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What I Wore: On Track

10th July, 2018

The word tracksuit doesn’t immediately conjure up images of a chic ensemble suitable for your next event but it’s time to turn that notion on its head. Enter this gorgeous forest green set by Camilla & Marc. The pants and jacket both have a distinctly athletic vibe however both have a refined aesthetic that make them look appropriate for a slightly dressier occasion.

The key to dressing up something that’s quite sporty looking and making it work for a function is your accessories. In this instance, this tracksuit definitely called for a statement heel to elevate it. I have rediscovered these Aquazzura heels recently and couldn’t resist pairing them with this outfit. The snakeskin adds an edgy touch whilst the straps give them a strong focal point and provide the ideal contrast to the simplicity of the jacket and pants. A simple pair of classic sunglasses seemed the perfect choice so as not to overwhelm the look whilst I kept my jewellery to a minimum, sticking to a lone gold bangle to add an elegant finishing touch.

I love being able to push the boundaries as far as my outfits go and in this instance, taking something that seems at first to be quite casual and turning it into an unexpected go-to for dinner or a work party. I think fashion is always about experimentation, playing with trends and learning to put your own spin on outfits—even when it comes to the humble tracksuit!

Credits: Jacket, Camilla & Marc; Pants, Camilla & Marc; Sunglasses, Karen Walker; Heels, Aquazzura

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

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What I Wore: Matching Pair

3rd July, 2018

A touch of linen is always a welcome addition to my wardrobe as it’s so comfortable and understated yet with a luxe feel. This co-ordinating set by Hansen & Gretel has a suit-like feel with the wrap blazer and tailored pants but is a little more relaxed, making it work for everything from a day at the office to a work event.

I’m a huge fan of all things neutral and I like the fact that this set can easily be dressed up or down and is not too distinct in design that I can wear it to multiple occasions quite easily. A quick change of accessories and I could instantly transform it, making it one of those amazing multi-purpose go-tos that I love having in my closet.

I didn’t want to overpower the beautiful pared back sand hue of this suit but I also needed strong accessories to provide some contrast. My favourite navy Bulgari top handle bag added a dressy element to this look whilst the colour worked well with the neutral palette of my outfit. My round frame Chloe sunglasses provided a fun touch, maintaining a laidback yet polished vibe.

Credits: Blazer (not in store yet, similar here), Hansen & Gretel; Pants (not in store yet, similar here), Hansen & Gretel; Sunglasses, Chloe; Bag, Bulgari

Photography: Sophia Athas

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

2nd July, 2018

Who else is need of a little outfit inspiration? I think a brand new month always calls for a hefty injection of style to keep annoying wardrobe dilemmas at bay. I know I’ve had a few days lately where I’m feeling a little stuck for what to wear and a quick scroll through Instagram can often spark an idea or two. Whether it’s identifying the perfect accessory to pair with a new ensemble or the new hues to start adding to your closet, I’ve got just the inspo you need. So, if you’re in desperate need of a winter outfit to add to your weekly rotation then look no further than the following 12 ladies who will ensure that you walk out the door looking stylish and oh-so Insta-worthy.

Amp up your accessories

A classic suit is taken up a notch with strong accessories—brogues worked back with a ladylike top handle bag make for a pairing that pops.

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Printed pants

Jeans are always a go-to during winter but sometimes you may just be in the mood to mix things up and that’s when a fun printed pant works beautifully. Pair it with a simple tee or alternatively take it up a notch with vibrant colours and striking accoutrements.

Go bright

The addition of a bright red jacket can instantly turn any outfit into a showstopper. There will always be a place for neutral shades but sometimes you just want to go for something that makes a statement.

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Revert to the classics

There’s no other classic pairing quite like a white shirt and blue jeans. If you’re ever stuck for an outfit turn to tried and tested combinations that you know will work.

