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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

1st January, 2018

Happy New Year everyone! I love this time of year as it means a fresh sartorial start and a time to revamp my wardrobe and think of ways to give a new lease on life to my tried and tested pieces. If you’re planning to do a big overhaul of your look for the upcoming year then it’s worthwhile arming yourself with plenty of style inspo to make the job that little bit easier. To help get you off to a good start, there’s no better place to turn than the most stylish of ladies on Instagram…

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Belt it up

Give your favourite summer dresses a fresh new look with the addition of a belt. Cinching in the waist can not only give you a more streamlined silhouette, it can also change the look and feel of floaty dress by giving it more structure.

Pair off the shoulder tops with button down denim skirts

The denim skirt is very much one of the key staples of the season and lucky for us, it also goes perfectly well with the ultra popular off the shoulder style top. Throw in a cameo from on-trend gingham and you’ve got yourself a winning look.

Focus on back details

There’s something quite unexpected about an eye-catching back detail on a top or dress. An eyelet style top gives an interesting finish and when paired with denim, gives a pair of jeans an elevated twist.

Invest in an oversized denim jacket

A denim jacket is always a handy thing to have in your closet as it’s a great for throwing on over a summer outfit when you’re not entirely sure if the weather will take a cool turn. An oversized silhouette when it comes to denim jackets is majorly trending and can easily be paired with virtually every ensemble, making it a worthwhile purchase indeed.

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Embrace neutral separates

I’m always a big advocate of having a selection of pieces in neutral shades on hand because they’re so easily dressed up or down and mixed and matched with multiple garments. Separately, a white tee and culottes can also have many incarnations over the year ensuring you get the most for your fashion dollar.

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Bold prints can elevate a look

A striking print is a guaranteed way to inject life into a tired ensemble. Even if you’re wearing a skirt you’ve worn millions of times before, adding a patterned garment in a vibrant shade can instantly make it feel new.

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Dressed down lace

Gorgeous lace pieces are a go-to for more formal events however there’s something to be said for wearing your dressier pieces in a more casual way. A lace bell sleeve top when paired with denim can instantly make it feel day time appropriate.

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Make look-at-me colours wearable with white

A bold shade such as red can feel a little daunting to wear however it can become instantly wearable with the addition of a white tee. The same principle can work with any eye-catching colour too, so go forth and go bright!

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Try a printed skirt

A fun print can give a look a slightly more youthful feel and is perfect for this time of year when fashion tends to be a little more relaxed.

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Wear your swimsuit as day wear

A one-piece swimsuit can easily transform into daytime attire—just throw on a sarong or denim cut-offs and you’re good to go. Just as a side note, accessories in natural textures are huge so embrace it by going for au naturel pieces, such as this simple string shopping bag.

Add earthy shades to your style repertoire

Brown and khaki can look beautiful when paired together but work exceptionally well when there’s a crisp white thrown into the mix, making it look fresh and contemporary.

Rock a coloured tee

White tees will forever be in style however a coloured t-shirt can instantly add a little energy to a look, giving it a noteworthy focal feature.


Insta-outfit ideas to steal: the 12 days of Christmas edition

4th December, 2017

We’ve come to that time of year where it’s all about long summer days, parties a plenty and Christmas with friends and family. So, what will you wear throughout the festive season? If you’re feeling less than enthused about the options in your wardrobe then look no further than the following 12 ladies who will have you looking stylish for the 12 Days of Christmas and beyond. From accessories to on-trend hues and patterns to play with, there’s no better time than now to really have fun with fashion.

Rock a statement skirt

A flowy skirt in a striking pattern can become the cornerstone of most summer looks. Add pared back accessories and it will make its mark.

Opt for a standout jumpsuit

I’ve spoken in the past about how a jumpsuit is an easy option for those days when you’re having a wardrobe crisis and this summer it’s right on trend. Take it up a notch and go for a striking print that’s destined to stand out in a crowd.

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Gladiator sandals elevate a floaty sun dress

Add a pair of minimalist gladiator sandals to your wardrobe and it’s guaranteed to get quite the workout over summer. They work beautifully with a sun dress, but can also be teamed with a skirt, shorts and culottes so they’re ultra versatile.

Pair a side tie skirt with a white tee

A side tie skirt paired with a classic white t-shirt is a great outfit option for enjoying a long lazy lunch in the sun. It’s understated casual with just the right amount of polish.

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Floral accessories add a feminine touch to an outfit

Embrace all things floral this season. A great bag with a beautiful bloom motif adds a girly touch to any ensemble.

