2018's Hottest Trends
Hello straight leg, goodbye skinny! Hello monogram print, goodbye understated elegance! Hello ultraviolet, goodbye millennial pink! These are just some of the trends we're hoping to nail this coming season! To be honest we'll be happy if we nail even just one of these trends... (have my fingers crossed for a pyjama trend, now that is something I can get behind)!
Monogram is back baby! Small baby bags as seen on the arms of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie many moons ago are creeping back into mainstream media. We're going to start minimalist with this one as we don't think we can quite nail it a la James Kavanagh. Click here to see James in our UGH-MAZING Gucci monogram jacket! Always ahead of the crowd!
Taking monogram to a whole new level with this Louis Vuitton black multi colour pochette. This bag gives us serious Sex & the City vibes!! These bags aren't in production at the moment so this is a real find!
If there's one bag and one iconic print in particular that's making a comeback it's this Dior navy monogram! You may recognise it from being on the arms of Bryan Boy, Leandra Medine & Susie Bubble. Theirs also come monogrammed with their own name over the print! (Maria Grazia Chiuri if you're reading, my name is Ciara and I would LOVE one too, thanks xoxo)
2. Street Wear
Effortlessly cool, effortlessly chic! There's been a shift from the glamorous, girly and dolled up look. Rather we're seeing movement towards a more laid back, relaxed style. Don't be fooled though, a lot of work goes into looking that cool! (I'm still desperately trying to find the balance between laid back and plain lazy).
Bum bags are the new cross body bags! All the New York and London cool street style kids are wearing them sideways to the front or back. We've styled this H&M x Masison Margiela bum bag with a Victoria Beckham military coat.
We love it styled here to the front with the simplicity of this Acne sweatshirt.
3. Ultra Violet
Ultra violet is Pantone's colour for 2018! I know what you're thinking, what do we do with all the millennial pink that we bought last year? Well, as you can see with this & Other Stories blouse and Halston Heritage skirt; the two colours are a match made in heaven!
Our advice is to have fun with the colour... I mean you only have 11 months until they announce their newest colour! SO make the best of it!! I mean who said colour blocking, prints and glitter is too much?!
4. Floaty Midi Dresses
Who said dresses are just for fawwwncy events? Not us, oh no! In fact according to the Sunday Time's Style magazine they're the new tracksuit! Comfy, oversized and look great dressed down with trainers and a jumper! Now this is one trend I'll try for sure!!
We styled these Lya Solis & Needle & Thread dresses with comfy casual wardrobe staples from Whistles and Zara. The trainers add an edgy and relaxed style while the Dior and Chanel bags bring the Siopaella je ne sais quoi.
5. Straight Leg Jeans
Forget your skinnies (I mean, I'm keeping mine so please don't tell the fashion police). But this season it's all about the straight legged, ankle crop, raw hem jean! We love pairing ours with a vintage shirt while flirting with a whisper of ankle! Seductive and sexy we know! ;)
Can we take a moment and see how well these trends go together! Birra straight leg jean, mixed with the coolest bum bag and the best monogram Dior.
This is a trend that's not even a trend anymore! To some people it's a way of living to others it's an adventure to find that piece they've always wanted. We decided to add it in here as with vintage it can be adapted and changed to suit whatever your mood, whatever the trend and whatever your style.
There is something memorising about a vintage Chanel bag. The gold is goldier (made up word, I know) and the CC turn lock is just that bit more bigger. We're in love! We've styled this Chanel Vintage bag with a faux fur Charlotte Simone scarf and Theory wool and cashmere coat.
Praise to the Vintage Gods for this textured coat of dreams. A truly one of a kind piece styled here with our fav Dior Mini Saddle bag and Siopaedit sunglasses.
