Nobody rocks a crop top like Gigi.
“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream” – Julia Child
Different shapes require different styles.
You gotta be in it to win it.
It’s the celebrities’ fashion crush of the moment: overalls. From Victoria’s Secret models to Hollywood actresses and singers, the humble blue denim overall has made it on to the radar of fashionistas. And who can blame them? Denim overalls are comfy and practical (unless you’re in the bathroom) and if styled correctly, they can be very glamourous in a trendy 70s kind of way.
The difference between overalls worn by factory workers as a protection garment and overalls worn as fashion statements is the cut. A well-tailored onesie will bring out curves you didn’t know you ever had.
Case in point: Taylor Swift who recently stepped out in a dark blue denim overall and made it look quite sexy. How did she do it? By choosing a skinny-leg overall which sits tight on your hips, but loose on your upper body. She combined the one-piece with a cropped white t-shirt baring a bit of skin around her waist.
Kate Bosworth sported a similarly fitted overall but opted for a flared leg and white tank top, giving her outfit more of a 70s vibe.
Model Lily Aldridge proved that overalls are comfortable when she wore her baby blue denim onesie on a flight to LA a few weeks ago. We love the long-sleeved white shirt she wore underneath – perfect for colder days.
For a more sporty, casual look, take a hint from the ever stylish Sarah Jessica Parker and wear a classic boyfriend-cut overall. To keep it from looking boring, make sure you cuff the legs and – if wearing a long-sleeved top – also roll up your sleeves.
So, if you love your jeans and denim in general (who doesn’t?), why not give overalls a go? The days of pulling up your pants are over.
Images via Elle, InStyle, Cosmopolitan
From the runways of Paris to Milan, Chloé to Louis Vuitton and everything in between, the 1970s trend is back and bigger than ever with one versatile pieces – flared jeans.
Now we’re not suggesting you donate all of your skinny jeans, but flares are definitely enjoying their moment, again, and this is just how to wear them.
A classic white blouse is an effortless piece to take your outfit from day to night and even the other way around! Tuck it into the front of you flares for a ‘just rolled out of bed look’ or simply wear it untucked with your favourite fitted blazer.
Finish your look with a warm and cosy coat for those chilly days ahead. A beige shade like Maja’s below is a must-have for the season, and is so quick and easy to pull together before you have to head out the door.
Why not go all-out and pair your flared jeans with a flared top? Australian designer Ellery is responsible for bringing this style back in fashion, with big style influencers such as Christine Centenera following this trend.
A fitted, motorcycle jacket should be hanging in all of our wardrobes since it’s such a versatile piece for all seasons. This particular style looks amazing with flares because it is slightly cropped on the torso, and elongates the legs.
Make like model Karlie Kloss and show off your washboard abs with a cropped sweater. Maybe this style isn’t as practical for the winter weather, but it’s so comfy!
Layer up your outfit by wearing a printed dress over a pair of flared jeans. Not only is the look totally unique, but it helps to make your legs look super-long!
How would you wear flares?
Images via BuzzFeed, Maja Wyh, Metromode, Hanneli, Bloglovin, Sincerely Jules
The weather is getting cold and gloomy but this doesn’t mean your clothes have to be dull as well. Winter is one of the best times of the year to show off your personal style and involves some of our favourite trends here at SHESAID.
This is our checklist for the must-have essentials this season influenced by the wearable items straight from the runway:
The elegance of the coat makes it a timeless piece, one colour to flaunt is navy blue, the dark intensity is a standout this winter, it seems popular as a nice change from the usual black. If you want to make the look a bit different to your normal silhouette, wear a short or long coat with oversized shoulders, Balenciaga and Gucci have both channeled this recently in their collections, this 80’s style revival has been a hit in street style too, with top heavy becoming one of the biggest trends this year.
I’m sure you all know by now that boots are a must have. Here are the three boot styles you should invest in:
- Ankle boot: Guaranteed to look chic whether they are heeled or flat both will also lengthen your legs and make you feel sexy at any time of the day.
- Over-the-knee boot: This trend has seen numerous famous fashion bloggers working it this season, perfect with an A-line dress and coat.
- Work style: As Australians the work boot is part of a practical lifestyle; Dr. Martens are easy to find in an op shop for less than $70, or if you want a pair nice and cheap, replicas are available from many fast fashion shoe stores.
