Fashion Trends

Blue Jeans

Why everyone’s wearing Levi’s 501s now

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Kathleen Lee-Joe Levi's has been the by-word for denim for 161 years – and no style is more legendary than the classic 501s.

Kiddie Couture

Vogue wants to make your kid the ‘best dressed’ in the playground

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14:  Kim Kardashian (L) and North West attend the Alexander Wang Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Pier 94 on February 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

There's nothing more unsettling than encountering a child who's better dressed than you.

Faux fur forever

5 ways to wear faux fur in the height of summer

Fluffy feet needn't be restricted to cooler weather.

Just because the sun is out, doesn't mean you have to resist the urge to try the hottest trend at New York Fashion Week.

Style Decade

The '70s are the new '90s

A model walks the runway for Saint Laurent.

Kathleen Lee-Joe From billowy frocks and high-neck blouses to trains of fringing and swirling floral embroidery, the free-flowing ‘70s is very much alive on the runway and the red carpet.

Style divider

When socks with heels actually worked

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 28:  Fashion Buyer Frances Chow wears Sophie Webster shoes on day 4 of Paris Collections: Women on February 28, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Once the preserve of daggy dads on vacay, it’s a look that’s been embraced by many a modern-day tastemaker.

Safe and stylish

5 fun iPhone cases that will convince you to play it safe

Fashion Blogger Helena Bordon carries a Moschino iPhone case.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE All infinitely better than plain black rubber, they happen to double as the coolest fashion accessories …

The bride wore shorts

Would you walk down the aisle in J.Crew's $700 bridal track shorts?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Olivia Palermo-inspired bridal fashion sure doesn't come cheap.

Jean dream

Do you dare to double denim?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Writer and Definer App founder Felicity Sargent wears a wears 69 denim top and bottom, Prada, and Isabel Marant on Day 4 of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 on September 7, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Canada has delivered to us many a delicious thing: Ryan Gosling, maple syrup drizzled onto bacon, and the cyclical trend that is the Canadian Tuxedo – more commonly known as 'double denim'.

Trend forecast

7 trends you'll be wearing this autumn

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE As we’re too impatient to wait six months to see what we’ll be wearing next, we turn to the pre-fall collections to point us in the right style direction.

Crafty pants

On Etsy, real men wear crochet

You can now buy crocheted pants and shorts that promise to enliven this endangered craft.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Crochet, it’s not just for your grandmother’s afghans and tea cosies.

Trend alert

There's a worrying new trend dubbed 'babycore'

According to 25-year-old internet artist Matt Starr, babycore is

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Our obsession with onesies has paved the way for a new fashion trend dubbed 'babycore'.

Trend report

10 bucket bags Mary Poppins would be envious of

KATHLEEN LEE JOE From Alexander Wang’s Diego to Louis Vuitton’s Noé, there’s so much to love about the swingy hold-everything bucket bag.

Ugg revival?

Vogue finally endorses Uggs

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Is it really time to reconsider the Ugg boot?

Beautiful boys

17 beauty trends from men's fashion week

david bowie eat your heart out

Bowie-esque flamboyance is back, gents.

Purr-fect presents

20 purr-fect presents for the cat ladies in our lives

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham attend  the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The pet-kitty necklace Lena Dunham gave Taylor Swift for her birthday this week is hard to beat, but these feline-themed wares come pretty damn close.

Jewellery trends

13 jewellery designers to follow on Instagram

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Ahead, hardcore jewellery porn courtesy of our favourite form of window shopping, Instagram.

Ethical fur?

Would you pay $1,000 for roadkill couture?

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Has designer Pamela Paquin legitimised the term ‘ethical fur’ once and for all?

Boardroom jewels

Would you wear a tiara to work?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE How can tiaras be the new power scrunchies when power scrunchies aren't even a thing? Kathleen Lee Joe investigates.

The new black?

How will you wear Pantone's Colour of the Year?

The colour overlords at Pantone have declared ‘Marsala’ the it-colour of 2015.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Next year, we will all be wearing expensive shades of dried blood.

One size fashions

Proof that one size does not fit all

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE We’ve always been suspicious of ‘one size fits all’ clothing. Because, err, how could it possibly?

Going bush

Would you consider a pubic hair transplant?

Women in South Korea are now getting hair plugs for their privates.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We’d heard whispers from Gwyneth and Cameron that pubes were making a comeback, but this just takes things to a whole new level.

Fashion regrets

Survey reveals most embarrassing men's style trends

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Will Smith as William 'Will' Smith -- Photo by: Chris Cuffaio/NBCU Photo Bank

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We thought we’d chronicle the findings - the good, the bag, and the fugly - for your viewing displeasure.

