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.

Image

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.

ImageImage

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!

Image

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

Cx

P.S Be sure to follow me on Instagram at chloesworldoffashion, for updates on my latest fashion finds and all things inbetween!

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.

Image

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.

Image

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.

Image

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

Cx

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..

Image

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!

Cx

The Leopard Loafer

Leopard print loafers have been a much loved member of my wardrobe for the past few seasons (and hopefully more to come)! Yes you heard me, I’ve kept the same pair of leopard print loafers for more than one season… Scandalous you say? Well if anything was to remain in my wardrobe for a prolonged period, these babies would be one of my top choices.

Image

My leopard lovelies have had a comfortable spot to call home in my closet for many seasons due to their very flexible versatility. Whether it be the bitter days of Winter or the sweltering nights of Summer my leopard print loafers add just that extra bit of ‘chicness’ to my outfit. I discovered just how versatile they are on a 3 week trip to Itay where they toughed everything from the cobblestone streets of Rome to the sandy beaches of the Amalfi Coast.

In winter leopard print loafers are great to wear with your favourite pair of jeans. Rolled up baggy distressed boyfriend jeans and faux leather jeans look equally amazing if you are looking to dress the loafers up or down. Miranda Kerr styles the loafers in what I like to call a ‘never fail outfit.’ A never fail outfit is perfect to store for those days where you really can not be bothered putting any effort into how you look as it is literally effortlessly chic. This requires hardly any hair or makeup styling and goes perfectly with an oversized pair of cats-eye sunglasses to cover any tired eyes!

Screen Shot 2013-07-21 at 6.35.19 PM

In summer leopard print loafers look great with almost anything and everything. They are my go to shoe instead of the iconic Australian thongs or flipflops for those of you who don’t know what they are! Leopard print loafers are cool (literally) and and have the ability to take an outfit from hot to extraordinary! Check out some ideas below for some summer leopard loafer inspiration.

Screen Shot 2013-07-21 at 6.41.45 PM Screen Shot 2013-07-21 at 6.42.46 PM

Let me know what you think about leopard print loafers! Anybody got themselves a pair?

Cx

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!

10.

Image

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.

9.

Image

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.

8.

Image

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!

7.

Image

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)!

6.

Image

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.

5.

Image

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.

4.

Image

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!

3.

ImageImageImage

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.

2.

Image

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.

1.

Image Image

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!

Cx

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.

Image

(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!

Screen Shot 2013-07-16 at 11.12.57 PM Screen Shot 2013-07-16 at 11.16.02 PMsass-bide-autumn-2010-collectiondolce-and-gabbana_12 Screen Shot 2013-07-16 at 11.50.33 PM

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?

dolce+gabbana+1 dolce-gabbana-rtw-ss2013-details-113_12394173131 a_4.5x-600x400

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!

Cx

Rapunzel Rapunzel

Despite the likes of Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson opting for the crop, I can’t bring myself to cut my locks! I have been a massive sucker for long hair ever since I was a kid and have failed to change my mind on the subject. There’s something about the versatility of long hair that sucks me in, its ability to be worn down and straight, in a high pony tail, soft and beachy or in a thick sock bun. Valeria Sokolova is my long hair motif and my on going inspiration to grow my hair just that little bit longer.

000000199742-valeria_sokolova-fittumblr_m0loa3xg2e1qbjwv0o1_500 32923862_m

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a physco who refuses to cut their hair even when it is trailing behind them carrying a few dozen cats! I’m sure the day will come when I decide to cut my hair short, but for now I will still dream of tossing my long locks out of the window just like rapunzel.

Let me know your thoughts on long hair!

Cx

Let Them Eat Cake

Taking Marie Antoinette’s infamous words and applying them to the predicament of society I declare that all women are now permitted to eat cake. Times are changing ladies, vivacious, desirable, curved bodies are appearing left, right and center (about time to)! Beguiling models including the phenomenal Robyn Lawley and the very sexy Kate Upton are taking the modelling world by a storm. Take flight malnourished models, grotesque boney figures are on a fast decline!

Lets take a moment to appreciate the highly successful Robyn Lawley who has appeared on the covers of a number of high fashion magazines including: Italian Vogue, Australian Vogue, Madison, Elle and more

Image

Image

Image

Image

The likes of Robyn Lawley do not only sport incredible figures but they represent health, happiness and beautiful women worldwide. Kate Upton scored the cover of The Sports Illustrated famous swimsuit addition and looked incredibly sexy to say the least! Kate’s figure is so alluring, it’s hard not to admire how bewitching her photographs are. Take a look at some of her shots (I dare you not to stare!)

Image

Image

Stunning right? Society it excellent at labeling anything and everything, think about it- ‘gay’ ‘catholic’ ‘white’ ‘straight’ ‘plus-sized.’ Dare to succumb to labels and embrace everybody as they are, because Robyn Lawley and models alike are is nothing other than beautiful.

So looking forward to what you all have to say on this subject, comment your thoughts below!

Cx

 

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!

jewellery_1

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:

306635_10151412640784459_2110945509_n372865-1_n Screen Shot 2013-07-04 at 9.26.56 AM

Let me know what you think!

Cx

Street Style: Couture Fashion Week Paris

Long gone are the days of fashion week being just about the clothes on the catwalk. There is no better backdrop for fashions finest to exhibit their street style both; models, guests and the ‘who’s who’ of fashion all sported phenomenal outfits.

Maxi skirts were a reoccurring trend with each women wearing different variations of the skirt from cropped, to flaminco, to full skirt, to an uneven heamline. A few women of fashion sporting the trend include: executive director of All About Eve Eva Ana Kazic, fashion editor of style.com Sofia Guellaty, fashion editor at Fashionising.com Tania Braukamper, Wilma Helena Faisson, Anna Dello Russo (below) and more.

Image

Editor of Japan Vogue Anna Dello Russo sported a cropped white Balenciage top and flaminco inspired skirt that showed some serious leg, but hey, if you got it flaunt it! Worn with a pair of sunglasses that mirrored her outfit perfectly Dello Russo looked hot to say the least. I love the skirt no matter how over the top it may be, if Anna walked past me on the streets of Paris I would stop to stare!

Image

Model Joan Smalls looks a dream also wearing a cropped white top and skirt, could this be a new trend? Smalls headband completes the outfit by tying together the dark shade and smokiness of her eyes.

Image

This has to be one of my favourite looks from Paris couture fashion week 2013. Russia Miroslava Duma fashion writer and Founder of Buro 247, wears a pair of denim Levi shorts with a Chanel jacket; talk about innovative! Russia’s clever choice of shoes takes the outfit from sidewalk chic to runway ready.

Street-style-Paris-fashion-week-haute-couture-2013-Balenciaga-shoes

SPOTTED! Cut out Balenciaga boots on the streets of Paris Haute Couture week, now who said I wasn’t up with the fashion!?

By feverishly stalking the street style of Paris couture fashion week using my old pal google I can safely predict that; lace, cropped white tops and leather jackets will be big this. What are your thoughts?

Cx