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STYLE INSPIRATION: CONCERT-READY OUTFITS PART II

All hail, Queen B! Whether she’s channeling alter-ego Sasha Fierce or her own fabulous self, Beyoncé Knowles works it. In celebration of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour the series of four concerts kicks off in Auckland tonight. We rounded up some concert ready outfits ready for the show from womanswear label Wish. So get your “Single Ladies” leotards on, and be ready to belt some Destiny’s Child.

FESTIVAL STYLE INSPIRATION.

FESTIVAL STYLE INSPIRATION

With summer ahead of us the festival grounds will soon be full of fashionable attendees. Trend-spotting festi-looks for the guys consist of concert staples full of bright, and eclectic trends perfect for summer festive fun while also portraying sartorial swagger.

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MOST WANTED – LEATHER SKIRTS

From long ladylike numbers to pleated minis, leather skirts add an edge to your spring wardrobe. Pair with cozy staples for an effortlessly chic look, or amp up the rock factor with mixed textures and chunky heels. Experiment by incorporating textures mixed with animal print to create volume, then accentuate with accessories for fun and edge.

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HIS & HERS – FLORALS

Roses are red, violets are blue, and this spring, Jamie Fame’s devils petal print is perfect for both genders and includes soft salmons, skulls, pastel lavenders, pearlescent hues, and droopy flowers. The gender divide barley exists anymore, at least in the world of fashion, take note from Ains and Sebastien of Sticks and Stones rocking a high-tech punk style while the duo from Pitbull Mansion keep it cool and classic channeling flower power with their flora and fauna inspired outfits.

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STYLESTALKER

Created for self-confessed style addicts Stylestalker draws on new and fresh inspirations which are current and undeniably cool becoming fast favourites of celebrity fashion followers, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Nicky Hilton, Katy Perry and Sienna Miller to name a few.

Mode’s collection includes whimsical dresses, slogan tanks, leather tops and lace detailing to create prominent looks with a dramatic edge – SHOP STYLESTALKER AT MODE TODAY!

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HURLEY: ATHLETIC-INSPIRED SPORTSWEAR

Game on! Hurley’s new active-wear is full of body-sculpted camisoles, leggings, windbreakers and more with bright flashes of grey, navy, and teal. Plus you don’t have to break a sweat to suit up in spring’s sportswear.

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Concert-Ready Outfit Ideas

The fashion-forward concert-goers that turned out for Rihanna’s diamonds tour in New Zealand this week showcased how to wear crop tops, lace and floral prints. With Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter tour in Auckland next week, check out Mode’s latest cool concert style pieces perfect for standing out in the crowd.

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LOOKBOOK: KETZ-KE SUMMER AT MODE

With summer just around the corner Ketz-Ke’s Diamond in the Rough collection is perfect for refreshing ready to wear pieces full of style and functionality. The collection consists of bold color-blocking in electric blues and oranges on dresses keeping to classic, pretty cuts with a hint of rebelliousness evident with the graphic prints along with diffused patterns throughout. Check out my fab fav’s from the Diamond in the Rough collection perfect for the summer season.

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SPORTING SHORTS FOR SUMMER

From the casual outdoors to the office, to the dance floor mix, shorts this season are a perfect play between dressing up and dressing down, having the ability to be worn for almost any occasion, and an instant transformation.

Shorts are this summer’s answer to the not so flattering mini skirt – Thank Goodness! Forget Daisy Dukes and stay chic with dress shorts, with a great variety of ready to wear, sophisticated cuts down to a variety of different colours, patterns and fabric weights exclusively available to Mode.

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WRISTY BUSINESS

Its time to consider the impending warmer weather, but no need to be drab and utilitarian when it comes to spring dress and wearability. Check out Mode’s guide to springs ultimate accessories from Halo & Hazard’s NEW jewellery range of woman’s bracelets and leather cuffs.

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PLAY DATE

Whether floral or denim, distressed or casual, playsuits are one of spring’s must-haves. Sometimes a little tricky It’s worth the effort for either a brunch date or shopping trip, a pretty floral all-in-one is just the ticket and to look as cool as style icon Alexa Chung go for a pair of denim dungarees for the ultimate in street style. Get the look with some of Mode’s favourites for the season!

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MOST WANTED – The Blouse

The blouse is undoubtedly the shirt of the season evident amongst the fashion forward crowds on the streets of New York. This season staple will work flawlessly with your favourite jeans or cropped leather trousers, team with a structured blazer along with a pair of flats to create a effortless everyday look that’s the height of classic cool. Mode’s newest arrivals from label WISH include the floral print blouse with subtle detailing along with the black and gold zip and frill detailed top both perfect for updating your spring wardrobe.