We think a birthday is always worth celebrating, and luckily so does ShopStyle.com.au! The shopping Mecca is turning two and has teamed up with one of our other favourite shopping destinations Shopbop to spread the festivities. You can win one of two $1,000 Shopbop vouchers by simply clicking here, and following the steps. Too easy. To make things even simpler still, Shopbop's fashion buyer Jenny Fuchs has put together one very stylish edit to inspire your spending spree. Chicken? Eggs? I have no idea what you're talking about. So, what are you waiting for?
Often, trends take on a more adventurous edge — like say, punk-themed accessories or vibrant ethnic-inspired pieces — so it's refreshing when things swing towards a more minimal aesthetic. This week, we're zeroing in on the most simplistic ear adornment we've seen in ages: the bar stud. They're dainty, delicate and edgy all at once, and whether you like yours with studs, black diamonds (yes, please), or plain and simple like Ginnifer Goodwin's, there's a pair to appeal to everyone. We've shortlisted our faves to a list of 10 — click through to see, and shop!
Our obsession with all things leather hasn't waned. In fact, this week's feature has if anything amplified our lust for this season's must-have fabrication. The POPSUGAR editorial team are feeling the love too, so I've asked them to go public with their top two leather pieces which may or may not be currently sitting on their wish lists. From the best leggings on the market to unexpected incarnations via colourful accessories — their selections will surprise and educate in equal measure. Ready to peruse their picks? It's all waiting inside. . .
If last week was all about the red carpet (hello Met Gala madness!), then this week is all about off-duty celebrity style. Stars are ditching the big gowns and designer names for effortless, low-key looks. Snapped on the streets of New York or LA, jumping on (or off) an international flight, or just going about their day to day — these A-listers all rely on a concise edit of wardrobe staples. After some close and very serious analysis, we think we've cracked the off-duty style code. Step inside to see how they do it, shop the core items, then pepare to get papped!
Black boots are like the denim equivalent of any footwear collection: versatile to the point of ridiculous, fabulously functional yet cool for any occasion. Which is why I'm shining the Editors' Pick spotlight of this un-sung shoe hero. Whether you want an on-trend seasonal update (hello gladiator cut-out boots!), or have simply worn out that trusty pair that got you through many Winter — our editors have done the legwork for you. Step inside to see their online selection. . .
So, mum isn't the frill-adorned floral-print wearing type? Then the usual patchwork/hand-crafted/Etsy-found Mother's Day options may not work come Sunday 12. Not to worry! We've put our discerning eye to work and found ten elegant options for the minimalist mum. From designer bag hooks to classic clutches, modern knits to keep-forever timepieces, there's bound to be something to delight inside. . .
Our southern hemisphere placement affords us Aussie shoppers some benefits from being off-season to the fashion capitals of New York, London, Paris and Milan. While we're staring down the barrel of Winter, the US is happily skipping into Spring — which means that their trend forecasters are elbow-deep in 'Fall' trends for 2013. WWD recently surveyed a number of celebrity stylists to see what footwear trends they deem investment-worthy. Luckily for us, this works perfectly for our next shoe-splurge. We distilled the advice given by Phillip Bloch, Laura Solin, Sarah Ellison Lewis and Christie Maruka for your perusal. See our take home points below, then get a-clicking to shop the trends sooner rather than later. As in, today. Go on!
- Colours: Oceanic blue hues, wine and oxblood reds as well as any and every shade of green.
- Shapes: Block or stacked heels, 1940s styles, large-scale details, super-minimalism and flats of any description.
- Still Strong: Combat and desert boots as well as smoking slippers will remain current.
- Over: Say sayonara to neon, wedge sneakers with metallic trim and daintier styles.
Can you believe it's May, already? The last month of Autumn means we're well and truly looking down the barrel of a dip in the temperature, so the following Must-Haves edit has been put together with the coming coolth in mind. Statement seasonal updates with trans-seasonal appeal will ensure the following ten picks are kept on high rotation well beyond the month of May. From an exclusive piece of Proenza Schouler's latest collaboration, to the perfect ankle boots, to a wallet-friendly take on this season's ubiquitous ankle-strap pump — it's all waiting for you. Ready, Eddy?
Pulling on your favourite pair of denim jeans feels like coming home after a long day. They fit you perfectly and always make you feel good about yourself. But the only way to find that elusively perfect pair is often through (a lot) of trial and error. To help you on the journey, I've asked our editorial team to spill on the brands that make their absolute denim favourites. Be it rip-torn perfection or a pair of super-comfy skinnies that you're looking for, we hope that our tried-and-true suggestions can help you find your new favourites.
During the madness of fashion week we were lucky enough to sit down briefly with Shopbop's delightfully upbeat buyers Jenny Fuchs and Juster Warner. From the great heels-versus-flats debate, to MBFWA's new home, to their take on our local blogger pack, we had quite the chat. . .
- What shows have you seen, and liked, so far? Jenny: We’ve seen so many! I think they’ve all been really good and as the week goes on, one is just better than the last. I think the ones for me that have stood out have been the ones that have been a little more transitional. The ones that are too Spring/Summer-ish are harder for us to buy into, but the ones that have bridged the gap with layering pieces and jackets and some leathers — I think those would be the ones that we will probably go after.
- Do you have any favourite designers from the week? Justin: I think that there was consistently strong showing across the board. From our designer boutique, I already do buy Ellery and Dion Lee and I was very happy with them. Jenny: They were awesome!
- Any recurring trends that you’ve spotted on the runway? Jenny: There are a lot of digital and graphic prints
To read more from our chat with Jenny and Justin, just . . .