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6 ways with khaki

20th October, 2015

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The cyclical nature of fashion means that we often see colours have a moment one season, then disappear, only to make a triumphant return a few years later. Which is why we’re once again saying hello to khaki as a major colour trend this season. It may initially seem like a daunting colour to try at first glance, however if you know the colours that complement it, you can incorporate it into your wardrobe quite easily. Try these khaki pieces to instantly update an outfit.

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While you might not be so daring as to wear a skirt split to there a simple A-line or pencil skirt in this shade works well with white, black and grey. You could get away with it for work as long as the hemline is quite modest.

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If you’re not ready to make a big fashion commitment to this trend, you can incorporate it into your wardrobe quite inexpensively with a simple khaki tee. It works well with culottes (as you can see on the only and only Margaret Zhang) and by adding an unexpected pop of colour with your shoes, you give the outfit a focal point.

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A button down shirt in this shade can work with shorts for a casual look just as easily as it would a pair of jeans or a black skirt for evening attire.

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A jacket in a khaki colour is the perfect piece to match with jeans and sneakers for a day that’s spent out and about. Keep the material lightweight for those cooler summer evenings and go heavier once we head back into autumn.

 

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A mid length khaki dress is an easy option for daywear or evenings. Team it with a pair of heels for a dressier look or a pair of tan sandals for the perfect summer outfit.

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A khaki vest works well with a pair of leather shorts and a tee (you could even work it with denim if you wish). Whilst you might not want to go the heels route a la The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, you could easily just pop on a pair of flats or sandals and keep it quite laidback.

Photography: Love Shop Share, Style by Yellow Button, The Man Repeller, Just the Design, Pinterest

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What I Wore: Seventies Chic

10th October, 2015

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One of my fave trends this season is the fashion’s 70s flashback. It’s all about voluminous silhouettes, slightly chunkier platform heels and adding a touch of glamour to an outfit. As I mentioned in this post, I’d wear an outfit like this to the races but it also makes a great party ensemble once the festive party season is well under way.

Jumpsuit: Bec & Bridge

Heels: Wittner Clara Heel in Whiskey.

Hat: Nerida Winter Hat

See full ON TRACK Wittner collaboration HERE.

Fashion

6 ways with sunglasses

6th October, 2015

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One of the quickest ways to update your look is with a pair of sunglasses. And this spring/summer we’re definitely spoilt for choice as far as eyewear goes. There’s a style to suit every face shape, every style and every fashion whim, but these six styles are the top trends to look out for this season.

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Round sunglasses are definitely making a comeback. If you want frames that are on trend yet can still easily work back with myriad outfits then try this shape. It’s worth trying on a few different round styles as some face shapes tend to suit a chunkier frame whereas some require a slightly more slimline style.

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Want to make a statement? Try a pair of embellished sunglasses. This jewelled pair is a great way to make your eyewear the focal point of an outfit. It’s the ideal style for those who love to be a little more adventurous with their accessories.

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Mirrored glasses are popping up on every ‘it’ girl to fashion blogger this season and there’s a reason why – they work no matter what your style is. They give an outfit an edgy touch, but they’re also quite versatile, you can wear them with a slightly dressier blouse or worked back with a bikini at the beach.

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Poppy Delevingne wore these classic cat eye sunglasses at Paris Fashion Week and immediately sent them at the top of many women’s shopping lists! Every girl needs a pair of classic black sunglasses but a cat eye gives it a slightly retro feel. If black isn’t for you, this shape would also work in tortoiseshell or coloured frames.

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Semi-rimless glasses a la this classic pair by Ray Ban are a great alternative to Wayfarers. They’re modern, work with virtually every face shape and are the ideal style for those who want something that’s right on trend.

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Who better to steal some style inspiration from than Vogue’s uber stylish fashion director Christine Centenera? These flat top sunglasses by Celine are a great way to update oversized sunnies. These frames are clean, simple and elegant and are the perfect style to take you through summer and beyond. There are plenty of brands doing this particular style so if you want a pair minus the designer price tag keep an eye out in your local chain stores are they’re guaranteed to be doing their own interpretations this season.

