There’s a thing about high waisted garments that I absolutely love ! I guess its the way they can easily add shape or accentuate the feminine form by cinching in the waist. When I was developing sketches of bottoms for … Continue reading
Monochrome is in !
Cardigans, colour blocked dresses, patterns and prints, basic little black garments – This Trend is absolutely rocking it – It’s everywhere.
So where do you go from here ?
First of all you bring back the beautiful plain pieces in your wardrobe – yes like that basic tee and every legging you always wear..
and second of all you read this and be a little inspired for your next outfit.
Lucky for you I’ve included a variety of pieces and even linked them in this post.
So if you like.. you buy = ]
Let’s start off with a few dresses.
Piper Lane Colour blocked Dress
Colour Blocked Black and White dresses are so hot Right now !
There are a number of body con styles and two-in-one styles too.
Contrast darker side panels and/or a darker bottom to slim down the figure.
If you want to go for something with a print you can just keep in mind body proportions and print scale.
If you are more fuller on the top go for something with a small scale print.
If you don’t have much of a top you can pull off larger scaled prints.
or you could even take out the little black dress again – it always saves the day… or should I say night ?
If you are more of a 2 piece person the beauty of this minimalist trend is that you can wear the most “plainest” garments and you will still be perfectly on trend.
Wear a plain top like this one from Zara for a sleek day to night time look or add this crisp white waistcoat to sophisticate your everyday casual look.
Black and white printed pants are really popular this season too so it makes it that much easier to find.
Harem pants are always comfy – I’m sure everyone has a pair or even a pair of plain leggings.
High-waist shorts are a great addition to any look as you can wear them with plain black or patterned stockings or if the weather isn’t too cold –just by itself.
There are also a number of skirts in different cuts and prints.
Nookie – Slim fit mini skirt with a black and white sequin animal print.
Stripes are also very on-trend. This pencil skirt is from Portman’s. It has a very bold striped print and black contrast side front panels.
The plain black tee
To add some excitement to your basic black tee go for something a little edgy or different.
The above style has turned up cuffs and an asymmetrical hem – perfect when paired with some contrast wet-look or printed leggings.
something a bit more extreme… ?
If you follow more the grunge, urban style of fashion perhaps some white leather ?
One Teaspoon’s Bowie Leather Jacket is a great essential for the wardrobe.
Classic Biker style with a asymmetrical zip detailing and zip pockets.
V-shaped croc leather detail on the back – makes you Fall in love ❤
Label Three of Something have also nailed it with these two lovely pieces.
Both very wearable for a casual day or night time look.
Battalion Bomber Jacket from label Three Of Something ( above)
Samurai kimono also by Three Of Something(below)
and lastly as I always say… There is a Trench for every trend and this is it…
Traditional trench style with a striped lining twist.
The great thing about this jacket is that it is not only completely relevant to the season and the trend but you can definitely mix it up with your primary blues and greens for later on.
Such a beautiful wearable piece – A Must-Have !
For Jewellery Coco Liberace always have it spot on with their Chunky Gold and silver necklaces and wrist wear.
Or if you are after something a bit more timeless then there is only one place to go for that…Tiffany and Co.
xxxx Much Love,
Personally, I LOVE Popping bright colours Especially all the neon palettes in Sydney’s stores !
BUT there are some people who AREN’T as experimental with the crazy range of colours in season.
Don’t Fret -There is a solution to follow the trend and not be so OUT THERE !
There’s a lot of things I pick up on when styling at Target. It’s amazing how much I learn about clients habits, insecurities, and personalities just from what they choose off the stylist’s Rack.
One of the bigger issues is this idea that “oh it probably looks better on the hanger so I don’t think I’m willing to take off all the layers and try it on”. Perfect example : Majority would never wear my red snake skin denim right ? or a short fluoro belted peplum skirt for a corporate look? They are much more reserved and tamed BUT when they take a good look at what I’m wearing (yes it’s that outfit they doubted as they walked passed it ) it gives them this massive confidence boost to get on the sales floor and pick up all the styles they’ve wanted to wear but haven’t ! I’m curvy and absolutely un proportioned so none of them have the excuse “oh but you’re a model – it will always look better on you” Yes Ladies I have plenty of Junk in ma Trunk ! ha-ha
Having said that, If you are a more tamed individual who wants to follow the “ fluoro/neon” trend that’s hitting the stores do it subtly with a neon coloured belt instead.
It can add pop to any plain outfit without making you feel insecure or too BOLD – after all, it’s just a belt, don’t like it then just take it off or switch it… !
We have some great dresses and pants in store and online all with fluoro belts.
Here are my picks:
Very cute black and white patterned dress with an orange removable belt ! The bright belt gives more flare to the already contrasted dress !
This dress is $59 – to purchase online click on the image.
If you have plenty of tops in different colours then this may just be the pant for you. (even if you don’t, the neon belt is there to bring out your outfits)
It’s a very comfortable,skinny leg pant with stretch ($45). It also comes with a removable orange belt to help keep you on trend no matter what season it is.
Mix and Match different coloured belts according to the palette’s of your outfits.
Two little black dresses – one with lace and the other with awesome peek-a-boo shoulders ! Both $39 and have neon belts.
Such cute outfits !
You can even mix and match coloured belts for all these outfits as well as mixing and matching handbags and shoes.
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Ill also keep uploading the “Stylist’s outfit of the day” so you can see how I’ve worn other looks.
If you guys like any of the outfits just click on the images !
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly