More and more Monochrome

By Jemma Mrdak

The monochrome trend has been seen gracing the international runways and is definitely a fashion-forward trend right now. For those of you unaware, the trend involves the combination of black and white tones and patterns to form some amazing prints and textures.

OutInCanberra's Style Stalker this week, Katrina, knows exactly how to rock the monochrome trend with her gorgeous printed, gypsy inspired pants. We love the fact that she has combined these with a simple black top half which accentuates and shows off the incredible print. This combination is perfect for that day to night look as it can be worn both to the office as Katrina has done - or even for a night out.

Katrina's favourite item was her necklace which was given as a gift. We love it too, as it adds just enough flare and chic to the overall outfit. Our favourite item though? Her pants! Bought from a boutique in Sydney, we are loving their aztec print as it is definitely an eye-catcher.

Name: Katrina

Location: Lonsdale Street Traders

Top: Dotti

Pants: Boutique in Sydney

Jacket: Sportsgirl

Shoes: Wittner

Bag: Mimco

Accessories: Ray Ban and Mimco

Clashing Prints on Lonsdale Street

By Jemma Mrdak

If you haven’t already heard, prints are in. Not just any old print; we are talking the clashing, the colourful and the wonderful sorts of print that have been showcased on runways this season!

This perfect spring weekend, OutInCanberra found the lovely Lindsey sporting prints that are so different and eclectic that they look absolutely amazing when put together in an outfit. This is what is in, and Lindsey knows how to flaunt the look perfectly.

The striped shirt and the pineapple print shorts, although noticeably different in colour and pattern, work well together and paired with the light chambray shirt that evens out both of the clashing colours. What we love about the outfit is how effortless, but stylish and on-trend it is. Lindsey’s favourite item was the pineapple shorts (so cute!), which she bought from the Bloch store.

Lets just say that Lindsey has put this spring outfit together seriously well and it is easily an outfit that any of you ladies can try yourself this spring. It’s the perfect time of year to get out there and be creative with what you’re wearing!

Name: Lindsey

Location: Lonsdale Street: Braddon

Top: Vintage

Shorts: Bloch

Jacket: Forever 21

Shoes: Madden Girl

Bag: Coach

A Splash of Colour in Braddon

By Jemma Mrdak

On a not-so-glorious Canberra day, the gorgeous Taylor (owner of Designer Op Shop in Braddon) was spotted outside her store looking chic and warm.

Taylor looks ever so stylish with her choice of layering and colour-blocking of accessories, and that is exactly why OutInCanberra loves what she is wearing!

Taylor has incorporated some key fashion must haves that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. The collared white shirt is a definite wardrobe staple (see Carrie Bickmore's tips here) and is perfect paired with the grey jumper. We love the layering effect of this, as well as the hint of leather on the jumper. Her black jeans and ankle boots (with a hint of skin) is what ties the look together well.

Our favourite though? The red bag! It's absolutely perfect for this outfit and is a vintage classic that adds just the right amount of colour.

Name: Taylor

Location: Braddon

White shirt: Zara

Jumper: Designer Op Shop (Country Road)

Jeans: Topshop

Boots: Bought in Melbourne

Bag: Vintage

Accessories: Juicy Couture and Mania Mania

Style Stalker: Carla

By Jemma Mrdak

Kingston Foreshore is one of Canberra’s most stylish places, definitely an area in which to be seen!

This weekend, OutInCanberra spotted the absolutely fabulous Carla in her off-duty weekend look. It is obvious that Carla knows exactly how to dress to impress as she combined designer Louis Vuitton with classic black, as well as a hit of metallic denim for a classy day out.

What we love is that fact that she has opted for a casual look with the black shirt and boots; however has paired it well with the gold metallic pants. Tying the look together ever so nicely is the classic Louis Vuitton handbag that fits in well with the dark colours of the outfit. An extra element that we love is that Carla has styled an up-'do which has made it easier for her outfit to stand out and for the pants to ultimately be the focus of the outfit.

So what’s our favourite part of Carla’s outfit? Her pants of course! They are fun, fresh and to some degree, add a pop of colour! We also can’t go past the Louis Vuitton- a timeless handbag that will forever be in fashion.

Top: Bardot

Pants: Glue Store

Boots: Wittner

Handbag: Louis Vuitton

Style Stalker: Sean

By Jemma Mrdak

Rocking the classic-casual but stylish look. OutInCanberra spotted Sean this week rugged up but still looking cool during a crisp Spring morning. Keeping his look fresh yet fun, Sean not only knows how to dress well, but also how to combine prints and colours. Its hard to find a well dressed man in this city, however there are a few diamonds in the rough and Sean with his fresh, casual look is one of them.

Sean expressed his enjoyment for wearing chinos, and mixing the look with a casual tee and shirt thrown over the top. The contrasting colours of the denim shirt and the pants work really well; when paired with basic accessories it definitely completes the look. We love the fact that he is able to turn a basic outfit into one of style - one that most Canberra men would be able to sport themselves. Sean’s favourite item was the brown leather satchel, the perfect item for those studying. However, our favourite was the distressed chinos with their contrasting black and brown print.

Canberra men: it's time to stand up and be stylish. Mixing prints, rocking chinos and slouchy shirts can easily be done without looking or feeling like you’re going OTT (over-the-top). This season get yourself a quality pair of jeans, and style them with a casual tee for that off-duty look.

Top: Zara

Chinos: RVCA

Satchel: ASOS

Shoes: Vans

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