Autumn is well and truly here and what an exciting prospect! The cooler nights mixed with semi-warm days means for your wardrobe loads of transeasonal pieces. Caramels, browns and greys are always part of autumn inspiration but touches of cobalt blue and red are very much a trend this season. When using pops of colour, stick to one piece and layer or mix earthy autumn colours to create a beautiful look. Try the Cooper St Nobility Dress or the Fate Blue Lagoon Blazer
Another easy way to get ready for autumn is to look at the long sleeve dress. This versatile cut will see you through the warmer days and take you right through to winter when you can pair with tights and boots. The Cooper St Aladdin Sass Dress or SASS Mayble Blossom Dress are great options for this look.
Here are some of our favourite autumn looks to give you some inspiration
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Upgrading your wardrobe starts from knowing your best asset. Unsure if you have smouldering eyes, killer legs or defined arms? Ask a friend what they envy on you or find out what figure you have by completing an online shape finder. The reason this is so important is because no matter how many designer pieces you have, how amazing they may look on the hanger or how much you love them, without dressing for your shape, you may be hiding away that gorgeous asset that makes you unique.
The next step is cleaning out your wardrobe. Be ruthless and unforgiving. Keep pieces that are timeless like your LBD, denims and blazers. Modernizing your wardrobe helps you feel confident and inspired as well as being functional every time you plan an outfit. So don’t loathe the experience. It is time wasting to sift through countless pieces that ‘don’t go with anything’. And yes! a friend comes in handy here!
At this stage, look at what your left with. A nice pair of jeans, a tailored jacket, some black trousers, these basics are a great building block. Don’t forget the importance of accessories in completely changing the look. For example, flat sandals will keep a look casual while heels can take daytime jeans to night time functionality. Write a list of things you need; tights, camis, jackets, slips and then a list of wants. The scale should balance more in favour for basics, layering pieces and everyday wear with multiple functions, while wow pieces should be kept to a minimum. The modern wardrobe is about simplicity!
Go trending, by reading magazines, window shopping and checking out pinterest and other social media sites to see what is currently floating the fashion boat. Get ideas and bide your time before making purchases. Spur of the moment buys can be great, but those that take time, consideration and thought end up looking the best!
A modern wardrobe needs to be complimented by a fresh look. A new hair colour or cut, new makeup and underwear are all great ways to compliment your fab new purchases.
Lastly, some important things to remember on the modern wardrobe.
- Clean lines, simplicity and soft pairing of colours
- Timeless pieces that originate in the past but are constantly being refreshed, like herringbone jackets, black trousers, high waisted belts
- Turning basic pieces into great layering foundations
- Keeping the standout piece simplistic yet unusual
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Tribal style has it’s roots in 2011, but in 2012 it lingers with bold colours softened by autumn’s earthy contrasts.
Cooper St are welcoming this contrast look by combining tribal graphic prints often on roughly textured materials with soft fabrics like wool and polyester. This blend keeps summer close by, while welcoming autumn in a subtle way. Try this look with the Mountain Peak Mini teamed back with a Shag Vest or Throw Over Knit. For warmer days, keep your feet light by wearing open heels while ankle boots are great for those cooler days and right through into winter.
The tribal trend has been seen most recently for Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg and is the signature coveted design for Missoni both past and present. Some inspirational snaps to get you on path to loving this inherited style.
Goodbye January, hello Feb!
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A standout frock is the one you go to when you need a lift, when your feeling confident, when you love getting that ‘where did she get that from‘? look. It may be in your closet mixed in with all your other favourites, but you know that there is something extra special about this one. It may be the cut is perfect for you shape, the patterns are abstract, unusual and striking or it could be the super luxurious fabric. It is easy to wear, needing limited accessories and it will stay in your wardrobe for years to come. We have picked out a few that we think resemble such a dress…
An understated dress is subtle yet powerful in presence. This dress is perfect when your feeling creative and have a beautiful piece of jewellery or some striking heels that you want to show off. It can easily be combined with layers, tights, colours, monochromes, heels and flats as well as shifting the focus from dress to complete look. Don’t underestimate the power of an understated dress, for it promotes a look into the secret world of you. Here are some hot looks with an understated feel…
Fill your wardrobe with pieces you love, feel confident wearing and would never think of departing with. Take a peek at these images we found of standout and understated styling to give your creative juices a boost…
Free-spirited, creative-by-nature and lover of relaxed fashion – true bohemian style!
