How To Get The Off Duty Model Look:

When in doubt looking at models off duty looks can be the perfect guidance on what to wear on a day to day basis; they really do capture the essence of a relaxed style ideal for your day to day duties. It’s no wonder they are some of our favourite style icons when they are constantly surrounded by clothes and designers oozing with the latest trends.

Off the runway and onto the streets is where they show their personal style and completely contrasts the extravagant outfits you will find them in in some of the top designers runways around the world.

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Dress: French Connection / Bag: Michael Kors / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

 

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Blazer: French Connection / Trousers: Michael Kors / T-Shirt: American Vintage

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Dress: Michael Kors / Bag: Michael Kors / Sandals: Sam Edelman

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T-Shirt: American Vintage / Jeans: AG Jeans / Shoes: Sam Edelman

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T-Shirt: Calvin Klein / Jeans: Dr Denim / Bag: Michael Kors / Shoes: H By Hudson

The Trend: Bohemian

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This trend has been going around for what seems like forever. Starting from the era of the free spirited gypsies and hippies, fashion designers love to include floral patterns, white lace and suede detailing in their collections; especially the likes of Gucci, Alberta Feretti and Roberto Cavalli who are not shy to showcase the bohemian trend on their runways.

To wear the bohemian trend comes with a sort of relaxed, summer feeling that evokes the ideas of being a free wonderer. The soft palettes and super feminine detailing of bohemian pieces are flattering and show us the true essence of summer…think maxi dresses, sandals and fringing. A bohemian girl is someone who would never be seen wearing one statement piece but instead multiple; clashing patterns, large earrings and oversized sunglasses complete her look.

With summer fast approaching and our beloved festivals right around the corner such as Glastonbury the bohemian trend becomes even more loved as this is the ideal choice for festival goers; just think of Florence Welch and Vanessa Hudgens who wear the trend on a daily basis.

Bohemian Trend Ideas:

DRESSES:

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Left: French Connection/ Middle: Religion/ Right: Religion

TOPS:

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Left: Religion/ Middle: Boss Orange/ Right: Ted Baker

TROUSERS:

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Left: Armani Jeans/ Middle: French Connection/ Right: Boss Orange

SANDALS:

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Left: Sam Edelman in Gold/ Middle: Sam Edelman in Bright White/ Right: Sam Edelman in Python

Steal His Style- Oliver Cheshire

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Oliver Cheshire, as you may or may not know is an English male model. He was first scouted at the age of 15 by Select Model Management and has since modelled for Dolce and Gabbana, Missoni, Vivienne Westwood and Hollister. Oliver also has his own blog and was named one of GQ’s ’50 Best Dressed Men Of 2015′. It’s really no surprise then that him and Pixie Lott are together, as they both have the perfect styles and combined they are a serious power couple to watch.

Oliver creates many perfectly styled outfits such as his ‘Timeless Gent’ suits in which he mixes high street with luxury. Then on the other hand you can sometimes see him creating a ‘Rock N Roll’ mood with his leather biker jackets and sixties Chelsea boots.

Turtle Neck Jumpers:

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We know that Oliver likes to pair his black turtle necks under smart suits for that retro look. This Armani Collezioni jumper is 100% Oliver Cheshire approved. Why not layer this with an open shirt and coat similar to Oliver’s ‘biker’ look.

 

 

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This Vivienne Westwood roll neck jumper with the attached ‘orb emblem’ detailing is both a mix of luxe and comfort. Oliver would pair this number with a fitted blazer and some suit trousers.

 

 

 

Retro Jackets: 

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This thick black Hugo ‘Lanex’ leather jacket would be Oliver’s day time go to jacket for wearing with super skinny black jeans and a white logo tee for the ultimate monochrome look.

 

 

 

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We love this trench style Hugo Boss ‘Mater’ coat with the button detailing and the attached belt. We can imagine Oliver in this, especially as one of his favourite colours is navy which he wears to perfection all year round.

