6 Major Prints To Wear In 2017: How Are They Any Different From Past Prints?

A very long time ago prints were all over the place, and Olivia Palermo was the queen of prints alongside Blake Lively and the Gossip Girl squad. To be honest prints were the one style gimmick you could pull off and get away with being a slob, or a fashion ignoramus. Fashion Week streets were like a bloody circus of flowers mixed with fruits, and forests, and stripes, and anything you could think of really.

It was the era of marvellous kitsch. Even if you had no idea what to wear or what style even meant for you, all you had to do was pick a floral top and mix it with some stripe pants, throw a floral jacket on top, some bright heels on, and maybe 26 more things you can grab on your way out to wherever it is you were going, just to make sure you nailed that chaos on your back, you know?

The damned circus is over people, so say your amens and move on. If you didin’t do the busy chaotic mess back in the day, circa 2012 good for you.

Don’t do it now.

What you can do now is be the grown up that you are supposed to be. (right.)

How are 2017 PRINTS different? 

Like you and like me (well maybe not so much like me) they’re grown up. Sure they’ve lost their wild loud side BUT they’re more polished and somehow they make more sense. You know?

Prints in 2017 are more graphic and tamed but not in a boring way. Flowers, big or small for example tend to me more Gucci inspired rather than those very photoshopped tacky cute big bold floral decors of the past. Everything is more minimal without losing any of its inherent print loudness. And everything has a touch of retro or futuristic vibe to it.

Mixing and matching is still okay as long as it doesn’t look too 2012 and cicurs-y. Things are more low key print wise, and if you’re gonna do over the top stick to Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.

What are the hottest prints of 2017?

Irony is, with the exception of a few it’s all a sartorial cycle of the same old same old. But they look better.

  1. FLORAL & FAUNA

2. STRIPES

3. LOGO Love


4. GINGHAM

5. GEOMETRIC

6. POP CULTURE

How to wear prints in 2017?

Prints these days exist somewhere between 2017 and the rebel, glam, ghetto, cool, kitsch and retro times of the 90s, 80s, and 70s. It’s fine to mix them and match them, but don’t get too carried away. The major IT moment of prints in 2017 is its minimalism. Pair them with solid colour pieces and make that one print item you wear a statement piece.

Prints look amazing paired with white pieces, and denim.

They also have a more latin and Spanish vibe to them, even Sicilian style – a retro summer in Italy a la Sophia Loren kinda of printed summer dresses for example.

Everything is more in tune with the past yet is very modern but not too funky.

Stripes look amazing for office days, and florals are perfect for casual dates. But there are no rules.

Where to shop prints from?

The best pieces still come in florals and stripes. My faves below:

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Get A Jump On Hairstyle Trends for Fall

You’re in an exclusive club of women if you’ve had the same hairstyle ever since you were a little girl. A British study reports that only 6% of women have never changed their styles at all, while more than three times that many say they change theirs just about every single year.

The study goes on to say that 41% of women change their basic hairdos once every two years. And the rest change their looks whenever inspiration strikes. Sometimes it’s before getting married or after having a baby. Sometimes it’s to get a fresh start after a romantic breakup or for a new job. Sometimes it’s to look younger, to look more mature. And sometimes it’s just out of sheer boredom.

Whichever group you’re in, fashion trends fueled by runway shows, celebrities, and movies & television, are the top influencers of decisions you make about your hair.

If you’re old enough, you can remember when everyone was wearing the long deep waves with flipped back sides popularized by Farrah Fawcett of Charlie’s Angels, and two decades later, the sleek long shag that Jennifer Aniston wore on Friends turned into a national craze. Rihanna changes her hairstyle every five minutes, it seems, but it was the ‘do with a single shaved side that caught everyone’s attention and inspired tons of people to do the same.

