpet "to be seen in: dress! Team with some colour pop heels and subtle accessories. Keep it all about the sequins.
*Bird Print Dress*
I love this bird print tunic dress. In simple, neutral colours this is easy to dress up and down. Best word during the day, cosy it up with some knitted knee socks, long line boyfriend cardigan and some handy arm/hand warmers. accessorise with chunky scarves and tan plaited belt. Finishing the look with some of my favourite shoes of this year, the formidable ASOS Randal sandal.
This is my fave piece of the collection. In my opinion you don't see enough good quality, printed tea dresses but this one is divine. In a classic brown and burnt orange print-it has the right structure to make you feel so completely feminine. Team with some t-bar (another underrated style!) heels, satchel bag and some rouge on your lips and your all ready for tea for two!
*Geometric Print Dress*
Go big and bold with this Geometric Dress. Harden the exterior with a heavy leather jacket, extreme strapped heels and with a multi-banded belt, finished nicely off with a big, statement ring. Wear this with confidence and the compliments will roll in!
*Embellished Drape Top*
Going to the opposite side of the spectrum, getting all Gothic and sultry is this stunning detailed embellished drape top. Ideal for a meal out or even teaming with some nude ballet pumps for during the day. Ive matched it with some leather trousers, you could always choose some high-shine leggings for a more affordable option. The best thing about the top,besides the stunning detail, is the gentle draping and length - easy to wear if your a little self conscious also!
*Puff Shoulder Leather Jacket*
This leather jacket is a must-have. Bringing leather back to the 80's with the power, structured shoulders. This could look quite harsh, if teamed with the wrong item and personally, I'm not all that keen on resembling an exact 80's throwback. Therefore, I've teamed with a uber-girly dress, with ruffles covering the entire structure and in the most delicious blush colour, the power shoulders of the leather jacket, helps to toughen the image up, and by teaming with some classic court heels you manage to not overpower the outfit. Also easy to team with a skirt combo with some nice thick opaque tights. Perfect for winter!
Overall, I'm loving the new collection, certainly beats my old memories of FCUK (remember their slogan t-shirts!?) Its luxe, affordable and bang on trend - I cant wait to add these to my already bulging Wish List!
Until next time......