Leather Pleated Skirt

Autumn Winter 17 Trends 101

It’s been a long, hot summer so it’s hard to imagine pulling out the flannelette jammies just yet but take a wander through your local shopping destination and fashion retailers’ windows are well and truly giving us the cues to start thinking about hot chocolatey beverages, ditching the razor for sin-masking opaque tights and, of course, layering up in the wardrobe department.

So, what’s on point for the Aussie woman’s winter wardrobe this year?

Red

Paint the town with THE colour of the season – from couture scarlet through to rust and barn door reds – choose a tone that will compliment your skin tone and hair colour and warm your cheeks on the coldest of days.

Shoes, trousers, trench coats, scarves, berets, handbags & lip colour– if it’s red of any description, it’s red hot.

Red Military Jacket

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Military

Command attention in military style jackets with sharp, tailored cuts, braiding, epaulettes and gold metal button features. Generous busted ladies – be wary of the double-breasted variety as this will give breadth and boxiness to the area you don’t want it. Slight padding in the shoulders will give a don’t-mess-with-me look and width to the shoulders to balance out a pear-shaped bod. Go black, army green or navy, trench length to the knee or mid-thigh or go AWOL and keep it short and sharp with a hip-bone or above hemline.

Leather, Lace & Lurex

Leather not only looks hot but it retains warmth. Stylish and functional. It’s a must-have in any woman’s wardrobe. Opt for a well cut, shapely jacket (nothing boxy) or if you’re game, straight leg, skinny or track pant style leather trousers are smoking hot. Don’t be afraid to spend a little to get the right garment, after all it’s classic and will pay you back by keeping you looking sharp for eons!

Team your leather with anything lace to keep it sweet.

Shimmery lurex has made a comeback, as featured on the runway by Chanel this season, particularly by way of dresses and jumpsuits.

Leather Pants and Bomber Jacket

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Bomber Jackets

Get your groove back with a funky little bomber jacket. Any fabric will do, but expect to see satin bomber jackets take flight. Team these with a casual pair of jeans with the odd rip or two and sneakers for street cred or a pencil skirt/tailored 7/8 length pant and heels for a fun evening look.

Pleats

Finger pleating continues to feature on the racks this season, namely the long line pleated skirt. Rock it in metallics (silver, pewter, rose or gold) or keep it balletic in pastels and nudes for a romantic, sweep-me-off-my-feet kind of vibe.

Pleated Skirt and Top

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Midnight Blue Velvet

Nothing screams royal more than velvet, especially in a midnight blue hue. Dresses, tailored pants and beautifully cut blazers (to go with said pants if you’re courageous enough…go on, do it!).

 

Crowd Red Carpet

The best dressed stars at the 2017 Oscars

The stars have pulled out all the stops for their last big event of the year – the 89th Academy Awards.

The 2017 Oscars was a gloriously glamorous one, with celebrities choosing some incredible gowns and suits for the event.

Curious to see what the stars wore this year? Check out our favourite looks below:

#NicoleKidman’s first step on the #Oscars red carpet

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@janellemonae’s first step on the #Oscars red carpet

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@therealoctaviaspencer’s first step on the #Oscars red carpet

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#RuthNegga’s first step on the #Oscars red carpet

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@busyphilipps and #MichelleWilliams’ first step on the #Oscars red carpet

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Rockin' Buy Me A Cameo tonight. ✨ @essiepolish #EssieLove #ad

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🎟 #Oscars

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Jennifer Lopez

The best looks from the Grammy Awards Red Carpet

The who’s who of the music industry have hit the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles – and they did not disappoint.

There were plenty of head turning looks, with Lady Gaga rocking a barely there goth ensemble, Jennifer Lopez opting for a gown with a super high split and Katy Perry barely recognisable with short blonde locks.

Take a look at our favourite outfits from the night below:

Are you watching the #GRAMMYs? Tune in to @cbstv to see @ladygaga perform with @metallica later tonight!

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@jlo is presenting tonight’s first GRAMMY winner! Watch now on @cbstv! #GRAMMYs

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@adele stuns on the #GRAMMYs red carpet! Congratulations on winning Best Pop Vocal Album for ’25!’

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The always stunning @katyperry on the #GRAMMYs red carpet. Be sure to watch her live performance @cbstv starting at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT!

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GRAMMY winner @johnlegend alongside his gorgeous wife @chrissyteigen! ❤️ if you can’t wait to his John Legend perform live at the #GRAMMYs

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@ddlovato looks incredible on the #GRAMMYs red carpet! Tune into @cbstv to watch her performance tonight!

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First-time GRAMMY nominees @blink182 are ready to rock the #GRAMMYs red carpet! 🤘

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Denzel Washington

The best red carpet looks from the SAG awards

Awards season is in full swing in Hollywood, with the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards underway at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Stars of both film and television really brought their style A-game to the red carpet.

Check out some of our favourite statement-making looks from the glitzy bash below:

#CoupleGoals 😍 #sagawards

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Here’s Meryl! #sagawards

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@chrissyteigen & @johnlegend know how to make an entrance. #sagawards

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Loving the gown, @tarajiphenson! @fencesmovie #sagawards

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Welcome to the red carpet, @milliebobby_brown! #sagawards

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@violadavis is here! @fencesmovie #sagawards

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Speechless, @kerrywashington. #sagawards

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The beautiful @angelasarafyan of @hbowestworld at the #sagawards #westworld

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Loving the color, @sophiabush! 😍 #sagawards

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Denzel Washington’s red carpet pose 👌 #sagawards

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Princess Polly 2016 fashion trends

Have your say on the hottest fashion trends of 2016

As good old Australia day draws closer, music lovers across the country are waiting to see who will take out Triple J’s annual Hottest 100.

With voting for the music countdown already closed,  Gold Coast based online fashion retailer, Princess Polly, is calling upon girls to have a say in the next biggest election of the year…the HOTTEST TREND OF 2016.

Up for the top spot is off the shoulder dresses, liquid lipstick, bomber jackets, OTT glitter, and everything in between.

Princess Polly’s Head Stylist Lucy Jackson says that it’s been a massive year for trend revivals with plenty of ‘80s and ‘90s references, including slip dresses, mom jeans and chokers. “It Girls like Kendall Jenner really brought back some of our favourite old school looks and made them must-have pieces. The second Kendall wore a slip dress, we sold out of slip dresses overnight.

“2016 saw some winners, as well as some one hit wonders, which is why we’re calling our Princess Polly gals to decide and cast their vote via our website to get behind their fave looks,” said Lucy.

“Plus, every voter will go into the draw to win a massive $1000 Princess Polly wardrobe – and get a sneaky discount off their next purchase.”

On the morning of Australia Day, voters will then be able to tune into Princess Polly’s Snapchat (@PrincessPollyAU) for the live countdown before the major announcement of what trend took out the coveted number one spot as Hottest Trend of the Year.

So whether you’re a mom jean fanatic, vintage tee bad-ass or still rockin’ hoops like JLO, relive the highlights of 2016, have your say and cast your all-important vote at Princess Polly’s website here: www.princesspolly.com/