Trend to Try: Shorts & Tights

Opaques & shorts is the latest Autumn/Winter statement look. Street style chic at its finest. And no one has mastered this trend better than Olivia Palermo… Effortless and just damn cool! What I love about this look is the ability to mix into your everyday no matter what your style. In my attempt to ‘shop my own wardrobe’ for the next couple of weeks I think this look is an easy way to try out something new with something I already own and love…

Here are my two options for the looks I love:

Mix military & denim to create a level of street-cred and the perfect casual weekend look for a spot of shopping.

Olivia Palermo Weekend Short Style

Olivia Palermo Weekend Short Style. Photo via Instagram.

Or try corporate casual in a pair of structured shorts, statement blazer and sky-high pumps, for a polished work wear look.

Olivia Palermo Corporate Shorts and Tights Chic

Olivia Palermo Corporate Shorts and Tights Chic. Photo via Instagram

Although, it is officially winter the chill has not quite set in for us Sydney-siders which makes this a perfect opportunity to road-test this trend. I am super keen to try my luck on a Saturday morning on the way to coffee and to stroll through the local markets or for a touch of street side shopping.

Stay posted kids to see me rocking this look very soon.

SS x

Style Crush and Cut-off Queen; Elle Ferguson

My latest style crush is Elle Ferguson. Elle, alongside her best friend Tash Sefton, is one half of the Fashion Blogger duo of They All Hate Us. Both Elle and Tash have an eye for what’s wearable in an everyday scenario, creating outfits that I immediately want to replicate. With every blog post or Instagram pic they are readily fueling my purchasing addiction a little too easily… it’s getting dangerous.

As regular contributors to Witchery’s blog The W Edit and Vogue Australia, there are more places than ever to find outfits to inspire your inner fashion stylist.

Elle’s style is one I aspire towards; while her look appears effortless and comfortable, it is pulled together in a way that I love. Here are a few of my favourite trends and outfits stolen straight from the style icon herself; Elle Ferguson.

Denim Cut-Offs

Elle is a self-confessed denim ‘cut-off’ lover. With over 100 pairs and counting, Elle has a pair for every occasion. Elle has the ability to style a traditional beach-side favourite to a street essential; heels, sneakers, blazers and silk shirts, Elle proves that denim cut-offs are a must for every wardrobe.

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Denim Cut-off Love. Photo via: Elle Ferguson

Breton Stripe

You are all aware of my own personal obsession with stripes but Elle fuels my love even further, too many choices.

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Stripes, stripes, stripes. Photo via: Elle Ferguson

Chambray Shirt

The chambray shirt is my spring/summer essential, originally inspired by a men’s work shirt but now a coveted women’s wardrobe favourite. Elle’s take on the chambray is to be worn tied around the waist or doubled up with her favourite cut-offs; Elle uses the chambray shirt to pull the entire outfit together.

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Chambray Shirt = Wardrobe Essential. Photo via Elle Ferguson

Killer Heels

Elle’s shoe collection is enviable… with an amazing range of statement heels that she pairs alongside comfy outfits to add edge and class.

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Love these shoes. Available at Windsor Smith. Photo via Elle Ferguson.

Each month, the girls have their ‘Come shopping with us!’ post that enables you to essentially shop purchases that Elle and Tash consider the ‘must-haves’ for the month, pieces they have worn, styled and loved – making your monthly purchasing a breeze…

Follow the girls on Instagram for your daily dose of everything fashion! @elleferguson @tashsefton and @theyallhateus.

SS x