Fashion Trends

Not a great thing?

Maybe flats coming back into fashion isn't such a good thing

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Stylist Maiko Shibata wears Tibi trousers and Celine sandals before Jean-Charles de Castelbajac show on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Because they're now so fashiony.

Best bets

Best bets: three versatile skirts

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 28: A guest with a Jil Sander bag before Issey Miyake show at Jardins des Tuileries on February 28, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

ANNIE STEVENS Three different skirts, so many ways to wear them. Friday night online shopping beckons.

Wearable luxury

Mastering 'every-day fancy'


ANNIE STEVENS Hungarian label Nanushka is one to add to your shopping carts.

Shelfie fashion

Would you wear your own face on a jumper?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Sweater selfies are now a thing. It's a lot to take in.

Feline fashion

Fashion really, really likes cats


KATHLEEN LEE JOE We knew this already, but this Vogue shoot confirms it. Bonus! The best pets to follow on Instagram.

Autumn trends

Eight trends to look forward to as the weather cools down

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 03: Nicole Warne wears a Balenciaga jumper, Mulberry bag and Charlotte Olympia shoes after Elie Saab show at the Jardins des Tuileries on March 3, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Hurrah for shag piles, sweater dresses and wearing opaque tights with everything.

Dubious trends

The internet balks at supposed new trend, normcore

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  United States President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch during the opening ceremonies of the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. The American League defeated the National League 4-3.  (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Dennis Green Nobody can agree on whether normcore is actually a thing.

Fast food fashion

Trend report: fast food fashion

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20:  Anna Dello Russo attends Moschino Dinner during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014 at Giacomo Arengario Restaurant on February 20, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The fashion industry is asking us if we would like fries with that.


Six new fashion terms that nobody needs

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 27: Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour attend the Lanvin  show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Made-up fashion words have always existed, that doesn't mean that they're OK.

Wedding trends

How to perfect the art of mix-matched bridesmaid dresses


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Not going matchy-matchy for your main ladies? Here's how to get it right.

Exclusive interview

Welcome back, Uma Thurman

Photographs by Pamela Hanson, courtesy of Porter.

Craig McLean An exclusive extract of Uma Thurman's interview with Porter magazine. And some seriously beautiful pictures.

Fan fashion

What's with all the fashion blogger fan art?

fan art

KATHLEEN LEE JOE If someone's drawn a picture of you, chances are you've really arrived.

Wearable tech

Does wearable technology have to be feminised?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Here we go again with the lady marketing when it comes to selling technology to women.

Trend report

How to power dress in 2014

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27:  Fashion director Leila Yavari wears Anya Hindmarch bag, Manolo Blahnik shoes, Preen skirt and a JW Anderson shirt on day 4 of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, Paris September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The new structure is softened with prints and fluid fabrics. Not a shoulder pad in sight.

Comic Con meets High fashion

Star Wars is a legitimate trend this season

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16:  A model walks the runway at the Preen by Thornton Bragazzi show at London Fashion Week AW14 at  on February 16, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe May the fashion be with you (sorry).

Fashion revolution

Social media continues to change the fashion hierarchy

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Elshane wearing a jacket from Smythe and jewels from Nissa on the Streets of Manhattan on February 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Yes, Anna Wintour is still front row. But she's not as important as she used to be.

Unexpected trends

9 surprising trends from New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05:  A model poses at the Frame Denim presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Highline Stages on February 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

ANNIE STEVENS From combovers to Chinese takeaway box clutches, fashion gets faintly alarming.

Pet couture

Please stop dressing your pets up as people

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Yes they might look cute, but what price dignity?

How to stand out

What fashion shows will smell like

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10:  Models walk the runway during ICB by Prabal Gurung during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 on September 10, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images)

Is scent really an important part of the fashion show experience?


Engagement rings for the non-traditional bride

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Olivia Gossett, from

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Don't want a sparkler? Here are some very pretty alternatives.

Tricky trends

The new rules of embellishment

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11:  Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Less bling, more pretty enhancements and never over-egging the pudding.

Man-style stapes

Wardrobe staples to borrow from the boys

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 The many reasons why you should shop in the men's department.

'Real' mannequins

The changing body shapes of mannequins


From pubic hair to back fat, mannequins are no longer a straight up and down offering.


Poppy Delevingne plays dress-ups in red carpet frocks

Poppy Delevingne in the campaign.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE has created the ultimate fashion collaboration.

Girls' fashion

Who's your Girls style clone?

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Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Jemima Kirke as Jessa Johansson, Zosia Mamet as Shoshanna Shapiro,  Allison Williams as Marnie Michaels in Girls 3 on showcase ep 3..jpg

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Or if you don't have one, here's how to pretend that you do.

Important fashion moments

The top fashion moments of 2013

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence is seen outside

KATHLEEN LEE JOE From Miley Cyrus, to token plus size models and the pixie crop re-dux.

Tribute film

A fashion film for Isabella Blow

An image from the upcoming Isabella Blow: Fashion galore! exhibition at Somerset House. Image via

KATHLEEN LEE JOE This tribute to that late and the truly original Isabella Blow is pretty great.

What colour to wear on a date

Wear red, get yourself a boyfriend

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27:  Fashion director Holly Rogers wears a Chinti and Parker sweater, Tierry Laszry sunglasses, Jonathan Saunders skirt and Alexander Wang shoes on day 4 of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, Paris September 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE According to a dubious new study, red is the most attractive colour to a man. Hmm.

Kimonos as outerwear

kimonos as outerwear

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29:  A model walks the runway at the Givenchy Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We've embraces pyjamas outside the home, now it's time to get behind kimonos.

