Many of my clients feel the garments already in their wardrobes may be dated, and ask me about whether they should be wearing them. My answer is, if you love it and it fits you well you can make it work by adding accessories in the current fashion colours or teaming it with on trend extras; like that skirt you love with an off the shoulder top.
Florals and ruffles are still with us this season and teamed with your favourite pants or jeans will give you an on-trend look.
As for colour, different shade of yellow, and my own “go to” colour red are the colours of the season. You can never go wrong with a crisp white top teamed with your favourite denim jeans – just add a pop of colour with fashion jewellery or a printed scarf.
The Paper bag waist skirts, shorts and pants have made a comeback. Be careful with these as they may add bulk in the tummy area if the fabric is stiff. Look for fabric that falls and doesn’t crease easily.
Always team the paper bag waist with a body skimming top. Gorgeous Lauren has allowed me to share her photo with you.
Fit and flare dresses or skirts are a fun classy look that you can dress up or down.
The latest fashion trend is the Robe. I bet you’re thinking, how do I wear it?
Have fun with this look – be creative and mix your textures and colours to give you an individual look. I’ve found a few styling ideas for you.
Just remember, if you’re short like me don’t drown yourself with too much fabric.
Spring is time for that pedicure you’ve been putting off as toe-baring shoes are the latest trend.
If you don’t like to show off your toes, don’t despair – Slides and Mules look just as good.
I’m a shorty, so this season I’m steering towards nude shoes and sandals the focus will be on my garments and I may even look taller.
Guess what ? You may remember the see through PVC plastic shoes. Well they are back for that nineties look. If you are going to purchase a pair, take note, they need to be cleaned inside and out after every wear, to keep them looking sharp.
Look what I found tucked away! It’s true, I still have a pair of blue and PVC shoes. I’m set for this Spring.
If you want a bit of a heel with your floaty dress or shorts a canvas and woven wedge shoe will give your outfit a relaxed and stylish look. Just be careful, some styles tie around the ankles which may make you appear shorter.
If you like sparkle, bling or pearls you’re going to have so much fun adding them to either your day or evening outfit. Barefoot Bling is quickly becoming very popular with brides at Beachside Weddings.
Ladies, an interesting pair of shoes is a great conversation starter. If you’re wearing your favourite quirky pair of shoes at a function where you don’t know anyone, making a connection is easy if someone makes a comment. Test it next time you’re out, it works!
Whilst I strolled through fashion stores in Melbourne I found Spring this year is definitely 90’s inspired. There are so many styles to choose from; I’m loving the full maxi and midi skirts…
If you’re short like me don’t drown your body shape with too much fabric no matter what is ‘in’. Go for skirts with an angular hem or slit in front or sides. The floaty wrap skirts with a frill, look gorgeous and suit most body shapes.
If you want try something different, wide legged floral jumpsuits look great and can be dressed up or down. Loose fitting floral shorts will become a staple for some mums.
Florals and stripes are huge this season. You may see some designers teaming both together. Stripe on stripe may seem too much but if it’s teamed up with the right accessories it can look quite smart.
Anything embroidered is the go; sneakers, jackets, jeans or bags. If you’re going to follow this trend don’t overdo it. I’ve dragged out my 90s jeans and I’m going to team them up with a brightly coloured jacket and nude shoes.
Ladies get out your leather pants and skirts – team them up with a t-shirt and sneakers for a casual look or satin top for a date night.
What to wear after five?
Anything that sparkles!
Uneven hemlines, layers, cut-outs, fit and flare all help to make that statement.
Colours for the season
Crisp white, butter cup yellow and different shades of green are some of the colours that will dominate this season.
Ladies shop from your wardrobe first then make a list to fill the gaps. You may only need a pair of shoes or some accessories. Talking about accessories, head scarves, straw bags and cat eye sunglasses are trending. Make the most of these feminine and fun fashions this Spring
We are experiencing ‘Deconstructed’ and ‘Mismatched’ as trends when dining. But it doesn’t stop there – the fashion industry is creating some funky and quirky outfits in those modes as well.
Prints and patterns are being spliced and stitched together to create these garments.
Florals, both small and large, stripes in vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions, ginghams in different sizes are being put together like a patchwork. Shoulder baring tops, uneven hemlines and ruffles are features of many outfits.
This trend isn’t for everyone as it is pretty busy. I’ve put a few styling inspirations together for you.
If you’re going to give it a go make sure you keep your shoes and accessories simple.
Just because the Winter weather has arrived at last doesn’t mean we have to turn to dark and dreary colours.
Mix it up with the latest colour trends.
I’m loving the vibrant reds, rich burgundy and deep plums – mix them up with your blacks or greys.
If green is your colour you’re in luck as you can choose from different shades of jade, forest and emerald green, which is my personal favourite. Khaki and the military look are a popular trend as well.
If you prefer grey or the classic nudes, winter isn’t just for layering your garments, layer your colours using different fabric and textures.
Silver, Gold, Rose Gold or Bronze will add a bit of fun to your outfit.
Metallics aren’t just for evening wear so why not add a bit of sparkle to your outfit tomorrow.
This is what I’ve put together.
I’d love to see some of the combinations you’ve put together.
Remember ladies shop from your own wardrobe first.