February 4, 2021News
The tonal styling has been one of the biggest trends in recent seasons, with no sign of slowing down. While colour blocking was the ‘it’ trend of the 2010s, tonal dress is the breakout style for this decade. Dressing from head-to-toe in one tonal shade is an art form. It’s a way of making any outfit look instantly chic and it’s a styling tip that you can use any time of the year. It’s a bold statement, especially if you decide to go with a vibrant colour like red or fuchsia pink. The tonal dress is effortless glamour and sophistication, making even your gym gear look more elevated. We’ve rounded up our tips for dressing in one colour in this handy guide to help you master the trend.
One fashion faux pau associated with this trend is when you focus too much on the same texture and colour. This error can leave your outfit looking flat and lifeless. You want to have at least two different textures incorporated in your look. The easiest way of achieving this is by throwing on a contrasting wool coat or choosing a textured piece as your main garment. This Paris Fashion Week look incorporates both silk and wool, with the jacket adding depth to the look.
Jumping on the tonal trend doesn’t mean that you have to wear a half a dozen different pieces. Keep it simple and focus on two or three pieces. A matching tonal pantsuit or a dress with shoes in the same colour family are easy ways to experiment with this trend without overcomplicating it. There are no firm rules with tonal dressing. As long as your pieces are within the same colour family and compliment each other, you’re all set to go!
Although your clothes should be the same colour, there is no reason why your accessories have to be as well. You can add a pop of extra colour to your look, or tone down the boldness of your outfit, with a different colour of accessory. Make sure it’s a colour that compliments your main tonal choice and that it doesn’t distract the eye too much from the streamline look of your outfit. Avoid adding two bold colours together as they can overpower each other.
Wearing a tonal outfit is a statement in itself, so you don’t want to get caught up on your shoes. It’s always best to go with a minimalistic style that’s a shade or two on either side of your main colour. Sling-back heels, like the style worn here by Eva Chen, are the perfect sleek choice of footwear. You can also use your shoes as a way of adding different textures, like how these suede shoes contrast with the leather trousers. You want to create a seamless look from head to toe that blends the tones together to create a uniform outfit.
The first time you hear the phrase ‘Y2K’ it might stop you in your tracks. The name simply refers to the year 2000, focusing on the trends of the early 2000s up until 2010. Why are the trends back so soon? Usually, most fashion trends work on a twenty-year cycle as one generation grows up and sees the clothing style of the previous one. The Y2K trend has been made popular by Generation Z, who have come to love the trends they were too young to appreciate as children. There are Instagram accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers, dedicated to posting y2k fashion inspiration.
A bucket hat is a unisex street-style essential that is all over our Instagram feed. The bucket hat has come a long way from its humble start in the 40s before becoming an icon of the 80s and 90s. This accessory is one that you can wear all year round, whatever the weather might bring. It’s one of the easiest hats to style and is a rival to the baseball cap. We’re going to cover everything you need to know about the bucket hat, including how to incorporate it into your closet.
Before the pandemic hit, TikTok was app that few of us took seriously. In fact, most of us swore to never download it. Then the pandemic hit, and everything changed. With endless hours in the days that we needed to fill, TikTok became the leading social media platform by the end of 2020. While we often associate Instagram with fashion trends, TikTok is rivalling the app for its fashion crown. With its viral videos, TikTok has become a breeding ground for every type of subculture. The algorithm allows you to curate your ‘for you page’ to reflect your fashion and personality.
TikTok is an app most of us swore to stay away from before the pandemic. A lot can change in a year. It’s now an app we look at before even checking out Instagram or Twitter. The app, which is dominated by Generation Z and Millennials, has come to dominate the fashion trends. Who would have thought the app would have the power to cancel skinny jeans? We’re rounding up a few of our favorite fashion trends from TikTok that everyone is obsessed with.