Most online and physical stores are having their End of Year Financial Sale, therefore it is the best time to take advantage and buy a new pair of jeans. Glue Store now have jean specialised fitters, this would be a great way to find a pair you love and you know are the right fit. If you are more interested in what is on trend, grab a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans, the loose look is flattering and works well with a basic tee and blazer.
There you have it, our three necessities this winter. Happy shopping!
Image via newyorkgirlstyle.com
By Amy Miller
Flared trousers are back in a big way. Taking inspiration from 1970s bombshell’s such as Farah Fawcett, Brigitte Bardot and almost every other woman in between, put away those skinny jeans and embrace the flare. Not only does this style elongate the leg, but hides any problem areas in the thighs, tummy and even cankles. Below are just a few different ways to style your own pair of flares.
For a casual look, pair flared trousers with a flowy, loose blouse. Not only is this look perfect for day or night, but it is also seriously on trend. Choose a blouse which is flattering on your body type, or even a fun print to make that outfit pop.
In order to give the entire outfit a bit of shape, wear your flares with a cropped top. Not only will this give a peek of skin at the midriff, but create the illusion of curves into this straight-cut outfit. Choose a pair of high-waisted pants if you don’t want your midriff popping out.
Accessorise your outfit with a cute belt, which will create the illusion of a subtle waistline. Look out for belts which are solid, leather and can be worn with a variety of other outfits.
For a chic work-look, choose a pair of flared trousers which are a neutral tone such as dark brown and black. On the upper half of the body, finish the outfit off with a cute blouse and fitted blazer. The blazer will not only cinch in the waist, but create a nice pear-shape.
If you are trying to style super-long flares, it is best to wear some high (but wearable) heels to finish off the outfit. Choose a pair of chic sandal-platforms which are inspired by the 1970’s, and will really make your legs look long and lean.
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Twenty-one years after Kate Moss’s Calvin Klein campaign debut in 1993 the young beauty Lottie Moss is following in the footsteps of the supermodel and (half) sister in a new collaboration. The debut called ‘The Re-Issue Project’ involves luxury online retailer mytheresa.com and the denim label CK Jeans from Calvin Klein.
The 16-year-old has shot the capsule collection featuring pieces from the 90’s creatively shot by photographer Michael Avedon. These nine re-issued items will be sold solely by the e-retailer from July 15.
The key pieces will comprise of versions of products worn those twenty-one years ago by Kate Moss such as boyfriend tapered, and classic jeans, Calvin Klein’s well-known and popular ‘cK’ t-shirts and jumpers, as well as 80’s style high-waisted skinny jeans originally made trendy by Brooke Shields.
Kevin Carrigan, global creative director of the Calvin Klein underwear, jeans and platinum label, spoke to WWD about the campaign, explaining the purpose behind the project as to keep the brand young and fresh for their consumers. He said:
“Lottie represents the relevant generation of today, but with a historical connection to the house of Klein. She’s cool and wears vintage clothing in her own way.
“This Calvin Klein Jeans capsule is all about a nostalgia for the Nineties and that whole look feeling very right again. It now feels like the perfect time to reissue the brand’s iconic hits to a new generation.”
The project is said to be a success, the trend around revival, op-shopping, and vintage clothing is a hit among young adult women. We are seeing a comeback with high waisted, and boyfriend jeans, the casual and laid back look is not only comfortable but looks great. Bloggers around the world such as Elle Ferguson and Amanda Shadforth are always sporting the trend.
Simplicity really is perfection.
Images via harpersbazaar.com.au
By Amy Miller
Over the last few seasons, distressed denim has made a steady comeback into fashion and can be worn regardless of rain, hail or shine. In particular, distressed denim jeans, shorts and midi skirts are trendy items which will spice up any old outfit. If you’re unsure of how to style your own distressed denim jeans, keep reading below on how-to adapt your denim to any situation.
If you want to achieve a laid-back look, there are a few simple ways to make this outfit super-comfy and relaxed. Distressed denim jeans are a match made in heaven with a comfy cardigan or sweater, since they are both laid back items (which will also keep you warm). If you’re stepping out of the house, grab a pair of ballet flats or ankle boots for a quick and easy ready-to-wear look.
For more of a polished look, pair any distressed jeans with a blazer and striped-shirt combination to achieve an outfit inspired by street-style French voguettes. This look is perfect for the daytime if you’re planning a bite out to eat, or great with a clutch and heels for a classy night-time look instead.
