The Minimilist

Last seen on the feet of Sarah Jessica Parker the minimalist heel has made a colossal comeback. The first time I saw these babies reappear was in the 10ft Gucci Spring 2013 advertisement campaign in Rome airport in July of 2012. Image

Despite running late for my flight I stopped to admire the vivacious yellow masterpiece standing down at me. As I am and always will be a wedges lover (the shoes not the potato chips people) I was reluctant at first, but as Australia enters into the Spring season I absolutely cannot get enough of the minimalist heel. After many hours spent hunting the shops of the city to analyse the vast degree of minimalist heels available I came across a few standouts that I’m sure you will looooove.

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A simple black heel is so chic it hurts! The great thing about a black minimalist heel is their amazing versatility, they can be worn throughout the day, around the office and are perfect to be seen flitting around the town in by night. An extra benefit of these babies is they’re extremely lightweight and thin, meaning they are perfect for business trips and weekenders with your girlfriends.

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I can never bypass a splash of colour.. There is nothing that I don’t like about a bright, statement piece of colour whether it be a clutch, necklace or blazer. What better way to add a classy dash of subtle colour through a neon minimalist heel!

And of course I can’t miss this golden opportunity to show off my new addition to the family (and my watch, which is the absolute love of my life) Ladies, I think I’m obsessed!

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Let me know what you think! Do you have a pair of minimalist heels? What do you like to wear them with?

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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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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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Rose Gold

I am still obsessing over rose gold! Rose gold has the versatility to match and compliment almost any outfit making it just that extra bit special. Like me, you probably think of jewellery as soon as anybody says rose gold but think again! I have searched the web and shops of the city to bring you an expanded repertoire of rose gold good enough to fuel any rose gold addicts out there!

Sneakers

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Probably one of the last items that come to mind, rose gold sneakers are the definition of chic swag (yes, I just invented that)! Jeffery Campbell never ceases to amaze with his gorgeous platformed metallic rose gold sneakers (featured on the left).

Jacket

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I know this is completely over-the-top and slightly attention seeking but I love it! However wearing this would be a challenge within itself! If this is a little daunting opt for a shorter less dramatic version like the jacket featured below.

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Shorts

Out of my top three rose gold ‘expansion’ items these would have to be my favourite. I love how the shorts have a mind of their own yet are also a subtle use of rose gold in an outfit. A pair of rose gold shorts have the potential to even be less of a statement than a chunky, over-sized rose gold necklace.

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And of course I couldn’t forget to include some of my all time favourite rose gold accessories. What kind of a rose gold groupie would forget that!?

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Let me know your favourite rose gold items!

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The Rise of the Overalls

Or ‘Dungarees’ for all you international folk! Overalls are being welcomed back with open arms by everybody from high end designers to celebrities and I couldn’t be happier! What I love most about overalls is that they are a ‘pull on and go’ item, with little fuss needed to make them look good.

In comparison to the 90’s when overalls were last popular, the approach to overalls is now mature and much more chic. Rather than pulling on a pair of wellies, tossing your hair up in a scrunchy and walking out the door, overalls now require a little more thought. There is a huge variety of overalls and so many different ways to wear them, but some of my favourites are definitely leather, oversized distressed denim and of course classic denim overalls.

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Opt for flat shoes if you’re after a casual look, I love the vibrant pair of brogues worn by this New Yorker. If brogues aren’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with a pair of converse or canvas shoes but personally I think a pair of jelly sandals would look amazing! To dress up full length overalls wear and an over-the-top necklace, this also looks great with leather overalls.

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Cropped Overalls

There are so many different ways to wear cropped overalls, it really depends of how you want to wear them and where you’re going. If it’s a warm sunny day short overalls are great with with a plain white tee and your favourite jewellery items.

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Alexa Chung picked the perfect pair of heeled espadrilles to wear with overalls, giving her a slightly girly yet grungy look. This would be perfect for a picnic, day at the markets or perfect for a holiday somewhere warm (Greek Islands anyone)!?

Leather Overalls

I searched high and low to bring you the perfect pairs of leather overalls. Leather overalls look incredible when worn right. From experience I have concluded that tight leather overalls is not what you want, they grab in all the wrong places and hardly flatter anybody. Take a look at these leather overalls for the right idea..

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Full length leather overalls tend to be easier to wear because they are slightly more versatile. However a short pair of short leather overalls would look great with an oversized embellished stone necklace and a round pair of sunnies. I love the brown pair shown on the far left because it is something completely different and worn so right with that amazing necklace and shirt!

It was uber difficult to cram all the ways you can wear overalls into one post but hopefully you have been inspired to slide on a pair of these all-in-one wonders!

Let me know what you think about overalls, any favourite ways to wear them?

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The Harness

Today I came across a piece which I dibbed ‘The Harness.’ If you’re picturing the dreaded rock climbing harness (if you have ever gone rock climbing you feel my pain) or those ‘baby bjorn’ harnesses which tie your children to your front so you can continue everyday life… think again!

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It could be my inner embellished obsessed monster shouting out but I think The Harness is the definition of fearless. The shag like feature surrounding the bodice softens the striking bronze platelet, giving the harness a slightly tribal feel. For those of you thinking ‘yeah alright it’s cool, but I wouldn’t have a clue how to wear it’ look no further!

All the harness (a disguised knight in shining armour) needs is your favourite black tee, a pair of jeans, a chunky pair of clogs, an over-sized rose gold watch, a pair of wooden sunglasses and you’re ready to fight!

If this is slightly over the top for you, check out some of these harnesses:

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Let me know what you think!

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