This summer has been marked with some rather, well, “cheap” fashion trends—seashell earrings, beaded bags, and flip-flops to name a few. For fall, though, expect things to be a little more polished. This is especially true when it comes to shoes. From nouveau pumps to modern strappy sandals to crystal-embellished heels, there are a number of shoe trends on the lineup that are set to elevate any look. There is one that will make you look wealthier than you are. This, my friends, is the mock-croc trend.
The crocodile-effect shoes were spotted on the runway at shows like Ganni, Rejina Pyo, and Tory Burch but have since been adopted into the shoe collections of designers like By Far and Zara. The magical thing about this shoe trend is that it feels endlessly elevated and elegant, but instead of having to invest major dollars in it, you can get mock-croc shoes that look expensive but are a fraction of what the real deal would cost. Ahead, shop my edit of the best faux-croc shoes for the season ahead.
A wedge with a faux croc finish? Sold.
I can’t get enough of this heel shape.
Speaking of cool heels, how chic is this sculptural version?
Sneakers are a good way to go, too.
Yep, into them.
If you’re into white—like I am—these are for you.
You’re gonna want to wear these with jeans.
How amazing is this neutral pair?
Classic and forever.
Burgandy boots finished in croc? Yes, please.
For work or a night out.
Sandals in croc? Oh, yeah.
Just look at that lilac.Slip, slip, slide.
Sandals to wear now and through fall.
Party season is officially upon us and we couldn’t be more excited: bring on all the nights-out out, office holiday parties and more! And when it comes to what to wear, who better to turn to for outfit inspiration than that set of star-studded celebrities who practically attend fancy social occasions for a living? We looked to our favourite A-listers and styled five perfect going-out outfits inspired by their best party looks…
- Bella Hadid
There will forever be something effortlessly chic about an all black pairing but, as Bella Hadid demonstrates here, the accessories are key! Add interest to your monochrome look with an animal print bag and glitzy jewellery.
- Kendall Jenner
Tired of being cold in the queue for the party? Us too. Here, Kendall Jenner makes a strong case for tights and gloves being totally appropriate to pair with your night out look. You can never go wrong with a blazer dress and some court heels – very business chic.
- Rita Ora
The Canadian Tuxedo (a.k.a. double denim) may not be everyone’s first thought when it comes to party outfits but here, Rita Ora shows us a trick or two on how to dress it up for the nighttime. Pair your favourite double denim combo with metallic heels, chunky gold jewellery and, this season’s favourite accessory, the faux fur bag.
- Hailey Bieber
The classic white shirt is a year round staple and, as proven here by Hailey Bieber, dressing it up for party season is super easy too! Sparkling silver accessories and some PU shorts take the office regular straight from desk to dance floor.
The satin slip dress has been a favourite all 2019 and it’s going nowhere for party season! For your night out look this year, take cues from Rhianna’s simple yet stand out monochrome pairing but add a festive twist and make it red!
Welcome to the Starter Pack series, a Who What Wear column that dives deep into the seasonal trends everyone’s talking about.
It seems like only yesterday we were finally cooling down from a sweltering summer and opening up our minds to the possibilities of fall and all the seasonal wardrobe shifts that came with it. Just as houndstooth trousers, atypical trenches, and chain-strap quickly bags infiltrated our closets, the time has come for yet another quick seasonal shift as we prepare to enter winter 2019. And in case you didn’t see where this was going, we have a whole new starter pack of winter trends for you to start shopping right now.
Luckily (depending who you are), this winter is all about toning things down and staying true to the classics, but not without a few festive styling tricks along the way. Starting with winter’s version of the must-have trend and ending with a festive accessory option, the winter 2019 trends ahead are some of the best yet and we can’t wait for you to add them to your cart. Trust us—adding the seven new trends ahead to your winter wardrobe will have it feeling full and excited in seconds flat.
Leather separates, in general, will provide you tons of warmth, and, of course, lots of style, but nothing looks quite as chic as a leather trench in the winter. Layer this over suits, dresses, or even sweats. This outerwear trend will quickly become your go-to for the rest of the season.
