Shaping urban couture for decades, street style fashion has now become pretty general and mainstream with well renowned fashion designers jumping onto the bandwagon and launching their ‘streetwear’ collections. However, what is born from the street remains true to the street. But the outfit trends arising in this arena have had a paradigm impact on fashion worldwide.
As the Australian and international Fashion Weeks came to a close, we wondered what the best street style fashion inspirations were that we could pick for our wardrobes in the coming weeks.
Here are some simple fashion inspirations from the streets:
1) Block Colour + StripesImage Source: IMAXTREE / Alessia Gammarota
Stripes have had a major comeback in Australian Fashion this season! Does not matter if you are buying clothes online or picking them up from the rack, stripes are the rave right now. Pairing up a striped pant or a skirt with solid colored tops is something you will see the most in the coming weeks!Try our Destination Unknown slouchy knit jumper paired with our Inside The Magic striped elasticated midi skirt.
2) Pop of Color and BootsImage Source: IMAXTREE / vincenzo grillo
The best element about street style is the freedom to experiment. The reality is that you can bring any two and two together and create a masterpiece. This outfit flaunts an orange denim shirt with a contrast of white boots, making a beautifully abstract combination to wear! This is something that you can wear for a lunch or a simple afternoon stroll in the park!Try our Rhythmic Love skivvy top in Fawn or Lilac for a fun pop of colour and style back with your favourite pair of denim.
3) White on WhiteImage source: Popsugar
White is the color of the season! And what can go wrong if you top a white shirt with a white pant? Nothing! This combination of similar tones exhibits simplicity, minimalism and style; all at the same time. If you feel that the outfit lacks color, add a pair of stylish shoes and your look is complete! May it be a date or a professional meeting, you are good to take on the streets!Try our Where Rivers Meet linen-blended top matched with our Modest Contribution ramie cut-out trousers for a refreshing summer outfit.
4) Frocks and FrillsImage source: Popsugar
For days when you want to feel light and carefree, loose fitted and flowy dresses are your go-to fashion trends. Reflecting the feel of Australian summer, the bright colors will set you in the mood to embrace the day with high levels of excitement and flair!From flowy dresses such as our Summer Lightning tassels dress to our Taking Flight relaxed deconstructed top, this summer is set to be light, breezy and oh-so-easy!
5) Overalls for the Win!Image Source: Getty / Kirstin Sinclair
Whenever you are skeptical about what to wear, put your hands on an overall! This is one fashion trend that is coming back with a bang from the ‘90s. Overalls are convenient to wear and super comfortable for long days! They might remind you of your childhood nostalgia, but wear with a relaxed, white basic button-down shirt for a stylish, grown-up look this summer.
Science proves that colors have an enormous impact on us, emotionally, psychologically and physically. As each fashion seasons change, it is vital for us to not only know which color stories are trending on the Australian and international runways, but from there, work out which colours work best in our favor, both emotionally and physically. This understanding reflects in our fashion choices and impacts our mood and behavior psychologically, helping us ‘look the way we feel’. For instance, blue is an immensely relaxing and calming color that helps you reduce stress while red can increase your blood pressure and energy levels.
To help build your summer wardrobe, we compiled a list of plain, solid colours that will not only help you keep calm in the summer heat, but also making an on-trend stylish statement.
Having a bad day? Then it is best to slip into something blue. Reflection of the ocean which is deep and calm, the color blue reduces anxiety and blood pressure. It is the color of trust and security and is most effective when it comes to managing imbalanced stress levels. So keep calm and put on some blues!
Sailor blue and Little Boy blue are Pantone's top blue picks from NY Fashion Week Spring 2018 shows.
Try our OSKER Beyond Measure relaxed pants this summer.
2. BlackThe color of elegance and power. Black symbolizes strength and authority combined with the power of the mind. Always chic and fashion-forward, black is a sophisticated choice for the entire year and always run prominent across Fashion Weeks around the world. While some may consider black as a ‘regular’ choice but many successful people tend to wear it in order to create an influence within the crowd. Black never goes out of fashion.Or try our OSKER Kindling Of A Flame V-neck top:
3. WhiteThe only color in the world that represents purity and clarity within itself. Considered to be a perfect choice for many occasions, it is ideal to be wrapped in white to seek clarity of thought. It is effortlessly cool and remains in-vogue round the clock, 365 days a year.Pantone's pick for Spring 2018 is Coconut Milk, a beautiful off-white version of the classic colour.
Or try our OSKER Phoenix Rising babydoll shirt dress.4. TealA mixed combination of blue and green, teal reflects peace and calm from the color blue along with the uplifting energy of green. This currently trending hue could be used to showcase a unique side of your personality. It is quickly becoming every designer's go-to color and has seen quite an up rise in minimal fashion clothing.
A bold hue, Pantone's pick for Spring 2018 is Arcadia, a throw-back retro colour that is the cooler, younger cousin of the classic teal.
