With so many varieties of new shoe styles and trends coming up each year, modern women are spoilt for choice when it comes to which of them to adopt for that elegant professional look in the office. So, we decided to compile a list of 6 of the most fashionable shoes to wear in the workplace. Doesn’t matter whether your office is casual or more dressed up, you’re sure to find a style that will suit your taste!
Kitten heels are a very comfy alternative to sky-high stilettos. Just confidently strut your way through to your workplace in these mini-heels feeling oh so relaxed because they really are so damn comfortable! And remember to balance out your elegance in looks with an extra special number on top, perhaps a studded blazer.
These are some of the most elegant flats you can ever wear to work. The Oxfords’ lace-up detail completely feminizes these menswear look-alikes. Their elegance on you is all in the detail, ladies. Cut-outs, tuxedo coloured heels, metal cap-toes… With Oxfords, uniqueness matters, so don’t grab the safe plain brown pair your always buy, be a bit more adventurous with either the colour or the details.
Your pair of pumps are a classic. Some would argue not the perfect footwear for the office, but with the new designs coming through this season, this is an old train of thought. Some of the popular alternatives include the nude, patent and black. These go with sleek slacks, tights and a knee length dress to complete your impressive stride to the office.
You can wear your sling-backs any time you want: daily, to church, to your workplace, etc. Their detail adds some extra lady-like touch to the already fashion-forward sling-backs.
Typically, wedges are a more stable and comfy version of classic heels. With these, you are able to own your look and make a real fashion statement even in the office without sacrificing comfort; which after a hard day’s work, your feet will thank you for!
With the most dainty and totally feminine elegance, ankle-strap heels add an understated comfortability to jeans and t-shirts or any of your favourite LBD. Ankle straps are open-toe-style shoes that are the most acceptable at the office. Great spring and summer option, prepare yourself to see an explosion of ankle strap shoes hit Australian offices very soon!
So my fellow fashionistas, what is your favourite shoe style to don to work? Leave your comments, opinions and ideas below or let me know on Facebook.
It’s the time of the year for you to start looking to freshen up your autumn wardrobe by adding a cropped jacket to your collection. Cropped jackets are not just the latest style staple but are also a massive trend piece being worn by celebs and music stars the world over.
You can get a completely unique look by wearing rocking one of these bad boys, no matter which styling technique you follow. If you have decided to include a number of cropped jackets in your closet, then you need to follow certain guidelines. First, you need to check out which cropped jacket style is popular nowadays and whether the cropped jacket in question will suit you according to your body shape.
Cropped jackets are always popular as they are a mix between the formal and the casual. In case your wardrobe is full with numerous boring and safe cardigans then there really is no doubt that a cropped jacket is something that you should consider investing in. Cropped jackets are versatile as they can be worn with variety of dresses from casual to formal displaying an entirely different attitude depending on what they’re paired with.
Cropped jackets are designed by all the famous designers you can think of such as Haider Ackermann, Dsquared2, Anthony Vaccarello, Emporio Armani and Roberto Cavalli just to name a few. As you know there are a large number of cropped jackets available in the market so choosing the right jacket according to your shape and size is essential.
A cropped jacket can be easily styled in several ways. This piece outerwear can offer a bold look when you will wear it with pair of denims and a crop top. One of the more interesting things about these jackets is that you can remain enclosed by pairing it with a high waist midi skirt and tucked in shirt. Cropped jackets are available in different shapes and in a variety of materials from wool blends to lightweight cotton and linen to complete your look.
Some of the cropped jackets come with buttons and gold braiding. In these types of jackets, the front is enclosed with gold ornamental trim. You can combine this jacket with slim shaped high waisted jeans. It will also be interesting for you to know that you can team up your military inspired jacket with a number of vintage levi’s for a classic season and trend proof look.You can also add a touch of glamour to your appearance for a Saturday night by pairing your jacket with heels.
Hopefully now you have a bit of an idea on how to work the cropped jacket style into your wardrobe. If you’ve got any other tips or tricks on how you style your look tag us on Facebook, we’d love to see!
The apr?s ski scene has surpassed the action on the slopes in many ski towns in recent seasons with resorts such as Aspen even holding their own fashion week! You dont want to be the only one on the mountain rocking your ski boots at the bar after the lifts have closed for the day. Theyre not just wet (and possibly stinky), but with the doorman of some bars bearing a resemblance to Milans fashion police, you just might get turned away at the door!
Whether youre an avid skiier, or a snowboarding queen, theres some after snow essentials and tips that every snow bunny should follow when packing for their ski trip.
