One of the easiest shortcuts during summer is a matching set. I’m particularly all about printed numbers, and this co-ord set with its hibiscus print is such a great option for the warmer weather. It’s a slightly more grown up, sophisticated take on a tropical print and works great against the forest green hue. Also the shirred feature on the top and skirt makes for a flattering fit as it really cinches in the waist. The puff sleeve top would work beautifully with a wide leg pant or tailored shorts, while the skirt would work well paired with a tank or bodysuit. The appeal of being able to wear a matching set as separates is what makes them so versatile, and such a great buy in terms of cost per wear.
I wanted to dress this look up a bit so opted for a pair of Chanel slingbacks. However if I wanted to dress it down, I could easily go for a pair of slides or sandals, even a sneaker and take it into a more casual direction. A cream mini Apede Mod bag was the final touch and helped to add a dressy element to this look.
Credits: Top and skirt, Husk Official; Shoes, Chanel; Bag, Apede Mod
I hosted a recent launch by Narvi and went for a favourite outfit combination of mine – something in head to toe crisp white. I have always loved shift dresses (I actually really loved wearing them in pregnancy as they were so comfortable) and usually turn to them when I want to wear something classic and understated. I’ve worn several colourful pieces by the brand Leo Lin and this white shift dress was a definite departure from what I’ve worn in the past, but I think it’s a simple style done really well. The silhouette is quite streamlined but I love the cutwork design that gives it an elevated touch. Also, I’ve always found the little white dress to be as reliable as an LBD when it comes to attire that’s guaranteed to look polished but without too much fuss in putting it together.
I wanted to keep this an all white look, and already had a few pieces in mind to complete the rest of my ensemble. These Aje heels have been a really great staple to have as they go with most looks and the signature ring feature is iconic to the brand. They’re ultra comfortable too. This Apede Mod mini bag has proven itself as a great event accessory. It’s a simple style, but the chain strap gives it modern flourish. Plus I love the fact it can be worn in two ways. Often wearing one hue head to toe can make for a really impactful look.
Credits: Dress, Leo Lin; Heels, Aje; Jewellery, selection from Narvi; Bag, Apede Mod
It’s always fun reflecting on outfits past and I always either find a new combination to love or it sparks an idea on how to style it in a different way. This week it’s been another mixed week in terms of what I needed on the outfit front. I’ve gone from workout gear one minute to dressed up for a meeting the next. The constant is that a few old faves are still going strong (my Bottega Veneta heels for one thing) and pieces that have just entered the picture are slowly proving themselves to have the ability to revamp my existing wardrobe. Here’s what I wore this week.
Comfy playsuits for the win! This little number is a handy go-to on those days when I want something that is ultra comfortable yet still looks put together. The burgundy is a great hue for spring/summer and the shirt style top and cinched waist are really flattering. I paired it my fave Prada bucket bag for the ideal comfy casual ensemble.
I can’t resist a matching set when it comes to working out. There’s something quite motivating about wearing something cute when you’re training and this matching top and leggings is a new fave. The coco hue is also such an unexpected hue in exercise gear, and paired with black sneakers and a crossbody Furla bag, I was ready to go straight from my workout to coffee.
These tailored pants have been such a worthy new addition to my wardrobe. I’ve found them to be so versatile and I can easily dress them up or down. I’ve worn these pants twice this week and each time I’ve been able to change up the vibe with just a change in what I pair it with. On this day I went for something a bit more casual with a tie dye tank and thongs—ultra comfy with on trend elements.
Credits: Top, pants and belt, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Prada; Thongs, Rozalia Russian x Billini
Here are the pants again! I was able to take them in a different direction by simply changing the kind of top I wore and popping on heels. I adore this top. The cornflower blue is such a pretty shade and the halter style and ribbed fabric is such a great combination. I wore it in a dressy way on this occasion but I could easily pair it with jeans or shorts and it could be more off duty appropriate. These mesh Bottega Veneta heels are such an interesting statement shoe and I always find they really elevate an outfit.
Credits: Top, pants and belt, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Apede Mod; Heels, Bottega Veneta, Sunglasses, Vogue
If Fashion Week taught me anything it’s that shirt dresses are going to be one of the big trends to look out for in the coming months. And this shirt dress by Aliette is such a great take on the style. While certain shirt dresses can sometimes veer into corporate territory, I think this dress feels a little more fashion forward because of key design elements used to give the design a more contemporary twist. The bell sleeves add a 70s vibe, while the bib feature adds an interesting layered effect and avoids the dress looking too ‘done’. When in a crisp white it’s also a chic outfit option that can be worked for day or night, work or play.
