Fashion Trends

Twinkle toes

Mini-trend: How to wear metallic flats

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Jessica Alba is seen on February 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by ...

Melissa Singer   The silver flat is a smart and attention-grabbing alternative to a white sneaker.

How to wear a suede skirt

Model Alexa Chung wears a mid-length style in suede by department store Marks & Spencer.

Melissa Singer   Channel your inner Stevie Nicks - with a modern twist - with one of the most effortless skirt styles for cooler months.

Rain boots

These boots were made for splashing

Red Wellington ankle boots by 'Call It Spring' available through ASOS.

Catherine Bouris   The amazing range of cute gumboots available these days means you need never have damp toes again.

Gone Fishin'

Winter is here, but you can still take your inspo from the sea

cr: Corrie Bond (SL fashion, june 19)

Georgie Gordon   Designers are looking to the shipyards and seaside of the northern Hemisphere for fashion inspo this winter.

Knit Knack

Get cosy with the best winter knits from head to toe

ASOS "Knit with Cricket Detail" maxi dress, $98.

Georgie Gordon   Warm cosy jumpers are one of the upsides of winter dressing, ut we needn't deny the rest of our body the warmth and comfort that comes from wool and cashmere.

Earn your stripes

Stripes are in, so here's how to earn them

Photograph by Elford / De La Foret (Fairfax rights - 6 months after publication date) SL fashion, may 22

Georgie Gordon   It's all about the straight lines this season - but that doesn't mean you should play them straight.

Kick It

How cool girls do formal wear

Stylist Path Velvet wears a Zara skirt and Nike shoes at Milan Fashion Week.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Behold, this is how cool girls do formal wear.

Ruffles Rule

Everyone is wearing ruffles this season


Kathleen Lee-Joe   And you can too - here's how to look less Liberace circa 1985 and more Gucci circa now.

The New Black

How to wear your Little Black Dress in 2016

Marco de Vincenzo dress $2150.

Georgie Gordon   The LBD is timeless and will never go out of style - but it is always a joy to see what incarnations the current trends dictate for this classic piece.

Lasting look

How to get mileage from your summer wardrobe as the weather cools

How to wear a cape without looking like you're in superhero dressups (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Georgie Gordon   If you're not quite ready to relinquish your summer wardrobe despite the post-Easter chill, here's some tips to ease you into the cooler months.

Hoodies redux

How fashion has come to embrace the humble hoodie

Yes, hoodies are totally acceptable Paris Fashion Week attire. Leaf Greener says so.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   We love it when fashion trends fall in line with our existing closets.

Fall fashion

The trends to fall for this autumn

Photograph by Steven Chee for Sunday Life fashion issue, march 6

Georgie Gordon   Edgy to elegant, multicoloured to monochrome, the new season shines with fresh shapes and shades. Here are our picks.

Casual look

Dress for taking it easy

cr: Jake Terrey / Sunday life fashion, feb 21

Georgie Gordon   If fashion were a chill pill this would be it.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 things 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 ...

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.

Is gender-specific dressing on its way out?

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

Pat Ingram   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 ...

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 ...

Kathleen Lee-Joe   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.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   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.