Monday, May 19, 2014

Global Fashion: Auckland with Marina

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My blogger pal Marina is from all the way across the world in New Zealand, so I wanted to find out what similarities and differences there are between our hometowns styles! Clearly even the seasons are opposite, but there are much more differences. Here we go!

Welcome to Auckland.
auckland street style + trends

The weather in Auckland is gradually getting colder and the street style reflects that! Some growing trends I've seen include large satchels, animal ear beanies and other cool new styles, but here are my top 5!

1. Oxford style shoes are making a comeback this winter with loads of people wearing them! However this season there a lot more variations of the shoe: I've seen people wearing brogue boots and monk style brogues! They are an elegant way to dress up a pair of jeans and can be worn with anything - even a pair of socks if you're cold!

2. Statement accessories is a trend that is seen every season, but in Winter, it's a lot more prominent. When everyone is all rugged up in thick jumpers and coats, it's hard to stand out. Chunky rings and studded necklaces are a super trendy way to show your style off, and wearing a pair of cool sunnies is also a cool way to do that!

3. Cable knit - a Winter essential. It gives a piece of knitwear just that extra flair that it would otherwise lack, and it's certainly flaring up in Auckland this season. Instead of your classic cable knit jumper, why not try a pair of cable gloves or a scarf? Either way, it's a super cute trend that will keep you all nice and warm in the cold season.

4. Cut out shoes have been seen in the fashion world for a while now, and Auckland started catching up about three months ago, but more recently, they have been seen everywhere! From the stylish Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane boot, to the sadly sold out Topshop Katz, cut outs are a way to edge up your outfit easily!

5. Here in Auckland, it gets cold, but not too cold, and often, indoors means heating, so a lightweight parka is a way to keep warm outside, but not get too hot inside. From the ever present military green to the newly fashionable navy parkas, there is a colour and style for everyone! My personal favourites are from Huffer and Topshop, but you can find them in thrift stores as well.
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Welcome to Boston.

Here in Boston the weather is getting warmer everyday, so these are the trend I've seen in my favorite spring outfits!

1. Mini bags: These bags are everywhere, and are great to throw a few makeup essentials in before you leave the house. No one wants to be carrying around a giant cumbersome duffle bag when they're trying to enjoy a nice day!

2. Low top white sneakers: These look so fresh with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and a plain tank top. I love the Superga cotu most at the moment.

3. Plaid shirt: Of course it's impractical to wear a heavy shirt in May, but when tied around your waist it works. You can make a plain jeans + tee outfit into something much more unique.

4. Rounded sunnies: I've been seeing these everywhere! I think wearing some cool rounded shades can give you a break from the year-round aviator trend.

5. Textured caps: This is a trend I love seeing, especially in the springtime! Wearing a cap has a cool sporty vibe to it, and can make a formal outfit (blazer, trousers etc) much more fashionable.

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Hope you liked this new kind of post! xx Flo

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  1. They're totally different but still following the same vibes, post more things like these!! :D

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  2. Thank you so much for the post Flo! Gotta love it, I live in the same hemisphere as Australia so this is really helpful :)

    1. yay! i hope you're enjoying the cool season! x

  3. this is such a brilliant idea. I love it.