While you might be thinking your kitten and block heels being the workhorses of your winter footwear assortment, I can guarantee they will get ruined amongst the rain and snow that accumulates during this time of year. Do yourself a favor and think practically this time around and buy a pair of rubber lug-sole boots instead.
There’s no way you will survive winter without a warm and cozy sweater and this season, Fair Isle sweaters are where it’s at. This traditional and somewhat preppy pattern has officially made its way into the rotation of the trendy girl’s closet, and yours is next.
Suiting has officially taken over the closets of fashion girls everywhere and for the winter season ahead, we’re recommending you put the denim down and try out a sleek pair of tailored trousers instead. Trust me when I say that all of your hoodies, sweaters, and jackets alike will look 10 times chicer when paired with classic slacks.
Printed turtlenecks might seem intimidating at first, but once you get used to all the striking ways to layer them, you won’t be able to put an outfit together without one. Considering the fact that inventive layering is pretty much what winter is all about, this particular trend will come in handy nearly every time you get dressed this season.
Last year was all about the statement puffer (you know—the oversized, neon bad boys). Well, the tables have turned, folks, and this time around, the “cool” puffers to own are, well, the toned-down ones. The rest of your winter wardrobe will thank you for the fact that it finally has a warm jacket that won’t clash with basically everything else.
Once the temperature drops, shearling jackets are expected, but shearling accessories? Now that is a winter trend that will wow the crowds. Whether it be in the form of shearling-lined boots, shearling-covered bags, or even shearling hats, this warm and fuzzy trend will bring you joy—and that’s a fact.
This season all we really want to be is as cosy as possible. At all times. So whether you’re always on the go or love to spend a good day indoors, comfortable clothes are a must right now. And we have some really good news: cosy clothing has never been more on trend than this year. From stylish puffers that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy to super soft joggers that you can even wear outside – discover our roundup of the best pieces that are just as comfy as they are cool…
- Puffer jackets
If there’s one jacket that you definitely need to have in your wardrobe this season it’s the puffer. There’s nothing better than a jacket you can always trust to keep you warm, no matter how much the temperatures drop. Plus, they are generally waterproof so rainy days will never feel like an issue anymore. It’s like wearing a duvet in the street…
From the gym to the streets, hoodies never go out of style. They’re so easy to wear and style in plenty of different ways: go for a full-on sweat look with a pair of joggers or throw yours over your favourite satin dress for a cool contrast. When it gets cold, the hood will always come in handy too. This year we love fuzzy fabrics and Retro collegiate logos.
Sorry Karl Lagerfeld, we no longer think ‘sweatpants are a sign of defeat’. Joggers are the coolest thing you can wear right now, and we all know they’ve always been the most comfortable too. It’s a win win. This season, discover plenty of new styles like oversized, flared or slim-fits. We even have a satin version if that’s your thing…
The category of cosy clothing wouldn’t exist without knitwear. They are so soft and warm that it will make you feel like you’re in a cocoon. Isn’t that all we really want to feel this cosy season? On really cold days roll neck jumpers are also a great option if scarves aren’t your thing.
- Cold-weather flats
Everybody knows that heels aren’t the most comfortable thing to wear, so flats are definitely the better choice when it comes to lazy-day dressing. This winter there are loads of great flats to pick from, including chunky Chelsea boots, flatform trainers, lace-up ankle boots and slip-ons.
By now, you’ll likely already have some form of puff-sleeve top hanging in your closet. (And if you don’t, be sure to read on!). The voluminous power sleeve has been seen on every major runway, on every cool girl, and on every Instagram feed for the past few seasons, winning the hearts of fashion girls craving a fun yet powerful statement piece.
Luckily, billowy and whimsical shoulders are here to stay—so said the S/S 20 runways. From Rejina Pyo to Alessandra Rich, Cecile Bahnsen to Richard Quinn, dramatic statement sleeves were seen in full force on the catwalks in all shapes, forms, and fabrics, including romantic ruffles, sheer materials, striking colors, and playful prints.
The overarching message for 2020’s puff-sleeve trend is the bigger the better. OTT bold shoulders are feminine, romantic, super empowering, and most importantly fun! Pair your puff sleeves with fitted pants or jeans to balance the playful look. Scroll below to shop the best puff-sleeve tops on the internet right now that undoubtedly deserve a place in your closet this season and into the next.