 

 

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6 ways with culottes

22nd September, 2015

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Culottes have made a comeback and they’re set to be one of the season’s biggest trends. The billowy silhouette of these pants works well as a casual outfit when worn with a singlet and flats but can be dressed up with the addition of a camisole and heels. This season you’ll find culottes  in various fabrics and colours so you’re almost certainly going to find one to suit every occasion.

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You can’t go wrong with monochrome. A simple cami worn with black culottes and heels can instantly take this outfit to date night or drinks with the girls. As this silhouette is so voluminous be sure to keep your heels and top quite delicate to balance it out.

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While black is always classic why not go for a dramatic effect and opt for culottes in a vibrant colour? Spring/summer is all about pops of colour – just be sure to keep the rest of your outfit quite subdued to strike the right balance.

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There’s something quite fresh about an all white outfit, especially during the warmer months. White culottes channel that “I’m vacationing at the French Riviera” vibe and when worn with a simple cami it’s polished perfection at its best. Also, you don’t always have to wear sky high heels; you can opt for a block heel if you’re looking for something slight more comfortable if you’re going to be on your feet the whole day.

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Go for an edgier look by teaming a leather jacket and tee with a pair of dark culottes. Add a pair of statement heels to give the look a touch of attitude. You can afford to go for a pattern or print with your heels if the rest of the outfit is quite pared back.

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Lindy Klim shows that a crisp white shirt is always a good idea – it works with virtually everything in any woman’s wardrobe. These navy culottes teamed with a white shirt give it a slightly preppy look but the accessories give it a modern touch.

STREET STYLE: Fashion blogger Olivia Palermo, wearing white culotte pants with a navy blazer attends the Tibi fashion show on February 14, 2015 in New York City. Olivia is shown the crosshairs of two photographers! Pictured: Olivia Palermo Ref: SPL951658 140215 Picture by: Christopher Peterson/Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

Olivia Palermo shows that the right detail on culottes can elevate them to something slightly more elegant. The pleating on the above pair, along with the slightly stiffer fabric make them look a little more dressed up than the usual relaxed silhouette. Pointy heels are the perfect finishing touch.

What do you think of this trend?

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6 ways with white sneakers

8th September, 2015

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You can’t go past a footwear trend that’s equally versatile and comfortable. Whether you’re wearing old school Adidas, modern Nikes, classic Supergas or trusty Converse sneakers, there’s no doubt that you can wear white sneakers in so many different ways. They’re ideal to wear for a busy weekend spent out and about or a casual lunch with the girls, the only issue is deciding which style to wear! If you’re going to jump on board this trend, here are 6 ways to make it work with your wardrobe.

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This is a great look while the weather is still slightly cool and we head into the warmer months. White sneakers worn back with a classic look such as a jumper and skirt in neutral colours is casual chic at its best. Love the slight 70s feel to this outfit.

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A simple dress is an easy outfit option when you’re having a wardrobe dilemma. A knitted dress works well with a pair of perfectly white sneakers and has a relaxed elegance about it.

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The great thing about white sneakers? They’re a neutral colour so they go with pretty much anything in your wardrobe and that includes all the colours of the denim rainbow.

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While coloured jeans are great, you can’t beat a pair of classic blue jeans. This look works best with jeans that are fitted slightly cropped at the ankle.

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I love an all white outfit; it looks so fresh and modern. A long midi skirt can be quite dressy but worn with sneakers it can easily become a great casual look. Midriff-baring optional!

d5456e587523784a7f582eb349c510bdIf you want to mix up your usual summer dress and sandals combination, swap out your sandals for a pair of white sneakers instead. It gives a dress a slightly more modern edge.

Photography: Always Judging, People and Styles, Pinterest, Brunette Braid, Nolita Hearts

 

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6 ways with off the shoulder tops

3rd September, 2015

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This spring/summer your strongest feature will be… your shoulders. The trend towards off the shoulder tops, dresses and jumpsuits during the Northern Hemisphere summer means that we’ll all be channelling the “I’ve-just-been-hanging-out-at-the-Greek-Islands” vibe once we’ve truly welcomed the warmer weather on our side of the world. What’s great about this trend is that’s versatile and whether you choose a top in a floaty fabric, crisp white or a fun print, the relaxed boho feel of this trend makes it a spring/summer staple. Here are 6 ways to introduce this trend into your wardrobe.

