Fashion Trends

Interview With Timberland Boots Buyer, Kevin Luong

There is no denying that Timberland boots are one of the biggest throwback trends of the early 2000s. Back and bigger than ever, Timberland is again conquering footwear with their old classics, and a number of new and contemporary designs.

RELATED: How To Style Timberland Boots

SHESAID chatted with buyer Kevin Luong about the iconic style, how to style your own pair, and what’s coming up in 2015.

Why do you think Timberland’s are so iconic?

Timberland didn’t set out to create a fashion icon or to be iconic. The yellow boot was born for function, form and craftsmanship for a hard working New Englander.

Over the years the boot gained a following and wearing the yellow boot meant you ready to chase your dreams and also stands a symbol of individuality. That’s what the ‘Boot Your Dream’ project was created to inspire young people to pledge their commitment to pursuing their own dreams.

Collaborations has also played a part of being so iconic, with collaborations such as Staple Design in 2007, Mastermind Japan in 2011 and Billionaire Boys Club in 2014.

Interview With Timberland Buyer Kevin Luong

What are some of the best ways to style Timberland’s for men and women?

Timberland’s shoes are classic, timeless and can’t be overstated. Some of the best ways to wear them are to wear them loosely, not tying the laces too tight. Timberlands are best worn with tapered or skinny pants and if you’re daring, with printed shorts. With the variety of colours available these can be dressed down or dressed up.

Could you share some of the most popular styles with our readers?

Our most popular style would have to be the Timberland 6′ Premium Boot. They come in a variety of colours and textures. Also trending is the Newmarket II Cup 6′ which all come in premium leathers for the next season.

Interview With Timberland Buyer Kevin Luong

Where can our purchase a pair of their own Timberland’s?

You can purchase footwear and apparel from Timberland Emporium and Timberland, Chapel Street.

What’s next for Timberland in 2015? Tell us your secrets!

The next trend for Timberland 2015 is Modern Trail, where conditions are unpredictable. Dressing from work to play, night to day and sun to rain. Timberland is all about outfitting for the unknown, empowering outdoor life stylers with the style and versatility they need for the modern trail.

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September 21, 2015

How To Style Chevron Print

Add a little spice to your wardrobe with one of the most versatile prints around, chevron. Not only is it so easy to style in both summer and winter, but it’s the perfect option for those who want to experiment with their style.

RELATED: How To Wear 70s Fashion Trends

Blouse

Try this funky 3/4 blouse for the office, which is sure to work with the rest of your wardrobe. It is made from a light and breezy fabric, perfect for the summer or winter layering.

How To Style Chevron Print

Shift dress

Incorporate this shift dress into your trans-seasonal wardrobe and layer it with a denim jacket, a light scarf, or even wear it in summer. The longer sleeves are perfect for those cool summer nights!

How To Style Chevron Print

Shoes

Experiment with your shoes and go for this beautiful chevron print which will make monochrome outfits pop! A closed-toe is perfect for special events or even appropriate for the office.

How To Style Chevron Print

Wrap dress

Keep it classy with this stunning wrap dress for special occasions or dinner and drinks. It is the perfect style for all body shapes since it carves out your waist, but at the same time isn’t too bodycon.

How To Style Chevron Print

Scarf

Complete your outfit with this lightweight chevron scarf, which is a staple piece for any trans-seasonal wardrobe. Wear it as a snood, and keep warm and cozy despite the wind and rain!

How To Style Chevron Print

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September 11, 2015

Spring’s Hottest Trend: Lace-Up

Are you as excited about spring in Australia as I am? Finally we can turn off our heaters and put away those big, bulky jackets. In fact, wearing lighter clothes is one of the things I love most about spring; it feels like a huge weight lifted off your shoulder – pun intended.

RELATED: Get The Look: How To Wear 70s Fashion Trends

With every new season comes new trends in fashion. The 70s are still the decade to channel; think flared pants, flowy blouses and lots of suede. The main trend for spring, though, is anything lace-up.

First seen on the Chloé runway, lace-up sandals, gladiators and clothes have found their way into high street fashion labels’ collections. So get inspired by the following finds of spring’s hottest fashion trend, lace-up.

Chloe lace up sandals

This is where it all started: The original Chloé lace-up sandals are every fashionista’s dream this season. They’re extremely versatile and thanks to a low heel, comfortable, too! With a hefty price tag of $1890, they’re going to remain a dream for me. Thankfully, a lot of cheaper brands have picked up on the trend.

Spring's Hottest Trend: Lace-Up

MissGuided lace up gladiators

These MissGuided gladiators are the more dramatic version of the Chloé ones and are sure to make any summer dress look extra cool.

Spring's Hottest Trend: Lace-Up

Asos lace up denim dress

If effortless had a name, it would be Asos Lace-Up Denim Dress. Not only are denim dresses on trend, but combined with the white laces it takes you to the next level of fashionable.

Spring's Hottest Trend: Lace-Up

Shopbop lace up blouse

For a more elegant, feminine look, opt for this white lace-up blouse. It will take you from work to drinks with your friends effortlessly without a need to accessorise. The lace-up neckline is a showstopper all by itself.

Spring's Hottest Trend: Lace-Up

Yoox lace up pencil skirt

This pencil skirt is anything but boring. With its lace-up details on the hips, it accentuates your waistline and seems inspired by corsets – definitely not for the timid!

