If you thought the month of June was solely reserved for the start of Winter, think again. The new season also coincides with mid-year sales, which offer some of the best bargains from all the very best retailers both locally and internationally. Think luxe online stores such as Net-a-Porter and Shopbop, along with local heroes including Manning Cartell and Robby Ingham. It's the best time of year to get ahead of the curve with next season's sandals and dresses (shopping off-season is one of the smartest wardrobe moves you can make!), as well scoring up big for Winter warmers to get you through the next few months with ease. When you think about it, you'd be crazy not to take advantage of all the savings! To see what the POPSUGAR editors are adding to cart this sale season, click on through.
Rugging up on the weekend is a relatively simple task — especially when you have our off-duty celebrity lookbook to provide the inspiration! Getting dressed for the nine to five in Winter is somewhat harder; you have the difference in inside versus outside temperatures to deal with, as well as the tricky task of looking professional whilst keeping warm. Ugg boots, beanies and chunky scarves just won't cut it if you work in a corporate office. Even if you work in a creative field, there's still some trickery to walking the Winter/workwear line. Step inside to see how the POPSUGAR editors navigate it.
The POPSUGAR editors’ are looking forward to a long weekend of catch-ups and indulging, so a simple cleanse, tone and moisturise scenario just won’t do! That's why this week they've picked some of their favourite beauty musts — all perfect for a pamper weekend. From hair masks to face masks, lipsticks and bubble bath — we've got it covered. Only one question remains: What will you be using this weekend?
Thanks to the Queen's birthday public holiday, we've got a long weekend on the cards — which for us fashion folk means another day to don our off-duty best. I asked the POPSUGAR editors a) how they'd be spending the three day spell and b) what they'd be wearing. From mini breaks to craft days at home to fancy long lunches, there's plenty of sartorial inspiration inside!
The 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards — one of the industry's most glamour-filled evenings — are here and dishing out one stylish arrival after another. From Miranda Kerr's killer Proenza Schouler number to Nicole Richie's molten Marc Jacobs slip to Alessandra Ambrosio's backless sheath, don't miss a moment of the award-show action. Click through to see who wore what, now.
Our love affair with cashmere has stepped up a notch, especially as we now know the brands who do it best, and took a 101 in cashmere care. To keep in line with this week's luxurious knitwear theme, I asked our editorial team (thanks ladies!) to nominate their top two, must-have cashmere picks from the season. You might think that given the heftier price tag, that the POPSUGAR crew stuck to safe colours and classic shapes. Well, you'd be wrong! Heart-motif crews, too-cute-to-cover-up socks, bright-as beanies and luxed-up loungewear; the results were anything but boring. Le-go!
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. . .
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.
Sore feet (and backs!) aside, fashion week left us with a tonne of new season inspiration. The big trends and hottest colours indicate that Spring/Summer 2013-'14 is going to be a very slick season, sartorially speaking, so I was keen to ask what pearlers from the runway made the most impact on our POPSUGAR editorial team. The actual threads may not be hitting stores until June/July, but that won't stop us from nabbing the new season looks now. Credit cards at the ready? OK, you're all set to shop the runway.
There's not much we don't love about Easter: hot cross buns, chocolate rabbits and oh, the little thing of a four day weekend. Winner! Whether you're planning on staying on the couch all weekend (no judgement from us) or are heading off on a mini-break, you'll still want to look stylish, amiright? I asked our Sugar editors for the two items they couldn't get through the long weekend without. Step inside for some serious shopping inspiration. . .