Workout In Style

Founded by Australian Fashion Designer Jodhi Meares, The Upside is the newest and trendiest 'everybodys-wearing-it' yoga and active wear brand that reflects the changing values and needs of modern day society.

The current 'face' and ambassador for the brand is none other than Super-Model and Victoria's Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel… She sure does help with that little thing called 'motivation'!

After 15 years in the Yoga industry, Jodhi saw the need for active wear that was not only functional but looked great in and out of the studio, on the mat and running along the beach. "The Upside was born of a vision of how we believe women and men will dress in the future as we value the need to move, stretch, run and be still as much as the need to eat, sleep, work and play" - Jodhi.

The Upside brand includes contemporary eco-friendly styles with a strong emphasis on health and spiritual pursuit. We love the diverse range of colours and patterns, especially the leopard yoga tights!

To find out more about The Upside and to shop online, visit

Both images curtesy of The Upside.

Mum Style: Affordable and Trendy

By Jemma Mrdak

Considering it was Mother's Day on Sunday (and what a glorious day it was!), our Style Stalker this week features a gorgeous Canberra mother.

This weekend, Annette was spotted sporting the UK's King of style, Gok Wan's latest collection of affordable-yet-stylish fashion from none other than Target. Yes, you read it correctly! Annette's beautiful Chanel-esque blazer and chiffon shirt are from Target, and don't they look perfect paired together over the black capri style pants and wedged shoes?

Sometimes it's great to mix high end designer with affordable fashion. There are some excellent collaborations being released lately between stylists/ designers, and high street stores with Gok Wan for Target being one of them! Check it out the entire collection at the Canberra Centre.

Blazer: Gok Wan for Target

Shirt: Gok Wan for Target

Pants: Diana Ferrari

Shoes: Lipstick

Bag: Mimco

Spotted: Little Jane Lane

Rachel, a fashion-forward CIT fashion student and designer behind label Little Jane Lane, caught our eye at the Opening Night of Fashfest 2014.

We loved her outfit - perfect for Winter and keeping her warm, comfortable and most importantly 'stylish'!

Her hand-made Little Jane Lane flower crown was a chic touch paired with her edgy black, white and floral patterned dress from label Backstage. A cute vintage clutch and a pair of black bootie heels from Oroton completed Rachel's fantastic outfit.

We thought she nailed the 'effortless designer' look perfectly.

3 Winter Wardrobe Staples

We all know how cold Canberra can get during Winter, but we are determined not to let our style run away with the sun this time!

Here are three Winter wardrobe staple items with bonus outfit suggestions to get your closet ready for the new season.

1. Scarves

Scarves are a fantastic accessory and an absolute wardrobe staple! They keep you warm and stylish at the same time. The options are almost endless in terms of colours, styles, fabrics and patterns.

Outfit example: Break up an all-black outfit with a printed or bright coloured scarf for a pop of colour and some fashion flair.

2. Gloves

An absolute must-have during Winter especially if you are an eco-commuters and take the bus or ride a bike to and from work. Wearing a pair of cute gloves can also give a polished look to an outfit and the Canberra frost is a little easier to handle!

Outfit example: Match your gloves to your shoes or handbag. Light brown leather gloves with a similar shade (or darker) brown boot go great paired with jeans and a cardigan for a warm weekend look.

3. Boots

So we have - Ankle boots, knee hight boots, flat boots, heel boots, brown boots, black boots, leather boots and suede boots (possibly more, but you get where we are going, right?). These shoes make it stylish to wear a pair of socks (because you can't see them!) to keep your tootsies warm and dry!

Outfit example: Throw on a pair of stylish boots over opaque black stockings, a dress and a blazer for a dressy 'girls' night out'.

The Crop Top

Whether we like it or not ladies, crop tops are back and seem like they’re here to stay!

They’ve been seriously trending for two straight Summer seasons now, and we very much doubt they’re going anywhere any time soon since this year they've injected themselves into almost every wardrobe category. From festival outfits to red-carpet ensembles and the very popular casual chic looks seen on the street.

We are predicting ALOT of crop top madness paired with fur and trench coats this Autumn Winter and rather than fight against a force that seems pretty much unstoppable, we’re here to encourage you to go with it!

Pair your crop top with a pencil skirt, revealing only an inch of skin, for a stylish and sophisticated look. Knits and warm jumpers come in crop styles which look fab with high-waisted jeans over a business shirt to cover up a bit more. This trend is so versatile it's fabulous!

Click here to see some outfit ideas for inspiration on Pinterest.

Image: Diane Kruger

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