Spring's Hottest Trend: Lace-Up

Images via Chloe, Missguided, Shopbop, Asos, Yoox

August 30, 2015

How To Add Colour To Your Wardrobe

Creating a colour-filled wardrobe can feel more difficult than it seems; monochrome staples in grey, white, and black can match almost any outfit, but other bright colours are often more of a statement piece.

Rather than carving out a wardrobe consisting of different shades of black, follow our list to add some colour in your life.

RELATED: 10 Items You Need For A Trans-Seasonal Wardrobe

Wear White

If you’re used to a darker palette of clothing, then white might seem a little too much for you. Incorporating a few key white pieces into your wardrobe can help you get over this stigma, and enjoy the colour instead. Basic white t-shirts, blouses, skirts, and trousers are all great pieces to invest into since they can be worn both casually and on a night out.

How To Add Colour To Your Wardrobe

Jeans

Sometimes avoiding basic black skinny jeans is the best way to make the transition into colour. Choose a light charcoal or navy blue to start off, and this will help to ease you into more colour. These jeans will act like a stand out piece of your outfit, especially when paired with other neutrals.

How To Add Colour To Your Wardrobe

Double denim

Once considered a bad faux pas, double denim has had a fashionable makeover in the last few years. It is such an easy way to inject a bit of colour into your everyday clothing, without feeling too much out of your comfort zone.

How To Add Colour To Your Wardrobe

Patterns

Choose shirts and jackets which feature trendy patterns to subside any fears about wearing colour. Houndstooth, checkered, and geometric prints are all fashionable ways to wear almost any piece of clothing. Start with something simple like a scarf with a toned down outfit.

How To Add Colour To Your Wardrobe

Accessories

Let your accessories do the talking, and pick up some statement pieces such as a necklace or dainty bracelet. You will get some much wear out of these pieces, and they won’t be restricted to just one type of dress code.

How To Add Colour To Your Wardrobe

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August 25, 2015

How To Look Polished In Humid Weather

Summer can definitely have some downsides, one of them being the humid weather. Whether you’re going to a party, wedding, or simply out to dinner on Friday night, try some of our tips to look cool as a cucumber in the muggy weather!

RELATED: How To Style A Bodysuit For Summer

Baby doll dresses

These marvellous little ensembles are ideal for summer weather since they are so lightweight! Pair your baby doll dress with flat sandals, sneakers, or flip-flops for a casual look during the humid weather.

How To Look Polished In Humid Weather

Vests

Make the most of the weather by finishing off your outfit with a light summer vest for evenings out. Choose one made from chiffon which will look beautiful in the breeze!

How To Look Polished In Humid Weather

Palazzo pants

Want to keep cooling whilst wearing some pants? Palazzo pants are ideal for humid weather because they aren’t skin-tight, but will keep you cool in summer.

How To Look Polished In Humid Weather

Cotton T-shirt

If you’re going to choose a new t-shirt for summer, cotton is the best choice since it’s so light and breathable. Stay away from darker colours such as navy and black since they attract more heat.

How To Look Polished In Humid Weather

Sleeveless shirt

Look put-together in a sleeveless blouse which is perfect for work, or even afternoon drinks. You can instantly dress this piece up or down depending on your outfit and the weather.

How To Look Polished In Humid Weather

Slip dress

Keep cool in a trendy slip dress which is a staple in our wardrobe. Combat a low-cut back by wearing a singlet to hide some skin.

How To Look Polished In Humid Weather

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August 9, 2015

How To Style Graphic Playsuits

Playsuits and rompers are ideal for summer heat-waves since they’re so light and easy to wear. If you really want to make a statement, a graphic romper is great piece to add to your summer wardrobe for the beach, parties, or even going out for a drink. If you’re finding it difficult to style your own playsuit, try a few of our favourite outfits below for additional inspiration.

RELATED: Trend Report – Playsuits For Day and Night

Nude heels

A pair of nude heels is the perfect way to update your playsuit for the evening. Not to mention, they can also make your legs look lean and long!

How To Style Graphic Playsuits

Cross-body bag

Make sure you’re prepped with the essentials for a big night out with a classic cross-body bag. This holds your wallet, phone, and a lip gloss to touch-up during an evening out.

How To Style Graphic Playsuits

Fedora

For a festival or day at the beach, make sure your skin is protected under a large fedora hat. Choose a colour which complements your playsuit, or stick with tan or black since it’s so versatile.

How To Style Graphic Playsuits

Statement sunglasses

Who has time to be subtle in a graphic playsuit or romper? Finish off your look with a pair of look-at-me sunglasses which will also keep the sun from your eyes!

How To Style Graphic Playsuits

Arm candy

Don’t forget to finish off your summer look with a few bracelets and bangles on each arm. Feel free to wear your watch, beaded bracelets or anything which makes your standard outfit pop.

How To Style Graphic Playsuits

Sneakers

For more of a day-time look, complete the outfit with a pair of comfy sneakers. They are perfect if you’re exploring a new city, and you need to keep comfortable for long hours at a time.

How To Style Graphic Playsuits

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August 6, 2015

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

Keep your skin safe from the sun this summer with a wide-brim hat. One of the most popular styles, the panama hat, is ideal since it’s made from light fabrics which are ideal for summer. Finding it difficult to style your own hat? We have picked some of our favourite summer outfits below.

