ZARA:Why This Unlikely Accessory Is Fashion Girl–Approved

The fanny pack used to be something of an athleisure staple—great for on-the-go and hands-free activities—but far from being accepted in the world of high fashion. Today, however, the fanny pack has made a comeback in a big way, as it’s frequently seen on fashion girls the world over and even distributed by fashion houses that have served up their own luxe iterations. Whether pulling double duty as a belt, thrown casually over the shoulder, or even held as a handbag, the fashion fanny pack is a surefire statement piece that recalls a certain ’90s nostalgia while still appearing absolutely modern in its new leather renderings. Head below to see how fashion girls are bringing back the fanny pack.
A sleek satchel-like fanny pack is a practical accessory for the woman on the go.
Gucci leaves no question that the fanny pack can look impossibly chic.
A miniature backpack worn as a fanny pack is a surefire statement.
White-on-white layering makes the fanny pack a chic addition to the ensemble.
Sub in a fanny pack as a high-waisted belt with a long duster coat.
For something a bit subtler, a small black fanny pack worn slightly to the side is an effortless way to go hands-free in jeans and a leather jacket.
Combine two trends into one with a straw-bag iteration.
Take the fanny pack back to its athleisure roots with an original nylon offering—but update it with an over-the-shoulder styling.
A pastel fanny pack can be a playful way to break up a jumpsuit in a contrasting color.
Who knew a fanny pack could look so sophisticated and chic? Take an elevated approach with a natural-leather iteration paired with classic plaid.
If you’re hesitant to commit to the trend, choose a fanny pack with a strap that can also be worn as a handbag.
A two-tone fanny pack worn right at the waist gives the illusion of a belt.
Double a chic fanny pack as a belt over a long coat.
Or, take the fanny pack belt hack to the next level by looping it through belt loops.


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ZARA:Photograph Like a Model Off-Duty: These Are the Best Poses for Fashion

Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and think, How do other girls look that effortlessly cool in photos? You’re not alone. Striking the right pose (or action shot) in street style photography is something of an art. Models off duty have the look down pat, and our favorite fashion bloggers are pros at nailing the shot as well. So, for all of us still working on mastering that carefree, couldn’t-care-less quality of cool, we decided to do some research on how to pose like a model for photos. The next time you’re caught on camera, you can follow these tricks to ensure you and your outfit are presented in the best light. For study material, we turned to the street style snaps of models off duty, and we’ve we’ve rounded up some of our favorites below. Read on to learn how to strike some of the best poses for fashion street style.
1. Cross one leg over the other.
This pose highlights the vertical lines of your legs and elongates your entire frame.
2. Look back over your shoulder.
It’s a great opportunity to showcase the pretty back of a garment.
3. Profile your face and look away from the camera.
This changes up the perspective of your look and puts the focus on the outfit itself.
4. Tilt your head to one side.
Doing so is a cute and cheeky way to try something new.
5. Slightly pop one knee.
This move is subtle, but it’s a classic pose that works every time.
6. Use a sidewalk curb to your advantage.
If you want to show off some killer shoes, this is the way to do it.
7. Casually lean against a wall.
It’s the ultimate way to look casual and relaxed, giving you a sense of confidence that pulls the whole photo together.
8. Snap a shot midstep.
How to Look Candid 101: Capture movement. It makes the snap look impromptu and also gives the photo an extra dimension of professionalism.
9. Prop up one leg.
Not only does this pose exude cool-girl vibes, but it also breaks up the lines in your legs to add interest.
10. Cross one leg in front, and pop your knee.
This gives you a chance to show off your shoes from more than one angle. Bonus points for leaning against a wall.
Shop eye-catching pieces to enhance your Instagram feed:
Cat-eye sunglasses look chic in photos.
Fuchsia pink will make your Instagram pop.
The coolest clips for that side angle shot.
Show off your sculptural shoes while doing the cross-leg pose.
Fabrics like <span class=”woR”>silk</span><span class=”woD”>Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.[1] The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.</span>
and satin photograph beautifully.
A purse that will pack a punch on your feed.
A great-fitting leather jacket exudes cool-girl vibes (and never goes out of <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span>).
A little bling goes a long way in pictures.
Tie it around your neck or wear it as a hair <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> for the perfect finishing touch.
Ideal for that look-back-over-your-shoulder pose.


