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12 Insta-outfit ideals to steal

1st May, 2017

If you’re experiencing stylist’s block aka having no idea what to wear then it’s high time for some fashion inspiration. As always the stylish ladies of Instagram are able to offer up more than enough great outfits to help you get dressed for the rest of the month, totally drama-free.

This look demonstrates perfectly how you can mix classic and contemporary and create a look that’s totally on point. Ballet flats and cropped distressed jeans are already a match made in sartorial heaven but when there’s a gorgeous Chanel boucle jacket involved, then you’ve got perfection on your hands.

Now this is how to do lounge wear the chic way. Fashion blogger Julie Sarinana has opted for tapered cropped tracksuit pants (infinitely more flattering then the baggy variety) and paired it with a classic black and white striped long sleeved t-shirt and sneakers for the ultimate in leisure wear.

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An oversized cocoon style coat will not only be a great winter warmer it looks polished when thrown on over everything from jeans to leather pants.

A gorgeous trench is a wardrobe staple. I guarantee that not only will you get plenty of wear out of it, it also works well with the current trend of straight leg denim – an effortless look that is of the moment.

Now is the time to start building your knit collection. A neutral knit when paired with a black turtleneck and round frame sunglasses channel a 60s vibe with a modern touch.

Stretchy jeans are making way for more rigid denim styles with the straight leg, high rise being the most popular. When paired with a simple white tee and a cosy cardigan, you’ve got yourself a look that’s perfect for an afternoon spent relaxing.

Whatever Olivia Palermo wears is always fashion gold, especially when it’s monochromatic perfection such as this. A pair of leather pants is the ideal pairing with ankle boots while a long line vest and bell sleeves makes for sophisticated layering.

A moto style leather jacket is a key wardrobe item throughout the year for me as it’s so versatile. Lara Worthington has thrown her jacket on over a plain tee and tweed pants for a look that perfectly straddles the old and the new.

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Glossier founder Emily Weiss’ look shows how oh-so right a pairing white and grey make. The cropped flared jeans are one of the key denim styles of the season while the Gucci slides with fur trim are the ideal finishing touch. The coat with waterfall drape is a wardrobe addition that is guaranteed to be on high rotation.

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Miranda Kerr is living proof in the style appeal of a pair of bold hued pants. Red is an adventurous colour choice but when paired with a cami and sweet polka dot cardi it looks decidedly more subdued and wearable.

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Be adventurous in your fashion pairings a la Miroslava Duma who has teamed sporty separates with a classic long length, double breasted wool coat and black boots for a look that’s comfortable with an added edge.

A sleeveless suit style dress looks polished and sophisticated and can be dressed up or down according to your chosen footwear. Heeled ankle boots would take you to a meeting just fine while a pair of sneakers could take you to lunch with the girls. Also, the backpack has grown up a lot over the years to make it a great alternative to a handbag.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal: Coachella edition

20th April, 2017

It’s one of the most iconic music festivals in the world and also one of the best places to source a bit of outfit inspo. From celebs, to bloggers and models, each year Coachella attracts ridiculous numbers of stylish people so there’s a guaranteed endless supply of amazing outfits to leave you feeling inspired. Here are some of the best looks to copy and paste into your wardrobe.

Throw on a long length cardi over everything from a pair of denim shorts to a skirt to take an outfit into relaxed bohemian territory.

denim jacket is a must for your wardrobe this season. Pair it with a simple slip dress and you’ve got an easy go-to outfit that screams effortless cool.

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Rachel Zoe can always be relied upon to look immaculate and the one shoulder floral dress from her eponymous label is a whimsical look that would look perfect for a dressy daytime event.

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There are myriad sneakers around these days but a classic pair of white Converse high tops is always a no-brainer footwear option when it comes to a casual ensemble.

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It’s easy to dress up a simple outfit – just add some chunky statement jewellery and you’ve got yourself the perfect accent to a pared back look.

If there’s one thing your wardrobe needs this season it’s a great t-shirt. Pair a slogan tee with statement sunglasses for a fun look with plenty of attitude.

