Winter is well and truely here. Building the perfect winter wardrobe takes time and requires some good solid pieces - coats, boots and top notch accessories. The must-have winter coat this season is the fur - faux or real if that's the way you want to go. An explosion of colour or animal print. Pair it back with jeans and a simple knit or t-shirt.
And here's Gwyneth Paltrow from Hollywood A-Lister to Lifestyle Guru, she always looks on point.
There are some Hollywood stars who just get it right when it comes to fashion - no matter if they are walking the red carpet, racing through an airport or out and about grabbing a coffee. Here are a few looks from the fabulous Kate Bosworth that are worth taking inspiration from.
Fashion is always working ahead of time or is it? Everything has been done before, it's just a new, fresh take on an old trend. In Australia we view trends in a different way as we are behind in the seasons, although the trends simply get translated into the current season - take Gingham for example. A very summery fabric, but can also be worn in a shirt with a puffer or leather jacket during winter. Below are three trends that are hot right now (in the northern Summer) - besides Gingham, it's all about the Chino or Khaki's and Basket Bags a la Jane Birkin.
It's all about Frills at the moment. Wear a ruffled shirt with jeans or a frilled wrap-around skirt with a simple t-shirt. Wear stripes, a pastel or gingham.
Sometimes the easiest thing to wear day or night is a great pair of jeans. But how do you make them more fabulous? Dress them up with fabulous accessories.
The dress over pants is back. It's not a new look, it was popular back in the early 90's, but it's back again in a slightly new look/new way. Take inspiration from these images below from Net-a-porter, Leandra Cohen, Solange Knowles, Gilda Ambrosio and Christine Centenera.
If there is one fabric that is having a major comeback at the moment - it's Gingham. The perfect summer fabric, but it can also be worn in the colder months layered under a leather jacket or a cashmere sweater. Touches of gingham look fabulous see below in a ribbon tie heel, bag and blouse.
There is something about the little details that really make an outfit pop. By that I mean give your personal style that extra edge. Nothing helps more than hot accessories. Spend less on the actual clothes and more on special touches like bags, shoes, jewellery. These are pieces that you can pull out time and time again and elevate your whole look. At the moment I'm loving....
Summer has well and truely gone. Now it's time to pull out those winter coats, blouses, pants et al and rug up. Here are some looks to inspire you for the colder days ahead.
Still on the denim bandwagon (but I've thrown in a pair of comfy track pants too). Now that the cold temps are creeping in, it's the perfect time to start thinking about what look you want to pull off this winter. Here are some relaxed weekend vibes that can be taken into the work week (depending on your job).
Further to my last post "Peek-a-boo" here's a little more to convince you that the ripped jean is here to stay. Here are two fabulous looks that will make you think twice about getting rid these jeans from your closet.
I see London, I see France, I see lace peeking out from your jeans - while that doesn't rhyme, lace tights peeking out from underneath ripped jeans is the hot new trend. Take a look.
I love blue in all it's shades. It's cool, calming and flattering on most skin tones. Moody blue is a great hue to wear when transitioning from Summer to Autumn it works great with camel, pink, grey and white.
Denim is a wardrobe essential. And even though a good denim shirt, skirt and jacket are important pieces to add to your closet. What we all really is a variety of jeans. Jeans are perfect for almost any occasion and time of year. They can be dressed up or down and suit everyone. It's all about finding the right colour and cut to suit your body shape. So, for those of you who need a run-down on what styles to look for when jean shopping here's my list of denim essentials. Not feeling so confident to hit the stores on your own? Book a Closette appointment and let me do the guess work for you!
I'm mad for prints at the moment. Loud, bold, mix n match. Clash colours, go "Brady Bunch" crazy if you dare.
I find inspiration everywhere, but particularly on the street. I love seeing images from fashion week, like what people are wearing and celebrity style snpas. Here are some images to hopefully inspire you too!
Colour is fun, but every now and then you need something that is soothing, simple and easy on the eye. Having some good neutrals in your wardrobe is essential. Layer them for a great winter look like these images below.
The beach sandal now doubles up as an evening shoe. Find a slide that is simple, but with a little embellishment such as pearls or studs. Wear with wide leg pants or long flowy dresses and skirts.
It's easy to find yourself in a style rut. We all do. Sometimes all it takes is going shopping, doing a clean out of your wardrobe or just looking at a magazine for inspiration. New Year, new you? Perhaps it's time for a style shake-up? Need someone to help you? Book a Closette shopping, styling or wardrobe makeover and get excited!