RELATED: How To Wear White in Summer

Denim jeans

Pair your panama hat with printed denim jeans and a casual tank top to dress-down the entire look. Finish off with sandals which keep the outfit extra comfy during those low-key days out.

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

White lace

We all know that white lace is a summer staple, so why not pair it with a panama hat? The colours work well together, and you can make the outfit more casual with high-waisted shorts.

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

Off-the-shoulder top

To look like you’ve just come back from holidays, wear your panama hat with an off the shoulder top. This white one looks amazing with denim shorts or a mini-skirt, and is a summer staple.

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

Stripes

Whether it’s a top, jacket, or mini dress, stripes make an outfit look summer-ready. One of our favourite’s is this striped dress which is so effortless to wear during the summer.

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

Midi skirt

A flawy, midi skirt is the perfect summer staple since it’s made from a lightweight fabric. Dress this look down for the daytime by pairing it with a panama hat, and a linen shirt.

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

Chambray shirt

Keep with the summer vibes in our favourite staple, the chambray shirt. You can keep it casual in Birkenstocks and a tote bag.

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

Shirt dress

A casual shirt dress makes for the perfect beach cover-up (especially if it’s made from lightweight linen). Finish off this outfit with flip-flops and a panama hat to protect your skin from the sun.

How To Style Panama Hats For Summer

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August 4, 2015

How To Style The Menswear Trend

Give your wardrobe a little refresh by incorporating some classic, menswear-inspired pieces into the mix. Tailored pieces such as a button-up blouse, cigarette pants and structured coats are just some ways to make your outfit look refined and put together. For a little extra inspiration, we have listed our favourite outfits below.

RELATED: London Fashion Week Trend Report

Denim

Search for good quality denim that is suited to your body shape and will become a basic in your wardrobe for years to come.

How To Style The Menswear Trend

Cigarette pants

The best way to make this style look a little more feminine is by pairing it with heels or ballet flats to soften the outfit. Detailed accessories such as layered necklaces and bracelets can make any outfit look its best.

How To Style The Menswear Trend

Brogues

A pair of black leather brogues is ideal for the cooler weather since they can be matched with almost any ensemble! Carry a cute tote bag or evening clutch to make it a bit feminine.

How To Style The Menswear Trend

Oversized blazer

Make sure you’re set with a boyfriend blazer for the colder weather, since this piece is really effortless and easy to work with. Wear it with your work outfits or simply throw it over a sweater for the ultimate high-low look.

How To Style The Menswear Trend

Fedora

Finish off your outfit with a stylish fedora hat, which also covers up a bad hair day – who will know?!

How To Style The Menswear Trend

Varsity jacket

One of the biggest menswear trends to make an impact over the last year was the varsity jacket. Whether you buy it brand new, thrift it, or borrow one from your brother, the jacket will never go out of style.

How To Style The Menswear Trend

Biker boots

Finish off this trend with a pair of comfy biker boots. They are a fantastic piece to wear in winter with distressed denim, or in summer with a pair of cut-off shorts.

How To Style The Menswear Trend

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August 1, 2015

How To Style A Bodysuit For Summer

If you’re looking for a sexy must-have piece for the summer, then the bodysuit has to be at the top of your shopping list. From Kim Kardashian to Vanessa Hudgens, it seems that the bodysuit is back to stay for good. Try a few different ways to style this versatile piece, inspired by celebrities, bloggers, and street style.

RELATED: 11 Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo 

Midi skirt

Take your evening look to the next level by pairing your bodysuit with a fitted, midi skirt. This style will never go out of fashion, so don’t be afraid to splurge on these pieces.

How To Style A Bodysuit For Summer

High-waisted pants

Balance out the proportions by choosing a pair of menswear-inspired cigarette trousers for chic night-time look. Keep it simple with a bold red lip, and a neutral clutch.

How To Style A Bodysuit For Summer

Denim jeans

Try a black bodysuit to dress up denim jeans for the day-time. This look is perfect if you want to look casual and put-together at the same time.

How To Style A Bodysuit For Summer

Shorts

For festival chic, try a winning combination of bodysuit plus shorts just like Ciara Ferragni. It’ll keep you cool and trendy!

How To Style A Bodysuit For Summer

Palazzo pants

Opt for palazzo pants and a comfy bodysuit as a go-to outfit for the summer. Nicole Richie shows us just how to make this look work – it’s all about finding a bodysuit which flatters your body at all angles.

How To Style A Bodysuit For Summer

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July 31, 2015

Spring Weddings: Emerging Trends For Brides-To-Be

With the worst of winter hopefully behind us, it’s time to embrace the sun and plan that spring wedding. If Prince Charming finally popped the question and you’re on the hunt for your perfect wedding gown, White Lily Couture style director, Alera Kingham, has the perfect advice!

RELATED: Spring Wedding Gown Trends

Alera believes brides-to-are spoilt for choice and stunning trends are headed to Australia from Europe’s bridal runways as early as August this year. From stunning pastilles and soft floating fabrics to sexy backless gowns, there is something for every bridal style.

Structured softness

International designer’s 2016 collections heavily feature gowns with structured bodices made from soft, floaty fabrics. The return of fabrics such as crepe and georgette bring a soft, romantic look to a classic fit and flair and ball gown wedding gown. For a structured gown with a difference, Pronovias has released a beautiful collection channelling this trend.

