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Fashion - October 2012

30 Sep 2012

Summer on the horizon

By Sam Goss

With summer tantalizingly approaching around the corner, Melbourne retail stores are beginning to see the first teasers of warm-weather stock trickling onto their shelves.

Dust off your old denim hot pants and start tanning those legs, as the tried and true clothing staples of summer will soon be back in full force.

The key trend this season is the omnipresent peplum in top, dress-and-skirt form. Pair a plain-colored peplum top with a pair of leather or printed jeans for a chic and easy night-time look that is fuss free.

Alternatively, wear one over a slim pencil skirt and throw on a box hat for the Spring Racing carnival. Be careful to avoid matching peplum tops with a bottom of the same hue, as one can easily appear like an odd-shaped square box inthe wrong lighting. Stay true to styles that are print-free; block colours are your best friend.

With Vogue’s Fashion Night Out having occurred on September 6 and a slew of Aussie designers showcasing their works at Fashion Weeks in London and New York, the country has officially gone fashion crazy.

Perth’s Kym Ellery showed at New York Fashion Week, alongside fellow Australian Christopher Esber, to much honour and delight. Their signature metallics and structured designs reflect what is to come in terms of Australian style, a look that is bold, interesting and relaxed.

Your old faithful denim cut-offs under a basic oversized black t-shirt, teamed with a classically constructed sleeveless vest and a pair of black Senso boots are all you need this Summer.

For the gents, a sound sartorial idea is to stick to the new classic of a denim chambray shirt and chino pants in any colour.

The pants are light, easy to move in and come in every colour of the rainbow, ensuring that every man is spoilt for choice. Chinos are to men what a little black dress is to women- you can NEVER have too many.

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