So while you’re mulling over the reasons you’ve changed your own style over the years and maybe thinking it’s time to switch things up again, here are the top trends coming on for fall:

Long Easy Waves

Romantic but not too fussy, long loose waves were one of the hottest looks on the high fashion runways. If you’d like to try the style but your hair isn’t long enough, this is the time to try tape-in hair extensions. They’re inexpensive, you can easily apply them yourself, and with a minimum of care they can last six to eight weeks. If you’ve already got wavy hair, you can find extensions to match, and even if your own hair is stick-straight, you can create the look by using a one-inch curling iron on both your own hair and the extensions.

Sleek Crown With Volume Below

A fresh new look is the smooth, slicked back crown with the rest of the hair tucked behind the ears and then exploding in texture or voluminous waves. Especially for evening, this style is chic and dramatic. And speaking of tucking your hair behind your ears, it also works without the volume; a cascade of glossy straight hair speaks for itself.

Ponytails 

The classic ponytail is back with a vengeance, but looking more polished for Fall 2017. Style yours with a deep side part for extra sophistication, and wear it high, low, or twisted to the side. Finish it off with a big bow in velvet, satin, or wide grosgrain ribbon and you’ll be model-perfect.

Buns and Twists 

Another classic that never really went out of style is the updo. This time it’s anything but messy, though. Create a ballerina bun at the nape of your neck, a vintage French twist ala Grace Kelly, or a ‘do with braids. Tame flyaways with product for control, but don’t let that stop you from including some gentle — and intentional — tendrils for a graceful note around your hairline.

Lots of Accessories

In addition to the ribbons and bows adorning the season’s ponytails, hairbands and headbands are being used to amp up the look of many styles. Studded with jewels, embellished with floral elements, or in simple prints or solids to coordinate with what you’re wearing, they can be your best friends, particularly on days when your hair isn’t quite cooperating. This fall’s array of barrettes and clips are also versatile accessories, whether you use them for control, for a pop of color, for a whimsical touch, or for a big glam statement.

While you’re considering what hairdo to go with next, realize that on the opposite side of the spectrum, men are much more loyal to their haircuts. One survey reports that, despite the fact that style icon David Beckham revises his look all the time, the majority of men only change their hairstyles three times in their adult lives.

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The One Shoulder Trend

Monday morning. Tired af. Can’t bother with fashion, but still doesn’t wanna look like a slob. #lifestruggles Therefore raises hand to ask question.

“Uhm… is there one style trick to make me look put together, sophisticated and basically like I made an effort, but actually haven’t?”

“Yes, replied Fashion in her jaded bored kinda way. Give them the cold shoulder. All. The. Time.”

“Oh, ” said with a smirk, trying to seem un-interested, and… you know… cold.

“No, peasant. Not like that. (eyeroll) The trick is in the one shoulder trend. Show the world just one of your shoulders, presumably your best, and the rest is irrelevant. You will look sophisticated no matter how much you screw up the rest of your outfit.”

*throws pics of one shoulder trend in face

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2017 has been the year of the one shoulder trend and it’s kind of sad I stood it out, for reasons none other than I didn’t know any better and didn’t really stumble onto any breathtaking one shoulder top or dress.

Anyway… there’s always a good thing in any bad situation. So let’s get this trend report rolling and see what it is.

Why the one shoulder trend is more than a trend?

To the question who wants to live forever, this little trend can stand up and take all the awards, because although it seems to have its peak moment in Spring/Summer 2017, it’s also a very great trick to jazzing up a look, to giving some structure to an outfit, or to breaking your body shape lines into visually longer and leaner. All these traits one shoudler tops and dresses have – make this look very staple worthy and extremely sophisticated.

Hence doing it circa 2 months later, and even 2 years for that matter is no biggie. In fact, if you ask me it’s even better for the obvious reasons – you’ll be quite singled out in your look cause the rest of the word already did it, you have tons of pics and styles of the past as mood boards, you know what sucks and what looks fab and so on. Basically… you know… the good bit in every situaiton I was telling you about.

