’90s Style Revival

’90s Style Revival

History tends to repeat itself— this saying definitely holds true in the fashion world.

What prompted this Trending Tuesday post were two totally different ’90s flashback looks worn by my friends.

One outfit was an appropriately eclectic ’90s ensemble for a themed party (think butterfly clips – amaze!) and the other was a chic evening look that encompassed an old school trend that has made a resurgence of late.

There are so many ’90s trends that are making a comeback at the moment.

While there are some trends from that era that are wiggity-wiggity-wiggity-whack, others are definitely wearable when modernised and styled right (in my opinion anyway).

So here we go…

The ’90s beauty trend worth giving another go is deep berry lips. While this shade may have been a hit in the ’90s it is also being spotted frequently on today’s red carpet. The trick is to find a shade that suits you and pair with subtle eye makeup.


Image: Model Chrissy Teigen.

Jewellery wise, it’s all about the choker. This piece has come a long way since the ’90s. Remember the tattoo-style version? The look still lives on, as shown on recent catwalks, but in a more sophisticated style.

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Image: Christian Dior via Pinterest.

As for the clothes themselves, nineties grunge is back in a big way, albeit more polished. Think flannel shirts, crop tops and everything denim, in particular denim jackets.

Leighten Meester

Crop top? Check. Dark berry lip? Check. Grunge vibe? Checkity check. Actress Leighton Meester’s outfit epitomises the modernised ’90s look. Image via Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you enjoyed this short post, which was one of my weekly Trending Tuesday segments.

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10 Sleeveless Coats Worth Spending Your Pennies On

10 Sleeveless Coats Worth Spending Your Pennies On

Is it a sleeveless coat? Is it a really long vest? Is it something in between?

No matter what you call it, sleeveless outerwear is trending at the moment.

This of-the-moment item is more practical than you think.

As a layering piece, you can wear this item in different temperatures, so is perfect for trans-seasonal styling.

You can wear sleeveless coats with formal wear at night or with an informal look.

For the day-time, add ripped jeans and a neutral top for a casual feel, or wear it with skinny blue jeans and high heels for a sharp twist on the utilitarian trend.

The sleeveless coat is now selling in a multitude of colours and forms.

See below for styling inspo and ten cute coats that you can purchase.

Simply click on the link below the photo to head to the relevant store. Enjoy!

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ITSbyLP salmon trench coat. Price: $114.41.


Missguided Lightweight Sleeveless Trench Coat Grey. Price: $70.


Nasty Gal BLQ Basiq Victoria Sleeveless Coat. Price: A$72.74.


TopShop Sleeveless Checked Jersey Coat. Price:  £55.


Olive & Oak Long Sleeveless Wrap Coat. Price: $108.40.


Missguided Sleeveless Longline Trench Jacket Mustard. Price: $80.


Boohoo Anna Sleeveless Camel Coat. Price: 80.


TopShop Bonded Sleeveless Jacket. Price: £68.


Boohoo Cara Sleeveless Waterfall Coat. Price: $40.


TopShop Sleeveless Ponte Jacket. Price: £42.

Khaki: Work this catwalk trend into your wardrobe

Khaki: Work this catwalk trend into your wardrobe

Khaki appears to be this season’s must-have colour, for the shade is swamping the high street.

Since it hit the runway over 40 years ago, khaki has become a recurring fashion trend, and this season it is back in force.

Appearing on the catwalks of Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Chanel and more in recent months, you can see the although khaki may have been inspired by the armed forces, the modern take is far from uniform.

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Image: Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2015

Every shade on the colour spectrum, from the deepest olive to desert shade, has been making an appearance.

From featuring on collared dresses to jackets, coats, trousers and boots, ready-for-combat colours have reigned supreme on the runway.


Left to right, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant.

How wearable is this trend off the catwalk?

The tip is to not go head-to-toe in one khaki hue.

Offset dark with light.

Wear this colour with neutrals.

Add a feminine touch with white and tan pairings or go for edge with black.

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Photo inspo via Pinterest: Image 1Image 2Image 3

Want to try the look?

To help you march into autumn in style, see my modern, military-inspired fashion edit below.

