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10 Things Worth Checking Out From … David Jones

27th February, 2020

It’s without a doubt Australia’s most luxe department store and if there’s ever a shop that has an above average chance of parting me with my money it’s David Jones. They stock all my fave overseas designers, the Sydney store has one of the best shoe departments in the country and it’s a great go-to for all the Aussie labels that I love. Narrowing this list down to 10 was really hard, but here are some gorgeous buys I think are definitely worth considering.

Overture Laced Ballet Mini Dress, Aje

Every time I see this Aje dress it makes me smile. There’s something about that pop of pink and the sweet tie detail on the back that makes me just want to live in this ballerina-esque beauty.

Citrus Club Knit Midi Skirt, Bec & Bridge

As we head into autumn/winter don’t just stick to the usual moody tones. Inject a bright hit of colour with this lime number from Bec & Bridge.

January Sandal, By Far

Minimalist shoes are the style to have of late and this pair with its neutral tones and sleek design can easily work back with so many pieces. Definitely bookmark it.

Josephine Mini Dress, Bec & Bridge

I’m betting you’ve already mentally worn this to several different occasions? The cute polka dot print, the flattering ruching and the blouson sleeves all work beautifully together in this sweet, go anywhere dress.

Francisco Jacket, Camilla and Marc

A double breasted blazer is the kind of wardrobe staple that every woman needs. This would work well worn with jeans or a tailored trouser or worked back with a dress.

The Twirl Stud Drops, Aje

These are a great statement earring to elevate any outfit. Accessories are such a simple way to instantly transform the look and feel of any ensemble.

1 Button Core Tux Jacket, Balmain

If you’re in need of a new black blazer then consider an investment piece that will last for years to come. The simple design of this Balmain jacket will ensure that it has many outings and is guaranteed to have some serious longevity.

Nile Bag, Chloe

You know a bag is worth getting when the design returns season after season. I’ve always loved the bangle handle of this bag as it makes it look less utilitarian and slightly more of an ornamental piece of jewellery.

Galativi 100, Christian Louboutin

Black pumps never go astray in any woman’s wardrobe and this pair by Christian Louboutin is the kind of thing that can easily work with so many different looks.

Atomised Dress, Maticevski

If the LBD is not your thing then definitely consider the little white dress as an alternative. A white dress is easily dressed up or down and can be transformed with the right accessories, shoes and hairstyle. This silhouette is elegant and I guarantee you’ll want to return to it time and time again.

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10 things worth checking out from… Matches Fashion

18th December, 2019

Is there any better activity than a night with a glass of wine in hand, scrolling through a fashion site with beautiful things aplenty? Matches Fashion is one such site, with a healthy roster of designer brands and so many great pieces to fall in love with.

Whether you’re after an outfit for a Christmas gathering or something to ring in the New Year or even a ‘just because’ present to yourself you’ll definitely want to settle in for a session perusing everything on offer. I recently did and these are the things that I think are definitely worth adding to cart.

Whitefield Rippled-plissé One-shoulder Top, Roland Mouret

Bookmark this top for an event. It’s the perfect combination of elevated details (that fold!), a sophisticated peplum and an on trend one shoulder neckline. You can also easily pair it with pants or a skirt and have yourself a sophisticated look that’s effortless.

Double-breasted Striped Wool Jacket, Hillier Bartley

A double breasted jacket is a forever wardrobe addition, and in white it’s versatile but just a little bit different to the failsafe black blazer. This is perfect for popping on over a summer look and instantly looking polished.

High-rise Textured Metallic Mini Skirt, Dolce & Gabbana

If you’re looking for a piece that’s guaranteed to be the focal point to a look this is it. Ultra feminine and luxe, this is the kind of outfit element that will take your look from good to outstanding.

Maria One-shoulder Crepe Swimsuit, Haight

I’m a huge fan of understated, classic swimsuits and I don’t think you can get much better than a simple one shoulder silhouette. You could wear this for a day at the beach and pop on pair of dressy shorts or a statement skirt and wear it straight to drinks.

Cotton-blend Sangallo-lace Maxi Dress, Luisa Beccaria

A lightweight, airy maxi dress is ideal for summer and this one just evokes the spirit of the season. Pair it with your fave summer sandals and you’ve got effortless dressing nailed.

Embroidered Pleated-sleeve Crepe Blouse, Loewe

I love the classic silhouette of this blouse but the interesting features — from the pleated sheer sleeves to the cuffs give it a knockout effect that will transform even the most sedate of pieces.

Galativi 85 Mesh-panelled Suede Pumps, Christian Louboutin

A great pair of pumps is always a wardrobe necessity but this style gives it a modern touch. The mesh panels inject a little edge into the look while maintaining the beautiful versatility that defines black heels.

