Category Archives: LATEST TRENDS

THE LATEST MUST HAVE BAG

” What’s the latest must have bag for the season?”

At STYLED BY JADE we love a statement handbag. It’s a crucial accessory to compliment your outfit. With the right bag you can make an impressive style statement.
 
Choosing a handbag for the right outfit and the right occasion can be overwhelming with so many handbag styles and shapes on offer. It is important to differentiate between a day bag and an evening bag and to correctly coordinate the right bag to the right outfit to avoid a mismatch in styles.
 
We have put together the ultimate spring/summer handbag trends for all occasions .
 
This season we are seeing wicker and basket bags, micro bags, metallic bags, snake skin bags, drawstring bags, floral bags, backpacks and of course not to be forgotten the revival of the fanny pack. 
Nicole xo
 
 

KIMONO TREND

Create high drama to your outfit this season with a silky, lightweight floral Kimono. This charming Japanese inspired trend is so chic and feminine.
 
A kimino adds just the right amount of coverage without causing you to overheat in our hot Aussie sun and provides the perfect amount of sun protection.
 
Short, long, with long bellowing sleeves, the Kimono can be left open flowing over swimwear, denim shorts and a tee or done up around the waist like a dress. The kimono is the must-have addition to update your summer 2017 wardrobe. 
 
Nicole xo
 

OVERSIZED FASHION

The oversized fashion trend…

This season we are seeing no shortage of the oversized fashion trend in dresses, pants and shirts. This trend is not for everyone and can make you look completely overwhelmed. 

At STYLED BY JADE we recommend creating your oversized statement with one oversized piece per outfit. Oversized garments are not traditionally figure flattering, so pair your oversized piece back with well fitted garments to create balance and a more shapely silhouette keeping your look effortlessly chic.

Let’s take a look at some of our favourite celebrity  looks. 

Nicole xo

 

 

KITTEN HEEL COMBACK

It’s a welcome comeback to this seasons must-have shoe, the kitten heel.  Push those sky high stilettos to the back of the wardrobe and say hello to style and comfort.

The kitten heel has made a major appearance strutting down the catwalks at this seasons spring/summer fashion shows. Leading the pack were Dior, Celine and Gucci with this vintage feminine look. 

Embrace the kitten heel that is heavily embellished, metallic or a block colour. This look is complete with a sling back or a pointed toe. Your feet will be delighted with your pretty and practical choice.

Here are some of our favourites for the season.

Nicole xo 

THE DECONSTRUCTED SHIRT…

A trend we are loving right now is the deconstructed shirt. A deconstructed shirt is an effortlessly chic button down shirt modernised with a sexy feminine twist.

A modern deconstructed shirt is a staple for this season.  Elaborate oversized sleeves, backless cut-outs, asymmetrical hems, off the shoulder layers, wrap arounds and ruffles are all leading the way in street style fashion.

Team your shirt with denim shorts, a denim skirt or a frayed cigarette leg denim pant.  Add a sneaky heel to glamorise the look or go for a casual sport luxe sneaker.

Nicole xo

FLORAL AFFAIR

With spring in full bloom, we have seen the runway rebirth of 80’s inspired glam silhouettes. Spring/Summer 2017 is filled with refreshing fun floral summer prints.

Floral designs and motifs are endless on all garments whether it be embroidered, embossed, lace or printed. Be adventurous and mix textures. The bolder and more dramatic this season the better.

For this seasons ultimate look invest in big, bright, bold floral blooms from head to toe. Yes, that includes matching your footwear to your outfit. Have fun in this seasons upbeat and energetic look.

Here are some of our favourite bold runway looks.

Nicole xo

 

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!