Knitted Jumpers- A simple cashmere wool sweater will provide you with a warm soft touch. Simple knitted patterns are always well received, while the more sporty types can add a splash of colour with some of the simple block colour items from brands like Quiksilver and Betty Rides. When sizing up your knits, make sure they are slim fitting so they will be comfortable to wear under your jacket.
Snow Boots These snow ready boots are a must have for any mountain goer. Their practicality alone makes them a worthwhile benefit. Normal shoes will have you slipping and sliding in a not so graceful fashion and chances are they wont be very waterproof either. So to avoid suffering from frostbitten toes invest in a pair of styled up apres boots. Most snow boot brands like XTM, Khombu, and Attiba come faux fur lined with some added fur flair on top. Easily stylish enough to match your chic outfit.
Sunglasses Another essential, especially if spring skiing is on the cards. The UV conditions atop a mountain are alot stronger than at sea level so sun safety is paramount. Snow blindness is a real thing and can leave your eyes irreparably damaged. If youre out on the slopes on a bluebird day, be sure to cover any bar skin or at the very least whack on some sunscreen. From a fashion perspective, the skiing crowd tends to go for big, over the top lenses and frames, so pick yourself up a pair of show-off sunnies and youll fit right in.
Spa Attire The chances of kicking back in a Jacuzzi on a ski hill nowadays can almost be guaranteed. Most ski lodges will have their own private spas or at the very least a communal one. If you fancy getting hot and steamy with your friends, dont kick it off to quickly by rocking your bra and panties, unless thats your end game.
Headwear Just as important as having the right footwear for the snow, the same can be said about your choice of headwear. If your skiing or snowboarding, play it safe and wear a helmet, its not worth the risk! For other times, a cute beanie with pom-poms and wild colours offer a chance to break up your monochrome or block colour look.
Gloves Personally, I always choose practicality over style when it comes to gloves because cold hands is one of my pet hates. If this sounds like you opt for woolen mittens for your apres adventures as they tend to do the trick better than the fancier option of leather gloves. Although their are a range of lined leather gloves on offer that you may prefer if you have to stick with style.
Never underestimate the styles of a ski hill. The apres scene is extremely varied and differs from ski town to ski town. Some mountains are all about the snow while others boast an air of pretentiousness towards accepted dress. Dont get caught out, pack for every occasion!
Scarves are a mainstay fashion item during the colder months in European countries but are often an overlooked accessory by Australian women. Albeit, the temperatures arent often (if ever) dropping into the negatives, but this doesnt mean you cant use the colder change in the air to bring a bit of style to your winter get up.
Chances are your winter jackets are your typical black, chocolate, and tan colours not offering much in the way of individuality. The only differences between you and Sally in accounting is that your rocking a peacoat and she has a blazer, both in black and both beautiful coats but nothing out of the ordinary.
Enter the perhaps colourful, and always stylish pashmina. Traditionally made from cashmere wool, but sometimes intertwined with silk or cotton, these beautiful scarves can be traced back to humble beginnings on the Indian sub continent, where the English merchants would snap them up and bring them back to the aristocratic trend setters of mother England, touting the beauty and practicality of their fine garments.
Nowadays youre not going to have to travel across the ocean into the depths of Indias garment district to find one, with all the major department stores and are huge array of online stores stocking these colourful wardrobe additions. We found the most beautiful range of fashion for over 50 women by simply clicking our mouse! beautifully colored kaftans, dresses and scarves, all handmade.
Match your scarf with your nail polish and heels for some coordinated highlights that will suit any outfit. This combination technique works well with both ends of the colour spectrum providing a classic, refined look when using dark browns and neutral colours, or creating a instantly recognizable flair when using pinks, reds, and greens. However we do advise caution when going bright, you want to make sure your outfit matches your mood or you might feel a bit disheartened by all the looks you are getting. Feeling confident? Break our the bright colours!
Textures can also come into play here, moving away from the traditional pashmina weave to a hand knitted, fluffy scarf can be a nice and practical fashion item. If you have blonde hair, a brown jacket with a white soft knitted scarf popping out of the top of your coat would look angelic. All you would need is a dusting of snow!
Whether you choose bright or neutral, textured or more traditional weaves, try experimenting with some different scarves this winter and bring a little bit of that European sophistication to the Aussie winter.
It does not matter what age you are; there is a always fresh new style for that retains the ability to make anyone both look and feel good. This is especially true in the fashion world when it comes to eyewear. Though finding the right pair of glasses may be challenging, once you land upon your treasured look you will be pleased you made the effort.
