Wednesday 5 June 2013

Styled With French Connection

While the heat and humidity outside may drive us nuts, the fashion of the season makes us go heady with happiness. Vibrant colours, eye-catching prints and flirty silhouettes, are some the reasons why this season is such a hit with fashion lovers.
As I walked into the French Connection store to review their Spring-Summer 2013 collection, myriads of bold prints, bright colours and classic summer favourites greeted me.
The colour palette offers everything from delicious neons to delicate pastels. From stripes to florals and from exotic to tribal, there is an array of prints to choose from. The silhouettes and fabrics are comfy and lightweight, ideal for the scorching summer heat.
With a variety of trends and looks to play with, here are few of my styling suggestions.
Look I
If there is one trend that everyone loves at the moment, it is the stripe trend. While many like to pair stripes with other prints, I decided to mix stripes and create a full-fledged stripe-on-stripe look. 
Opting for shades of blue from the cool colour palette, I paired a stylized sailor stripe tee with a broad stripe flared skirt. Add a white clutch and nude sandals and you are ready for a blind date or a weekend brunch with the family.
While mixing stripes can be challenging, it is not impossible to pull-off an all stripe look. Select a stripe pattern that complements your body type and make sure there is one common element that holds the look together.
Look II
Summer is the perfect season to flaunt a white ensemble. 
I instantly fell in love with this classy little white dress. With its delicate texture and simple silhouette this dress can literally be worn at any time of the day for any occasion. 
The LWD paired with a gold clutch, statement watch and white sandals is idea for a business dinner or cocktail party. 
If you are in a mood for a glam look, add a neon statement necklace and printed shoes and watch as heads turn your way!
To make this a work friendly look, trade the gold clutch with a metallic tote; slip on a pair of ballerina flats add a bright colour blazer and effortlessly transform your P.M. look into chic A.M. attire.
Look III
The first thing that caught my eye was a pair of these tribal print trousers. I loved the abstract colourful zig zag pattern. As stunning as these trousers are, styling them can be a tad bit tricky. Especially, if you are looking for a day, work-wear friendly look. 
I decided to pair these statement-making trousers with an elegant high-low hem pastel pink shirt and reddish orange cross body bag. The shirt and the bag balance out the colourful print trousers without overshadowing them. The overall look is eye-catching at the same time sophisticated. One can easily wear this ensemble for weekend meeting or lunch with the besties.
Look IV
We in the fashion world love to mix and match and spice things up!
For my final look, I went all out and paired a bodycon knit dress in neon stripes with a fuchsia bag. 
The fuchsia bag contrast as well as complements the neon stripes dress. Keeping the rest of the look toned down and simple, the end result is glamorous without being over the top. 
Mixing bright and bold colours is not for everyone. However, it is a must try for anyone who likes to experiment with fashion, colours and create striking looks.
What I really loved about French Connection Spring-Summer 2013 collection is its diversity. Most of the pieces from the collection can easily be styled in multiple ways for different occasions.
These looks have been styled by me-Amena Azeez- and modelled by my friend and namesake, Aamna Quraaishi.
Photograph Credit: Jai "Zaiu" Ranjit 
This post was written by me as a guest blog post for French Connection blog, 911 Fashion.
You can shop all these looks at the official French Connection online store,

What do you think of my second styling post? Share your views about that and French Connection Spring-Summer 2013 collection with me in the comment section.
Till then, tra-la,
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  1. Cute looks Amena. Love those tribal print trousers and the neon striped dress.


  2. Love all the outfits, Esp 2nd one. :D
    xoxo <3

  3. have been wanting those printed aztec pants since dont know when. But these are surely stylish looks u created. well done !

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  5. wow!! you are looking gorgeous in all three dress really your dress choice is best.

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