By Jennifer Lynn
Celebrity style on a shoestring student budget has never been so easy to achieve thanks to booming British brand Motel. With famous fans including The Saturdays, Marina Diamandis and X Factor winners Little Mix, this high street honey is bringing high fashion to the masses, and, most importantly, to your wardrobe.
Frequent Topshop and ASOS visitors will instantly recognise the concession’s bright tropical prints, bodycon dresses and figure flashing cut-outs, but the self-confessed “wild child of British style” is no one trick pony, with everything from vintage style playsuits to edgy printed jeans adorning their website. Aiming to start a fashion revolution, Motel is urging us to “bin the beige and shred the shapeless”, in order to reinvent the trends and celebrate the fabulous female form. With their base boutique in Bristol, and stockists as far around the globe as Australia, the ever growing brand is changing the face of fashion one continent at a time.
From copious nights out to the hangovers that inevitably follow, lectures to lunches, Motel have pulled out all the stops this spring/summer to provide you students with an outfit for every occasion. Versace-inspired baroque prints adorn everything from skirts to shirts, so if you missed out on Donatella’s collection for H&M you can still get in on the action, with a Motel twist of course. Team the Hardy boyfriend shirt in blue baroque print (£38) with a pair of Motel’s bestselling Jordan skinny jeans (£48) for a colour pop preppy daytime look.
Alternatively, contrast the Zoe body in pink baroque print (£25) with a gorgeous violet Becka bodycon skirt (£32) for a cool club vibe. Just add killer heels!
If sports luxe is more your thing then check out the colour block trend or the geometric shapes of the Bambi dress (£42). This monochrome mini is so Helmut Lang and could easily be styled for day or night. More futuristic fashionistas will adore the new galaxy speed printed frocks or the plethora of mesh detailing which has cropped up this season. The Goldie dress (£48) is very Alexander Wang, with hexagon mesh sleeves and side panels, adding a sexy twist to the classic LBD and creating a perfect party girl look.
For those chilly Scottish mornings when only warmth will do, take a look at Motel’s newest additions to their knitwear collection. Expect to see flecked yarn, chunky cable knits and boyfriend shapes, perfect for healing your hangover, or getting you out of bed and into class this February. The Louise jumper in navy and cream (£55) is an easy outfit- add thick knit tights and ankle boots for the ultimate in comfy chic.
So the next time you’re complaining that you have nothing to wear you know exactly where to look… if your favourite famous face doesn’t beat you to it.
To shop online or find a stockist near you hit www.motelrocks.com and join the revolution.