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Add an oversized shirt

A man style shirt, that’s slightly looser in fit can be the most magically flattering thing you can wear. It’s sharp, chic and works to elongate your frame.

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Try relaxed neutrals

I’ve written about my love of suiting before and I’m only becoming more of a fan. If you want something that’s a bit more relaxed try a neutral blazer with wide leg pants and for a look that’s polished but without looking too ‘done’.

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Invest in a punchy knit

A great way to turn a winter outfit around is by adding a healthy dose of colour. An easy way to do this is with a vibrant knit that can work with everything from denim to classic black pants.

Roll your pants

It takes a few seconds but this nifty styling tweak can transform the look and feel of your favourite pants. Obviously it only works for a slimline pant but other than that you could employ this trick with everything from your fave skinny jeans to colourful cords (which are quickly becoming very much a thing).

Dress down elegant pieces

There are certain things in most of our wardrobes that I’m sure are just a little too dressy to wear during the day. Well, it’s time to rip up the rule book because behold: two tone denim paired with mules with an ornate buckle, a white tee and a classic top handle bag. It shouldn’t work but it really, really does.

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Break out your skirts

A flowy skirt would ordinarily be relegated to spring/summer wardrobe territory but why not extend its wear into winter? Topped with a colourful knit and boots and you’ve got yourself a boho-inspired look that won’t leave you freezing your butt off during the next few months.

Just add sneakers

Never underestimate the versatility of the good ol’ fashion sneaker. Try pairing it with a slightly more formal outfit and see it give your ensemble a totally different vibe. In fact, why not challenge yourself to try switching out your fave dressy flats or heels for a pair of sneakers and watch as it makes your look feel fresh and new.

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Go for a satchel

Whilst a roomy tote is great and backpacks have become a stylish staple, don’t forget how awesome a crossbody bag can be. Not only does it leave your hands free but it adds just the right relaxed touch to almost any outfit. Practicality and style combined!

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

4th June, 2018

Hello, winter! We’ve officially welcomed the cooler weather and this means a wardrobe refresh to see in the new season. For me, this season is all about staying cosy yet still maintaining an element of polish with my outfits. I love beautiful natural textures such as wool and cashmere, a lot of layering and plenty of standout accessories to liven things up. If you’ve been struggling with what’s in your closet then never fear—I’ve rounded up some of the best style ideas from Instagram so you can revamp your looks with ease.

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Update your denim

For most women, jeans are a constant throughout winter. So, inject some new life into your favourite denim by adopting new silhouettes. Looser, relaxed styles such as cropped wide leg is one way to take your casual off duty style in a new direction.

Statement leather

I can’t live without my leather jacket throughout winter as it works with most things in my wardrobe. And whilst the standard moto jacket is a classic if you want to make a statement consider different styles. This marching band jacket is one such piece that works beautifully with a dress and adds a little edge to an otherwise conservative silhouette.

Consider a cropped knit

This style works well with a relaxed ‘mom style’ jean and sneakers however it also works well as a layering piece. Pair it with a button down and you’ve got instant French girl vibes.

Mix textures

The beauty of layering is being able to add a little more depth to your look with the use of different textures. I love the contrast of wool with a slinky silk satin as a way to glam up a winter ensemble.

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Be adventurous with your coats

A fluffy coat might not seem the most practical of outerwear options but it really can work with so many looks in your wardrobe. It works with jeans and leather leggings or over a dress equally as well and it’s super cosy too.

Oversize your denim

I’ve said in the past how much I love denim jackets as a layering piece and I’m still all over them. This season try a slightly oversized denim jacket as a topper over everything from a dress to pants or a skirt.

Have fun with winter fabrics

Heavy tweed is synonymous with winter fashion and can often err on the side of conservative. However when in a playful jumpsuit style it can instantly turn it into something fun and a little more relaxed.

Add a punchy print to black

Black is a favourite of most throughout winter because it’s sleek, polished and easy to work with. However it can sometimes look a little flat. To combat this weave a few prints into your look. Polka dots and stripes are an easy go-to and can instantly inject a little energy into your ensemble.