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ZARA:The 2018 Street Style Awards: Everything That Mattered This Year

welcome to the 2018 Street Style Awards, where we are taking a look back at some of the biggest <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> highlights from the past year that were born and blew up on the street <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> scene. A lot of sartorial goodness has happened over the course of this year, which gives us even more reason to hit pause and reflect on the trends, brands, and <span class=”woR”>product</span><span class=”woD”>In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are bought as raw materials and sold as finished goods. Commodities are usually raw materials such as metals and agricultural products, but a commodity can also be anything widely available in the open market.</span> that most affected our style (and our wallets). So, here’s how it worked: The editors at Who What Wear assembled a list of the 2018 trends that reigned supreme, created a voting form, and sent it out to all of you. Thanks to the reader votes and the votes of our very reputable panel of critics, the results are finally in.
Before we reveal the winners, let’s talk about our panel of judges. Ahead, you’ll hear from Booth Moore, author and style and fashion news director at The Hollywood Reporter; Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director of NET-A-PORTER; Jason Bolden, celebrity stylist; Alison Stiefel, VP of marketing at ShopStyle; and Kat Collings, Who What Wear’s very own editor in chief. If that list of industry experts doesn’t intrigue you, we don’t know what will.
Now, after hearing each unique perspective in the selection process, it is with pride and excitement that we present to you the winners of this year’s Street Style Awards. Ahead, find an at-a-glance summary of the winning trends, read what our critics and readers had to say about each, and shop the best pieces each trend has to offer.
There were a lot of uncertainties throughout 2018, but animal print was not one of them. What started out as the resurgence of leopard print quickly snowballed into the rise of wild looks of all kinds. Everything from snakeskin to tiger prints took center stage on the street style scene, our Instagram feeds, and the sites of nearly every major fashion retailer, for more reasons than one. One reader described the trend as “versatile, festive, and casual—it fits with every outfit and every occasion,” and we couldn’t agree more.
“I feel as though this has become the new neutral that you can pair with anything, at any time of the year,” explains von der Goltz. Readers also elaborated on the fact that this is the one trend they “have seen the most of on Instagram and in real life” (emphasis on the real). Considering all the above—the versatility, the popularity, and the wearabilty—it’s clear why this 2018 trend reigned supreme. In sum, it was destined for wild success.
Shop clockwise from top left: Saks Potts Yvonne Animal Print Fur Trimmed Wook Coat ($1530); Zara Animal Print Rain Hat ($26); Aeydē Camilla Pumps ($313); Topshop Zebra Print Long Sleeve Top ($35)
Bolden commented on this trend the best: “Everyone wants to be comfy and relaxed!” Motto for 2019? We think so. When a trend is equal parts cool and comfortable, there’s obviously more of a draw for people to actually want to wear it. Mind-blowing, isn’t it? At first, the whole concept of dad sneakers seemed daunting due to their “ugly” appearance, but that didn’t seem to stop anyone, ourselves included. “The idea of ugly sneakers is, to me, the ideal picture of the progressive and fun fashion of 2018,” a reader told us, and boy, did it progress.
The year started off with this trend’s aesthetic looking a bit chunky but quickly transformed into straight-up “dad” mode. Danish girls paved the way (as they did with many new trends this year) in this regard as they reintroduced forgotten brands like New Balance into the mix, keeping the trend feeling fresh. Keeping tabs on the evolution of dad sneakers throughout this year required little to no effort, as celebrities, influencers, and more sported the trend. “Dad sneakers were created by every designer, and they sold like crazy. This a trend that is here to stay,” said von der Goltz. In other words, if you have yet to test out this It item, we have expert-provided proof that it’s here to stay for 2019.
Shop clockwise from top left: Adidas Originals Yeezy 700 Leather, Suede, and Mesh Sneakers ($300); Fila Disruptor 2 Lux Leather Sneakers ($120); Acne Studios Manhattan Leather, Suede, and Mesh Sneakers ($500); Adidas Falcon W Sneakers in Gray Tone/Trace Maroon ($100)
“Thanks, it’s Ganni” is a phrase you’ve either said or heard on more than one occasion throughout this year. This Copenhagen-based brand, run by the husband-and-wife team of Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup and founder Nicolaj Reffstrup, has been around since 2009 but really started gaining steam in the U.S. over the last couple of years. While it’s essentially built into the brand’s DNA to design eye-catching pieces of all kinds, 2018 was the year Ganni imprinted itself into our brains as the contemporary fashion label to know and wear.
“Ganni leads trends, and it’s just a lovely bonus that it’s at an accessible price point,” explains Collings. The price tag is something we can only assume helped ignite a fire in fans of the brand, ultimately giving them greater access to the pieces their favorite It girls are wearing. Be it that colorful striped sweater or those iconic cowboy boots, we champion Ganni today for being the brand that won the hearts of, well, pretty much everyone. “This glorious brand is incredibly diverse, yet it maintains its own spirit—channeling (and leading) the new Scandi style; more fun, less minimalistic,” said a reader. Check, check, and check.