So yes, I do believe with all my heart that some trends are so much more than trends and fads of just one season. Sure they peak most in summer or winter, for a few months or so, but in the big picture they might’ve actually been right under our noses the whole time, and we’re just witnessing a case of fashion nipping and tucking .

Such is the case of the one shoulder trend. From VIPs to mortals and to those sad fashion ignoramuses around us it’s safe to say more people than less have worn a one shoulder top. As a teenager, as a grown up, or even by accident when that blouse with a big boat neck rolled off one shoulder.

You did it, and you probably felt cooler in a very sophisticated and cheeky kinda way.

Fast forward a few years, change the fashions, and the times, the situations, and occasions – and if you still chose to wear a one shoulder top chances are you’ll pull it off trend or no trend.

Of course facts such as designers showing them on the runway for SS2017 makes it a safer card to bet on. If Victoria Beckham, Versace, Viktor Rolf give us this look repeatedly you know its’a  a keeper.

Bottom line is in case you had doubts rock it.

How to do the one shoulder look a la 2017?

It’s all in the over-the-top VERSUS minimalism.

So you either wear ruffled shirts and massive bow tops with one shoulder design, OR you do the sleek version of this outfit, the classic polished Victoria Beckham look.

Pair one shoulder tops with high waist dressy pants, tailored trousers with side pockets for office outfits. Shoes wise high stilettos are perfect for very posh and very sophisticated look, and flats of all sorts look super effortless.

One shoulders dresses are a massive hit and comeback this season with shirt styles being in the spotlight and evening gowns with one shoulder design looking more sophisticated and refined than ever.

From mini dresses to maxi styles, gowns to casual – one shoulder styles are the detail that make a simple dress or top look interesting and give some edge or chicness to an otherwise too-common outfit.

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What are the hottest one shoulder pieces?

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Ribbons & Bows: The Detail Trend Of 2017!

The moment a trend that is even remotely preppy rises like a bloody Phoenix, I panic. At the first sight of ribbons and bows last spring I thought nothing of it – at first –  just a poor case of trying to bring back preppy style. So I concluded it all with a pfff! Phulease. #asif

But then I saw more ribbons and bows. I kept quite still. But before I knew it man it was raining ribbons and bows. They were stuck on button-downs, shirts, dresses, tops, bags, shoes, people were wearing them around their necks and hair. What is happening?!!!!

The ribbons and bows are the new accessory trend of 2017 summer. AKA the trendy tiny details that make a trendy massive difference. THIS is what’s happening.

Why the panic you might think? Well… growing up I like to think I was such a fashion lover, but looking back I understand I had a case of preppy overload. Fashion for me at a very young age equaled preppy style. Flirty skirts, bouncy hair, ribbons all around, cuteness, pretty little butterflies carrying me all around. Right. Even in my 20’s I saw fashion and style as a side of all the above, and when I felt it no longer fitted who I was I didn’t know how to seek myself in style, because you see… I was sick with preppy. (yes we are actually having this conversation.)

As years went by I shook off my so called addiction and now… when I see preppy style, or a side of it, I’m like that person who got drunk on whiskey-cola last night and can’t stand the taste of cola for the rest of their lives. You know?

It’s one of those things.

Ribbons and bows in 2017: where do I stand?

I am cured. Which means you could throw me in an ocean of ribbons and a sea of bows and I’d swim with joy. Hell, I’ll slap a few on my tops and bottoms and even in my hair and I’ll rock the shit out of them, if I have to.

You see… I’ve learned to not label so easily anymore, to mix and match styles and clash looks, to not be so damn narrow minded because there’s a million ways to do a style, and I’l take the avoid-preppy-looks as a challenge that will help me grow sartorially rather than make me limit myself.

Amen to that, and put a ribbon on it!

How to wear ribbons and bows if you’re not 12 anymore?

