Thursday, 27 August 2015

Off the shoulder trend - Spring/Summer, inspiration looks & must haves


Yet another '90s trend is making its way into fashion for summer.  The chic top every stylish girl is wearing right now - Off the shoulder tops (and dresses).  It's the perfect mix of edgy, sexy, and sophisticated.

Apart from the fact that exposing your shoulders is a lot more forgiving than exposing your stomach or upper thighs, its a lot more sexier...  Move over crop tops, there’s a new body part in town. It’s a flirtatious cut that shows just the right amount of skin and feels right on trend.  Off the shoulder tops have a romantic, laid back vibe, and no matter what body shape or size you have you can pair it with pretty much anything you have in your closet, high waist trousers, skinny jeans and denim cutoffs, to midi skirts.  From boho chic, to crisp clean lines, you can created easy breezy outfits to rock all summer long.

When selecting an off the shoulder style, the top should fit your shoulders and bust seamlessly to prevent any mishaps.  The material around your upper arms can fit either loosely (if the body of the dress or top is secure around your waist) or tightly for a more structured look.

You can wear your hair down slightly messy in those beach waves, or pull it up in a messy ponytail/bun and expose the shoulders.

Jewellery wise thin necklaces, layered or not, look fabulous with off the shoulder tops or dresses, and body jewellery is perfect for a sheer or cropped off the shoulder top.


MY MUST HAVES

There is a off the shoulder item out there for every taste. Shop my picks for the chicest off the shoulder tops to try this season.



1.   Mr Price lace peasant top R79.99
2.   RUFF TUNG (Spree) Off-the-Shoulder Jumpsuit Black R899
3.   Zara Elastic off the shoulder top R650
4.   Jane Norman Off The Shoulder Top R145
5.    Choies Black Off-the-shoulder Backless Tassels Bodycon Dress 





Outfit Inspiration:

If you still don't know or have no idea on how to wear off the shoulder tops or dresses, don't worry your're in the  right place.  I have off the shoulder outfits for your inspiration, to help you look amazing on the streets.








Michael Kors - Spring 2015







What do you think of this trend? Would you wear off the shoulder tops or dresses? 
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Monday, 24 August 2015

Get Ready for Spring -- Colour inspiration

Spring is just around the corner, be inspired with this colour palette for your Spring / Summer wardrobe. #springcolours



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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Quilted legging love

Take the '80s staple into the new season with fashion leggings. Forget old-school basics and go all-out with fresh statement styles. Get these Miss Rich quilted detail leggings. 
#Monochromlove
                               Available at SAM - South African Made (click here
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Monday, 17 August 2015

Spring Festival - outfit styling

I'm all about forging ahead straight into Spring. Its perfect for transition dressing, floral dresses, oversized knit cardigans and sandals. 
Spring Festival

Get the look:

Cameo Rose floral dress
400 ZAR - newlook.com


Knit top
335 ZAR - ustrendy.com


Steve Madden strappy sandals
515 ZAR - stevemadden.com


Tory Burch drawstring purse
6 110 ZAR - neimanmarcus.com


Jennifer Lopez hinged bracelet
115 ZAR - kohls.com


Metal charm
155 ZAR - genuine-people.com


Square earrings
75 ZAR - colettehayman.com.au



Do you like this look? what are you excited about for Spring? tell us by leaving a comment

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Friday, 14 August 2015

Fashion Colour Trends Spring Summer 2015 !


As we slowly move into warmer months the Pantone group is counted upon through their research and forecasts to release the colours most intended to be used by designers and trendsetters in the industry to set the colour trend in everything fashion for the season. 

I must admit I do love a great palette to work with at the start of a new season and If Pantone knows anything, it's how to give good shade. So to help us out, I checked out Pantone’s colour trend guide and pulled out a few key notes about the top ten hues that we will see variants of for the spring season! I'm excited to see a bunch of cool colours this spring!  

But to talk to the overall palette, the executive director of Pantone Colour Institute, Leatrice Eiseman shares:

"This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months."

The next season is going to be a little cool and very beautiful. The shades interplay with one another and create unique combinations. Let’s see what hues and shades will be on top this season, scroll down the gallery to check out the top 10 colours Pantone has declared "it" for Spring 2015
 


Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel. Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer.

Scuba Blue conveys a sense of carefree playfulness.Even though a cool shade, the vibrancy of Scuba Blue adds a splash of excitement to the palette. Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy. 

Generally not thought of as a fashion colour, though it does come back from time to time, PANTONE 14-5714 Beveled Glass is a soothing green shade whose time has really come again.Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Beveled Glas has a minty glow. Light in weight and also in tone, Beveled Glass seems almost transparent.

Classic Blue inspires calm, confidence and harmony.  Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette, Classic Blue is a shade that is strong and reliable. Just as with the sea, because of its waterborne qualities, this Classic Blue is perceived as thoughtful and introspective.

Toasted AlmondBringing balance to the coolness of the Spring/Summer 2015 colour range. A sun-tanned neutral, Toasted Almond offers comforting warmth and is indicative of a spontaneous spring, summer feeling. Timeless and versatile, Toasted Almond is an organic shade that speaks to authenticity and all that is natural.

Strawberry Ice is suggestive of a cooling and refreshing delicacy, yet its warmth as a colour is quite appealing. Subtle and charming, Strawberry Ice is an ideal shade for Spring/Summer 2015. Both tasty and tasteful, Strawberry Ice is a confection colour that evokes a feeling of being “in the pink,” emitting a flattering and healthy glow.

Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.

Custard is a delicious and delectable yellow.Sweet and sunny, Custard is a cheering tone that brings thoughts of pleasant relaxation and comfort food. Engaging with its soft and mellow warmth and full of good feelings, subtle Custard has an affable and easy disposition.

Marsala serves as the foundation to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette. Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

Glacier Gray is an unobtrusive gray that contrasts and enhances; bouncing off other shades without taking away from them as it slips into the background to allow other colors to take center stage.Nature’s most perfect neutral, Glacier Gray is a shade that is timeless. Quietly assuring and peacefully relaxing, Glacier Gray, is above all, constant.


What colour are you most excited for this Spring/Summer?  Let us know by commenting below!

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Happy Friday fashion friends!

After a very busy week, I sure am glad it's Friday. Have a great weekend.

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Pick My Style – New Cool Fashion App!

Not sure what Outfit to wear tonight?  Can't decide what Outfit to pick for work today? Or are you just looking for a new & fun way to explore new styles and outfits?  Here’s a style app for you.  What to wear? It’s a classic question many people face everyday. Innovative Singapore based software developers Fifteen11 Pte. Ltd. recently announced the launch of Pick My STYLE, a breakthrough app that makes answering these questions exciting and more fun than ever.

With the new fashion app “PICK MY STYLE”, the world becomes your style advisor. How does this outfit look? Which shoes are better? Is this bag worth buying? These are classic questions many of us face everyday (guilty!).  You can connect with other fashionistas and show off your own outfits! Share ideas and get inspired.  This app is so helpful and easy to use. All the other users give fast, valuable feedback... I'm addicted!


Pick My Style offers several different benefits for users, with highlights including: the ability to post a style and get a 2nd opinion; post two different styles and get opinions on which one is the right choice; get real feedback from users and have an inside view on what’s hot and what’s not; vote in the Pick My Style style feed and help other users make their own fashion decisions; and much, much more.


                       

To my fashion blogger friends and fashion lovers: I’d love for you to try out the new app. Browsing their style feed is just as inspiring as looking through a fashion look book or magazine, but with the fun of voting and added bonus of already knowing which styles actually rate better.

Pick My Style is available for download here:
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Must Try: Winter Knit dress (THE SWEATER DRESS) must haves, looks, tips & street style close-up!

I personally love knits and sweater dresses. They are one of the most effortless, warm and cozy pieces of clothing you can wear this winter.  Sweater dresses have a casual appearance, but if you know how to wear sweater dress, you can easily style it up. stunning designs of long, short, slim-fit, loose-fit, cable knit and ribbed knit dresses that will surely keep you warm after-hours. Give your closet a fashionable update with one of these pretty must-have designs for creating an easy, one-piece outfit.  Dressing during winter can seem like such a daunting task but it doesn't always have to be. This look takes very little to achieve and being so comfortable it's one you should try.  

The great thing about sweater dresses is the million of styles, designs, knits, colours, prints and patterns they come in – making it super easy to choose one for any occasion, office and weekends included. They’re easy to style, to wear, to accessorize, to dress up or down. They go with bare legs and tights as well, hell even short shorts underneath if you wish. a sweater dress is the best thing to wear. You just pull it over, put some boots on, a coat and you’re done! 
Take a look at a few tips on how to wear a sweater dress below.

  •  Belted - As sweater dresses can be quite shapeless, try cinching them in at the waist with a belt. Creating this contour is a great way of defining your silhouette. For thicker knit dresses, create balance by teaming them with wider belts. If you’re going to belt your sweater dress, stick to looser-fitting styles.
  •  Layered - is just one way of how to wear a sweater dress. Layer a sweater dress underneath a structured coat, with thick tights, and a cosy scarf. The looser the sweater dress, the more structured your coat should be. To add extra detail, try popping a collared shirt on underneath your sweater dress.
  •  With Tights - Tights look great when paired with looser-fitting sweater dresses. Thick black tights are a staple, but also try branching out with patterned or coloured tights. To stay extra warm, add another layer by wearing a pair of knee-high socks over your tights.
  • Accessories - A chic long statement necklace, drop earrings, or high-shine cuffs are all great ways of styling a sweater dress. When looking at how to wear a sweater dress, accessories are a great way of updating your look.
  • With Boots - For an edgier take on sweater dressing, team them with a pair of boots. Ankle boots are all the rage this season, so a black leather pair with a thick heel is a stylish option. Alternatively, sweater dresses also look great paired with knee high boots.
  • Texture - Play up the tactile factor and team your sweater dress with contrasting textures. A woolly sweater dress would look great paired with a sleek leather jacket. Alternatively, patent and high-shine metallic accessories would also work well to complement a sweater dress.


MY MUST HAVES

There is a beanie out there for every taste. Shop my picks for the chicest options to try this season.


1.  Mr P knitwear body con dress R179.99
2.  Mr P textured knitwear body con dress R169.99
3.  STYLE REPUBLIC Spree Cable-knit Jersey Dress Cobalt R240 (on sale)
4.  Foschini knitwear body con dress R299.00
5.  Chicwish Cable Knit Sweater Dress in Wine R655
6.  Modcloth Warm Cider Dress R895

Street Style inspiration

When looking at how to wear a sweater dress, make sure that it suits your body shape.  Scroll through for great ways to wear your beanies this season, and a few tips to keep you looking fabulous. Use these outfits as inspiration to wear your beanie with confidence.













What do you think? What are your best tips on how to wear sweater dress?
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