 

 

 

 

Smart Shoes: 

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So we know that Oliver absolutely adores a formal shoe no matter what the occasion and we just know his style focuses around them. These Paul Smith ‘Christo’ brogues with punch hole detailing will look perfect paired with a smart trouser or even a fitted jean for during the day.

 

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For a brogue that is slightly more formal then these Boss Black ‘Certeo’ shoes are what you need. The darker tip and air hole detailing as well as the darker colour mean they will be ideal for the winter, which is fast approaching!

Style Steal Olivia Palermo

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Olivia Palermo is an American socialite who has always been one of our favourite style muses in the fashion industry as she knows how to work nearly every trend that has ever existed.  We adore her street style and how she can wear smart co-ords one minute and the next casual turned up jeans and heeled boots, we really love her mix between designer and high street while always remaining perfect wherever she steps out off.

So, seeing as Olivia has a to die for closet we thought we would give you some ideas into dressing just like her.

The long coat:

64689-1This long French Connection coat in royal blue is a truly English coat that with the splash of colour can be paired with an outfit that needs that added touch of something to make it complete. Olivia loves a warm coat that stands out, and she would definitely layer it with a a white shirt and some overturned denim jeans, for the ultimate street chick look.

 

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For a more wearable jacket that will go with more then this Armani Jeans jacket is the one for you. The black and white woven design creates a subtle pattern, and would look amazing with an all black outfit!

 

 

 

Preppy Burgundy:

64184-1You will often see Olivia sporting the preppy look with the white preppy stripe, and as well as this she loves to include burgundy in her looks… especially towards Autumn and Winter. This Armani Jeans jumper includes both of these features within one, and will be perfect in the cold weather, making sure you will always be warm.

 

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This French Connection berry knitted turtle neck is almost an exact match for Olivia’s turtle neck jumper, which she wears with a burgundy skirt and some nude heels.

 

 

 

Denim Jeans:

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 Olivia loves a good pair of light blue denim jeans in which she can turn over and the ankles. Well, if you are looking for a tight fitting Jean that looks just like something Olivia would wear then these J Brand ‘Maria High Photo’ jeans are the ones for you.

For63434-1 a darker shade of blue denim jeans these Boss Orange slim fit jeans in a mid wash are definitely a winter denim to add to your wardrobe this year. Wear with an oversized knitted jumper for comfort and warmth this Winter.

Style Steal- Couple Edition

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigan have been one of those couples that more recently have shown us how amazing two people can dress when in a relationship. The super gorgeous model Chrissy has shown what an open couple her and John are, revealing a little too much in recent interviews… but that’s one of the reasons we love them. The other, well of course they always look on trend side by side, and here at Thackeray’s we want to give you ideas into dressing like such a powerful, fashionable couple.

While Chrissy often opts for denim distressed jeans and a blazer, or basic tees and tanned bags, John often goes for a super low key style with looser jeans and v neck jumpers… whatever the pair wear we always know we will be in love with it!

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These J Brand denim mid wash jeans are the perfect skinny fit to extenuate your features, which makes them flattering and other stars have been seen in the brand jeans, so you know you are getting excellent, star worthy quality.

 

 

This Micael Korsmk3 Riley bag in pale gold is the ideal chic bag to add that touch of glam to any outfit. Chrissy Teigan would definitely pair this with a slouchy fine knitted jumper and denim shorts in the summer, for that ultimate laid back beach look.

 

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This Religion Merge top in white is your summer staple; soft and flowy and totally edging towards the bohemian vibes, it will look amazing as a basic necessity paired with any colour skirt or trouser of your choosing.

 

 

 

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These Boss Black subtle wash jeans are the ones for you men that love the slimmer fit and what can go wrong with a classic denim blue which goes with everything? John would adore these, pairing them with a checked shirt or plain white tee for any occasion.

 

 

 

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This Paul Smith button down checked purple, white and blue shirt is a casual slouchy shirt which is similar to the one John wears with denim jeans and a belt to give that masculine look.

 

 

 

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This Vivienne Westwood v-neck jumper is basically a match for John Legends; which he wears with a pair of blue smart trousers. The added ‘orb emblem’ creates a subtle design and what could be better?

 

STEAL HIS STYLE- JOHN MAYER

This week we are totally obsessed with John Mayer; who keeps disappearing for ages then reappearing looking as stylish as ever. He is one celebrity who hasn’t always been a fashion guru but his style has definitely evolved from nerdy to high end casual wear and we love it! There is something that has stayed the same with John Mayer and that is his love for loose fitting trousers; and he makes them work.

He is actually noted as one of the most stylish celebrities right now and has even been awarded one of GQ’s ‘most stylish celebrities’ awards… no wonder we want more men to be dressing like him. In numerous of interviews he has described his style as being from ‘wonderland’, a miss mash of patterns, colours, styles and in that he has embraced his haters and it’s proving to be successful. His basic style is accompanied by denim shirts, leather jackets, slogan tees and trainers and he fits the criteria of a folk singer very well.

So, we have decided to give you a few ideas and tips into dressing like one of the world’s best dressed celebrity males.

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Trainers:

 

Boss green akeen trainersThese black Boss Green trainers are the perfect blend of leather and suede; which is in this season. The mesh panels add an extra touch of versatility to these sneakers and would be perfect paired with any style of jeans for an added touch of comfort to any outfit you plan on wearing!

 

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These black Cruyff ‘Bomba’ trainers with contrasting leather and textile print are again another comfortable yet stylish sneaker that add the casual feel to an outfit. The white sole adds a modernsied edge to what could be a classic trainer.

 

Shirts:

 

folk shirtThis Folk shirt in light blue is a classic John Mayer shirt, the cream coloured buttons add to the folk style and the formality of the shirt can be changed upon occasion. If you are going out during the day, pairing this shirt with some darker denim jeans, or black jeans and for night wear; a more formal skinny trouser and some brogues would suit the scene.

 

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This Y-3 tartan shirt shouts casual all the way, and the oversized buttons and large front pockets meet the neccesity of a daytime shirt. Wearing it open on mild days in the summer and closed in the winter means that this shirt will be ideal for all year round.

 

T-shirts:

 

billionaire boys clubThis Billionaire Boys Club top is a super cool, illustrated t-shirt and is definitely something John Mayer would wear. The oversized astronaut printed logo and crew neck would look perfect paired with a pair of jeans and trainers; a similar style to John Mayer’s everyday wear.

 

 

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This Diesel ‘T-zosimor’ t-shirt with ‘only the brave’ logo printed on it is yet another super casual t-shirt which in this light blue colour is a summer t-shirt. The classic fit will be flattering and ideal for any type of weather.

STEAL HER STYLE- SIENNA MILLER

Sienna Miller first made an appearance back in 2003 where she became THE one to watch. And yet, it’s now 2015 and she is still taking on cool meets chic in her eye catching outfits that at Thackerays we adore, and I mean it. The way she makes her style look so effortlessly put together is without a doubt something that screams wow! And since stepping out in that beautiful multicoloured midi dress earlier this year, her style game has gone through the roof.

Sienna often rocks minimal smart wear, pairing super fitted pencil skirts with oversized blazers, and baggy cigarette trousers with low cut knitwear. She definitely has an eye for all things smart and glamorous. So, we thought we should put together some pieces that will make you feel just like this British actress and model.

 

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Pencil skirts:
47792-1 This Boss Black ‘Oilina’ skirt in blue is perfect for the classic Sienna Miller look. Attached with a black snake skin  look belt giving the added touch to that all so dress down piece, that would look perfect paired with anything from a  plain black t-shirt to a sheer blouse. The slight denim effect makes it look casual, yet at the same time not taking  away from the smart feel.

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This Ted Baker ‘Bebu’ skirt in black is definitely smarter than the Boss Black skirt, as the panel of leather adds the edgy tone that is needed to bring out your inner cool! These styles of skirts keep coming around every season, so at least you will always know… they’ll never go out of fashion!

