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Stealing Style In 2019: Who Are The Best Dressed Around The World?
With Instagram becoming the go-to place for style inspiration, we’re now opened up to fashion around the globe with influencers posting their favourite trends of the season. We’re not afraid to say that we continuously check out these people and their picturesque views on the daily, so why don’t we take inspiration from them?
It’s time to introduce fresh colours and prints to your wardrobe!
Style in South Africa
Everyone in this country loves beautiful, bold and bright colours! Take South African fashion designer Jacques van der Watt’s Black Coffee design house. The designer’s Orbit Summer 2018|2019 collection encapsulates the modernity and positivity of the 1960s, featuring bold colours and embellishments across simple shapes and styles.
These styles can be perfect for the next few months too, so make sure you have something to sport in your wardrobe. Clash bold primary shades such as vivid reds with bright yellows, keeping shapes and styles simplistic—think loose-fitting tees and flared shorts.
Geometric patterns are something that are coming back, so keep an eye out for those. Crochet detailing is a staple aspect of Black Coffee’s collection, and crochet dresses or cover-ups would make the perfect boho-inspired addition to any summer wardrobe.
Style in Miami
Everyone wants to live the life of a Miami resident, and you can to some extent, by stealing their style! With temperatures reaching 28 degrees in the summer, Miami residents choose vibrant swimwear as they soak up the sun on South Beach before slipping into relaxed cuts as they party the night away.
As you’re in the hot climate and to fit in with the locals, you’ll need a bright maxi dress. Aside from this, you should also think about packing tropical print culottes, palm print co-ords and bright dresses. Each piece can be dressed up or down, so whether you’re taking a summer stroll or hitting up a club, you can channel effortless Miami vibes.
Style in Morocco
The locals of this country pride themselves on the attention they have to detail when it comes to their attire. When creating a Moroccan-inspired look, it’s important to retain this attention-to-detail — think detailed embroidery and intricate prints.
Tile print is going to be huge in this country, so why not bring it to your own wardrobe? This on-trend, intricate detailing is all over the highstreets at the moment, so introduce it to your wardrobe through palazzo pants or even a co-ord. In terms of colours, choose patterns in rich purples and vibrant blues and oranges.
Think loose-fitting and kaftan styles. Choose shift day dresses in a darker tone — such as burnt orange — complete with gold embroidered detailing. Finish your look with gold or leather strappy sandals, and layer on gold accessories.
Style in India
Dressing in India is all about being vibrant and standing out in a crowd. If you like creating bold looks with rich colours, this is the country you need to steal your summer style from!
So how do you do it? Much like Morocco, India enjoys intricate embroidery and jewellery. However, generally speaking, the colour palette is much richer in India — think deep reds and emerald greens. For formal events, choose a sophisticated maxi in a deep tone with extensive embroidery. For day time dressing, a simple tunic is a great choice, providing it features some sort of embroidery.
How about a bold midi or maxi skirt complemented by a plain-colour vest or blouse? Alternatively, look for a paisley print bag to finish your look, and don’t forget to add plenty of jewellery.
Style in Sweden
In Sweden, simplicity is key to a successful outfit. Part of this is the near effortless blend of smart styles with casual wear, pairing sports-inspired trousers with a tailored blazer, for example.
Make sure you have a great collection of plain t-shirts in white, grey and black. Wear yours with sports-inspired trousers and a blazer, or swap out your trousers for tailored shorts. Loosely tuck the hem of your t-shirt into your trousers, slip on a statement necklace and keep your hair loose and natural.
Don’t forget about layers. For an effortless look, throw over a lightweight scarf or keep your knitwear loose and wear over a crisp shirt. Don’t be afraid to go oversized either!