High waisted pants are an elegant option throughout summer

A pair of high waisted pants when paired with a cami or simple tee looks très chic. When it’s also in a classic white it elevates the look into a sleek ensemble for dinner or drinks.

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An all white look feels fresh and modern

You may want to skip the spaghetti bolognese at lunch with an outfit like this but nothing beats an all white look. Paired with tan and gold accessories to add colour accents, it looks fresh with just a touch of glam.

Jazz up an outfit with the addition of hair accessories

I’ve spoken before about the popularity of scarves as a hair accessory and this summer, make it your mission to add one to your wardrobe. Whilst it looks great as a hair tie or headband, you could also use it as an accent on your favourite bag or a casual belt with your favourite denim pieces.

A matching set looks ultra polished

There’s something about a matching set that looks polished with minimal effort. A slinky cami with a pair of wide leg pants looks sleek and sexy.

Have fun with printed culottes

Now is the time to have fun with prints and colour. A pair of culottes in an eye-catching print has an impactful presence and works well with slides and sandals for day but can easily be paired with heels for a night out.

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Change up your footwear with espadrille wedges

Whilst slides are very much the footwear of choice this season don’t forget about the classic espadrille wedge. It’s a great option for when you want your shoes to feel a little dressier and works well with denim and the super popular off the shoulder style top.

Embrace the floaty maxi dress

A maxi dress is the ideal option for heading from beach to bar. Don’t be afraid to have fun with it! Embrace prints and make a statement.


12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

1st November, 2017

As we head into the tail end of the year I know outfit fatigue can set in and everything in your wardrobe suddenly seems boring or just not right for the season. This is when a few great sources of fashion inspo can all of sudden turn everything you own from so-so to stylish. If you’re after a few ideas on how to style existing pieces in your closet, here are 12 great places to start…

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Knot your shirt

This is a really easy wardrobe hack for any button down shirts you have in your wardrobe. Simply tie the ends for a look that immediately feels fresh.

Try pairing different pastels

Contrasting pastel shades can be a great way to make vibrant impact with your outfit—even better if you can clash different textures and prints.

Try a flowy slip dress

A slip dress is guaranteed to get plenty of use this summer so it’s definitely worth it to add one to your collection. When paired with an oversized denim jacket and sneakers, it makes for an easy go-to for weekend dressing.

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Clash conservative and out-there styles

A suit, worked back with a graphic tee and bright yellow sneakers shouldn’t work in theory but in this instance it really does. This is a lesson in contrasting different styles to create a look that’s bold and has a point of difference.

Pair a maxi skirt with a blazer

For a shortcut from relaxation mode to dinner, just pop on a blazer. Whilst a maxi skirt and tee is comfortable lounge wear the addition of a jacket is an easy way to transform it to feel a little more polished.

Mix casual gingham with a classic silk shirt

Gingham is a print you’ll be seeing everywhere this season so why not take it up a notch by pairing it with a silk shirt for an ensemble that feels very contemporary.

Wear a gradient outfit

I spoke about how to achieve an ombre effect with your outfit here and this is further proof of how it can work to elevate a casual look into something that feels put-together and polished.

Switch out you regular handbag for a backpack

Why not go hands-free once in awhile? A structured backpack can look as classy and elegant as a handbag but infinitely more practical and comfortable on busy days.

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Work a band tee with bright skinnies

With band tees being such a huge trend of late why not go for an all out statement-making outfit by pairing it with vibrant skinny leg jeans. It’s a look that feels very rock and roll.

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Pop a blazer on over a denim skirt

The blazer really is a magical tool in your wardrobe. It can instantly make anything feel dressy. In this case a denim skirt is transformed into a look that could be worn to dinner and drinks with minimal fuss.

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Ground a billowy maxi with sneakers

There’s no better time to embrace gorgeous flowing floral dresses. You could wear them with sandals but why not give your look a slightly more urban feel by pairing it with your favourite white sneakers.

Match a swimsuit style top with jeans

This is one way to go from beach to bar. An 80s style swimsuit works great with denim for a look that’s a little bit sexy without being too over the top. If you want to save your swimmers for the beach, a bodysuit in a similar style will work just as well.


12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

2nd October, 2017

So many outfits, so little time! If you’re looking for a little style inspiration then look no further than this month’s 12 stylish ladies. Now that we’re definitely in the midst of warmer springtime weather it’s time to start putting the last remnants of our winter wardrobe into hibernation and start embracing the lighter, breezier looks that this new season brings. Whether you’re looking for a way to elevate a casual look or revamp an outfit with just the right on point accessories there are plenty of ideas here to help make getting dressed so much easier. A wardrobe refresh is just a scroll away…

Try a cropped sleeve blazer

White jeans, a tee and a blazer is a classic outfit combination but that you can carry into spring with the addition of a 3/4 length jacket. It’s a little lighter and more in keeping with the season than it’s full length counterpart.

