Category Archives: Style

Spring is in the air

March has arrived and we are longing for lighter days and fresh spring air.
The reason we love spring so much is it allows us to completely revamp our heavy wardrobe of chunky knits and earthy tones and brightens our days with softer fabrics and warm spring colours.

Spring is the time to break out of the cocoon we have been hibernating in for the last 6 months and shake off our old selves and start over.

We have some gorgeous new arrives and some amazing pieces returning again this season.

Beautiful crisp white & nude crochet pieces – prefect for garden parties and summer weddings.

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The return of the two piece – Start those summer holiday essentials (because the outfits are just as important as the holiday, right?)

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lets not also forget the perfect accessory

The weather will start to get a little warm which means sleeves will get shorter, this calls for arm candy!

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We hope you are looking forward to lighter days and warmer nights as much as we are!

I think its safe to say we are avidly awaiting BBQ season with a cool glass of Pimms, Ed Sheeran serenading us and of course our greatest accessory – the girls!

Shop our entire new spring collection at oliveandlile.com 

Have a great week – The O&L team xo

 

 

 

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Its coming… AW16 xo

Its fast approaching… its time to start planning your wardrobe! Everything you need to know about AW16 trends and what to buy.

We went to speak to our head buyer to get the low down on everything for the next coming season.

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She shared with us a sneak peak of her trend forecast for the next season and everything she thinks is gonna be hot!


“Velvet & Silk are going to be really key fabrics this autumn winter, and at Olive & Lile we already have some amazing velvet & silk dresses coming in, rock our Whisk Me Away Silk Dress & our High Maintenance Velvet Studded Tuxedo Dress.”

“Galaxy inspired sparkles and glitz is going to be so big for all your going out dresses this winter! For some Christmas sparkles our Serena Dress & Timeless Dress are perfect.”


Your can shop all these pieces on our website oliveandlile.com

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All things silk and blush! xo

silk blog.jpgThe perfect transitional trend for this late summer is silk! Spotted on the most stylish celebs, such as Kendal, GiGi and Rosie HW, it is the must have look this season.

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The key colour when rocking the silk trend, is blush pink. Our personal favourite colour here at Olive & Lile HQ–  we are blush obsessed!

 

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The great thing about the silk trend, is you can rock it from day to night. These style queens show us exactly how to do it…

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We have some lovely silk pieces at oliveandlile.com our favourites are the No Love Lost Playsuit & the Triss Bomber Jacket. This gorgeous silk dress on the right will be coming soon! Check your emails for the announcement!


Enjoy silking it up this season, love the Olive & Lile styling team

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O&L’s guide to St Tropez xo

stSt Tropez is, quite simply, the most famous resort in Europe – one of the iconic Bridget Bardot’s favourite places to holiday. St Tropez attracts the chicest of people, and is perfect place for any fashion lover to go!

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Where to stay?

The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez inventively combines charm and design to praise the ever so precious feeling of getting away from it all. Elegance, refinement and tranquillity describe the hotel experience. The interior was designed by French designer, Christophe Pillet.

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Where to eat & swim?

Le Club 55, is a popular spot amongst the celebrities and we can see why! Enjoy sunbathing on the beach, cocktail in hand, and then throw on your kaftan and head to the restaurant for some delicious lunch and refreshing glass of wine.

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Chanel’s pop up boutique

The La Mistralée private mansion has re-opened its doors for Chanel’s summer pop-up boutique in Saint-Tropez and every fashionista has to go see it! A shopping experience like no other.

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What to wear?

There is that French Riviera look, one that St Tropez famously sports. We recommend, shirt dresses, flowing caftans, floppy sun hats and gladiator sandals. If you can describe your outfit as chic, your good to so in St Tropez.

#OOTD #OOTN

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Shop your St Tropez outfit with us, we suggest the Long Lost Two Piece by day, and the Quinn Dress by night.

Share with us your snaps of your summer vay-cays on Instagram!

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Parisian Weekend Getaway xo

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A weekend in Paris is the perfect getaway, whether its a trip with your girls or your love, Paris is the place to go.

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Our first stop for ideas on what to do in Paris is our favourite books, ‘How To Be Parisian’ and ‘Bright Lights Paris’ they both offer great ideas on where to shop, dine and stay…Parisian style.

Where to shop?

Le Triangle D’or a small part of Paris has now been named “The Golden Triangle” this is where you will find the finest couture houses and cafés surrounded by the perfect triangle formed by Avenue Montaigne, Avenue George V, and Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Christian Dior, Céline, Balmain are just a few you will find at Le Triangle D’or, finish the shopping trip off with a stop at La Maison du Chocolate.

The Eiffel Tower

All day and night the Eiffel Tower looks incredible. We recommend taking a trip and having a champagne picnic under the tower at lunch time, and then taking a cab to watch it light up the city and sparkle at night.

Where to eat?

If you are wanting a light lunch and a sweet treat, head to Ladurée for a glass of champagne, a Croque-monsieur and some Macaroons.

What to pack?

When in Paris, dress like a Parisian, so pack your skinny jeans, black blazer, chic silk scarf, oversized sunglasses and a white shirt.

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If your heading to Paris this summer, share your photos with us on Instagram.

Love the Olive & Lile team xo

O&L’s guide to Santorini xo

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The most picturesque island off Greece, Santorini is home to white buildings, blue doors & pink flowers, over looking the stunning view of the Aegean sea.

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Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. It has some common characteristics with the traditional cuisines of Italy, the Balkans, Turkey and the Levent. If you like fish & meat dishes, vino, olives, feta cheese, yogurt & bread – Santorini is the perfect place to go. Did someone say dinner with a view? mmm…

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Santorini is filled with beautiful pools; natural pools filled from hot water springs, infinity pools & pools in caves – your options of where to go for a dip are endless. The island is also blessed with the Red Beach, one for the bucket list, it has been crowned one of the most colourful beaches in the world.

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What to wear when on vacay is the most fun part of the trip for us fashionistas! For this SS16 season our summer trend picks are big floppy sun hats, ankle wrap espadrilles, bardot necklines, fishtail braids & gladiator sandals.

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To make packing for your trip easier, here are our top picks from our store

Santorini is also a perfect couples destination, so send this blog post to your love and get booking your trip to the most romantic location this summer.

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We would love to see you rocking your Olive & Lile pieces on holiday this summer, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram.

love the Olive & Lile styling team xo

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