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Experiment with winter neutrals

Freshen up your winter looks with light, airy shades—they’re so fun in summer why not wear them all year round? A white blazer worked back with an eye catching print makes for a punchy and on trend look.

Just add accessories

My favourite way to liven up a look is with a few bold accessories. Think anything in a vibrant shade or something ornate such as a vintage style brooch which can instantly add an element of interest to any outfit.

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Belt it up

Want to give your blazer a point of difference? Try cinching it with a belt. It’s flattering (hello, tiny waist) and it instantly shakes up the silhouette and gives it a different feel.

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Tuck it in

Want to change up the look and feel of an outfit? Try tucking your shirt (or jumper or tee) in. This is especially the case with winter knits which are given a little more shape when tucked into pants.

Whose Instagram style are you loving this month?

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What I Wore: Skirting Around

2nd June, 2018

Want to know my new fave go-to if I want a casual, yet polished look? It’s a beautiful midi skirt and a jumper. I’ve worn this outfit combination before on the blog and it’s still going strong because I think it strikes just the right note—an off duty ensemble that maintains an element of polish. It’s so easy to pull together too so it’s become a great option for those days when I need to get out the door fast.

Midi skirts have become a reliable style staple as they’re easy to dress up or down. I particularly love the colourful print on this skirt as it’s so vibrant and has a fresh feel to it. This Kenzo sweater features a vibrant red that perfectly picks up the similar tones in the skirt and helps tie the outfit together.

I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t wear sneakers. They’re just so practical and unbelievably comfortable and there are some really cute options out there. The pair I’m wearing with this look features a cute handwritten style Saint Laurent logo which gives it a point of difference. I’ve found that designers have really stepped up their sneaker game and have released some on point designs that I can definitely wear non-stop. And you can’t beat being comfy all day, right?

Credits: Skirt and jumper, Kenzo; Sneakers, Saint Laurent (all available at Harrolds)

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

21st May, 2018

If you’ve been feeling a little lacklustre in the wardrobe inspiration department then fear not—here are 12 stylish looks to help you style up a storm. From standout coats to cosy up in this winter to striking colour palettes that are sure to make in impact, prepare to feel very inspired.

A casual weekend look that still maintains an element of polish. A pair of cropped wide leg pants teamed with sneakers and a tee make for a comfortable look for relaxing.

Who can resists this gorgeous shade of pink? Embrace an ultra feminine look and incorporate a spot of pink in your wardrobe.

Autumn/winter is all about layering and this is a chic way to embrace it. Layer tailored shirts with a knit for a preppy look that’s also (as a handy bonus) cosy too.

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I’m all about a great knit during the cooler months and this is one look to bookmark. A colourful statement coat teamed with a knit dress looks chic whilst still keeping you rugged up.

A relaxed take on suiting makes for a comfortable and stylish ensemble. An oversized blazer and wide leg pants looks chic without looking dressy like a traditional suit.

Embrace a little textured outerwear in your wardrobe this season! A jacket like this will keep you on trend whilst protecting you from the elements.

An all black outfit is a winter staple but it can sometimes feel a little flat. To liven it up, add a printed long length coat which is guaranteed to add a striking element to your look.

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Blazers are a favourite for those times when you’re looking for an easy shortcut to a polished look. Whilst hues like black and navy are timeless, why not be a little adventurous and opt for a bold colour instead?

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A little animal print worked back with a bright hue such as red makes for a fun, fashion forward look. Don’t be afraid to mix prints with colour for a look that’s truly striking.

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Love the high-low mix of this look. A casual outfit can instantly be elevated the right accessory—in this case, a Gucci chain strap bag.

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I love wearing tonal looks simply because as a package it really packs a punch. The different blue hues in this outfit complement each other for an outfit that truly stands out.