Shop clockwise from top left: Ganni Lindale Zebra-Print Crepe Pants ($160), Julliard Striped Mohair and Wool-Blend Sweater ($264), Printed Pintucked Cotton-Poplin Mini Dress ($270), and Marlyn Two-Tone Embroidered Leather Cutout Boots ($585)
Cecilie Bahnsen is the up-and-comer fashion girls have been drooling over all year long. If the brand name isn’t ringing a bell, one look at the striking silhouettes will. Ever since we saw those open-back cloud-like white and pink dresses all over Instagram, we knew this brand was something special, and so did the rest of the fashion community. “We love this Scandinavian aesthetic and the way Cecilie is able to use volume to create feminine, beautiful pieces,” explains von der Goltz, with a reader following suit: “Again, Copenhagen is having its moment, and it’s time for their designers to shine their fresh air in fashion.”
Unlike the overwhelming wearability of the Danish brand Ganni, Cecilie Bahnsen airs more on the “reserved for special occasions” side of the spectrum—that is, until quite recently. As of late, we’ve seen the brand infiltrate the day-to-day wardrobes of some of the internet’s favorite up-and-comers (are you seeing a theme here?) as they have quickly started convincing us that the brand’s sculptural silhouettes are more approachable than we once thought. Come next year, we’re placing bets that this brand will continue to climb its way up the sartorial ladder—you’ll see.
Shop clockwise from top left: Cecilie Bahnsen Alberte Cotton Blouse ($781), Bey Floral Fil-Coupé Dress ($1553), Maja Bow-Detailed Ruffled Silk-Tulle Top ($273), and White Shelly Backpack ($365)
Here’s a challenge for you—see if you can go an entire day without seeing at least one Dior Saddle Bag on Instagram. “I’m pretty sure I saw that bag on every blogger’s Insta two times a day. It’s iconic for a reason,” a reader excitedly shared. Yes, it’s that popular. We started reporting on this iconic bag’s triumphant return back in February with the hunch that we’d be seeing a lot more of the nostalgic style as the year went on, but I think I speak for everyone when I say we had no idea the style would take over at quite the volume and speed that it did.
“With the revitalization of late-’90s style favorites like high-waisted jeans, chokers, bodysuits, and crop tops, we saw Dior go back to the vault to bring back the saddle bag with great effect. Interest in Dior grew by 25% year over year,” Stiefel told us. Additionally, the launch of the iconic house’s 2018 version of the Saddle Bag bubbled up a whole new side of the trend as consumers seemed nearly desperate to get their hands on one. Any sort of logo-adorned Dior bag suddenly filled the pages of designer resale sites like The RealReal and What Goes Around Comes Around since investing in one of the newer versions was not an attainable purchase for most. But one thing’s for certain—new or vintage, whenever someone finally owned this bag, the whole world knew about it. Pics or it didn’t happen, right?
Shop: Dior Oblique Saddle Bag in Navy or Red Print ($2850) and Saddle Calfskin Bag in Black or Red ($3250)
Dad sneakers may have won the It item of the year title, but within that overarching trend was the undeniable presence of one very large shoe style—the Balenciaga Triple S sneakers. “The dad sneaker is the trend everyone loves to hate but loves to wear,” Moore told us, “and this style was the pacesetter, made palatable by cool girls like Tracee Ellis Ross.” Moore is right—dad sneakers were one of the most “hated” trends of 2018, but somehow that didn’t stop a lot of people from wearing them.
“The Triple S is iconic,” a reader told us. “It made the chunky dad sneaker cool and wearable.” Not that every trend necessarily needs a high-fashion designer’s stamp of approval (look at Susan Alexandra and her cult following of beaded-bag lovers), but seeing a product set the pace for an entire trend definitely gives wearers a sense of peace, especially when the trend involves five pounds of rubber on your soles.
Shop: Balenciaga Triple S Trainers in White and Green ($950) and Triple S Logo-Embroidered Leather, Nubuck, and Mesh Sneakers in White, Black, or Pink ($895)
“A sign of the rise of eccentric dressing, leopard print became the new neutral,” Moore explained, perfectly aligning with the aforementioned claim that all animal prints are officially considered neutrals. This means that despite the rather loud nature of the print, people have learned to incorporate the trend into their daily wardrobes with little to no effort. Thanks to the black-and-brown color palette, leopard is a print that goes with almost anything, from muted hues to bold colors. Throw a stripe in there, and you’ll have yourself a street style–ready look in no time.
This print trend took to the streets in the form of accessories and ready-to-wear products alike. The sheer availability of the print allowed people with varying style types to test out the trend in a way that was on brand with them. Minimalists opted for leopard loafers, maximalists a leopard dress, and so on and so forth. Additionally, considering that this print has proven itself for years to be a classic, buying into the trend is buying into a wardrobe staple, and we’re always supportive of a shopping decision like that.
Shop clockwise from top left: Stand Faux Fur Leopard Coat ($375); Nanushka Clarence Leopard-Print Calf Hair Ankle Boots ($179); Susan Alexandra Leopard Bag ($325); See by Chloé Cropped Leopard Print Trousers ($238)
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a wrap on the biggest trends, products, and brands of 2018. We can’t wait to see what fashion highlights bubble and break on the street style scene next year. See you there.

