’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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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TopShop Sleeveless Checked Jersey Coat. Price:  £55.

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

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

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Boohoo Anna Sleeveless Camel Coat. Price: 80.

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TopShop Bonded Sleeveless Jacket. Price: £68.

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Boohoo Cara Sleeveless Waterfall Coat. Price: $40.

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TopShop Sleeveless Ponte Jacket. Price: £42.

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.
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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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Denim Trends

Denim Trends

Some things in our wardrobes come and go, while others come back season after season, like denim.

Ever since spunky Genoese Navy sailors first strutted around in denim back in the 1500’s this fabric, which originated in the French town of Nimes, has created strong style statements.

In recent years fashion has ripped up the denim rulebook (and often the material) more than ever, with fresh ideas and fascinating details. From shirtdresses to shearling to creative tailoring, denim is still having a moment.

Within the Pre-Fall 2015 collections were deep indigo trenches, courtesy of Alexander McQueen, and spring collections saw ankle skimming ‘70s inspired denim skirts.

Two of the recent denim trends to emerge that translate easily into the ready to wear category include denim on denim and denim dresses. You can see more on these denim trends and styling inspo (that you can shop) below.
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Double denim is certainly back, but it can be tricky to pull off.

Modernise your look by using contrasting shades of denim. Think dark jeans with a light chambray top.

This will help you avoid any flashbacks to the “denim tuxedo” vibes of decades past.

If you want to avoid looking costume-like or dated, make sure you shy from any outfit extras that have a western or ‘80s feel. Instead wear your denim on denim with polished accessories and a confident attitude!

Above is my take on the double denim trend. What do  think of it? I’d love to hear your comments in the comment section or you can shop the look below!

H M denim top
48 AUD – hm.com

Current/Elliott blue jeans
535 AUD – graziashop.com

Gianvito Rossi high heel shoes
1 005 AUD – brownsfashion.com

Prada backpack
1 255 AUD – prada.com

Forever New watch
forevernew.com.au

H M black belt
7.70 AUD – hm.com

Linda Farrow cat eye sunglasses
770 AUD – net-a-porter.com

NLY Accessories black headband
19 AUD – nelly.com
Denim dresses

There are so many cute styles to pick from when it comes to denim dresses, with options to suit different body shapes. I tend to like them paired with vintage-style brown belts and sandals for a casual, day-time look.

If you’ve yet to invest in a denim dress—or need inspiration on how to style it—scroll through the set of items I have curated below!

Alaïa denim corset dress
1 110 AUD – 1stdibs.com

Moschino fitted dress
1 015 AUD – stylebop.com

Sea New York denim dress
515 AUD – net-a-porter.com

House of Holland blue pattern dress
455 AUD – matchesfashion.com

AG Adriano Goldschmied short ruffle dress
300 AUD – net-a-porter.com

Current Elliott loose mini dress
150 AUD – theoutnet.com

Topshop blue baby doll dress
72 AUD – nordstrom.com

Embellished dress
29 AUD – sheinside.com

Deep blue dress
39 AUD – choies.com

Long sleeve mini dress
48 AUD – newlook.com

Silvian Heach clothing
105 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Even&odd light blue denim shorts
56 AUD – zalando.co.uk

Diesel rubber sole dress shoes
170 AUD – diesel.com

Splendid greek sandals
100 AUD – splendid.com

Dorothy Perkins cut out wedge shoes
77 AUD – dorothyperkins.com

Office camel shoes
93 AUD – office.co.uk

Arizona gladiator zipper sandals
37 AUD – jcpenney.com

Charlotte Russe gladiator sandals flat
27 AUD – charlotterusse.com

Forever 21 brown flat shoes
12 AUD – forever21.com

Lucky Brand studded leather belt
78 AUD – luckybrand.com

Lucky brand
78 AUD – luckybrand.com

Abercrombie Fitch brown leather belt
50 AUD – abercrombie.com

ESPRIT vintage belt
57 AUD – spartoo.co.uk

Uniqlo real leather belt
26 AUD – uniqlo.com

Uniqlo brown leather belt
29 AUD – uniqlo.com

Uniqlo brown leather belt
29 AUD – uniqlo.com
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Marsala makes it’s move! Hot hue for 2015

Marsala

I can’t say I’m a fan of red wine, but I am liking the fashion world’s current drink of choice.

The Pantone colour for 2015 is Marsala, a warm reddish-brown hue.

This hearty, yet stylish tone has already been translated into recently released fashion designs, beauty products and home furnishings.

Designers like Daniel Silverstain, Herve Leger by Max Azria, and Dennis Basso showcased Marsala in their spring 2015 collections.

As a Queenslander, who supports the Maroons and is heading into cooler weather, I’m pretty excited to see how this colour will take over as the year continues…I definitely think some accessories and lippy in this edgy colour will be added to the My Eclectic Muse collection soon.

Click the images below to shop the heels or handbag via Polyvore 🙂

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