’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.

My Eclectic Muse

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.
5. Love this look found on Pinterest.
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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So you’ve slept in again…how to get good hair, quickly

So you’ve slept in again…how to get good hair, quickly

Sometimes you just need to hit the snooze button. Unfortunately, a team of professional hair dressers aren’t usually on stand-by for those of us who want an extra little bit of sleep, but happen to be having a bad hair day.

Over time I’ve picked up a few little ways on how to look put-together in the hair department, that will still let you get out of the door on time, so I thought I’d share them with you all.

Dry Shampoo

207578_normalI may have come late to the party on this product…but now I’ve found the benefits of dry shampoo, I’m singing them to the roof top.

I’m using Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo at the moment.

The scent isn’t overpowering (it features notes of coconut, melon and vanilla) and it’s simple, yet effective, to use.

All you need to do is tip your head upside down and spray liberally on the roots. This will boost the hair and give you some lift and movement. Then just work the product through with your fingertips and style as usual.

The water-less formulation penetrates hair shafts and absorbs dirt, grease and product build-up.

Section & Style

If you have time, straighten or curl only the top section and front side strands of your hair; This will make your finished style look a lot more polished.

I personally do this before putting my hair up in a bun for work when I’m in a hurry. Just make sure you have enough bobby pins on hand to ensure the back of your hair and the bun itself looks neat.

Go-To Hairstyles

It’s always good to have a couple of last minute hairstyles up your sleeve that you know will suit you and you can wear with confidence.

In addition to a high bun, my go-to’s are:

  • The classic ponytail. To create a more polished style I take a thin section of hair from the underside of the ponytail, and wrap it around my hairband to hide it, securing the style with 1-2 small bobby pins.
  • Half-up-half-down. This looks great with a few carefully styled curls and can help you get away with a slightly messier hair texture (my natural hair is a bit curly). I also often do a half-up-half-down look on the weekends, but usually with the half-up section in a messy top knot.
  • Braids are wonderful as they can hide a multitude of hair sins. I tend to braid the front section of my hair and pin it back into a half-up-half-down look or into a bun.

I’d love to hear what your go-to hair tricks are for busy mornings! Comment below 🙂

My Eclectic Muse

Co-ord Casual

Co-ord Casual

Here’s a little snapshot of today’s matchy-matchy outfit.

I bought this boxy crop and skirt combo, that has a slight Clueless vibe, from Boohoo.com last year.

The colours are happy and I like that I can mix and match the separates, for different looks, or just go with the co-ord for a stress-free casual feel.

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Fluffy. Frivolous. Fab.

Fluffy. Frivolous. Fab.

Super-plush coats and fluffy fashion in general have been appearing slowly on the front row street-style set and international runways, and now these covetable items are at mass at several top retailers.

I’m loving the fabulous frivolity of this trend.

…But with so many options, what style to pick?

Do you go for a faux fur vest with leggings and leather trim or will it be long, oversized fluffy coat orn with jeans?

Pastels and fluffiness go hand in hand, it seems, but you can also combine these cosy coats with dark clothes to add edge.

However you choose, the best thing about this trend is that you’ll be ready for whatever winter throws at you.

Personally I’m hoping the weather starts to cool soon so I have an excuse for a few new winter warmers in this style.

Here are some fluffy fabulousness that I’m loving. Enjoy!

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