Dress over Pants

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.

Go Gingham

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.

Accessorize

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....

Jennifer Meyer Star Earrings

Jennifer Meyer Star Earrings

Loewe Hammock Bag

Loewe Hammock Bag

Fendi Sock Heels

Fendi Sock Heels

What To Wear Now

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.

Weekend Vibes

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).

Ripped

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.

Peek-a-boo

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.

Denim Lab

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!

Cropped Skinny

Cropped Skinny

Cropped Flare

Cropped Flare

70's Flare

70's Flare

Mullet/Patchwork

Mullet/Patchwork

Distressed Girlfriend

Distressed Girlfriend

Boyfriend

Boyfriend

On The Street

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!

Feeling Neutral

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.

Slides

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.

Excited

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!

In Living Colour

Most of us aren't used to wearing bright "look at me" hues.  Black is comfortable, safe, sliming and secure. However, Balenciaga's latest collection is an explosion of colour.  Are some things just suitable for the runway and not for everyday life?  When is colour too much?  From block colours to bright florals, is it time to move away from black on black? 

Pencil Me In

The pencil skirt is a wardrobe must-have.  It's ever so feminine and looks great during the day worn with sneakers and a t-shirt and blazer or add a heel and leather jacket for night.  Always a classic. 

Bags of Style

I believe in good accessories.  A good bag not only holds your whole life but pulls an outfit together.  Here are a few I'm loving right now... a forever classic black Chanel, a tan saddle bag and a fabulous Jane Birkin esq basket.

Well Suited

The pant suit is back - single or double breasted, skinny or wide leg.  Add a striped shirt or a hoodie to lighten things up.  A heel or sneaker depending on your style. Looks below are from Tibi and Zimmerman.