There’s not much for your imagination to do here…
Which won’t leave your clothes looking fifty shades of grey.
Do you need a little style re-fresh just before spring hits? We have tracked down just some of our favourite Australian fashion bloggers to give you some outfit inspiration for the summer season. Whether it’s for a formal event, casual outfits, or even how to wear some new trends – we’ve got you covered!
Blog: Fairfax Journal
Sydney girl Nadia Fairfax provides us with some instant inspiration for the warmer months ahead. Don’t be afraid to rock tousled hair with something a little put together for the perfect combination of high-low.
Blog: Harper and Harley
If you want to make the monochrome work look for you, Sara Donaldson’s blog will provide an endless amount of outfit inspiration. Her new health and fitness section is brimming with trendy options for the gym.
Blog: Modern Legacy
Learn how to wear some of the seasons hottest trends from Modern Legacy blogger, Kaitlyn Ham. The epitome of relaxed sophistication, her blog is packed with outfit inspiration for the trans-seasonal months.
Blog: Brooke Testoni
Brooke’s self-titled blog is an ode to easy dressing for the relaxed Sydney weather. Here, you will find lots of leather, denim staples and the odd stiletto (or two).
Blog: Chronicles of Her
Step into the shoes of Carmen Hamilton, a Sydney local who teaches us all to embrace new silhouettes and textures. Her Splendour in The Grass style has us all swooning for sunny days!
Blog: Sydney Fashion Blogger
Who isn’t following Sydney Fashion Blogger nowadays? The account manager turned super-blogger posts everything from her daily life in Sydney, to the countless vacations around the Mediterranean. Swoon!
Yan Yan Chan
When you think of effortless style, the outfits of Sydney girl, Yan Yan Chan, instantly come to mind. Her carefree style is always full of inspiration and never looks like a carbon copy, it’s truly individual. Who doesn’t want to see more of her closet?
Images via Repeat Offender, Keishikibi, Sydney Fashion Blogger, Harper and Harley, Fairfax Journal, Modern Legacy, Chronicles of Her, Brooke Testoni
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!
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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!
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.
Images via LoLoBu, Glam Radar, Pinterest, Southern Curls and Pearls, J’Adore Jcrew
If you want to spice up your outfit without embracing all the colours of the rainbow, then a touch of white denim is the perfect alternative. Not only is it super flattering for all body shapes, but it can be worn all year round and for all occasions. If you want to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe, take some inspiration from a few of our favourites below.
A pair of white, distressed denim is a wardrobe essential all women should have. Why? They are so quick and easy to style with trainers, flats, heels and boots for any type of occasion.
While this might be a flashback to your childhood, white overalls are actually back and bigger than ever. Cuff the hems and wear them with minimalism heels for a stylish look for dinner or casual cocktails.
If the weather is on the chilly side, finish off your outfit with an oversized coat to keep warm all day long. Not only is this the best way to go from work to afternoon drinks, but a pair of kitten heels completes the comfy outfit.
Replace that standard blue denim jacket in favour of a white version for spring. It frames your curves in all the right ways, and looks great all year-round.
Spice-up your wardrobe with a fun and fashionable white mini skirt. Work this trend with minimal heels and a white frayed top to complement the rest of your outfit.
How do you wear white denim? Let us know in the comments below!
Images via Tumblr, Diego Zuko, Sydney Style, Need Supply, Song of Style
If you’re a fashionista in the know, then it’s no surprise that you’ve already received your accreditation to fashion week in Sydney, congratulations! The hard work is yet to come however, especially coming up with those killer outfits to get street style snapped by only the best: Tommy Ton, Adam Katz Sinding, and let’s not forget, Phil Oh.
To prepare you for the week ahead, we have compiled a must-have list of essentials to keep you sane (and looking stylish) amongst the crowds at fashion week.
Let’s not forget those new boots, heels, and sneakers that you purchased especially for fashion week, don’t lie. So to avoid a shoe-related nightmare, you should always pack a few plasters in your clutch, just in case of an emergency. We recommend the thick, material blend instead of the old latex ones which usually just slide off the feet.
If you’re hopping from one show to the next, it’s important to keep your body hydrated. There’s plenty of food available on site (albeit with a heavy price tag), so why not keep something small in your handbag to nourish your body during the day.
A muesli bar is a great (and an inconspicuous option), but don’t forget to eat a hearty meal before leaving home for the day.
Who has time to wash their hair every single day, especially during fashion week? Not us! Dry shampoo can be your best friend and provides your hair with volume, bounce, and even helps to hold a curl. But please, choose a formula which won’t leave a white caste on the scalp – eek!
