It was a celebration of signature Stella McCartney this morning at the National de Paris, which loosely translates as a roll call of soft tweedy tailoring with mannish swagger, sensual sweater dressing that one can happily curl up on a sofa or head out for brunch in, and something street-smart for the weekend. McCartney was clever to weigh in on the elevated street wear vibe that's stomping its way through the season. She approached it via those puffas in protective, outsize proportions, and a series of tie-dyed denim elongated jackets and button-through dresses with criss-cross lacing. But there was plenty of pretty to soften the mood; a swan motif popped up on bibbed sweaters, printed on voluminous silk trousers and worked as a jacquard on trousers. Come night-time McCartney offered a black velvet trouser suit, the tuxedo jacket boasted suspended sheer tulle as though it were floating freely off the shoulders. More girlish options arrived in the shape of nude and rust-coloured plisse slip dresses with camisole tops and lace inserts (yes, you can still wear spring's lingerie offering well into the winter, the trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon). A minor rub: those pleated skirts painted in shiny gold veered a little too close to Proenza Schouler's hit spring/summer 2014 collection, but a Stella girl doesn't necessarily mind about that - she just wants something good to wear to work, on the weekend, out on a date, and there was plenty for her to want here. When it comes to those street style moments that have everyone talking, Stella McCartney outfits where those making the way down lanes and avenues this AW16 season. Catching attention with some standout snaps from New York this fashion week, the long-sleeved, high neck blouse featuring a ruffle neckline and button closure was one of the most instagrammable looks. Become top of the best dress guest list with this perfect style, chic and ultra feminie, it is a style show-stopper already it has gained a devoted following by those considered IT girls of the fashion world, including Aimee Song, Dani Song, Olivia Palermo and even Rihanna. Need an extra style hand when it comes to completing the look? Pair the denim ruffle blouse with the equal style must-have of the season, Heather stretch cotton trousers with a skinny elasticised waist in the colour way black, both stylish and comfy, these pants make the perfect 9-5pm or weekend brunch outfit and wardrobe staple for any fashionista. Opting from a more casual piece this sale season with an extra flare? The Charlie cotton dress featuring a short-sleeve drop waist and button up closure in the colour ways black or pure white is your style must-have. The dress that features a collarless dress with v-shape ruffle detailing is a Stella standout, both light-weight in fabrication and simple yet perfectly crafted in detail, this dress as become an Instagram style that every fashion blogger has been spotted in, make it yours and purchase on sale now from ParlourX. Alternatively for those cooler months there is the Camilla Cotton shirt, featured in the same colours and detailing, the Camilla is a long-sleeved style that can be stylish layered and transformed into differing looks. When it comes to those must-have styles that impress your friends and have been a fashion hit, the Eva swan blouse from Stella McCartney is it! A long-sleeved silk printed blouse with button closure, the Eva blouse has Kate Moss inspired all over it, a silky affair featuring pretty swan prints-the kind you’d typically find on a scarf. Need a little elevation in your wardrobe? Stella McCartney loafers are exactly what you need! They are one of the most versatile shoes, not only are they comfy, but they also work for the office, running around on the weekends, and everywhere in between. Only issue? Which colour is the right for you? Featured in ash black or palladio black, the Binx Platform loafers with a white base also have a beautifully crafted velvet and cracked metallic fabrication making them standouts. To make an extra statement, then add the metallic pouches to your look for the perfect ensemble, with the colour ways platinum, teal or copper to choose from your wardrobe can gain an instance style upgrade and wow factor. Take cue from Chiara Ferragni, Aimee Song, Jules Sarinana and Negin Mirsalehi for all styling tips and tricks on how to make this piece, work for you.
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