Update your denim wardrobe with a pair of straight leg, distressed jeans. Be sure to wear it cropped for the most flattering fit. Team with a tee and ankle boots and you’ve got yourself a winning weekend look.

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Matchy-matchy can be hard to pull off but Selena Gomez’s floral dress and floral scarf has a 60s vibe that still looks of the moment.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with your accessories. Layering multiple necklaces in similar metals makes a striking statement.

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The print of choice this season? Checks. A checked gingham slip dress worn with hoop earrings for a look that’s sweet with a contemporary spin.

Think outside the box when it comes to your choice of footwear. An off the shoulder floral maxi dress paired with ankle boots takes the look in an entirely unexpected direction.

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There are two trends to watch out for here: the “mom” jean and the candy pink shade of Tash Oakley’s jacket. Both will be everywhere this season. Just be sure to keep your top fitted when pairing with this particular style of denim for the most flattering look. Also when wearing pink work back with pieces that aren’t overly feminine to avoid looking too saccharine sweet.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

3rd April, 2017

A brand new month calls for some fresh outfit inspo to help you sidestep every wardrobe dilemma you may have. To help make outfit planning a little easier I’ve rounded up the best looks to suit every occasion to make looking amazing every day a cinch.

Embrace the ultimate high-low mix and team a blazer with a vintage tee for a look that taps into the season’s statement t-shirt trend. Pair this combination with a pair of black pants and heels and you’ve got yourself a winning look.

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When it comes to accessories try out all things studded for a look that’s edgy and of the moment.

In this tricky trans-seasonal period make like blogger Brooke Testoni and layer a dress with a turtleneck for a look that’s spot on for battling unpredictable weather. The bonus? Your summer dresses don’t have to go into hibernation just yet.

The sock boot is a key shoe to add to your wardrobe this season. It’s slimline silhouette is the ideal pairing with a voluminous pant for a look that’s very of the moment.

Be adventurous and mix and match different textures. Plisse pants and a lurex top are a bold pairing – unlikely but one that looks fresh and will make your outfit stand out in the crowd.

If you’re going to buy a pair of jeans this season make it a pair with a raw hem. It’s the ideal way to update your denim wardrobe as this particular finish will be everywhere.

A pair of knee high boots worn back with a slip dress make this look not only weather-appropriate but so sexy and stylish. Elevate this ensemble even more by topping it with a gorgeous faux fur coat.

Leather is always a key wardrobe staple during the cooler months but why not venture further afield than trusty black and embrace a touch of colour. A burgundy leather jacket looks sleek and sophisticated.

Knots, draping, and origami style folds will be making its way in-store this season and is just the finishing detail to take a standard shirt or dress and elevate it into something more.

Did you live in cropped flared jeans during summer? You don’t have to bid them adieu quite just yet by swapping your open toed sandals for ankle boots instead.

For the ultimate laid back casual weekend look pair your trusty denim with a trench coat. It’s an easy go-to outfit for everything from brunch to a day running errands.

Tap into your ultra feminine side and embrace shades of lolly pink. It’s surprisingly easy to wear too – whether its a blouse or a dress and even wide legged pants, this hue is ultra flattering.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal from New York Fashion Week

28th February, 2017

New York Fashion Week has come and gone but the outfit inspo is definitely here to stay. The street style in the Big Apple is always next level amazing so here are a few well-dressed ladies to help you pull together your next look…

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Former magazine editor and now head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen can always be relied upon for ensembles with flair. Not only is she showing that dressing with a bump doesn’t mean shying away from bold prints and patterns, her ability to combine various textures has made this look one that definitely stands out from the crowd.

Nadia flies the flag for Aussie blogger style with this striking look. Try working with various shades in the same colour family to give your ensemble some cohesion.

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A denim jumpsuit is a great alternative to traditional jeans. For a dressier look opt for a dark indigo hue a la Chung.

Extend the wear of a summer dress by teaming it with a pair of jeans once the weather cools down. Add a pair of pointed pumps and cropped coat and you’re set.

Toughen up a feminine dress by adding a pair of ankle boots. A leather and shearling jacket provides the perfect contrast to the floaty nature of the dress.