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ZARA:The Super-Minimal 2-Piece Formula That’s All Over Pinterest

Often the most uncomplicated ensembles pack the chicest punch. The latest of these simple combos is now is becoming every bit as ubiquitous. Enter: super-relaxed tailoring, the outfit trend we can barely go an Instagram or Pinterest scroll without spying on our favorite influencers. As much suited to a stroll through a Moroccan market as to the lunch spots of downtown Manhattan, this combination of an oversize shirt mixed with loose-fitting tailored trousers screams easy-breezy.
There’s only one rule to the trend: Keep your separates relaxed and minimal. Ensure your shirt is a few sizes too big, and pair with paper-bag, high-waisted <span class=”woR”>trousers</span><span class=”woD”>Trousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.[1] Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK.</span>
(like the above look from Na Nin Vintage), palazzo styles, or an oversize subtle flare (blogger Ada Oguntodu expertly demonstrates this option below). As for your palette, neutral works best, but no one’s getting a slap on the wrist if a dash of color is what you so desire. Below, we’ve rounded up prime inspiration for the best trouser-and-shirt combinations in town.
Style Notes: Make like
<span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> girl María Bernad and opt for caramel-brown high-waisted trousers, keeping it crisp and white on top. Throw in oversize earrings for extra <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> points.
Style Notes: Layer over a cream-colored turtleneck to make your ensemble cold weather–appropriate. Less of the chill, all of the chic.
Style Notes: Who said you can’t move this outfit idea into winter? Just swap creams and whites for black. Simple.
Style Notes: All white? It always looks expensive. Separate those pure pieces with a vintage-style belt for the perfect finishing touch.
Style Notes: Yes, this look is all about relaxed shapes, but that’s not to say you can’t be experimental with your accessories. Those cute details can make this idea unique.
Style Notes: Stop your oversize look from stepping into swamping territory by way of a statement belt.
Style Notes: If tucking isn’t your thing (or your shirt is simply too good to hide half of), let it hang out in all its glory. Just add a cute bag and fun sunnies like influencer Ada Oguntodu.
Style Notes: If you want to dabble in the trend but prefer your tailoring slim-fit, pair hip-hugging cigarette trousers with your white blouse.
Style Notes: When it comes to footwear, pair your tailoring with stylish sneakers. Comfort is key.
Style Notes: Alternatively, ramp up your look with look-at-me heels, just as blogger Darja Barannik has here.