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Substitute your usual go-to white tee and flash some shoulder instead. Team it with tailored shorts for a smart casual look and add a touch of suede to give it a slight 70s feel. (Flowers optional!)

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Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage wears an updated take on the playsuit. The crisp white colour, broderie anglaise and off the shoulder neckline give this a fresh, summery feel. If you’re planning a beach holiday any time soon, this style is a must.

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Miroslava Duma can do no wrong and is the perfect example of combining a slightly dressier off the shoulder blouse with denim shorts for a more relaxed vibe. Bonus points if you can also incorporate one of spring/summer’s big sunnies trends – round frames.

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Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl does a great smart casual look by teaming an off the shoulder blouse with striped pants. Keep the blouse simple and in a block colour and make the pants the focal point.

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The denim skirt has made a comeback, so why not embrace both trends? Team a crisp white off the shoulder top, with a denim A-line skirt and some sandals and you’re set for a day at the beach or a casual lunch with the girls.

2B507E2D00000578-3196110-image-a-97_1439446314783Olivia Palermo does a polished off the shoulder look by teaming her striped top with rolled up jeans and pointed flats. The structured bag gives the top’s slightly boho look a more classic feel.

What do you think of this trend? Will you be embracing it this spring/summer?

Photography: Tuula Vintage, Song of Style, Gary Pepper Girl, Sincerely Jules, Daily Mail, Refinery 29

 

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Trend to try: lace up flats

20th August, 2015

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If you’re going to update your wardrobe with one shoe trend this season it’s got to be the lace up flat. Everyone from Aquazzura to Isabel Marant have released their own versions, but if you don’t want a pair with a designer price tag, the trend has now filtered down to retailers such as Topshop and ASOS who have both released equally as chic versions. You can wear a lace up flat with everything from jeans to skirts and even shorts so it’s well worth the investment.

Photography: Style and minimalism, Trendsurvivor, Memorandum, Pinterest, Catey Chronicles

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Trend to try: the denim skirt

10th August, 2015

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If you’re looking for the perfect piece to take you through spring and summer then look no further than the trusty denim skirt. Whether you team it with a tee and sandals or a blouse and heels, the denim skirt can easily be dressed up or down. And whether you opt for a mini, a pencil skirt, an A-line or a midi skirt, it’s the kind of piece that everyone can wear.

Photography: Luxestaples, Tommy Ton, Who What Wear, Lolobu, Pinterest, Fashion Agony, Song of Style, Tuula Vintage

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Trend to try: the bucket bag

3rd August, 2015

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DSC_8750-01_resizeYou know a bag has definitely earned its status as ‘it’ bag of the season when you need to employ a strategy to get your hands on it. The Mansur Gavriel bucket bag has proven to be so popular it’s virtually sold out everywhere and requires you to put your name on a waiting list to purchase it. Never fear, if you want to get your hands on a bucket bag but aren’t prepared to add yourself to a waiting list, designers such as Proenza Schouler and Philip Lim have now released their own versions. And what’s not to love? It’s roomy, it’s streamlined and has bucketloads of versatility as it can easily be worn on a night out or grabbing a quick coffee with the girls. Well worth the splurge.

Have you jumped on this trend yet?

Photography: Pinterest, Dash of Darling, blogdamignot, Scent of Obsession, Fifty two Thursdays, A lovely living, Netrobe, Andreaheart.com

 

 

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Monday morning inspiration: Going grey

27th July, 2015

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Check out enough street style shots from around the world and you’ll know that you can’t go wrong with grey. It’s a wardrobe staple. Whether it’s a cosy knit or an oversized coat, a touch of grey can easily pull together an outfit. Whatever your style, there’s always room for this versatile hue.

Photography: Vogue, Stockholm Street Style, The Fashion Tag, We the people style, Lalamer, Just the design, Stylelovely.com, The locals.dk, Netrobe, Styletoday.nl,Visual therapy, Red fairy magic