It’s nearly winter and this means 2 things: coats & layers. No cold season will ever be complete without the Coat Trend talk. Ever!
Chances are that you own a black coat. Chances are you get sick of wearing that same black coat every single cold winter’s day, and chances are your black coat might be a little sick of you.
There is something so optimistic about gingham! Gingham is one of those prints that never really goes out of fashion. Made popular in the 50's and 60's by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, the checked cotton fabric has hit a 'style high' in 2017 and it looks like it will be continuing into A/W 2017.
Here at La Moda Stylist we are obsessed with this vintage print that we had to get it in a dress form.
Introducing the must have mini, the Sicilian Affair Dress. Pretty, preppy and playful, this vintage inspired dress is a major fashion must have.
The nice thing about gingham is that it's so easy to wear. There is nothing better than a print that has been around for a long time except of course, when it gets a simple yet fresh update. This oh la la dress has us falling in love with this classic print all over again.
Gingham has taken over the fashion world and we want you to jump on board.
Always With Style,
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Sicilian Affair Dress
As AH (Audrey Hepburn) once wisely said, ‘there is a shade of red for every woman.’ And while wearing the Gypsy Love Dress I have discovered how true this sentiment was.
This was the first time I’ve ever worn a red dress and I don’t know why I have never embraced this fiery hot colour before…maybe it’s because I have become too much of a minimalist (aka black is the ONLY option) or is it because I assumed red doesn’t suit me? Well, I was wrong. I am now fully converted to red and especially to the RED DRESS. This vivid and racy ‘V’ plunging dress is amazingly shocking and is to be worn with no apologies.
Just another blog post about my current obsession with the slip dress. Why another post about the slip I hear? Because I feel like the possibilities on styling the slip dress are endless and can be worn any season, simply by adding or removing layers.
The off the shoulder top is no longer a trend, it’s a wardrobe essential. With a hint of bohemian about it, the current must have is one of the hottest looks to have and there’s no reason why everyone should not embrace this flirty piece. Spotted via Instagram on some of our favourite It-girls, off-the-shoulder silhouettes make for the perfect beach-to-bar outfits.
But what happens when you combine an off the shoulder top with stripes? Well…something amazing happens. Let me introduce to you our Swing The Mood Top! The name says it all! My love affair with off the shoulder tops started a few years ago (before the trend boomed across the fashion scene.) I adore how an off the shoulder top can make you feel, even with a longer sleeve it can still make you feel that you’re in the heat of a tropical summer sipping a mojito on the beach.
What’s not to love about stripes, frills and a little skin? Absolutely nothing! Showing off your neckline and shoulders in a top is sexy and flirty enough whilst leaving enough to the imagination. My number one tip with this wardrobe essential is not too go tight with the top; a looser bohemian look is the way to go.
Whether you’re headed to Coachella, or simply weekend brunch, channel your inner Olivia Palermo, Bianca Jagger or even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley this summer in our Swing The Mood Top.
Always With Style,
La Moda Stylist
You're playing the word association game… you hear 'slip dress', you say 'Kate Moss', right? Well, while this slinky classic should definitely be on your SS16 agenda for evening, the 90s classic has major mileage for daytime too.
The fashion world (and us) have gone loco aka crazy for the simple little slip dress + white tee combo. It's like totally #90S! Raise your hand if you grew up with the movie Clueless and with the fashion wisdom that Cher and her girl gang gave us. Oh them 90's...so memorable!
In the words of Aretha Franklin;
R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, take care, T-C-B.
You know what they say, a little restraint and discipline never hurts anybody and when suiting up one has to be femme fatale. Is this the reason behind the popular tuxedo dress trend? Does the fashion world want us to be poised, fierce, powerful and f***ing amazing?
"The sun goes down, the stars come out and all that counts is here and now. My universe will never be the same. I'm glad you came."
As the sun sets more earlier and my perfect idea of "going out" involves being snug on the sofa, watching a romantic comedy while sipping on a cup of tea is heaven, but never the less when I do go out I want to feel and look glamorous and warm! One thing missing in my winter wardrobe was a white knit.
A winter wardrobe wouldn't be complete without at least one oversized chunky knit to bundle up in. Especially since it takes only the coziest sweater to stave off the wintry winds. White knits has been the ultimate winter staple for seasons on end and is particularly a must-have because it doubles as the absolute transitional piece when the cold frost finally melts.
The denim dress is making a well-earned fashion comeback, with a nod to the 70’s inspired trend we all love. There is something about denim which really appeals to me and wearing something I feel confident in and I know which is 100% me is very important. Fashion is not just about clothes, fashion is your Armour. Clothes is something you put on but fashion is a language which clothes speak. I get so excited about fashion that sometimes it’s a bit ridiculous. I’ve lost count on how many times my eyes have watered up by seeing a Givenchy or Dior Couture in an exhibition. I always get that OMG moment.
I’ve always been Parisian at heart in the way I dress. Classic, minimal and sophisticated. I became accustomed to vests and I can now say I am a LOVER of vests. Black, beige, khaki, camel. I love them all. But a white vest is a definite must have for all women and something I was missing in my wardrobe. A white vest is a timeless piece to have, it’s versatile and a staple. Vests just can’t go out of fashion especially when it’s in a colour which won’t go out of fashion. So when we received our Social Networking Vest I knew I needed it in my life. It was love at first sight.
I love to dress up and I’ve started to care less about what other people think of what I’m wearing or how “fancy” I look when I pop into the supermarket to buy milk. I can only think of 2 occasions where I have worn sweat pants; to a place I wouldn’t normally go to and where nobody knew who I was. Sure, I felt comfortable in my sweat pants and runners but did it feel like me? That answer would be no. On some days I am all about flats, a nude lip and other days I am in heels, lipstick and a figure hugging dress. But it doesn’t matter how I feel because I always strive to look and feel my best. Not for boys; just for me.
Like people we also outgrow clothing. I’m not talking about the ‘size’ of the garment per se. I'm referring to the nitty-gritty, the finer details which make fashion not clothing - the fit, colour, style and fabric. Now what I’m going to say next will make me sound like an old sweater in the back of your closet which grandma Gertrude bought you ten million years ago and your reaction was “Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the Camel…what an ugly sweater!”
As you get older, you realise that quality over quantity and a Cosmo over cheap vodka is better for you and much more enjoyable. Sure, cheap vodka ticks all the boxes:
Two crucial components this Wednesday were cappuccinos and stripes. Stripes have become a staple in my wardrobe and when I wear stripes in a different way it becomes more desirable.
I prefer to wear my stripes the same way I like to drink my coffee, chic and relaxed. This style combination is a classic and debonair look.
Left Behind With Only A Pinapple By Her Side
Nothing to fear as she looked out to Azul knowing the waves would carry her away. Azul was untammed like her. A free spirit! Azul waters glistering like diamonds. Last night under moonlight she searched through the crowd hoping to find Blue eyes. He was nowhere to be found, only a letter found near the dunes where they once laid. She was deserted. She had to pick up the shells left behind and start her life all over again. Forgetting his soul reaching eyes, he had a superpower over her like no other, but the Azul waters would help her forget lui.
As the nascent sunlight caressed her skin promising a new dawn and a new beginning, she entombed her memories of him in thick walled ice. Then abruptly pausing to close her eyes and take a deep breath of dewy air, she was at a standstill only to think of her future from here on in. A future she would mould, build, direct. Then with each stride after that she felt more in charge; in command of her own mind, body and soul. She was a girl walking into her own destiny. A destiny that lay directly in her own hands.
Dancing to her own beat of her drum she was carried away with the breeze.
“Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them."