Category Archives: LATEST TRENDS

EMMY AWARDS 2017…best dressed on the red carpet.

With the worlds eyes on Hollywood’s elite gracing the Red Carpet in their exclusive haute couture gowns, last night marked the 69th Annual Emmy Awards 2017. This is one of televisions and fashions biggest night of nights, bringing out the most breathtaking and outrageous fashion and beauty looks of the year.

Brands such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci and Calvin Klein were highly visible on the Red Carpet. The Emmys Red Carpet also made way for new comer designers to showcase their talents. As fashion devotees, Jade and I are hooked on the incredible fashion.

The biggest trends dominating the Red Carpet this year were deep plunging necklines, one shoulder silhouettes, fishtails, metallics, velvet, tulle, sequins, sleeves details, feathers, belts, cut-outs and voluminous skirts. 

Take a look at who made our Best Dressed list from the Red Carpet at this years Emmy Awards this year.

Nicole xo

 

ROMANTIC RUFFLES

It’s all about feminine ruffles this Spring/Summer 2017 for us girls.  Ruffles are a great way to create a dramatic on trend look. You will love the fun and flirty ruffled collars, sleeves, hemlines and all over layers and layers of flouncy garments on offer this season.

Make your presence known with this girly and romantic trend. Ruffles create a playful eye catching feel adding glamour, movement and dimension to your look. At STYLED BY JADE, we love the revival of this 80s trend.

When pairing your frills keep it simple with clean cut pieces to keep your look elegant and balanced. We recommend when wearing ruffles keep your accessories to a minimum to avoid  overloading your outfit. 

Nicole xo

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PREPARING FOR POLO IN THE CITY SYDNEY 2016

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It’s that gorgeous time of the year again, where the well known prestigious event is only days away… POLO IN THE CITY SYDNEY 2016!

I am so thrilled to be attending LANDROVER POLO IN THE CITY  Sydney this year, as a VIP Media Guest again… and of course the first thing that came to mind, is ‘What will I wear?’

POLO FASHION, is the ever so glamorous and chic sister to Racing Fashion and the approach of what to wear, should be the same.

FOR THE LADIES…
Think understated elegance, with delicate fabrics and styles.
Lace in ivory, cream or neutral colours, pops of colour and prints, and a touch of monochrome are some of the go to options.

STYLES CAN INCLUDE… soft tailored lines, playsuits, jumpsuits, long gorgeous printed maxi dresses, an easy shift dress, a boho inspired, off the shoulder top and maxi skirt and of course, lets not forget the pant of the season.. a gorgeous delicate culotte!
Polo Fashion, is all about comfort but that shouldn’t affect the glamour!

SHOES…
Polo is NOT the day, to be wearing your latest stiletto purchase. So please opt for a gorgeous leather sandal, comfortable wedge or chunky heel option.

ACCESSORIES…
Sunglasses and a decent size handbag is a MUST…Head wear is not paramount, however a wide brim hat will not only protect you from a day in the sun, but also add some glamour to your outfit! Please NO fascinators!
Jewellery should be complementary to your gorgeous day outfit. Thin delicate pieces, in rose gold, gold or silver are a fashion must have at the moment. However if you’re drawn to more of a statement piece, then opt for it in either gorgeous silver, gold. stones or pops of colour and leave the sparkly diamonte statements pieces at home.

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HAIR AND MAKEUP… 
Hair and makeup should be kept natural, but a pop of lip colour can never go astray!

FOR THE MEN…
Just like the ladies, Polo Fashion for men should be approached in the same way! A smart casual look is essential, there is no need to suit up!
The Polo is an opportunity to show off a little more of your personality. Have fun with pops of colour, print on print and add a point of difference.

STYLES CAN INCLUDE… A coloured printed shirt, or pop of colour, tailored pant, chino pants or shorts are a great option. A blazer with a stylish pocket square, is always a great way to complete an outfit. But please keep in mind the weather, if it’s going to be too hot, a shirt is suffice.
There is no requirements to wear a tie, but if you prefer the look then go ahead. A bow tie could always be fun too!

