The Curious Case of the Lost Hat

Whilst longingly scrolling through the photos from New York fashion week 2013 (*insert biggest sign known to mankind*) I was surprised at the large number of hats propped upon the heads of those lucky enough to be at New York fashion week. This was particularly surprising as each morning of New York fashion week I jumped onto my computer to read all about up and coming soft palates, pastels and frills; the last thing I was expecting to see on the streets was boho chic! Image

SPOTTED: The boho hat appears at New York fashion week

I have a huge amount of respect for hats as there have been many days where these little treasures have covered up my miserable bed hair and the fact that my hair is in serious need of a little tender love and care. Not only do hats fend off any judgmental eyes they are great protectors from the sun and here in Australia with summer approaching and the sun stronger than ever, a broad brim is just what the doctor ordered (..literally people).

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In my rush to pull my beloved floppy felt hat on top of my locks, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen this hat since my trip to Italy last year! The devastation hit me like a ton of bricks, have I really lost my all time favourite hat!? In the hope of finding my hat I have planned the perfect outfit to entice my floppy friend back, round Celine sunglasses, a tiny leather shoulder bag, printed t-shirt dress, brown leather clogs (I recently bought myself a pair of these and they are bliss in a shoe ladies) and hopefully my hat! (RETURN TO ME PLEASE)

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LAST SPOTTED: The Amalfi Coast… yes this was just an excuse to share a holiday piccy, hehe enjoy!

Let me know what you think of the boho hat making a comeback!

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Leather Legs

Gone are the days of leather pants being worn by only the likes of bikers and goths. Leather pants have swept us off our feet with their amazing versatility and ability to be worn as both night-time and day-time outfits. Spotted on the legs of many street style icons, leather pants have the potential to be dressed both up and down and when you’re in the mood for a bad-ass daytime look, leather pants are a very promising option.

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Although a skin tight leather pant may be the first thing that comes to mind, don’t be afraid to opt for a baggy pant! If you’re worried that you may look as if you are wearing two slim fitting garbage bags, up the look with some minimalistic heels or roll the pant and sport with a pair of trusty white converse.

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Leather pants are not shy and have the ability to speak for themselves so they don’t require excessive amounts of colour and accessories to make up for ‘lack of statement’ qualities. You can’t go wrong with a hat (especially in winter, 40% of body heat escapes through your head!) or a crisp, chic blazer.

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For those of you who are not keen of the full leather pant, don’t stress there are other options! A favourite of mine has always been the leather patched pant, these have a slight ‘jodhpur’ feel as the shin and thigh section of the leg is leather and the remain knee and backing is usually stretchy and black and super comfy.

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I myself own 4 pairs of leather pants, yes ladies, 4. Sadly my addiction doesn’t stop there, I am almost constantly on the lookout for new leather members of my wardrobe. To all my loyal followers out there you might have picked up on my slight fondness of anything leather or embellished so apologies for yet another leather focused post!

Let me know what you think about leather pants, surely there are some other addicts out there!? Whats you’re favourite leather pant look? I would love to hear what you have to say!

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P.s Sorry for my lack of posting these past few weeks, I hope all my much loved followers are well. I am SO looking forward to hearing all your ideas and thoughts again!

Floral Flurry

Here’s one for all you daring fashion girls out there! A two piece floral suit is definitely a statement piece and isn’t for the faint hearted.

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The key to pulling off the floral suit is balance, do not over do the look! For example if you were sporting a floral suit with yellow undertones don’t opt for a statement pair of fluro yellow shoes or a heavily embellished top. Instead subtly compliment the yellow under tones with something else yellow like a ring or necklace, such as the necklaces below. Necklaces such as these subtly accentuate the colour without making the outfit over-the-top.

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Wearing a floral suit is all about confidence, without it you have no hope of pulling it off! Be bold ladies and embrace your inner fashion monster because without it we’d all be wearing potato sacks! Pair the suit with a pair of minimalist black heels and a shoulder bag of your choice, then accessorise to your hearts desire! After all, fashion should reflect who you are.

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Anybody attempted the floral suit? Let me know your thoughts!

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The Welcoming of the Stripes

Exciting news everybody the blog has undergone a slight renovation! To celebrate and welcome the blogs chic new look I have dressed in matching attire..

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I hope everyone in the small ‘Chloe’s World of Fashion’ community enjoys the makeover. Let me know what you think, I would love to hear any further suggestions!

