Autumn

Get The Look: Essential Turtlenecks For Autumn/Winter

Since we’re already in the midst of a cold snap, why not embrace the cooler weather with a few extra turtlenecks for your wardrobe? They’re a versatile piece and a staple in any winter wardrobe since they can be layered under coats and jackets, worn with jeans, skirts, and even styled with leggings for more of a casual look.

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We’ve picked some of our favourites according to colour and style below from our friends at THE ICONIC. Simply click the image to purchase it directly. Happy shopping!

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May 22, 2015

Trans-Seasonal Dressing 101

It’s that time of the year when the weather is unpredictable and it feels like winter in the morning and summer in the afternoon. The temperatures can literally rise or fall 15 degrees within a few hours – a nightmare when it comes to dressing appropriately.

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This is why your current wardrobe needs to be trans-seasonal. But, how do you do that? Basically, it’s all about having a few key items in your closet and knowing how to combine them. So on that note, ladies, this is the trans-seasonal 101:

1. Get the right jacket

For those low temperatures in the morning and at night time, you need a light jacket that you can throw over your outfit at any time. A trench coat is perfect because it not only suits pretty much every outfit, but it is light enough to carry around during lunch time when it’s warm and sunny. A really good alternative is a leather jacket for the same reasons.

2. Ankle Boots

Even though you’ve lived in slide sandals all summer long and would love to keep wearing those oh-so-comfy shoes during winter, please don’t start wearing them with socks. Instead, get a good pair of ankle boots with a medium heel. They will keep your feet warm – but won’t make you feel too hot on warmer days – and can also be just as comfy as slide sandals.

3. Invest in a good scarf

I cannot stress enough how useful a big cashmere scarf is in trans-seasonal weather. It’s chic, it will keep you warm, it doubles as a blanket, and when it gets too warm you can simply put it in your handbag. Get one in grey, black, or navy blue so you can combine it with most other colours.

4. Layering

This is easily the most important thing to remember for trans-seasonal dressing: It’s all about layering. Wear a summer dress with tights, a cardigan, a trench coat, and that cashmere scarf we were just talking about on your way to work. During your lunch break, leave the scarf and the trench coat on your desk. It’s like two outfits in one.

If you keep these few tips in mind (and carry around an umbrella), the unpredictable weather will never make you feel bad about your outfit choice again.

Image via ambersceats.com

May 5, 2015

Get The Look: Mad About Faux Fur

We’re embracing the drop in temperature this week, since it gives us all a great excuse to layer-up and keep warm.

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Faux fur is a great way to keep the cold away, especially if you’re heading out for dinner and drinks during the evening. If you feel like you’re missing out, not to worry! We have teamed up with THE ICONIC to bring you some seriously cool faux fur threads for winter.

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Short Jackets

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April 24, 2015

TGIF: The Pavlova Cocktail Recipe

If you’re a fan of traditional pavlova you’re going to salivate over this cocktail recipe. Light and fluffy and with a blend of Autumn fruits, ‘The Pavlova’ is the perfect ratio of sweet to sour and will have you embracing the cooler months sooner than you think.

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Makes 1

Ingredients

30ml Vodka O

20ml Apricot Brandy

10ml Yellow Chartreuse

30ml Lemon Juice

20ml Gomme syrup

Egg white

Grapefruit or bitters

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to shaker and Shake without ice to emulsify egg.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail glass.

 Recipe via VodkaO

February 27, 2015

4 Most Wearable Fashion Trends for AW 2014

The seasons have changed and it’s about time to retire those denim cut-off shorts and tank tops for warmer options. But where to start? The following top four new season wardrobe staples will make certain your autumn style doesn’t get the cold shoulder.

Button down shirts

Take your pick from long, short, slick and oversized styles. Wear as a dress with cute tights and boots, button to the top and cinch in at the waist with a belt for geek chic, or channel Calvin Klein with a loose fitting style and boyish slacks.

Contrast never looked so good

Create a super cool and versatile wardrobe for the season by mixing your fashion. Team ladylike florals with monochrome stripes and block patterns, and partner edgy leather pieces with urban prints. For the wild at heart, try floral and animal prints for the ultimate attitude clash.

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Quilted tops

We love the waffle tee for its casual cool. They’re easy to wear, loose fitting and suit all shapes and sizes. Our pick, crisp white. Dress it down with casual jeans, leather tracksuits and Cons, or tuck it into your fave high-waisted skirt.

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Biker babe

They’re back again this season, so get your leather on with a super-chic black biker jacket. Ease into the cooler weather teaming it with shorts and skirts for spring, and when winter’s at full force, layer it with shirts, knits and scarves for an extra-warm and edgy look.

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Fashion tips brought to you by Uni Hill Factory Outlets in Melbourne. For more info, visit them on facebook or @UniHillFO on Twitter and Instagram

March 31, 2014

Celebrity Hairstyles: Hottest Hair Colours for Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to experiment with your hair colour. Look for colours with plenty of warmth such as rich reds, deep browns and golden blondes. Before you head for that bottle of dye, take a look at some of our favourite celebrity hair colours to inspire you.

Amy Adam’s Strawberry Blonde

Red is perfect for autumn: think the change of leaves, bottles of wines by the fireplace, and deep berry lipsticks. Not everyone can pull of this hair colour though because it tends to cast a yellow tint to the skin. Women with fair skin, like Amy’s, tend to look best with shades of red. Red has so many tones from coppery red to deep burgundy, so speak to your colourist about the right colour to match your skin tone and eyes.

Hottest Hair Colours for Autumn

Tina Fey’s Rich Brunette

Tina Fey’s golden brown hue is perfect for autumn because it has a lot of richness and warmth mixed with the brightness of golden highlights. This hair colour is perfect for women who have light to medium skin, but it can also work on deeper skin tones. Ask your hair colourist to run toffee and cinnamon-hued highlights through your hair for depth.

Lea Michelle’s Chocolate Brown

Lea’s rich chocolate brown hue is infused with shiny golden highlights throughout to add dimension and bring out her skin’s warmth for autumn. If you have brown hair, getting this hair colour is simple. Just highlight and lowlight sections of your hair with cafe latte shades for the right touch of contrast. Because of the depth, this hair colour can also easily transition to winter.

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Emma Stone’s Auburn

Emma’s beautiful dark auburn colour is perfect for girls with fair skin who want to experiment with darker shades without looking washed out. These hair colors are perfect for fall because they brighten the skin. If you have dark hair, look for a colour 1-2 shades lighter, with an auburn tint. Always use a colour protectant as auburn and red tones tend to wash out quickly.

March 28, 2014