Gone are the days when lucite and PVC were associated only with, let’s be honest, pure tack! The moment Raf Simons for Dior sent his model army strutting down the runway wearing light-filtering lucite heel boots in the middle of the Louvre for Autumn Winter 2015, our eyes were opened. Many designers have tried before to make plastic fantastic covetable and many have failed. With signature Simons flair, a new trend was born, and we’re still obsessed! Other designers have got on board too, and high street versions are available for every budget.
Why you should start wearing it: The oversized belt is a key trend this Autumn/Winter with designers such as Balmain and Isabel Marant going big and bold around the waistline.
A wide belt helps pull a look together and adds an eye-catching accent, especially if it comes with an embellished buckle or an unusual print.
Wide belts can help channel different looks too. Stylist Neo Li Rong says a wide belt can add a modern touch to an outfit when worn high on the waist or below the bust, and a 1970s-inspired retro look when worn at the hips.
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Ms Michelle Eng has been taking daily Outfit Of The Day shots of her 20-month-old daughter, Allyssa, since she was six weeks old, to document her development.
"I've taken a photo of her every single day of her life. For now, it's close to 700 days," says the 35-year-old director of a lighting company that her husband runs.
#1 Brass and Swarovski strass earrings, $1,050, from Givenchy.
#2 Leather and metal clutch, $4,385, from Alexander McQueen.
Everyone should have a white button down shirt in their wardrobes because it is one of the most versatile apparel to style. Timeless and multifunctional, this evergreen staple can be worn anytime of the year for almost any occasion.
There are dozens of ways to get plenty of use out of it but we have discovered 8 new ways you can style the classic white shirt with the current trends.
The sportswear phenomenon is still going strong. Many luxury fashion houses have sent sporty interpretations down the runway and have also collaborated with sportswear brands to roll out athletics inspired pieces. Most of these hybrid designs have been an instant hit with the crowd.
I am championing this trend for as long as it lasts (I hope it lasts forever) because it has been such a long while since comfort and fashion could co-exist so happily (remember the era when bodycon dresses and sky high heels ruled?).
Flared denim pants, A-line suede skirts, fringed crop tops — the 1970s style has found its way back onto the runway last Spring, and the recent Autumn Winter shows have shown that the designers love for this era is not slowing down.
I love anything 70s because that era embraced nonconformity; it gave people the freedom to dress however they want. There is just this distinctive spirit about that decade that continues to inspire.