What do you think of when someone says camo? Combat boots, face paint, festivals, mud… Action Man?! Think again! Camo came storming back in to the limelight early this year and it’s not going down without a fight. With it’s earthy hues and structured silhouettes it’s no wonder designers are constantly tweaking this faux military trend. Seen on all of the fash-pack and the elite of street style its refusal to disappear season after season shows that the camo print has taken a step away from its original urban street vibe and gone global.
With the likes of London’s favourite designer Christopher Kane opening his fall show with a heavily military theme. His clashing prints of muted blue and grey camouflage instantly switched on our fashion sensors. From parkas to party dresses, Kane like other designers this season proved that camo could do no wrong. This popular military trend is soon to get wardrobe staple status with its easy to wear attitude. Especially with both Michael Kors and Alexander Wang giving it their nod of approval.
Since seeing this riot of a print all over the catwalk we’ve had a serious craving for camo! You won’t be able to get enough of this versatile faux military print so if you’re more edgy-grunge compared to girly cute this trend can be worked either way. Pair floaty dresses with oversized camo shirts and jackets or team a printed number with some sky-high platforms depending on your style of choice.
To work this season’s micro trend go bold! Nothing says fashion forward more than clashing patterns. Team camo with feminine florals or mismatch with bright show-stopping hues for a fun laid back festival vibe. In the nature of the print be adventurous and playful, why stick to the rules when you can create a look for every mood. That’s an order soldier! The great thing about this trend; it can be worked into any piece and dressed up or down. One of our camo prints will no longer have you blending into the background that’s for sure!
So whether you’re looking for an eye-catching piece or you need a slightly cool separate to revive an everyday outfit camo is the go to print. From grunge to girly chic get inspired by this forward marching print and choose a disguise that is sure to get you noticed. Go crazy for camo!
For Autumn 2012, Motel is going back to its roots: fashion-forward, vintage style pieces for girls who aren’t afraid of urban style. We’re thinking bleached cord, metallics and our new foil print – literally inspired by white noise! Team the Darcy Jacket with the head-turning Chicka Dress in Floral Navy Rose Print for an easy, feminine-punk print clash. Or try the new Octavia Crop Shirt in Chambray Denim with your favourite Jordan Jeans in Gothic Placement - worn as high-waisted as you can get them! Add some chunky, gold hooped earrings and fishtail plait your hair to make a real fashion statement.
For the girl that loves her grunge whilst keeping her style luxe and feminine, look no further than Motel’s Autumn Collection: we’re thinking Fierce! Power dress for the 21st century in tight silhouettes, faux fur and metallic costume jewellery. Throw on the metallic Darcy Jacket for an instant wardrobe revamp, or for a subtle glam-rock vibe, snap the new purple leopard prints. And remember in the words of Tyra – smile with your eyes!
When you’re covering up from the cold this Autumn, think Victoriana: velvets, emphasized curves and lots of bold baroque print. Start with the classic Jordan Jeans to flatter your waistline and elongate your legs; wear with a sheer long-sleeved top such as the Choo Choo, or a structured bodice to create a hot silhouette. Snap up the new Peplum Boa Top in Baroque Print to really take the Regal trend to the max – team with super-high platforms and a statement pink lip to bring Victoriana into 2012.
The Autumn/Winter catwalks were awash with soft fabrics and laces, fairytales for the modern fashionista! Take the look beyond baby pink lace by contrasting flowing cuts with blacker than black shades. And don’t forget the statement jewellery – think Rock n’ Rose’s crucifixes and studded ear cuffs. Look out for our bestselling Hilary Bodice in Foil Black to team with your favourite pastel maxi skirt, or pair the new Geranium shorts with a sheer lace body for an easy, cute look.
As Spring awakens, at Motel HQ we cannot wait to start wearing the trends we’ve been coveting since winter! Pastels are a huge fashion story this year – mix mints, duck-egg blues and roses with beautiful textures and cuts. Take a look at our Tumblr inspiration, then begin to prettify your wardrobe.
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas party dress? Do you want a fresh twist on the little black dress? We LOVE this LBD on Evanna Lynch at the Harry Potter premiere. Get the red carpet look with our Meredith bodycon dress! An eye-catching sequined heart motif on the front creates a gorgeous figure outline to get you noticed this season. The sparkle contrasts perfectly with the beautiful sheer sleeves, creating a new twist to a sophisticated party classic.
Our Elsa Rose dress is also perfect for any festive celebration this season. With a flattering sweetheart neckline covered with a beautiful lace finish it is ideal for any occasion. To complete the sheer look team your dress with a pair of unique statement tights!
We taken a trip down memory lane to all things 90′s related from our childhood so whether its velvet necklaces or mood rings that used to make you go wild we are found a pick of the best ones!
We can all remember the excitement of buying new shoes as a child but the ones which everybody always wanted were the magic lock and key shoes from Clarks. Have a peek at this advert why don’t they make shoes like this any more?
Mood changing objects always fascinate children. Mood rings were massive but things have moved on since then and now we have colour changing nail polish that changes with your moods!
This is a celebration of all things short. Next season it sees the fashion world turning their heads to all things that are thigh ridding. So whether its the lovely leather ones or the chino inspired prints that make you want to shout, here are a few of our favourites shorts.
We Daisy Lowe love for her London laid back style. See her in this video for hot label Palladium talk about her style inspirations, how she defines her fashion style and what she gets up to when she not jetting setting around the world doing modelling jobs.
Ok so we thought JC couldn’t get any better then these bad boys came along, aren’t they just divine. Pure minimalism at its best. Celine version are with suede instead of leather but both are lovely! See our Jeffrey Campbells for similar style of clog’s. Looks great teamed with some vintage jewellery and a knee skimming A-line floral skirt and blouse. Lush.