A printed blouse worked back with neutral wide leg pants is understated chic at its very best. This outfit can be used as an easy go-to for those days when you want a look that’s polished without being fussy.

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5 things I saw on Instagram this week that I now want to buy

7th April, 2018

A scroll through Instagram often results in a few (okay a lot) of things being added to my mental shopping list. I often find myself seeing a particular bag or loving a particular look that has me all of a sudden hit with the urge to go out and shop. This week I found myself spotting some killer accessories that my wardrobe really needs, a to-die-for dress by one of my favourite Aussie designers and also a top that I can definitely see myself wearing this winter…

This bag is just perfection. The ideal tan shade would go with numerous things in my wardrobe and the metal bangle handle makes it so on trend.

Essentials🇸🇪💛

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The one thing I really love about winter is that it’s the perfect excuse to cosy up in a great coat. I’m now on the hunt for a coat in a neutral shade that will be guaranteed to make any outfit look dressy.

Am I the only one who can’t ever look at anything by Zimmermann and not want to buy it? This has all the elements I love—a beautiful print, a great off the shoulder silhouette and eye-catching statement sleeves.

🌸 From India with Love 🌸

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I love pieces by Rebecca de Ravenel so these pearl flower earrings immediately caught my eye. They’re so elegant and such a showstopper. Don’t get me started on the dress!

I love the corset style look of this top and the oversized cuffs with buttons are the perfect finishing touch. I can see us being very happy together…

What things has Instagram made you want to buy this week?
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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

1st April, 2018

A brand new month calls for a fresh new round of outfit inspiration to help you get dressed. If you’ve been dealing with a bout of wardrobe boredom then a quick scroll through the following 12 looks will have you sorted in no time. With ideas that feature everything from statement shoes to the perfect take on relaxed tailoring and a great way to extend the wear of your summer dresses, you’re well and truly covered for April—and maybe even beyond.

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Casual tailoring

Jeans and sneakers is a no-brainer combination. When teamed with a statement tee and a plaid blazer it becomes a whole lot more interesting with its casual/preppy feel.

Liven up a look with a statement belt

I’ve spoken about the power of statement belt as a quick way to lift an outfit. This is a great example of how pairing one with your favourite tailored pants can look fashion forward.

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Team a dress with great outerwear

Whether it’s a coat or a trench, a slip dress can easily be taken into cold weather territory with the right topper.

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Pop on a beret

Berets have been popping up all over Instagram which means we’ll all soon be embracing it as a great headwear option come winter.

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Add a classic striped tee

A classic striped tee is really one of the easiest ways to make an outfit look understatedly chic. It’s so wearable, as it can work with denim to wide leg pants and skirts so you’ll definitely be able to get plenty of use out of it.

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Adopt a sporty vibe

The red and blue colour palette, the bold stripe… this look has a distinctly sport vibe to it which gives traditional pieces such as a sweater and trousers an off duty feel.

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Embrace the leather jacket

Yes, it’s time to bring out your leather jacket from hibernation. Pair it with a grey knit for a look that’s instantly on trend.

Try a pair of statement mules

Mules are a great alternative to pumps or strappy heels when you’re looking to dress up an ensemble. The cute gingham print really makes this particular pair.

Keep it classic

A pair of jeans and a neutral knit is a combination that requires no further thought—it works and always will. A great option for those days when you just need to get dressed on auto-pilot.

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Pick a highlight colour

This is a great example on how to use colour in a really impactful way. Paired with a monochrome outfit, a pair of shoes in a bold colour can elevate an outfit to another level.

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Pop on a pair of hoop earrings

They’re an oldie but a goodie. Hoop earrings are one of those jewellery styles that will forever remain a constant and they’re a good alternative to the drop style earrings we’ve been seeing around.

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Turn to the white blazer

If your black blazer is your best friend then it’s time to turn your attention to its fresh counterpart. A white blazer still has all the style cred of a black number but has a distinctly softer, more feminine feel.

