Cocktail Revolution Street Style Winner!

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Each month, online fashion mag, Cocktail Revolution release a street style gallery made up of fashion, spotted on everyday people on the street from all over Australia! It’s then put to the public to vote for their favourite style.

For the month of June I was not only lucky enough to be a part of the street style gallery, after being spotted in Rundle Mall, but I was lucky enough to be voted the favourite!

As a part of my prize I won a photo shoot featured on the winner’s profile on cocktailrevolution.net.au and was treated to getting my hair done by the lovely gentleman at Groove Haircutters in Adelaide.

Check out some of the snaps from the shoot above and be sure to head to http://cocktailrevolution.net.au/winners-profile/ for the full shoot and story!

+ take a look at the last shot which was the one that won the votes in the street style gallery!

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C.

Outfit Details..

Outfit 1.

Top – C/MEO Collective

Pants – Strange days pants by C/MEO Collective

Hat – Kookai

Shoes – Wittner

Outfit 2.

Top – Bardot

Skirt – Bardot

Outfit 3.

Top – Bardot

Jeans – Bardot

Coat – Forever New

Shoes – Coach

Bag – Mimco

All Jewellery by Pandora and watch Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hair by Groove Haircutters in Adelaide

Location – Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Cozy Coat

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The ultimate winter essential has to be a trench coat. Effortless style and oh so warm! I chose a woolen, charcoal, knee length coat to keep me cozy through the cooler months. Charcoal is a great tone to break up those winter blacks and to add another element to your outfit. A quirky camel colour works with those winter tones too. Not only does it bring colour to a cool outfit but it’s the perfect transition from freezing Winter to breezy Spring.

What’s a trench’s best friend? A felt hat, of course! Complete your Winter look with a hat that is the character of your effortless outfit. Proving that trench’s will take you from rain to shine, team it with a pair of flats as an alternative to your Winter boots. The trench is the staple piece that is worth investing in!

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C.

Outfit Details..

Trench & Top – Bardot

Jeans – Sportsgirl

Shoes – Betts

Hat – Temt

Lace it up

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In all things fashion, trends make their way in and out of style… and then back in again! Just like this hippy, lace up number brought back from the 70’s – flared sleeves and all! This trend has taken off in the US and Europe and now its made its way to us in Oz. Although the 70’s were huge for floral prints and colours, this style has all the right vintage elements to work with a modern day, minimalist look.

The minimalist look is channeled in this look with dark indigo jeans and a sharp charcoal hat. But if you want to embrace your inner 70’s flower child then opt for this top in white, teamed with light wash, high waisted, flared jeans and a flower crown for the ultimate hippy vibe!

For a late dinner or drinks with the girls, team it with a pencil skirt, pointed patent heels and an elegant clutch, and you’ve made it from day to night. It’s a simple piece with some edgy touches, that make it perfect for creating lots of style options. Definately a staple worth the investement!

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Photography by Jason Hywood at “Chillography”

Outfit Details..

Top – ‘Hendrix’ top  by Bardot

Jeans – Sportsgirl

Hat – Temt

Shoes – ‘Style’ by Betts for Her

Coat – Bardot

A Case of the Cape

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It’s a cold Winter day and all you really want to do is cuddle up by the heater and never leave your couch, right? (Don’t we all?) And leaving the house is one thing but putting together a stylish AND warm outfit is a whole other thing!

In this case I always go for my cape! Who would think you could look so chic and fashion forward while feeling warm and comfy at the same time? Wear it loose like I have or belt the waist for a more structured look. Layer it over a basic tee or a fitted long sleeve knit for something warmer. The cape tends to drape down the leg so I’d suggest opting for an ankle boot so you’re not cut off at the knee. Add a felt hat and you’re Winter day ready!

C.

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Outfit Details..

Cape – Sportsgirl

Black Knit – Bardot

Jeans – Factorie

Shoes – Zu

Hat – Temt

Toasty Turtle Necks

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On the hunt for that cozy knit this Winter? (I know you are, we do it every Winter!) Look no further than the turtle neck knit! Brought back to you straight from the 90’s, but with a modernized twist they couldn’t be more on trend this season.

