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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

5th August, 2019

If there’s one thing that you can never have too much of it’s outfit inspiration. I know that when faced with a morning wardrobe meltdown on occasion, there’s no better lifeline than having a quick scroll through some great looks to get the styling juices flowing. And no matter your style, if there’s one thing that Instagram is not lacking for, it’s a plethora of stylish women who seriously know how to put an outfit together. So prepare to bookmark these looks—they’ll save you the next time you think you have to nothing to wear.

A little neutral on neutral is always a classic, failsafe outfit option. Love the play on volume with this look, incorporating a voluminous blouse and sleek pencil skirt.

Sometimes all an outfit needs to energise it is a few fun accessories. Denim can instantly be lifted with bold pops of colour and some great prints.

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Don’t be afraid to turn suiting on its head — cropped pants, a patterned blazer and on trend accessories instantly make it up-to-the-minute.

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Working with a single colour in your outfit can make for a standout look. In this instance working one block hue with a pattern distills the shade into something that’s striking without being overwhelming.

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Blazers are a wardrobe must but why not mix it up by opting for one in a vibrant colour and adding it to your style repertoire? It’s an easy way to update most looks and always looks polished.

Beige and white paired together is a match made in heaven. It’s sharp, chic and always has a classic feel. It’s a great colour palette to turn to when you want a failsafe look.

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Tailored pants worked back with heeled thongs (the unexpected comeback kid of the season!) is a sleek, on trend look with an effortless vibe. You want to bookmark this combination for future reference.

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We’ve still got another month of winter yet so make the most of it by dressing up your outfits with a bold, patterned coat. It’s an easy shortcut to refreshing old favourites.

A little satin and a co-ord set is an easy shortcut for when you want a look that’s effortlessly stylish. Also take note: wearing the same hue from top to bottom is a great way to elongate the body.

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We’ll be making our way into trans-seasonal dressing again and one way to get through it is to do a long sleeved dress with boots. It’s a look that can easily take you from warm to cool and back again with ease.

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If you haven’t yet got an animal print piece in your wardrobe make a point of doing so because it can surprisingly work as a neutral. It’s versatile in that it can be dressed up or down and adds a punchy touch to a look.

The midi skirt is one piece that can easily be switched up depending on what you pair it with. Keep it casual with a sweater and sneakers, but dress it up with a cami and slides. Either way, it’s a definite style chameleon.

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Wardrobe Envy: Blair Eadie

22nd July, 2019

There are some whose wardrobes are such a visual smorgasbord of amazing looks that you can’t help but want everything they wear. And one of them would have to be blogger Blair Eadie, the woman behind fashion blog Atlantic-Pacific. If you’re a fan of monochrome everything then look away now because if there’s one thing that this fashionista is not, it’s being averse to colour. In fact, her entire aesthetic is a riot of colour in a polished, edited way.

From colour blocking to rich vibrant tones and incorporating a veritable rainbow in everything she wears, this is colour done right. Working with such a bold palette may seem intimidating at first, but not if you learn how to embrace it in a way that’s elegant and modern—and that’s exactly what Blair Eadie does.

One of the best ways to do a rainbow palette is to colour block. Working bold tones together to create an effect that purposely clashes hues is effective and makes for a powerful sartorial statement. Another way is to pick a colour to highlight in your look and incorporate it within your outfit and further complement it with your accessories. And to ensure cohesion, if you’re wearing a particularly colourful piece, pick a hue from that item and carry it throughout for a continuing colour scheme.

Also your first instinct might be to dial it down with your accessories when working with such vibrant colours but do as Blair Eadie does and go even bolder with your accoutrements. The effect is stunning. Think chandelier earrings, bright headbands and sunglasses that pop. The entire effect is a look that screams playful and fun, yet is polished and elegant through and through. And what’s not to love about that?

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

1st July, 2019

It’s that time of the month again for a little fashion inspo aplenty. If you’re feeling like your wardrobe could use a little pick me up then you’ve come to the right place because I’ve rounded up a few great options for elevating your outfit game this month. From accessories to prints and on point combinations, this is the place to scroll if you want to ensure you avoid any unwanted wardrobe crises.

