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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Images via Hello Molly Fashion, Kenzas, Sabo Skirt, Tumblr, Piace Boutique, Sincerely Jules
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep with the summer vibes in our favourite staple, the chambray shirt. You can keep it casual in Birkenstocks and a tote bag.
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.
Images via Fab Sugar, Brit.Co, A Pair And A Spare, My Fash Avenue, Who What Wear, Sincerely Jules, Chronicles of Her
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.
Search for good quality denim that is suited to your body shape and will become a basic in your wardrobe for years to come.
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.
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.
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.
Finish off your outfit with a stylish fedora hat, which also covers up a bad hair day – who will know?!
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.
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.
Images via The Euro Chic, Stockholm Street Style, The Sartorialist, French Voguettes
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.
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.
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.
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.
For festival chic, try a winning combination of bodysuit plus shorts just like Ciara Ferragni. It’ll keep you cool and trendy!
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 would you style a bodysuit for summer?
Images via Who What Wear, Micah Gianelli, Andee Layne, The Blonde Salad
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Gowns paired with the Sasha skirt by Augusta Jones
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.
Ilari by Pronovias
For more expert insight from Alera, check out @whitelilycouture on Instagram.
While it’s cold as ice here in the Southern Hemisphere, over in Miami they’re currently in the midst of Miami Swim Week – where models are tanned, the cocktails are fruity and the sun shines brightly.
One lucky Australian, Rebecca Colalillo, has jumped to Miami to take part in the Nookie Swim Presentation, with her natural tan company, GlowByBeca, the official tan sponsor of the show.
Nookie Girls walked down the runway with bronzed and hydrated limbs, complimenting their bright and patterned Nookie Bikinis. Easy to apply, the models applied GlowByBeca tan with a tanning mitt the day before the show, which developed into a deep bronze colour by showtime.
SHESAID sat down for an exclusive chat with Rebecca on how to stay tanned during winter, and how to get that classic, Miami Swim glow.
What’s the best way our readers can stay tanned during winter?
In winter our skin dries up due to the constant wind blasts and changes in air conditioning. This can make tanning during winter hard, as you’ll have dry patches of skin. The very first thing to do when tanning at home is to exfoliate with a natural scrub in the shower, focusing on elbows, knees, ankles, feet and the backs of your hands. When you step out of the shower, pat yourself dry and don’t apply any lotions.
Your skin needs to be completely free of any other formulas in order to pick up the tan. Now, simply grab a tanning mitt, apply the GlowByBeca Chocolate Tanning Mousse onto the mitt and – making small circles – cover your skin, working fast but evenly. Then, wait to dry!
That’s the beauty of GlowByBeca, it’s quick drying and you can get changed instantly into loose clothing without the greasy feel after you’ve applied the Chocolate Tanning Mousse formula. My hot tip, though, is to switch your hairdryer onto yourself and dry your skin that way! It’s warm and effective.
OK, how can we make the tan last?
I like to apply a moisturiser every day to ensure skin stays hydrated throughout winter, meaning your tan will stay even. Our GlowByBeca Tan Extender is a light lotion, so it doesn’t feel too heavy under winter layers.
Plus it contains Aloe Vera, Pomegranate Extract, Shea Butter and Cranberry Extract to extend the life of your tan and keep you hydrated without the grease.
What about shaving? When should we shave our legs if we’re about to tan?
Shaving your legs the day before you tan allows time for your cuticles to close and you’ll avoid those dark tiny spots. You can run your razor over your legs again the day after you’ve tanned, just be sure to use a shaving lotion that doesn’t contain oil so that you keep the colour of your tan.
How did the Nookie Girls get the glowing bronze tans they had at Miami Swim Week?
The girls exfoliated the day before the show, and applied the GlowByBeca Chocolate Tanning Mousse in circular motions, concentrating on the outside of their limbs to make them look extra long. We then applied GlowByBeca Tan Extender on their whole body the day of the show, for a slight shine and healthy, hydrated glow. The tan will last them well into the week!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Images via Pink Pistachio, Cara Loren, Glam Radar, Anna Saccone, Babble, Pink Peonies, Vogue Spain
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.