BB-logo Leather Belt, Balenciaga

Logo belts are still huge right now. White is easily able to be worked back with many a look but the double BB feature adds a bold touch.

Devotion Floral-jacquard Cross-body Bag, Dolce & Gabbana

When it comes to mini bags this one has a distinctly regal vibe that allows it to stand out from its diminutive counterparts. Wear it with a chain as a crossbody bag or tuck it in to turn it into a clutch. Win-win!

GG lion Door-knocker Earrings, Gucci

It’s always fun to embrace a statement earring and this pair are striking enough to enhance any look but also simple enough to give it some versatility.

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10 things worth checking out from… Veronika Maine

29th November, 2019

If you’re looking for something to update your summer wardrobe or want a special piece that will take you into party season, it’s supremely handy when one brand can tick both boxes. That’s the case with local brand Veronika Maine. Having scoped out their current season drop, there are a number of great pieces that will elevate your look in the coming weeks, particularly when we officially welcome a new season and start prepping for the flurry of occasions to come. Here are 10 pieces that I think are definitely worth checking out.

Tile Embroidery Trapeze Dress

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I love the relaxed shape of this dress and the elevated print. It would work beautifully with flat sandals or heels and would be ideal for so many different occasions.

Drapey Dobby Short Jumpsuit

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Anything in crisp white is just made for summer. The flattering V-neck and button detail make this ideal go-to for when you want a polished casual day look that can easily transition to night.

Antique Buckle Leather Belt

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While a black belt is great for teaming with your favourite jeans or shorts, it’s also a nifty little styling tool for changing the silhouette of your favourite dresses. Cinch in the waist of your favourite frock and instantly give it a new lease on life.

Tile Embroidery Peplum Top

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Pretty separates are always a welcome addition to any summer wardrobe and this particular top features gorgeous embroidery and a sweet peplum.

Sandwash Crepe Frill Neck Top

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Add a bold pop of colour to any look and watch it instantly come to life. This vibrant peach-apricot shade is just the thing to lift an ensemble.

Tan Leopard Midi Dress

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A leopard print piece is always guaranteed to get a workout and this particular dress is so effortless and easy to throw on with your favourite sandals.

Tie Dye Mesh Skirt

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Tie dye pieces are huge right now and if you want to wear the trend in a slightly more elevated way this skirt is the key. While the shape is quite classic, the print makes it fun.

Drapey Twill Button Dress

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It’s always a thrill to find a dress that can work from day to night and this one ticks all the boxes. Wear it to work then straight to after work drinks without missing a beat.

Cotton Pique Culottes

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Culottes are such a fresh addition to any wardrobe and a nice alternative to jeans or shorts this summer. Team this with a cami for something that looks a little dressier or with a tee for a polished off duty look.

Drapey Dobby Midi Skirt

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This skirt is a style chameleon and would be a great alternative to a dress during party season. You could wear this with a blouse or cami for the ideal look to take you from one occasion to the next. Just BYO statement heels to add an extra layer of glam.

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10 things worth checking out from… Zimmermann

24th October, 2019

If there’s one brand that you can consistently rely on to produce some truly beautiful pieces it’s Zimmermann. The Aussie brand has become a go-to for everyone from celebs to style bloggers and influencers and their covetable designs are well worth adding to any shopping list. I’ve worn the brand both in my casual, work and event wardrobe and have always felt their pieces always have an extra special something about them. And here are 10 pieces that I think are particularly worth adding to your wish list…

Super Eight Brocade Ls Mini Dress

The beautiful watercolour print on this dress makes it wearable piece of art. The elegant design makes it the kind of go-to piece that can easily be dressed up or down.

Cane Shoulder Bag

Tap into the native bag trend with this shoulder bag. The bold design and on trend shape will make this a constant in your summer wardrobe.

Butterfly Crochet Hat

Sun protection is a must when temperatures start to soar and this design with its butterfly motif and delicate structure make it a striking piece to add to any look.

Super Eight Tie Midi Dress

A midi dress is always an elegant option for any occasion. The beautiful feminine feel of this dress and classic silhouette will ensure that you take your outfit next level.

Printed Scarf Long

A printed scarf is an easy wardrobe update to any look. Pink is also the colour of the moment so adds an on trend feel to an ensemble.

Super Eight Flutter Mini Skirt

The unbelievably intricate detail on this skirt take it into next level territory. Pair it with a beautiful blouse and heels or dress it down with a tee and sandals and you’ve got yourself a winning look.