The reflection of a gypsy lifestyle, the hippie movement and unrefined fashion speaks to those who prefer a raw take on their wardrobe. Using clashing prints, mixed colours, slightly left of centre cuts and unusual pairings, the bohemian style has indeed lived on in the 2000s! Today, subtle additions of what would be considered a boho piece, reflects a need to add relaxed style to the modern wardrobe.
Letting your free-spirit show! These picks are our favourite for a summer of bohemian-chic style
A hidden boho gem with this Cooper St maxi! The earthy colours are perfect for matching and the fabric is deliciously unique! Team with flats, braided hair and subtle make-up for a slightly modern take on this style!
Until next week, take a look at these very cute images we scouted that resonate a young bohemian spirit
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Colour Blocking. We’ve all seen the bright and luscious colours of summer clothing covered across the pages of nearly every fashion magazine. Are you continually thinking this trend isn’t for me? Good news! Colour Blocking can be done by simply taking an item of clothing, consisting of one colour and working other colours with it. However, remember to limit yourself to 3 colours for your look, to avoid being a colour mess!
To start off the trend in a subtle way, use a neutral coloured item such as Hula Hut’s Mink Pink Rock Top (AU$79.95) or the Bardot Crochet Cutout Tee (AU$49.95) and start playing with colour! Be it a maxi skirt or some cute shorts and if you’re confident enough add some colourful accessories to your Colour gorgeous look.
To try the Colour Blocking look in a jazzy way, the Cooper St Fusion Kaftan (AU$169.95) is a beautiful Summery contrast of white and coral or lavender, and once teamed with some colourful accessories (remembering the 3 colour rule), this piece would be perfect for those Summer barbeques matched with flat sandals or heels for a night out. This dress takes the effort out of colour blocking!
Hula Hut has got all your colour essentials that can be played and paired with to create an effortlessly chic look.
Until next week, Happy Shopping xxx
Finally! we are at the end of 2011 and what a fantastic year it has been. With growing support from our local customers to those more abroad throughout Australia, Hula Hut has spent the last year giving away prizes, building up our Facebook presence and of course choosing the most amazing fashion pieces to deliver to your mailbox. Who can forget the feeling of ordering that cute frock online, only to forget about it until it arrives one day on your doorstep. What a great way to shop!
In the 2012, we can’t wait for more delicious photo shoots, MASSIVE giveaways and exciting collaborations with stores you love! We will be providing tutorials on the art of online shopping as well as how to look your best, not only with your fashion but with your smile and health! More stock! More choices! More reasons to keep Hula Hut on your bookmark!
December is the time to wind up a year of hard work. Reward yourself, keep happy and healthy during the holidays with lots of beautiful summer fashion! Don’t forget those boxing day sales!
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This season, the fashion rulebook has been temporarily disregarded (at least parts of it–note to everyone: scrunchies are still O-U-T) and we’re embracing a culture of devil-may care attitudes, especially when it comes to the old golden rules of what goes with what! It’s time to be bold, irreverent and just a little bit silly, with major labels giving us a lot to think about with their brighter-than bright prints and dresses and oh-so-scandalous pattern-pairing. If your mouth goes dry and your palms start to sweat at the thought of all this (mis-matched) colour, never fear…here is an easy-to-follow guide on how to embrace the new trend and make it your own!
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It’s all about floral this season, and with such versatility in the market I predict it’s a trend that’s going to stick around for a while yet. Gone are the days when floral meant sickly-sweet (or worse–old-lady!), these days, floral is a versatile and varied as flowers themselves, so here are 5 easy ways to rock floral dresses! Whatever your personal signature style, there’s a way you can adapt the mighty floral dress to suit it, and better yet, the same floral dress can travel with you through trends and seasons. Layer up in Winter and simplify in Summer–no matter how you wear it, there’s a time and a place for your floral flair.
There’s nothing that says edgy like a contradiction in styles, and one of the hottest ways to wear a floral dress this season is with hard, edgy accessories. Think heavy boots (oh Doc Martens, will you ever be out of style?) with opaque tights in the winter and a leather jacket to top it off. For the very brave, a pair of ripped or studded leggings drive home the rock edge.
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Work. It’s where we spend almost a third of our week, and yet for so many of us the issue of ‘professional dressing’ means eliminating all sense of our own personal style from our daily work-wear in favour of boring suits and skirt/blouse combinations. Obviously if you have a work uniform you’re required to succumb completely to someone else’s idea of fashion (heaven forbid) but if you simply work in the corporate world and play it safe with business dresses, slacks and blazers, then this is the article for you. No matter how strict your company dress code is, there are ways you can inject a little bit of your style into your corporate-wear, so here are a few tips on how to do it!
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