Spring Weddings - Emerging Trends For Brides-To-Be

Pranette by Pronovias

Party at the back

Sexy backless gowns are making a comeback! Brides looking for a sultry yet wedding-worthy gown should check out Enzoani – their simple gowns with stunning embellished details draw attention to a curvy bride’s best assets. Enzoani’s beautiful beading and lace finishes make for simple gowns perfect for a modern, sexy bride.

Harrison from Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani

Harrison from Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani

Nice neutrals

In addition to classic ivory and off-white hues, designers for 2016 are playing with soft, neutral shades. Colours like caramel, nude and cocoa are a sophisticated and contemporary way to wear colour with a bridal edge. Mori Lee has released a beautiful new selection of neutral tones in bridal-wear for this coming season.

Harrison from Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani

Mori Lee

Layer love

From a dreamy tulle train to a dramatic detachable over-skirt, designers are loving layers! Adding extra material turns a simple gown into a statement and creates an angelic bridal look.  Augusta Jones’ collection features a number of dresses that can be transformed by adding a beautiful skirt.

Harrison from Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani

Gowns paired with the Sasha skirt by Augusta Jones

Floral embellishments

This is such a delicate and feminine trend. While dainty floral embroidery has come around in waves, 2016 will see no restraint with three-dimensional embellishments adorning bridal gowns.   This trend is perfect for brides chasing a bohemian look.

Harrison from Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani

Ilari by Pronovias

Harrison from Enzoani and Blue by Enzoani

For more expert insight from Alera, check out @whitelilycouture on Instagram.

July 26, 2015

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Look classy and comfortable during your pregnancy with a few our favourite maternity outfits, which are also kind to your budget.

Must-have’s include summer maxi dresses, flat sandals, and leggings which can be used to layer up those outfits for the colder weather.

RELATED: Duchess Kate Middleton’s Maternity Style

Kimono jacket

Layer up your favourite kimono jacket which will grow with your bump! To give it a little extra shape, use a midi belt at the waist.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Palazzo pants

Save those palazzo pants for your pregnancy since they are so comfy and cute during the summer. Finish off the look with a denim jacket to keep cozy for dinner.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Shift dress

A shift dress is a must-have for every mum-to-be since it’s so quick and easy to wear! Style it up with heels and a blazer, or wear it during the day with flat sandals.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Knit cardigan

A comfy knit cardigan is the best way to keep warm in the colder weather without weighing down your outfit. Keep the outfit looking its best with casual jeans or leggings, finishing off with ankle boots.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Midi dress

Keep warm with this grey marle midi dress which is the perfect layering outfit. It’s a great option for the later stages of your pregnancy.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Jeggings

Whilst jeggings are generally a no-go zone, they are actually an amazing investment for maternity fashion. We love the way Anna Saccone has paired her jeggings with a cute cardigan and flip-flops.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

T-shirt dress

The humble t-shirt dress is another must-have since it’s so easy to layer according to the weather. Belt it at the waist to create more structure, and to show-off your baby bump!

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Long sleeve shirt

Try a figure-hugging long sleeve shirt which will grow with your bump! It’s ideal for the colder weather, and won’t feel too constricting on your bump.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Trenchcoat

A lightweight trench coat is another great layering piece for the cooler weather since it’s very versatile. Belt it at the waist to emphasise your baby bump, or drape it over your shoulders to keep warm.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

Knit jumper

Add a comfy knit jumper into your winter wardrobe to stay warm and cozy. Choose a style which is accommodating to your bump, and something you can also use after your pregnancy.

10 Trendy Maternity Outfit Ideas

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July 21, 2015

5 Winter Trends From Haute Couture Fashion Week

From Elie Saab in Paris to Valentino in Rome, Haute Couture Week sent its share of lust-worthy pieces down the runway. We’re counting down just some of the top trends of the season to give you some inspiration for glamourous nightwear.

RELATED: London Fashion Week Trend Report

Embellished dresses

Where: Elie Saab

Nobody does glamourous nightwear like Elie Saab and this season offered a generous helping of sexy gowns and mini dresses. Extreme attention to detail and meticulous tailoring made this collection one of our favourites of the week.

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One shoulder dresses

Where: Valentino

Valentino went back to its roots in Rome where Valentino Garavani himself founded the couture label in 1960. Views of the Piazza Mignanelli set the perfect atmosphere for the summery clothes and accessories to follow. Our favourite? The one shoulder dresses which were inspired by Ancient Rome, equipped with golden wreaths and gladiator sandals.

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Stripes

Where: Jean Paul Gaultier

What could be more Parisian than a striped shirt? Jean Paul Gaultier took it back to basics this season with what he knows best. Stripes were found in tights, the lapels of blazers, skirts and even fisherman caps.

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Maxi dresses

Where: Atelier Versace

Donatella Versace took the couture label to the next level by embracing the best parts of the 1970s – maxi dresses and platform heels. The colour palette remained true to Versace’s style in soft pastels and silhouettes.

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Bouclé jackets

Where: Chanel

With a star-studded ensemble including Kristen Stewart, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Cara Delevingne, the casino quickly took it’s form in true Chanel style. The bouclé jacket has become an icon, ever since it was created by Coco Chanel herself in 1954. Karl Lagerfeld continues this traditional each year and puts his own quirky spin on an old classic.