The latest years in fashion have proven that personal style rises over trends so much more than in the past. On top of this, designers are giving us a free pass at mixing trends and looks as a guarantee ticket to sophistication and edginess. Femininity is simple. Minimalism is praised. Opulence still rules some looks. So we have a bit of everything. With this new revolution of style no wonder we bring back old trends and put a new (bow) spin on them.

The case of the ribbons and bows is no different. Yeah they’re details closer in age to pre teens, and closer in fashion to ‘Gossip Girl’ times… but 2017 says it’s okay to still wear them and shows us how.

  • keep it simple
  • pair ribbons and bows with darker and edgier pieces
  • chose 2017 styles
  • wear ribbons around your ponytail
  • tie your belt in a bow
  • wear bows and ribbons on shorts or pants
  • use ribbons instead of belts over a blazer for example
  • replace buttons with bows

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Shop for ribbons & bows:

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Tea Dresses: The #1 Dress For All Body Types & All Occasions!?

Beach dress. Check. Office dress. Check. Cocktail dress, weekend dress, date night dress, flirty dress, preppy dress. Check, check check, check. If you think I’m throwing around words, you’re wrong. Reaching adulthood (#eyeroll) has also made me reach some new sartorial conclusions: staples will always beat trends, and trends are better when they come from staples. Whatever, it’s not a big deal, but when it comes to tea dresses I think we’re sitting on a goldmine.

Back in the 40s tea dresses were the home dresses women used to wear as casual outfits around the house. Loose lines and unstructured silhouettes characterised this dress in which you had tea. What started off as a light wear kinda dress later was redesigned to fit all occasions and all body types. Or at least to be more versatile, and the outcome was amazing.

If you ask me (and I know you don’t but imma tell you anyway) the tea dress is Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress’s sister. Period.

What is a tea dress?

It’s a dress you wear to have tea (wine, whiskey, coffee, water, pizza, steak, cakes, anything really). Groundbreaking. It’s a light fabric dress in bright prints or colours, very summer spring friendly, usually mid length, and very cocktail appropriate. Throughout the years designers have given us millions of styles, cuts and lengths for the tea dress so today it’s a casual dress in a very light fabric, in any colour, length, print, pattern, usually with cap sleeves, spaghetti straps, or sleeveless (aka wrap dress inspired), with a slit or not, full skirt, or more A-line – a dress you can take anywhere.

Mini tea dresses styles are perfect for the beach, for holidays, for casual situations, paired with espadrilles, bare feet, flat sandals.

Midi lengths are amazing for anything from office days to casual days, and so easy to dress up or down, to spice it up You can add a blazer and stilettos for work, or a leather jacket and a pair of edgy heels for a night out. Or you can keep it super simple,  flirty or polished for a wedding par example.

Why is the tea dress perfect for all women?

Body wise I think it fits all types because it’s flattering on anyone. It sort of falls on the body and hugs it where it should, it hides what you want hidden and so on. It’s incredibly feminine and very easy to play with, style wise.

Tall women can wear mostly any length, while short girls can pull off mini, and above the knee in a brilliant way. Narrow shoulders look great with cap sleeves, while broad shoulders with sleeveless styles. Skinny girls can pull off spaghetti straps. Tea dresses cinged at the waist with a tiny little strap are great for hourglass shapes.

Besides we all want to look great with the least of efforts and the tea dress kinda does that for us. Also if you secretly have a thing for those vintage fashion films a la Sophia Loren or some Italian Dolce and Gabbana scenario – this dress is the IT dress. I swear to God I feel like one of those D&G women when I wear one. I could suffer from delusion here, but we’ll not look into that. I’m trying to focus on the positive things in my life right now.

#twirlsinteadress

How to wear tea dresses?

2017 is all about the block heel, the low square heel sandals, the flat shoes, or the sneakers – and all these shoes look great with tea dresses. They look trendy, retro cool, sophisticated, casual and so on.

A pair of great stilettos though will always make my heart skip a beat. Sure it’s not your 8 am go to look, but it can be that and so much more. Cocktail outfit, wedding guest look. Perfection. #carriebradshaw

You can also rock them in autumn and winter and layer them with knits, cardigans, scarves, and over the knee boots. Or… I’m just getting a little too carried away here.

