Our Favourite Tran Seasonal Piece

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.

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Shopping your wardrobe

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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Accessories, accessories, accessories

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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It’s Black, It’s White

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.

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More inspro below

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Winter Layering Made Easy

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:

  1. Start with a basic thin lightweight top or shirt (striped long sleeve or chambray shirt are our favs)
  2. The next layer is to be a lightweight soft knit cardigan or sweater.
  3. Then add your  jacket or vest (puffer or faux fur)
  4. A scarf and a hat – will work well, maybe even some gloves if its really cold.
  5. 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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Loving Ankle Boots

We are so loving the ankle boot right now (actually since a few seasons ago). They are easy to wear, keep your feet warm and look great. They can and do have a bad rap for making feet look chunky,as they can cut off your legs right above the ankles, if not worn well…….but we have some tips to make sure that isn’t the case.

If your wearing ankle boots with skinny jeans, you should try rolling the jeans under or even half cuffing (a slight roll) them up, it  looks effortless but very on trend. Showing a touch of skin breaks the line of the boot,  flattering your silhouette. Also the cut of the boot should come just above the ankle, and be significantly wider than your legs to avoid them looking “stumpy”.

When you want to lengthen the look of your legs – match the colour of your pants to your boot colour. Nothing beats a bit of black on black. Dresses and ankle boots work too – using the same tip as above in the cooler months, try wearing some black opaque tights with your black booties. Take a look at some inspro below – all of these looks are easy to pull off, you just need to give them ago.

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 How are you going to wear yours?

Winter Style Needs

We had so much feedback from our last post “Being a Sports Mum”  and we also had plenty of readers asking what do we think are the key winter pieces needed to pull those looks together. Well we have done some research and come up with our own must have pieces needed for winter mornings of sport and casual weekend outings for all you mums out there. With the pieces listed you can start to create a capsule wardrobe, which is a great starting point for all of our wardrobes needs.  With this list you will definitely be able to go from Saturday Sports Mum to Saturday night with the girls or date night – just by changing up the shoes and adding some accessories.

Daily Styles Winter Luxe List:

  1. Leather or leather insert Ponte pants
  2. Anorak Jacket – ( we love a Khaki coloured one)
  3. Waterfall or chunky cardigan
  4. Striped long sleeve top
  5. Chambray Shirt
  6. Harem / Slouch Track pants
  7. Grey tee
  8. Ankle Boots
  9. Leather sneakers
  10. Long sleeve knit ( I love the ones from Witchery with zips)

These items thrown in with other essentials that you more than likely have (jeans, ballet flats, white silk shirt, blazer, scarfs, black and leopard print heels etc) are all the items required for one chic mumma! Now start creating your own chic look.

 

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