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This is proof that you can work a print and still keep your outfit looking understated and sleek. Keep your accessories simple and minimalist to reign in any out-there patterns.

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Yes, you can wear a slip dress in winter. All it takes is a little layering with a long sleeved top and jacket and a pair of boots to make it ready to combat cooler temperatures.

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A great reminder how detail can make all the difference to a look. This laser cut look ensemble is a dream.

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Don’t forget that it’s all about volume at the moment, particularly in the sleeve department. Now is not the time to be a wallflower when it comes to proportions — bigger is better!

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If you’re sick of jeans for weekend wear this is one to bookmark for future reference. A great skirt, a tee and flats makes for a comfy but chic off duty look.

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Animal print is always a great shortcut for turning an outfit from simple to edgy. Snakeskin is particularly trending but you can always fall back on good ol’ fashioned leopard print if you feel like taking a walk on the wild side.

Anything in a camel shade works beautifully in winter. This blazer looks sophisticated and modern, but if it’s not your thing you could definitely achieve the same effect with a beautiful coat in the same shade.

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Accessories really can make an outfit. This bag has made a trench and turtleneck combo into one that’s got plenty of sartorial punch.

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My imaginary friend and I just chillin.

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A statement blazer is an easy shortcut to elevating an outfit, and works a treat with denim. Also don’t forget that a jumpsuit paired with a jacket is a great alternative to a top and pants combination during winter.

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Beautiful Ibiza! ☀️

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If you haven’t yet added a satin printed skirt into your fashion repertoire you’re seriously missing out. Pair it with a simple tee and it makes for a polished, feminine look that’s majorly on trend.

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Earrings are still very much one of the easiest ways you can take an existing look in a new direction. This particular outfit gets a lift with a pair of drop circle beauties.

I’ve always been a huge fan of a pleated skirt and paired with an oversized blazer, it’s polished and oh-so modern.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

3rd June, 2019

With winter officially here it’s time to into cosy dressing mode. I love winter because it’s a great opportunity to play with lots of layering along with mixing and matching textures. Also there’s plenty of accessories to play with. From a great pair of ankle boots to a beautiful scarf and a luxe shoulder bag, there are so many ways to add an interesting element to a look. And if winter’s not your thing and you’re stuck for ideas on what to wear, never fear because these outfits are sure to inspire.

Denim is a girl’s best friend but it can sometimes look a little too casual. Enter a statement jacket. Fringing, patterns, embellishment… as long as the jacket is a little bit extra it can turn a pair of jeans into something special.

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Extend the wear of your favourite denim skirt by pairing it with sheer stockings a la Brooke Testoni. Simply pair with a punchy shirt and heels and you’ve got yourself a chic winter look.

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Suede is one of those luxe textures that’s made for winter. A pair of suede boots is an easy way to incorporate it into a look but you could also opt for a beautiful coat or a skirt.

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Update your denim wardrobe this season with a pair of cropped wide leg jeans. It’s a fun alternative to a skinny leg style and it works beautifully with a great pair of flats.

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Knits are without a doubt a winter wardrobe staple so this season why not mix it up by working a few interesting styles into your repertoire? A crossover ballerina style jumper such as this is a versatile option for day or night.

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Have a little fun with your winter coat and look for one that incorporates texture. A fluffy coat such as this is an effective way to dial up the impact of any outfit.

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If you don’t have a classic trench in your wardrobe yet you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s a versatile style staple that will instantly add a sophisticated touch to any ensemble. 

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I’m all for a blazer, and this season I’m loving one in a fun vibrant shade. This bubblegum pink number is ideal for elevating an outfit.

Who says your skirts have to go into hibernation? Work it with a button down skirt and boots and you’ve got yourself a seriously sophisticated look for work or play.

Playing with earthy shades this season is must. A beautiful rust colour worked back with beige is one way to do this colour palette in an on trend way.

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What’s winter if you don’t have at least one all black ensemble? Whilst it’s a shortcut to looking chic, wearing it from head to toe can sometimes look a little flat. Add some great accessories such as crossbody bag or a headband to give it a little lift.