Sunray Picnic Dress

If you want to invest in a piece that will never date it would have to be anything incorporating polka dots. Combined with the simple silhouette of this dress, you’ve got yourself a failsafe look with longevity.

Wicker Buckle Wide Belt

A belt is always a great way to dress up a look and incorporate an interesting element into the mix. This one has a striking buckle that will certainly makes it a great finishing accoutrement.

Super Eight Scalloped Short

The 70s style print and ultra feminine scalloped edging make this the kind of playful summer staple that you’ll have on high rotation.

Super Eight Flutter Bodice

I love anything in a crisp white! This top can easily work back with many a separate in your wardrobe, making it truly versatile.

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10 things worth checking out from… Shopbop

26th September, 2019

As one of the most popular go-tos for all things on trend, Shopbop is definitely a one-stop shop for getting a great fashion fix. Stocking everything from shoes and accessories to casual staples and dressy evening wear, you can cater to every fashion need with just one click. However with so many options it can make choosing overwhelming! So to help make it easier, I’ve rounded up some great buys that you definitely won’t regret adding to cart.

Kenny Bag, Staud

There’s something so elegant and polished about a structured bag and this gem by Staud is no exception. This can work for the office, a night out or a lunch with friends which makes it the kind of versatile buy that’s hard to resist.

Tori Velvet Headband, Jennifer Behr

Hair accessories are most definitely having a moment right now so jump aboard the trend with this headband. It’s such a beautiful shade and bonus points for a lovely textured finish.

Hoop La La Earrings, Rebecca De Ravenel

Update your spring/summer wardrobe with a bold splash of colour. These earrings will certainly lift any look and will see many outings this season and beyond.

Lonny Dickey Jacket, Veronica Beard

If you can’t get enough of pink in your wardrobe then consider welcoming this blazer into your collection. A great fit and such a fun shade to help elevate any look.

The Crew Tee, Hanes x Karla

When it comes to basics I’m all about sleek and simple design. This t-shirt is the kind of wardrobe staple that will work back with so many outfits that it will be on high rotation permanently.

Terra Crop Top, Hemant and Nandita

Incorporating a fun, bright hue and beautiful floral print, this is one top that will instantly become the focal point of any look. Work it back with everything from denim to simple slacks and you’re done.

Alia Mules, Cult Gaia

If you want the kind of versatile shoe that will work back with virtually everything you own, these mules are it. A great wearable colour and an elegant shape make it the perfect finishing touch to almost any outfit.

Phantos Round Sunglasses, Ray-Ban

Ray Bans are a forever staple accessory and this pair with its great shape will work back with all your favourite spring/summer looks.

Number 7 Pleated Dress, Rotate

Not only is the shade all kinds of perfection, the textured finish and flowy silhouette make this the perfect go-to dress once the weather warms up.

Gaugun Dress, Beaufille

Whilst navigating trans-seasonal weather it helps to have a long sleeved dress at the ready. This classic style is so versatile and can easily be dressed up or down according to your choice of accessories.

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10 things worth checking out from… Rebecca Vallance

27th August, 2019

I’ve got a roster of Aussie labels that I always turn to for events and special pieces and Rebecca Vallance is one of them. I’ve worn the brand countless times—from weddings to launches and the races and have always found it to hit the mark every single time. I love the beautiful use of colour, the feminine yet modern silhouettes and the flattering cuts. I’m always on the hunt for the next piece to wear, and in my search these are the 10 things I think are definitely worth checking out right now.

Misty Long Sleeve Mini

As we head into trans-seasonal weather a long sleeved dress will become the ideal piece to get you through the unpredictable weather. The subtle print, the long sleeves and the tiered hemline all work together to create a dress that’s versatile yet fun.

Sienna Jacket Pink

A bright pop of colour is always a good idea. Statement blazers are a fantastic way to brighten up an outfit and this bubble gum pink jacket adds a feminine touch that’s also polished.

Bellagio Jumpsuit

Event jumpsuits are a great alternative to a dress. The elegant look of this jumpsuit, with its strapless metallic bodice and flared pant work together for an easy and glam option for your next occasion.

Holliday Dress Ivory Polka Dot

Who can resist a great polka dot? The cute print and the classic silhouette will make this dress something that you’ll want to wear again and again come spring/summer.

Francesca Top Coral

There’s something great about a blouse that has elements of interest from front to back. The voluminous sleeves make this top on point, but the open back feature with the bow really make it the kind of thing that will elevate any look.

Penelope Midi Dress

For a polished and pretty option for your next event, try this long sleeved polka dot number. I love the Liberty print collar worked back against the spotted print, which gives it a unique touch.

