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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I Heart NY

I recently returned back from my first trip ever to the states (exciting!!) and to say I feel head over heels for New York, is an understatement. New York City was absolutely magical, from fifth avenue to the edgy streets of Soho, I couldn’t get enough! Apart from the sandals and socks I am very a stereotypical tourist, I never fail to book seats on the Big Red Bus and take selfies with all iconic landmarks, laugh if you must! What’s that I hear you asking? Photos? If I have to..

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Central Park

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High tea at the Plaza

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Whilst riding the Big Red Bus, listening to Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York New York’ blaring from the speakers, my tour guide yelled ‘see that’s what I love about New Yorkers, they don’t care! You could walk outside in a giraffe suit and not a single person would stare.’ That got me thinking about New York street style. New Yorker’s street style is very practical, they dress for the seasons, for mobility and efficiency; all with effortless style! So thank you New York for teaching me that pain is not fashion and you can function as a chic traveller without the sandals and socks!

I would love to hear from any of my New York followers! How is the city of dreams?

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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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Top Ten of Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is the go-to-guy for never fail watches, every season Jacobs produces the chicest goods. In my opinion these are by far his top ten, I hate anything with diamonties despite my embellishment obsession so apologies to anyone out there who loves Marc’s diamontied watches! By the way, take note please people I will be expecting great Jacobs inspired birthday presents this year!

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This is great if you want to add a subtle splash of colour to your watch without over empowerment. This is also perfect for corporate workers or school students who follow uniform but are allowed some leniency to show off their inner fashion god.

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A Marc Jacobs classic. This is a great staple watch to have as it goes with every outfit and won’t be going out of style for a long while yet.

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Absolutely timeless (get it, cause it’s a watch!?), this is one of my all time favourite Jacob’s watches. It has the ability to catch somebody’s eye yet does not have the tendency to be ‘flashy’ and over the top. If you’re brave enough to bare a white watch (not me, I dirty anything and everything white leaving all my white things to be a grubby eggshell) i would definitely recommend this one!

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Another Jacobs classic. This watch is slightly bigger than the rest so it’s great if you want to draw attention to or accentuate your watch (cause this baby deserves it)!

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Slightly different to the other watches I have chosen so far. When I first saw this I wasn’t a fan but once I imagined it on somebodies arm with a slick of black nail polish I couldn’t resist.

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A modern spin on a classic watch, Jacob’s has done this one right! I love the old leather band which has been brought into the now with the gold writing on the face. This would be perfect with a bohemian dress, clog sandals and plenty of layered necklaces.

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Coming in at number 4 this one may be a little bit surprising.. I’m definitely not one to shy away from something fun so when I saw this I couldn’t resist! Not only is this adorable but completely individual, I love it immensely!

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I couldn’t decide which colour I loved the most so I picked my top three! I love this style because it is brilliantly vivid. If I was richy rich I would buy all three colours and wear them in reflection of my mood.

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Finishing up in second place this watch is stunning. The vibrant pink of the face is very chic and adds something extra to the watch without over powering the outfit or the watch itself.

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Although number one may not be entirely practical I absolutely love it! The luminous  colour of the watches face and band is brilliantly captivating. These watches are incredibly contemporary with the use of bright colour being balanced out by the classiness of the rose gold and sterling silver.

Any of you out there lucky enough to have one of these babies? Let me know, I would love to hear your opinions!

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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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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!

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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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