With a colour this strong, it is best to style back with neutral colours such as black, white, navy and camel. We suggest our OSKER Angel Tears linen-blended shorts.
Or try a maximalist approach and opt for a textured black statement pants like our OSKER Open To Receive cotton-blended drawstring pants.
Reflection of feminine energy, grey helps with the cleansing and releasing of mental, emotional and physical strains. In recent times, it has become a trendsetter in minimal fashion. From street style fashion to runway catwalks, this color is taking over because of its simple yet elegant look.
Harbour Mist is a dove-grey classic picked by Pantone as an anchor shade of any great wardrobe this Spring time. Try our OSKER Wild Blessings boobtube dress for a great foundational piece to your closet.
Or try our OSKER Taking Flight deconstructed chiffon top.
Time Is Dancing, the latest fashion editorial featuring new Summer 2018 arrivals to hit the OSKAR Australian online boutique. Think feminine pieces with flirtatiously romantic detailing and cascading dramatic ruffles in volumes of flimsy fabrics and breathable linen-blends. Black contrast wrap around ties and interwoven spaghetti straps subtly highlighting waistlines and shoulders. From glamorous allure to contemporary casuals, this is one stellar summer wardrobe to be excited about.
Australian fashion is becoming a reckoning force in the industry, both domestically and internationally. We are thrilled to be partnered up with amazing local and global fashion agencies, allowing OSKAR to be a forefront in defining Australian fashion for women on a global scale.
From Tokyo to New York City, here are some of the beautiful showrooms presenting OSKAR to the world!
In Japan, we have Jack Of All Trades:
In NYC and LA, we have Cloque showcasing OSKAR:
Sharing our Australian chic aesthetics with fashion lovers across the world, OSKAR is proudly designed in Australia and delivered to all places with a postcode! With a network of over 30 stockists, you can also find OSKAR at our two boutiques in Sydney or you can jump online to our OSKAR e-store right here.
We crave to crack the latest fashion trends; from the ones bygone to the ones that are forthcoming. We are constantly on our feet to know what is in and what is out so you are entirely cognizant of both international and Australian fashions and are ahead of the game from those around you. In the past few weeks, Fashion month set the tone for what the season of Spring will look like around the globe. From street style fashion to the shimmer on the runway, Spring has been all about bringing sexy back from the 70’s and 80’s.
In a matter of a few weeks, you will be stepping into the bright seasons of Spring & Summer. And to get yourself ready for what lies ahead, we have put together a list of the big fashion trends that are coming soon, so you can create your shopping list accordingly and do not fuss at the eleventh hour.
So what are these Australian and international fashion trends online? Here we go:1) Check the checks!(Source: Pop Sugar)
Not a season has gone by this year where checks have not been the center of fashion trends. Moving forward into the next season, be prepared to see checkered shirts and tops in full swing! Don’t limit your expectations (and your wardrobe) to only shirts in checks but two-piece dresses in casuals and formals will be prominently seen. If you’ve got some old checks lying around, this is the time to take them out from under the pile. If not, you need to get your hands on one soon.
For newbies to the checks game, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed introducing a strong pattern to the wardrobe. The easiest way would be to choose one checkered piece to be the statement piece and pair back with wardrobe basics in either neutral colours or strong hues to compliment the pattern. Some great basics would include buttoned-up shirts, your favourite pair of denim and some white sneakers to keep the outfit looking fresh and on-point without over-complicating.2) Mismatched Patterns & CutsWe have noticed that the world of fashion has been all about experimenting lately. None of the designers have been seen following one particular pattern or design. Instead, a lot of deconstructed tailoring has been seen walking down the runway. This trend is only here to grow bigger. We know that an asymmetrically cut sleeve, uneven collar and a candid pair of loose trousers will be all you see in the coming season!3) Pastels & Florals(Source: Vogue)Leaning towards feminine preferences in its entirety, pastel colors and floral prints will reign supreme throughout the forthcoming season. From dresses to tops, pants and maxis, we will see designers romancing with the lighter hues of pinks, blues, greens and the likes along with a touch of flower power!
For the minimalist lovers like ourselves, try starting out slowly with floaty, feminine pieces in pastel hues and neutral tones to ease into this summer 2018 fashion trend.4) Fringe Fashion
(Source: Vogue)The upcoming season is blowing life into one of the hottest trends from the past: Fringes! From being as old as the 1920’s where loosely hung threads of fabric hit mainstream fashion in bell bottom pants; fringe fashion is now coming back with a bang! From dresses to pants, handbags and jackets; be prepared to fringe away!5) Candid Jumpsuits(Source: Fashionisers)
The fashion world seems to be in a love affair with jumpsuits! Jumpsuits slowly infiltrated runways and racks but have now taken the world by storm! This is mainly because this one-piece dress is completely hassle-free and looks purely elegant. Following the feel of the year, jumpsuits in pastels will be very popular.
Try our Abandon The Shoes layered linen playsuit available online now.