SHOES… 
Smart leather or suede brogues or loafers are a great choice, or a leather boat shoe. Please do not wear thongs!

ACCESSORIES…
Once again, sunglasses should be a must. And for the men wanting that added protection or style, a woven or felt fedora, is a great addition!

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Here’s some fashion inspiration from last year.. 

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SHOE TRENDS FOR SPRING SUMMER 2016…

Shoe lovers rejoice…I’ve rounded up the some of the best Spring Summer 2016 shoe trends from the Fashion Week runways, just for you. From sneakers to block heels, slides, pointed flats and of course, sandals, it’s all here…

ON POINT
Embrace the flat of the season, the pointed flat!
The Spring/Summer shoe trends bring a bunch of flat looks for fans of comport and femininity combined. Pointed toe shoes are a flawless way to add sophistication to any outfit.
The perfect mix of comfort and style, a pointy toe flat is a great choice for a casual ensemble, work outfit or even for a night out.

SLIDES
Available in both closed in toe, or open toe.. This is an easy ‘go to’ shoe for Spring Summer. Team it back with a smart casual outfit, for a more conservative look, put your fav high heeled version with your party dress or wear a open toe pair on weekends with boyfriend jeans and your favourite white t-shirt… for the effortless chic look!

STREET SNEAKERS
Possibly the most common look on the runway for the Spring Summer, is the pair of laced up sneakers. Sneakers are here to stay, but who says they have to be plain white? Get excited with a colored trainer, leopard print or a metallic pair…. An easy way to add that sport lux feel to any outfit!!

GLADIATORS
The Roman-esque sandal is not going anywhere for spring, and this season, they are taking lengths to another level!
Team them back with a gorgeous boho inspired dress, or relaxed playsuit and you have the perfect Summer Sunset outfit!

BLOCK HEELS
Chunky block heels ruled the runway, which are not only on-trend but also comfortable…. The block heel, the ’90s favourite finally making a comeback and giving your summer sandals a little lift.
Whether worn to work with cropped trousers or bare-legged with a slinky slip dress, the style is incredibly chic. Plus, there’s the whole comfort factor these shoes might be high, but they’re a whole lot more sensible than your thin stilettos. Happy feet all round!

 

 

THE TAILORED SUIT

What’s on trend for women, this Autumn / Winter?

Autumn is definitely on our door step, as the first drop of Autumn fashion has already hit the stores!! I KNOW!!
I’m still holding on to Summer, as I feel like I blinked and it’s gone!

It’s that time of year, where we’re not sure if it’s going to be a hot day, or a wet one.. but I want to share some trends to look out for, so your wardrobe can be ready for those cooler days!

THE TAILORED SUIT The tailored suit is one of the biggest trends this season.. if you work in an office or not!! It’s also an option for an after five outfit, special occasion, or just out to dinner. However this season, we are seeing it with a bit of a twist as well… yes it can be feminine and structured, but the Androgynous version is still just as strong!! Think Men’s tailoring for Women! Longer line jackets, slim ling pants and take off your heels ladies, as this version is teamed back with brogues…

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AUTUMN / WINTER FASHION 2016

What’s on trend for women, this Autumn / Winter?

Autumn is definitely on our door step, as the first drop of Autumn fashion has already hit the stores!! I KNOW!!
I’m still holding on to Summer, as I feel like I blinked and it’s gone!

It’s that time of year, where we’re not sure if it’s going to be a hot day, or a wet one.. but I want to share some trends to look out for, so your wardrobe can be ready for those cooler days!

GREY’S AND NEUTRALS  If you prefer NOT to wear black and prefer a more subtle look, then this is for you!