Where to wear tea dresses?

TO TEA! And that sort of stuff. The acronym actually stands for more posh situations, like dinners, and cocktails, and that sort of stuff, yet over the years girls have worn heir tea dresses to brunch, to Sunday farmer’s markets, as a throw on piece for very laid back situations, beach days, picnics and what not.

Office attire. YASSS. That too. A very smart version of this dress (sans a deep cleavage, spaghetti straps, and high slit) is perfect for work. It’s professional, summer’ish, fuss free, and cute.

Street style inpso:

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Shop for the prettiest tea dresses below:

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Have a great week everyone!

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#OOTD: White Dress X Stiletto Sandals

Do you ever get those annoying fashion headaches that usually begin with random subtle throughs of what to wear to … (*insert occasion)? Yeah. Me too.  If you’re in the following situations please note a white dress and stiletto sandals will be your style salvation! (standing ovation).

  • summer cocktail party
  • bride or bride to be, but not wedding guest (attention!)
  • date night
  • when you feel like Beyonce

SHOP the look:

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3 Office Outfits For Summer With Clothes You Already Have!

Sometimes you love to dress up, and lay out your office outfits for summer 3 days in advance, but sometimes you just can’t be bothered. It’s fine. I mean somewhere between not falling asleep fast enough on Sunday, and that Monday blues and never-enough-coffees who gives a shite about fashion anyway? What to wear suddenly sounds like the most idiotic question ever.

“Like, seriously, you should be so lucky I actually bothered to put on pants today. Ugh.’ #thoughts

Shocking as this may sound, eves us – fashion gurus and style stalkers get tired once in a while, and feel no jazz whatsoever when it comes to our office outfits for summer, let alone shop for them. Best case scenario we could use a style assistant. Or rewind a few years back to kindergarten and first grades and we’ll take whatever our moms laid out for us. Ahhhh! Worst case scenario, open your closet, stretch out your hand, hand touches clothes, pick one, or more, put in on, and hope for the best.

It’s called dressing up as an adult.

Therefore, all you need is pants, skirts, basic tops, and dresses. To jazz it up throw in a polished big bag, a pair of sunglasses and some gold jewellery.

1.PANTS: office outfits for summer.

A bottom style, alongside the skirt that is required in public, hence in office situations. Whether they’re the most plain boring pair of pants in the world, or bight and printed in funky styles, culottes, long, cigarette, dressy, stretchy, black, white, red – normally all pants (sans jeans) are office appropriate.

Easiest way to wear them: wear a plain white or black t-shirt (or a button down), a pair of simple heels (stilettos, block), sandals, ballet flats, a big massive tote bag, sunglasses and jewellery if you want.

TIP: go for high waist, not too tight.

2. SKIRTS: office outfits for summer.

Anything that’s around the knees (even above a few inches) is usually great for office outfits for summer. Pencil skirts tend to look more professional, but summer is the perfect season to wear more causal skirt styles, pleated skirts, flirty, floral, midi, even denim (midi length).

Pair them with a simple top: t-shirt, bodysuit, silky blouse, blazer, flats, heels, even sneakers if the code permits.

TIP: flirty pretty skirts look best for office in monochromatic outfits and flats. Very summer’ish. Pencil styles work better with any type of heel.

3. DRESSES: office outfits for summer

There’s no way around this: dresses are the easiest things to wear. You need one item + shoes + bag and you’re ready. From super dressy pencil cut dresses to more tea-inspired, flirty styles  – the dresses you can wear to office in summer are infinite. As long as the length is decent, and the fabric is not see-through, you can literally go for anything: shirt dresses, tea-dresses, tight and fitted, boxy, flirty.

TIP: avoid spaghetti straps and too short hemlines and you’re safe.