You can always rely upon Olivia Palermo for a guaranteed fashion home run. A pair of knee high boots is given an on trend feel when worked back with an asymmetrical skirt. Grey hues are also always the perfect go-to during autumn/winter.

Rainbow hues are given a sophisticated feel with the addition of a navy blazer. A mini handbag gives it a modern feel.

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The new take on the white shirt is a little more deconstructed giving the corporate staple a more contemporary feel. When paired with wide-leg pants its the perfect look for the office.

Daring cut-outs are definitely for the fashion risk taker however a maxi length make it a little less risque. Gomez’s ankle strap heels add a sprinkling of sophistication.

Kate Bosworth is the epitome of ladylike polish in this ensemble. Monochrome with a touch of camel is always a winning colour combination, especially when it comes in the form of a gorgeous coat.

Venture further afield when it comes to coats this coming winter. A kimono style coat will keep you cosy whilst upping your style cred. Also who says you need to stick to sombre hues when the weather cools down? A pop of colour such as a pair of mustard pants gives this look a head-turning finish.

A pleated skirt and floaty blouse are given a more casual feel with the addition of studded ankle boots. It’s also hard to resist a coat with a statement fur collar to dial up the style stakes.

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10 stylish Aussie women to inspire your look on Australia Day

26th January, 2017

What better day than Australia Day to shine a spotlight on some of our own homegrown fashion talent. If there’s one thing we do well Down Under it’s style that’s relaxed and understated yet still distinctly fashion forward. These women have managed to cultivate an aesthetic that works perfectly to complement our laidback lifestyle but still inject it with their own trendsetting spin. The next time you’re stuck for a little fashion inspiration look no further than home soil…

Nicole Warne

Gary Pepper Girl’s founder Nicole Warne is the very definition of stylish. Appearing in campaigns for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands, she’s always immaculately put together and is the epitome of feminine styling with a modern spin.

Sara Donaldson

I’ve known Sara for awhile and her style mantra of wearing a colour palette of only black, white and grey has always been her signature look and why not when it works this well? She’s a great example of knowing what works for you and really owning it.

Amanda Shadforth

A talented photographer and one of our biggest fashion bloggers, Oracle Fox’s Amanda Shadforth manages to work man-style tailoring with just the right injection of feminine touches. Her looks always have a distinct contemporary vibe which she manages to mix beautifully with the simple aesthetic of Australian style.

Lara Worthington

The quintessential beach girl, Lara Worthington’s style has certainly evolved from her bikini model days to a wardrobe that’s highlighted by designers such as Dior, Gucci and Celine. Her looks are always fashion forward and have a distinctly edgy vibe in a nod to the aesthetic of New York, where Worthington now resides.

Jesinta Franklin

The newly married Jesinta Franklin is the perfect canvas for showing off some seriously envy-inducing looks (being a David Jones ambassador certainly helps!). Her looks are always quite demure, often wearing dresses or skirts that go to the knee or are midi length however she always flashes just a glimmer of skin to inject a touch of sexiness. She’s definitely one to watch.

Jessica Stein

The jetsetting blogger behind the website Tuula Vintage is the perfect go-to muse when it comes to women who love looks that are relaxed and echo the kind of covetable global lifestyle that Stein has. She favours floaty fabrics, denim and feminine prints with all her outfits having a laidback elegance.

Nadia Fairfax

I’ve been friends with Nadia for ages and she has always had a great sense of style. Her looks are always sleek but have a sense of playfulness to it whether it’s a great pair of statement earrings or a bold, unexpected print or colour.

Christine Centenera

She’s Vogue Australia’s fashion director and no wonder – she has a look that’s distinctly her own and is always one to set the trends. Her looks are always peppered with designer pieces and the one constant is her ability to pull off a myriad of tricky trends – everything from stirrup leggings as she wore at Fashion Week this year to a fluffy coat – and make it look oh-so stylish.

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Laura Brown

The newly appointed editor-in-chief of US InStyle has a quirky sense of style that is often punctuated by the latest designer pieces. She favours bright colours, bold prints and logo t-shirts but manages to work it together for a distinctly unique aesthetic.

