One of my favourite sites/online stores is The Grand social. I love getting their emails because I always get to see whats new from different designers AND there’s always something I love. It’s not just clothing though, they have accesories too !
The run down | The Grand Social is a marketplace for Australian and NZ designers. They aim to get the creations of labels online, so they can be sold. For Those of you who like going to stores, The Grand Social also has their very own store. It’s located in the heart of Darlinghurst and is a multi-purpose space for designers and friends to showcase their creations. The store is open Tues – Sat 11AM – 5PM at 214 Crown St, Darlinghurst. Ph:(02) 9331-0995. To find out more check out their website here.
So I recently did some styling workshops for Target, where I had to mix and match part of the Target essentials range with other pieces to come up with gorgeous key looks for the coming seasons !
Target Essentials is a basics range by Target. It consists of business pants and shirts, denim, tops, and basic singlets that come in various colours and are a reasonable price.
We mixed and matched these items with core autumn/winter garments such as fur vests,colourful dresses, maxi skirts, printed shirts, oversized tops and winter woollen pieces. Majority of the looks were under $100 and if not that then $150. Which is great for a whole outfit including shoes, handbags and other accessories. A lot of people think that to be stylish means that you must wear designer,however it’s not about that at all – its about the way you piece things together, the final look, the composition. To have great style and a sense for it can give you a feeling that’s just as great.
The two main issues that were present during the workshops were more to do with consumers being concerned about budget and being in doubt about wearing/how they would wear certain colours within the coming trends.
If you like following trends and you still aren’t sure what colours to be wearing these coming seasons maybe this will help – Autumn/winter colour palettes: think | burgundy, browns, eggplant,teal, reds, tangelo, and Blacks. Fabrics include Ponte, leathers, laces and sheer garments. Details/appearances include various collars, lots of prints – two main = leopard and snake.
That just puts it very BASIC for you all – I think that’s enough for now haha
One last thing – As part of this blog entry today, I thought it would be nice to come up with an under $100 look myself with all the Teal accessories I have come to purchasing.
Think style and budget–and voila under $100 outfit !
Dress from NastyGal – not available anymore – however there are some other great dresses that are on sale ranging from $17.95 – $35.95 That you could get.
Bag from Asos – not available anymore ? However there are similar styles in Turquoise, white, pistachio snake, nude snake, and red snake. I’ve pasted the picture of their current clutch below – they look quite similar
The snake range of slot through envelope clutches like the one above are $32.45 – click here to view