At Marc Jacobs, romantic and dramatic Renaissance-inspired sleeves were paired with high-waisted vintage jeans for a showstopping look.
At Rejina Pyo, cotton puff sleeve shirts looked effortless over silky midi dresses belted at the waist. A chic day-to-night look we’ll be emulating ASAP.
Puff sleeves were ready to party at Alessandra Rich where ruching and bunching gave shoulders an ’80s-inspired look.
Puff sleeves were made of sexy, sheer fabrics and pretty sunny hues at Cecilie Bahnsen.
Exaggerated volume and statement details (such as a bow) will amp up your outfit in an instant.
Opt for puff-sleeve tops in luxurious leather fabric for an elevated look.
Cinch your puff sleeve top at the waist with a belt for a cool ’80s silhouette. And don’t be afraid to wear a pop of color!
This look is perfect for those wanting a subtler take on the trend. Go for a top with an hourglass silhouette to wear with your jeans—a flattering outfit to take you from day-to-night.
This is the kind of classy top Kate Middleton would wear.
Big sleeves for a big party season ahead.
An effortless look we’ll be copying stat.
A casual, cute, and affordable way to nail the trend.
Puff sleeves + fancy fall prints—sign us up!
Add a sumptuous element to the trend with plush velvet. Perfect for all those holiday drinks and dinners.
The top all the street style stars are swooning over right now.
Just add jeans for an easy statement look.
I can personally attest to how crazy soft (and chic) this puff-sleeve sweater is.
Ready for compliments?
Not your average sweatshirt.
How romantic are sheer puff sleeves though?
Leather and puff sleeves? You just nailed two big trends in one.
We love this subtle lilac hue.
Did someone say office holiday party?
An easy option to take you from day to night in style.
Pumpkin spice, falling leaves and knitwear: the changing of seasons is the perfect time to rethink your living space. This autumn it’s all about new textures, styles and colours, whether you want to feel warm and cosy surrounded by the best neutrals or forget the grey days with a good dose of bold hues. Keep reading to discover the seven biggest interior trends of the moment, get ready to redecorate and impress any visitor this holiday season…
- Neutrals all over
Going for neutral colours is always a good idea when it comes to picking out your interior: they’re timeless, sophisticated and create a calming atmosphere which is vital in your home. That’s why this season, we’re loving it all over – from the floorboards and the wallpaper to the furniture and the finishing touches.
- Forest green wallpaint
Looking for a change of scenery? There’s no easier way to make a room feel brand new than applying a fresh coat of wallpaint. This season, we suggest a rich shade of forest green which references the nature outside and has a relaxing aura to it. It goes especially well with brass details, so keep that in mind of the rest of the room.
- Dark modern minimalism
Think dark, moody colours are a no-go when it comes to interior? Think again. When used in the right way and places, they can make your home feel like a cosy cocoon and create a uniquely elegant look. Our favourite combination right now is chocolate, black and grey, as shown in this exposed brick kitchen.
- Scandinavian influence
Known for its simplicity, minimalism and functionality, Scandinavian interiors never go out of style and will make your home instantly feel a lot more chic. It’s easy to achieve: mix earthy tones with some wooden furniture, big plants and minimalistic decorations. A soft blanket thrown over your sofa will add a nice touch for colder days.
- Exposed wood
Exposed wood, reminiscent of a country-style lodge, is a huge trend right now. If you’ve always dreamed of escaping to a cottage in winter this is the trend for you. You might be lucky enough to have wooden beams already, but if not you can always create interior pieces from some stacked logs that give off the same vibe. Wicker baskets will make the effect complete.
- Counterseasonal dreaming
Fed up with the greyness outside? There’s no reason you can’t make your home follow your own calendar and reflect the colours of warmer seasons, even if the weather outside says something else. We love this butterfly wallpaper, but even just going for soft pastels and fresh flowers will make your four walls feel more lively.
- Eccentric glamour
Really want to make a statement? This season we’re going for extreme glamour when it comes to homewear: think gold decor, velvet fabrics and high-shine mirrored elements. Rich and royal colours like ochre, navy and burgundy will add an extra special touch. If that’s still not enough, throw in a big coffee table book and some extravagant vases.
