There are some days where I’m stuck for what to wear. So instead of staring at my closet for ages not really getting anywhere I tend to do what I’m sure a lot of you do—scroll through Instagram for a dose of outfit inspiration. And whilst a scrolling session does provide a ton of style ideas, I do like to reign it in a bit more and do a more targeted approach. This is why I have a few people I regularly turn to to help ignite a fashion idea or two. A quick peek at their accounts will always get the styling juices flowing and I’ll settle on a look before I know it.
Now you’d be hard pressed to look at an image of Olivia Palermo and not walk away having sorted your outfit out. The girl can do no wrong. I love how she experiments with colours and textures, often layering it all unexpectedly and still manages to pull it all together in a really cohesive, polished way. I’m sure I’m not the only one with a huge style crush on her.
Kendall Jenner manages to combine a runway sensibility with everyday practicality and make it work. She can be wearing jeans, a tee and sneakers one minute to a fierce, edgy evening look the next so she provides an endless source of fashion inspo.
One of the reasons I love following my friends on Instagram is because I not only get to see what kind of exciting things they’re up to but I get a healthy injection of style inspo too. Nadia’s one such friend. I love that her style is a riot of bold bright colours worked back with feminine cuts and playful touches. Her style always brightens up my day.
If I’m after something sleek, understated and minimalist then Sara is the girl I turn to. Seeing her style always reminds me to pare it back and that less is more sometimes. Also the fact that she always sticks to the same colour palette always serves to be the perfect reminder to bring it back to basics, which more often than not works to when I’m experiencing a stying block.
Yes, it’s not technically a person but Sara’s online store, The Undone is basically her personified. I love the simple, streamlined styling of all the looks and the elevated accessories that are often showcased.
She has one of the most enviable wardrobes in the world so it’s no surprise that Gigi Hadid is also one of my style go-tos. Her street style looks are my favourite, especially her casual, New York City-inspired ensembles but I do love it when she dials up the glamour with a showstopping dress.
Who do you turn to when you’re in need of fashion inspiration?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heading out for the evening Gigi Hadid has nailed the ideal balance between sexy and casual dressing. The low key look is one that can easily be translated into your own wardrobe with a few simple pieces that will also work well with plenty of other pieces. Add a killer bronzed makeup look and you’re ready for a night out.
A lightweight waterfall coat is a great cover-up during the trans-seasonal weather. Opt for one in a neutral tone and you’re guaranteed to get plenty of wear out of it.
A v-neck neckline is flattering on most figures as it helps to elongate the body. Hadid’s chosen neckline is quite low cut but if you don’t want anything too risque a simple v-neck bodysuit will work equally as well.
Update your denim wardrobe with a pair of straight leg jeans in a vintage wash. It’s a great alternative to your old faithful skinny jeans and is definitely the cut of the season.
There’s always something special about personalised jewellery. A great letter necklace a la Hadid will make a versatile addition to your accessories collection as it works with virtually any look.
Hailing a cab has never look so chic – but then again it is Gigi Hadid. The model does downtown casual nailing all the season’s key trends – cropped trousers, sneakers and a cosy coat with mirrored aviators to complete the look. What’s great about this particular outfit is that separately each item is so versatile and can be worked back with multiple pieces.
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A cosy coat that can be thrown on over jeans and a shirt will be a constant in your wardrobe. The waterfall neckline gives it a luxe feel while still being laidback enough for day wear and the grey, being a neutral, ensures you’ll get plenty of wear out of it.
A striped button-down is one piece that will never go astray. A classic stripe is always a great go-to print for looking polished. Worn tucked in or out, it will have plenty of incarnations every season. It can also transition quite easily into your work wardrobe. As a bonus stripes are quite slimming as they elongate the figure.
Black cropped pants
Showing a flash of ankle is de rigueur this season. It shows the slimmest part of the leg which is quite flattering for most women, plus, it helps balance out the solidness of sneakers.
Long live the humble sneaker! High end designers have adopted this athletic shoe and turned it into a bonafide fashion staple. As a bonus it means you can easily go from the gym to running errands without even having to change your shoes.
Aviator sunglasses have always been a fashion classic, experiencing a big resurgence a few years ago. Take the look up a notch by wearing a pair with mirrored lenses – instant cool cred.
White denim has become a style staple of late and no wonder when celebs like Gigi Hadid just keep providing us with so much style inspo on how to make the look work. Keeping the look to all neutral tones is a great way to make a style statement and the pop of colour provided by the leopard print flats adds just the right amount of interest.
Gigi Hadid looks beyond amazing in the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue however she extended that look to the magazine’s VIP BBQ event in this beaded Herve Leger dress and Le Sille over-the-knee boots.
My favourite beauty icon will always be Sophia Loren (those eyes!) for her classic and timeless beauty looks but lately I think it girls Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner have been really hitting the mark as far as beauty looks go. (Is this what happens when you’re in Taylor Swift’s girl squad?) Gigi Hadid’s above look at the VMAs was just bronzed perfection; Cara’s brows are always on another level; and Kendall knows how to go from fresh-faced California girl to dramatic makeup without missing a beat. While I love my classic beauty inspiration, these ladies are great to turn to when I’m looking for something slightly more modern. In honour of the first day of spring, here are some beauty looks from these ladies that may inspire a fresh new look for the season.
What do you think of Gigi, Cara and Kendall? Who’s inspiring you beauty-wise at the moment?