Bridal trends

5 wedding dress trends for the unconventional bride

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11:  A model walks the runway during the Vera Wang Fall 2014 Bridal collection show on October 11, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Beautiful alternatives for the anti-tulle bride.

Matching wardrobes

Do couples that dress together, stay together?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Young Chinese lovers have a new way of announcing their relationship status.

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Ways to wear

The hardest working item in your wardrobe

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 18: Alexandra Carl, Stylist for ID mag, Elle Mag, and Rika mag wears a two tone mod inspired Acne leather biker jacket, white Acne shirt, Acne leggings, and Acne boots at London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Farrell/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Moto pants are the ultimate, versatile work horse piece.

Male diversity

Why don't we see any plus-size male models?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 30:  A model walks the runway at the Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on June 30, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We're seeing more body diversity when it comes to women and fashion, but what about the men?

Workout clothes

Everyone is wearing their exercise clothes outside the gym

Viviens Model - ISKRA. Lululemon acid singlet, Alexander Wang Track pants and Acne metallic sweater, both from Green With Envy. Giuseppe Zanotti silver diamante sneakers from Miss Louise. Visor from American Apparel. Stylist Emily Ward Fashion Story about the growth in super-expensive sports gear, plus the influence it's having on street fashion in the run-up to Olympics. Pic By Craig Sillitoe CSZ / The Sunday Age29/06/2012

Melissa Shedden In Australia, one Lorna Jane item is sold roughly every 19 seconds. Hold up?

Fashion week trends

15 micro-trends from fashion week

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  A model walks the runway at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during London Fashion Week on September 15, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Faux bobs, sugared almonds and narcissism are the new black

Designers collaborate with tech companies

There's some amazing things happening with fashion and technology

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16:  Victoria Beckham attends an evening celebrating with The Global Fund featuring the first green carpet challenge at Apsley House on September 16, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

ANNIE STEVENS Not least the fact that we can watch Victoria Beckham eat cronuts.

Trend report

Let's celebrate the return of floral to our wardrobe

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Jonathan Saunders show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Or maybe they never left? In any case it's time to embrace your inner flower child.

Fashion and feminism

Prada subverts femininity, again


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Who runs the world? Prada. (And girls).

Instagram fashion

How designers are using your Instagram photos

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13:  Fashion Writer Susie Lau wears a vintage top, Acne bag, Pollini shoes, Bernstock and Spiers hat and Lucky Chouette skirt on day 1 of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013, at Somerset House on September 13, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Probably not the ones of your breakfast, mind.

Office fashion

Dressing like your colleagues might be your best career move yet


KATHLEEN LEE JOE People who work alike, dress alike. And for good reason.


Ten words to add to your fashion vocabulary

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Leandra Medine(R) is seen outside the Zero + Maria Cornejo show on September 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE How to pretend to be a fashion person in ten ridiculous words.

New York Fashion Week

The most alarming trends from New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  A model walks the runway at the Rag & Bone Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2013 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Why is the fashion world always coaxing us to wear weird, unflattering things?

Tamagotchi fashion

Your Tamagotchi lives! In clothing form, anyway

UNSPECIFIED - 1997:  Japanese digital pet Tamagotchi.  (Photo by Kimberly Butler/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE A Tamagotchi clothes collaboration is in the works. We're kind of excited.

Trend forecasting

Can number crunching really predict what's next in fashion?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE The future of trend forecasting in fashion is less instinct, more cold, hard fact.

Trend report

How to wear bows


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Channeling part Minnie Mouse, part Alexa Chung, how to wear a bow without looking like Little Bo Peep.


Why the man purse is making a comeback

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Your boyfriend probably wants one, and this is excellent news for you.

The future of dating?

Would you wear a wristband for single people?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 30:  Fashion Editor at Tania Braukamper wears a Coccinelle bag, Pedro del Hierro dress and an Anna Lou of London bracelet on day 5 of Paris Collections: Men on June 30, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

ANNIE STEVENS Well, there are pros and cons right?

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Birks are back

You'll never guess which shoe is making a comeback


KATHLEEN LEE JOE They're conventionally ugly, an unholy kind of comfortable and they're coming to a beach near you. Hurrah.

Buying: Overalls

So, we're all wearing overalls now, OK?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Don't be afraid. Here's why you should embrace them.

Pretty Vegan shoes

Vegan shoes that aren’t hideous


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Vegan brands aren't just for hippies and Natalie Portman, more brands are leaping on the cruelty-free cause.



Kate Upton has made bridal bikinis a thing

KATE UPTON in Beach Bunny Bride Collection

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Yes really. Introducing (another) questionable wedding trend.

Fashion fails

A brief history of combination clothing


CANDICE CHUNG J-Law's latest appearance in "skirt-pants" is bringing back some unpleasant fashion memories.



The five year-old style icon probably isn't cause for alarm


ANNIE STEVENS The designer dud loving, Instagram winning Alonso Mateo might not be cause for concern.

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Maternity wear

The end of traditional maternity wear

WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on April 26, 2013 in Watford, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Kate Middleton has only worn one maternity-line ensemble in her pregnancy so far.

Retail addiction

So, you might be addicted to shopping

Paris, FRANCE- JULY 03:  Marie Tournier, owner of Hotel Dauphine, wearing a Louis Vuitton dress and a Hermes bag at Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 haute couture shows on July 03, 2012 in Paris, FRANCE. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

PAULA JOYE With many of us not living within our means, shopping can turn from a happy hobby to a troubling habit.

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Look of the day

Look of the day

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Emma Stone sighting on May 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)

ANNIE STEVENS Emma Stone, is as ever, a stone cold fox in this ensemble.

Trend watch

Trend report: pyjama party


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Sure the humble jammys are now worn outside the house, but it's the ones you wear at home that really count.