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Top 5: Prada + geometric print trousers

Miuccia Prada is responsible for so many wearable trends that have translated brilliantly onto the high street in recent years. And this coming season is no exception as shoppers clamour to get their hands on flattering cropped trousers with a distinctive geometric print.

A natural successor to the pyjama pant and the art deco trend, the head-to-toe print look appeared fairly daunting on the catwalk, but do not be deceived, we reckon it would be your new best friend for the office.

While daring fashionistas can rock the whole match-matchy printed shebang, consider a printed geometric trouser with a tailored white skirt and plain jacket to let the trousers do the talking! Luckily you’re spoilt for choice and by matching some work wear staples with a new pair of trousers, could get a distinctly on-trend new season look for less than £50.

Here are our Top 5 favourites. Happy shopping!

The real deal

Tile Print Skinny Trousers from Topshop £40

Styling idea from Warehouse. Trousers £45

Party trous! Jacquard loom trousers £39.99 from Zara

ASOS Premium cropped trousers £40

Discovery Monday: Simeon Farrar for ASOS

Illustrator Simeon Farrar’s hugely successful Kate Mouse tshirt is back again, this time as part of an exclusive collection for ASOS. Of course a t-shirt makes up part of a super easy outfit for summer, making a statement t-shirt a solid investment.

There are 12 designs in Farrar’s collection for ASOS and all feature woodland animals – a big trend for this Autumn. We still adore the Kate Moss tee, which has sold out before so you better move fast!

It’s back! Simeon Farrar Kate Mouse T-Shirt £55 from ASOS

SO cute! ‘We’re so in love’ tee

Simeon Farrar Bunny Face with Bow Tie T-Shirt £55

Cat’s eyes: Prada vs the high street

Hello sunshine (at last) we can now wear 50s summer dresses and all those pastels we’ve been hoarding – hurray! And what better thing to team it with than pointy shoes and super cute retro cat’s eyes sunglasses a la Prada. Enjoy x

SS12 inspiration from Prada

ASOS Wing Cat Eye Sunglasses £9.50

pic: Tumblr: pixxie–dust

Amazing Prada editorial from somewhere

Glitter Arm Cats Eye Sunglasses £16 from Topshop. So sweet they’ll give you toothache

More Prada

Small Plastic Oval Sunglasses £16 from Topshop

Alexa has the wrong idea 😉 She’s wearing Christopher Kane btw. Pic: Vogue.com

The thigh’s the limit – extreme leg baring celebs!

Since the infamous appearance of Angelina Jolie’s leg at the Oscars, the red carpet has been flooded with celebs wearing gowns with daring slashed detail.  Do you dare to bare?

The dress that started it all.  (Thank Perez Hilton for the annotation!)

Kristen Stewart sizzles in Balenciaga (we also love Kirsten’s dress and super cute clutch)

Cara Delevigne works the trend with effortless elegance

Daring double splits for Jessie J

Rihanna’s never one to miss out the opportunity for a daring outfit, sporting a dress that she helped design herself.

If you’re inspired to “do an Angelina”, ASOS is the place to go – maxi skirt, £18

Accessories Make You Smile

One thing that gets us through the daily commute is looking at other people’s handbags, seeing the latest designer styles paraded on the Underground (we still want to go to the Hermes factory!)  There are some bags that seem to smile across the train though, so Snap Fashion is proud to present (brace yourselves…) our finest collection of bags with faces!

Love the neon detailing on this Aldo Hipps bag. £50 (but on sale at ASOS at the moment for £25, our little secret)

Hand out your business cards with a smile with this super cute DKNY business card holder, £45

Mischa Barton manages to create the ultimate “staring bag”, £75.

Cute and classic shape, Mischa Barton tops off this bag design with a smiley face, £79

Add a pop of colour (and a smile) to your outfit with this River Island zip lock bag, £35

*Love* this rose gold purse from Ted Baker. The fact that it looks like a little sea creature is a bonus! £65

B-Store for ASOS

Hello designer/high street collaboration! Here’s one from hip London boutique B-Store for online powerhouse ASOS. It features on-trend tropical prints in a cool aquatic palette with handy geometric pieces.  We love it. There were shoes, as you can see, but they appear to have sold out!

Ticks the match-matchy trend box too. B-store for ASOS running shorts in tropical palm print £135 and Jose top in £145

B-store for ASOS Chino 90s Print and Jose top again

Cool Cher jacket £220 worn with Kim dress £180

bStore for ASOS shoulder panel shirt dress in 90s print £175B-store shirt dress

Stella McCartney + My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

I bet you never thought you’d see these two in the same sentence, right? Well, the link lies in pineapples and palm trees, sported by these lovely ladies in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding…and favoured by super stylish Stella McCartney.

