Stylish Summer

Personal style should always be a reflection of your unique personality. You can buy trends but it’s what you do with these latest fashion pieces that shout true STYLE!

So let’s check out what Summer 18/19 fashion trends we should be incorporating into our wardrobes.

Pass me the pastel silks please!
Dress: Flirt With Me dress by Etcetera Woman
Model:  Jill Wright 
Photography: Paul Smith for In Noosa Magazine 

A pretty pastel palette has us screaming out for a tequila sunrise at sunset this Summer! Silk maxi’s and 90’s inspired slip dresses and skirts not only look like Summer 18/19 but feel fabulous to wear. Other key colours for the season have been influenced by precious stones – ruby and garnet reds, deep greens, yellow topaz, sapphire blue. Be still my bejeweled heart! 

I have always loved this deep green colour and it really does suit most skin tones. In fact, I have embraced a few  different shades of gorgeous greens this season. This dress is old school Sheike.

Let talk swimsuits (I’ve styled many cool swimsuit shoots in 2018 – it’s one of my fave things to do).  Key looks for the season are belted one pieces, pastel and smocked bikinis (full brief ad high cut are both totally cool right now), one shouldered designs and colours like olive green, chocolate and pops of purple and aqua. Check out these local labels I have had the pleasure of playing with this year. 

Asymmetrical design is on trend for swimsuits, dresses, skirts and jumpsuits. 
Bikini: Rumours set by Elka Swim 
Jewellery: Adrienne Reid
Model: Jill Wright
Photography: Pauls Smith for In Noosa Magazine
Bikini: Sunhaze Australia 
Accessories: Adrienne Reid 
Model: Zariah Lamont 
Photgraphy: Nicole Laufer 

Bikini: Sunhaze Australia 
Model: Zariah Lamont 
Photgraphy: Nicole Laufer 

You will notice the return of the shell jewellery – do you remember the shell puka necklaces we wore in the 90’s? Shell out for some sea inspired bling over the next few months. 

Swimsuit: Sunhaze Australia 
Head Wrap: Madame Melanie
Model: Tia 
Photographer: Nicole Laufer 

The wave of luxe ‘hair wear’ keeps coming. Scarves, head wraps, urban style turbans, velvet scrunchies, wide brim hats and all things decorative should adorn our heads for Summer.

Hoops and Headwraps all Summer for me!

Other fabulousness for Summer is the return of the puffy balloon sleeve, ruffles and lace. Do you dare to wear the super puffer sleeve? 

Sleeve ‘o’ puffery – this is what I wore for Melbourne Cup MC duties 2018 with one of my models Brooke Burgess wearing Jets Swimwear
Dress: Alice McCall 
Top Hat: Madame Melanie 

Vegan accessories continue to dominate the popularity stakes with high end designer labels seeking out alternative fabrics and practices to embrace the swing towards ethical fashion.

Gorgeous Eco Luxe Australia handbags are made from cork and handcrafted in Noosa,
Model: Kasey 
Photographer: Kriquet – Kriqpics

For the gents we are seeing print and stripes and tropical delights. Vertical stripes, checks and florals in a short sleeve shirt ticks all the boxes.

Outfits: Boom Shankar
Models: Justin and Tahlia
Photography by Paul Smith for In Noosa Magazine

So now you are set for Summer styling – dont forget to shop local and dress to make YOU happy! 

Carlie Wacker xx

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