*Blind Boy & Donald Trump artwork by @subsetdublin
Here at Siopaella our faces always light up when we see new gorge Chanel pieces coming through our doors! We are always buying Chanel so if you have got any pieces you were thinking of selling or trading in make sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can even send us photos :) or drop by our Wicklow Street store which is where we do all of our buying!Here is some of our Stylist Freya's favourite Chanel items we have in Siopaella at the moment...and to see more of our gorgeous Chanel click HERE! <3
HAPPY SHOPPING! xo
With Summer in full swing, hello to days eating Scrumdiddly's on the beach, BBQs in the garden and frolics in the park. We thought now was a good time for a refresher on the trends still standing this Spring/Summer, all part of our SiopaEdit collection.
Always a key trend for summer this versatile pattern is here to stay. Whether you chose a nautical themed Breton stripe, a twist on the classic blue and white, horizontal or vertical its a summer staple.
Ruffles were a key trend seen at fashion week, whether you prefer a dramatic frill or a simple fluted sleeve we have a variety of ruffles for you to choose from.
Denim is a style staple in everyone's wardrobe. To keep it fresh for Summer time, choose a dress or shirt. This Native Youth denim dress paired with this season's must have black fishnets is a look I'm dying to try. See more photos of this look here.
Which trend will you experiment with?
We all know that the number one way to look effortlessly put together is to break out the black and white. For today's photoshoot, I started with this concept and then splashed in a little bit of primary red. Monochrome basics meet with tomato red to create a colour scheme with a pop art feel. Tactile accessories and graphic prints add some fun to this artistic look. Follow Siopaella's lead and become a walking masterpiece. Warhol would have been proud![powr-media-gallery id=e0261aa1_1464139137654]Orlagh wears Marc O' Polo Cream Jumper, Siopaedit Black Button Down Skirt, Siopaella White Round Sunglasses, Siopaella Black Floppy Hat, Kenneth Lane Black Elephant Bracelet, Stuart Weitzman Black Heels and Gucci Black Handbag with Fendi Monster Bag Charm.Seana wears Siopaedit Dalmation Print Shirt, Siopaella Black Tulle Skirt, Dolce and Gabbana Tortoiseshell Sunglasses, Louis Vuitton Red Cashmere Scarf, Chanel Vintage Gold Chain Belt, Louis Vuitton Pearl Bracelet, Marni Patent Wooden Clogs, Hermès Kelly Black Handbag.
All items available in store or online at www.siopaella.com. Call 01 677 9106 / 01 442 1747 for more information.Rebecca x
As you know by now we have taken on a few new ventures this year! While the Siopaella girlband didn't quite work out (little inside joke there for regular readers of the blog) one idea that has worked out is our new Siopaedit collection. So far it comprises of Enter backpacks, the Neon Rose collection of clothing (more of which are arriving this week YAY) and the best Elka rainjackets which came all the way from Denmark!! We have decided to add to the Siopaedit family with... Bailey hats!
Bailey hats were founded in 1922 in Los Angeles. We're a sucker for old Hollywood glamour and not just the perfect curls and red lips of the silver sirens but also from the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Fred Astaire, both of which were fans of Bailey hats! The hats are all made and manufactured in America. They ooze Hollywood glamour while holding the utmost craftsmanship. We still haven't decided which are our favourites! I'm stuck between the Inglis or Criss![powr-media-gallery id=f43faacf_1464136244653]
All the hats are 100% wool and the Obie and the Jackman come with a dustbag which the hat can be folded into making it perfect for traveling! No more out of shape hats sitting on our pretty noggins!! Prices start at just €75. These are investment pieces but you will be investing in a hat for life made in America using traditional methods while maintaining the highest quality of the craft.
The colours are so rich and powerful. The mallard green of the Lapkus is so striking as is the imperial blue of the Inglis! Our Siopaedit collection of Bailey hats are available in our Cecilia Street store or click here to shop the collection online.
Modelled by Orlagh O'Neill
Photographed by Aine Hogan
**Check out the factory in America where they make all Bailey hats.