An oversized baggy turtle neck knit, looks effortlessly stylish with skinny jeans and pointed flats for an easy go to look. Or opt for a fashion forward choice, with a cropped turtle neck, high waisted wide legs and a broad felt hat to make a bold statement.

Fitted crop, big and baggy, sleeveless or even a super comfy poncho – find the fit that suits your style this Winter.

C.

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Product info..

Picture #1 – hat – Temt, shoes – Lipstik, jacket – Portmans, turtle neck – “He doesn’t know why?”

Picture #2 (top left to bottom right) – Bardot, Bardot, Bardot, “He doesn’t know why?”

Picture #3 – knit – Bardot, hat – CottonOn, boots – Betts

Picture #4 – hat – CottonOn, boots – Betts, pointed flats – Lipstik, hat – Temt

A New York Minute

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The days pass in the blink of an eye in NYC. One minute it’s sunrise and the next, it’s dusk. It’s such a fast paced city with something happening everywhere, all the time. In a busy city like this, the best thing you can do is just take it all in. Explore the streets and cafe’s that are rich in character and admire the fashion and style that surrounds you. The boutique’s are one thing but just by walking through the city, you find yourself face to face with the trends and labels fresh off the catwalk. Everyone with their own unique and individual style, wanting to turn heads on what can only be imagined as their own runway – the city streets.

Keeping in with the tone of “turning heads”, this look is a little more edgy to create a grungy street look. We all know grunge’s best friend is ripped jeans so where would this look be without a pair? Instead of the typical (but ever so loved) boyfriend fit, I chose the mum jeans. Mum jeans are a little more tapered at the leg and usually are a mid waist to create a feminine silhouette. A chunky grey knit for warmth layered with my staple piece (the black leather biker jacket), to outline the waist, creates the ultimate minimalist street look. Finishing off the look with a chunky grey scarf, an oversized bag of the same colour palette and my go-to black booties. This look can easily be adjusted to suit different climates simply by just adding and removing layers! Swap the booties for Birkenstocks and add a basic tee and sun hat to transform this outfit from winter to summer!

C.

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Outfit Details

Jacket – Portmans

Chunky Knit – Supre

Scarf – Street Market
Jeans- Topshop

Shoes- Betts

Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Standing on the corner of Bleecker Street and Perry Street. Perry Street being the address of one Miss Carrie Bradshaw! The well known brown stone apartment is actually in the West Village district of Manhattan, and boy does it have character! The coffee shops, boutiques and cosy restaurants on Bleecker Street are to die for – especially to a first time New York visitor like myself. So much character in this neighbourhood but have I mentioned how freezing it is in a New York Spring time? FREEZING!
Fashion is definately a top priority to me when putting together an outfit but how can you accomplish style with comfort and warmth at the same time? Because sometimes dressing like an eskimo is necessary!
My tip: Attention to the finer details. If you have to wear the thick black coat and the comfy, warm jeans then try to add your own style with different textures and neutral tones in your outfit. This jacket was a bargain find and I bought it here in New York because it was such a freezing day and I needed something thicker. But just because you need that thick, puffy coat doesn’t mean it has to be plain and boring. The first thing that caught my eye about this jacket was the faux fur trim on the hood – warm and chic! The gold hardware adds femininity and more attention to detail. I also love an anorak with a draw string waist to add a silhouette, to what can sometimes seem like a frumpy overcoat.

The ankle boots are simple, yet still a contrasting fabric with a chelsea gusset for easy styling. And now for my favourite part – the handbag! I am a handbag girl at heart (there’s no denying it!) because the possibilities are endless. I truly believe that the handbag is the outfit’s exclamation point, and in this case it stands to be true. A handbag can make or break an outfit. I decided to go with a contrasting taupe handbag, to my black outfit, to give the bag the attention it deserves! I found my new Marc by Marc Jacobs bag right here in New York and I loved the way the neutral tones in the faux fur complemented the taupe leather.
When push comes to shove and you don’t have a lot of flexibility with your outfit, may it be due to weather, living out of a suitcase etc focus your attention into the smaller details of your outfit for a stronger look overall.

C.
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