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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

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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.

The cost of looking good

How much should high schoolers really spend on the formal?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE The thing is, real formals are nothing like the movies.

Forever ever

Are friendship tattoos the new couple tattoos?

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  Cara Delevingne (L) and Jourdan Dunn attend an after party following the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in association with Burberry at The Savoy Hotel on November 25, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We don’t want to be a negative Nancy, we’re just saying: be practical.

Smart casual

How to nail this modern dress code

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Lisa Armstrong If even a future queen 'dresses down', it's no longer a niche - so do it right, says Lisa Armstrong.

Mini minimalism

Would you dress your child in minimalist clothing?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE What’s cuter than your kid dressed in a frothy tutu and diamante crown? Try this.

Fashion's future

10 exciting fash-tech start-ups you should know about

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  A model uses her iPhone backstage ahead of the Nana Judy show on day five of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The future of fashion is sure looking good.

Men in tights

Men's tights are a thing coming soon

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 29:  Russel Westbrook attends the Saint Laurent  show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 on June 29, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

ANNIE STEVENS It's happening thanks to this fashion loving basketballer.

The scrunchie returns

Is the scrunchie really making a comeback this time?

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04:  Model Ming Xi walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Marisa Meltzer Hillary Clinton probably had it right all along. But of course she did.

Almost edible

These food inspired jewellery finds are entirely delectable

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Food inspired bling that's almost good enough to eat.

Breaking it down

7 trends from Couture Week that real people might eventually wear

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07:  A model walks the runway during the Giambattista Valli show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Couture trends that will trickle down into everyday life.

Culottes are back

Culottes are well and truly back

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Personal shopper and freelance stylist Laetitia Roukbi wears Ralph Lauren top and culottes, Max Mara shoes, Delvaux bag, YSL sunglasses and a Christian Lacroix necklace on day 3 of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, Paris September 26, 2013 in Paris, London. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

GEORGINA SAFE And we simply can't get enough of them.

Cut-out trends

Peek-a-boo cut-outs are an important new trend

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Designers are getting creative with their scissors, and we can't get enough.

How to wear midis

How to wear this season's skirt-length

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 26: L'Officiel Thailand fashion director May Buranasiri wears a TB skirt, Prada bag and Valentino shoes before Dries Van Noten Show at the Hotel de Ville on February 26, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

ANNIE STEVENS The mid-length skirt can be a tricky one, but well worth the effort.

Try before you buy

This Japanese store is basically letting customers shoplift for a day

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Annie Stevens Try, and wear, before you buy. Could it catch on?

Trend report

The new sleeve shape to try

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Introducing the "popeye".

Wedding trends

Would you rent your bridesmaids' dresses?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE From our viewpoint, it seems like a crazily good option.

Fitness fashion

How trackpants became legit high fashion

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 15: Rita Ora sighted at BBC Radio 1 studios on February 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/FilmMagic)

JENNA CLARKE The evolution of sportswear from gym only to fancy clothes that you wear all the time.

Shop the look

10 sneakers to give you serious fashion cred

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Cosmopolitan China's journalist Fei Teng wears American Apparel jacket, Zara skirt, Nike sneakers and Stella Mccartney bag before Celine show on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE 10 ways to appear cooler, and more comfortable, than you really are.

Crazy trends

Ten trends that only make sense to fashion people

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Fashion Consultant Yasmin Sewell wears an Isa Arfen top, Etre Cecile dress and Nicolas Kirkwood boots on day 4 of London Collections: Women on February 17, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE From socks and sandals to ombre, the fashion trends that really don't translate well.

The new neckline

The new sexy in necklines

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12:  Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends HBO's Golden Globe Awards after party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

ANNIE STEVENS There's a sexy old/new cut in town and it's got plenty of excellent champions.

Wedding trends

The case for wearing a flower crown at your wedding

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Worried it might date badly in photos? Read on.

Death of skinny jeans?

This might be the end for skinny leg pants

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 6:  Fashion Buyer Kay Kim wears Chanel shoes, H and M culottes on day 1 of London Mens Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, on January 06, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The tyranny of skinny leg pants is being moved on by more relaxed and directional shapes.

The Met Ball

Do dress codes still exist?

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06:  Nicole Richie attends the Costume Institute Gala for the

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The Met Ball has a long history of mind-boggling dress-to-impress codes, but the latest has even the most seasoned partygoers scratching their heads.

History's best mini skirts

The mini skirt is a symbol of ‘‘freedom and liberation’’

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Josie Clarke The British designer widely credited with popularising the mini skirt has recalled its ‘‘feeling of freedom and liberation’’ 50 years after she took the fashion world by storm.

Fauxsumerism

‘Fauxsumerism’ is the latest retail trend, apparently

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Anyone else sick and tired of internet articles deconstructing the behavioural patterns of millenials?

Jewellery trends

Presented without judgement: four new jewellery trends to tap

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model walks the runway at the Emma Mulholland show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at The Elston Mezzanine, Carriageworks on April 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

GENEVIEVE ROSEN Nose rings, nail rings, handcuffs and headbands like you’ve never seen them before.

Fashion is coming

Game of Thrones fashion takes over runways

Game of Thrones and Haute Coture have many things in common.

NEDAHL STELIO The show's popularity has slowly saturated all audience demographics, becoming the most downloaded show in history, and its influence is such that it's now beginning to influence one of the most elitist industries of all: fashion.

Pretty ugly fashion

Pretty-ugly shoes are back, you guys

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02:  A model walks the runway at the Celine Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

GENEVIEVE ROSEN Three new season shoe shapes that’ll challenge everything you thought you knew.