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Hip bags, 3 ways

16th July, 2017

Pint-sized shoulder bags are a winter must-have. They’re ideal for a night out as they leave your hands free for juggling canapes and cocktails, and for all day as a compact way of carrying your (smaller) essentials.

Golden Hour

If you want to elevate a look, the addition of a gilded accessory is a guaranteed way to make something look luxe. Team this bag with a classic top-to-toe black ensemble for the ultimate in effortless chic.

Texture Tails

MIMCO’s Trance Mini Hip (in Black/Alabaster) packs a sartorial punch with the combination of mirrored details, metal studs and a beautiful scalloped strap. It’s an eclectic mix but when worked back with muted tones such as black and grey it’s striking rather than overwhelming.

 

Feeling rosy

Every girl should own a neutral bag that she can easily pair with numerous looks. This bag works for a simple day of errands, as well as for the transition to an evening event. Whilst it can easily remain in regular rotation in your wardrobe, the rose gold finishes keep it from being boring.

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was created in collaboration with Mimco

 

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Wardrobe Must-Have: Leather Pants

20th July, 2016

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Looking to add a little bit of luxe into your winter wardrobe? Say hello to your new best friend – leather pants!

This versatile staple can add a bit of edge to your look and can easily be dressed up or down whether you choose to wear it with a classic white t-shirt or a loose knit. Topping it with a blazer can easily give it some extra polish for an evening event whilst teaming it with sneakers makes it great for everyday casual wear.

Black leather pants will last the test of time but if you are daring enough to try some colour. It’s definitely one way to make a statement. Check out some of my favourite leather options below.

 

Classic Leather Pants over $500

Classic Leather Pants Under $500

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Coloured leather over $500

Coloured leather under $500

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5 ways to update your winter wardrobe

18th July, 2016

Cold dreary winter days can often mean feeling like you’re in a winter wardrobe rut. It’s hard to feel enthused about styling an outfit when it feels like you’re just putting the same layers on every single day. So, it’s time to mix it up! Here are some easy ways to update your wardrobe so you can get excited about getting dressed in the morning again.

Invest in a statement coat or jacket

It’s great to have the standby options of black, grey and navy in your coat arsenal but sometimes it can get a bit boring when you see a sea of coats in the same colours when you’re out and about. So why not opt for something a little different? A coat or jacket in a bold colour or a striking print can often cheer you up on the dreariest of days and give your look a point of difference.

Find staples with an interesting finishing touch

There are certain staples that we all generally need to get us through winter such as a great pair of ankle boots or a pair of jeans. So if you’re going to be spending a lot of time wearing them, then make them interesting. Try a pair of ankle boots with statement hardware or textures or update your usual skinny denim silhouette for something different such as a pair of flares or boyfriend jeans.

Add some leather

Leather has become quite the wardrobe staple and it’s the ideal way to modernise your look. A pair of leather leggings will get repeated use throughout the cooler months while a sleek leather pencil skirt or dress can look office appropriate when worn with classic pieces such as a white silk blouse or dressed up statement accessories. You also don’t always have to go with black. I have leather jackets in different colours (such as the above in pink) and I love that they can easily brighten up an outfit.

Re-circulate summer pieces

Whilst cool temperatures may mean bare legs and arms out of the question you can still put your summer wardrobe to use during winter. Summer dresses can easily be worn when worked back with a pair of trusty stockings and topped with a blazer or mixing knits with a skirt.

Find new silhouettes

Yes, it’s a given we all have to live in our jackets but why not try some new winter silhouettes? A bomber jacket is a great winter topper and is very on trend. Or why not opt for a cape as a great alternative to a standard winter coat. Adopting new silhouettes is one of the simplest ways to inject some new energy into your wardrobe.

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Winter trends from my Westfield Styling Session

2nd July, 2015

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I recently hosted a Westfield Parramatta Styling Session with celebrity stylist Kelly Smythe and during the event we spoke about the big winter trends this winter. If you’re planning your winter wardrobe here’s your cheat sheet to the trends to add to your shopping list…

Layering 

The key to good layering is all about layering different textures. So for example gorgeous knits with beautiful leathers. Using different materials provides a great contrast.

70s

The 70s is huge this winter. Think flares, suede, billowy blouses and fringing. When in doubt channel Jane Birkin.

Military

It’s all about khaki and army green. Wardrobe staples like a simple anorak, details like brass buttons and zippers and combat boots are a great way to channel this trend.

Normcore

For those who like dressing with minimum fuss the normcore trend is for you. Think low key and a little bit athletic with a neutral colour palette in white, grey and black. Staples of this trend include tees, relaxed jeans and sneakers.

Abstract prints

Prints show no sign of waning. Let abstract prints be the statement piece in an outfit and work back with a more muted colour palette.

60s

It’s time to find your inner hippie as the 60s have come back again. It’s all about 60s mod with A-line mini dresses a la Twiggy making their way down the runway at Fendi. Team it with retro sunglasses to really capture the look.

Leather

Leather shows no signs of waning. If you’re looking to add some leather to your wardrobe, a motorcycle leather jacket is a great place to start as it can work with virtually everything in your wardrobe. A great leather skirt and pants would also be welcome additions to any wardrobe.

Loungewear

This trend is as close you’re going to get to being able to walk out of the house in your pyjamas! Think silky pyjama-style bottoms, roomy jumpsuits, long robes and track pants.

Metallics

I love metallics. Like I said in this post, they can be dressed down as easily as they can be worn on a night out. You could team a metallic skirt with a white shirt during the day and wear it with a dressy blouse at night.

 

 *check out all the behind the scenes from this styling session tonight on Fashion Bloggers at 9:30pm on E!