Winter 2014 trends

Winter 2014 trends

Winter 2014 trends by dressyourbestau featuring a red plaid shirt

Just thought I’d give you a quick wrap up of the trends this Winter that you’re probably seeing in store right now.

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Sporty chic – yes this trend continues with many sporty bomber style jackets in store and sneakers on every bloggers feet.  I actually love the look when done right. Remember: its not about dressing like you’re heading to the track but adding a tough/sporty vibe to your outfit. Keep to one -two max – items to keep the overall look cool, not coach. Easiest way to pull it off is to add sneakers ( particularly like with a dress) or bomber jacket with a feminine pencil skirt.

Plaid – This punk type return sees plaid and check patterns across clothes and accessories. Its kinda like this season’s stripes ( which are still around and ALWAYS on trend) and a fun way to spruce up the winter black and grey wardrobes.

Pink – This trend has been huge overseas during the cooler months and is still going strong.  To make it more grown up, choose  dusky, blush shades and treat as a neutral. Pair with all colours (looks fab with red) and all the other neutral friends (love against navy and grey). Yum. Oh and that knit is from Uniqlo which in addition to a physical store in Melbourne now has an online shop for Australians.

Volume – Whether its fluted skirt lengths, oversized sleeves or the popular boyfriend style coat extra volume (and fabric)  is in. The man style coat is hard for most ladies to pull off as it hides curves and can quickly add bulk. Always worth trying on though .  The skirt shape however is very easy to pull off . With heels please.

Any trends you’re liking this Winter?

 

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Outfit post: Bump

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Wearing: Popbasic shirt and clutch, Witchery skirt and scarf, Asos jacket.

This is the bump’s first blog appearance :)These shots were taken a couple of weeks ago and at the time I felt like I was looking so big which is funny considering how much the belly has grown since then.

I think despite life or lifestyle changes, maintaining your personal style is so important to feel good about yourself, confident and somewhat in control. Well that’s my plan for my maternity style – obviously making changes to fit my growing shape but still remaining true to myself.

A quick little note on this outfit – this skirt is all sorts of comfy and this mid length fluted shape is super popular right now. It looks best worn with a heel. Tops can be worn tucked in (like I’ve done here) or with a shorter cropped jumper worn untucked over the skirt – something like this. Because of the longer length and extra fabric the top can’t be super long otherwise the look can very easy turn from fab to frumpy. Oh and LOVING this navy silk Popobasic shirt – such a wardrobe classic.

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Some big news

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I’m thrilled to announce I’m pregnant! The hubby and I could not be happier.  The past few months have been a bit rough at times hence the lack on blog posts around here.  But I think things are on the up.  How will this affect the blog?  I don’t intend for it to become a ‘mummy blog’ but any outfit posts from now on will include a bump :)

Lots of dressing challenges ahead of me but I’m really looking forward to it. Oh and shopping for baby stuff?! Too much fun.  Have you seen newborn socks?!! Just about the cutest thing out there. x

New year {and some new pieces}

New year

Happy new year! I know January is almost over but this is actually only my first post of 2014. Crazy. But sometimes time out is a good thing.

So what’s ahead for Dress Your Best? I think my focus this year is quality over quantity and while they’ll still be some outfit posts I aim to deliver more practical style tips in 2014. A facelift of the site is also coming soon.

I am also developing my style business which is terribly exciting. Of course there will still be shopping (some new pieces above).  And don’t forget to follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest and Instagram.

Let’s do this 2014!

Outfit post: New home

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Wearing: Veronika Maine dress, Witchery jacket and necklace, Countryroad boots, Karen Walker sunglasses, Popbasic bag

Greetings from gorgeous Melbourne! We have now been here two weeks and are almost unpacked and settled in. These photos were taken in a lovely laneway right near our apartment. So excited for the adventures to be had in this city.

Meanwhile – remember this dress? (also seen here and here). It sure is versatile.

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