Topshop dress
63 AUD – topshop.com

Mullet dress
45 AUD – newlook.com

River Island cut shoulder top
14 AUD – riverisland.com

Miss Selfridge floral top
49 AUD – johnlewis.com

Abercrombie Fitch brown vest
105 AUD – abercrombie.com

Brown coat

Zara over coat
170 AUD – zara.com

Green trench coat
26 AUD – rosewe.com

H M short green jacket
78 AUD – hm.com

River Island military inspired jacket
98 AUD – riverisland.com

Topshop romper
98 AUD – topshop.com

Topshop khaki mini skirt
71 AUD – topshop.com

Zara shorts
66 AUD – zara.com

ALDO pull on leather boots
93 AUD – aldoshoes.com

ALDO teal shoes
145 AUD – heels.com

Accessorize brown crossbody purse
32 AUD – accessorize.com

Witchery green purse

Accessorize floppy hat
70 AUD – accessorize.com

BOBBL Big Fur Bobbl – Khaki
43 AUD – the-dressingroom.com

Love this.

Fluffy fabulousness.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the post. If you missed out on previous Trending Tuesday posts on My Eclectic Muse, I’d love you to check them out:

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Easter Inspo

Easter inspirations

It’s the long weekend. Huzzah!

In honour of Easter, I thought it’d be fun to go on Polyvore and create an egg-citing style and inspo board.

What do you think? It’s a bit of an eclectic assortment. I’m absolutely loving pastel shades and monochrome, minimalist dressing at the moment. Plus that bunny looks cute enough to cuddle!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Forever New floral dress

Zunie green dress
98 AUD – dillards.com

Batwing shirt
65 AUD – banggood.com

Brat and Suzie crop tank
43 AUD – spoiledbrat.co.uk

Vero Moda white tee
31 AUD – oliverbonas.com

Pegleg nyc
130 AUD – peglegnyc.com

Pleated skirt
42 AUD – blackfive.com

Black mini skirt
35 AUD – newlook.com

Kate Spade pointy toe pumps
300 AUD – neimanmarcus.com

Ankle strap shoes
30 AUD – lulus.com

H&M high heel pumps
77 AUD – hm.com

Satchel bag
21 AUD – banggood.com

Green purse

Tai cuff jewelry
140 AUD – shopbop.com

Vitamin A fedora hat
110 AUD – nordstrom.com

Circle sunglasses
3.92 AUD – banggood.com
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Say Sheers

Say Sheers

It would be an understatement to say that the sheer trend is still going strong this season.

The look has been interpreted in a multitude of ways by high fashion designers and fast fashion chains.

From showing a little skin with peekaboo panels to translucent fabrics, sheer dresses or blouse and shirt combos are trending everywhere. See-through shoes and handbags are also making an appearance!

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  1. Valentino couture photo via Pinterest.
  2. Style icon Kate Bosworth wearing a dress with sheer pannelling. Image via Pinterest.

There’s a line between trendy and tasteless when it comes to the transparency style.

The knack to this trend is often to try choosing outfits that focus on bareness in one area only.

If you’re nervous about trying this look out, accentuate bareness in areas like the shoulders and legs, rather than over the bust.

Another way to work this look is to try styles that play on different textures and patterns, rather than traditional see-through fabrics.

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3. Blake Lively in a retro-inspired sheer top. Image via Pinterest.
4. Beautiful Valentino design via Pinterest.
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6. Elie Saab image via Pinterest.
7. Balenciaga image via Pinterest.

Looking for some sheer additions and shopping inspirations?

Here’s a few items aligned with the trend that I’m lusting over at the moment (individual product details below): Sheers image

Love Haus sheer skirt 82 AUD – shopbop.com

Flared skirt 22 AUD – sheinside.com

Black floral maxi skirt 64 AUD – choies.com

BCBGMAXAZRIA black high heel boots 105 AUD – shopbop.com

White stiletto 39 AUD – romwe.com

Black high heel pumps 39 AUD – romwe.com

Casadei nude heel shoes 1 270 AUD – casadei.com

Aldo purse 125 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Black handbag 29 AUD – prettylittlething.com

Heart shaped handbag 64 AUD – modcloth.com

Evening jewelry 17 AUD – charmingcharlie.com

Le Specs square glasses 64 AUD – net-a-porter.com

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