As the temperature drops, feel free to add more layers to keep the look dressy, but also warm and comfortable. Leather jackets add a rocker-chic vibe to any outfit, and are sure to keep you cozy and ready to run a full day of errands. Finish the look with classic brogues which are also winter-friendly at this time of year.
Another trendy winter life-saver, a coat is a versatile piece of outerwear that looks amazing when paired with distressed jeans. Wear a fun statement t-shirt under neath, or layer with a cute jumper if you want to keep comfortable instead. A fun trend for the season is the trench-coat, which comes in a variety of colours, styles and cuts to suit any body type. This piece never goes out of style, and you can pop it over your outfit to feel warm and stylish at the same time.
A white button down shirt is a classic way to style your distressed denim without breaking the bank. This is a great foundation for layering with coats, jackets and jumpers in the winter, but it’s also a fun look if you’re heading out for dinner or drinks at night. A sexy stiletto heel or pointed-toe flat shoe will complete the outfit and look über sophisticated.
How do you style distressed denim?
Image via Sincerely Jules
By Felicia Sapountzis
It’s that age-old denim debate, should you or should you not wash your jeans? Well, Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh has cleared that up for us. According to Bergh, you should never wash your jeans. Instead of washing your jeans, Bergh suggested, in an interview with Fortune magazine (below), to spot clean with a sponge or toothbrush and to air dry your denim.
By simply spot cleaning and refraining from throwing your jeans into the washing machine, they will last a lot longer.
What are your thoughts? Are you all for not washing your jeans or do you think it’s too unhygienic?
We couldn’t live without our favourite pair of jeans, and these 5 celebrities show us how to wear denim in style.
1. Kate Bosworth’s Skinny Jeans
Not many people can pull of double denim like Kate, but with a few tips, it’s a hot trend to try. Make sure your jeans and top are different shades of denim – Kate does it right by pairing dark skinny jeans with a light denim shirt. Keep your hair and makeup fresh and youthful – no big 80s hair or heavy makeup here. And don’t forget a killer pair of heels.
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2. Reese Witherspoon’s Denim Jacket
Everyone needs a denim jacket, and Reese inspires us with her casual yet chic outfit, wearing a cropped denim jacket with an animal print skirt and elegant jewellery to tie the look together. A well-fitted denim jacket can take you from weekend brunch to cocktails with friends, and will only get better with age.
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3. Beyonce’s Vintage Style
We might not all have Beyonce’s legs, but denim shorts are a wardrobe staple. Bey is rocking a pair of 90s-inspired acid wash shorts, which look great with a crop top and sneakers, as well as sandals and heels.
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4. Alexa Chung’s Daytime Denim Dress
Denim dresses are adorable for weekends, paired with some chunky jewellery and espadrilles, like Alexa’s. Wear it solo or with a simple tee or singlet underneath.
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5. Alessandra Ambrosio’s Distressed Jeans
We all have one pair of go-to jeans, but get out of your comfort zone and add a pair of funky jeans to mix things up. Distressed denim is very on-trend for autumn/winter, adding a vintage feel to a thoroughly modern cut.
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We all have that perfect pair of denim that we practically live in on a daily basis – but why not dress them up and get a few more looks out of them beyond the classic jeans and t-shirt outfit? Here are some handy tips from the fashion retailers at Melbourne’s Uni Hill Factory Outlets to help inspire you to do just that!
1. Black on black
A pair of black denim jeans can create a sophisticated look when teamed with a black cardigan or jacket. Team this with a white blouse or t-shirt for some contrast, or dress it up with a feature necklace or coloured scarf.
2. Add some height
3. Bold accessories
Whether it’s a bright necklace, a detailed belt or a big bright bag, these noticeable extras will give your classic jeans-and-t-shirt look a dressy spin. Adding some bold accessories is the easiest way to upgrade your everyday jeans and t-shirt look.
4. Sequins are your friends
You may be a little scared to try this look but a sequinned top or blazer is an excellent add-on to your denim jeans. Bit of a risk taker? Go for a bold coloured sequin blazer or jacket, or, if you want to stay on the safe side try a subtle sequinned cami to wear underneath your jacket.
5. Tie it together with a tall boot!
It’s a look we often envy on the off-duty supermodels, but don’t be afraid to try it out. You don’t have to be Claudia Schiffer to rock knee high leather boots with a pair of dark jeans in either a skinny or stovepipe leg. It’s an absolutely effortless look that oozes style – team with a t-shirt and blazer, or oversized turtleneck.
How do you prefer to wear your jeans? Tell us in the comments below!