Hope this was helpful! 🙂 xoxo

Office Shoes: Can We Actually Wear Slippers (Slides) To Work?

Who’s with me on this one? Okay, truth be told I go back and forth between slaying in stiletto heels as high as my ego, and wearing flip-flops with a power suit? Btw, can I do that? By the looks of fashion for the past 3 years we kinda can do whatever the hell we want, with a slight business etiquette and office-attire-attention in mind. So, in office shoes land – theoretically we can wear slippers to work.

Work attire has to be appropriate, slightly formal, smart, clean, you can go for edgy, comfy, chic, sophisticated, basic, super business, or super laid back depending on your job.

Nevertheless a great office look will always be all the above with a little bit of ‘you’ in there as well.

Some women love to strut in heels. They feel empowered by the sexy strong shoes, yet even the biggest heel strutters out there get sneakers days or flip-flop cravings on a Monday. Especially in summer, when walking in heels under the sun is no fun. It’s on such hot lazy days, when all you can think about is lying on the beach with your feet soaking in the sea, that you’d wish you could go barefoot to work.

The bad news is you can’t. The good news is you can do the next best thing: wear slippers slides to work. No eye-roll please, it’s as good as you’ll ever get to flip-flops.

What exactly are slippers slides? 

Remember the Birkenstocks from a few years back. Yeah. Those are one slides style: casual, ugly but kinda cool. They’re okay for office if you pick a more polished version of the shoe, and you style it with a minimal smart outfit, such as a version of the power suit for example, or a smart shirt dress.

You know the mules, the 90s square heel shoes? Yeah. That’s another version of the slides sans the heels. They’re polished, chic, very sleek and they do look very work appropriate with an office outfit.

Oxford shoes, brogues, ballet flats with an open heel/foot backside are all versions of the slides.

Fur slides… remember we talked those here? You could wear those to work, if the job description allows and the fur is not too fluffy.

The classic slides – Adidas, Nike – that were the ’80’s beach attire, are now every-day’ish appropriate with anything from bikinis to a power suit. Yeah-eah!

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How can we wear slippers slides to work?

With today’s fashion turning so much to athleisure, laid back vibes, and fun pieces it really feels as if we’re all a bit more relaxed about what we wear, and we do tend to experiment more with clothes. Without ever losing her penchant for luxe and sophistication fashion is giving us that premise. It’s like she says: “okay you wanna wear flip-flips to work AND still be taken seriously? Fine. Here they are.” 

Slides for work come a dime a dozen. They can be the polished sleek and minimal version of the slippers, or they can be so embellished and opulent and luxe as if they’re having a whole party at your feet.

The key to wearing slides to work and actually getting away with it is to always pick a pair that works well with your outfit and it doesn’t look too laid back, too holiday-vibe.

If all else fails but you still wanna do it, try this: monochromatic look (all black or all white), black patent slides (Birkenstocks inspired, or even classic mules inspired), minimal tote bag, and a pair of sunglasses. Shut the front door.

Which are the *right* slides to wear to work?

Simple, sleek, polished, black, white. If you asked me these are the keys and the clues you need to look out for. With this in mind I’ve picked my fave slides for you below.

Shop slippers for work:

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Thoughts?

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How To Wear The Denim Skirt In 2017 Like A Grown-Up?

Somewhere between the 90’s and the 2000’s you broke hearts in this skirt. You wore it to high-school a la Beverly Hills 90210, to college a la Twin Peaks style, to parties a la Justin & Britney Denim Love Homage. That mini denim skirt was your best friend. the staple of a very grungy, slightly tacky closet. You wore it religiously and loved it. Then you grew up, and let me guess: you swore to never wear it again.

Big mistake. In fashion, as in life never say never. Fast forward over 10 years and who’s going denim skirt shopping? Who’s rocking a skimpy little denim skirt with a flirty shirt on Instagram? A-ha.

