Wednesday, 25 February 2009

East Meets West: Experience a Taste of the Orient

A Taste of the Orient
A Taste of the Orient - by BradshawsCloset on
A Taste of the Orient - by BradshawsCloset on
Whenever Carrie sports a style it isn't long before it hits the high street and thanks to Sex and the City the Movie oriental prints and motifs are massive fashion news.

Miss Bradshaw looks gorgeous in green but the oriental trend comes in many shades and with a range of affordable garments and accessories readily available in all our favourite shops gettting the Geisha look doesn't have to break the bank.

As shown above, sunset shades are designer favourites this spring so why not start your oriental outfit with some strong orange tones? The gorgeous tunic pictured above costs just £28.00 from Dorothy Perkins and the matching hair lily comes even cheaper at just $7.50 from My Diva's Closet Not only are these items painfully on-trend they ooze confidence. Who needs a little black dress when you've got a whole pallet of colour?

Create contrast with bold green tones. The shoes pictured above cost $196.00 at Shoes.Com but if you can't stretch to that you can create a similar effect with these gorgeous patent leather wedge heels from Farah. You can currently buy them on Zappos for just $67.50.

To complete your look go super girly with a fan and / or a parasol. As mentioned in this week's Fashion Feed fans are going to be the hottest high street accessory once the humid months are upon us so beat the escalated prices and bag yours now. Ebay currently list a gorgeous selection of oriental fans and this fabulous lace parasol can be picked up at hatsnstuff for just £39.50. The parasol is more for a walk in the park on a summery day than a trip to Tesco. It may not be the most versatile item but it will protect you from the harsh rays of the sun at weddings, christenings and Sunday trips out to the coast and will add a touch of class to anything you team it with.