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What I Wore: Quick Smart

7th March, 2018

I’ve been looking for an outfit that’s quite smart and polished, suitable for a few work events but also a slight departure from the silhouettes I usually wear. These culottes from Veronika Maine seemed the perfect place to start. The oversized buttons give it an adorable touch and the cropped wide leg style are a playful take on traditional suiting.

Given the white buttons on the culottes are such a focal point I wanted to keep my blouse quite simple. I knew that the pants needed to take centre stage so a classic, pussy bow style blouse seemed the right fit. This Veronika Maine top has just the right look and feel to it with the understated print and the ladylike bow. It was also a way to add a feminine touch to my ensemble.

Every time I accessorise an outfit I always try and do a sweep of the overall look and decide whether I need to take it up a notch or embrace simplicity. As the rest of my look was quite subdued I wanted to add a subtle touch of glam in the form of my favourite Alaïa heels. They have a bold studded detail feature that makes them a statement piece yet not so loud that they’re overwhelming. Where I did choose to elevate the look a little was in the form of my earrings. I felt a pair of gold drop earrings was able to dial up the glamour without being too showy as I knew that I’d more than likely be wearing this outfit for mostly day events.

I think this autumn I’ll be looking to embrace cropped pants a little more as I ease my way into all out winter dressing. They’re a nice meet-in-the-middle piece that will be able to navigate the trans-seasonal weather quite nicely.

Credits: Blouse, Veronika Maine; Culottes, Veronika Maine; Shoes, Alaïa; Earrings, vintage.

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

5th March, 2018

A fresh new season calls for a fresh new round of outfit inspiration. Now that we’ve welcomed the start of autumn it’s time to turn our wardrobes to trans-seasonal dressing. This can often require some clever outfit planning to contend with the slightly unpredictable weather. Armed with airy knits, strategic layering and a few lightweight toppers, you’ll be breezing through the next few months with ease (and a stylish wardrobe to match). To help you get started here are a few style ideas to copy and paste into your own looks.

A neutral trench

A classic trench can be used to dress up jeans and a tee and add an element of polish.

Long sleeved dresses

A long sleeved dress is a great trans-seasonal option as it will keep your arms warm without being too hot. When it gets cooler just add a pair of tights and boots and you’re good to go.

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Bold accessories

Even if the weather is going to start getting a little colder you can always rely on the help of bold accessories to brighten up a look on a dreary day.

Vibrant coat

Shades such as beige, black and navy are great, versatile coat options but sometimes you just want something a little brighter and punchier to lift an outfit.

Printed shirts

This season layering will become your best friend. To make it a little more interesting swap a plain shirt for a printed version to give your look more energy.

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Standout boots

Have fun with footwear this season. Ankle boots are an autumn/winter staple but why not switch up your trusty black pair for a coloured pair instead?

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Neutral knits

You’ll be living in knits for the next few months so get your wardrobe off to a good start by investing in some neutral sweaters. They will become the easiest go-to for those days when you need to keep warm but it’s not so chilly for a jacket.

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Over the knee boots

Update your boots this season to an over the knee pair. You can pop them on with a dress or over jeans and leggings and remain nice and cosy without compromising on style.

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Statement jacket

Striking oversized sleeves make this a piece that can turn an ordinary off duty ensemble into something quite eye-catching.

Black skivvy

If you don’t already have a black skivvy in your wardrobe you need to track one down, stat. They work well with everything from skirts to pants and layering underneath dresses.

Printed dress

A beautiful printed midi dress can form the centrepiece of a chic and ultra feminine trans-seasonal look. This is also a great example of how to extend the wear of your spring/summer wardrobe by layering pieces with spaghetti straps with long sleeved tops and topping with a gorgeous coat.

All-black

This is a great riff on formal suiting. Black jeans paired with a black blazer style jacket and simple black loafers make for a classic look with a little edge.