Holiday fashions

There's nothing cooler than dressing like a tourist

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Fashion Blogger Marie Jensen poses wearing a Nike top, a Monki skirt and Vagabond sandals after Schiapparelli show on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The stereotype of how a tourist dresses is long established, hinging on every fashion faux pas known to man, yet lately, the style set have taken quite the shine to the aesthetic.

Health x goth

Are you a 'health goth'?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  A model walks the runway at the Karla Spetic show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at National Centre of Indegenous Excellence on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE What do you get when you combine an athleisure aesthetic with Nancy from The Craft?

Breast is best

Check out these #FreeTheNipple-inspired fashions and homewares

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Given how cray cray the internet can get at the mere glimpse of a celebrity’s areole, we thought it’s about time we normalise it.

Boss fashions

What to wear to a job interview

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Nicole Warne is wearing Tommy Hilfiger seen after the Tommy Hilfiger Show on September 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We hate to say it, but how well you put yourself together can be the deciding factor in scoring your dream gig or going back to SEEK listings and three squares a day of instant ramen.

Tricky trends

Confronting summer's five most difficult fashion trends

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 24: Mary Leest is wearing Xenia Avakyan in the streets of Paris during the Paris fashion week  on September 24, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

NATALIE REILLY Natalie Reilly attempts to talk fashion over the swishing of her twirling culottes.

Wedding woes

Why wedding dress shopping is so terrible

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Alyssa Rosenberg This is your very special day! But your opinions do not really matter, and because you are a woman, you can be distracted by something else! Wheeee! Cosmos for everyone!

Fashion lingo

6 ways to show skin this summer, according to the fashion world

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 26:  Rihanna performs in concert at Ovation Hall at Revel Resort & Casino April 26, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey  (Photo by Bill McCay/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We have the fashion industry to thank for this glossary of body parts you never even knew you had.

Conscientious soles

5 pairs of eco-friendly summer shoes

Young woman sitting on beach bench on sunset looking at sea

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Why be a rubber flip-flopper when you can reign in the warm-weather months with a properly stylish pair of beach-ready shoes?

20th century women

The evolution of women's workwear through the decades

An African-American office worker takes a phone call, USA, circa 1975. (Photo by FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Chris Wild Clothes say a lot about women's evolving roles in the workplace. A history of 20th century office fashion in photos.

Festive fashion

When fashion folk do Halloween

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE When you work in fashion, turning up to events frightfully overdressed is pretty much part of job description. And so, the pressure really hits home when Halloween rolls ‘round.

DIY flower crown

How to make your own flower crown

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Why wear a wide-brimmed hat or fascinator to the races when you can deck yourself out with a head full of flowers?

Trend alert

Everyone's carrying backpacks now

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ksenia Lapshova wears Nnedre top and skirt, Imakebags backpack and Afour shoes on September 20, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Ahead, five of the best and multiple examples of why you should get one, too.

Fashionable brides

Which of these unconventional bridal trends would you wear?

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09:  A model presents Houghton Bride Fall/Winter 2015 Collection at Industria Superstudio on October 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE If you’re looking to break away from your standard-issue white, frothy, meringue of a ball gown, then these may come as a refreshing change.

Margaret Zhang

How to be a fashion blogger

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Margaret Zhang is seen outside the Tibi show wearing Illesteva sunglasses, a Dion Lee top, Elizabeth & James bag, Tibi jacket, Jil Sander skirt, and Mode Collective shoes on September 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

RACHEL CLUN For anyone who's ever wanted to be a successful fashion blogger, Margaret Zhang has some great advice.

Etsy weddings

Would you buy your wedding dress on Etsy?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Where else can you get a handmade, one-of-a-kind wedding dress, plus accessories, for less than four figures?

Karen Walker Q&A

Five minutes with Karen Walker

Karen Walker's special addition sunglasses.

Kathleen Lee-Joe Happy 10th anniversary, maker of adorable glasses!

Race day fashion

Melbourne Cup fashion 2014: six fashion trends to try come race day

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: A model walks the runway during the Alberta Ferretti Ready to Wear show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 17, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Whether you’re sipping champers in the Flemington Birdcage or watching with the plebs on the lawn, one thing remains the same: you need to dress the part.

Sneaker comeback

Can you embrace white sneakers again?

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: Sara Nicole Rossetto poses wearing a vintage overall and Adidas sneakers on September 17, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

If you're a bit of a dirt magnet or not a fan of white, staying on trend could be tricky this summer.

Fashion divided

How to tell if a collection has been designed by a man or woman

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29:  A model walks the runway during the Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 29, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Robin Givhan On Paris catwalks, gender lines divide the degree of sex appeal.

