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    Tluxe Blog — casual

    Inspire me... oceanic colours

     

    Richard Nicoll spring/summer 2013 

     

     

    Amaya Arzuaga spring/summer 2013

    Victoria Beckham spring/summer 2013

      Continuing our celebration of colour, today we take a look at the cool oceanic tones that inspired us here at Tluxe HQ for summer 2012. The perfect daytime balance to the evening hues of warm sunset orange we featured last week, our emerald and lagoon shades of blue and green are inspired by the colours of the ocean sparkling against Sydney’s skyline on any given day of the week.

    Not only do oceanic tones make you feel calm and look cool it’s a very now palette worth investing in. Perusing the more directional looks on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks, it’s no surprise that the ocean was a key inspiration for designers from London to New York. The Tluxe top tip? Wear it with an understated sparkle of metallic silver or bronze via a pair of flats strapped at the ankle, or show your fashion smarts by sporting next summer’s hot accessory now; a chunky, transparent cuff.

    Your perfect basics have arrived

    We’re excited to announce the online debut of Basic Elements, our new capsule collection featuring the perfect T-shirt, the perfect chino, the perfect maxi dress, the perfect singlet top – all in the softest organic cotton. These are the staples you can build your wardrobe on.

    Why are they perfect? Here at Tluxe we pride ourselves on quality and especially fit, with each piece featuring engineered seams thoughtfully cut to streamline your silhouette. Basic Elements are your ‘can’t live without them’ essentials, designed to last you all summer long, and for many summers to come. And you can now buy them by clicking here. Enjoy.

    On trend... summer stripes

    This season it’s all about stripes. Strong, graphic engineered stripes in bright summery colours are a great way to inject some on-trend zing into your spring wardrobe. The key to keeping the look up-to-date is to  mix the new season's bold brights with black and white, and keep your silhouette simple. We’ve made it easy for you with our new Rebecca P maxi dress in cheery sunshine yellow and super strong graphite. Wear it with a huge fluoro tote, or if like us, you can’t wait for summer, layer it up with a mis-matched striped T-shirt for a cool spring day. 

     

    We love… Christine Centenera, Harper’s Bazaar

    The casual cool of Harper’s Bazaar Australia Fashion Editor, Christine Centenera is something that’s always appealed to us here at Tluxe. It’s not only her reputation as an international style leader that we love - appearing on numerous blogs, including The Sartorialist, and now consulting for Kanye West’s upcoming womenswear line - it’s her unique way of dressing up the casual comfort of quality cotton jersey, a theme very close to our hearts. 

    Christine's clever formula revels in contrasts; feminine with rock'n'roll, tailoring with loose slouchy fits, high glam faux fur with a low key T-shirt and grey marle track pants. We can’t wait to see the outfits she has lined up for next month’s round of international fashion weeks, starting with New York on September 8. Rock on Christine.

    Evolution of the pantsuit

           

    The 70s-inspired pantsuit will be big this summer. We should know. We’ve been doing our own version of the relaxed jersey all-in-one since summer 2007, when we first launched the Tluxe Bianca Jagger style, pictured above.

    Inspired by the likes of Mrs Jagger and cohorts Debbie Harry and Jerry Hall at the legendary Studio 54, the Tluxe pantsuit has evolved into the slouchy chic of our newest styles, Melissa O, and Elsa S, in stores now.

    First sported as workwear by women in the 1940s, the renaissance of the pantsuit into fashionable wardrobes started in the early 1960s thanks to designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Norma Kamali. This season everyone from Chanel to Lanvin are embracing the pantsuit’s relaxed glamour. Style yours up with statement heels for a night on the town, or take a note from Tluxe's Emma Balfour and go clean and casually simple by keeping accessories to a minimum and throwing on some great summer flats.

    Images top to bottom: Tluxe Bianca Jagger pantsuit, Studio 54 style, Tluxe Elsa S pantsuit, Tluxe Melissa O pantsuit.