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The Fur Jacket

It’s winter here in Australia and my god is it cold! Although we don’t get snow where I am (yes laugh if you must as I have just complained about icy weather when we don’t even get snow) I am feeling the cold immensely! On extremely bitter days there’s nothing I feel like doing more than leaving the house in my holey trackies (or sweats for all you abroad folk!) This is where the fur jacket comes in to save the day; it’s chic, stylish and very very warm.

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Fur coats have been around for centuries and I mean centuries! My Great Grandmother often tells me the stories of her floor-length mink coat which my Nunnu (great grandfather) bought for her whilst he was at war in Italy. She says ‘that coat was so beautiful, there was nothing quite like it. One day I got very drunk -she giggles- and got sick on the coat, Nunnu got so cross, but he took a bar of soap and scrubbed each soiled spot. That coat came out as good as new, that’s how you know what beautiful quality it was.’ Sadly when floor length coats went out of style, my Great Grandmother cut it in half!

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Nothing says high fashion quite like a fur jacket. Worn by the biggest names in fashion the fur coat is an iconic fashion item. If you are against real fur, faux fur coats are no less brilliant! They often come in a wider variety of colours, styles and patterns as fake fur is much more versatile in regards to dying and styling.

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For those of you out there who don’t have a fur coat I would recommend purchasing one at some point as they are incredibly warm and a reoccurring statement in the fashion world. A classy black fur jacket is perfect and out of all my fur I would probably say it’s the easiest to wear, this is because it doesn’t over power the outfit but still makes a statement as it’s fur. My second go to fur jacket would have to be white. White fur is classy yet chic and tends to go with a lot of things, the only problem with this is keeping it clean! The two above are my favourite fur jackets (they are fake of course!)

For those of you who hate fur (real or fake), here’s a piccy for you.. Made me giggle!

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Let me know what you think about fur, be it faux or fake!

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Lone Rangers

Today I went to see the new Johnny Depp movie ‘The Lone Ranger‘ it was brilliant to say the least! But yet again I found myself sitting in another movie ogling the costumes. Although the old Wild West style costumes were great I was perplexed with Johnny Depp’s costume which represented an outcast Indian tribal member.

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(Just a quick Johnny photo for all you fans out there hehe)

For those of you who are thinking I must be talking about the bird.. Think again! I’m talking about the tribal vibe of the entire costume. This got me thinking about all things tribal and its appearance throughout both current day and early day fashion. Tribal is so much more than just animal prints, it’s about embellishment (omgomgomg), vivid colours, statement stones, detailing, aztec prints, feathers, tassels and SO much more!

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Tribal has to be one of my all time favourite trends because there are major amounts of vivacious colour, detailing, embroidery and most importantly embellishment! I would have to say that tribal jewellery is my favourite type of tribal trend, seriously how can you not drool over these?

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Tribal jewellery is amazing as it can be paired with such a wide range of outfits to make a statement without being too ‘in-your-face’ as a full tribal outfit can occasionally be. Still unsure how to add a little tribal into your everyday outfit? Simply pair it with your ‘never fail’ little black dress if you’re going out or with a coloured blazer and shirt for work (or even a black blazer cause so often the tribal colours speak for themselves!)

I will be posting some sneaky tribal influences from my week onto the instagram page so be sure to check it out (INSTAGRAM: chloesworldoffashion) Let me know your thoughts on tribal.

I would LOVE to receive some feedback from all of you, especially if anybody is attempting something tribal this week!

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Clash of the Prints

Print clashing is a trend I have never been brave enough to tackle. I’m not sure whether it’s the fear of looking over-the-top or to put it simply looking like a complete maniac. Print clashing can look incredible when done right and to do it right you need to find the perfect balance between bold and brilliant.

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Genius takes a human form in the likes of Olivia Paleremo when print clashing. The striking floral print of the pants captures your attention which then draws interest to the mismatch of prints. I love this outfit however I feel that the look could be a little ‘bottom heavy’ and could have potentially been balanced better with a pointed yellow heel and a printed top instead.

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In contrast to Palermo’s, print clashing is taking place in all clothing aspects of this outfit. I love the look of clashed florals as they have the ability subtly compliment one another. The turquoise bag accentuates the blue of the pants and the orange of the pant flowers compliment the red tones of the florals on the jacket.

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For some, pairing a print clash with additional bold accessories could be too much, but I say no! Print clashing is all about making a statement so why not add in your favourite colour and statement pieces to your outfit? Hopefully sometime soon I will be able to pluck up the courage to clash some prints.. Wish me luck!

Let me know your thoughts on clashed prints!

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