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Accessory you need now: the circle bag

18th August, 2017

Every so often a trend comes along that just looks so right it makes you wonder why it didn’t become a thing sooner. Circle bags are having a moment and has us wanting to eschew hard lines and instead embrace this softer silhouette. Whether you opt for a top-handle ladylike incarnation like blogger Blair Eadie above or a practical crossbody version this spherical accessory will round out (sorry, had to be done) your new season wardrobe.

Shop my top circle bag picks below…

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The bag style you need now

11th August, 2017

Want to bring a touch of resort style to your everyday look? Raffia bags look oh-so perfect on a tropical island getaway and now the relaxed vibe of this beach holiday staple has made its way into the mainstream. They add an interesting textural element to an outfit and are an easy-breezy option for carrying all your essentials. Whether you opt for a tote, a crossbody or tote incarnation it’s one way to feel like you’re always on an exotic sojourn—even if you are just heading out to buy coffee! And hey, if Olivia Palermo has given it her stamp of approval you know it has to be good.

Shop my top picks below…

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Tips for making statement slides work

27th July, 2017

Kate Waterhouse Gucci Princetown statement slide

If there’s one shoe style that’s very much on trend at the moment it’s the statement slide. Whether it’s a fur trim or oversized bow embellishment, I’ve well and truly embraced them as a staple of my wardrobe because not only are they surprisingly versatile in what they can be paired with, they’re also comfortable and are easy to run around in which are both key requirements when it comes to footwear for me these days. If you’ve yet to embrace this trend because you’re not sure how to incorporate them into your everyday look, here are my top tips…

Flash some ankle

At first glance a pair of furry slides may not seem the most wearable of pieces but I can definitely vouch for the fact my Gucci Princetown slides get a constant workout in my wardrobe. So, what’s the key to making it work? When it comes to statement slides (furry or otherwise) I’d say the key to a flattering look is flashing a little ankle. For me, a winning combination is teaming them with black slouchy pants that are tapered at the ankle paired with a blazer or jacket or a pair of cropped jeans and a tee.

Keep the rest of your look simple

If you’ve got a lot going on when it comes to your footwear keep the rest of your outfit quite pared back. If you’re wearing jewel encrusted statement slides then it’s probably not the best idea to then pair them with anything that’s quite loud or over the top as it can look a little overwhelming. Let the shoes do all the talking!

Cropped is best

A cropped or midi length is the most flattering length to pair with statement slides. It’s short enough to allow the shoes to take centre stage and sticks to the cardinal rule of showing a little ankle. I find a maxi length is a little bit too long as the slides end up getting lost amongst the fabric. Stick to a cropped length and you can’t go wrong.

 

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The colour your wardrobe needs right now

12th May, 2017

If there’s one hue to adopt into your wardrobe this season it’s pink (millenial pink is definitely one to watch). The ultra feminine shade is surprisingly versatile. From super light pastel pink to bold fuchsia embrace your girly side and inject a bit of pink into your look. If you’re worried about looking like you’ve stepped out in something your six-year-old niece would have in her wardrobe never fear – you can dial down the girliness by pairing it with tougher pieces such as distressed denim. Think of it as an accent colour to add vibrancy to your look rather than a head-to-toe ensemble. Now, go ahead and channel your inner Elle Woods!

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What’s on my shopping list this month

11th May, 2017

Prepping for Fashion Week next week has been downright dangerous for my bank account given how many amazing things I’ve seen in the process. There are just way too many beautiful things this season and as a result my wishlist has never been so lengthy! No doubt attending all the shows will see it grow even more but in the meantime here’s what’s got me wanting to hit double tap…

Camilla & Marc Zoey ankle boot

A slim ankle boot is a must during the cooler months and I can see myself wearing this with everything from pants to jeans and skirts.

Camilla & Marc Burke top

The pared back style of this top makes it quite versatile and therefore I know I am guaranteed to have it on high rotation. Well worth the investment.

Nicholas leather zip biker jacket

A leather jacket is something I can’t live without and this fitted, moto-inspired style is definitely love at first sight.

Alison Lou Love U enamel cuff

I love simple, unfussy jewellery and this is cuff is understated and elegant. The heart is beyond adorable.

Kuboraum round sunglasses

As you know I love nothing more than a great pair of sunglasses. These tortoiseshell 60s style frames are the perfect finishing touch to an outfit.