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July 14, 2015

How To Style Shift Dresses

Dresses are the perfect summer option since they’re easy to style, won’t take up too much room in your suitcase and can be easily transformed from day into nightwear. Shift dresses in particular can suit a multitude of body types and are super-flattering for all ages. Don’t believe us? Get inspired with a few of our summer favourites below – you won’t be disappointed!

RELATED: BAFTA’s Best Red Carpet Dresses

Stiletto heels

Candela Novembre makes this look feel so effortless – and it is! Style your favourite shift dress with stiletto heels and a cute clutch for evening drinks by the sea.

How To Style Shift Dresses

Sunglasses

Finish off your summer look with a classic pair of aviators which are also flattering on everyone! Choose gold or silver accents to match your heels or handbag.

How To Style Shift Dresses

Tote bag

Why choose a neutral or black handbag when something printed is so much better? This summer handbag is perfect for storing all of the essentials (including a towel for a sneaky trip to the beach!).

How To Style Shift Dresses

Bangles

If your shift dress is also sleeveless, accessorise your look with layered bangles. Silver, gold, rose gold or anything in between is ideal – just remember to take them off if you’re heading to the pool or the beach.

How To Style Shift Dresses

Statement necklaces

If your shift dress is a little on the plain side, spice it up with some statement necklaces. They aren’t too pricey and can be worn so many times with many outfit combinations!

How To Style Shift Dresses

Mini bag

Complete your outfit with one of the seasons hottest trends – the mini bag. Throw it over your shoulder, fold up the strap and use it like a clutch, or just carry it under the crook of your arm.

How To Style Shift Dresses

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July 13, 2015

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

Off the shoulder tops are undeniably one of the biggest trends of the summer season. They’re easy to wear, can be transitioned easily from day to night, and seemingly never go out of style.

We show you just a few of our favourite ways to style your own for the warmer weather!

RELATED: Alice McCall Spring 2015 Lookbook

Denim shorts

Pair it with your favourite distressed denim shorts for an effortless day of brunching, relaxing, and hanging out with friends. A cross body bag is the best way to finish off this look.

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

Suede

Since suede is back in this season, pair it with a striped off the shoulder top for a refined, nighttime look. Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now shows us how to match the skirt with tan sandals and a black bag.

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

Palazzo pants

Blogger Vanessa Hong pairs her lavender off the shoulder top with matching palazzo pants for a breezy summer look. Wear some super-high stiletto heels, or flat comfy sandals to complete the entire ensemble.

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

Maxi dress

Style your favourite off the shoulder dress with block-heels, a waist-belt and a faux glow for ultimate summer chic.

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

Jeans

Skinny jeans and colourful heels are another great way to modernise the classic off the shoulder top.

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

High-waisted skirt

Make the most of a cropped, off the shoulder top by pairing it with your favourite high-waisted skirt. Not only does it show off the figure tastefully, but is perfect for summer!

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

Fedora

Finish off that perfect outfit (and keep the sun away) with a perfect fedora which is ideal for any summer getaway.

How To Style Off The Shoulder Tops

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July 8, 2015

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

With fashion month continuing in Paris, we take to the streets to bring you some of the best outfits of the summer. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for a night out, or simply something new to add to your wardrobe, we have it covered with out ten favourite looks from Haute Couture fashion week.

RELATED: 8 Street Style Stars To Follow

Bomber jacket

One thing your wardrobe needs all-year round is a bomber jacket. This classic style is suitable for both day and night, plus it looks amazing layered over anything!

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Coloured leather

Make leather work with your summer wardrobe by choosing coloured pieces and saving the black for winter. White denim is the best way to make this look work without sweating it out in the heat.

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Cropped pants

Stay cool this summer in a pair of cropped linen pants paired with a button down shirt. The material is breathable and won’t feel too harsh under the humidity of the city.

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Slogan t-shirts

Bring out those slogan t-shirts from the 90s and use them to dress down a classic summer outfit.

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Layering

Just because summer has arrived, doesn’t mean layering is no longer allowed. Wear your favourite palazzo pants with a lightweight skirt, and sandals.

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Asymmetric pieces

Make like Elena Perminova and take an asymmetric piece and pair it with mini shorts for the day. This look is so effortless and can be easily transformed into a evening look with a small clutch and heeled sandals.

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Gingham print

If you’re going to wear one print this summer, make sure it’s gingham. This style is always in fashion and is a chic and sophisticated older sister to nautical stripes.

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Suede

Suede mini skirts are back and bigger than ever this season, especially with a 1970’s vibe. Pair yours with a classic button-down shirt and lace-up sandals for the summer.

8 Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Images via Now Fashion, Tommy Ton

July 8, 2015

How To Style The Oversized T-Shirt

Even though the oversized t-shirt isn’t a new trend, it has made its way back to the mainstream thanks to celebrities and bloggers. If you want to incorporate this effortless look into your wardrobe, take a few tips from the following suggestions below – they just might help you create the perfect outfit!

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Leather pants

There’s no denying that Kylie Jenner is nailing her personal style these days and this look proves it. Pairing an oversized white t-shirt with leather pants and black ankle boots is perfect if you still want to look put-together without going over the top.