Maternity, Street Style

How fashion people style up their pregnancies

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14:  Eva Chen and Yasmin Sewell enter Mary Katrantzou during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 at  on September 14, 2014 in London, England. Eva wears an Issa London dress. Eva is editor-in-chief of Lucky Magazine and Yasmin is a fashion consulstant/creative director  (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Ahead, 30 #StyleTheBump looks fresh from fashion month.

Teeny tiny trend

You need a miniature bag in your life, apparently

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 21:  Sara Rosetto is wearing a dress from the liptsticksisters and a bag from Dolce and Gabbana in the streets of Milan during the Milan fashion week on September 21, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Lisa Armstrong Small bags were big news at Milan Fashion Week. Some are so tiny that there’s no room in them for anything at all.

Comfy flyer

In defence of dressing like a slob when you travel

PARIS, FRANCE- MARCH 06: Model Cara Delevigne on day 7 of Paris Womens Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 on March 06, 2013 in Paris, France.(Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Film Magic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE "I’ll never see any of these people ever again in my whole life."

Talking point

#FreeTheNipple is now a full-blown fashion trend

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  A model walks the runway at the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 on September 15, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Could your beaming headlights be next season’s most stylish accessories?

Fashion forecast

What you'll be wearing in 2015

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  A model walks the runway at Michael Kors during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015>> at Spring Studios on September 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE From catwalk to sidewalk, here’s what you’ll be wearing in 2015.

Fashion translator

8 runway trends from NYFW explained

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  A model prepares backstage at the Badgley Mischka fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015  at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Brittany Anas We asked style experts to dish on some of the hottest hits from the catwalk that can play muse to your non-model wardrobe.

Cargo comeback

Are cargo shorts making a comeback?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Blame #normcore, but the most basic of wardrobe staples, that trouser of choice for tourists and suburban dads the world over, has somehow wiggled its way into luxury fashion.

Trend report

Personalise your stuff like fashion people do

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Lauren Dirksmeyer is seen outside the Rodarte show wearing a South Parade shirt on September 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Customised fashion has come a long way from the nameplate necklace you wore in the early 2000s.

Ready to wear

Take the stress out of distressed denim

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05:  Marie Claire magazine Fashion Market Editor Brittany Kozerski wears a T by Alexander Wang top, RTA denim jeans, Tibi shoes, and a Poppy Lissiman clutch after Tess Giberson on Day 2 of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 on September 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Here's how to do distressed denim like fashion people do.

Trend alert

LOL-core is a fashion trend to look out for

The innovators: Businesswoman and interior designer Iris Apfel, and Editor-at-large and Creative Consultant for Vogue Japan Anna Dello Russo have both become fashion icons due to their penchant for bold, kooky outfits. Basically, they've been nailing Lolcore since ages ago.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Style yourself like you just returned from a clothing swap with Tavi Gevinson, Lady Gaga and Boy George.

K-pop style

K-pop's growing fashion industry influence

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE The company behind Fendi baguettes and Givenchy gowns, LVMH, is gearing up to enter the K-pop market.

Trend report

How to wear sheers the right way

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 22:  Chiara Ferragni is wearing  Calvin Klein dress and a Celine bag on the streets of Milan on June 22, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe Want to wear sheers without feeling overexposed?

Contentious fashion

Fur isn't going out of fashion anytime soon

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10:  A model walks the runway during the Serkan Cura show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Mairie du 4e on July 10, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Kay-Paris Fernandes/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Whatever your stance, fur is back in a big way.

Unisex fashion

Will gender-neutral clothing ever have mainstream appeal?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE A new league of designers are hoping to change fashion's social constructs.

Closet cleanse

10 things in your wardrobe you really need to throw away

PARIS, FRANCE- MARCH 06: Model Cara Delevigne on day 7 of Paris Womens Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 on March 06, 2013 in Paris, France.(Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Film Magic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE You know things are bad when the state of your wardrobe makes you an eligible candidate for Hoarders: Buried Alive.

Trend alert

The face-kini is a summer must-have in China

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE When a tan is simply not an option.

Garment-ism

What Hollywood gets so wrong about cardigans

Dressing down: Nicole Kidman flirts with a cardigan but favours Dior.

NEDAHL STELIO Quick, what’s the best way to make a beautiful woman look as unattractive as possible? Throw a cardigan on her.

Stars in stripes

How to wear stripes

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06:  Doutzen Kroes attends a dinner in honor of  Halle Berry as she joins Michael Kors and the United Nations World Food Programme to help fight world hunger. The event was held at The Pool Room at the Four Seasons on April 6, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Stripes can be both a blessing and a curse: they'll either flatter the hell outta you, or make you look like you're standing in front of one of those warped novelty mirrors.