For all the older women out there who are currently wearing glasses, I am here to tell you that you are not resigned to wearing bifocal glasses that hang from chains wrapped loosely around your neck; and you most certainly do not have to wear the same pair of retro eyeglasses you purchased a few decades ago. I encourage you to do quite the opposite and instead, take the time to find a fashionable new frame that fits you the best. After all, eyewear is one of the greatest ways to knock a few years off your age, so why not start shopping for a chic new frame today? You can even shop from the comforts of your home today by browsing various eyewear retailer websites online. One of greatest aspects about our world today is that we now have the ability to not only purchase eyeglasses online from shops like http://www.dharmaco.com/, but to also try on as many styles as we desire with virtual-try-on software. In addition, a lot of online eyewear stores offer each consumer an opportunity to test out their favorite frames with home-try-on services.
The key is to find a pair that makes you look and feel younger and more vibrant. This article is dedicated to all the beautiful older women out there who are desperately eager to trade in their old eyeglasses for a newer and fresher look. First of all, I will begin by stating that black eyeglass frames look good on everyone. In fact, they are often called the little black dress in the world of designer eyewear. In other words, selecting a solid black frame that fits the shape of your face will look good on you no matter what. This style can make you look classy, sophisticated, and fashionable. Even if you do not consider yourself to be an ultra fashionista, your black frames will state otherwise. Just make sure to select a pair that is complementary to your personal style and the shape of your face, and to wear a minimal amount of accessory so you dont look overdone.
Remember ladies, if eyewear is a part of your everyday wardrobe, then its safe to consider it your greatest fashion accessory. After all, would you wear the same pair of earrings every day? No way! So do yourself a favor and invest a few pairs of frames that complement your personal style. One author wrote a book about eyewear, and how it can be used to shave a few years off your age. In it she recommends the following three tips: purchase a pair for your workday, another for your evening outings, and another for weekend rendezvous. Investing in multiple pairs of frames is a great way to transform your look throughout the week, or in any given moment, which is perfect for us ladies who love to mix it up. Another key piece of advice when selecting eyeglasses is to take the following three things into consideration: the shape of your face, the color of your hair, and your personality. Eyewear, as mentioned earlier, is considered to be one of the most fashionable accessories, and that is why it is important to search for styles that complement your appearance and your personality.
It is coming, and there is not stopping it.
Already our most loved fashion franchises are slowly introducing these gelatinous vinyl fashion items
Im talking plastic, jelly, vinyl, latex, rubber, PVC Fab or drab? Thats debatable.
We have seen the re-introduction of jelly sandals -the ones we loved so much as a child because they looked like jelly beans on our feet We have seen the plastic twin of our commonly worn ballet flats We have seen thongs no longer in matte rubber but a glossy, firm, glazed plastic
Whats next? You ask
Either way, whether youre a lover or a hater, prepare yourselves; because PVC will take over the fashion world this summer like never before -according to vogue and recent trends. Bright, bold, glossy, futuristic, sometimes transparent. This sensation is loved by some, hated by others. It looks like candy, defends against the rain, and makes you feel as if you are stuck in a giant cup of wobbly jelly. It can be fun and high fashion or shamefully tacky, depending on how you wear it So how do you wear it? -How on earth can a fully grown woman pull off a look reminiscent to the plastic ghosts of her childhood jelly bean sandals?
This article brings you the Whats Hotand Whats Notof the controversial PVC fashion era.
Whats Hot and Whats Not
Before you even attempt squeezing into some skin-tight latex leggings, know that it will be difficult to get on and even harder to take off Especially after all that sweat has accumulated in there and starts acting like a suction To avoid this, try using some talcum or baby powder to mattify your skin. Plastic does not let your skin breathe so know that wearing jelly sandals aint so hot if your feet start sweating and the clear plastic lining starts fogging up Powder is your friend girl, as are socks/stockings. -But whatever you do, do not try wearing socks with your glossy plastic thongs lest you want to end up looking like an outdated-fashion confused grandma
PVC pencil skirts are all the rage in hollywood with Rita Ora and Kim Kardashian as two examples of fashion icons rocking the look. Both girls paired their slick skirts with a simple loose fitting top, strappy heels and minimal jewellery. Summer is also the perfect time to show off the shape of your booty and legs that youve been working all season long toward. Latex leggings are, as quoted by some, a corset for your legs,so even if you havent been working out, fear not, latex gets the job done.
