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VAMFF is well and truly underway, so it’s time to brush up on your fashion knowledge and make sure you’re front row ready.
With the country’s most fashionable bloggers, stylists, journalists and photographers descending on Melbourne for VAMFF, it’s often a task to stand out from the crowd.
Outfit planning is a sport with so many factors to consider including colour, shape, fabrics and textures. The best place to start is with a key theme or trend, and the rest will follow.
To keep you up with the fashion heavyweights, we’ve curated the top four trends you should embrace at VAMFF this year:
POWER SUIT UP
From monochromes to vibrant colours, checked prints and florals, expect to see the suit reign supreme in 2019. There’s a reason why this trend isn’t going away anytime soon – there’s simply no other outfit that makes you feel more powerful and confident than a suit.
For VAMFF, embrace the full look and choose a matching blazer and pant combo. For a relaxed cool vibe that will keep you comfy, finish your look with a t-shirt and sneakers. If you’re feeling a bit more girly and rebellious, pair it with a bralette and high heels.
LOOK FROM MAJE.
UP YOUR LAYERING GAME
Throw the fashion rulebook out the window and get creative with your layering. There’s nothing the fashion crowd loves more than an offbeat styling decision and thinking out of the box is the perfect way show you’re not afraid to express your style.
Think trenches over denim jackets, hoodies under blazers or pants worn with skirts – basically anything that you’ve been told doesn’t work together yet somehow does.
LOOK FROM SANDRO.
FIND YOUR WILD SIDE
With early-noughties fashion making a big comeback, so has the rise of animal prints and it’s time to show your true spots, stripes or scales.
As the fashion festival is all about maximalism and standing out from the crowd, turn up your animalistic instinct and rock the trend from head to toe. Our tip? Choose a matching two-piece set or clash your prints for the ultimate statement.
LOOK FROM ZADIG & VOLTAIRE.
ACCESSORISE, ACCESSORISE, ACCESSORISE
It’s all in the detail so there’s a reason why accessories are a big part of the fashion conversation. With the ability to make or break an outfit, the perfect accessory will elevate a look with an effortless it-girl edge.
The VAMFF forecast is all about the statement earrings and hair accessories. With earrings, expect quirky choices, from massive hoops to delicate chains.
With hair accessories, one thing is for sure and it’s that EVERYONE will be wearing hair clips from embellished with pearls, bright and colourful or shiny and metallic. Mix and match styles to keep your look eclectic or go for a refined touch, with a minimal accent.
LOOK FROM CUE.