Silk, cotton, or polyester – it’s really your choice. But a scarf or shawl is a must-have, especially if you’re in and out of shows all day long. Not only can it spice up a fairly simple outfit, but it can keep you rather warm in the cold, air-conditioned rooms.
Even if you don’t suffer from oily skin, it’s important to keep your makeup under control with some blotting paper. Rather than applying layer after layer of finishing powder, a blotting paper removes the excess oil without making your foundation look too cakey.
Pack a portable charger into your handbag because believe it or not, your phone will run out of battery – fast! Especially if you have Twitter feeds to update, Instagram pictures to share and emails to send back to the office. Never fear, there are charging stations available, but good luck finding one that’s free between shows!
Whether it’s a magazine, book, or even a menu, make sure you have something to do read – shows often go overtime, and you’ll find yourself waiting around for most of the day.
Have we left anything out? What are some of your fashion week essentials?
Image via Style By Shahnaz
Every year street-style photographers always manage to find the next big thing in fashion, or in other words the new it-girl. Unfortunately we can’t choose just one, so here are eight (well technically nine) new bloggers and up-and-coming personalities in industry to watch out for in 2015.
Representing the understated beauty of French fashion, Jeanne is a model, stylist and designer extraordinaire. With a number of campaigns under her belt, and a killer red-lipstick to envy, she’s definitely one to watch.
Did we forget to mention that she takes most of her photos on a film camera – tres chic.
Founder of fashion consultancy company Gogo Luxe, this mother of one is often known for her quirky sense of layering prints. What do you get when you cross a classic Breton shirt, leopard-print heels, and a tropical print? Mrs Giangola, that’s who!
Sara Nicole Rossetto
Model, student, and street-style star of Milan fashion week, the girl has it all! You can find Sara wearing a classic silk gown with trainers for the ultimate mix of high and low fashion.
Plus, we also have major leg envy – they go on for ages!
One of the biggest bloggers to come out of Denmark, Pernille is known for her minimalist approach to fashion which only she can manage to pull off with such ease. Working as a freelance stylist, blogger, and fashion expert definitely has it’s perks!
With a fresh approach to fashion, NYC native Juliana was photographed a number of times at this year’s fashion week. Some of her designer pieces we envy the most? Those lace-up Aquazzura heels and the oh-so iconic Chanel boy bag, swoon!
If you haven’t seen the candid images from Erica Pelosini’s European wedding, then you’re definitely missing out! The Coveteur shared some exclusive shots of Pelosini’s custom-made Pucci gown, as well as her elaborate shoes made specially for the big-day. This fashion stylist is a force to be reckoned with – she is also an expert at layering her prints.
Patricia and boyfriend Giotto run a fashion blog together called The Atelier, which follows their life as students and trendsetters in their home city of Milan.
You can often find some cute snaps of their (matching) outfits – photographers cannot get enough!
With an Hermes Kelly bag in one hand and a Blackberry in the other, you know that Carlotta Oddi definitely means business. She works as an assistant to Anna Dello Russo (aka ADR), the editor of Vogue Nippon and one of the biggest and most influential publications of our time.
Her refined style is the epitome of Italian-chic, with a modern twist.
Images via Jeanne Damas, Fashion and Fcuker, Tommy Ton, Wolfy Smile, The Urban Spotter, Womens Wear Daily, Metro, The Coveteur
While personal style is often subjective, it’s always a good idea to gather inspiration for your outfits from others. If you’re into clean lines, classic silhouettes with a touch of modern sophistication then the five following bloggers will be your next obsessions – regardless of your age!
Harper and Harley
Australian blogger Sara Donaldson has recently cleared out her entire wardrobe of colour – instead choosing to wear variations of black, white, grey and denim. This wardrobe switch has left her style looking timeless, classic and best of all – she can really take advantage of all her pieces.
Fashion stylist by day and blogger by night, Hanna is a Swedish girl who has made her love of clothes a life-long career. Working for fashion giant Gina Tricot allows Hanna to indulge in the newest trends, and shows her followers how to work almost anything she can get her hands on.
The Dashing Rider
As a graduated art historian and media scholar living in Germany, Fiona combines her love of fashion and writing to create her blog, The Dashing Rider. Her style features asymmetric skirts, warm and chunky knits with a touch of vintage Chanel.
Hippie Hippie Milkshake
Editor and fashion blogger Celine Aagaard has shows us how to look good in almost everything – including double denim, drop-crotch pants and chunky turtleneck knits. Although beware, do not visit this blog if you have severe handbag envy.
You’re probably already a fan of Melbourne mum Rozalia and her trendy style – all while pushing a pram! With over 78,000 Instagram followers and an online store in the works – we can only expect big things from Rozalia in the future!