Autumn always brings along a newfound appreciation for nature’s colours-palette and we start leaning towards a wardrobe made up of a warm and cosy earth tones. Reflect the season’s vibe in your looks and opt for rich shades of rust, sage green, brown tones and leafy reds. Keep reading to discover how we’re styling our favourite earthy colours this season…
- Rusty red
Mixing different rust tones is the most on-trend way to pay tribute to the changing colours all around us. Add a touch of darker floral print to make it feel even more seasonal.
- Sage green
Another colour that’s especially popular right now is sage green. Clash different materials – here faux fur and satin – to give it some textural interest and keep warm on a night out.
- Cosy cream
Stay cosy in a combination of soft beige and cream. Layering a multitude of different tones will give it a unique touch and feel co-ordinated with a casual attitude.
- Rich maroon
Chestnuts, mulled wine and crisp leaves – it’s the season for all things maroon. We’re styling this delicious colour with a range of black styling pieces to make it stand out.
- Leafy green and yellow
Get inspired by an autumnal tree and wear a pair of trousers and boots in light brown tones to reflect the stem and a top part that is made up of leafy green and yellow tones.
A good pair of jeans will never go out of style: they’re universally loved, they save us on lazy days when all we can muster is jeans and a tee and always look good dressed up for a night out. However, different styles of jeans rise and fall in popularity with each season. Just a few years ago the skinny jean reigned supreme, whereas now there are SO many more shapes to pick from. So, have a scroll and take note because we’re about to walk you through the most in-demand denim shapes of the season ahead…
- The Boyfriend Jean
Boyfriend jeans are defined by their slouchy, relaxed fit and are the epitome of cool off-duty style – perfect for the ‘I woke up like this‘ vibe. Whilst their fit can vary from baggy to slim-fit, these styles have a slightly low-rise waist (the latest fit that is making a comeback this year!) and a straighter leg compared to the classic mom jean. They look their best when paired with a basic T-shirt or an oversized chunky knit.
- The Flared Jean
Flares have been creeping their way back into fashion for a couple of years now, but with the revival of retro ’70s and ’80s trends and silhouettes this year, the flared jean is now truly the shape to covet. For your day-to-day, throw it back to the denim style’s rock-star roots by pairing them with a cool band T-shirt and Western boots.
- The Mom Jean
High-waisted with loose, yet tapered legs and distressed denim washes – the mom jean was the denim star of the ’90s, the decade we’re all nostalgic for, and remains one of the most popular styles of the present decade too! This season we’ll be wearing ours with chunky boots and a turtleneck jumper by day and sheer organza tops by night…
- The Wide-leg Jean
It could be because of their flattering cinched-in high waist, or maybe it has something to do with how phenomenally comfortable the really wide legged jeans are to wear – but whatever it is, the super wide leg jean is a wardrobe winner this season. Invest in cropped, coloured or cargo style options and pair with anything from a slim-fitted jersey to a party-ready body.
- The Coated Jean
With their slick and subtly shiny finish, black coated jeans are perfect for dressing up this party season. They come in almost every shape – including straight-leg, skinny and mom – so you’ll definitely be able to find a pair to suit your style.
- The Skinny Jean
They may no longer be the indisputable jean shape of choice, yet skinny jeans are still an absolute wardrobe essential because of their extreme versatility. Pair with a tee and shacket for lazy days, a blouse and mules for the office or a satin cami and heeled boots for evening plans. You could call them a triple threat.
The clocks have gone back, it’s nearly Halloween, this can only mean one thing: BOOT SEASON. It’s time to put your strappy sandals and delicate barely-theres back in the cupboard for another 6 months. From the dressy boots to the casual ones, discover your new style staples for the winter season.
Support your new winter coat with a pair of Chelsea boots, or elevate your winter night out look with statement croc stiletto boots. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got a boot for that.
The Western trend is continuing throughout the winter season and we couldn’t be more here for it.
Black studded detail pointed sock ankle boots
Leg lengthening, elegant and subtly Western, these are guaranteed to add the ultimate finishing touch to your classic ‘jeans and a nice top’ outfit.
