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So you’ve drank the last of the mulled wine, opened up all your presents, and you’re stuffed with Christmas dinner. But wait, it’s that time ladies… it’s the Boxing Day sale!

You may think sale items are the High Street’s way of saying ‘this isn’t on trend anymore’, and whilst these items may have been popular this Autumn/Winter, they are also going to be HUGE next season, and here’s why!

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1. Brown Leopard Print Shorts £10, Black Lashes of London Black Sequin Dress £25 & Cream Pearl Collar Jacket £30.

Designers are going animal print crazy next Spring/Summer with Erdem’s tribute to snake skin and Issa taking us through jungle paradise. So why not get ahead of the fashion pack and bag yourself these luscious leopard print shorts – hey they’re only a tenner!

 If you’re looking for that perfect NYE party dress, than look no further than this £25 scuba sequin dress! Embellishment is bigger and better than ever next season – think Viktor & Rolf, Balmain and Giles. Wear your new sequin number with MAC lipstick in ‘Cockney’ and these perfect peep-toe shoe boots from River Island, and you’ll enter 2013 in style!

It may be minimalistic, but cream and white colours were everywhere during S/S Fashion Week! From Jil Sander’s exaggerated hipline dresses to Missoni’s sleeveless shift dresses – they showed us that white can never be boring! If white is too much for you, then buy this cream pearl collar jacket – at £30 it may be expensive, but you can wear it with anything! Well, apart from white…

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1.Moto Sparkle Yoko Crop Jacket £22, Illusion Pencil Dress £20 & Trace Lace Up Trainers £12.

Topshop has surprisingly some cheap sale items this Boxing Day, and what better way to nail two trends in one, than putting this denim crop jacket into your virtual shopping basket? Cropped jackets was a favourite trend with Chanel and Balenciaga, and denim was all the rage at See by Chloe and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Just wear it with a cute pink lace dress for a cool daytime look.

What’s black and white? Moschino’s sixties coats? Marc Jacob’s referee stripes? Or what about Jonathan Saunders leather chevron dresses? All of these top designers showed us that next season you can mix up the monochrome trend, and this £20 Topshop dress seems to do just that! The black side panels create a slim silhouette, whilst the dress itself is a Bodycon number, so your curves will stick out in just the right places. Just pair it with a vibrant lippy and you’ve got yourself the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit!

Whoever thought that trainers weren’t fashionable, bow down now. Ashish and Moschino Cheap and Chic went against the fash pack and stormed the runways with their models in Reebok Classics and Nike Air Max trainers! So what are you waiting for? Get ahead of the average fashionista and click ‘Buy’ on these Topshop lace up trainers now!

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1. Flower Bomber Jacket £10, Leopard Print Mesh Crop Vest £2 & Neon Pink Jumper £12.

Bomber jackets are going to be huge next Spring/Summer with the likes of Stella McCartney and Jonathan Saunders including this look into their S/S collections. Make like Loewe and wear a floral bomber with a cute bralet and a simple skirt, or if you’re the grungy type, pair it with these River Island leather jeggings, printed H&M tee and black leather buckle boots from Office.

Bra tops may have been huge last season, but they are still heating up next Spring/Summer! Take inspiration from Jason Wu and Versace! This £2 – yes £2 – leopard print mesh vest hits all the right trend buttons! Just remember to keep the outfit classy ladies!

Everyone loves a bit of neon right? Just look at Simone Rocha, Matthew Williamson and Louis Vuitton. Make like these designers and wave your neon flag with this vibrant pink jumper! Team it with American Apparel’s famous disco pants in Black and you’ll be oozing the classic casual look!

Are you heading out this Boxing Day to grab yourself a bargain? Or are you going online and shop in front of the festive fire?

(Note: All items were picked on Christmas Eve, so there might be reductions or even sold out!)

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This weekend I went to a three-day style event in Birmingham. The event was hosted by gorgeous radio and TV presenter George Lamb, and allowed stylish shoppers and fashionistas-alike to sample the exclusive instore offers in the famous Bullring, as well as a catwalk show at the Town Hall. Here is a little feature on what I wore to the event as well as showcasing some cheeky little things I bought whilst I was in the Midlands too!

OUTFIT
Below is the outfit I wore to Style Birmingham. I decided to dress for the cold and windy ‘Brummie’ weather, and sport my vintage cut up Levi’s (which I have worn religiously since I bought them a week or so ago!), as well as my brown belt from River Island to hold them up!
Jumper – Republic
Swallow Necklace – Primark
Blouse – New Look
Belt – River Island
Shorts – Vintage
Shoes – Vintage

WHAT I BOUGHT
I also took this event as an opportunity to do a spot of shopping! I didn’t buy much as I had to dash off to different instore events, but I think I made some rather good purchases!

I visited Topshop and bought a lovely dark blue jumper for £20.80 (it was originally £26 but there was a 20% discount offer on for students!) I really need some more jumpers, so I thought this would be a good investment. I also bought this cute collar gold necklace for £8 (the original price was £10), which I would wear with quite a few of my clothes! Collar necklaces are ‘in’ at the moment with hot designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Moschino accessorising their designs with this new Autumn/Winter 2011 staple piece.   I have to also point out that I love Topshop’s new retail bag! The snake design is so quirky and unique, hence why I had to include it in this picture!

The next stop was Urban Outfitters, where I was kind and bought my boyfriend this amazing Rubik’s cube speaker! You simply plug it into your computer and you instantly have loud music to annoy your flatmates with or party the night away to! I’m so jealous that he has it, is it bad that I want to take away his present and keep it all to myself?

Krispy Kreme was the last stop on the shopping train! Me and Ali couldn’t resist getting a box of six assorted donuts! I tried the strawberry Glamour Glaze, and I have to say, the glazing tasted a bit like lipgloss which I wasn’t too keen on! The one donut which did surprisingly taste nice was the Cookies and Kreme donut, which was a bit hard to bite into but it was soo yummy at the same time!

 

So there you go! A little feature on what I wore to Style Birmingham as well as the few things I bought whilst I was in the Midlands! Look out for part two’s post about the event itself as well as a cheeky look at the catwalk shows!