Winter has come, and you have no idea how happy I am that this season has arrived.
PS I hope you guys like Game Of Thrones references…
One of the chicest skirts to ever grace the streets – Faux leather skirts!
The versatility with the simple, leather look skirt is incredible. This skirt can be anything that you want it to be. Elegant? check, Casual? check.
The faux leather skirt is the biggest staple in street style at the moment, for anyone and any style!
I want everyone to stop considering the leather skirt as a risk, and befriend the amazing piece, as there are styles and cuts to suit everyone, every shape, and every mood!
Here are some more examples of how you can style a leather skirt for various occasions! (Excuse the poses, i’m a writer and stylist, not a model!)
Compare the pair: One is black, the other is white, both are so chic, elegant and sophisticated!
They are essentially the same outfit; pencil skirt, crop top, finished with a biker style jacket. The only difference being the shade they are in.
I have literally been obsessed with Ashley Benson’s look that she wore to a friend’s wedding.
Not only did the photos bring back some serious “Haleb” feels, but we all realised that Miss Benson doesn’t just look awesome on Pretty Little Liars, but has her own amazing style outside of filming!
Ashley Benson has been popping up on some major fashion radars, as she has created a collection for H&M Divided, which, judging by photos, looks incredible!
Ashley says that the looks are inspired by her own personal style and her love for high waisted skirts, skinny jeans and loose tops.
Looking at the collection, there is a lot of trend pieces, and a lot of mesh, which has me very excited! There is also a lot of stripes, simple prints, and combinations of black and white.
Ashley Benson is on a roll, and you can get her look here: Get The Look: Ashley Benson
to take a look at Ashley Benson’s H&M collection, click here
$19 – colettehayman.com.au
$2.73 – monki.com
Winter is among my dear friends over seas and with that means that they need to be rugged up and kept warm!
Trench coats: The perfect finishing touch to any winter outfit. Roll the sleeves and make it look casual and less rigid. Pair it with a killer bag and knock-out shoes and you can’t go wrong!
Perfect over anything, the trench coat will take you through winter in an elegant and sophisticated way, no matter what.
$87 – peeptoeshoes.com.au
Leather, Mesh and Midriffs… Oh my!
Be the life of the party and shake things up with electric colours, bold statements and pieces and show a little skin, because it’s summer and you’re allowed to!
Rewind to the electric eighties and mix, match and just have fun!
$275 – thegrandsocial.com.au
$2,705 – harrods.com
$41 – office.co.uk
$39 – debenhams.com
$34 – theiconic.com.au
A Winters trend that can and will carry on into Spring; Faux Fur vests.
These vests, as well cut and tailored as they may be, have a thicker and broader silhouette, which can make them a nightmare to style! However, this is light at the end of this tunnel.
You can get onto the band wagon with fur vests if you team them with simple shirts and skinny cut jeans, even simple and tailored pants will be sure to compliment the faux fur vest!
Be sure to be adventurous with the faux fur vest; team it with leather bottoms or accessories for a super-chic and put together look.
Here are some of my favourite looks with faux fur vests:
$285 – julesb.co.uk
$395 – avenue32.com
$250 – debenhams.com
$49 – liberty.co.uk
The hottest celebrity topic of the moment is Miley Cyrus’ tendentious actions at the VMAs, and the belief that she twerks her way through life. Days after the VMAs, Miley released her new song ‘Wrecking Ball’, a beautifully written and touching song. Which brings me to point out two different types of people…
There are those who were curious about how the ‘Hannah Montana’ star has changed from Disney princess to headline making, booty twerking queen, and watch the video and realise that although the VMAs were too over the top, her music video for ‘Wrecking Ball’ was actually a well thought and profound depiction of the lyrics in the song.
Then there are those who completely judge her actions as immature, unsophisticated and filthy. Although both people have a valid point, Miley has acted so for a purpose… Both types of people are getting her attention. Word of mouth proves to be the most powerful form of promotion, and Miley is getting exactly what she wanted.
The moral of this was that the concept can be similarly represented in fashion, also.
You don’t have to twerk or act differently for your style to be appreciated. You don’t have to be something that you’re not in order for people to appreciate you and what you embody as your values and characteristics.
I’ve said it before, and I will forever repeat it; Individuality is key to making fashion work for you. Be adventurous with your outfits, try a colour that you normally wouldn’t wear. Find something new that works for you and utilise it to the best of your ability.
Respect yourself, your body and your morals, because at the end of the day, thats all you have. Make sure that your actions and the way you comport yourself only reflect the good sides of you, even if you do have skeletons in your closet.
Yes, Be Controversial; but don’t disrespect yourself to prove your controversiality.
$65 – witchery.com.au
$39 – johnlewis.com
$31 – forevernew.com.au