Black western boots
So pointy and extra, we just can’t get enough. Plus these boots only have a small heel, making them ideal for that desk to drink thing.
White block heel western boots
Add a flash of white to the long dark winter days. These white western style heels are the ultimate winter boot. Team them with a boho midi dress or a pair of tailored trousers for an easy-going daytime vibe.
Chunky winter boots
Dress down any outfit, with a pair of super chunky boots. Team them with jeans, a girly dress or a pair of checked trousers for a 90’s grunge look.
Black faux leather stud strap biker boots
All of the buckles, all of the studs, yes please. Team them with a mini dress and tights for an easy winter daytime outfit.
Black patent lace up chunky ankle boots
You can never have too much croc in your life. Finished with a chain around the sole, they are a must-have for your winter wardrobe.
Black chunky platform boots
You know those staple heel boots that are comfy, cool and go with everything? You’ve just found yourself a new pair.
Over the knee boots
Winter doesn’t have to mean dressing down. Team your bodycon, with a pair of statement knee high boots and a faux leather biker jacket for a cocktail outfit that never fails.
Pink mock croc mid heel knee high boots
Available in pale pink, electric blue and black, these boots are the ultimate accessory to your little black dress.
Nude faux leather block heel over knee boots
A block heel is your best friend, especially on a winter night out. Nobody wants to navigate an icy cobbled street in stilettos.
Black faux leather over the knee block heel boots
Update your winter wardrobe with top picks from the winter boots collection. From daytime to night, discover a pair for every occasion in your busy social schedule.
Keep up to date with more drops, styling ideas and outfit inspiration, with Babezine Fash.
Nothing eases the pain of getting ready in the morning like having an arsenal of go-to outfits to fall back on. Whether it’s a classic dress-and-shoe combo, a suit styling tip, or an all-denim look that’s anything but boring, we could all use some more outfit ideas for when we’re in a pinch. That’s why we’re looking to eight of our favorite L.A.-based influencers (and all-around style stars) to inspire over a week’s worth of looks that, simply put, work every time.
From Aimee Song to Julie Sariñana, these women know a thing or two about making L.A. style their own. Each inspiring It girl has a unique look, yet they’ve all figured out the formula for acing the very best California-cool fashion—and now you can too. Scroll through to see and shop the looks for yourself, and don’t forget to save your favorites for the next time you’re in a bind.
Sweater + Midi Skirt + Boots
A skirt-and-boots combo is an immediate polished look.
Tight ribbed sweaters are great for getting that perfectly fitted look.
This animal print is timeless.
Nobody makes Western boots quite like Ganni.
Button-Down + Jeans + White Sneakers
A casual Friday favorite in our office.
Everyone needs an arsenal of white tops in their wardrobe.
You’ll get so much use out of these.
Suit + Sneakers
A power suit is the ultimate versatile look that can be dressed either up or down.
Don’t forget the matching pants.
Fun-fact: French girls are huge fans of this sneaker brand.
Sweater + Jeans + Ankle Boots
The ensemble that’s the closest thing you’ll get to feeling like you’re wearing pajamas.
An easy silhouette that still feels polished.
Everyone needs a good relaxed pair of jeans.
An easy yes.
Wrap Dress + Strappy Sandals
This is the throw-on-and-go look that remains a winner in our books.
The Reformation dress is definitely an L.A.-girl staple.
The barely there sandals everyone is wearing.
Blazer + Jeans + Slingbacks
Embrace the suiting trend with jeans and slingbacks for both comfort and polish.
Take a break from your all-black basics for once.
Re/Done is also an L.A.-girl favorite.
Not your average pumps, that’s for sure.
White Blouse + Skinny Jeans + Boots
A higher-length boot always adds an extra element of style to your basic skinny jean.
This is a timeless blouse but still feels forward.
The perfect simple skinny.
The square toe makes these feel particularly fresh.
Denim on Denim + Statement Accessories
The Canadian tuxedo never fails—especially when you have a killer statement bag.
Your new go-to jacket.
Vintage-looking jeans you don’t have to spend hours searching for.
How could you not love this?