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Stylish Summer

Personal style should always be a reflection of your unique personality. You can buy trends but it’s what you do with these latest fashion pieces that shout true STYLE!

So let’s check out what Summer 18/19 fashion trends we should be incorporating into our wardrobes.

Pass me the pastel silks please! Dress: Flirt With Me dress by Etcetera Woman Model: Jill Wright Photography: Paul Smith for In Noosa Magazine

A pretty pastel palette has us screaming out for a tequila sunrise at sunset this Summer! Silk maxi’s and 90’s inspired slip dresses and skirts not only look like Summer 18/19 but feel fabulous to wear. Other key colours for the season have been influenced by precious stones – ruby and garnet reds, deep greens, yellow topaz, sapphire blue. Be still my bejeweled heart!

I have always loved this deep green colour and it really does suit most skin tones. In fact, I have embraced a few different shades of gorgeous greens this season. This dress is old school Sheike.

Let talk swimsuits (I’ve styled many cool swimsuit shoots in 2018 – it’s one of my fave things to do). Key looks for the season are belted one pieces, pastel and smocked bikinis (full brief ad high cut are both totally cool right now), one shouldered designs and colours like olive green, chocolate and pops of purple and aqua. Check out these local labels I have had the pleasure of playing with this year.

Asymmetrical design is on trend for swimsuits, dresses, skirts and jumpsuits. Bikini: Rumours set by Elka Swim Jewellery: Adrienne Reid Model: Jill Wright Photography: Pauls Smith for In Noosa Magazine

Bikini: Sunhaze Australia Accessories: Adrienne Reid Model: Zariah Lamont Photgraphy: Nicole Laufer

Bikini: Sunhaze Australia Model: Zariah Lamont Photgraphy: Nicole Laufer

You will notice the return of the shell jewellery – do you remember the shell puka necklaces we wore in the 90’s? Shell out for some sea inspired bling over the next few months.

Swimsuit: Sunhaze Australia Head Wrap: Madame Melanie Model: Tia Photographer: Nicole Laufer

The wave of luxe ‘hair wear’ keeps coming. Scarves, head wraps, urban style turbans, velvet scrunchies, wide brim hats and all things decorative should adorn our heads for Summer.

Hoops and Headwraps all Summer for me!

Other fabulousness for Summer is the return of the puffy balloon sleeve, ruffles and lace. Do you dare to wear the super puffer sleeve?

Sleeve ‘o’ puffery – this is what I wore for Melbourne Cup MC duties 2018 with one of my models Brooke Burgess wearing Jets Swimwear Dress: Alice McCall Top Hat: Madame Melanie

Vegan accessories continue to dominate the popularity stakes with high end designer labels seeking out alternative fabrics and practices to embrace the swing towards ethical fashion.

Gorgeous Eco Luxe Australia handbags are made from cork and handcrafted in Noosa, Model: Kasey Photographer: Kriquet – Kriqpics

For the gents we are seeing print and stripes and tropical delights. Vertical stripes, checks and florals in a short sleeve shirt ticks all the boxes.

Outfits: Boom Shankar Models: Justin and Tahlia Photography by Paul Smith for In Noosa Magazine

So now you are set for Summer styling – dont forget to shop local and dress to make YOU happy!

Carlie Wacker xx

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