Ladies… it’s 2017 and the denim skirt is back and more sophisticated than ever, so there’s really no need for panic. We will not all look like versions of ourselves back in the day, only older, instead we’ll look older-in-a-good-way AKA grown-up with a style so on point and sophisticated you’ll wonder what the hell was wrong with us in the first pace, wearing that denim skirt in such a cheap and tacky way way back when.

Why it’s okay to wear the denim skirt in 2017 if you’re not a teen anymore?

The denim skirt today is so nipped and tucked in such a versatile and more polished way that it really can adapt to all ages and styles. Starting with last year most designs started to play around with denim and the skirt, so by 2017 we have amazing denim skirt pieces from Tommy Hilfiger, to Tom Ford, Miu Miu, Lutz Huelle, Oscar de la Renta, Yeezy, Dolce & Gabbana. Pretty much all designers took to denim and gave us collections packed or just sprinkled with some pretty fab and quite polished pieces.

I guess the world of fashion caught up with the reality out there: we’re not our moms and dads, so way in our 30s or 40s we do still want to play with looks and fashion, get adventurous but in a more grown-up way if you like. Hence today’s sartorially wider range of trends and ‘how-to’ looks.

How to wear the denim skirt in 2017?

You know how you wore it in high-school? Yeah. Do the opposite. These days the denim skirt is all grown-up and more sophisticated, paired with less casual pieces and never heels. Unless of course you are the master of your castle and know your style like nobody’s business. Therefore you can probably pull off anything regardless of its borderline cheapness.  #stripperheels

I AM JOKING. Never wear those.

Wear these instead:

  • button-down shirts
  • statement shirts
  • boyfriend t-shirts
  • peasant tops
  • crop tops
  • off-the-shoulder blouses
  • basic t-shirts
  • bodysuits
  • sweatshirts
  • slides
  • sneakers
  • flat sandals
  • espadrilles
  • Layer with oversized denim jackets, leather jackets, bomber jackets, trench-coats, dusters.

For an easier falling into this new-way-of-wearing-the-denim-skirt look into celebrity styles. Kendall Jenner the Hadids, Hailey Baldwin, Selena Gomez, Alexa Chung.

Shop for those denim skirts that are grown-up!

Let’s face it, you’re not getting any younger. So while you’re getting old, wrinkled and sophisticated apparently so is the denim skirt. At least the last bit. The 2017 denim skirt has a more casual loose fit, like the classic Levi’s if you will. It doesn’t sit too low on the hips, and it gets a more grown-up vibe when you tuck your top into it.

It can be mini, pencil cut, with front buttons, slightly ripped, with pockets, high waist, long – sky’s the limit. Although truth be told the comeback of the denim skirt kinda belongs to the mini version of it.

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So my dear teens and grown-ups alike, any thoughts? Comment down below in the Facebook app and let’s talk about it.

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5 Outfit Ideas To Wear This Summer

Do you ever just get style stuck? I wonder is it just me or it’s a God given fact that when summer is in full weather custody I get so sartorially repetitive I can’t stand it. My summer outfits suffer and so does my fashion sense. Here to testify is only my latest Instagram post reviling the one summer outfit combo I can’t shake off if you paid me.

Yes it all sounds so vain, I’m aware, but it’s frustrating. And since all good things start with a list and a few drinks, I bring the list, you go get yourself a drink, enjoy this post, pin it, save it, screenshot it… for those days when you’re too lazy or just #OOTD un-inspired.

1.Summer Outfits: TEA DRESSES

What started off back in the ’50’s as home dresses evolved today into summer’s prettiest trend of them all. Tea dresses are usually mid-length, very casual but quite versatile so you could rock one to the beach or to dinner as well. They come in wild prints, bright colours, summer fabrics, wrap-dress designs, slits, spaghetti straps, cap sleeves, mini, long, midi, flirty, loose, more fitted. The sky is the limit. Tea dresses are summer’s biggest hit and a fave perk of the hot weather.

