So, you’ve noticed this season’s trends are particularly fun and you’re wanting to try them? That’s exciting, there’s just one issue, you have no idea how to wear them. Whilst you might look at the suiting trend and think it looks incredible, you don’t know how to pull it together without looking like you’re off to an American Psycho-themed party. And, whilst corset tops may look incredible on everybody else, you feel more like a pirate wench than a chic fashionista.
Well don’t worry, not only will we talk you through what this season’s most on-trend items actually are, but some simple ways to style them so that when you’re out and about you can feel confident and incredible.
Suiting is one of the chicest trends that is circulating through the fashion scene at the moment. The style has seen many different cuts and yet the most popular seems to be the slouchy, oversized fit. The typically masculine silhouette has been popular with women who either want to style a more androgynous look or combine it with more typically feminine elements, like undone hair, lace details and strappy shoes. You can earn points when you shop at Myer via Qantas Shopping, so why not use this perk to your advantage and find yourself an impeccably cut suit to fit an abundance of occasions? A suit is a staple to have in your wardrobe because not only does it require no forethought whatsoever in order to look put together, but it can also be pulled apart in order to create several more completely new styles. Throw on the pants with a boxy white tee and a pair of chunky loafers for on-trend office attire. And, for a more nighttime-appropriate outfit, pop the blazer over a mini dress and pop on some strappy heels for the ideal out-to-dinner ensemble.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen several different hemlines grace the catwalks to then be deemed the style of the season soon after. Most recently, the micro mini rather controversially made its return. But, its reign was rather short-lived with the much more wearable midi length knocking it off the top spot. A midi skirt falls below the knee with this season’s iteration hitting the mid-calf. The skirt pairs perfectly with the knee-high boots trend that has been having its moment in the sun (or lack thereof) this Winter. The hemline of the skirt falls delicately over the top of the shoe for a more mature take on the Y2K era style. For a simple, sports luxe take on the trend, pair with sneakers and a basic tee or tank, for the ultimate ‘I just threw this on’ appearance. The popularity of this skirt, in part, stems from its ability to transform into so many different styles, making it so wearable for so many, no matter their personal taste.
Once upon a time, corsets were simply lingerie that was known for its organ-crushing properties. However, this olden-day favorite has had a modern-day makeover and is now a mainstay for the fashionable and trendy. Today’s iteration is typically more of a hybrid between the corset and the bustier and unlike their predecessors, is no risk to your inner organs.
The corset top trend has been on rotation for a few seasons now and is showing no signs of going anywhere. This trend popped up as direct opposition to the ultra comfy, ultra-casual loungewear styles that had been trending thanks to the pandemic. So, is this former lingerie mainstay as scary to style as it seems? In fact, the corset is surprisingly wearable. Pair with a midi or maxi slip for an ultra-femme take on the look, or pair with the currently popular cargo pants for a stylish juxtaposition between feminine and masculine.
A Switch To Silver
Over the past several years, gold has been the metal of choice for every ‘it’ girl. The metal has shown up everywhere, from runways to “clean girl” instructional Tiktoks. However, we’re slowly seeing a societal switch back to gold’s cooler little sister. The metallic hue is back with a bang, not settling simply as a shining accessory, but rather, taking center stage in the form of skin-tight cocktail dresses, glittering tops, and show-stopping platforms. This is one of the more accessible trends to try for those who may not be ready to strut out in sky-high platforms or brave the outside world in a corset top. Complete your everyday style with just a few simple accessories, like a delicate silver ring, or pair of simple silver hoops. This way you’re dipping your toes into the trend without having to fully commit. For those, a little braver, try two trends in one, try a platform heel, or a corset top in the metallic hue to really draw in the attention.
Enough of subtle trends, we want something bold, new, fresh, something that brings a little bit of drama to our everyday ensembles, or amps up the interest of our evening wear. Hallelujah, our prayers have been answered, and they’ve been answered in the unexpected form of opera gloves. Opera gloves have been the ultimate celebrity-approved accessory that has been gracing the red carpet for a while now. But, we’ve finally seen it begin to trickle down into the streets in a slightly more wearable way. This style is not for the faint of heart as it certainly makes a statement, but if you’re looking to try it, try a monochrome outfit so that the gloves aren’t quite as stark in contrast. Alternatively, style the Avante guard trend by trying it out in sheer material to add some casual glamour, pair with a cocktail dress and you’re ready for a night to remember.
In a direct rebuttal to comfort and casual, the platform has had its resurgence. Seen most recently on luxury fashion house Versace’s Fall/Winter 2022 runway, the platform signifies intense glamour, and a return to fun and playfulness in fashion. The shoe is surprisingly comfortable despite its size, due to the thick heel and platform on the sole. Pair these with a micro-mini skirt for an ultra-feminine style, or subdue the drama for a more wearable pairing with suit-style pants and a tank top.
The chicest people are those who wear their clothes with confidence. Everything seems to fit well because they have such an air about them that nothing looks awkward or uncomfortable. So, with the help of a few simple styling examples, you two can now be one of these people.