New season = new trends! Which are you game to try? I quizzed our editorial team to see which Autumn/Winter game-changers they were prepared to splash the cash on. From a chain-store take on the leather jogger to some fairly fancy flats, to doing the matchy-matchy look (on purpose), take a peek at the freshest fashion trends that have swayed us for the coming season.
If you're not already on holidays you're probably counting down the days (and hours) until you finish work for the year. The Sugar editors are no different, so I thought I'd put their vacay-state of mind to good use by asking the crew what they're planning on packing for their Christmas holiday trips. Bella is off to Bali (jel!), I'm flying down to Melbourne and Pop will be soaking up the Sydney sunshine. Step inside to see our suitcase essentials.
We've been eagerly awaiting Jason Wu's more affordable exploration of his design aesthetic in the form of his Miss Wu for Nordstrom collection. Now we can see exactly what Wu's self-described "more downtown, more relaxed attitude" will actually look like with a sneak peek of the entire line. While Wu's namesake collection caters to a more sophisticated trendsetter, who straddles the line between ladylike and subversive, this youthful — but still impeccably chic — lineup is its younger sister, a girlier representation with a mod-era feel. We can look forward to colour-blocked shirt-dresses, full skirts, striped tees, printed blouses, and floppy hats inspired by Jane Birkin and Marianne Faithfull. As for the price range, you can expect to spend about $195 for a top to $795 for a leather jacket. The Miss Wu collection is set to debut at Nordstrom stores and online in January (yep, Nordstrom delivers to Australia!), but for now, start making your shopping list with a glimpse of the complete Miss Wu Spring '13 lineup. — Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Got a little cash to splash on your loved ones this Christmas? Then this should help get that Xmas shopping list sorted. If you're looking for goodies that will show that you really care — within reason that is — the $50 to $100 mark is where you'll find them. You'll be able to get a little designer bang for your buck, or buy that much lusted after bit of bling, or even a killer pair of party-ready heels. Ready Eddy? OK! Jump on in.
If you didn't shop up a storm in the Black Friday sales, you may be able to still snap up a bargain thanks to Cyber Monday. Traditionally, American e-trailers have turned the Monday after their Thanksgiving weekend into an online shopper's delight with big discounts and lots of exclusive offers like free shipping and gift-with-purchase. The deals end this afternoon for Aussie shoppers, so to save you some time we've prepared a little hit-list. If you want to see the full range of savings on offer, may we suggest you use ShopStyle.com.au to scour all the bargains? Happy shopping!
- My Wardrobe: Exclusive to Shopstyle Australia! Get 30% off all full priced items with code SHOPSTYLEAU30, as well as free shipping and returns.
- Nordstrom: Up to 40% off designer labels and flat $19.95 fee for shipping on orders over $100.
- The Iconic: Spend over $50 on full priced items and get $15 off with code SSCYBER15.
- Far Fetch: Free shipping on orders over $100.
While America is getting prepped for Thanksgiving, we're doing our homework for the impressive Black Friday sales that proceeds the annual turkey-fest. Akin to our Boxing Day sales, Black Friday (and its online cousin Cyber Monday) is one of the biggest days on any bargain-hunter's calendar. Think big brands and big departments offering big discounts. Luckily, our favourite US retailers are sharing some of the shopping love by extending some of the savings and free shipping offers to Australian shoppers. Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Shopbop, J Crew and Nordstrom (amongst others) are all getting in on the act, which will kick off AU time at around 4pm tomorrow. Do a little research and get yourself ready for some killer savings.
- Bloomingdale's: Between the 20th — 25th of November the more you spend the more you save! Save $25 for every $200.
- Nordstrom: Up to 40% off designer brands and 50% off womens Winter apparel, shoes and accessories, plus $19.95 flat shipping for orders over $100 AUD until Dec 10th.
- My Wardrobe: 20% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY20, or 30% off the Party Edit with code PARTYEDIT30, and free shipping until the 25th
- Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 70% off designer brands, and get $10.95 USD express shipping on orders of $250 USD or more with exclusive code: HOLIDAY1.
When it comes to celebs who love their nude shoes, there would be way too many stylish stars for us to name. From Jessica Biel to Miranda Kerr, Emma Stone and many more, nude shoes seem to be the most popular and trusted type of footwear, ever. Fittingly, the reigning queen of the Nude Shoe Fan Club (doesn't really exist) is Kate Middleton. It's rare to spot her without her trusty beige L. K. Bennett pumps, and with good reason — they go with absolutely everything. Whether you want to work this wardrobe staple into your cupboard via heel, flat or sandal form, there are plenty of options out there for you. Here, we've compiled out top 10 — click through the gallery, and get shopping!
The Sugar editors spend all day running from meeting to interview to product launch to range showing, so it's no wonder that they/we/I like to switch gears on the weekend, sartorially speaking. Gone are the power pumps and chic pencil skirts; replaced with laid-back separates and easy-to-wear basics that demand you slow. Right. Down. Think jersey soft slouchy pants, classic flat sandals and a whole lotta washed-back denim. See how the editorial team work it, off-duty . . .
British model and socialite Poppy Delevingne has been on our fashion radar for a while now, but dayyyum, does she keep knocking out of the park, or what? With look after look, she exudes confidence, ease and that innate sense of style that money can't buy — but that's not to say we won't try! One of the latest in a long line of cool outfits, this one has Spring written all over it. From the floral dress and cute belt, to just-so trench and pale green apple-shaped clutch, we'd like to copy the whole lot, stat. Shop the look below, and be sure to thank Miss Delevingne when you make the best-dressed list.
Striking the right balance at the office calls for sophistication and polish, without being too stuffy — after all, you're just dressing for work, not putting on a school uniform. With that in mind, you should feel free to work the season's trends right into your 9-to-5 look, and that's exactly what we're doing. Some staples remain, like a great sheath dress and a classic trench, but we're also adopting jewel tones, printed loafers, and a fresh play on the essential shirt. Inside, we've culled the 11 pieces you'll want to slip into all season (and maybe even on weekends).