Current fashion trends and where to find them in Gladstone

TRENDS - they're so cutting edge that it hurts to look that good.

On the tail end of a fad though, it's more blah than last week's celebrity bust-up.

We still love new styles to get excited about and they keep fashion stores in business with our fashion cycle that feeds for our short-attention spans.

The key with trends is not to spend too much on an item, as it will be out before you know it.

Buy one or two items that freshens your wardrobe and pair them with your staples.

Also make sure you choose trend pieces that complement your style and doesn't make you a fashion victim.

How to work current trends with items from local stores:

Other trends to watch

  • Snakeskin - hot off the texture trend which saw us embrace leather, the snakeskin look is being used in items other than shoes such as skirts and jackets.
  • Asymmetrical skirts - this variation of the mini skirt features an uneven hemline, showing off your toned pins.
  • Brights - spring means bright goes. Think turquoises, oranges and yellows.

Fashion calendar: Gladstone events

  • Saturday, August 3- Calliope Catwalk: Designers of all ages and talent compete in a range of categories from recycled fashions to cutting edge. Local Gladstone designer Kellyanne Russell is one of the three judges.
  • Saturday, August 10 - Gladstone Cup: Get ready for fashions on the field. Judges will select males and females in the crowd so make sure you get noticed.
  • Saturday, September 14 - Spring Garden Party: Champagne, tapas and desserts will be enjoyed in style along with a fashion parade from Saltt Clothing. The annual event raises funds for Koolyangarra Kindy.
Marsalie Howard modelling during the 2012 Calliope Catwalk at Calliope State School Hall.
Marsalie Howard modelling during the 2012 Calliope Catwalk at Calliope State School Hall. Tom Huntley

Floral Fancy

Nothing says spring like pretty flower patterned dresses.

FLORAL FANCY: Sienna Miller goes for a spring time floral dress, with a sweetheart neckline.
FLORAL FANCY: Sienna Miller goes for a spring time floral dress, with a sweetheart neckline. Joel Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Style Clothing has this style and others. Ladakh Flutter By dress $79.95.
3 Style Clothing has this style and others. Ladakh Flutter By dress $79.95. Contributed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Polka Dot

This feminine pattern always appeals, dress it up or down.

Kate Middleton opts for a personally made Jenny Packham dress, with polka dots tipped to be the next fashion fad.
Kate Middleton opts for a personally made Jenny Packham dress, with polka dots tipped to be the next fashion fad. Sang Tan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big W - Avella Polka Dot Wrap Dress - $25
Big W - Avella Polka Dot Wrap Dress - $25 Contributed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Luxe

This modern style uses bright colours in geometric designs with lots of texture.

SPORTS LUXE: Gym inspired looks that translate to day wear.
SPORTS LUXE: Gym inspired looks that translate to day wear. Contributed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saltt Clothing has this modern style maxi dress in store ($219.95).
Saltt Clothing has this modern style maxi dress in store ($219.95). Contributed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic

Loud designs that are funky and edgy. Buy or print your own.

GRAPH THAT: Sara Bareilles shows off a graphic print for a casual party look.
GRAPH THAT: Sara Bareilles shows off a graphic print for a casual party look. Jordan Strauss / Credit: AP / Source: Invision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finders Keepers You Sent Me shift dress can be found and others like it, at Saltt Clothing. RRP $119.95
Finders Keepers You Sent Me shift dress can be found and others like it, at Saltt Clothing. RRP $119.95 Contributed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Block

After hiding out in blacks and greys, warmer weather heralds brights on brights as we indulge in colour.

COLOUR BLOCK: Actress Jayma Mays shows off a bright blend of colours great for the upcoming spring.
COLOUR BLOCK: Actress Jayma Mays shows off a bright blend of colours great for the upcoming spring. John Shearer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Avenue is your destination for colour. Find this outfit and others. Dress - $69.99, clutch - $39.99 and heels - $59.99.
Divine Avenue is your destination for colour. Find this outfit and others. Dress - $69.99, clutch - $39.99 and heels - $59.99. Contributed