At the moment, there is a sea of grey and neutral tones in nearly every store… and it’s been used as a complete colour palette. Grey on grey or oatmeal and camel teamed back with white… the palette is very muted and easy to wear, with the use of different textures and fabrics giving it appeal.
Coats, big chunky knits,  fine laying tops teamed back with denim and tailored pants/skirts…..and no sign of black!!

I may actually even adopt this trend this season, as I’m drawn to the grey on grey look!!!

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THE WINTER COAT | THE MUST HAVE FOR MEN

Adding the must have piece, into your Winter wardrobe!

The wool coat is one of the most must have’s for  Winter this season, for both men and women. And this classic style is not just for your corporate look, but a great piece to be teamed back in your casual wardrobe.
The colours to look out for this season are, black, light grey and camel. Make sure you select the colour that most compliment’s your current wardrobe colour palette.

The winter coat will take you to the office, Monday to Friday and for play on the weekend!

Team it back with your classic tee’s, favourite jeans and sneakers for a more relaxed look.. or add your latest leather boots for a more smarter casual feel!

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DARK LIPS… The Autumn Winter trend for 2016

What’s the latest lip trend for the season?

Let’s face it… dark lips are all the rage for this Autumn/Winter. Although this new take on the gothic classic is a bit more romantic, it’s still a beauty look with impact, which means you want to get the look right.

Out with the conventional colors, lips are dark shades of Bordeaux, plum and deepest black.  In matte or iridescent, play it dramatic with a dark lip.

The best way to prepare your lips for wearing a dark color is to keep them in great shape, which means keeping them moisturized. A great lip balm is essential, but try to get one that’s not too glossy because if you use it as a base under the lip color, it’ll sheer the color out or cause it to slip past the lip line. Go for balms that are more matte, like Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. I use this balm a lot when using a dark lip colour, as the matt finish is perfect!

I personally love more of a merlot/cabernet purple based color on fair-to-medium skin. It gives a vintage, vampy, renaissance look. However, if your skin is more olive, go with more of a mahogany/terra cotta underlay to the color, like a deep burgundy. If you have very deep skin, I love the merlot color but try and mix in a very tiny amount of black or brown, to give the color depth and impact. It looks unbelievable on women with deep skin tones because their lips tend to be super dark, so by adding just a little black or dark brown you get a deeper look that helps their lips stand out more!

I started to play with dark shades last Winter and really loved the impact, however I also had Platinum blonde hair. So I will definitely have to see how the look goes this year, with my blue black hair…

Who’s already this new trend, or who will be adding this look to their go to look for Autumn Winter? x sbj

 

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CASUAL FRIDAY STYLE INSPIRATION

What should I wear to work, on Casual Friday?

I get allot of requests to teach my clients how to dress for Casual Friday, in the workplace!!

This subject is definitely dependent to your work place and the position you have. Obviously you have a higher role, such as a General Manager or CEO, I believe you should still wear very professional attire, with the option of a more relaxed feel. Keep in mind, that if you still have meetings with external clients, then you should definitely keep to your professional look!

However if you work in a more relaxed environment, then Casual Friday can definitely be incorporated in the work place.
Just keep in mind, Casual Friday is NOT an opportunity, to wear your latest ‘going out’ outfit!! You still want to keep a level of professionalism!

Here’s some examples of Casual Friday Style Inspiration outfits, for both Men and Women that have a more ‘Smart Casual’ feel to them.
If you feel you struggle to know what to wear to work on Casual Friday, please feel to share your questions below and I will share my reply’s. I would also love to see your ‘go to’ Casual Friday outfits!
x SBJ

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STYLE INSPIRATION FOR MEN | SPRING FASHION

How to look fresh for Summer…

LOVE this colour combination for Spring and the point of difference!

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MY FAV MALE STYLE ICON Nick Wooster never gets it wrong… classic with a point of difference….and of course a red belt!!

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Feeling the Monday Blues!!

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Love this image!! Navy, white and brown accessories… it’s all in the details!!

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Smart Casual for Spring… Denim, natural and white!!

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