Stella’s SS12 collection features an abundance of palm trees and one of her most iconic outfits that made her name as a designer, featured a palm tree. And guess what? The high street is going crazy for our fav tropical fruit and foliage too. Enjoy x

"She's a pineapple..." (one of Stella'searly collections)

"I'm a palm tree." I LOVE Stella's SS12 tropical collection...Zara does some great copies (shhhh!)

Cute scalloped edges and perky print make tropical suitable for the office. Thank you Whistles! Beatrice pineapple dress £150

The easy way to sqeeze one of your 5-a-day into the wardrobe. Pineapple tee from Boutique by Jaeger £40

Stella re-invents her original pattern for an Adidas collaboration

*Bargain alert!* This dolphin hem mini skirt from ASOS fits with the sporty trend and costs £10

Love this palm tree tee from Stella MacCartney's main line

A little like Ashish, this ASOS embellished shell with palm trees is totally covered in sequins and is only £45

A whole lotta tropical!

Style Crush: Frida Kahlo

I am reading the most amazing book at the moment called The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Without wanting to ruin it for anyone (because you should give it a read!) it’s set in Mexico and features artist Frida Kahlo.

Yes, we realise that while full brows are very SS12 you might not fancy channelling her distinctive almost-monobrow, but the colour and print clashing, braided hair and statement jewellery is bang on trend. She was apparently a huge fan of wearing lots of jewellery and mixing native Mexican styles with expanses of bright colour- even her house was bright cobalt blue. We do love a strong woman here at Snap Fashion at Frida was one of the strongest! Some cultural inspiration…

Frida by Frida (she was crazy for self-portraits)

I love the flowers and the print detail on Frida's dress

Great example of print detailing from ASOS

I adore this picture

Daring pattern

Topshop's new 'Native' collection with lots of colour, tribal and aztec-esque pattern (terms are possibly culturally insensitive but we mean well! We really wish someone would come up with new names for these kind of prints!)

Frida mash-up party!

I realllly need to go to Mexico now!

Claire Danes x ASOS

Claire Danes has been out of the limelight since her role in Stardust, but it’s time for the Hollywood star to shine again.  Take a look at her relaxed shoot for ASOS – something for the weekend?

Love the summery retroness of this shoot!

The 1950s cut of the dress complements girls of any shape

This shot is pure summer!

P…p…p…pick up a peplum

The peplum has been strutting its stuff on the catwalk for a couple of seasons now so you might as well give in and give this high-street friendly trend a go as it will be big this autumn and winter too.

I was going to be a bit of a fashion geek and head to the British Museum to prove that this trend has been around forever, (well, as long as the Ancient Greeks who loved a tunic gathered in at the waist -yes, even the men) but I will spare you, other than to mention that back when Dickens was writing the peplum was a popular riding jacket. So a new fad this ain’t.

And the peplum is amazing for accentuating feminine curves and creating a defined waist…but they can be tricky little blighters. The good news is that there is a peplum for all body shapes – you just need to pick where to pep and be prepared to try on quite a few- some will look grim – this is the shop’s fault and not yours!

Jason Wu put his peplum on the hips, which can look amazing on athletic or column-shaped girls, but not so flattering on anyone with already-curvy hips or thighs! Girls with inverted-triangle shaped bodies can get away with adding extra material to their hips or picking a waited peplum that is rather dramatic. However, there are lots of structured peplum tops and dresses on the high street, where the peplum accentuates the waist, which is far more flattering on most body shapes.

One of my fav SS12 looks

We love H&M and Topshop’s super sporty neoprene tops and have found that peplums with little material streamline the shape without adding bulk to the figure – plus they tick the sports luxe SS12 trend box. The fitted peplum is generally more flattering than its flouncy next-of-kin and teamed with a pencil skirt will create an amazing hourglass shape – great if you are an Apple shape looking to define your wait (add a belt for extra effect) or a pear shape looking to balance your top half with your curvier hips…or in fact an hourglass looking to ramp up your curve-appeal!

Shell top with peplum £22 from ASOS. H&M is also good for sleek and sporty peplums

If you don’t fancy taking the peplum plunge, why not cheat a little with a skirt that flares out, like a relaxed fishtail shape? The peplum trend can add instant glamour and polish to your work wardrobe and isn’t as daunting as we first thought. Go on, give it a try?

Amazing peplum scuba pencil dress £48 from Topshop

Such a statement piece and a must-have for AW12 too. leather peplum top £59.99 from H&M

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