What are some of your favourite bloggers?
Images via Harper and Harley, Hanna MW, The Dashing Rider, Celine Aagard, Rozalia Russian
The Winery in Surry Hills will play host to an intimate laneway fashion market on Saturday June 14, providing customers with the opportunity to emulate the style of Sydney’s most glamorous fashionistas. Leading fashion bloggers Tash Sefton and Elle Ferguson from They All Hate Us, Sara Donaldson from Harper & Harley and the team behind West 14th will each dress individual stalls selling their preloved items, including a mountain of high-end luxury brands, all going for a steal.
Tash Sefton and Elle Ferguson, usually a duo, will this time appear with their own individual stalls, given the cascading amount of clothes they’ll have available. Elle, with a laidback style of her own, is well-known for her love of denim cut –off shorts, slouchy tops, killer heels and, of course, that Celine handbag. Her business partner Tash masters a boho-luxe look and has a love for leopard print, ripped jeans and elegant clutches. Having worked collaboratively with leading brands such as eBay, Wittner, Max Made and Clinique, the girls appear regularly as fashion authorities across leading fashion titles.
Harper & Harley’s Sara Donaldson favours a black, white and grey colour palette. With a style that focuses on minimal and chic wardrobe essentials with a classic elegance, Harper & Harley is a go-to for fashionistas around the nation.
Leather brand West 14th offers on-trend items that are both classic, with a touch of attitude. With winter being the perfect season to work leather into an outfit,customers will be able to pick up these reduced pieces to stay ahead of the trends this season.
The perfect way to spend a winter morning, shoppers will be able to wander through the laneway with coffee from The Winery and delicious pastries by the talented Executive Pastry Chef, Vincent Gadan. Following a leisurely stroll through the markets, The Winery will be the next port of call for a relaxed lunch or a range of share plates including the venue’s famous veal and chorizo sausage rolls, cheese plates and charcuterie boards alongside a stellar wine list curated by The Keystone Group’s head sommelier, Sarah Limacher.
To top off a superb Saturday afternoon, a stunning flower market by Wildes Lane will provide beautiful blooms to take home alongside with a fine collection of new threads!
The Winery Fashion Markets will take place from 10am – 2pm, Saturday June 14.
When you are on the prowl for some home improvement ideas, turn to these blogs for inspiration. These famous interior designers have established their style expertise online and garner hundreds of thousands of readers all over the globe.
Holly Becker, creator of must-click interior design blog Decor8, is the go-to girl for home décor and interior inspiration. Her vision is always colourfully inviting and drips with eccentric femininity. Decor8 has been so successful since it began in 2006 that Becker is now a bestselling author and lectures at design fairs both at home in the US and beyond.
The Selby was initially a website where photographer Todd Selby could upload his photo shoots of friends in their interesting home spaces. The site’s popularity soared, gathering up to 100,000 visitors on a daily basis, and Selby’s vision became internationally sought after. Selby is about to publish his third book based on his online work, and has become a regular contributor to architectural magazines as well as Vogue and the New York Times T Magazine. The beauty of The Selby is in the granted access to authentically animated environments of the world’s most creative people. Take a look at his shoot with Brooklyn Designer Hannah Metz.
Australia’s most popular interior design blog showcasing inspiring styles and ideas hidden within the country’s most stunning homes. If you have not already stumbled upon this blog, bookmark it immediately! The focus on interior designs found in our own neighbourhoods provides the sense of attainability for all you budding designers craving motivation. Look at this stunning example of design and architecture in a Brisbane home weaved with atmospheric colour.
Known for its ‘bohemian and modern’ aesthetic, SF GIRL BY BAY is one of the most prominent interior design blogs on the west coast of the United States. It frequently appears on creditable lists labeling it as one of the best interior design blogs around, and editor Victoria Smith has around half a million followers on Pinterest alone. SF GIRL BY BAY encapsulates the atmosphere of San Franciscan style with charming and eccentric home furnishings placed within more contemporary interior spaces. Check out this recent post on using minor details to make a major impact on a room’s aesthetic.
With a staggering 13 million followers on Pinterest, Oh Joy creator Joy Deangdeelert Cho has made quite the name for herself in a variety of design-oriented spaces. A graphic designer by trade, Cho’s love of design spread to the world of interiors and decor. Influenced by bright colours and quirky aesthetics, the Oh Joy Pinterest page is one of the site’s most popular destinations. Do not let Cho’s graphic design background deter you from using her style concepts or seeking her aesthetic guidance on interior design also – she has an incredible, happy girl aesthetic that can be applied to all spaces.
Which interior design bloggers do you follow?