Pastels, prints, and layers are here for August! Get into earth tones with Jennifer Lopez, monochromatic outfits with Megan Fox, and Dua Lipa’s summer styling in this week’s inspiring Instagram looks.
As J Lo’s caption says, she is ‘bringing the beige’! Her stylish suit adopts a masculine silhouette, being slightly oversized and worn loose. Pairing her boxy blazer with a Jacquemus bralette adds a sweet, feminine touch to the power suit. Beige does not have to boring – from JLO’s look, we can learn to change up a silhouette, stick to a colour palette, and pair browns with gold jewellery for an instantly chic outfit.
Dua Lipa is proving the power of green for summer! Pairing a cute, floral bralette with a sheer chemise, and matching lemon-green jeans creates a monochromatic, everyday fit. Dua elevates her look a step forward with bold accessories from Marshall Columbia and Beepy Bella – a neon pink, plush purse, with a graphic frog hat adds interesting elements to a pastel, sage colour palette.
A white corset and black mini skirt, worn by Daniel, exemplifies how to make lingerie outerwear. Pairing a complex garment, like a lace, structured corset, with a simple skirt creates a balanced look – add in some fun accessories, like Daniel’s YSL heart bag and chunky pearls if you want to add something more edgy to your look to playfully contrast delicate white lace.
Megan Fox is living her hot girl summer in monochromatic Jacquemus. The provocative cardigan updates regular knitwear for summer. Paired with a simple red pencil skirt and matching bag, Megan proves monochromatic looks do not have to be challenging – spice up your look with slightly varying tones of the same colour, like Megan’s top and skirt.
Maxine is inspiring us with unexpected colour pairings. She elevates orange monochrome with various fabric textures and eye-catching lilac accessories. Choose opposites on the colour wheel or shades in close proximity, like orange and purple, for a well-balanced colour blocked outfit.
Savannah Hudson pairs a corset top with baggy trousers of different prints for a vibrant look. By maintaining a similar pastel palette, and floral prints of various sizes across her garments and jewellery, Savannah creates a bold, yet balanced look. Of course, we also have to mention the iconic Tamagotchi pearl necklace – don’t be afraid to pair bold with bold when it comes to jewellery.
Slick Woods modelling for Lionne Garden’s show proves you can’t go wrong with a matching set. A dark grey denim micro skirt, bralette top, and oversized jacket creates a cute look for summer in the city.
Amina’s matching mesh top and straight-leg trousers are an easily wearable set. The ornate pattern of painted figures against a blue background makes the set easy to wear. Amina pairs it with simple accessories of a mini bag, gold hoops, and chained jewellery. Keeping accessories minimal complements the cool graphics of the matching set, rather than distract from its complexity.
Words by Caitlin Sahin, Graphics by Emily Chapillon