White on White Outfit Envy

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With spring truly sprung in the Northern Hemisphere it’s no surprise white clothing has made a resurgence at the moment.

White lace in particular is everywhere this season, with dresses, shorts and tops with beading and paneling filling the runways.

Models for Valentino,Chloé and Louis Vuitton were dressed in delicate fabrics that played on the transparency of ethereal white lace with a nod to Romanticism.

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Valentino 2015 Spring Ready to Wear via Pinterest.

Although traditionally associated with a spring/summer looks, paired with other fabrics, items with white lace can transition into other seasons (luckily for us Southern Hemisphereans).

While black basics are many women’s wardrobe staple, an all-white ensemble makes for a refreshing statement.

It’s easy to feel intimidated when putting together a monochromatic look, so if you are worrying about being too over the top, try grounding an outfit with pop of pastel or other neutral tones.

Want some serious outfit envy? See below for 10 gorgeous ensembles for some white on white style inspo!

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Photo of Kim Kardashian-West via Pinterest.

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Photo of Cara Delevinge via Pinterest

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Photo of Kendall Jenner via Pinterest.

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Photo of Gigi Hadid via Pinterest.

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Photo of Olivia Palermo via Pinterest.

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Off-the-shoulder silhouettes

If you’re carrying the whole world on your shoulders, there’s no reason to carry your sleeves too.

I’m loving the off-the-shoulder look at the moment…well in honesty I’ve been a fan and wearer for a while, but now the look seems to be everywhere. Stores are flooded with varying takes on the silhouette and there have been plenty of recent red carpet appearances by celebrities in elegant shoulder baring styles.

This is one of those trends that seems to make a comeback every decade – think back to old-school Hollywood glamour, the Flashdance legacy of collarless sweatshirts and the ’90s crop top. With everything from the ’90s in vogue at the moment it’s no surprise this trend is back in force.

It’s easy to see why the off-the-shoulder trend keeps making a recurrence as well. The look is relatively easy to pull off (try pairing an off-the-shoulder top with high-waisted trousers or a midi, or opt for a boho chic dress) and flattering for most body types.

With its popularity peaking at various points over the last century, off-the-shoulder silhouettes have transcended all tiers of formality.Whether it be a ball, a cocktail party or daytime event, an off-the-shoulder dress can help secure wow factor.

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1. Marilyn Monroe via Pinterest. 2. Emma Watson via Pinterest. 3. Miroslava Duma via Pinterest.

Interested in trying the off-the-shoulder trend for yourself?

Asos.com have a myriad of cute off-the-shoulder options at the moment.

The below three dresses are some of my favs!

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ASOS Bardot Midi Skater Dress, $40.00.*

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ASOS Glamorous Off Shoulder Midi Dress, $59.00.*

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ASOS Fashion Union Off Shoulder Crop Dress In Floral Lace, $55.00.*

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*Please note that prices in AUD are given in good faith and although correct at time of publication, may change.

’90s Style Revival

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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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
kisschic.com

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
witchery.com.au

Accessorize floppy hat
70 AUD – accessorize.com

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

Love this.

Fluffy fabulousness.

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