Brooke Testoni

The stylist and founder of her eponymous blog, Testoni manages to cover the full spectrum of fashion whether it be a simple pair of blue jeans with a uniquely structured top to a dress in a luxe, jewel-toned fabric. It’s a look that’s distinctly on-trend and of-the-moment.

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12 Insta-outfits to inspire your look in 2017

2nd January, 2017

A brand new year may be inspiring you to update your look – but where to start? Before you hit the shops or start doing a major closet clean out be sure to start with a little fashion inspiration first. And what better place to start than with some of the most stylish ladies to ever hit Instagram…

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Dress up your denim with bright pops of colour. A vibrant hue is the ultimate way to offset a pair of blue jeans.

Inject a little man-style tailoring into your wardrobe. Every woman should own a great suit that fits her body perfectly. When it comes to choosing a colour you can’t go wrong with shades such as black, navy or grey.

Channel Olivia Palermo and focus on the little details this year. The perfect sleeve, a structured bag or a quirky finishing touch to a pair of shoes is a great way to make your outfit stand out from the crowd.

Who says neutrals can’t make a statement? A natural hue looks even more glamorous with a touch of shine while a multi-toned mules look elegant and polished.

Mix and match textures for a look that feels considered and perfectly put together. Suede and wool work fabulously together when the weather cools down.

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Think classic when it comes to your accessories. A pair of gold aviators or a chain strap bag are the ideal way to finish an outfit.

Pinstripe shirting goes from corporate to cool when cut in a modern off the shoulder style.  Think outside the box when it comes to traditional patterns and prints.

It’s hard to improve on monochrome as it works so well. Play with contrast such as adding a white blazer to an all black ensemble to really make the look pop.

A tough biker jacket can look polished when teamed with the right texture or pattern. This leather jacket looks decidedly polished when paired with a velvet bag and a skirt in a delicate houndstooth pattern.

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Sneakers are here to stay especially when of the white variety. Look for slightly elevated platform styles to give the look a point of difference or stick to old favourites from the likes of Nike and Adidas. The only rule? Keep them spotless!

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I’ve always been a big fan of touches of animal print. Go all out with a jacket Kendall Jenner style or go for a hint of it such as the trim on a pair of shoes or a bag.

Don’t be afraid to clash prints but just be sure to choose one colour to tie the look together. This look is given some cohesion with elegant black pumps that pick up the colour in the jumper without obscuring its playful nature.

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Steal her style: Gigi Hadid

2nd December, 2016

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This party season why not try an after dark look a la Gigi Hadid. Whilst Hadid’s Roberto Cavalli coat might not be quite right for a warm Australian summer you can do your own take on it with a lightweight duster coat. A little black slip dress teamed with a flowing coat adds a touch of drama to an otherwise simple look. Add a pair of strappy stilettos and you have yourself a sexy evening ensemble that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Duster coat

A neutral coat can be worn in the evening however you can also take it down a notch into daywear by teaming it with a pair of jeans or a dress and sneakers.

Slip dress

The slip dress is the ultimate nod to the ’90s trend. Consider it a key addition to your summer wardrobe – it’s sleek, simple and so versatile.

Heels

A pair of black strappy stilettos will keep you party ready this festive season. They’re an easy go-to when you want to make a statement without overpowering the rest of your outfit.

Top handle bag

Hadid has kept her bag quite practical however if you wanted to swap it out for a simple clutch you could easily transform the look into something spot on for the evening.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal this week

14th November, 2016

If you had a bonafide wardrobe meltdown this morning because you had absolutely no idea what to wear then consider this the answer to all your problems. Enjoy 12 very well-dressed women with plenty of style to give you endless wardrobe inspo.

Play with some bold accessories that have plenty of personality. The choker is still very much every blogger’s best friend.

Pick one colour to carry throughout your outfit for a cohesive look that screams you’re in the sartorial big league.

Sweet finishes such as the tie on Stein’s shirt paired with ’70s style wide leg pants give a relaxed vibe.

