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Aussie labels that should be on your fashion radar this summer

14th October, 2020
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There’s something about shopping for a summer wardrobe that’s just fun. From dresses to shorts, jumpsuits and rompers, the easy, breezy, holiday vibe of dressing for an Aussie summer means we can embrace all the playfulness of resort wear for a few glorious months. And given travel plans have largely been put on hold, why not let your wardrobe let you feel like you’ve been on vacation? The best thing about being in Australia during summer, is that Aussie brands do summer wear better than anywhere else. From lightweight linen, to floaty silhouettes and killer swimwear, there’s myriad reasons to get behind Australian designers this summer. Definitely add the following to your list.

Joslin Studio

There’s something about the intricate detailing used on Joslin’s pieces, from pin-tucks to ruffles and shirring that make each piece feel so luxe and special. If you’re after something for a special occasion, it’s definitely a brand worth bookmarking.

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Matteau

Simple and elegant, Matteau should be your go-to this summer for truly beautiful understated swimwear. Their dresses are also the kind of thing you’ll want to be in all summer—think elegant silhouettes and strong hues and prints.

Bondi Born

Their on-point swimwear, featuring an extensive style selection from bikinis to one-pieces in modern shapes and styles means Bondi Born should be on your must-have list as far as swimmers go this summer. Also, they do truly beautiful resort pieces such as classic wide leg pants and floaty dresses.

Steele

I’m a huge fan of Steele, particularly their dresses which I’ve managed to acquire a few of such is my affinity to them! They do really classic silhouettes but I love the prints and hues they work with the most.

Sir The Label

Think of the pieces in your dream holiday wardrobe and it’s highly likely Sir have it in their collection. Think matching sets, sleek separates and just the right punchy prints to add a touch of personality.

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St. Agni

If you’re a fan of sleek, minimalist designs then St Agni is right up your alley. They do both clothing and footwear (think linen shirts and understated slides), but the vibe is still simple and sophisticated, and oh-so elegant.

Matin

Think Byron meets Melbourne when it comes to the Matin aesthetic. There’s plenty of floaty fabrics and shapes and lots of sharp urban pieces that make it a label with a contemporary point of view.

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LMND

Bondi-based LMND does cute, comfy casual wear that you’ll want to wear 7 days a week. Think co-ord sets, shirt dresses and lightweight linen with an injection of Bondi-cool. A must for summer.

Esse

If you’re a fan of pared back styles that you’ll have for years to come then Esse is for you. There’s plenty of incredible dresses and two-piece sets that are made for glamming up your summer wardrobe.

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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.

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What I Wore: Aje Garden Party

10th May, 2018

Whenever I attend a fashion show I always like to show support for the brand by wearing one of their pieces. I was lucky enough to be able to wear the below Aje dress before it has dropped in stores and it was the perfect vibe for their show which took place in Sydney’s Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden.

The gorgeous colour perfectly complemented the lush surrounds but I was all about the beautiful silhouette of the dress. The exaggerated flounces on the skirt and sleeve had great movement and it was just one of those pieces that’s just fun to walk in! The tie front added a sweet and feminine touch. I can see this working for everything from a work event to a wedding so it ticks the versatile box for me.

As the dress is already so striking I wanted to take it up a notch even more and opted to pair it with my Marco de Vincenzo heels. The braided style and the raspberry colour provided the ideal contrast piece whilst being strong enough to make their own statement.

Credits: Dress, Aje (Los Luna Dress not in store yet); Shoes, Marco de Vincenzo

Photography: Sophia Athas

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The boutique Australian swimwear brand worth checking out this summer

30th September, 2017

As anyone who has ever had to go through the ordeal of shopping for the perfect bikini can attest, it’s damn hard work. Finding just the right style, just the right colour or print and just the right fit can be fraught with frustration as you search high and low for the elusive two piece that works on all fronts.

This summer why not keep your swimsuit search on home soil and check out boutique brand Peony swimwear. Their bikinis are designed to be mixed and matched so you can pair up identical prints or clash colours and choose a top and bottom design that not only suits your shape but in different sizes too, so you’re guaranteed the ideal fit.

Mix and match your ideal bikini on Peony’s website

Also if you’re the kind of girl who’d rather stay in her pyjamas and enjoy a glass of wine whilst she shops than have to deal with less than flattering change room fluorescent lighting then you’ll be glad to know you can shop Peony’s site from the comfort of your own home. The dual scrolling function on their website is super helpful for online shoppers as you’re able to mix and match swimsuits with an accompanying visual reference of what it will look like paired up. A definite handy feature when you’re not in a bricks and mortar store.

This summer your perfect swimsuit could be just a mouse click away.

Tell me-what are some of your go-to swimsuit brands in summer?

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This Aussie brand has all your spring/summer essentials sorted

17th September, 2017

If you’ve stumbled across the Instagram account of Australian brand Posse you may have already compiled a rather lengthy shopping list of pieces to add to your spring/summer wardrobe. The homegrown label’s aesthetic could be described as vintage inspired with a slightly French feel and the result is ultra wearable off duty pieces that won’t break the bank. The finishing details are what elevates each piece— whether it’s a perfectly positioned ruffled edge on a skirt to a sweet crossover straps on a jumpsuit, every piece is one that feels considered while still managing to look effortless. An interesting thing to note is that every garment is handmade by Balinese craftswomen who are able to work from home, at their own pace, allowing them the freedom to care for their families whilst still earning an above average wage. A guilt-free purchase wouldn’t you say?

These eight looks are deserving of a spot in your spring/summer wardrobe…

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1. Bridgette gingham top + Neisha short

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2. 70s roundie bag

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3. Diane striped top + Neisha short

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4. St Tropez raffia slides

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5. Margot gingham dress

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6. Rider jumpsuit

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7. Mia mustard top + Pandora striped skirt

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8. Isobel jumpsuit