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4 stylish fashion trend updates you need in 2017

Don’t break the bank with the latest fashion trends; know what’s in and shop like a total fashion pro.

Don’t break the bank with the latest fashion trends; know what’s in and shop like a total fashion pro.

Every season we see fashion trends come and go more rapidly as designers struggle to keep up with demands and consumers turn to fast fashion to wear the latest pieces at affordable prices.

Not all of us have stacks of cash to burn so we simply have to be smart about how we transform our wardrobes every season to keep up with the latest fashion and style trends.

With 2017 welcoming Pantone’s colour of choice, Greenery, alongside the faux fur and corset belt trends, we’re here to assure you that there are style shortcuts that can stretch your dollars and your closet cycle.

Shop smart and invest in these 4 fashion trend updates in 2017 so you can look like the ultimate style-setter.

Add a fashion trend piece of colour

Every season there is a colour that will infiltrate wardrobes, buildings, interior design, food, travel and so much more. This year, we’ve embraced Greenery and last year we made room for Rose Quartz and Serenity.

The fastest and easiest way to inject the latest fashion trends into you everyday style is by playing with the shade of the season. Add a hint of on-trend colour with a belt or wear a block coloured dress for the ultimate statement.

[RELATED: Australian autumn winter 2017 colour forecast]

Add a fashion trend piece of texture

This 2017 autumn winter we’re seeing faux fur take over the runways and our Instagram feeds. To grasp on to the latest fashion trends add one piece of texture to you wardrobe and work it back with your timeless staples. We all need one over-the-top style favourite that represents the year that was.

Add a fashion trend piece in a pattern or silhouette

Silhouettes or patterns date without any mercy, which is why you need to choose wisely.

If you opt for a pattern, think less is more. A piece that only has the latest pattern trend on the cuff or hemline will wear for longer than one season. Should you decide on a bold floral print jumpsuit – this may scream last season quite quickly.

By choosing an ‘it-moment’ silhouette, it’s best to work with a neutral colour as it will kindly see the distance season after season. This year in 2017 we’re seeing lot of accentuated shoulders. So think: off the shoulder, shoulder pads and even structured shouldered blazers.

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Add a fashion trend accessory

Accessories are a fun way to experiment with the latest fashion trends. Currently, designers have highlighted the corset belt as the ultimate style staple for 2017.

Thanks to Kim Kardashian and Prada’s AW16 collection, corsets have had a revival. Layer them over crisp striped shirts, relaxed tees, bodycon dresses and the list goes on. It’s an accessory update that outlines feminine curves dramatically.

The best bit is that they’re available as traditional boned lace ups or elastic belts with buttons or hooks. So simple!

Dolly Girl Fashion is the e-boutique you need to know

Dreaming of a capsule collection that won't break the bank? All you need is Dolly Girl Fashion!

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It’s no secret we dream of having the ka-ching to splurge on weekly shopping sprees. The reality of being a fashion devotee is that there’s always new, totally lust worthy street style being rocked by Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid that we have to get our hands on. However, the sad truth is our wallets aren’t as forgiving as our celeb #GirlCrushes. That’s why we’re so excited to let you in on an insider secret that will transform your wardrobe without sacrificing your savings. Introducing Dolly Girl Fashion, the affordable boutique for modern muses who are always one step ahead of the fashion pack.

Dolly Girl Fashion are an Australian boutique who have ruled the Sydney style scene since 2004. In 2013 they launched their e-Boutique and now they express ship the latest looks to fashionistas worldwide. With 9 stores dotted across the city, and close to 500,000 social media followers, it’s safe to say that girls across the globe love Dolly Girl Fashion.

Providing slaying, affordable pieces all with a killer customer experience is of utmost importance to the Dolly Girl Fashion team. The boutique has firmly established a trendsetting reputation, and with their daily updates you’ll always find the perfect pieces for your curated closet. With their strong following of influencers, think Bella Fiori and Gabby Epstein, collaborations with beauty leaders like HiSmile and Benefit Cosmetics and even their collections being featured in Cosmopolitan, the boutique are truly making an impact on the fashion scene, proving that you can’t help but #lovedgf!

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What’s unique is they understand what us fashionistas are looking for when searching for new updates. Whether it be slouchy knits, body con pencil skirts or the coveted bomber jacket - there's a wide array of options for all occasions. In particular, their winter wear selection will easily become hero favourites within your wardrobe this season.