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ZARA:The Only Way to Wear Camouflage in 2018

If photos snapped on the street style scene are any indication, 2018 is all about making bold fashion statements, and that’s one thing we’ve noticed about how to wear camouflage. Fashion insiders are reaching for eye-grabbing pieces such as loose-fit <span class=”woR”>trousers</span><span class=”woD”>Trousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.[1] Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK.</span> or puffer jackets finished with a camouflage print and making them the focal point of their looks.

Whether styling a camo jacket with an outfit that is otherwise head-to-toe white or building a look around a pair of camo trousers, you can’t go wrong by adding the print to your wardrobe. The classic print truly never goes out of style, and if you’re looking for a way to make it feel fresh, we have plenty of stylish ways to wear it right now. Go on to see 15 ways fashion girls are wearing camo that are worth repeating.

We love the loose fit of these camo trousers.

Try an oversize jacket.

We love these camo pants.

Make camouflage the focal point of your look.

Swap out solid trousers for a camo pair.

Throw a bomber version over jeans.

The pant silhouette fashion girls everywhere are wearing.

Try styling camo pants with heels.

A camo jacket makes this outfit ready for the street style scene.

Upgrade your puffer coat to a camo version.

Layer your camo <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span> over an all-white outfit.

The perfect layering piece.

Show off the lining of your jacket by wearing it off the shoulders.

Add street style cool to your look with a statement <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture.</span>

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.


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ZARA:This Is Where I Go for Truly Chic Outfit Ideas

When it comes to the “outfit tweak” (a subtle flourish that turns an assortment of clothes into something worth being seen in), few are more accomplished in the task than Jenny Walton. Knotting a silk scarf around her ballerina bun, carrying a vintage purse that looks like it’s made from melting marshmallows, and (my personal favorite) pinning brooches around her shirt collar so it sprouts blossoms are all tricks her 190,000 Instagram followers are familiar with. If further proof is needed that her accessoriesA fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. game is on point, note that her toothbrush, a striped design from L’Officine Universelle Buly 1803, matches her enamel Roxanne Assoulin bracelet almost perfectly.

Walton is an illustrator and fashion director at The Sartorialist, her fiancé’s street styleStyle is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one. blog, where she’s frequently featured, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that the woman makes dental hygiene look chic. In all seriousness, she’s a real master of the high-low mix. Her wardrobe roughly breaks down, she tells me, into 50% vintage, 30% designer, and 20% high street.

This means one outfit could happily consist of a Zara sweater, a homemade puffball skirt, a pair of J.Crew door-knocker earrings, and a Mansur Gavriel top-handle bag. It’s a delicate balance where no element shouts louder than another, one that takes so much more skill than wearing top-to-toe designer hot off the runway presses.

“I do sometimes shop Zara and COS, but it makes me feel really great when I can buy something vintage or from a local, small designer, who is handcrafting their pieces and has a small environmental impact but a large impact on my or their local community,” says Walton.

Fe, a sustainable brand that handmakes knitwear in Brooklyn, is a recent discovery of hers. This mindful way of shopping means she’s also a great outfit recycler. Walton recently posted a video on Instagram Stories of a familiar outfit; it was the exact one she was wearing when she was first photographed by Schuman. It consisted of a gray fair-isle knit, a sweeping blue car coat, and an elegant wool skirt.

Her weaknesses are anything by Miuccia Prada and vintage earrings. She owns over 100 pairs and has amassed one of the best trinket collections on Instagram I’ve come across. A recent snap of Walton’s hotel bathroom during London Fashion Week showed a white towel covered in earrings by Wald Berlin, Annie Costello Brown, Miu Miu, and Prada and tangles of CVC Stones necklaces. Her favorite shoppingShopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one.  spots in the capital are Grays Antique Market and Dover Street Market, where she once bought a teeny-tiny cropped shirt by Maison Margiela.

If it sounds like I’m slightly overawed by Walton’s style (or like I’ve been tracking her shopping movements like a bloodhound), I’m afraid it’s guilty as charged. I love how she’ll pair a thrifted primrose-colored shift with rubber Prada flatforms or a wafty Ulla Johnson skirt with an Etsy purse and Maryam Nassir Zadeh PVC mules.

