With Fashion Week done and dusted for another season, it’s time to talk what’s new, exciting and on trend. Namely, we wanted to focus on the plethora of street style inspirations our instagram was flooded with.
Street style is everywhere. It’s cool, relaxed and a true celebration of tailoring, material and combination. Edge, unexpectedly high levels of sass and a sleek nonchalance are to be expected.
But what exactly is street style?
Street style, as the name suggests, has always been there. But it rose to prominence post World War II. An acceptance of different style and flaunting femininity or masculinity through androgynous tailoring is what we associate with street style. It’s a true celebration of quality materials and textures, and allows any style icon to be comfortable all day. Sneakers, asymmetry and unique tailored cuts are essential elements of street style.
So what went down at fashion week?
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was a true celebration of how Sydney, as a fashion conglomerate in its own right, displays street style reminiscent of what Sydney is – young, fresh and laidback. The vibe is moody, carefree and promotes true comfort whilst breaking fashion barriers. Wider framed aviator frames, the juxtaposition of leather and pale florals, bold and monotoned atheleisure and a celebration of tailoring that took frame and size to the limit were all on show this year:
styled by Salonee Goyal, curated by Simran Goyal
This week’s outfit draws on our favourite aspects of street style – mixing textures and size. We stayed true to our femininity by flaunting the sharpest aspects of the body. The look is clean, sharp and excessively cool in that effortless way. We amalgamated power suiting and street style to create a mixed look with cuffed trousers, an oversized vintage velvet blazer (sans top of course) to take control of the top, and finished the look with a biting pair of slingbacks.
blazer: boutique | pants: COCOC Australia | shoes: Corelli | belt: Oroton | earrings: Colette | sunglasses: Alex Perry | clutch: boutique | lipstick: Bite Beauty
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Stripes. Who doesn’t love a good striped garment? Stripes take us from day to night, they’re chic, wearable and make us look put together whether we’re running to the grocery store or running a meeting.
The beauty about wearing stripes is that there is no formula. There are considerations, yes, but stripes are so versatile that they flatter any figure. The two main considerations are stripe thickness and colour combination, to ensure you look flattering from all angles.
Length and fitting:
For the curvier ladies, choose a top with a tighter fit and a shorter length. We’re talking cropped tops or jumpers, or longer tops that tuck in neatly into skirts, pants or jeans.
Necklines are a personal preference. However, here’s a great guide that summarises the types of necklines that exist. Shop around and see what flatters your figure best!
ON THE BOTTOM:
Horizontal stripes on pants are pretty rare. Vertical stripes are definitely the more fitting of the two when it comes to styling pants. Fitting is essential to making stripes work for you down below:
If you do have a heavier bottom half or fuller thighs, go for trouser styled pants with a tailored finish. Culottes or straight trousers featuring a prominent dark stripe will create balance, especially if you have a narrower upper body.
Stripes on skirts can be vertical, horizontal, oblique or a mix of the three. With different cuts and styles, you can really get away with wearing stripes regardless of your figure. The main thing to consider is stripe direction, and skirt fitting:
Ladies with curvier bottom halves should gravitate for vertical or oblique stripes, to ensure they don’t overaccentuate the lovely curves they possess. If you have a narrow bottom half or a fuller stomach, you’re in luck because stripes in any direction will flatter your form!
As for fitting, curvier ladies should choose a skirt that doesn’t stick too much to their figure. Pencil skirts, a-line skirts or skirts following a mermaid silhouette are excellent choices. A tighter skirt should generally be paired with a thick dark stripes to ensure the attention is kept up top. This is easily attainable by wearing a belt.
On the other hand, women with straighter figures can wear any skirt. A striped skirt is perfect for bringing attention down below and making your figure look more balanced! For our gorgeous boss mums who might have a fuller stomach but shapely legs, definitely consider a skirt with a more flounced silhouette and avoid anything that is too snug on the stomach. After all, comfort is key!