Lana Knit Magenta

The vibrant shade make this turtleneck sweater the ideal piece to add a punchy element to myriad outfits. If you want your look to stand out in a crowd, this is one top that’s worth adding to your collection.

Pipi Blazer

Black blazer perfection! Not only is the cut beautiful, the pearl trim along the lapels and the gold and pearl buttons give this jacket a super feminine touch.

Coco Pant Chocolate

Leather pants are a constant in my wardrobe and whilst black is high in versatility, this chocolate brown pair make for a great alternative. The colour’s still ultra wearable but has a slightly different vibe.

Greta Gown Pink

For your next event, definitely bookmark this gown. The fit and flare silhouette is really flattering and the tie detail around the waist makes for a great shape.

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10 things worth checking out from… Seed

25th July, 2019

I have my go-to brands when it comes to buying affordable on trend updates and Seed Heritage is definitely one of them. I love how they do pieces that are modern and of the moment but with a classic twist. This winter they’ve done a great range of cosy knits and jackets, along with year round staples such as denim and tees. If you’re in the market for a style update, here are 10 pieces that are definitely worth checking out.

Teddy Jacket

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The teddy coat is a huge trend at the moment and is the perfect winter warmer. I love the fawn colour of this particular bomber—the ideal shade for this time of year.

Core Slouchy Tee

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A white tee is a must in any wardrobe. This shape and fit is perfect for mixing and matching with various looks.

Fleece Puffer Jacket

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When you’re faced with a chilly winter morning there’s no better item to snuggle up in than a puffy coat. Love the khaki shade of this particular jacket.

Full Sleeve Jacquard Dress

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You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. The simple, classic design of this dress is the ideal staple to have in your wardrobe.

Wool Blend Blazer

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A blazer is a must in any wardrobe and lately it’s been great to have one in a few different shades. I love the cut of this—a sleek and modern iteration of one of my favourite style basics.

Cable Knit Sweater

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A cosy jumper can be worn in so many different ways and this cable knit with its billowy sleeves adds an element of interest to many an outfit.

Luxe Textured Coat

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A beautiful beige coat can be worn in so many different ways that it’s definitely worth the cost per wear. Perfectly paired with everything from denim to a sleek suit or a skirt, this is one way to keep warm in style.

Cosy Button Down Cardigan

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The beautiful olive green shade and the slightly relaxed, slouchy feel make this the perfect cardi to elevate a casual look.

Distressed Jeans

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Denim is always on constant rotation in most women’s wardrobes and this distressed pair is the ideal go-to jeans for myriad looks.

Knot Bangle

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A simple bangle that can work back with many looks. It’s ideal for those who love their accessories to be understated and classic.

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10 things worth checking out from … Camilla and Marc

27th June, 2019

Without a doubt one of my favourite go-to designers is Camilla and Marc. They’re usually top of mind if I have an event to attend or I simply want some beautiful wardrobe updates that are on trend but maintain an overall classic feel. The brand’s aesthetic is always about structured silhouettes and all with elevated finishing touches, which is something that slots in really well into my style repertoire. I always feel really confident and polished whenever I’m wearing something from the label which is why I keep coming back to it. If you’re on the look out for some new pieces that will instantly life any existing pieces you own, look no further than these 10 things.

Como Pinafore Dress

Camilla and Marc know how to do a standout dress and this is one of them. Love the shape and the print is striking, but versatile enough that it could easily be worked back with a blazer for a polished look.

Quinn Naked Sandal

In keeping with the trend of minimalist sandals, this pair is spot on. The colour is perfect for any spring/summer outfits and looks understated and elegant.

Teddy Cross Body Bag

A crossbody bag is a great failsafe accessory to have at your disposal. The structured shape of this particular piece, along with the versatile colour ensure that you’d get plenty of wear out of it.

1064 Studio Silence 14 Necklace

Layering necklaces is always a fun way to style up an outfit and is something I do all the time. This necklace is perfect as it can easily work back with myriad looks.

Halley Turtleneck

A great knit features heavily in so many winter looks that it’s worth investing in a few bold colours to really lift a look. This apple red number is all kinds of perfect for dressing up a midi skirt or trusty denim.

Demarco Midi Dress

You can never go wrong with an LBD and this particular style is ideal—simple enough to be able to transform according to the occasion but elegant and sophisticated so it’s guaranteed to hold its own.

Aira Skirt

Neutrals are huge this season which is great for wardrobe versatility, and a skirt such as this will serve you well. Easily dressed up or down, you’re guaranteed to get plenty of use out of it.

Adams Tee

A classic striped tee adds a touch of polished French sensibility to any look. This tee will be able to take you through to spring/summer and beyond.

