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 Selena Gomez via Pinterest.

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Photo of Olivia Palermo via Pinterest.

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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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Would you wear something only because it’s a trend?

Awful perms, over-the-top shoulder pads and leggings as pants (I’m talking the really bad, you can’t pull that off because it’s see-through and paired with a top that’s too short versions). Would you wear something ugly or unflattering just because it’s on-trend?

Apparently, a lot of people will.

Unfortunate trends have been haunting fashion for centuries.

Corsets constricted the woman’s body so tightly that even breathing was difficult and they impacted internal organs—some 16th-century models were even made of iron (ouch!).

But, back to trends of today. Tiny cut-off denim shorts that go too far are an example of a trend that is everywhere.

I’m not talking about pockets hanging down further than the hem, as some girls can pull that off with aplomb; what I’m talking about actual bum visible from the back.

In my opinion, there’s really no appropriate place to show off your arse, except for the beach or the bedroom.

It’s mainly younger women who take on this particular trend, and although I can understand that they’re wanting to take risks or look sexy, it can make gorgeous girls look like uncomfortable clones.

I truly believe the reason that many women are wearing these shorts is simply because their friends are donning them.

If I wore trends that my friends do (and look stunning in), I’d look ridiculous. Height, body type, skin tone and much more have to be taken into account for what outfits suit different people.

There are many trends that I appreciate, but know that I couldn’t pull off. And that’s okay!

So, what am I trying to say is: Always wear what you want; just don’t wear something because it’s what your friend wants.

If that means you’re wearing something that’s considered a bad trend, that’s fine. Go ahead and rock that perm.

If you like it, wear it!

…As a bonus extra to this post, here are some trends that have come onto the style scene and stayed, which I’m very grateful about as they’re staples in my wardrobe!

Little jackets: Whether it’s a smart blazer, leather motorcycle style or cropped colourful jacket, the perfect jacket can instantly pull together a look.

6271172301_d8037af14f_oFlat boots: This practical trend became popular in the mid ‘60s and has since evolved, with current options including ankle height casual options, to all the way up to the thigh high glamour boots.

Statement necklaces: The statement necklace has been a recurring trend because it can add oomph to a simple outfit, flatters the neckline and draws attention to the face.

This was one of my weekly Trending Tuesday segments. Click here if you missed my first one on Lace Up Heels!

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#LFW Inspo Love

For the last week my eyes (…mainly courtesy of my Instagram account) have been on London.

Prints, colours and textures came together and clashed in exciting looks at London Fashion Week. In a world where minimalism is often the norm, it’s inspiring to see designers buck tradition and go with big prints.

Fluffy furs, wallpaper prints, capes and fringe benefits appear to be some of the new trends that broke through, along with a barrage of ‘70s inspired designs.

The shows, and slightly even more endearing street style on display, have definitely increased the size of my wish list.

Below is some of the London Fashion week loveliness that I’ve enjoyed looking at and hope you will as well.

#LFW INSPO:

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tinseltownstyle    elleuk

wgsn    thelancelenzi

farealist_     amylewisbeauty

inthefrow     izaizane

IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM:

1) @wgsn 2) @thesweetthread 3) @farealist_ 4) @wgsn 5) @tinseltownstyle 6) @elleuk 7) @wgsn 8) @thelancelenzi 9) @farealist_ 10) @amylewisbeauty 11) @inthefrow 12) @izaizane

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