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Have fun with a slogan tee

Whether it’s a quirky phrase or just emblazoned with one of your favourite things (who doesn’t love french fries?) adding an interesting slogan tee to your look says you’re not afraid to have a little fun with fashion.

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Embrace a slim tapered pant

A pair of pinstriped pants looks even more chic when they are cut with a slight taper. Keep the rest of your look sleek by pairing it with a top in the same colour and adding a hint of colour to add an element of interest.

Introduce a wide leg pant into your wardrobe

A pair of cropped wide leg pants (especially in white) is a great alternative to your favourite jeans. Easy to pair with everything from a casual tee to a dressy cami and a pair of flats or heels, this is one wardrobe staple this season that will get plenty of wear.

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Pay attention to the finishing touches

Sometimes a look is made by the finishing touches. In the case of this 6os inspired ensemble the white pussy bow blouse, blazer with pearl buttons and structured top handle bag are the icing on the cake.

Downsize your accessories

It’s time to give your roomy tote a rest and embrace pint-sized accessories such as this mini top handle bag. There’s something quite chic about being the kind of woman who can carry her essentials in such a diminutive bag.

Pair a dress with a bomber jacket

It pays to pair the unexpected. In this case a spotted midi dress is toughened up a little by teaming it with a monochrome bomber jacket. It’s a feminine look that is made more day-appropriate with a topper that has a more casual feel.

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Wear black from head to toe

Yes, it’s not a new concept but there’s something about wearing one hue from top to toe that helps give an outfit a little edge and such a dramatic effect.

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Try a colour blocked pant

The above pants have a distinctly tuxedo-like feel to them but with a more modern feel with the addition of the bright red stripe down the side. By adding pieces that have similar hues it helps give the outfit some cohesion.

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Try an off the shoulder two-piece

A two-piece set always looks effortlessly chic but when it incorporates the very on trend piece of an off the shoulder top it immediately looks very of the moment.

Tuck in a wrap top

A wrap top is ever increasing in its popularity so to avoid your look being ubiquitous why not try tucking it into your pants or skirt for a different take on it. While you’re at it take note that a white wrap top when paired with a bold pant is a winning outfit combination (millenial pink sneakers an optional extra, but oh-so right).

Unleash your girly side

There’s no better time than now to wear a floral cold shoulder dress but to really embrace this ultra feminine look pair it with a ladylike top handle bag in the same hue for a look that screams polished.


Aussies bring their fashion A-game to NYFW

16th September, 2017

New York Fashion Week can always be relied upon for fashion inspo and the latest round of shows in the Big Apple didn’t disappoint. Whilst the most influential people in fashion flocking to the one location is always guaranteed to bring about some amazing outfits, you can always rely on Aussie models, celebs and bloggers to bring their fashion A-game. From explosions of colour to casual cool, let these stylish ladies help you get dressed with their unique style.

Photographer and blogger Zanita Whittington sports a spot of animal print as she strolls the streets of NYC with friend Rebecca Laurey.

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Nadia Fairfax does effortless casual style in a simple tee, jeans and a pair of killer heels.

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A white dress is always guaranteed to make a fresh statement and in this instance, the mandarin collar and corset belt give Yan Yan Chan’s look an added edge with its interesting finishes.

Actress Demi Harman combines to of the season’s biggest trends—the cold shoulder dress and slides.

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Jesinta Franklin manages to combine strong pieces such as a cape and bold prints and ground it with a pair of white sneakers.

Here with blogger Daniel Bernstein, model Bambi Northwood Blyth (left) manages to continue the monochrome theme in a Dion Lee dress that echoes 60s style to perfection.

Blogger Talisa Sutton works a classic plaid skirt with a sweater and kitten heel slingbacks making for a polished look with just a bit of edge.

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Chloe Hill showcases her signature blogger style of prints and sweet finishes with this ruffled midi dress and bow heels.

