Temperatures how really dropped of late so it’s now time to officially pull out all my cosy winter gear. This great cardigan by Life with Bird is the ideal go-to piece to throw on over a tee, and the black and white grid pattern gives it a great point of difference. I searched high and low for a pair of jeans that would easily transition from day to night and this pair by Camilla and Marc is the perfect shade of blue to be a bit of a wardrobe chameleon; it can easily work for a variety of different looks. My Preen sunglasses have been on high rotation of late because they’re so versatile and I love that the cat-eye detail gives them a bit of a vintage feel. I’ve teamed this look with my Proenza Schouler clutch and Aquazurra heels to give it a dressier feel but if could easily be dressed down with a pair of sneakers and a tote for casual weekend wear.
Monochrome is always a winning combination. Prints can be tricky to work with at times but when in black and white it simplifies the look and provides an anchor point for the rest of your outfit. I kept this look quite subdued with black accessories but you could always choose to make a statement and add a pop of colour instead. I loved the bare back of this dress and when worn with a plain bralette it’s more edgy than risque.
I don’t always wear yellow but couldn’t resist this this look from Manning Cartell’s autumn/winter collection. Black leather pants have always been a staple in my winter wardrobe but I think it’s fun mix it up and do leather in different colours, especially in a shade that really pops. Whilst striking, when you do coloured leather it can admittedly be a little trickier. To make it work you can either do one colour head to toe like I’ve done or pair it with neutral tones like black, white or grey. Mixing textures such as adding a knitted turtleneck is also key to achieving the right balance to this particular style.
You can’t go wrong with leather pants and statement heels so I opted for myWild Thing fringed stilettos by Aquazurra to finish off the look. I kept my accessories low key to let the outfit take centre stage so I worked it back with TRIWA sunglasses and a navy clutch by The Daily Edited.
Scroll below the post to recreate the look, with my budget-friendly picks.
I have been looking for a pair of jeans for ages so I was pretty happy when I found this perfect pair from Camilla & Marc. It’s just the right fit, length and shade and I can see myself wearing it to death in the months to come.
Who else has fallen in love with the current off-the-shoulder trend? I have, so this top with its fringing and flared sleeves had my heart immediately. The crisp white also makes it really easy to work back with loads of different pieces.
My current shoe situation is all about my new Aquazzura heels. The ankle ties, tassels and fringing work so perfectly well together that they’re definitely my current statement heel of choice.
Long lunches in the sun are synonymous with an Australian summer. I love this time of year when I can catch up with my girlfriends and enjoy a cocktail or two over a delicious lunch. Sometimes it’s also the perfect time to get a little dressed up. Here’s an outfit I’m definitely planning to add to my wardrobe this summer…
Stacked rings show no sign of going away anytime soon, this set from Samantha Wills is great for working back with a multitude of different looks, but gold works especially well with a crisp white outfit.
I don’t think there’s anything Zimmermann have released of late that I haven’t immediately wanted to put on my shopping list. A white summer dress is the perfect go-to lunch outfit and the broderie anglaise detail on this particular style just takes it to the next level.
I knew I wanted something glamorous to wear to attend the opening night of Fashion Week and I already had the perfect dress in mind! I spotted this Salvatore Ferragamo dress in a fashion editorial and knew I had to have it. It’s a beautiful knit with a great snakeskin detail around the collar so I wore my snakeskin Aquazzura heels to match. I popped a black blazer on over the top which I find is a great way to make it through autumn when the weather is a little unpredictable during the evening.
These Balmain heels are one of my favourite statement shoes.
I’m a firm believer that shoes can make or break an outfit. This is why I’m all about a statement shoe. An eye-catching pair of shoes can pull your entire outfit together. I think the key to a great statement shoe is in the cut, the material and the colour plus I think they’ve got to be classic in that they last season after season but they’ve also got to have interesting details that make them unique. Even if it’s just a plain black pump there has to be something about it whether its just a beautiful heel or great material. And most of all, it has to be beautifully crafted.
I have plenty of shoe labels that I love but at the moment these are the brands that I think do the perfect statement shoe…
My snakeskin Aquazzura heels are a constant in my wardrobe.
Aquazzura have really beautiful designs and have a really interesting look to them. I have a great pair of Aquazzura snakeskin stilettos that I wear all the time.
Leopard print Tabitha Simmons heels added a touch of colour to my Melbourne Cup outfit.
I love Tabitha Simmons‘ shoes. I wore a pair of her leopard print stilettos to Melbourne Cup last year and I felt they really added an interesting element to my outfit. Her shoes are just a little bit quirky and a lot of fun.
These Balenciaga heels are one of my go-to shoes.
I also love Balenciaga‘s shoe line. They’re classic and are perfectly crafted. As I wear my heels so often I invest a little more in them so they’re great quality and are built to last.
Here are some other statement heels I’m lusting over this season: