Trendspotting – Velvet Crush

Love it or hate it, velvet has the power instantly elevate an outfit.  Because it has such a distinctive look, velvet tends to either be trending or just completely outdated – there is no in between.  I love that velvet is currently trending this fall, but that unlike previous seasons when velvet was popular, this season’s looks are edgier, cooler and a lot more streamlined.  Many designers sent velvet looks down the runway for Fall 2017 but my favourite by far were the gorgeous pant suits from Tibi and Altuzarra – love it! Here are some of my favourite looks featuring the velvet trend:

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Images via http://www.instyle.com, http://www.whowhatwear.com, http://www.vogue.co.uk

I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS

 

Street Style Favourites From Stockholm Fashion Week S/S 18

Stockholm’s Fashion Week for S/S 18 was held last week and as expected many Scandinavian style stars were out in full force.  Fortunately they did not disappoint, effortlessly mixing falls hottest trends with into their own personal style.  Overall the looks were bold, unique and fabulous!  Here are some of my favourite street style looks from Stockholm Fashion Week S/S 2018.

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I hope that you have a fabulous day!  XXS

Street Style Favourites from Copenhagen Fashion Week S/S 18

Copenhagen held it’s bi-annual fashion week a few weeks ago to showcase designs for the Spring Summer 2018 collections.  As expected the local fashion elite was out in full force. While it would be easy to group the fashion from Scandinavian countries into one group, the truth is that each country has it’s own unique style.  Copenhagen’s style stars used the spotlight to show case their styling prowess by mixing bold patterns, bright colours and hi/low fashion with a quiet confidence that most people can only dream of pulling off.  Many elevated the cool girl factor by arriving in style on bicycles  – not something you would normally see from street style stars.  Here are some of my favourite looks from Copenhagen’s Fashion Week S/S 2018:

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All images from http://www.harpersbazaar.com.sg and http://www.telegraph.co.uk

I hope that you have a beautiful day!  XXS

 

Street Style Favourites From Oslo Fashion Week S/S 18

In the fashion world February and September are referred to as fashion months.  It is during these months that major fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris are held.  Bloggers and the fashion elite flock to these cities and in recent years are photographed headed to the shows – this is often referred to as street style.  While the major shows are great and show the upcoming collections from well known brands and designers along with a few that are gaining traction on the world stage, I love looking at the styles from the lesser known fashion weeks.  If you have been following this blog for a while, it should come as no surprise to you that I have a special place in my heart for Scandinavian design.  While I normally show my affection by spotlighting various interiors with Scandinavian influence on Stylishly Zen, I would be remiss if I didn’t shine the spotlight on the fabulous street style and fashion from these countries.  As a former fashion executive, I find the fashion styling in these countries fabulous, inspiring and distinctly Scandinavian.  Fashionable yet effortlessly cool and unique, these looks are gorgeous and inspiring.  Love!  Love!  Love!

This past August Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm all held their fashion shows to showcase their Spring/Summer 2018 collections, so over the next couple of weeks I will be showcasing my favourite looks (both street style and shows) here on Stylishly Zen starting today with street style from Oslo.  So without further adieu, enjoy!

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All images from http://www.harpersbazaar.com.sg

I hope that you have a beautiful and fashionable day!  XXS