 

Jumpers:

 

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This Selected Femme jumper in peach will be a versatile wardrobe essential. The colour is soft and the material is light enough for summer; paired with a skirt, yet easy to wear with layers in the winter, as well as boots and jeans.

 

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This Armani Jeans fitted jumper in red is the piece for you if you dare to wear the v  neckline. The ruffled sleeves creates subtle detail, and this bold piece will be something that  is needed to make heads turn.

 

 

Relaxed fit trousers:

 

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These French Connection black and white checked peg leg trousers are definitely something Sienna would give a thumbs-up  to. Their relaxed fit is perfect for you women that don’t always want to be seen in skinnies, and the light monochrome touch  makes it easy to wear with either black or white; or perhaps a splash of colour if you are feeling brave.

 

 

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Then, lastly we have these Selected Femme tapered trousers; again in a relaxed fit just like Sienna’s trousers. The diamond illustrated print makes them eye catching and the way they go in at the top will make them flattering. Pair them with a plain t-shirt and some black heels for a night out, and some brogues for the daytime look.

 

 

 

 

Style Steal – Couple Edition

Since Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift became an item 3 months ago, they have become THE couple to watch. After copious amounts of PDA at the Billboard awards, and them both looking perfect together, we decided that  we want to steal Taylor’s style and find someone for ourselves who dresses like Calvin.

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While Calvin sticks to a very monotone style, dressing up casual outfits with leather jackets and looking handsome in suits; Taylor is very much the opposite. After experimenting with her style over the past few years she has finally found it – and it is amazing! 
Click here to steal the couples style!

 

 

Steal Her Style – Blake Lively

 

Who isn’t in love with Blake Lively? Since finding fame on Gossip Girl her style has evolved. Blake embraced her pregnancy looking  flawless all the way through and never once giving into big maxis or oversized tops.

We want to steal her style (and her husband).

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This past year, whether pregnant or not, Blake has picked out some of the key trends which we love.
Printed trousers are big for SS15 and are the perfect item in your wardrobe for any occasion whether you’re in the office or on holiday.
Armani Jeans and French Connection are a great example of this trend.
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trouser, with the slim fit leg creating a flattering shape, along with the side zip, meaning they have a seamless look. However they are still as versatile as the other trousers. A great look for these would be pairing them with brogues or slippers.

 

 

 

 

Every one is loving Botanical Prints this season, they create an eye-catching look perfect for summer.

Ted Baker has really lived up to this trend this season. For SS15 they’ve had two different botanical prints running through their collection.

Their Lily and Hibiscus print, seen below is for night time looks, with the pink and oranges contrasting against the mainly black background. We wouldn’t recommend having a whole outfit consisting of this print (unless its the dresses) but they are great items to focus an outfit around, picking out certain colours in the print such as green or pinks.

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The other key print, is the Rose Print, which due to the lighter pastel colours, is more of a day time look or perfect for special occasions such as weddings. This print can easily be dressed up, especially with the printed t-shirt below. Pair it with blue jeans, a blazer and a pair of heels and you’re good to go.

 

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If you love these prints but aren’t keen on them dominating your outfit, they are also available in scarves so you can drape them over your outfit or be used as a cover-up.

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Our last style inspiration from Blake is Jumpsuits, perfect for this in-between weather or late summer nights.

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The range of jumpsuits above how just how versatile they are.

The Ted Baker black and White jumpsuit, is perfect for smart occasions as it has a much more tailored look compared to the others. The embellished neckline glams it up a bit and the waistband cinches you in at the waist.

To the right we have the complete opposite style of jumpsuit from Pepe Jeans. The abstract flower print along with the floaty design makes this the perfect holiday and festival item.

Lastly we have a Lavish Alice navy jumpsuit with a peplum style detailing and crossover spaghetti straps. This jumpsuit is perfect for going out, pair it with some big wedges to create a 70’s look with the flared trousers.