Feel like a spot of shoe-shopping? Well, we've been taking notes on biggest Summer footwear trends to hit the streets and the red carpet, quite literally, on the feet of our favourite celebrities during the northern hemisphere's warmer months. Consider this bit of shoe stalking your guide to the biggest footwear trends of the season to come — and the style setters who made them famous. There are, of course, the obvious seasonal favourites like espadrilles and understated sandals, but we also watched a few stand-outs rise to the top; Givenchy's ankle-strap heels may just have been the silhouette of choice for fashion fixtures and Hollywood style stars, while high-tops and ankle boots from Isabel Marant rounded out every cool-girl's Summer wardrobe. Click on to see the celebs who rocked our favourite footwear, then hit the post-Christmas sales!
The year is coming to a close, so we're looking back on some of the sartorial moments that had us completely transfixed. There was no shortage of minidress moments in 2012, with in-shape style setters like Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr, Miley Cyrus and more showing off their enviable figures in high-cut hemlines. We're highlighting all the toned thighs and gorgeous gams we saw this year with a roundup of the 70 best minidress moments from the red carpet and beyond. Click through to see them all now!
It all started, for us anyway, with Isabel Marant's gyspetting S/S 2012 collection. The queen of Frenchy-cool then followed it up with her Wild West inspired S/S '13 line — making a folkish topper the piece to covet/lust-after/own. Our non-negotiables; a slightly boxy, cropped shape in boho-inspired print and finished off with a delicate smattering of embroidered embellishment. Like-minded international players like Matthew Williamson and Emilio Pucci have predictably done their own versions, but we've also found some local (and less exy) interpretations of this hip(py) must-have. Step inside to see our top ten gypsy jacket finds.
What is THE dress of the season? The scuba dress, of course! We can see the origins of this body-con trend in Stella McCartney's Spring/Summer 2012 collection, then local design heroes Dion Lee and Josh Goot putting their own sci-fi spin on the look. The key signifiers are a high, racer-neckline in a sleeveless, above the knee silhouette, in a sucky-iny neoprene or high density lycra fabrication. Speed stripes optional. This high-impact number is the ultimate in sexy-sportswear; showing off a toned physique without looking frivolous or overly flirty. We found five of the best online. Dive in!
Can you guess the beautiful blonde who doubled up on the pyjama dressing trend in NYC today? Hint: She known for her Hollywood royalty family and mega-watt smile. Go on, have a stab.
There's something simultaneously practical but so-stylish about a sleeveless jacket. Let us differentiate here between the sleeveless jacket (good) and a decorative vest (not so good). The sleeveless option has the shape and shoulder structure of a proper jacket, just sans-sleeves — leaving it with a utilitarian, don't-mess-with-me vibe. A vest is a little more superfluous and well, to be honest, a bit naff. Leave those embroidered/embellished numbers at home for now, and invest your funds into a hard-working topper. Believe us when we say this little addition to your wardrobe will become the most versatile thing you own. Keep clicking to see our top ten buys, and get our tips for how to style up a storm with your new vest best friend. . .
Military influences were all over the runways this season, giving way to a much more structured vibe at Jason Wu, Victoria Beckham, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. However, this time around, designers took an overtly feminine approach to this style, pairing masculine military jackets with softer, luxe separates, like velvet skirts and streamlined trousers. In today's episode of Currently Trending, fashion reporter Allison McNamara shows you three easy ways to add military influence to your wardrobe right now. Watch to see how it's done!
Want a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd, without resorting to dressing like you're going to the Victoria's Secret fashion show after-party? Try a paler shade of white. The opposite of fade-into-the-background-black, a pristine piece in this season's hottest hue will bathe you in a sophisticated spotlight for Friday night drinks, whilst you reap the complexion-flattering benefit this colour brings to the face. The only trick is to opt for quality fabrications to avoid see-through faux pas. Step this way to see the five ways we think you should wear this classic colour. So fresh and so clean!
Got something to say? Go on then, out with it! Slogan-print tee shirts are our new favourite way to express ourselves — adding a graphic and carefree element to any outfit. Whether you prefer your labels to do the talking, or want to get a little cheeky with it, we've found ten cute-as slogan-print tees that will add voice to your new season wardrobe. Sorry, what was that? You like? Well then, speak up why don't you!
Rich brocades and embroidery, architectural, minimalist cuts, and mandarin collars all pointed to something beautifully Asian-inspired on the Autumn/Winter '12 runways. Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, and more all offered up trips to the Far East that don't require a plane ticket, just a little styling whimsy. Whether with more literal nods to their Eastern influences in kimono-style silhouettes and bold prints from the likes of Dries Van Noten, or in tributes paid more subtly with Rag & Bone's wrap-style skirts and dresses, these collections offer a pretty brilliant jumping-off point. Now we're seeking out the same ornate jacquard, beautiful blossom prints, and sleek mandarin-collared dresses and jackets to channel A/W's homage to Asia.