Faith Topstitch Twill Blazer

A belted blazer is one of the key trends of winter and this particular silhouette will work well to dress up any ensemble.

Elise Navy Shirting Dress

You can always rely on a shirt dress for a polished look. Love the understated feel of this as it allows you to be able to work it in different ways.


10 things worth checking out from…Uniqlo

30th May, 2019

I’ve worked with Uniqlo in the past because I love how they do practical, wearable basics. I’ve often said that good basics are the building blocks of a functional wardrobe and that’s something that Uniqlo do really well. Their designs are simple which means that they’re easily worked back with numerous looks. And one thing I particularly love is that they stock everything in several different colours, so if you find a particular piece that you like then you can easily get it in different shades. If your style repertoire could do with an update, here are a few pieces to considering adding to cart this month.

Ultra Light Down Vest

Puffer vests are great at this time of year as they keep you warm but aren’t overly bulky like a jacket can be. I’ll often throw on a puffer vest over my activewear and I can happily run around in that for a day where I have multiple errands to run.

Cable Long Sweater

I love the texture that a cable knit sweater adds to an outfit. It’s a classic pairing with jeans or a skirt, and it’s also super cosy to boot.

Vintage Wide Belt

Belts are one of those handy accessories to have. Add them to an outfit and you can easily change up its look or feel by cinching in a silhouette or accentuating a particular aspect of an outfit. This one has a nice vintage look to it.

Rayon Long Sleeve Blouse

These blouses are ideal for work or play. A button down makes for a sophisticated addition to an office ensemble, but pair it with jeans and you have yourself a polished casual look.

Cashmere Scarf

I often carry a cashmere scarf when I’m travelling as it’s unbelievably cosy. It’s a luxe way to keep warm and it’s so soft you’ll wonder how you ever did without one.

Mercerized Cotton A Line Mini Dress

This is one of those building block pieces that’s great to have in your wardrobe. Throw on a cardi or a denim jacket and you have yourself a polished off duty look.

High Waisted Tuck Wide Pants

High waisted pants are a great work look that’s easily changed up by adding a different blouse or throwing on a jacket. It’s also an all year round type of piece so you’ll get plenty of wear out of it.

Denim Jersey Skirt

A white skirt looks effortlessly chic and this is an affordable way to add one to your wardrobe. It’s also easily paired with numerous colours making it a versatile piece to have.

Linen Cotton Wide Cropped Pants

Linen pants are so unbelievably comfortable and this style is really on trend right now. Pop on a tee and throw on some sneakers and you’re ready for whatever the weekend throws your way.

Blocktech Soutien Collar Coat

Love the neutral hue of this particular coat as it makes it so versatile. Also the hood is a cute feature.

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10 things worth checking out from…Witchery

28th March, 2019

Australia’s home to some great chain store brands and one that’s always got some great pieces is Witchery. If you’re after polished pieces that are also on trend then it’s the kind of brand that you’ll most definitely find something that you’ll want to add to cart. And with everything from shoes to accessories and classic cuts and colours, it’s one label that will allow you to update your wardrobe without completely blowing your budget.

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Pleat Dress

The terracotta shade and pleated details of this dress make it a great layering piece for winter. Add a jacket and some boots and you’re set.

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Horn Peacoat

If you’re after a classic coat option, a peacoat is always a good place to start. It’s a style that’s universally chic and will always be on trend.

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Sofia Soft Crossbody Bag

Buttery soft leather and the sleek and simple design of this bag make it a great piece for working back with numerous outfits.

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Della Boot

Ankle boots are an autumn/winter staple. I particularly like the texture and colour of this particular shoe.

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Pleat Sleeve Roll Neck Knit

Stock up on a selection of knits in neutral colours now so you’re all set for when the cool weather hits. I like the sleeve and roll neck detail of this particular piece.

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Button Front Cord Skirt

Why not explore a few other wintery shades apart from the usuals blacks, greys and blues? This bottle green skirt makes for a great piece for layering, especially when navigating your way through trans-seasonal weather.

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Kirsten Sunglasses

I’m really into the modern shape of these sunglasses. And they’re at an affordable price point too!

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Serena Leather Pant

I’m the first to vouch for adding a pair of leather pants to your autumn/winter wardrobe but why not be a bit different and opt for colour. These pink pants are feminine and fun and will certainly make for a stylish winter warmer.

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Baker Boy Hat

I’m a fan of headwear for winter and this grey cap is ideal for staying cosy and warm when temperatures start to drop.

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Boucle Wrap

A cosy wrap is the ideal accessory to throw on when you’re in need of something that will keep you warm and looking stylish all at the same time.