Since it follows Fashion Month in Europe and the US, along with two Australian fashion festivals, in Perth and Adelaide, October usually makes for the emergence of an interesting mix of fashion and styling trends the world over. This year is no exception. Here’s your October Style Roundup, outlining the eye catching stand-out trends that have been dominating….
Socks and Sandals
Call it trans-seasonal confusion or the best way to add some life to an outfit, but almost everywhere we look we’re spotting the sock and sandal, sock and shoe combination. Whether in the form of sheer metallic anklets or monogrammed knee socks, this trend has well and truly dominated over the last month.
Seeing the world through rose coloured glasses needn’t require an entire personality shift. Simply make like a street style star and sport a pair of pastel-hued eyewear this summer.
Turns out this trend really does have some staying power. Bike shorts went from being a divisive Kardashian-exclusive to runway staple during European fashion month, and now they’re a street style favourite.
Looking to simplify your life? Take some notes from the style set and invest in a mini hand bag. If you’re struggling to fit your phone, wallet, keys and sunnies, you’re probably doing it right.
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Extra Long Earrings
Spotted on the earlobes of models walking the ever-dramatic 33 Poets runway at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival were some take-me-serious super long earings. Ultra-long belts had their moment in the sartorial sun, so could it be time for a jewellery takeover?
Meanwhile, the detail dominating runways during Adelaide Fashion Festival this month was impossible to miss. Exaggerated, voluminous sleeves on dresses and shirts were standouts throughout the week, adding some drama to otherwise modest pieces. Sleeves are puffing out, so turn up the volume!
The weather is finally warming but the Australian colour palette is staying cool. Locals are opting for monochromatic looks and subdued hues.
We asked Adelaide based stylist and one of our own, Jacqueline Miholos, for this week’s style wisdom along with her top predictions for summer.
Any trend predictions for the Summer? Shell jewellery, feminine dresses and lots of neutral and muted tones.
Street Stylers to Check Out
Yach Bol is a menswear obsessed Melbournite and GQ insider. For a fun mix of street casual and business cool, he’s definitely one to follow.
If you’ve ever seen the face of Slick Woods before, there’s no doubt you’ve remembered it since. After being discovered, she’s catapulted to fame as a model and muse to the likes of Rihanna and Kanye West. One peep at her Instagram and it’s not hard to understand why.
That’s it for this month, Revolutionaries. We’ll be back next week with more head-turners that are shaping the style stakes!