Fashion Trends

Colour splash

A summertime splash of bright colour

cr: Jake Terrey , SL fashion, feb 7

It's taken a while for us to dip our toes in the colour pool again, but we're ready.

Fanny Packs

Vogue declares bum bags are back (again)

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 26:  A model walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 26, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Victor Boyko/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The trick is to wear it not too seriously, and with a touch of irony.

Linen lover

The comfortable luxury of linen

Dressing in head-to-toe linen luxury is easy when following a few simple guidelines.

Georgie Gordon   When it comes to wearing clothes made from luxury fabrics, silk, cashmere and velvet are lovely but we'll take linen any day.

Golden Globes

Golden Globes sees notable absence of the 'naked dress'

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10:  Entertainer Jennifer Lopez attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The result? Comfier couture – and a welcome antidote to the bling.

Fashion force

How Star Wars will be a force for fashion in 2016

#WheresRey: the lead character from <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been mysteriously absent from the film's merchandise.

Elizabeth Wellington   It's likely that hooded cloaks, drapey clothes and other Star Wars-attuned attire will be a force in our closets throughout the year.

Fashion forecast

Six ready-to-wear runway trends to embrace in 2016

A model walks the runway during the Gucci show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

Consider 2015's minimalist trend a palate cleanser for what's to come.

Practical packing

How to dress well on a summer holiday

Photography by Corrie Bond
SL fashion - dec 20

Georgie Gordon   Packing a pared-back wardrobe that pulls its weight on holiday can be trickier than you think.

Swingin' Swimwear

This summer's swimwear swings back to the '70s

Crochet makes a comeback.

Georgie Gordon   Swimwear hasn't escaped the swinging influence the 70s is having on current fashion trends.

Star Wars

Star Wars heels will appeal to ultimate fangirls

Irregular Choice

Kathleen Lee-joe   We plan to wear ours with monastic robes and braided earmuff buns.

Titan Clashing

The new fashion rules are there are no rules

sunday life nov 1 fash

Georgie Gordon   It's quite refreshing to be able to put all the fashion 'rules' by the wayside in the name of a trend.

White light

Drape yourself in white lace for effortless summer romance

cr: Corrie Bond
SL fashion - oct 25

Georgie Gordon   Nothing says 'summer romance' more than dressing in head to toe white lace.


Seoul Fashion Week makes a case for couple dressing

Carl Jones for Sol-Sol Street

Kathleen Lee-Joe   These couples prove it can be done in a fashion-forward way.

Wedding Dresses

The 'naked dress' trend takes hold at Bridal Fashion Week

The bride wore sheers.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   You know that stress dream where you are naked in front of everyone you know?

Tunic Time

Make a tunic and trousers your work-to-play uniform

Sunday life fashion oct 18

Georgie Gordon   Pair up the new long-line tops and trousers for an easy elegance.

Romper Stomper

How to jump on board the one-piece trend

Looser, drapier styles make great casual options.

Georgie Gordon   Jumpsuits, playsuits, rompers, whatever you'd like to call them, all-in-ones are having a big fashion moment.

New hues

Spring fashion has a new 'unisex' colour palette

Sunday lifeoct 4 fashion

Georgie Gordon   Distinctly separate from the '70s boho trend of mad prints and heavy textures, this trend finds itself at the other end of the spectrum, minimalistic in it's simplicity and decidedly utilitarian.

Blue Denim

How to get away with wearing denim to work

Denim is the new neutral.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Denim was literally invented for workers. Here's how to work it into your 9-to-5 wardrobe.

'80s Revival

The '80s trends you never thought would make a comeback

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway at the J.W.Anderson Ready to Wear show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   What's with the '80s filter designers are applying to the runway?


The internet is trying to make #bonnetcore happen

Nellie Oleson

Kathleen Lee-Joe   As its name suggests, #bonnetcore involves wearing bonnets – that brimless variety of headgear most beloved by Bo Peep and the Bennet sisters

Shine on

Turn up the glam with heavy metallics

Wallflowers need not apply, this is what you wear when you want to be seen.

Georgie Gordon   Wallflowers need not apply, this is what you wear when you want to be seen.

Life in Mono

Monochrome: A modern take on retro

In many ways, fashion was born in the sixties - and we've looked back ever since.

Georgie Gordon   In many ways, fashion was born in the sixties - and we've looked back ever since.

Neutral Territory

How to have fun with not-so-basic beige

cr: Corrie Bond
SL fashion - aug 2

Georgie Gordon   Your camel cashmere jumper and trench coat are always going to be in vogue, but there's so much more fun to be had with beige.

Petit florals

Let your little flowers bloom

These retro prints look fabulous with other pieces from our current favourite era. Flares in denim or richly hued velvet are perfect.

Georgie Gordon   Why wouldn't we want to celebrate nearing the end of winter with some pretty patterns?

