Chicly Done

Month: March, 2012

Trend to try: over the top suit

If I had a dollar for the amount of over the top, matching suits shown at the Fall 2012 shows, I would be very, very rich. Miu miu, Prada, Camilla and Marc and so so many more did it and think we all need to be brave and rock this attire, furthermore we will all look like those oh so glamorous fashionistas on the streets outside of the show. Feast your eyes on the pictures below…

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How to wear a suit:

Option one: As a whole uniform (pretty much straight off the runway)

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20120328-194817.jpg Prada

Can be brought at Asos

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Option Two: With crazy as accessories (for the brave and daring, but so fabulous)

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20120328-202156.jpg via Frockshop

20120328-202311.jpg via Diva

20120328-202631.jpg via Net-a-porter

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Option 3: Mix and Match (probably the most appropriate for the casual burbs of Aus)

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20120328-203312.jpg via Sass and Bide

20120328-203748.jpg via Shopbop

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How to make the transition from Hot to Cold, stylishly

Most of us are currently stuck in that awkard stage of not being able to wear summer attire, but still not able to pull out the big boots, jeans, puffer jackets and furs, hence some great transitional pieces are needed to ensure we do not look as awkward as this weather.

Inspiration:

Get the look:

– Add some sunnies to show you are still loving the sun

-Pull out the light knits, perfect for layering and look effortlessly cool

– Add a scarf, if you don’t need it to begin with tie it to your bag but it is always good to have one incase the weather suddenly changes… NEVER underestimate the power of a scarf!

– Ditch the light bright shorts for something a little duller/darker such as leather shorts, a darker denim, or cutely tailored statement shorts

– Whip on those little boots, keep them short to ensure you don’t look like you have come from a Rodeo or off Dukes of Hazard, they are every where at the moment so look around and find a fabulous pair!

Look 1:

Sunnies Frockshop.com $18

Knit Sportsgirl $89.95

Scarf Sass and Bide $180

Shorts Maurie and Eve $150 Frockshop.com

Boots Sportsgirl $99.95

Look 2:

Sunnies Sass and Bide $320

Knit Gary Bigeni $379 at Frockshop.com

ScarfSeed $39.95

Shorts Sass and Bide $190

Boots Tony Bianco $189.95

Trend to Try: Coloured Nails

On the streets of Milan, Paris, London and NYC in fashion week many fashionistas were seen not only with super stylish accessories but also with different coloured nail polish on each nail. You may have to be daring to try this and it will bring out your inner child but its just sahh fun not to do!

 

Oh So Glamours Accessories

Formals, balls, 18th’s and 21st’s are around the corner for many and well if we are going to seek accessory inspiration from anyone it has to be from the golden girls of Gossip Girl, not only is that show filled with drama but its filled with some dam good clutches and jewellery.

Look One: Blair teaches us how to clash colours perfectly

Necklace: $65  simplysoles.com

Earrings: $68  the-dressingroom.com

Ring: YSL Arty Ring $240net-a-porter.com

Clutch: $60 Topshop  topshop.com

 

Look 2: Serena’s angelically chic accessories

Ring bottom: $205 Swarovski swarovski-elements.com

Ring top: $45 vincecamuto.com

Bracelets middle: Topshop $25 topshop.com

Earrings top: $50 debenhams.com

Earrings side: $45 debenhams.com

Trend to Try: The Puffer Jacket

I think at some point in the 90’s we were all guilty of loving a puffer jacket. Well the puffer is back and better than ever according to Burberry and Alexander Wang Fall 2012 RTW collection. I think many gals out there may not be brave enough to rock it, but for those who are style it like a model off duty with some leather pants, a T by Alexander Wang tee and a Alexander McQueen silk scarf, that sounds just so effortlessly cool.

For the Aussies out there your best purchase would be one of the Witchery Puffer Jackets which are quite fabulous.

Witchery $149.95

How to create the perfect stack of bracelets

The fashion God’s have spoken and our arms should all now be sporting a collection of bracelets… Gone are the days of massive stacks of silver or gold instead we need to channel the MODEL OFF DUTY look which basically is a collection of Africany, Bohoy, Trinkity bracelets which when worn together = perfection.

Five tips to create this look:

1. They must not be large bracelets but there still should be a variation between the sizes

2. Colour is a must, the brighter the better!

3. Different textures are fabulous

4. Watches work well!

5. Mix high and low price pieces. Try the markets for great friendship bracelets for a couple of dollars and wear them with a Links of London bracelet, to create a fabulously stylish look

Get the look:

Uber Glam

– Ashiana Skinny Woven Friendship Bracelet $14 – asos.com

– Haute Betts Rhinestone Gypsy Friendship Bracelet $48 – neimanmarcus.com

– CC Skye Punk Princess Pave Spike Bracelet in Silver $350 – stefanibags.com

– Monsoon Sparkle Friendship Bracelet $10  – monsoon.co.uk

– Haute Betts Emerald Gypsy Friendship Bracelet $48 – neimanmarcus.com

Bargains can also be found at all the usual chain stores DIVA, Sportsgirl etc etc.