How To Style The Oversized T-Shirt

Dainty heels

Any kind of pointy-heeled stilettos are the perfect way to take your casual shirt from day to night. How? They refine the outfit a little more, especially if you’re carrying a cute clutch.

How To Style The Oversized T-Shirt

Bomber jacket

For extra warmth during the colder months, layer your oversized t-shirt with a bomber jacket. Not only will it keep you super-warm, but it looks effortless when paired with denim jeans.

How To Style The Oversized T-Shirt

Dress

The advantage of an oversized shirt is that you can wear it as an oversized t-shirt dress during the summer. Trainers are best for the day-time and a sexy stiletto heel is perfect for casual drinks.

How To Style The Oversized T-Shirt

Fitted jacket

Finally, a fitted jacket is the best way to bring some structure to a free and flowy outfit. Style with bare legs and lace-up sandals during the summer, and wear over jeans and boots during the winter.

How To Style The Oversized T-Shirt

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July 7, 2015

11 Street Style Summer Looks From Pitti Uomo

With Mens Fashion Week in Florence just wrapping up, we countdown our top 10 street style looks from the scorching hot streets of Pitti Uomo.

You might notice a few familiar faces in this mix, but you’re sure to gain some extra inspiration for those future summer outfits.

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Maxi dresses

Editor Anna Dello Russo is not one to hide – especially during Fashion Week season! She makes a statement in this bold maxi dress, pairing it with Grecian-inspired sandals and a bright and colourful box-bag.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Jumpsuit

Don’t put away that jumpsuit just yet! It’s the ultimate piece which can take you from beach to bar, with a quick change of stiletto-heels to match. Candela Novembre finishes off this ultra cool outfit with a yellow clutch by Stella McCartney, and comfy black heels.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Flares

Who said flares are out of fashion? It’s all about the flares on your shirt, and this classic look will never go out of style. For a classic high-low look, a pair of vintage Levi cut-off shorts is the best way to make this style work for you.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Scarf

That perfect silk scarf has an excuse to come out of the closet, especially during the summer season. Wear it loosely around your neck to spice-up a white shirt, around your wrist for extra arm candy, or even over the strap of your bag before heading out the door.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Kitten heels

Want to look stylish and comfortable at the same time? Take some style inspiration from blogger Patricia Manfield and try kitten heels with a simple summer outfit.

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Shirt dress

The humble shirt dress is a classic way to look stylish and keep cool in the summer heat. Accessorise it with a belt, leather handbag or sneakers for an effortless look.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Fedora

Protect from skin from the sun in one of the most fashionable accessories of the summer – a fedora. Choose one in black or beige if you’re looking for something traditional, or break the mould in a fun summer shade to make your outfit pop.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Maxi skirt

Keep cool in the summer heat by pairing your favourite flowy maxi skirt with a simple white t-shirt. Business at the top, party down the bottom.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Crop tops

Make like Natasha Goldenberg and pair one of your favourite crop tops with a maxi skirt. Not only does this balance out the entire outfit, but will also keep you cool in summer!

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Overalls

A few different showgoers were spotted in denim overalls which are ideal for warmer weather. Dress them down with sneakers or sandals for the daytime or beach activities.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

Mens tailoring

The great part of Pitti Uomo is that it brings classic silhouettes back into the playing field. Wide-leg pants, button-up linen shirts, and tailored blazers are all trends borrowed from the boys which are perfect for the scorching hot summer.

10 Summer Street Style Looks From Pitti Uomo

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June 29, 2015

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face

Who hasn’t purchased the sunglasses of their dreams (also at a discount), only to wait for them to arrive and then not suit your face – at all? We’ve all been there! So rather than repeating this mistake over and over again, make sure you take a look at our guide below before buying another pair of unflattering sunglasses!

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Round

A round face usually works with sunglasses that are square, or even aviator frames. It helps to add some definition to a round face, without feeling too overwhelming.

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face

Oval

Do you have an oval face? Congratulations – this shape actually looks amazing with almost any types of sunglasses. However, it’s important to stay away from small, circular frames since they can only lengthen your face.

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face

Square

If your face is slightly curved, especially around the jaw, choose a pair of rounded frames to soften everything out. Something edgy might look a little too harsh on the lower dimensions of your face.

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face

Heart-shaped

A heart-shaped face usually has a pointy chin, which can make it difficult to find a perfect pair of sunnies. Square frames help to even-out the proportions, while still looking cool and edgy at the same time.

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face

Diamond-shaped

Anyone with a diamond-shaped face (long and pointy at all ends) will look amazing with curved or angular lenses. Something straight along the top and curvy down the bottom is ideal for this shape.

The Best Sunglasses For Your Face

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June 27, 2015

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

Want to slim down your body without resorting to a crazy detox or yo-yo diet? Start off by trimming down your closet!

A quick closet-raid will easily remove all the unflattering clothes from your wardrobe and leave you with a select few which will really complement your body shape. If you don’t know where to start, follow our eight simple steps below to a flattering wardrobe!

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Stripes

Bring a pop of colour to your wardrobe by incorporating some stripes to your outfit. Stick to thin, vertical stripes since they will help to elongate your body – making your arms look thinner and your legs look longer.

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

Belts

If you have a flowy dress, make sure to wear a belt which will cinch in your waist. This creates the illusion of a more defined waist, and will help to make your body look taller.

