Derby Day is one of our favourite days on the Australian fashion calendar. Tradition prescribes that all attire is black and white, including accessories. Whilst this means racegoers can’t use colour to make themselves stand out, high attention is put on classic styles, beautiful tailoring and wonderful details in dress design, to make the most beautiful monochrome outfits. Without further ado, here are 38 of the best outfits from Derby Day 2018!
In a time where personal style easily translates to creating a personal brand, why not start blogging and share your passion with the world?
“Nnnnnggg”, we hear you stressing, “Where exactly do I start?”
Glad you asked – here are five hot tips from ladies currently killing the game.
Let’s be real, who doesn’t have a wardrobe bursting with clothes that you don’t wear? Every time you open the thing it’s like the ghost of fashion past is there, haunting you. Creepy. The solution is clear – it’s time to start fresh and declutter your closet. But where to begin? Luckily there is a whole crop of amazing Aussie fashion bloggers that have you covered, and their wardrobes are what dreams are made of! These five Aussie bloggers are absolutely smashing it, so run, don’t walk in the direction of their Instas and blogs for some serious inspiration! (Intro image: Stylizimo)
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is Australia’s greatest celebration of fashion. Sydney transforms into Australia’s style capital – and bloggers, influencers, photographers, celebrities and retailers flock to watch as our country’s top fashion talent, as well as the up-and-comers, send their new collections down the runway.
Often though, we find ourselves just as interested and inspired by the chic and creative looks pulled together by those attending the events. Nothing is off limits in this one week of the year, so we get to see some looks which send off the love heart eyes, and others we are very confused by! This year though, we definitely saw more hit than miss, as demonstrated by the wonderful snaps below.
Have you ever felt guilty glancing into your wardrobe and seeing how many pieces you literally never wear? Well don’t blame yourself, it may not be your fault!
For years the fashion industry has been caught up in a high speed churn and burn cycle, that we’ve all been trying to keep up with. Fashion makes us feel good about ourselves, and chasing the newest, hottest trend can be frighteningly addictive. With the recent proliferation of retail giants like H & M, Zara and Uniqlo in Australia, it has become easier and easier to overconsume.
But a new consciousness about the detrimental effects of irresponsible fashion consumption has emerged, and designers and consumers are taking a stand, and saying no to big business. A movement towards ethical design means that there are more opportunities than ever to say no to fast fashion. If this is all news to you, read our page The Perils of Fast Fashion.
If you’re not sure where to begin, we have put together seven easy ways to start using fashion responsibly, which are a cinch to fit into your lifestyle.
Love them or hate them, we all know the lush looks that the Kardashian/Jenner clan are famous for, and it seems recently that they have just gone from fashion strength to strength. From Kim’s high fashion slash street style to Khloe’s on-point activewear looks, there’s no doubt they are the hottest property in the celebrity world today. Steal their style with these gorgeous Aussie brands they are huge fans of. Hey, if it’s good enough for a Kardashian, it’s good enough for us!
Hands up if your fave fashion era was the 80’s? We see you over there in your scrunchie and acid wash jeans! A time of excess, ultra-consumption and disposable income, the 80’s were a truly unique period in couture history. Characterised by loud colours and even louder hairstyles, welcome back to part 2 of the greatest (and lamest!) looks of that guitar-riffing, hair-teasing, break-dancing era that was, the 80’s!
Sustainability has become a huge talking point in fashion in the past few years, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to work out where to start doing your bit for the planet and the people on it. Aussies are a environmentally smart and socially conscious bunch, so naturally there are some amazing designers that are not only killing it with their collections, but also in their approach to protecting our earth and vulnerable people within the fashion industry. Check out the ultra-chic threads created by these ethical brands, and start feeling good about your fashion choices.
Love it or hate it, the 80’s was a decade that brought us some *ahem* strong looks. Do you remember (or were you guilty of) donning any of these from our list? Take a trip down memory lane – and get ready to cringe and feel some serious fashion nostalgia all rolled into one, for the era that was louder than Madonna’s ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ blasting out of a neon pink Delorean, the 80s.
As this blazing Summer rolls on and on, we find ourselves torn between secretly wanting it to end and revelling in the glorious heat in equal measure. We don’t know about you – but at this point we are so sick of our old swimwear, and to say it’s looking a little ragged is the understatement of the century. Luckily there is a whole slew of innovative new designers creating gorgeous swimwear styles to help you update your tired togs, and even better, many of them are Australian! These clever brands have created some amazing lust-worthy pieces, which is why we wanted to put them into the spotlight here at ATD – perfect inspo for upping your swimwear game.