STYLE TIP:

Chose a printed tea dress in the most flattering colour ever, and style it with espadrilles and a tote bag for a very summer coastal vibe. 

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2. Summer Outfits: Slip Dresses

Okay, not a new fad, but certainly one I haven’t milked property and one that still gives me some 90s goosebumps. Fashion wise I think the slip dress is a staple. Period. Therefore, it only comes natural that we can style it a gazillion ways: slip dress over t-shirt, slip dress with sneakers, with sandals, with freaking flip flops if you want, silky slip dresses for evening, high slits, low cuts, naked backs. Lawd help us, it’s the dress of all dresses.  More so, you can layer it with jackets over, or tees and all sorts of fitted bras and bustiers underneath.

Contrary to its thin fragile frame and fabric it’s a solid piece for all year round outfits. Hello slip dresses with a high slit X thigh high boots.

STYLE TIP:

A red silky slip dress is the bomb this summer. pair it with white sneakers for a very cool eclectic style or stiletto sandals for an evening steamy situation. 

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3. Summer Minimalism

The older I’m getting the more I find what once used to be so boring, incredibly classy, luxe and sophisticated: minimal looks are my #1 challenge and coveted style. It’s hard. I used to wear rings on all fingers, and think that one chunky necklace was so minimal. These days I struggle to keep only 3 dainty rings on my fingers and wear just my gold medallion necklace. I must confess I sometimes find this minimal business boring af. Anyway, debate aside, minimal looks are classy, and they’re the best go-to outfits for office. The easiest trick to do summer minimalism is to basically do monochromatic looks. (or just 2 colours).

Something about an all white, or an all black look, with just a bag, a watch, and a pair of shades for accessories (okay maybe some well placed jewellery. one piece for the sake of ol times) – is the epitome of great office style. Shoes wise the good news is head-to-toe colours look amazing with heels as well as flats. Try some very sleek and polished ballet flats for example.

Summer time also means bright colours: reds, pinks, yellows. This season I have a thing for orange and yellow.

STYLE TIP:

Pair an all white look (white culottes X sleeveless white structured top) with just one piece of gold jewellery and a massive office bag in black, with as big as your head sunglasses and you will be running the world in no time.

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4. POPLIN SHIRTS.

Some trends I love, some I chose to only pin, not wear. Why? Beats the hell outta me. When it comes to this year’s biggest top trend I think we can all agree the crown goes to the statement shirt aka the poplin shirt. It’s a nice little thing tbh: it has a great fabric which can make you look fat on fat days, and keep you sweatier on hot days, it has so many ruffles, and bows, and strings, and laces, and peplums, and big sleeves, and more bows, and more ruffles that Rihanna’s 2017 Met gala’s dress has got nothing on you. Oh, and everyone’s wearing one these days.

I love it on all these cool bloggers, and cool people out there, but I’ll pass for now. It’s too damn hot outside for piles of fabric hugging me. However, I will keep it in mind for autumn. Hopefully by then all the fashion victims will be bored with it.

STYLE TIP:

If you’re gonna wear one, go all the way, and pick it in baby blue, with peplum, ruffles, big sleeves, a wrap-like design, maybe some cut-outs. Wear it with dainty jewellery and denim jeans. 

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5. Summer outfits: CUTOFFS. 

Can we all hold hands and do a happy dance now? Cutoffs to fashion and summer are like wine to me. It can’t live without me and I without it. It’s one of those things you know, you put a pair of vintage high waist cutoffs on and whatever else you decide to wear them with, will look amazing. Crop tops, bustiers, cami tops, statement shirts, tees, blazers, oversized blouses, hoodies, tank tops… everything will look fab! Shoes wise it’s exactly the same, although tbh I never really argued in favour of cutoffs and crop top and stilettos. Too much. But if you can make it work and look chic, not cheap, I’m in.

STYLE TIP:

A pair of high waist vintage cutoffs worn with a simple white top is the definition of simplicity and coolness. If you can pull this off, you have fantastic style. 

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xoxo