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.
One shoulder dresses
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.
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.
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.
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.
Images via Style, Now Fashion
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Style your favourite off the shoulder dress with block-heels, a waist-belt and a faux glow for ultimate summer chic.
Skinny jeans and colourful heels are another great way to modernise the classic off the shoulder top.
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!
Finish off that perfect outfit (and keep the sun away) with a perfect fedora which is ideal for any summer getaway.
Images via The Haute Pursuit, Fashion Me Now, Tuula Vintage, Stockholm Street Style, Hello Fashion Blog, Lust For Life
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.
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!
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.
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.
Bring out those slogan t-shirts from the 90s and use them to dress down a classic summer outfit.
Just because summer has arrived, doesn’t mean layering is no longer allowed. Wear your favourite palazzo pants with a lightweight skirt, and sandals.
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.
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.
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.
Images via Now Fashion, Tommy Ton
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Images via Prey of London, The Sweetest Thing Blog, Who What Wear, What We Are Wearing, Sincerely Jules
While we regretfully pack away sandals, strappy heels and espadrilles until next summer, it’s time to keep warm and embrace winter style.
Below are five main styles that will not only keep your feet warm all winter, but will also look fashionable at the same time! We’ve teamed up with our friends over at THE ICONIC to bring you some stylish picks for the winter season. Just click on the image to buy them directly.
These comfy shoes are a must-have, especially if you have an entire weekend planned in the great outdoors! Pair with jeans, tracksuit pants, or leggings to keep comfy and cosy all day and night.
A classic pair of ballet flats adds the finishing touches to any outfit – just like Audrey Hepburn! Our favourite way to style these classic shoes is with skinny jeans or a flowy dress with pantyhose.
Keep your feet feeling warm and looking stylish with a pair of classic leather boots. They are a must-have for any wardrobe since they can take you from winter to summer (and everything in between).
Another classic pair of flat footwear has to be the humble pair of brogues. This unisex shoe is perfect with jeans, skirts and coats.
Stay warm this winter with a pair of knee-high boots, which are back in fashion! Wear them over your jeans for an extra layer of warmth.
What are your favourite shoes for winter?
Image via Song of Style
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Images via Tommy Ton of Style.com
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Images via We Wore What, Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy, Fashion Gum, The Fashion Tag, Who What Wear, Refinery Magazine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more expert insight from Alera, check out @whitelilycouture on Instagram and Facebook
Who doesn’t love jumping into the car and heading to the beach on a warm summers day? Pack the following seven essentials, which will make every trip to the beach feel fun and effortless – as it should be! Don’t forget to comment below with some of your best options, also.
Even if the sun isn’t shining, a hat is still a must-have for every single beach trip. Have you ever burnt your head or hair-line? Ouch! Choose a standard baseball cape if you prefer the structure or switch it up with a floppy hat which will also protect your shoulders and neck.
Protect your eyes from the glare of the water with a pair of sunglasses. Make sure they’re nothing fancy though, just in case they get lost or scratched by the sand!
This should be the number one item to pack in your beach bag since nobody wants to burn! Aim for an SPF that is higher than 30+ so that you won’t have to constantly re-apply it after entering the water.
Does anyone else find it so boring going to the beach alone? Rather than spending most of the day on Instagram or Facebook, bring along a book or magazine to occupy your time. Trust us, you won’t care about social media after a relaxing day at the beach.
Don’t forget to moisturise your lips! They can burn very easily, crack, and start to peel after just a few hours in the sun.
Hydrate your body from the inside-out by drinking water during your day at the beach. Keep a 1 litre bottle in your beach bag, and feel free to re-fill it throughout the day.
To avoid hair breakage from the sea water, lightly mist your ends with a leave-in conditioner. It will help to coat the hair until you get home and wash the salty water away!
Image via Lei Lei Clavey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What are some of your winter essentials?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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