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2018 Shoe Trend Mules

Autumn weather is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited because it finally means we can swap out sandals for our favourite 2018 shoe trend.  Yep, enclosed mules and heeled mules are in. Now if it’s your first foray into mules, fear not; we’ve already compiled an impressively thorough guide to the best outfits to pair with mules. You’llalso be glad to know they’re one of the most versatile footwear trends your wardrobe will ever see. From midi dresses to jeans and culottes, you can be sure there’s a mule style that’ll work with all three. Whether you’re shopping for your first-ever pair or are simply expanding the collection with a new-season update, we’ve got the ultimate pick of 2018...

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The 2018 MET GALA Best Dressed

The 2018 Met Gala is not only fashion’s most important night of the year but it’s also the most-watched red carpet. It's the event where President Trump proposed to Melania and Taylor Swift danced her way into a romance with Tom Hiddleston and the night that provoked Jay-Z, Beyonce and Solange's infamous elevator fight. Traditionally held on the first Monday in May, the 2018 Met Gala brings together the biggest names in entertainment, fashion and politics for one night of revelry in New York. THE STAR-STUDDED GUEST LIST Only Hollywood's biggest award shows boast guest lists that rival that of the invitation-only Met Gala. Anna Wintour has final say over every attendee and celebrities from A-list entertainers to political heavyweights mingle together at the...

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Why you need a minimalist wardrobe in 2018

It’s no secret that we love a minimalist wardrobe at James Smith. Our leather slides have been designed to be understated but chic, with emphasis on the luxurious leather, materials and colours used. Fast fashion is rapidly declining this season as fashionistas opt for staple pieces that will last the distance. The older the better as each piece improves with age. But how do you choose the perfect minimalist wardrobe? It’s all about embracing less is more. How to create the perfect minimalist wardrobe Decluttering your wardrobe makes it easier to organise and focus on the key fashion pieces you love. Some of the key staples to building a minimalist wardrobe are: A good pair of jeans in a blue...

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5 Steps to Defining your Personal Style

It’s that time of year where you must edit your summer wardrobe to reflect the Autumn weather. Autumn is a time for transeasonal dressing, it’s not yet cold enough to vanquish the summer wardrobe but not warm enough to keep the crop tops as front runners. With so many trends up in the air at the moment it can be easy to lose your sense of style amongst the hot mess. Here are our 4 steps to defining your personal style this Autumn 2018. 1. Pin it. Get on Pinterest and if you don’t yet have an account create one. Start pinning all the outfits that you like in to a folder. Try searching celebrities you like and use search...

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How to wear ankle boots in 2018

While most of the trends from 2017 have slid on into 2018 (90’s threads mainly), there’s a new boot on the block. In 2017, we saw the rise of the boot, quite literally speaking with the over the knee trend thanks to Stuart Weitzman. In 2018 boots are back to ankle height. Here’s how to wear the ankle boot trend in 2018. Stick to heeled ankle boots. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic but to elongate the leg a square heel is a must. Let’s leave a flat sole to the military boot trend this winter. Opt for a structured boot. Last year the sock boot was a hit thanks to Yeezy. You could tuck in your pants or...

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