Fashion has been enjoying a flirtation with pink for a little while now, and we have been trying to ignore its overtly feminine pull. But we've finally succumbed. If you were a girly-girl when young (like us), you may have to shake off those childhood memories of fairy-floss Princess frocks because this season's most alluring shade is to be worn with an adults-only attitude. Think streamlined shapes with an off-duty edge, and a severe lack of flounce. Step inside to see how these celebs have pulled off non-girly pink, and then shop our online finds.
The basic white tee — we all have one . . . or 10. The beauty of a white tee is that there is an infinite number of ways to style one. Want to know our favorites? Watch on to see seven stylish ways to wear your favourite white tee right now.
Like the leaves turning colour, pulling out a pair of opaque tights is a true signifier that the seasons have changed. Those little leg warmers may well be a sure-fire (and inexpensive) tool for transitioning any outfit into Winter, but trouble can arise south of the ankle if you're not careful with your choice of shoe. Our trusty pointy-toed pump looks strange stuffed on a stocking-clad foot, and you can't wear a pull-on ankle boot to a fancy dinner or black tie affair.
The Brit It pack seem to have this style conundrum sorted — so we turned to the likes of Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and Kate Middleton for help. Step inside to get the new school styling rules for high heels and hosiery, then shop our editor's picks.
It's no secret that overalls can be tricky to pull off. However, Rihanna and Alexa Chung are just two celebrities who've made a strong case for the '90s denim one-piece. Rihanna went more laid-back and casual in her Big Star USA overalls with a tight tee and kicks, while Alexa elevated her black overalls with ladylike add-ons. Plus, Selena Gomez and Alessandra Ambrosio tested out the trend too. Watch on for outfit inspiration. . .
Leather and shorts: two words you might not typically put together. But brands like Theykens' Theory and 3.1 Phillip Lim made a pretty good case for leather shorts on their runways this season. To pull them off, we're reaching for lightweight options in relaxed styles and punchy hues. Watch on for our favourite picks.
Camel coats never really went out of fashion, yet just yesterday the Olsen sisters (the non-twin type) Ashley and Elizabeth were both snapped out and about in NYC sporting the classic cover-up. We had forgotten how chic this wardrobe essential is, so are mighty grateful to the stylish clan for putting it back on our radar. Let's take a quick refresher course in finding the perfect camel coat, shall we?
- Choose your length: Short or long, a camel coat will still look good — as Ashley and Elizabeth well prove — but how you wear it should differ. Longer overcoat styles look best with clean, monochrome ensembles (to reduce bulk) where as shorter, blazer styles will work with tiered tops, flirty print dresses and shorter under layers.
- Aim for classic details: The genius thing about this topper is that it will literally go with anything, so don't limit your options by choosing coloured trims, loud buttons or contrasting collars. Simple tortoiseshell, gold or black buttons are perfect. Less really is more.
- Be prepared to invest: When buying classic wardrobe items, like a coat, you should consider paying a little bit more in order to get the best fabric possible. Look at the label. Natural fibres like wool, cashmere or angora mixes will stand the test of time better than an acrylic or poly-blend.
Describing your personal style in one word is tricky, but when push comes to shove I guess you could say I'm a mixmaster. Being a fashion editor, I'm exposed to new trends on a daily basis. The result? I'm known to give even the wackiest, flash-in-the-pan trend a go, but will always balance the look with separates from the opposite end of the style spectrum. Girly lace shifts, vintage printed band tees, tailored blazers and high-fashion heels all have a place in my wardrobe! Just like PANDORA's latest collection, there's a little something for everyone. Ready to pick apart my personal style file? It's ready and waiting . . .
One doesn't usually flounce around in full-length gowns on a weekly basis (members of the royal family not withstanding), so it's no wonder that shopping for the dress for the big day can be a daunting prospect for some brides-to-be. Ball-gown or cut on the bias? Tiered lace or full-skirted tulle? There are a plethora of wedding dress options out there, but the best way to get started is to go in with an idea of what will flatter your figure. Just as with bikini or jeans, if you follow some simple body shape guidelines you'll cut your window shopping time in half. Wedding dress of your dreams: comin' atcha.
We can smell a trend! If you keep your eye on what the industry types wear on the fashion week circuit, you can usually forecast a front row trend, or ten. We've noticed a slew of editrixes doing the waist-wrap (thank you Tommy Ton) — a look that we first spotted trotting down Phillip Lim's Spring '13 runway back in September of last year. Leandra Medine kept the '90s look alive at an after-dark event that same week, but it was the recently unveiled collection that Rihanna collaborated with UK retailer River Island on that truly announced this nifty styling trick as 'a thing'. A number of standout dresses and skirts in the 120 piece collab came pre-wrapped and pre-tied for the ultimate in lazy-girl layering. Keen to give it a whirl? Follow our sure-fire styling rules:
- Think of your waist-tie as an easy way to layer; pick a colour in the samepalette as the rest of your outfit.
- The reason this suddenly looks current is in part due to the popularity of asymmetrical hem skirts. A waist-tie gives the same uneven mid-thigh silhouette, but in a less precious way. So, show some skin by waist-tying over a pair of short shorts or simple mini skirt.
- Keep your extra layer lightweight. Slim knits, denim shirts and light blazers? Yes. Heavy wool coats? No.