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

Empire waist

Similarly, empire waist tops which are longer around the top and slimmer around the waist are also another wardrobe staple. Pair with with slim pants, heels, or flats for a casual look at any time of the day.

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

High-waisted jeans

Pack away those hipster jeans in favour of a high-waisted style which will suck in your tummy! Pair with a cropped sweater, button-up shirt, or fitted blazer for a flattering outfit option.

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

Midi dress

If you’re feeling a bit self-conscious about your legs, a midi dress is a great way to compromise for a sophisticated outfit option. It will highlight your middle section without showing too much skin.

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

Heels

Who knew that a pair of heels could be so valuable? Sometimes a little bit of extra high can make a huge difference – especially if you’re wearing a pair of cropped pants.

Wedges, espadrilles, and kitten heels give the illusion of extra high without terrorising your feet.

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

Wrap dress

Another office appropriate piece of clothing has to be the wrap dress. It hugs all your curves in all the right places, and doesn’t feel too constricting – especially if you’re wearing it from 9-5!

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

Dark panels

Darker side panels on tops, dresses, and blazers are amazing since they give the illusion of slimmer physique. Plus, they also are flattering on all body types.

8 Body-Slimming Outfit Tricks

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June 26, 2015

Runway To Aisle: 5 Emerging Trends For 2016 Brides

If prince charming finally popped the question and you’re on the hunt for your perfect wedding gown, White Lily Couture Style Director and seasoned wedding expert, Alera Kingham has exciting news for you!

Alera advises that next year’s brides-to-be will be spoilt for choice as stunning trends are headed to Australia from the Europe’s bridal runways as early as August this year.

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Structured softness

International designer’s 2016 collections heavily feature gowns with structured bodices made from soft, floaty fabrics. The return of fabrics such as crepe and georgette bring a soft, romantic look to a classic fit and flair and ball gown wedding gown.

For a structured gown with a difference, Pronovias has released a beautiful collection channelling this trend.

Runway To Aisle: 5 Emerging Trends For 2016 Brides

Party at the back

Sexy backless gowns are making a comeback! Brides looking for a sultry yet wedding-worthy gown should check out Enzoani – their simple gowns with stunning embellished details draw attention to a curvy bride’s best assets.

Enzoani’s beautiful beading and lace finishes make for simple gowns perfect for a modern, sexy bride.

Runway To Aisle: 5 Emerging Trends For 2016 Brides

Nice neutrals

In addition to classic ivory and off-white hues, designers for 2016 are playing with soft, neutral shades. Colours like caramel, nude and cocoa are a sophisticated and contemporary way to wear colour with a bridal edge.

Mori Lee has released a beautiful new selection of neutral tones in bridal-wear for this coming season.

Runway To Aisle: 5 Emerging Trends For 2016 Brides

Layer love

From a dreamy tulle train to a dramatic detachable over-skirt, designers are loving layers! Adding extra material turns a simple gown into a statement and creates an angelic bridal look.

Augusta Jones’ collection features a number of dresses that can be transformed by adding a beautiful skirt.

Runway To Aisle: 5 Emerging Trends For 2016 Brides

Floral embellishments

This is such a delicate and feminine trend. While dainty floral embroidery has come around in waves, 2016 will see no restraint, with three-dimensional embellishments adorning bridal gowns. This trend is perfect for brides chasing a bohemian look.

Runway To Aisle: 5 Emerging Trends For 2016 Brides

For more expert insight from Alera, check out @whitelilycouture on Instagram and Facebook

June 26, 2015

5 Summer Shoe Essentials

There’s no denying that a good pair of shoes can take you places, especially during the summer. Pack away those heavy leather boots in favour of sturdy sandals, flip-flops and sneakers for exploring the summer in comfort and style. So whether you’re heading to the beach or going to a bar, here are five pairs of shoes you need for summer.

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Wedges

Want to wear heels without compromising the state of your feet? Wedges are a great option since they have so much more support than platform or stilettos and are completely weather appropriate.

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Espadrilles

A summer staple from the early 1960s, these unisex shoes are so quick and easy to style. Slip-ons, lace-up espadrilles and even a combination of the two are easy ways to take your look from beach to bar with minimal effort.

5 Summer Shoe Essentials

Sandals

Comfy sandals are the best way to dress-up a fun summer tunic and keep cool all day long. Make sure the pair you’ve settled on has a thick and sturdy sole which won’t put pressure on your feet or toes.

5 Summer Shoe Essentials

Sneakers

If you’re exploring the city or making the most of the warm weather, sneakers are the best option. Why? Although they might make your feet feel rather sweaty, they offer so much more support than sandals and flip-flops which only put pressure on your foot!

5 Summer Shoe Essentials

Flip flops

While these might not be the most glamourous choice, they are definitely practical for the pool or beach. Choose a fun and fashionable pair which match the rest of your summer wardrobe, or pack them in your beach bag for easy access.

5 Summer Shoe Essentials

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June 18, 2015

How To Style High Waisted Jeans

If you’re looking for a solid winter staple, high waisted jeans are one of the best options for all body types. Not only are they so easy to find, but they come in various styles and washes to reflect your own personal style! Below are just a few different ways we love to style our high waisted jeans, what are yours?

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Cropped sweater

A cropped sweater is an easy way to look stylish and warm during the winter season. You can even choose to layer a few additional pieces such as coats and scarves for the colder weather ahead.