Zimmermann Divinity midi dress

Virtually any dress by Zimmermann I’m guaranteed to fall in love with so it was no surprise that this particular style ticked all the right boxes. The combination of sheer silk, ruffles and embroidery is downright dreamy.

Gucci twill mini dress

Can Gucci do no wrong? This dress would be ideal for a long lunch with the girls. I especially love the signature striped waistband.

Alexandre Birman Lipman suede sandals

All things pink is very much on trend at the moment so it’s hard to resist these heels, with its ultra feminine finishes and oh-so pretty hue.

Tabitha Simmons Leticia suede sandals

I’ve been after a dressy shoe that’s also comfy and this pair with its block heel and pink rick rack finish definitely fits the bill.

Saint Laurent monogram shoulder bag

A classic bag that will stand the test of time. This shoulder bag is definitely a wardrobe addition that would get plenty of wear.

Gucci ‘Princetown’ jacquard mules

I’ve got a similar pair in black and love the style so when I saw this particular incarnation in such a bold, striking print it definitely had me hooked.

Theatre Products stitched trimmed belt

Don’t underestimate the power of a statement belt. This particular style would work well with myriad outfits and add an understated pop of colour.

Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie soft bra

The right lingerie can really make or break an outfit and this soft bra is comfy, sexy and stylish all rolled up in one pretty lace package.

Thurley Valencia midi dress

The floral lace is a showstopper and I love the cutout shoulders and asymmetrical hem.

Oscar de la Renta Sun Star clip on earrings

A bold pair of ear candy is always a great way to bring an outfit to life. This pair by Oscar de la Renta with its starburst style and pearl centre would really elevate a look.

Mugler strapless sweetheart jumpsuit

A great way to mix up evening wear is to opt for a jumpsuit. I could see this being worked back with a great pair of stilettos and statement jewellery.

 

 

 

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Looking for new season denim? I’ve rounded up my fave buys

21st April, 2017

I can’t live without a great pair of jeans. They’re a reliable go-to when I need to pull together an outfit fast as they’re so easy to dress up or down. I usually opt for skinny jeans (both with and without distressing) as I find they work best with my frame – I just make sure they’re hemmed right at the ankle to help elongate my frame. I’ve found after trying on a million different pairs of jeans this is the style that works for me.

If you haven’t yet found yourself a pair of an amazing jeans to live in throughout winter then it’s high time you start your search. This season the options for new denim styles is endless! A straight leg style with a slightly higher rise is a perfect option for everyday casual – you can team it with a simple tee and sneakers for weekend wear or a blouse with loafers for something a little more polished. For something slightly different the unfinished hem is a key trend this season and makes for a slightly edgier look whilst a flared hem looks very of the moment. Whatever you do just be sure to opt for a cropped-at-the-ankle length to ensure the most flattering fit.

Shop my picks below…

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Want to update your look? Here’s the accessory you need to try

14th April, 2017

Image: @nadiafairfax

Want an easy way to turn a look from so-so to instantly striking? Add a pair of statement earrings a la my good friend and fellow blogger Nadia Fairfax. This season, when it comes to earrings, bigger is definitely better. Whilst the last few seasons we’ve seen loads of minimalist, dainty jewellery, this time around big, bold earrings have definitely made a comeback. Whether you opt for large gilded hoops, something a bit more bohemian or a large avante-garde masterpiece now is the time to let your accessories do the talking. Be sure to keep the neckline of your outfit quite simple so as to really allow your earrings to shine. Lastly, when you’ve got such an eye-catching adornment an up-do is best to allow for an unobstructed view.

In the mood to upsize your earrings? Shop some of my top picks below.

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What’s on my shopping list this month

11th April, 2017

A brand new month equals a brand new shopping wish list! I’m looking to update my wardrobe with on-trend mules to statement earrings and the most perfect little black dress. Here’s what I have my eye on this month…

Gucci love earrings: Statement earrings are the must-have accessory of the season and this sparkly pair by Gucci have me very much in love. 

Bec & Bridge flare pant: The asymmetrical cut of these flared pants give them a striking point of difference and are ideal for a fun evening look.

Bec & Bridge duster jacket: Trans-seasonal weather means lots of layering and this blush duster jacket is the perfect piece to throw on over an outfit.

T by Alexander Wang midi dress: You can never have too many black dresses. This midi dress works well for day or night and the adjustable straps allow you to tweak the scooped back to turn it from a understated to sexy with ease so it’s extremely versatile.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh mules: Its pretty cotton candy pink shade makes this pair of mules the ultimate in feminine footwear.

