The sleeveless cape is going to be / will be a staple as part of the trans seasonal change. It is a go to piece for many right now, including us and we will continue to see them everywhere heading into spring. We love how this one item can completely change the look of an outfit. The sleeveless coat is chic, bold, eye catching and ever so versatile. With so many varieties in style and colour there is bound to be one that suits us all…or you could purchase a couple in different colours – to meet all your needs.
- Wear the coat over a long sleeve, with jeans and heels for a real chic look.
- Wear it over a white crisp shirt for the workplace
- Add a waist cinching belt, to add or show off some curves
- In summer wear it over a singlet top to show off your killer looking arms
Ideas are endless for this – our favourite trans seasonal piece…..take a look below for more inspro.
I have just read about a friend of mine who hasn’t bought any clothing this year. That is pretty remarkable, 7 months wearing the clothing already in her wardrobe. We are all asking “how can this be done” and how did we not notice?
The idea is almost frightening to only wear what you already own and not to go shopping…..which would be the hardest part. But if you already love the clothes in your wardrobe and you have key pieces in a similar colour or theme already, it is a pretty simple process that we could and should all try.
By building a capsule wardrobe with key pieces that are interchangeable with each other, means you wouldn’t need to have all the other stuff – the stuff that fills our wardrobe but we don’t wear. Your can then update your look each time by adding different accessories, with statement necklaces, bags, shoes and belts in pops of colour to accentuate your mood or look for the day. Easy!
How do you start building a capsule wardrobe……by cleaning out your wardrobe. Yes we have all be there, its usually a great idea at the time, until it gets late in the day and you still and have a pile of clothing on your bed. What you must do is keep all your favourite pieces, your staples and seasonal pieces – then see what works with them out of all your other stuff/ pieces.
For more great points & info on how to start this process (because it does take work) which is not only great for your wardrobe but your bank account, head over to this great blog post by Caroline at Unfancy – capsule wardrobe 101 who has been living this simplistic & minimal lifestyle for the past 2 years. Also check out some inspro below. xx
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Who doesn’t love a little bling. An easy way to change up an outfit or make it pop is to add accessories. From statement necklaces, scarfs, hats and even shoes – they all create a new look in their own way.
By throwing on a scarf, you can add an extra layer of color and texture to any outfit. And the good news is that they aren’t just for winter these days. You can experiment with different colours, patterns & lengths. The best bit, there is a hundred clips and blog posts out that show you all the different ways they can be worn.
Statement jewellery can include necklaces, earrings and bracelets. By using statement pieces you can take the attention away from specific areas of your body. Just one statement piece can transform an simple outfit and make it pop. We all love statement pieces from the likes of Mimco, Witchery and Colette Hayman, but did you know about a little south aussie brand Blush & Co. These pieces are to die for and hand made with love.
Hats are becoming very popular, from leather baseball caps, straw cowboy influenced hats, floppy felt hats and fedoras. They are seen every where these days and not only in summer. Wearing a hat adds another layering piece which can keep extra warm in the cooler months. Choosing a hat and style that is right for you and your outfit is important. Belts are another way to change up an outfit.
By adding a belt and accentuating the waist you change the whole shape of outfit. Belts over dresses, shirts, cardigans all define the waist and show off curves and even create some. Belts come in a range a sizes, thickness, colours and textures these days, they are another inexpensive way to change your outfit up.
Shoes are in a world of their own. Basically anything goes with shoe colour, pattern and texture these days. Using shoes to transform your outfit can take it to a whole new level of chic, glamorous and sophistication. Definitely invest in a fun colour or printed pair of heels to add spark to a simple yet chic outfit. Take some inspro from below. xx
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We are jumping for joy at Daily Style HQ, black and white block colouring is making its way back this winter. At the start of every season, mainly Autumn and Winter all the designers and fashion magazines tell us all about the new colours that we must be wearing this season, trying to push black and white to the back of our wardobes. This season it started with grey, all fifty shades of it, then mulberry, next came along camel hues. Now you will start seeing block black and white hitting the shelves again.
These two colours are not only the base of our wardrobes, but basically 90% of our clothing is either black or white, if not black and white striped (we love stripes). Black and white is the most true and tried colour combination, it is simple, crisp, polished and very chic.
What do you think of this classic colour combo? Check out these great peices from Witchery and more style inspro below.
Bold Stripe Wrap Dress
Colour Block Tee
Striped Flute Skirt
More inspro below
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black and white outfits
We all know that layering is the key to warmth in the colder months. By adding leggings / stockings, vest, jacket, beanie, hat or scarf we can keep the chilly winds at bay.
I love the look of a shirt with a knit over the top or even a long lined waterfall cardigan with a vest. Who doesn’t love the look of warmth! Coming into the coldest part of the year – we need to make sure our wardrobe has the versatility and warmth we require. There is some key points to remember when layering in the colder months, you are concerned that you’re going to look huge from all the layering (I guarantee that you won’t – its a misconception, by using thin wool knits you will look great)
Our top tips are:
- Start with a basic thin lightweight top or shirt (striped long sleeve or chambray shirt are our favs)
- The next layer is to be a lightweight soft knit cardigan or sweater.
- Then add your jacket or vest (puffer or faux fur)
- A scarf and a hat – will work well, maybe even some gloves if its really cold.
- Then add a hero accessories to tie it all in.
Would love to know your secrets to staying warm this winter. xx
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