For a daring, wet, slick look resembling mermaid meets high fashion model, work bright block-coloured under-garments beneath glossy clear plastics paired with a perfectly pulled-back high pony tail, glossy lips, dewy foundation and shimmery eyes. Lengthen your legs with shiny pumps and keep the jewellery minimal to really let your clothes talk. Candy-like nails wont go amiss either.
If you arent quite so daring and still dont know whether you even like PVC in the slightest, ease into it by experimenting with a single piece of plastic goodness, be it latex leggings, jelly shoes or a PVC skirt paired with a loose-fitting white top, chunky shoes or sleek pumps. Start yourself off with the more opaque colours, neutral tones, or simply black, as they are more subtle and not so in-your-face bold. With this look your hair can be kept messy-chic and your makeup natural with maybe a bold lip colour.
Denim and PVC or knitwear and PVC can end in either beauty or disaster. Remember that the plastic is the centre of attention and where all the colour attention is; your other items are mere complements -think neutral, white or black. You definitely do not want a clash of colours and textures! Dont forget that PVC can stand alone without jewellery, so be careful not to overdo things. Plastic can also look cheap, therefore all other elements must be made to look expensive,and as mentioned multiple times earlier, you can achieve this by keeping it clean and simple.
Good luck and be bold. Summer is coming.
Bohemian fashion: the expression of a free spirit. With gypsy roots, a hippy feel and an alternative avant-garde, almost rebel style. The non-conformists of society, the dreamers and lovers of art, the free spirited individuals who immerse themselves in music, poetry, words, paint, song, nature, life Liberal, creative and exceeding the boundaries of mundane existence. Boho fashion allows you to explore your art-curious side, express your carefree nature and whimsical thoughts rather than being bound by the ever-changing demands of fashion.
Make your energy felt through a magical collection featuring flowing, caressing materials that resemble gentle, sensual, amorphous waves and crochet garments -a timeless style of intertwining material symbolising connectivity between elements.. Complete the look and go further with embellishments: light and dainty flowers and feathers, wild wrap-arounds, cool and sleek metals, both rough and smooth stones, musically murky yet clear crystals, string, wood, bone, denim, cotton, leather and quirky trinkets Close to earth, yet out of this world.
The Freedom State is just this, a metaphorical space that breathes life into the materials you adorn your physical self with and attend to your free nature with, by capturing the smell of grass, fallen leaves and sunshine; the touch of a gentle breeze, the flow of trickling water, the lightness of a feather and the magic of the earth in your clothes and accessories. Dont hide behind your closet. Be with it. Express yourself. Comfort and fashion actually can go hand in hand, just as the mind and body are connected by your free spirit.
Boho is not about fitting the ephemeral current trends or being a slave to fashion; it is more than viewing clothes and accessories as mere materials, as items you simply wear. It is about discovering your free nature and transforming your closet into a place of art, consisting of unique pieces to express your creativity and individuality by taking snippets of history, living in the moment and evolving with time through an amaranthine style that answers the call of your soul. If this is you, a girl with sensitivities to the world around her, a passion for being, living, transcending and creating A girl who wants to express herself through a fashion that allows her to be unique, expressive and look amazing whilst feeling like youre walking on a cloud then The Freedom State is the place to be. Whether you want to go urban-grunge, gothic-fairy or country-pixie, The Freedom State has boho clothing that will cater for your unique free spirit needs.
If boho is new to you, and you dont know how to get the look,then do not fear, there is no right or wrong. Stepping into the unknown can ignite both excitement and trepidation simultaneously. Play, create and explore with colours -be bold, be adventurous, do not be afraid. If you want pale lips like pearls, go with a gentle creamy nude colour paired with a shimmery dust, or if you want the opposite try dark cherry lips, maybe even a bubble gum blue! Face the world bare-faced, or with shimmery eyes, or smokey eyes, or eyes the colour of peacock feathers. The boho look is not just one style or one look, it is everything you want it to be Go barefoot, wear wrap-around leather sandals, or steal-capped boots if you prefer! Cover your fingers in chunky rings with cuts of crystals and stones; wrap daisy chains, feathers and leaves in your hair -be it aperch a fluffy nest of unbrushed hair, or plaited into messy braids. Don crotched dresses, soft cottony shawls, ripped denim overalls, felt hats and all explore patterns and textures -explore your free spirit. The Freedom State is not just an online shop, its a place of inspiration, DIY tips, gorgeous photos, people, music, art, happenings and events. Check out their blog for the latest bohemian clothing trends.