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It’s That Time Of Year Again

By Sharmin Musca, Personal Stylist on April 28, 2015 in Other

Photos: Sharmin Musca

Photos: Sharmin Musca

The time of year when the Internet is deluged with images of beautiful women rocking a dressed-up evening look on a Sunday morning has arrived again. I’m not talking about the morning walk of shame; I’m talking about street style off the runways during fashion month.

Seeing fashion editors and fashion bloggers photographed looking effortlessly chic make you think it’s a piece of cake to conjure up a different outfit every day for 30 days straight. Admittedly, it’s not rocket science, but wearing an outfit that’s both on trend and true to one’s image is an important part of their remit, and they would have agonised over every piece. Want to know what they came up with?

At New York Fashion Week the weather required nothing short of ski wear. Chic fur-trimmed puffer jackets were worn over black tailored suits and cashmere roll-necks. Sporty trousers (a.k.a. the slouchy pant) looked great worn with oversized knits, sweatshirts and crisp white shirts. The sports-luxe vibe prevalent both on and off the runway in New York meant trainers and smart trousers were as common on the front row as stilettos paired with a pencil skirt. In fact, a smart pant with white trainers, a grey boyfriend sweater, tailored coat and tote looked to be the fashion editors’ go to uniform – modern without being overly directional.

At London Fashion Week the street stylers teamed pastels and the palest of pinks with metallic silver horse-bit Gucci loafers and tons of denim. There were also wide-legged trousers of the flared variety that were paired with neat tailored jackets and pretty tops. The cool kids were wearing slouch jeans cut way above the ankle with matching denim tops, loafers and socks.

Milan Fashion Week was all about look-at-me fashion. We saw fashion editors and bloggers fighting for their right to be photographed, outdoing each other in head-to-toe florals and abstract graphic prints.

As I write, Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and it’s full of elegance and a play with proportion. Sticking to a neutral colour palette of navy, cream, khaki, grey and black, many women wore oversized coats, double-breasted jackets with towering heels and longer length tunics over trousers.

On the streets this month I found:

Name: Missy
Occupation: Sales
Suburb: Vaucluse
Fave Item This Season: A bomber jacket from Glue.
Street Style: Missy wears a shirt from Zara, shorts from One Teaspoon, shoes from Zu and an oversized watch from Nixon.

Name: Rebecca
Occupation: Retail sales
Suburb: Bondi Junction
Fave Item This Season: Clogs from Funkis.
Street Style: Rebecca makes a statement in a print pant and top from Gorman, shoes from The Birkenstock Shop and an Asian jade bangle.