Pick a statement bag (metallic detailing is still very of the moment) and work your outfit around it.

Monochrome always delivers a polished finish but don’t be afraid to experiment. Pair a dressy skirt with slightly more relaxed pieces such as a tee and slides a la Donaldson.

A matching set is adorable but when paired with cute ’60s inspired accessories it makes a statement.

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A sleek suit is eternally stylish. Choose one in an interesting fabric to give the look a point of difference.

Go all out with one aspect of your outfit. This patterned skirt with its vibrant hues steals the show in the best possible way.

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Traditional blue jeans paired with a printed button down shirt is the ideal off duty look.

Take a preppy outfit and pair it with white sneakers for an unexpected ensemble.

A relaxed fit denim jacket will serve your wardrobe well. It’s the ultimate multitasker as it will work with everything from a tee and jeans to dresses and skirts.

The sleeveless blazer elevates this look from corporate to style savvy. Plus in a bold pink it shows you’re the kind of girl who doesn’t mind taking a fashion risk or two.

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Steal her style: Aimee Song

12th August, 2016

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She has 3.8 million followers on Instagram alone and her hugely successful blog Song of Style is an endless source of fashion inspo, so it’s no surprise that Aimee Song knows how to turn standard fashion staples such as a blazer and jeans and turn it into something deserving of thousands of likes. Add this outfit to your repertoire for those days when you want to walk out the door with some extra polish.

Black blazer

I know that I can’t live without a black blazer in my life purely because it’s often an easy option to throw on over an outfit and pulls a look together without much effort.

Black tee

A wardrobe should always have a well stocked supply of t-shirts. I tend to favour white the most but a simple black tee is always good to have on hand.

Ripped denim

This is a great lesson in how distressed denim can still look sharp. A pair of skinny or straight leg jeans, cropped at the ankle and paired with the right accoutrements can go from comfy casual to decidedly chic.

Metallic bag

Not ventured into metallics territory as yet? A bag is a great place to start. A metallic bag is often a great way to add a pop of colour to an outfit and give it a point of difference.

Pointed heels

The plethora of pointed heels available this season with interesting finishes and textures will ignite your passion for the humble black pump. An investment you definitely won’t regret.

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Instagram outfits to give you wardrobe inspo this week

4th July, 2016

Oh, Instagram. So many great outfits, so little time. One of the great things about Instagram is having small bite-sized pieces of fashion inspo at your fingertips at all hours of the day. If you’re ever having one of those days where you’re scratching your head about what to wear Instagram can often be a great place to spark an outfit idea or two. This week, let these ladies inspire you…

Jessica Stein

The endless snaps of her jetsetting lifestyle will inspire some major wanderlust but follow Stein and you’ll also be guaranteed a steady stream of great looks to inspire you. The below look – double denim done oh-so well will inspire you to invest in some flares and snap up a chambray shirt immediately. You could also try the look with your favourite skinny jeans if flares aren’t your thing.

 

Jesinta Campbell

Let Campbell inspire you to adopt some great neckwear this week. Try a black skinny scarf or a great choker to give your wardrobe some instant on-trend cred.

Taylor Tomasi Hill

If the former accessories director of Marie Claire and artistic director of Moda Operandi has taught us anything it’s that a pop of colour or a pattern can instantly liven up an all-black ensemble. The striped shirt and pop of blue give this outfit a bit of personality. So this week, if you’re usually one for wearing black from head to toe why not branch out and add a print or a vibrant hue to your outfit to give it a point of difference.

 

Miroslava Duma

The diminuitive digital mogul and founder of Buro 24/7 rarely ever puts a fashion foot wrong so she’s always guaranteed to provide an outfit idea or two. So why not try an unexpected pairing this week by teaming a midi skirt with a white cotton top or even a simple white tee? It’s a winning high-low mix.

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Aimee Song

A button down shirt can be one of the most versatile things you’ll ever own but sometimes it can err on the side of conservative. So why not mix it up this week by layering it with a vest – bonus brownie points if you can find a leather one with loads of attitude a la Song.

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