Who do you think killed it on fashion front at NYFW?
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What I Wore: The cold shoulder dress

12th September, 2017

If you’re looking for a new season wardrobe update that will take you through the next few months then make it of the cold shoulder dress variety. I was after a casual sundress that could be an easy go-to for off duty style and this Veronika Maine dress certainly fit the brief. The striped pattern elevates the dress into something that looks smart yet remains easy and effortless making it ideal for weekends. The appeal of this particular silhouette is that it accentuates one of the most flattering parts of the body—the shoulder—making it a great style for most women. A pair of round 60s style sunglasses makes for a dramatic finishing touch and adds a statement-making feature to the whole ensemble. I finished off the look with metallic star sandals for a fun pop of colour and my neutral Helen Kaminski clutch makes the ideal understated accompaniment for a printed dress with effortless appeal.

Photography: Danielle Castano

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This post was created in collaboration with Veronika Maine

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How to wear the same dress two ways

7th September, 2017

My wardrobe has a colour palette that features neutral shades quite prominently. It’s important to me that everything I own is versatile and can easily be restyled in different ways to suit myriad occasions. That said, I do have a soft spot for the occasional colourful buy that’s bold and makes a statement. I was after a punchy, vibrant dress in the lead up to spring and this Bambah maxi from Farfetch definitely fit the bill. A lace mustard yellow dress is definitely high on wow factor but as with every purchase I make, I wanted it to be versatile too. My style philosophy has always been that I have to be able to dress something up or down to ensure I can get maximum wear out of everything in my closet. This is why I’ve found a way to transform the look and feel of this dress to suit different occasions and here I show you how.

If you want to go…dressy

I love the ultra feminine details of this dress—the beautiful lace, the oversized bow and ruffles make it a stylish go-to number when I’m headed to a dressy affair. I wanted the dress to take centre stage so I paired it with my gold Gucci heels to keep the overall outfit in a similar colour palette and not have my shoes overwhelm the entire ensemble. With a dress such as this my beauty look had to be clean and understated so I opted for a relaxed ponytail and minimal accessories to keep the look simple and chic.

If you want to go…casual

Whilst this dress looks at home at a formal occasion it can easily be switched up to have a more casual vibe. The first thing I did was swap my heels for a pair of Aquazzura Starlight flat sandals. A change in footwear to flats gives this look a more relaxed feel. I then added accessories in natural textures such as my Nerida Winter straw boater and Helen Kaminski raffia clutch to help dial back the lace which tends to look very dressy. A pair of fun Fendi cat-eye sunglasses adds a playful finishing touch to the overall look and when paired with beachy waves it instantly transforms this dress to something that would be fitting for a more laid-back event. When you can get multiple wears out of a statement piece it’s a definite win-win.

Credits: Dress, Bambah; Sandals, Aquazzura; Sunglasses, Fendi; Heels, Gucci; Bag, Helen Kaminski; Hat, Nerida Winter

Photography: Danielle Castano





12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

4th September, 2017

Hello, spring! Whilst lighter, breezier dressing is definitely on its way we still have to navigate our way through the tricky trans-seasonal weather which means bouts of unpredictable weather, and at times, cooler temperatures. That said, it’s still a great time to explore your closet, assess what you have and get inspired for the new season (and new purchases!) ahead. I always love this time of year as it means I can start planning my looks for the upcoming warmer months—and that means lots of style inspo is very much a necessity. If you’re also facing the same situation, I’ve rounded up some majorly stylish ladies from the blogosphere to help you navigate your way to your spring/summer wardrobe.

 Embrace the denim skirt

The denim skirt will become your spring/summer style staple as it’s so versatile. When paired with a ruffled blouse it elevates this casual piece into a dressier ensemble without compromising on the relaxed, effortless vibe of denim.

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White and neutrals = polished

If you want a shortcut to a look that screams ‘pulled together’ enter a white shirt worked back with neutrals. Add a pair of tan slides and matching bag and it’s an easy go-to combination when you need an outfit with polish.

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Add a lightweight blazer to your wardrobe

A lightweight blazer will become your fail-safe style saviour when the weather wants to change it up from cool to warm in the next few weeks. For a look that’s on-trend opt for a checked print jacket that will take ordinary denim and dial it up a notch from weekend staple to polished perfection.

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Pair a wrap top with a structured bag

Take note: a crisp white wrap top and a structured shoulder bag should be making their way onto your wishlist. Throw in a great pair of jeans into the mix and you’ve got a look that ticks major sartorial boxes.

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Add pops of colour

Incorporating a few pops of colour are a reliable styling trick to instantly inject a bit of energy into a simple outfit. Pink is still very much having a moment so it’s definitely worth embracing it.

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Try a lightweight dress for stylish weekend casual

For weekends you can’t beat a lightweight dress. To make it interesting think prints, finishing touches such as tassels and pairing it with simple accoutrements such as wrap sandals and a neutral shoulder bag.

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Mix bold patterns and hues

Go big and bold if you’re in the mood to make a statement. Choosing a striped pattern in a rich look-at-me shade is a great way to turn heads without completely going over the top. Hint: this print looks great in a matching set.

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Make wide leg tailored pants and a cami a go-to

Wide leg tailored pants and a cami are a pairing that perfectly melds chic tailoring with a hint of sexiness. If you opt for soft, pastel shades it adds a feminine touch without getting too saccharine. Add a polished topknot and you’ve got yourself a winning look.

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Opt for unexpected colour combinations

If you want to inject a little drama into your look consider a pair of cropped slacks in a vibrant shade. Note: dare to pair colours in unexpected colour combinations such as pink and red.

Embrace safari shades

Safari inspired shades such as khaki and olive work well together for a look that’s understated, yet adventurous. Accessories in a beautiful tan shade work particularly well with this colour combination.

Try a matching set for daytime casual

There’s just something so effortlessly stylish about a matching set. A vest with a pair of shorts is one way to do daytime casual in a truly chic way.

Invest in a black cami

A black cami is a versatile wardrobe staple as it’s so easy to pair with everything from pants to shorts and skirts. Embrace a printed skirt for an easy-peasy way to look on trend with minimal fuss.


12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

2nd August, 2017

When my wardrobe is leaving me less than inspired a quick scroll through Instagram can often spur an outfit idea or two. If you’re in the same boat and could use an injection of a little outfit inspiration then here are 12 ready-to-go ensembles to help you pull together one killer look after another.

Need to inject a bit of personality to an outfit? Enter the statement belt. It’s an easy addition to make to a look that can work with everything from skirts to jeans.

The denim skirt is a great off duty wardrobe staple but it can definitely stretch its use even further. Add a blazer and a pair of ankle boots and you’ve got yourself a look that’s dressy yet relaxed.

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For those days when you want something easy and effortless consider an all-in-one such as a jumpsuit or boiler suit. Just add a pair of killer heels and you’re done.

A pair of vibrant sunglasses is one of my favourite ways to change up a look. Frames in a bold, block colour can make an impact especially in a rich tone such as forest green.

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A neutral trench is a classic style staple. To give it a fresh spin, pair it with a dress or shirt in a kaleidoscope of colours to help both pieces pop.

Give your jeans a break this weekend and opt for a pair of printed cropped pants. When teamed with casual staples such as a tee and sneakers it looks polished and modern.

Allow white denim to shine by pairing it with a black top and accessories for a monochromatic look that is stylish and sexy.

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A tan double breasted blazer can veer into overly 70s territory but here’s how to do it right: pair with pants in similar tones and you’ve got a look that’s cohesive and ultra chic.

A simple chambray shirt can do so much. It’s easily paired with everything from jeans to leather pants but throw it on over a classic black dress for a look of relaxed elegance.

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If you live in jeans consider experimenting with a new style of denim this month such as a pair of cropped panelled jeans. Opt for a light denim which pops when worked back with a strong piece such as a black leather moto jacket. Heels help elevate this look and make for a dressier vibe but it can work just as well with a pair of white sneakers.

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Invest in a long length blazer for a wardrobe addition that’s truly versatile. This particular style works well with a mini dress for a polished look or a pair of jeans and a tee for an elevated take on smart casual.

Mix different styles to inject some new energy into your look. Slouchy denim and a white t-shirt is urban casual to a tee but looks instantly fresh with the addition of a printed long length kimono and vibrant slides.

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What I Wore: Button up

25th July, 2017

One of the best things about fashion is being able to experiment with different looks and and working with interesting pieces and putting my own spin on them. The moment I saw this bustier and pants set by Christopher Esber I envisioned it being able to echo the silhouette of a suit by layering the bustier over a mesh skivvy with statement cuffs. With a little experimentation with layering I was able to completely rework the vibe of the outfit and is testament to the fact that it pays to sometimes throw unexpected combinations together as it may lead to an unexpected new look. I love the oversized buttons on the bustier as it really gives the ensemble a point of difference and adds a touch of playfulness to the edgy tailoring of the outfit. Versatility is always important to me and I love the fact that each of these pieces can work separately as cohesively as it does as a set. From top to toe it can transition from now right through to summer, becoming the lynchpin for many a different look.

Credits: Top, Christopher Esber; Mesh skivvy, Christopher Esber; Pants, Christopher Esber (skirt version); Sunglasses, Local Supply

Photography: Sophia Athas


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