TEAM ZOELLA JANUARY 21, 2021

Period Drama Inspired Fashion

Let us introduce: 'Regencycore'. Similarly to Cottagecore in its TikTok and Instagram origins, the phrase was coined following the influence of Netflix's latest hit Bridgerton, which has seen the appetite for period drama inspired fashion skyrocket.

Between Bridgerton, The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit, it’s clear that the escapism we seek from an evening of Netflix has transcended beyond simply a different reality, but to a different time period altogether. Let us introduce: ‘Regencycore’. Similarly to Cottagecore in its TikTok and Instagram origins, the phrase was coined following the influence of Netflix’s latest hit Bridgerton, which has seen the appetite for period drama inspired fashion skyrocket. 

From empire waistlines to pastel hues, pearl headbands, lace detailing and corseted silhouettes, it’s the ultimate throwback in romantic, whimsical dressing.

From empire waistlines to pastel hues, pearl headbands, lace detailing and corseted silhouettes, it’s the ultimate throwback in romantic, whimsical dressing. Decadence is the key here- minimalist, scandi dressers look away because this trend is rooted in more being more. And whilst it might seem that there are limited occasions with which you can get away with a pearl detailed blouse or renaissance inspired corset, the magic of regal dressing can be found in the small details synonymous with the trend that can be subtle but instantly recognisable. 

According to fashion intelligence outlet Lyst, searches for Regencycore fashion have gone wild following the Internet’s Jane Austen worthy love affair with Bridgerton, as searches for corsets were up 123%, pearl and feather headbands up 49%, long gloves up 23% and empire line dresses up a whole 93%. It’s clear that it’s not just the Duke and his spoon that have made a lasting impression on viewers.

Regencycore is reigning over the fashion world in 2021, and if it means an excuse to rewatch Bridgerton for the second (read: fifth) time running then so be it…

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TEAM ZOELLA JANUARY 10, 2021

Weekly Wants: Winter Accessories

We're talking berets, bucket hats, scarves, masks, gloves, boots, slippers, umbrellas and a staple pair of thick winter socks, we're totally here for the long haul when it comes to accessorising to the max this season.

Whilst this season might be without some of our normal winter activities, we won’t be stopped from making the most of cold weather dressing and the pure joy that can be found from wrapping up in multiple cosy layers and a walk around the block- it’s the little things after all!

We’re looking for any way possible to spice up our days. Enter winter accessories! Hooray!

Wearing the same coat day in and out (even if it is only for a dog walk or corner shop run) can get a little tiresome, and in the age of empty calendars, we’re looking for any way possible to spice up our days. Enter winter accessories! Hooray! We’re talking berets, bucket hats, scarves, masks, gloves, boots, slippers, umbrellas and a staple pair of thick winter socks, we’re totally here for the long haul when it comes to accessorising to the max this season.

Go neutral to easily switch and sashay between your catalogue of outfit extras, or opt for bold, pattered and statement pieces to add some real pizzazz to your look. Whichever way you swing, the variety of picks in this week’s team Weekly Wants means there’s truly something for everyone!

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TEAM ZOELLA JANUARY 7, 2021

4 Need-To-Know Trends For 2021

Say hello to puff-sleeved everything (thanks for the inspo Bridgerton), baseball caps, pastels galore and hip detail trousers that are enough to make our bank balance feel a little on the apprehensive side.

Whilst we might not have got to wear much of our wardrobes in 2020, (except for loungewear, plenty of loungewear), we can’t help but look ahead to the next few months and the slither of optimism we feel, and wonder … what are we going to WEAR? How exciting it feels to have that question pop up in our minds! For so long now many of us have lost our sense of self and the joy in dressing, whether that be in your glad-rags and fave lipstick or just your classic jeans (who?) and a nice top, it always feels good to look good in your outfit!

Giving you the low-down on the best places to shop and be ahead of the curve when bottomless brunch and dancing till our feet hurt becomes available

So despite the current lockdown measures and lack of calendar invites, our ears most definitely pricked up as we heard about the 2021 fashion trends that will be making their way into an online cart near us ASAP. We’ve narrowed down just 4 of the key trends for the year ahead, giving you the low-down on the best places to shop and be ahead of the curve when bottomless brunch and dancing till our feet hurt becomes available- and boy oh boy are we excited!

Say hello to puff-sleeved everything (thanks for the inspo Bridgerton), baseball caps, pastels galore and hip detail trousers that are enough to make our bank balance feel a little on the apprehensive side…

Puff Sleeves

Baseball Caps

Hip Detail Trousers

Pastels Galore

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TEAM ZOELLA FEBRUARY 16, 2020

Weekly Wants: Shelf Styling

This time around, we're dedicating our Weekly Wants to interior décor and shelf styling.

You can inject a lot of personality into a space simply by displaying some of your favourite items together in your home. So, whether you want to create a minimal arrangement with a neutral colour scheme to match, or you’d rather go all out maximalist – styling your shelves with the things you love is bound to make you feel right at home.

From vases and art prints to book stacks and candles, check out the decorative bits and bobs we want to see sitting pretty on our shelfie!

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TEAM ZOELLA JANUARY 5, 2020

Weekly Wants: Sales Picks!

Saving the quids in January? Don't you worry child, we've got your back and your bank balance.

This time round, our Weekly Wants is dedicated to getting thrifty with our shopping. All our favourite brands and retailers are slashing prices and the temptation is real.

Whether you’re after a new TV, a Winter getaway or you just want to stock up on your favourite beauty brands at discounted prices, enjoy dazzling deals and snap yourself a great barg in the January sales! Scroll through our selections in the gallery below…

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