Regardless of your personal style, Dolly Girl Fashion is your go to. Think flirty jumpsuits perfect for your #OOTD brunch dates or a showstopper party dress for your #OOTN soirees. Or are you after an eclectic, sheer stunner to help you unleash your inner wild child during festival season? Whatever the event, style and sought after colour, Dolly Girl Fashion has the ultimate addition for you!

To start your shopping spree visit www.dollygirlfashion.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

The ultimate Mother's Day gift guide 2017

Stuck on what to spoil your Mum with this Mother’s Day 2017? Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered!

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Mother’s Day 2017 is just around the corner and what better way to spoil your Mum than with gifts that will make her look and feel incredible! If you’re like us you may have left your shopping to the last minute, but not to worry because we’ve compiled a gift guide with items we know she’ll love!

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Brisbane Fashion Month's creative competition is epic

Celebrate all things local with Brisbane’s most exciting competition thanks to Brisbane Fashion Month!

Celebrate all things local with Brisbane’s most exciting competition thanks to Brisbane Fashion Month!

It’s time for all you fashion lovers to prepare themselves- Brisbane Fashion Month is returning for its second, awe-inspiring year. Raising the profile of Queensland fashion, the month long event provides forums for education and discussion, opportunities to showcase your work through pop up stores and competitions, not to mention all the chances to mix with industry professionals and peers. Founder and Director Carly Vidal-Wallace created the event in hopes to unite the industry and provide a substantial platform for national media coverage and audience engagement. 

Fashion Weekly is proud to be a sponsor for such an important and stylish event. Our very own Director, Stacey O’Keeffe, will be part of an elite panel of fashion personnel to help judge the Creative Competition. 

This event is the chance to showcase the work of designers, illustrators, stylists and photographers alike. Whether you have recently graduated from high school or university or you are a self-taught creative, you can enter. Entrants will be judged on their unique approach, originality and professionalism within its selected group. The categories  include: Fashion Design, Accessory Design, Millinery Design, Styling/Photography, and Fashion Illustration.

Along with Stacey, a hand-picked panel of Brisbane leaders will judge the up and coming talent including Stylist Laura Churchill, Beginning Boutique founder and director Sarah Timmerman, Milliner Meredith McMaster, Senior Marketing Manager of Wintergarden Sarah Nolan, and Designer Andrzej Pytel from House of Ezis.

Celebrate all things local with Brisbane’s most exciting competition thanks to Brisbane Fashion Month!

Each category winner will receive an online profile on the BFM website, the winning contestant will have their work showcased plus a creative photoshoot with the entry piece will be provided for portfolio purposes. Each category also has their own selection of individual prizes ranging in value up to $4290!

After initial submission, the finalists work will be placed on display in Wintergarden for shoppers to vote for their favourite piece. The winner will be announced during the Queensland Fashion Month Finale Party on October 28th. Entry is currently open and will close on 10th September. For more information about the categories and requirements head to the Brisbane Fashion Month website

This is the chance to get your work known and learn all you can about the local fashion industry. Make sure to get on board and gear up for the month long celebration coming in October. Brisbane hasn’t had an event and competition like this before- so be sure to bring your A-game!

Words: Jade Byers-Pointer

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane New Image

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane releases new Hero Image

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane releases new Hero Image

We're on countdown for the biggest week on Brisbane' fashion calendar as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane (MBFF) returns in August for a show-stopping, runway affair.

To celebrate, MBFF has released its Hero Image which will feature across all Fashion Festival branding throughout the year. The fashion shoot 'encapsulates the renewed Festival’s fresh, forward-looking vibe' as it marks a triumphant return with a stellar line up of Queensland designer collections.

Dallys Models, Lilli Tronc Robinson fronts the campaign image wearing an Italian Jacquard Cropped Theatre Jacket and Silk Faille Lounge Pants designed by Queensland fashion favourite, Paul Hunt.

“This year we have taken a very strong and modern approach to the Hero Image,” says Festival Director, Lindsay Bennett. “From the relaxed, evening chic outfit by Paul Hunt to the sleek, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz, the team have put together a really eye-catching and high-fashion image.”

The full 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane program and participating designers will be released on Thursday, 1st June. Tickets go on sale the same day, via www.mbff.com.au or QTIX.

 

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Image credits:
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, 
Photographer: Ian Golding, Location: Old Government House, Model: Lilli Tronc Robinson, Dallys Models, Styled: Kimberly Gardner, Hair: Schwarzkopf Professional, Makeup: Napoleon Perdis, Outfit: Paul Hunt, Accessories: McKinney's Jewellers.


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