What I really want to know, though, is how does she piece each outfit together so it doesn’t look too (for lack of a better phrase) put together. Unfortunately, she hasn’t quite nailed down a fail-safe formula for the rest of us. “I’m very trial and error,” she says. “I usually start with one piece that I really love—which could be a top or a shoe—and I keep adding supporting characters to that outfit until hopefully I’m fully clothed.”


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Your Retinas Will Dilate Upon Seeing These Shocking, Extravagant Wedding Dresses–ZARA

Several months ago, I somehow found myself on an Instagram account called @LebaneseWeddings, which, as you can probably guess, chronicles just that: (the most extravagant) Lebanese weddingA wedding is a ceremony where two people or a couple are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.. After a stunning, ornate wedding gown characteristic of the work of Zuhair Murad (which it, in fact, was) caught my eye on the explore page, 30 minutes later, I was knee deep in the photos of strangers on the other side of the Atlantic, unable to tear my eyes away from what I was seeing.

Mind you, my own wedding was over a year ago, and I have since been more than elated to put any sort of planning or search for inspiration behind me, yet I still find myself on this account from time to time, simply taking in the beautyBeauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology, philosophy and sociology.. Custom gowns designed by the aforementioned Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, Ralph & Russo, Georges Hobeika, and other masters of couture will simply never get boring to look at, I guess. It also doesn’t hurt that the women wearing the dresses are equally as stunning as the garmentsgarments can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depend on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific. themselves.

To see what has me hooked, continue on below (and it wouldn’t be a Who What Wear story without a roundup of dresses you can actually shop at the end).

WEAR: Elie Saab
WEAR: Zuhair Murad
WEAR: Elie Saab
WEAR: Zuhair Murad
WEAR: Rami Kadi
WEAR: Georges Hobeika
WEAR: Elie Saab
WEAR: Ralph & Russo
WEAR: Elie Saab
WEAR: Zuhair Murad
WEAR: Zuhair Murad


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The ’80s Trend You’ll Be Wearing Next Month–ZARA

When it comes to my fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. choices, I’ve documented the fact that I stand on the more classic and less risk-forward end of the spectrum. I’m never going to be one of those people who try every latest trend—although I do work them in in small doses. One area where I make an exception, however, is when it comes to prints. Specifically, animal prints.

I’ve been a longtime fan of leopard and really consider it to be a classic and timeless print (more than a trend) and have been throwing it on for years and years now. Most recently, I’ve been wearing it in the form of one-piece swimsuits. This fall, though, there’s a focus on animal prints in general, largely stemming from the ’80s trends and silhouettes that swept the runway. So, in addition to leopard, you’ll be seeing other forms like zebra and tiger prints.

Tiger-print clothes are specifically one micro-trend that I’m especially excited by. Though I’ll never tire of leopard, tiger prints feel particularly fresh and cool. I already tried it for myself and have been increasingly noticing it in the outfits of fashion girls and in the new arrivals sections from all my favorite designers. Ahead see how to wear the print and shop my edit of pieces to wear for the season ahead.

Though I’m generally cautious about new trends, I was quick to adopt the tiger print into my wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes.The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.. These pants are definitely a statement, but I think they work with a minimal top and jewelleryJewellery or jewelry consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used..

I always have my eye on Pernille Teisbaek for her cool styling ideas. I’m still warming up to flip-flops, but she’s proving how to make them look cool with this tiger-print dress.
If you want to ease your way into tiger-print pieces, try an accessory like these cool sunglasses from Swedish brand Chimi.
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Fashion Buyers Told Us the 4 Biggest Fall Jean Trends–ZARA

You may think we’re getting ahead of ourselves, but we call it proactive when we say bring on the fall jeans. While denim is really a 365-days-a-year trendA trend is the latest style of popular culture including but not limited to: clothing, music, vernacular (common speech), and the latest tv shows. This form of culture is usually expressed by preps and other kids trying desperately to be accepted by peers despite obvious outcastment., fall still kind of feels like a big old welcome back when it comes to slipping into our best-fitting, best-feeling pairs. And we’ve got the intel on which pairs you might want to invest in first straight from the experts.

In order to determine which denim styles will be most in demand this year, we turned to insiders at two different boutiquesA boutique is “a small store that sells stylish clothing, jewelry, or other usually luxury goods”., Sherri McMullen, of her eponymous store McMullen, and Kristen Cole, chief creative officer and president of TenOverSix. Together, their advice leads us to four top trends.