Working with white I often like to add contrasting pieces when wearing white, or I like to go in the opposite direction and layer white on white pieces to achieve a really clean and fresh feel. I opted for the latter with this look and decided on a mini Apede Mod bag to complement the dress. The gold chain handle makes for a great contrast element, while these geometric style Karen Walker sunglasses add a bold accent to this outfit—making for a great contrast to the simple lines of the dress.
Chilly winter days have me reminiscing about looks like this! This sweet Rebecca Vallance dress is definitely bookmarked for the spring/summer. What I love about crisp white dresses is that they always look so fresh and polished. And this particular style has so many playful features such as the triple tie detail, drop waist and ruching at the back. Also I really love how the textured fabrication gives it a little extra personality, and elevates it from just any ordinary white dress.
One of my fave colour combinations is white and gold. Gilded touches just work so well against a white backdrop and really pop. These sunglasses have been such a good addition to my collection as they can be paired with so many different outfits, and have a nice streamlined vibe which makes them a bit of a style chameleon. While my white and gold Apede Mod bag, is the perfect finishing touch. It’s petite silhouette and chain strap, make it the perfect on trend accessory to work as an accent piece against this look.
Sometimes all it takes to turn a classic silhouette into something decidedly more modern is the detail. Case in point: this Good American dress. While ribbed dresses have been around for aeons this style feels decidedly more edgy with the in-built corset detail. I like the fact it helps give the dress an added element of interest but it doesn’t overwhelm. I think a dress like this is something that you can have in your closet to wear for various occasions. It can be dressed up for an event, or worn back with sneakers for an elevated off duty look. Plus the neutral hue makes it really versatile, and easy to dress up or down. In this instance I styled it in a dressy way, making for the ideal understated dress option for an occasion.
Working with neutral hues when it comes to your outfit opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to accessorising. For this look, I went with the latest addition to my bag collection, this tiny structured Apede Mod bag. The chunky chain handle dresses it up, but also makes it the bag ultra practical as it can then be worn crossbody style. To pick up the gold in the handle, I went for chunky gold statement earrings, and a pair of fun cat-eye Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to finish off the look.
The one trend I’ve been really loving of late is a cut-out dress. This Staud number, is called the ‘Calypso’ and it’s a new addition to my wardrobe and it has to be one of the comfiest dresses I own. The silhouette on its own would be quite simple but with the addition of the metal ring and the cut-out panels, it instantly feels modern and elevated. The colour is also not something I wear all that often (the brand calls is ‘caper’), but I have been slowly gravitating towards slightly earthier tones more. It’s a surprisingly versatile hue to wear, almost as easy to mix and match as traditional neutrals. The ankle length hem also means that I could wear it as daywear or easily pair it with heels for night—or just do both like what I did for this shoot! Plus the best bit? It’s made from recycled tissue-weight nylon fabric which is a huge tick for me.
As for accessorising, I thought it was the perfect time for this adorable Apede Mod bag to make an appearance. I wrote about it a few weeks ago and mentioned it was on my radar, and it was been such a fun accessory to add to my collection. It’s quite cute as it’s so small and I can wear it during the day but it’s also quite diminutive enough that I can easily wear it at an event or out to dinner. My black Bottega heels have been such a worthy purchase because I wear them non-stop, I think the cost per wear on them at the moment has made them a great investment piece.
I’m lucky to come across a lot of beautiful things in my job, and as a result I’m always finding new additions for my wish list. This month I’ve been in equal parts house and wardrobe shopping mode. I’ve been looking for new decorative pieces for our home post-reno, just small things that can really help transform our space. While on the fashion front, I’ve been searching for new updates to add to my autumn wardrobe. And in my travels, I’m lucky to have managed to find a few pieces that fit the bill. Here’s what’s currently on my radar.
This cute structured bag is just the thing to add a fresh touch to the more moodier tones I’ll no doubt be wearing throughout autumn and winter. The size is perfect as I’ll be able to carry all my essentials without it being too cumbersome, and I love the chain strap which adds a layer of elevated elegance to the overall design.
This is currently sold out but I’m waiting patiently for new stock to arrive. This ceramic fruit stand is made in Puglia in Italy, and the colours and design remind me of many of my favourite holidays in Italy. I’m planning for it to be a stylish reminder of more Italian soujourns that will hopefully be on the horizon in the not so distant future.
I’ve been looking for a trench to get me through the next few months and I immediately fell in love with the design of this Camilla and Marc number. It’s the perfect length/shape to work back with my winter wardrobe and the colour is just right. I can’t wait to snap this one up as it’s definitely going to fill a gap in my wardrobe.