Jean Therapy

It's all in the jeans

cr: Jake Terrey
SL fashion shoot with Jodi Anasta
july 19

Georgie Gordon   Who better to show us the latest looks in denim than Jeans for Genes ambassador Jodi Anasta?

Maximum Bright

Turn up the colour for maxi dress distraction

cr: Jake Terrey
SL fashion - july 12

Georgie Gordon   Combat seasonal affective disorder with these bright sparks.

Throwing Shapes

The shape of things to come

Long lines and sharp tailoring produce a lean silhouette, creating even more contrast to the volume in the sleeves and trousers.

Georgie Gordon   It's hard to put a finger on or even name the look of the moment, more a reinvention of shapes and inspired silhouettes than a definitive theme.

Seinfeld Style

Style lessons we picked up from Elaine Benes

Elaine Benes

Kathleen Lee-Joe   ​The street-style set, donning their no-nonsense brogues, oversized blazers and vintage tea dresses, owe a lot to Elaine Marie Benes.

Rainy Day Gear

How to look great in the rain


Kathleen Lee-Joe   When the heavens open up, rest assured you'll be puddle jumping with joy in these stylish picks.

Feminine Formula

The simple formula for feminine dressing this winter

Luxurious, contrasting fabrics create interest in what's a quite conservative look.

Georgie Gordon   Pair long, swishy skirts with pure white blouses in cotton or sheer silk to form the basis of this elegant, ultra-feminine aesthetic.

Ice Age

Dressing for the ice age

Sunday Life fashion 14 June

Georgie Gordon   Bust out the fur and shearling outerwear, winter has officially arrived.

Happy feet

Why we should celebrate this foot-friendly fashion moment

"Yes, models now embrace the shoes my dad wears on his Hobbit feet."

Julie Klam   Tevas, Birkenstocks, sneakers... comfortable footwear is so in. And it's a wonderful thing.

Easily Suede

Making a statement with suede

A statement suede skirt will instantly update your look.

Georgie Gordon   If there's a hero piece this season, it's pretty safe to say that it's the suede skirt.

White Denim

Why yes, you can pull off white jeans

Frame Denim's Instagram

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Oozing confidence, ease and Inés de la Fressange-style nonchalance.

Winter threads

Getting back to basics for cold weather comfort

Combine slouchy pants, comfy knits, long-line cardigans and trench coats and your weekend winter wardrobe is sorted.

Georgie Gordon   Combine slouchy pants, comfy knits, long-line cardigans and trench coats and your weekend winter wardrobe is sorted.

Fun Flats

10 flats that are even fancier than your heels


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Because fun flats topple sky-high heels any day of the week.

Winter body-con

Dancing to her own beat

Dannii Minogue.

Interview by Jane Rocca   At 43, Dannii Minogue knows herself, and her style: a modern, body-con glamour far from those crop-topped, pop-star years.

Oversized coats

A no fuss guide to winter coats

The most beloved cut this season is the oversized coat.

Georgie Gordon   Think voluminous, cocoon-like coats that look fives sizes too big everywhere but the arms.

Alt-Bride Fashion

The most badass trends from Bridal Fashion Week

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17:  General atmosphere at Mary Kay Makeup Sponsorship For Naeem Khan Bridal Fashion Week Presentation on April 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Mary Kay)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Rebel against the traditional with these alternative wedding-dress trends. (Including – brace yourself – bridal overalls!)

You ain't seen nothing yet

Embrace the vibe, this throwback trend isn't going anywhere.

Georgie Gordon   Get the skinny on the latest throwback look.

MBFWA Trends

10 Fashion Week trends you’ll be wearing next season

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15:  A model, dress detail, walks the runway during the Akira show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 at Carriageworks on April 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The sparkly dust has settled from Australian fashion week, leaving these need-to-know trends in its wake.

Tough love

What to pair with leather this winter


Georgie Gordon   There’s certainly truth in the old saying opposites attract when putting this look together.

Androgynous style

Is gender-specific dressing on its way out?

This season's man-style trend is all about the silhouette.

Georgie Gordon   We're seeing this trend season after season and increasingly, androgynous dressing is working both ways.


The 90s trend you never thought would come back

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Christina Caradona is seen outside the Marissa Webb show wearing a Miu Miu coat and Samuji top and pants on February 12, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Anyone who was a teen during the ‘90s R&B girl-group renaissance is already well acquainted.


Everyone’s wearing Adidas Superstars now

Elisabetta Di Maso wears Adidas Superstars in Milan, Italy.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The fashion world is stepping right back to 1986.

Blue Jeans

Why everyone’s wearing Levi’s 501s now

The Boss performs on stage.

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?


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


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 "apparel inspired by baby clothes" and has inspired a series of photographs in which he dresses up in clothes he would've worn as a tiny tot.

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

"Combining form with function, bucket bags are known for their Mary Poppins capabilities."

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


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

jewellery designers

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Ahead, hardcore jewellery porn courtesy of our favourite form of window shopping, Instagram.