“For fall, denim is a bit more tailored than past seasons,” McMullen tells us. “I’m seeing more trouser styles, boot cut, fuller legs, and long and lean silhouettes in clean washes.” Similarly, Cole says that ’70s flare jeans are also key for fall. She also calls out daring acid washes—”darks and neons” are choice colors—as well as vintageVintage, in winemaking, is the process of picking grapes and creating the finished product (see Harvest (wine)). A vintage wine is one made from grapes that were all, or primarily, grown and harvested in a single specified year. reworked pairs. “There is still a heavy vintage 501s influence, but now with more detail and reworking,” she adds.

Below get a head start on fall jean shopping with the styles that will sure to be huge in a few months time.
Vintage Reworked
Acid-Wash Skinnies
’70s Flare
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The Sneakers Everyone Will Be Wearing This Fall–zara

Strike up a conversation with anyone who loves fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers., and they will tell you that the approaching shift from one season to another is quite possibly the most exciting time for their wardrobes. The need to evaluate trends that are slowly dying versus ones that are on the up-and-up is ever-pressing, and the wish lists of must-have fall pieces begin to stack up. If you ever have the urge to update your style aesthetic, that time would be at the beginning of a seasonal shift, as you contemplate the latest trends and figure out which ones are the best fit for your lifestyle. While there are dozens of fall 2018 trends we could gush about, today we are here to discuss one we have a feeling you’ll particularly love—sneaker trends.

Footwear has reached a place where comfort is of utmost importance, meaning sneakersSneakers (also known as athletic shoes, tennis shoes, gym shoes, runners, takkies, or trainers) are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also often used for everyday wear. are getting churned out in styles we never thought would stick. So what’s going to be the talk of the sneaker world come this fall? Apparently, the answer is a fresh trend called “new-age” sneakers. Elizabeth von der Goltz, the global buying director of Net-a-Porter, told us, “For F/W 18, we saw each designer take on the new-age sneaker in their own way, from Gucci’s logo-heavy and crystal-embellished boot hybrid to Stella McCartney’s pared-back bright white version that walked the menswear catwalk with loose tailoring. We loved this so much that we asked Stella to make them for women, which we will be pre-launching exclusively in July.”

You know that if Net-a-Porter is buying heavily into this new-age sneaker trend that fashion girls all over the world will be sporting the style in no time at all. Ahead we had Net-a-Porter break down this fall sneaker trend into six different micro-trends so you can decipher which new-age sneaker is right for you. Ready to do some fresh fall sole shopping?

This fall, the goal is to have strangers take one look at your sneakers and know exactly who makes them thanks to the bold-faced logosA logo is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public recognition. It may be of an abstract or figurative design or include the text of the name it represents as in a logotype or wordmark. plastered everywhere from the leather to the laces to the soles.

Sole Purpose
Tired of calling your “dad sneakers” by that name? We are too, and thanks to the geniuses at Net-a-Porter, the trend is taking on a fresh name and identity. Introducing, the “sole purpose” sneaker trend—a more futuristic take on the dad/ugly/chunky sneaker trend you’re so used to.

Sock Sneakers
We saw the rise of sock sneakers a few seasons back, but this fall, the style is ready to take the throne once again. This season, pair the trend with tailored separates versus sweatpants for a more playful take on this easy-to-wear sneaker style.

It’s not quite a pair of sock sneakers, but it’s not quite a more luxe version of slip-on Vans—it’s laceless sneaks, and the style couldn’t feel more forward if it tried. When all of the heavy hitters in the industry are designing sneakers sans laces that look like they belong in a spaceship of some sort, it’s time to take note and add to cart.

The Fashion Runaround
Whether you’re literally running around town or aren’t into all the hullabaloo of sneakers called “sole purpose,” this trend is here for you. Throw these on with everything from a head-to-toe athleisure ensemble or with a floral midi dress. When it comes to this trend, comfort is the star player

Sneakers can be pretty, and it’s okay to want that. If futuristic slip-ons and chunky soles aren’t your jam, opt for a more classic (ish) style with a hint of glamour. All your fall sweaters and coats will thank you.


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