How To Style High Waisted Jeans

Tank top

Make like Kendall Jenner and style your favourite pair of high waisted jeans with a simple tan top. This look is effortless and with a pair of ankle boots, can take you from day to night.

How To Style High Waisted Jeans

Stripes

You know what they say about stripes: they never go out of style! This classic look is comfy, cosy and is perfect for a casual get-together such as brunch and shopping with the girlfriends.

How To Style High Waisted Jeans

Duster coat

For those warmer days when the sun is shining, lose the layers in favour of a crisp duster coat. It’s the perfect casual piece since you can dress it down with sneakers, or up with a pair of stiletto heels.

How To Style High Waisted Jeans

Ankle boots

Keep your feet looking warm and stylish this winter with a pair of ankle boots. A solid pair of leather boots is the best investment since they only look better with wear!

How To Style High Waisted Jeans

Belt

In the accessory department, accentuate your waist with a thick leather belt. This is perfect for keeping your jeans at a consistent level, or simply if you want to highlight your hourglass figure.

How To Style High Waisted Jeans

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June 16, 2015

5 Essential Accessories For Winter

Since we’re already in the midst of classic June weather, it’s time to pack away those halter tops in favour of jumpers, cardigans and coats. But who can forget about those winter essentials, which not only look good, but also keep us warm and cosy? We’ve hand-picked 5 essential accessories that will get you through the drop in temperature this year.

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Knee-high socks

The higher, the better! A warm pair of wooly socks is the perfect way to wear all of your favourite boots without getting cold toes. If you’re wearing knee-high boots, you could also fold them over the top or simply tuck them in.

5 Essential Accessories For Winter

Beanies

Stay warm this winter with a warm beanie if you’re heading out during the day or night. They are so quick and easy to style with almost any piece of clothing and can be stashed away in your handbag when no longer needed.

5 Essential Accessories For Winter

Hand warmers

Want to keep your hands warm without compromising your texting? A pair of hand warmers are the best way to look stylish and comfortable at the same time. Simply tuck them under your sleeve, or leave them out for more of a statement.

5 Essential Accessories For Winter

Snood

Not quite a scarf, not quite a hoodie, but this accessory is a must-have for the colder weather. It’s shaped like the letter O and is really easy to apply over the neck to keep warm. You can always wear it over your head or drape it over your shoulders – it’s so versatile!

5 Essential Accessories For Winter

Vest

A faux fur vest is an effortless way to add an extra layer of warmth to your outfits. Keep it casual by pairing with jeans, a jumper and boots for the perfect daytime look that isn’t OTT.

5 Essential Accessories For Winter

What are some of your winter essentials?

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June 13, 2015

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

There’s no denying that gladiator sandals are a summer staple – they are so easy to style with almost any clothes, come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be worn anywhere from the beach to the bar. Whether you’re going to a festival or simply catching up with friends for dinner, below are some easy ways to style gladiator sandals this summer.

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Mini dress

A classic mini dress is a must-have during summer since it’s so effortless and keeps you cool. A pair of brown or black gladiator sandals add the finishing touches to this stylish look.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

Denim shorts

What better way to ease into summer weather than with a pair of denim shorts? Whether you like them long, frayed, distressed, or high-waisted, they are an easy way to transition your wardrobe from spring to summer.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

Shift dress

If you’re planning to take your outfit from day to night, a smart shift dress is the perfect option. It will keep you cool without compromising your style – just pair with a clutch or small bag which fits the essentials for an evening of parties.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

Jumpsuit

A pair of flat gladiator sandals is the best way to dress down an evening look. Gigi Hadid was spotted wearing a chic white jumpsuit with black and gold sandals in New York City recently – perfect!

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

Playsuit

If you prefer to show off your legs like Chrissy Teigen, then a short playsuit will be your BFF this summer. Finish off the outfit with a fedora to protect yourself against the sun and a pair of chic gladiator sandals.

How To Style Gladiator Sandals

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June 12, 2015

How To Style Cropped Trousers

While the weather gets cooler, it’s time to pack away those shorts and skirts in favour of trousers and pants.

Cropped trousers are one of the easiest ways to keep warm without compromising your personal style this winter. If you’re looking for a few ways to style cropped trousers over the cooler months, keep reading!

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Strappy heels

The best part about cropped trousers is that they can take you from the office to the bar in about 2 minutes. Swap your ballet flats for strappy heels and a clutch bag for the perfect going-out look which will also keep you warm.

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Belts

Who knew that the humble belt could go such a long way? Style your hip-hugging cropped trousers with a statement belt for an easy day or night look.

French Voguettes such as Emmanuelle Alt and Geraldine Saglio provide endless inspiration for this look – you won’t be disappointed!

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Sneakers

For more of a casual daytime look, a pair of classic Converse sneakers is the best way to stay stylish without going OTT. A comfy coat and slouchy leather bag is the best way to finish off this effortless look.

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Oversized sweater

Work it this winter with an oversized sweater and your favourite handbag for dinner or drinks. Not only is this the perfect combination of high and low, but it will also keep you super warm!

How To Style Cropped Trousers

Crop top

For a special occasion such as a friends birthday gathering, you could get away with a crop top – just like Vanessa Hudgens. Keep a streamlined silhouette which is tailored to your body shape for best results.

How To Style Cropped Trousers

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June 10, 2015
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