Just because my bank statement indicates more charges than money coming in does not mean my wardrobe needs to agonize as well. Here are my few quick, albeit sneaky, tips that help me rock the newest styles on a shoestring budget!
1) For starters, I always replace the cheap plastic buttons found on blazers or coats to make them look upscale (it does work!).
2) It is hard to have quality enhancement cheaply; the solution is choosing a simple handbag without lots of hardware.
3) I have found that wearing lower priced faux suede pumps tend to make me look more stylish than wearing artificial leather.
4) While shopping, always keep the fabric in mind. Linen, cotton and tweed most often look lavish, even when they are not.
5) Invest in a fabric shaver. This device will help make your knit items look new every time you wear them.
6) Make friends with a tailor. Although this will cost you some cash up front, what you get is a piece custom-fitted to you in a way that will always look more posh.
7) Lastly, get your piece in black. The color hides the revealing signs that you are wearing an inexpensive piece. If you are like me, and have a knack for showing off the newest styles from the likes of Vogue, without denting the bank, I would love to hear from you.
I’m in love with knuckle rings right now. This is a trend that is just now making its way to Australia and it’s a great one. The little rings that fit up top on your fingers look so great with other jewelry. You can wear them all at once or just put one on with your normal rings in order to make a statement. They come in all types of silver and gold with gyms, symbols, and etchings on them. They are a great accessory to help you go that one step further. I have fallen in love with a set of turquoise ones. You can buy them in a set together or mix and match.
The knuckle rings can be worn attached to bracelets with chains. There are many different ways to wear the cute little midi rings and once you start wearing them you won’t be able to stop. I love them, and I think they will continue to be a huge trend in Australia. If you haven’t tried this trend yet, I suggest you at least grab one of these, you can wear it and see how quickly it takes you to want more. They are addictive.
When one thinks of the best known name brand fashions in Australia, one of the first brands that comes to mind is Finders Keepers The Label. This brand carries it all. From yoga pants to evening dresses, there is nothing that Finders Keepers does not produce.
Not only do they create any style of clothing imaginable, they also serve many different styles. Finders Keepers has clothing and accessories that are chic, classy, and elegant, but can also cater to those who prefer a more bold and daring look. They indulge in the classic, timeless styles, and look forward to the future with pizazz.
Finders Keepers The Label produces eleven collections each year, to showcase a wide array of styles, for a wide array of occasions. While Finders Keepers The Label is meant to be high end street designs, there are even clothing and accessory lines for the sophisticated, cultured evening out.
Due to the wide variety of looks, styles and designs, Finders Keepers The Label has become one of the most sought after fashion names in Australia, gaining its place in some of the most renowned stores in Australia. Look for Finders Keepers The Label at stores such as Nordstrom, Shopbop, or Harrod’s. They can also be found online.
Madeline Little has become a force to reckon with, especially since being declared a finalist for SA Emerging Designer Award. Since then, she has launched her own designer label, called Madeline the Label.
Madeline the Label is for women who want to wear something that stands out and is fashion focused. She believes in patterned clothes that have bold designs, something that would stand out while remaining chic. There is something elegant and extremely chic about her clothes as well. It is clear that the garments in the range are influenced by bold digital designs.
The best part about Madeline Little’s designs is the fact that they are chic and fashionable without being inaccessible to the common public. You do not even need an eye for high-fashion to appreciate the patterns and the designs.
One can classify Madeline The Label clothes as contemporary chic, and it belongs to the casual wear section. Her clothes have been presented in the Adelaide Fashion Week. Madeline Little is incredibly excited about her prospects in the fashion industry, and will hopefully expand her selection soon. That way, even we will have access to some of the fabulous designs we have managed to check out so far!
So there’s another great designer we should talk about on here, named ZIMMERMAN that is worth mentioning to an audience of fashion forward people. There’s a lot you can do as a fashion designer and zimmerman definitely makes some great women’s clothing. I don’t want to make this blog all about men’s clothing because it’s what interests me as a man but I wanted to make it appeal to others that are interested in Australian designers and also to give a shout out to the designers who deserve it regardless of their gender choice for clothing.
Zimmerman seems to really utilize floral patterns and flowy patterns on most of the clothing particularly for the 2014-2015 season. The only issue with a lot of the clothing is it can be quite pricey with some bathing suits being upwards of $450-500. Also they have great internet appeal for those interested in instagram and tumblr etc. you can check them out as well for some ideas for what to wear during the warm months.
Needless to say I don’t buy any of the stuff from Zimmerman but for gifts for your loved ones or your girlfriend you should definitely check them out guys. Also for women you can see their updated catalogue and shop online at the link posted above. Cheers and happy hunting.
There’s this brand out of Australia called Zanerobe that has exploded recently into a world stocked design label and has some seriously cool threads. They do pretty casual wear but it’s quite costly.. joggers being from 90-130. I think it’s worth it though if you are looking for something durable and fits well with low maintenance. I own a pair of the joggers and they are so easy to wear and fit really well on awkward builds for men. The design label is described as so: “WE’RE RELENTLESS IN OUR SEARCH OF PROGRESSIVE MEN’S FASHION AND HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY A HECTIC LIFESTYLE OF FESTIVALS, BEATS, TRAVEL, FRIENDS, STREET AND SURF.” They have a very fresh and youthful ideology behind their garments and the quality is quite high from the piece that I have in my collection. The pants are not easily damaged and they can really comfortably fit your frame. I’m hoping to pick up some of their winter joggers.
Check out some of their styles in their online shop. I think for a now global brand that has spread to some very high fashion outlets they are doing a great job keeping the prices slightly lower than some other insane brands such as some of the American stuff from Fear of God LA etc. which can go upwards of 1500 for a shirt or jacket. Check them out!