Adidas Super 80s clean sneakers: I can’t get enough of white sneakers. These are definitely going to get quite the workout over the coming months as they will go with virtually everything I own.

Robert Clergerie mules: I’m really into mules this season and this metallic pair are the perfect way to add a bit of edge to an outfit.

Dior sunglasses: The mirrored lenses on these Dior sunnies make them quite the on-trend piece and are just the thing to update any look. I can see these transitioning quite easily into my summer wardrobe later in the year.

No 21 flat bow mules: Flats don’t have to be boring! I love the bright fire engine red shade and the statement bow on these particular mules. They’re great for teaming with a pared back look to give it some punch.

Acne Studios leather jacket: The cut, style and detailing of this biker jacket from Acne is the stuff of leather jacket dreams. I’ll live in this during winter.

Nakedvice clutch: A simple black clutch is a great everyday piece to have on hand for dressing up a casual look.

Nicholas Kirkwood leather slippers: I can envisage these slip-on metallic pointed loafers working perfectly with many a cropped pant in my wardrobe.

Temperley London dress: Love the pretty floral embroidery on this dress. The black chiffon glams it up to make it the perfect dress to wear to an event.

Stella McCartney denim skirt: The perfect A-line denim skirt made even better by the addition of adorable floral appliqués.

Anya Hindmarch shoulder bag: I’m all for a classic, utilitarian bag but sometimes it’s hard to resist the prettiness of a piece such as this.

Dolce & Gabbana sandals: You wouldn’t exactly call them practical but who can resist fringed rainbow sandals with crystals to boot? These are the ultimate definition of statement heels.

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The must-try print this season

24th March, 2017

Image: @karliekloss

Make like Karlie Kloss this season and adopt a little plaid into your wardrobe. Whilst the print has in the past come across as quite traditional be prepared to see it in a more distinctly fashion forward light with it appearing on everything from vibrant cut-out skirts to origami style deconstructed shirts. Also, whilst monochrome checks are a guaranteed fashion yes don’t be shy in trying its vibrant counterparts – when in red, blue and soft baby pink make this print certainly speaks volumes.

Shop my fave checked pieces below (take note of the Gucci jacket that’s guaranteed to become a wardrobe classic!):

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How to navigate trans-seasonal dressing

20th March, 2017

I did a What I Wore post last week that touched on this very topic and with the past couple of days in Sydney going from sunny and warm one minute to torrential downpour the next never has it been more obvious that the time for trans-seasonal dressing is now well and truly upon us. As far as fashion goes it’s sometimes hard to decide what to wear when the weather is temperamental but there are a few things I do to help get around it…

Layer, layer, layer

If I have a few layers to my look it’s easy to add or subtract pieces according to the weather. I find that bringing a jacket with me now is a good idea but it’s not quite the time for a winter coat yet so I will use a denim jacket instead as it’s not too heavy, not too light and as a bonus it’s right on trend. I will usually pop one on over a slip dress with a tee underneath and I am set and if it warms up a bit it’s easy to push up the sleeves and leave my arms partially exposed.

Swap footwear

It’s still possible to get away with wearing open toed shoes right now but the further we get away from summer the more likely it is temperatures will drop during the day so I will be starting to swap my sandals for loafers or sneakers as they don’t leave my feet exposed. I find if I’m in sandals my feet are the first place where I feel the chill so it’s easy to stay warm by covering up when it comes to footwear.

Tie it up

A big trend at the moment is to tie a denim jacket or knit around the waist which makes for the perfect set up for a trans-seasonal outfit. I love having the option to leave the jacket tied around my waist or popping it on if I’m feeling chilly. It also means I don’t have to lug around a jacket which is perfect if I’m out with the girls and definitely need to keep both hands free!

Introduce textures

I will start to add heavier fabrics slowly as the weeks go by such as leather jackets or a thick wool coat however in the meantime lightweight fabrics such cashmere are perfect for updating my look from a summery feel to one appropriate for the cooler weather.

Add sleeves

I think dresses are still weather appropriate this time of year but it might start to get a bit too cool to leave arms and shoulders uncovered. In this instance I find things like long sleeved dresses or layering a tee underneath a dress as I mentioned above would be ideal as it keeps me warm without being overly rugged up.

What are some of your trans-seasonal must-haves?