Styling Tropical Prints

Somehow designers manage to capture the wild amazon, colourful screeching birds, eerie foliage and exotic flowers in  prints and slap ’em on a t-shirt. And it looks great.

Tropical prints are a way to transport yourself to the depths of a humid jungle, while your meandering around the concrete abyss of malls and cafes. Here a few outfits I’ve put together using  tropical-print pieces, to inspire your inner wild.

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Parisian-Style Outfit Inspiration

We all drool after their unblemished skin, soft, tousled hair, long graceful limbs and the ability to eat a baguette without stuffing their face and spraying crumbs from their mouth, like the rest of us mortals partake in.

But the most coveted, magnified and mystical part of a Parisians life is their style. countless articles and adverts convince you that after viewing so-and-so images of these French bloggers and celebs or after stocking your wardrobe with these specific items, ranging from $1200 gloves to a white t-shirt worth a Harley-Davidson, you will attain the Parisian way of style.

This article is a little different. I have created and compiled a few outfits that have that Parisian, nonchalant influence that you can be inspired by, and put together at home using your own clothing items. So now you can munch on your baguettes, still spraying crumbs, but looking as chic as can be.

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Denim On Denim : Wear the Trend

When you hear the phrase ‘denim on denim’ as uttered by many bloggers, designers and fashion police, you either screw up your face in confusion or smile, nostalgic of the infamous 70s style that has come back full-force. Here are a few looks that will help you rock this fresh trend without seeming passe or some other frou-frou fashion-insult 😉

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Sneakers and Skirts : How To Style

This style is a confusing albeit a very trendy one. It’s not as simple as throwing on a pair of scuffed converse and an LBD on, it takes a keen eye, at least that’s what countless blog posts and Instagram shoots have us thinking. here are a couple ways YOU could rock this new trend without looking like a those Grandmas who wear floral dresses and orthopedic shoes 😉

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How To Style: Knee-High Boots/Shoes

As, runway trends become more accessible and the weather gets colder, knee-high boots have been that ‘It’ item that are loved by all, but honestly, pulled off by very few – usually those who have way too many Instagram followers, looong toned legs and also amazing beauty, because the world is unfair that way. But, finally stepping into a pair of boots that are the height of a small child or large dog does not have to be a moment of fear or worry…well, take a look at a couple of these outfits I put together and see for yourself!

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How To Style: Turtlenecks

Turtlenecks used to only be seen on ‘nerd’, ‘dorks’ and the generally ‘unfashionable’ part of the population. But now, they reside o the shoulders of the wealthy, stylish and ‘popular’. Although, this vast shift in fashion does not have me smh as I love this trend, especially as it it a quick and easy way to look classy and put together, but with the large styles and varieties of turtlenecks, the outfit ideas are vast. Here are a few looks I’ve conjured up:

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How To Style to beat the HEAT

There comes a point in the year where you know it is just too hot to wear that beloved and cushy leather jacket or those freaking expensive Prada knee-length boots that have you living off bread and water. Unless, of course you live in the north or south pole or something. But, just because the heat is kicking in and you are a sweaty mess despite the 20 showers  and going through five bottles of deodorant a day, doesn’t mean you just need to stick to a stained tank and boring, common jean shorts. Whether the summer has already come or is around the corner for you, here are a few outfits to help ya out:

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This a fun, simple look, with a play on tropical shades with the forest green top and golden yellow heels. Both the shorts and top are linen – which is great to beat the heat. The top sits loosely on your shoulders, but has a tie at the waist to add a nice shape. The white shorts can be worn under the top or with the top tucked in. The simple heels adds a fresh twist and with a few dainty rings, the look is done.

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LOOK #2

This is a simple look, but there is an added complexity with the mix off patterns and fit. This cool bright-pastel (what?!) striped top is fitted and cropped while the tiny-gingham print shorts are a little looser and a softer texture, thus creating a pleasing balance. Add a pair of spunky heels or flats in white.

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LOOK #3

A look suited for a party or fancy-event, this goes to show you don’t need a fancy dress to look classy and stay heat-free. Pair a deep-v neck crop top with long palazzos, maybe like the gorgeous lace ones shown below, and top off with cool statement earrings, a simple clutch and possibly a braided hairdo.

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LOOK #4

An outfit to certainly brighten the day, this is a fun, flirty look. Pair a bright lace crop top with floral printed shorts, a step above from the shredded jean shorts, definitely. To finish, add a bangle (or ten!) and wear simple flats, but if you don’t mind wearing shoes in the heat, go for your fave sneakers.

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LOOK #5

A quick last-minute outfit, pair any peasant blouse you’ve got with a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans. Peasant blouses are cute, loose and comfortable in the heat, and come in a variety of patterns. Add some glam with bright, bold heels and a gold watch.

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LOOK #6

This t-shirt style dress is perfect for those disgustingly warm days,but you still want to look put together. Feel free to add shorts underneath. Complete the look with gladiator sandals, a quirky charm bracelet and a chic hat.

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Finally here are a few dresses, and a romper, as I wanted to show you a few styles and examples of dresses that will make you the chicest and classiest guest at the party, but won’t leave you with giant sweat patches (we’ve all been there). Try wrap dresses or rompers in slightly more expensive-looking fabrics. Pastel shades are great too and spaghetti straps will be your saviour! Good luck!bth6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Style: Denim Overalls

Usually in denim, this one-piece has been flying off the shelves and making it big from everyday strolls in the park to the hottest fashion blogs. Here are a couple ways to style ’em:

1-This cool wide-leg pair can be dressed up with his loose bohemian floral top. Add a chic gold watch and/or bracelets and pair of pointed heels that go with your top.

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A little more casual, this everyday look can be achieved by wearing a short-leg overall, like the faded one shown here and add a well-fitting tank or crop top, in a colour or print of your choice. Throw on a complementing flannel and rocker stud-boots to finish.oa3

This simple pair is jazzed up with a sliver sequined crop top, lovely chunky heels and to add that needed pop of colour-a bright orange bag. Thus, you can balance out the casual of the overalls with colour and sparkles!

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This look is a little more fun-and comfy!-with the adage of this pastel rainbow print sweatshirt. Add your fave pair of Vans and here I’ve added some glam with these gorgeous rhinestone earrings that call on the colours of the sweatshirt.

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This chic black overall is jazzed up with this really cool, printed full-sleeve top. Accessorize with a pair of pumps or wedges and add a summery pair of sunnies and a faux suede hat.

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How To Style: Animal Print

The animal print trend rises and falls with the passing seasons. Some people sneer at it in disgrace, others dress up head to toe in it and look like some strange hybrid animal.

Sometimes it is a can be a little confusing as to how to wear animal print so that it doesn’t overwhelm you, but isn’t just a skinny scarf around your neck. Here are a few ways to subtly ease into this common trend:

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This is a simple outfit, especially if you want a toned down look.The colours in the clothes mirror the pattern in the faux snakeskin boots, which can be quite the stylish wardrobe staple. Wear them with a pair of well fitted black pants or jeans and a textured cream top. Finish off with a comfortable, flowing grey coat.

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LOOK #2

A little brighter look, this grey leopard print crop top gets a fresh update with these vibrant, happy, green culottes. Add a simple black coat for those colder evenings and a pair of nude loafers are perfect for roaming around the city.

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LOOK #3

Another beautiful monochrome look, it is based around that lovely zebra print purse.Add a fitted grey or tweed dress, chunky sole shoes with ankle socks and a bold gold choker for that glam touch.

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LOOK #4

The bright red and tiger print go together like bread and butter! This is an eye-catching pair that’s sure to gain compliments. Add a sweet, black fringe scarf, simple black watch and earthy brown ankle boots to finish.

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This final look plays a little more with pattern, but nonetheless they work together. I’ve paired this black giraffe print pant with this adorable floral top. Those scandalous bright pink heels tie in with the petals on the top and a simple off-white clutch adds the finishing touch.

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How To style: Sequins

When we think sequins, we think a lot of things; sparkles, shiny, bold, gaudy, too much, not enough of it!

Sequins seem to be the ongoing attire for new year parties and dinners and everything in between, but after that clock strikes 12, you know you will never wear your sparkly sweater or golden pants again. But, I’m here to show you sequins can be worn throughout the year, from casual parties to date night, and it doesn’t always have to look garish and overwhelming. So, here are 5 outfits:

LOOK #1

Sequins don’t have to completely cover a garment and catch too much attention. Here is an understated pair of scallop edge shorts with dull sliver sequin detailing. It is very easy on the eye, but still adds that oomph to your look. I’ve added an emerald green crop top to add some colour. Add a bomber to give an edgy look, or if its a little chilly, and complete the look with thigh-high boots and a gold watch.

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LOOK #2

Sequins pieces in dark colours are always unexpected and add a touch of glamour to any look. To let the skirt be the star of the show, I’ve kept it casual with a loosely tucked striped tee, an adorable bow clutch and cool silver earrings.

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LOOK #3

This is quite a classy and glam look, even with a pair of sequin pants! Black sequins are very pretty and eye-catching, but not too crazy, so it works well in many occasions. Here, I’ve paired it with a flowy pale pink top that ties at the waist to give it more definition. Add a gold statement necklace, cute, simple box clutch/purse and camel shoes. To keep things a little different and casual, I’ve added a denim jacket, but feel free to take things a little formal with a trench coat or blazer.

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LOOK #4

This is more of a party look, but again, you aren’t drowning in sparkles. Pair a simple sequined crop top, like the one here, with a clean white pencil skirt, automatically making the look classier. Add a flowy long shrug, and keep the shoes simple, possibly monochrome.

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LOOK #5

This is a gorgeous sequin dress, with a really unique pattern and a halter neck. Find a dress like this one where sequins aren’t only the main component, find a dress with an interesting pattern, texture or even length, so there’s more to it than just shine. Give it some edge with a motorcycle jacket and grey suede boots. Add some slim gold and silver bangles for arm candy and seal the deal with a bright, popping lipstick shade.

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