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A printed skirt is a great outfit option no matter that time of year. You can easily change the look and feel of this ensemble by switching out a shirt for a tee and vice versa. Add a jacket and you’re done.

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How bloggers approach style

1st June, 2019

 

Flipping through high fashion magazine shoots and scrolling through their websites and respective social media accounts, I am often in awe of what I see. It’s hard no to be. The styling is immaculate, the pieces used are all ultra fashion forward and everything is just so aspirational. It’s definitely one of the key ways I am inspired in what I wear.

When it comes to style bloggers however, I find the approach is a little different. The styling is definitely more accessible and translates common trends in a way that’s practical and easy to wear in everyday life. As a fashion blogger I love being able to showcase looks that are easy and wearable and the type of look most women would be able to use to inspire an outfit that they can wear to work or out with friends. For me the wearability factor is also important as I’m often shooting my looks using the back of my car as a portable change room and running between fittings and picking up the kids so there’s definitely a more relaxed approach to how I style everything.

I’m friends with a few style bloggers and everyone has an everyday approach to fashion. We use the same bags and shoes multiple times to showcase how important it is to ensure everything you own is versatile and can work back with most of your wardrobe. Also it’s about mixing older pieces with on trend items and giving a look a signature touch. I know I like being able to find a piece I already own and give it a new lease on life by pairing it with a few key accessories of the season such as a particular shoe style or a certain silhouette. Our approach is about styling and making a look our own and something we’re comfortable in as opposed to letting a look wear us. Plus we’re all about versatility. I know when I’m styling my ‘What I Wore’ shoots I like to find outfits that I can take from day to night just by switching my footwear or handbag and I like to ensure I mix designer and high street pieces. And if there’s one things most bloggers like to do it’s experiment. I know I’ll often try on some unexpected pairings to unearth a new outfit combination I hadn’t considered but that makes me feel great when I walk out the door. And ultimately that’s how I hope all my readers feel whenever they come to my blog.

 

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal: events edition

6th May, 2019

In the course of a year I’m sure a lot of us would have a few events to contend with. Whether it’s a work occasion or a wedding or a milestone birthday there are plenty of opportunities to get all dolled up. So where to go with your outfit? If you’re having to pull together a look for a big upcoming soiree then look no further than the following stylish ladies for a little outfit inspo.

You can’t go wrong with a touch of gold. A slinky dress metallic dress with minimal accessories is a sleek and sophisticated way to do event dressing.

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For a luxe look you can’t go past a beautiful silk or satin number. With its fluid texture and beautiful finish, it’s a way to make a glamorous statement.

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When it comes to events it pays to have a little fun with your look! A riot of colour is one way to make a statement. Bonus points for sequins!

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You don’t always have to have a knockout outfit to make a look event-appropriate. Expand your horizons to next-level accessories (hello sparkly boots!) to give your outfit a point of difference and to glam it up.

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Suits are now definitely an on trend look for any event. But if you’re not one for a classic shade, go bold and embrace a vibrant colour for suiting that’s designed to be the life of the party.

A little tailoring goes a long way when it comes to event dressing. A gorgeous blazer and an all-white look makes for a seriously strong ensemble.

It sometimes pays to add an unexpected touch to an event look a la Elle Ferguson’s dress worked back with boots. It shows that you’re prepared to push the boundaries and be a little more daring with your style.

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Dresses and events are a match made in heaven but look for strong silhouettes when it comes time to frock up. A sharp shoulder and angular lines make for a look-at-me outfit that’s also fashion forward.

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Events are made for showcasing statement detailing. A dramatic train such as the one on this look is one way to take occasion dressing up a notch.

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Now that we’re heading into winter, one way to take your little black dress in a new on trend direction is to work some sheer tights into the mix. It’s one way to add a glam element to any LBD.

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If you like the idea of a dress but want something a little different try a shirt and pants combo. A beautiful blouse worked back with a pair of slacks is event dressing at its classic and sophisticated best.

