Relaxed & innovative style – this pretty much sums up the vibe for fashion followers living on the Central Coast. The need for easy wear, on trend, functional fashion that still allows personal taste and style to be expressed is always paramount to the coastal woman of any age.
With the release of a new season the fashion and retail world are flooding our stores and social media with items and trends that can both excite and confuse many shoppers all at the same time. As stylists and personal shoppers who not only run a business but also live (and love) the coastal lifestyle we love to take the guess work and stress out of deciphering the trends, where and how to shop each season for our clients. With so many fabulous retailers popping up all over the Central Coast there is an abundance of stylish options on offer!
This blog we have selected 7 key trending items/looks that can all be found here on the Coast that will update some of your existing wardrobe staples for weekend or work. This Autumn embrace some of these new trends and wear your style with confidence knowing they are perfect for this beautiful lifestyle we have here on the Central Coast.
The Elegant Blouse
It has been a while in the fashion world since the blouse has made such a major style appearance but this Autumn certainly makes up for lost time. Feminine, frilly, flouncy, sheer and detailed the blouse is an essential wardrobe item this season for both work wear and weekend.
Portmans, Bohemian Traders, Forever New
Statement Neck Wear
Every season an accessory is in focus and this Autumn all eyes are around the neck. From the decadent lace collar to a snug scarf or a glittery slim neck tie; a statement neck piece will work beautifully with this season’s bare shoulders and fine knitwear. TIP: Always ensure your neck piece is in a colour that flatters your complexion and features as it’s close proximity to the face can be unforgiving if not in a flattering shade.
VC Style Studio, Decjuba, Bohemian Traders
Denim is always a favourite with coasties and each season fashion gives this versatile fabric a new twist. This winter jeans are cropped to 7/8 (just above the ankle) featuring frayed hems and rips for casual styles or sleek and slim finishes for more dressed up denim styling.
Portmans, Jeanswest, Decjuba
Before it becomes Winter coat weather the Autumn jacket plays an important role in our wardrobe. This season the shapes are inspired by all things hard core. The sharp and precisely tailored, military jacket – the aviator inspired bomber – the new look biker style in either real or vegan leather. These jacket shapes will see you right through the seasons ahead and even be a handy item early Spring, making them a worthwhile investment.
Bohemian Traders, Jacqui E, Jeanswest
DIY or already styled for you – either way there is no avoiding this pretty and creatively, crafty trend. Wear your flowers/embellishments all over or opt for just a sprinkling. Touches of embroidery are seen in all aspects of the wardrobe this season; ranging from clothing to footwear. Boho styling just got a whole lot more colourful allowing the imagination to run wild with one’s favourite florals or motifs.
Big W, VC Style Studio, Wittner
Metallic has now become a wardrobe staple and somehow manages to reinvent its self each season. This Autumn metals have a foil like finish and are not only seen in accessories and footwear but with technology so advanced, metallics are being designed in entire garments! The one thing you must remember with this shiny trend is…it is now just as much a daytime option as it is an after dark one. So go for it girls and …SHINE!
SEED, Portmans, TEMT
The mule is the ideal trans seasonal shoe making your wardrobe transition from Summer to Autumn an easy one. Make the most of the warmer Autumn days and bare your toes without looking out of season. Mules also look fabulous for dinner dates or when a little height to your look is required without opting for a stiletto.
Williams, MYER, Diana Ferrari
So no matter where your week may take you for the season ahead; any of these 7 key items will have you stepping out in style!
Sam & Jordi xx