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In Season at Chadstone Styled by Vogue


Australia editor Kirstie Clements introduced the magazine’s seven key trends for the impending season at Chadstone last week in an epic parade (and let slip her excitement at Australia’s first Miu Miu boutique opening soon at the centre). If you happen to miss the show we took notes;

NeutralsVogue suggests an earthy colour palette this season inspired by the desert. I’d go one step further and lean towards nude tones if they suit you. The key to avoiding looking drab is to dress in tonal hues with enough of a difference so that you don’t simply look mismatched and also try experimenting with texture.

Bright Young Things – On the other end from the neutral spectrum is brights. If you’re not so bold as to wear them all at once, Rainbow Bright style, try neon or candy coloured accessories – shoes, a statement clutch or a room-filling cocktail ring. If you want to go for block colour rather than a myriad at once hot pink and hot orange as the ‘it’ colours for summer.

Sporty – Josh Goot has been championing the sporty look for years. Try a preppy take on the sporty trend with Lacoste and Country Road as your inspiration or go for a modern feel incorporating metallics and streamlined shapes.

Sparkle – Sequins!!! The disco ball look is still going strong; I try to reserve it for night however. You can also add some sparkle to your ensemble in less obvious ways with glossy beading or a shimmery satin fabric.

Embellishment – Embellishment makes a simple piece just that little bit more special and I’ve always got time for that. If you can’t find the right statement-maker consider a beaded necklace which is more versatile. You can think glitzy or tribal or folksy.

Power Dressing – If you have occasion to wear one, a well cut suit can make you feel like superwoman. Power dressing also extends to the resurgence of a strong shoulder line – just make sure it’s more Balmain than linebacker.

Parisian Chic – Pussy Bows, cute cardigans, lace, kitten heels and chignons will have you feeling lie and Australian in Paris in no time. Alannah Hill should be your first stop. Kirstie Clements embodied this trend on the night in a crisp white shirt, strands of pearls and navy blue, polka-dot, wide leg slacks.

Wise words by Sarah Willcocks

Images courtesy Chadstone

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  1. Great tips!

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