Vacation Time…..

It seems everyone is writing posts about what they are packing on their trips away….well I am going to jump on board! I am heading off to Italy next week for 3 beautiful glorious weeks. I’ll be in my families village for my cousins wedding, which is south of Rome right near Naples, then heading back to Rome and onto Nice. My suitcase needs to be filled with easy, casual summer clothes that can take me from the beach, to the shops then off to dinner.

We have previously touched on capsules wardrobes, well I am going to need a capsule suitcase. Where else would I find all the right ideas and inspiration needed for this task, but Pinterest. I have been scrolling through and pinning like a crazy women, but have found all the inspro I required.

First thing I had to decide was a colour scheme, I have chosen a colour palette of – Black, white, Navy & Grey – and then throwing in shoes, bags & accessories to change up the outfit looks. Everything that I pack has to be able to be worn together (mix & match), and by keeping to a pretty neutral colour scheme Ill be able to achieve this. I am hoping to pack as little as possible, because we all know you have to have a little shop when on holidays! Cant wait to show you all what I am packing….

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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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Bold Stripe Wrap Dress

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Striped Flute Skirt

More inspro below

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(All images are sourced via Pinterest)

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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?

Being a sports mum

Is hard work! Both my boys play sport and we have training on most week nights and then games on the weekend. I am constantly on the hunt for easy,casual, comfortable but stylish clothes and outfits to wear. I love plain t-shirts, jeans, sneakers or flats and a cardi – this usually works well and is easy enough to change the look of with a different scarf, cardigan or another accessory. I have been eyeing off some harem pants from Seed, but not sure if I am ready to give them a go. Come winter cold raining mornings…..ill be honest – i do just wear track pants, a jacket and sneakers….some mornings are just too hard. I would love to hear about what you guys wear for all the kids extra curriculum activities.

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Camel Hues

The camel trench is an all time signature statement piece, it comes back every Autumn and Winter. That’s because the colour camel is actually a classic neutral. Like Black, Camel can be worn with basically any shade and If you are looking to warm up all that black in your wardrobe, camel is a great shade to add.

It’s a classic, neutral colour that adds a bit of luxe sophistication to any outfit. It brings your casual outfit to a whole new chic level. It’s rich looking, a perfect shade for autumn and a very versatile neutral for any working wardrobe no matter what your style is.

Just like Grey, Khaki and Navy – Camel is the new colour to get into your wardrobe this season!

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Summer Dressing with Shorts

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, that I am more of a shorts person that a dress type of gal, even though I have purchased two dresses in the past month…(shh don’t tell Scott). Shorts for me work better with my lifestyle and body shape. I have two sports obsessed boys who I am either playing some one on one basketball with or kicking the footy – shorts work better for both.

Lets move out of those pants this summer and shine some sun onto those legs. Though take some points into consideration;

Make sure the shorts your wearing or buying are right for your body shape.

  • Consider your height, longer shorts create the impression of shorter legs, while shorter shorts lengthen the leg, giving the impression of height.
  • Look for shorts that have clean, straight lines. The large pockets on cargo pockets tend to draw attention to your hips and thighs. Instead, opt for shorts in fun bright colours, or a print. Dark-coloured shorts are also slimming and can look both casual and sophisticated paired with the right shoes.
  • Nothing but your legs should be sticking out from the bottom of your shorts. This goes for the pockets of jean shorts, underwear, and anything else your shorts cover. Once you’ve hit the big 3-0, cut back on embellishments and short short hemlines. Look to structured lines to polish your look. In your 40s+ Reach for longer lengths and tailored detailing for a chic sophisticated look.

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