Summer-style

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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

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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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July 8, 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 Tie And Style A Sarong

If you don’t have a sarong or two you are seriously missing out! Men and women throughout the tropics wear little else and once you get the hang of them you’ll understand the attraction. The fabric is cool and flowing, which is perfect for warm weather and provides flexibility to style them as dresses, short or long skirts, shorts, swimwear cover ups, scarfs, headbands and even turbans. Plus, packing a sarong or two into a suitcase can save travelers big bucks on excess luggage.

To add to the attraction, size isn’t a factor. The humble sarong suits any body shape. They are perfect if you’re pregnant or dieting because they adapt to whatever shape you are and breastfeeding mums can use them as a light throw over during feeding in public.

The main reason why people shy away from them is tying them. Unless you’ve been shown some sort of technique they can be a bit tricky. Additionally, there’s the fear that they will suddenly drop off in public leaving you exposed and stranded in your underwear! In reality, sarongs are actually a lot easier to tie and wear than many people anticipate. It won’t take you long to master and get creative, taking full advantage of their versatility.

Tying tips

sar1v1There are heaps of video on-line which will show you how to tie sarongs for various uses. So, instead of providing a step by step guide for each style, I’d like to provide the basics so you can tie them anyway you like and get inspired.

The easiest way to tie a traditional flat sarong is by using the material itself. The fabric is usually fine, so it twists and manipulates nicely. There’s no right way up either and the way you use it will depend on the size of the sarong and your body. If it’s too long just fold it. With a little more experience you can make shorts, mini skirts or dresses.

For basic use, imagine the sarong is a bath towel and position it as you would when you jump out of the shower and begin drying yourself. You should have hold of two ends, just like a towel. Position it at shoulder sar1v3or waist height behind you, depending on what you want to cover.

Bring together the two ends you have held and tie them in front of you or to the side. There will be excess fabric and the amount will depend on the sarong and your body size. Position this to suit your situation. For example, if it’s for a swimwear cover up you can let it be more revealing than you would for everyday use.

The image below will help you get a little more inspiration and show you the versatility of a single sarong.

Ways to style a sarong

A. The wrap skirt. B. Mini skirt. C. Wrap dress. D. Swim wear wrap. E. Mini dress. F. Halter dress. G. Shorts. H. Shirt

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There’s also the option of tying your sarong with purpose made buckles (pictured). There’s a huge variety on offer or you can use your imagination, get creative and discover what works for you. Bangles are an option for some styles as well as adding  beads or long hanging accessories.

These purpose made buckles are perfect for use with tube sarongs. They are just as the name implies. Instead of being a traditional flat piece of fabric, the tube sarong is sewn so it resembles a tube (pictured). If you have a tube sarong, using a buckle can be a little easier than gathering the fabric to make a stead fast tie which tend to slip due to lack of fabric. You can also fold them in half to produce a shorter skirt or dress.tube

Although tube sarongs are less versatile, they are still a very popular option for use away from the water. The attraction being that they tend to be less reveling. If you want to wear a traditional sarong away from the water and are deterred by the possibility of it blowing open, add a couple of large well placed safety pins to the inner side after tying it. This will hide the pins and keep your sarong in position.

Sarongs have also become a popular option for weddings in warmer climates. Prices start from around $25 and go up to around $200-$300. Regardless of the price, their versatility makes them worth every cent. They are addictive, so after purchasing your first one, don’t be surprised if you find yourself hunting for more!

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January 11, 2015

5 Flattering Cover-ups For Summer

Keep cool this summer with a flattering cover-up if you’re heading to the beach, pool, or even just a casual get together.

Not only are kaftans and playsuits summer appropriate, but they also look amazing if you want to stay safe in the sun. Shop from 5 flattering cover-ups below from less to luxe.

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Tree of Life Salon Kaftan, $55

Try this easy kaftan which is perfect if you want to cover-up in the warmer weather. Featuring white tassels at the hem, and a round-neck if you choose to wear the kaftan over one shoulder. One size will fit sizes 10-16.

5 Flattering Cover-ups For Summer

Deshabille Aztec Dawn Beach Dress, $69.95

An adorable scoop-side dress with spaghetti straps which is perfect for the summer weather. Made of 100% cotton, this breathable material won’t feel too constricting on your body, and can be transformed from day to night.

5 Flattering Cover-ups For Summer

Suboo Geometric Playsuit, $99

A playful and sophisticated item if you have a pool party on the agenda, and need something to wear with sexy stiletto heels. The semi-sheer fabric will keep you cool in warmer weather, and a halter neck flatters all body types.

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Seafolly Everland Jumpsuit, $99.95

A soft, jersey playsuit is the perfect item of clothing to throw on if you’re heading to a pool party, with just a bikini on underneath. The high neck is flattering on all body types, and cinches in at the waist.

5 Flattering Cover-ups For Summer

Camilla Bibi Long Round Neck Kaftan, $279

If you’re looking to splurge on just one item all summer, then Camilla is definitely the best of the bunch. With a bold leopard print and sash at the waist, this kaftan is perfect for the beach.

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December 12, 2014