Prints are made for occasion dressing. Work a fun print into your outfit to ensure that your look stands out in a crowd.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal – the denim edition

24th April, 2019

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to be versatile in most people’s wardrobes it’s denim. It comes in so many different incarnations, from seemingly endless washes to cuts and styles. And the sheer volume of options means that there’s a type of denim to suit almost every occasion. So if you’re looking for new ways to freshen up the presence of denim in your wardrobe then look no further than the plethora of options that the stylish ladies of Instagram have to offer.

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Morning ❤️

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Classic white with neutrals

A pair of white jeans is always a great alternative to traditional blue. Worked back with neutral tones such as camel and beige, it’s chic personified.

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The simple things… #elleeffect

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Experiment with denim skirt styles

A denim skirt is always a trusty wardrobe staple. And these days you can work it back with a casual tee or a dressy blouse and it works equally as well.

Make it casual with sneakers

Your most favourite sneakers + denim + comfy separates makes for the ideal casual, off duty uniform you need.

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Mix casual and dressy

If you’re heading out, jeans and a tee worked back with heels and elevated accessories makes for an understated ensemble that definitely delivers on comfort.

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All the classics

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Tucked in

A pair of straight leg jeans has become quite the wardrobe staple. And no wonder—worn with a tucked in shirt, it’s a shortcut to looking polished and chic.

Denim on denim

The ol’ Canadian tuxedo look of denim and denim has certainly had a stylish evolution. Don’t be afraid to mix different washes, but you can’t go wrong with dark mixed with a ligther shade.

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White and blue

There’s no better combination than a white top teamed with a classic blue denim. For summer, a simple white singlet or swimsuit paired with cut-offs makes for the ideal, effortless ensemble.

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Go all white

An all white look is a great option for white denim. It’s fresh, modern and makes an impact.

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Dress it up

Your favourite jeans when paired with classic pieces such as pointed pumps and a coat is a great option for trans-seasonal dressing.

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Work it with a blazer

The simple outfit equation of jeans with a tee and blazer is a simple way to take your denim look up a notch. You can easily change up this look according to your choice of blazer and top.

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A spot of shopping for some essentials

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A denim jacket works with everything

Whether it’s an eye-catching print, a bold colour palette or a smattering of neutral hues, a denim jacket works well with them all. Consider this a staple that your wardrobe definitely can’t do without.

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Feminine and polished

A simple denim midi skirt can turn any outfit into one that’s pulled together and has ladylike flair. You can easily change up the look and feel of this ensemble by experimenting with different denim washes.

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What I Wore: Fancy Frills

12th March, 2019

 When you have a standout blouse to work with it pays to keep the rest of your look quite pared back, such was the case with this ensemble. The Macgraw top, with its frilled bib and sleeves is the centre piece of this outfit so I opted for simple white Maticevski pants. The colour picked up the tones in the blouse without competing for attention.

As far as my accessories went it was an obvious choice to go with all neutrals. A simple pair of pointed beige Christian Louboutin shoes and a beige Fendi clutch were the ideal complementary pieces to this ensemble. Simple and elegant whilst still providing the perfect backdrop to allow the top to shine.

Credits: Top, Macgraw (not out yet); Pants (in black), Maticevski; Bag, Fendi; Sunglasses, Chloe; Shoes, Christian Louboutin

Photography: Danielle Castano

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

4th March, 2019

It’s officially autumn and as we head into trans-seasonal weather that can make getting dressed just that little bit trickier. Dealing with unpredictable weather can often mean that you’ll be left going from summer weather outfits to cool weather knits and that can wreak havoc on anyone’s wardrobe! So to help get you ready for a new season and to make navigating in between season dressing just that little bit easier, I’ve rounded up some fashion inspo to help you pull together some great outfits with minimal drama.

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Pop on a blazer

Let’s all revisit the wonderfulness that is the black blazer. Pop it on over everything from jeans to a dress and a skirt and watch it turn any outfit into a polished ensemble.

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Remember the classic white shirt and jeans combo

This is a forever stylish pairing that will see you through many a trans-seasonal wardrobe dilemma.

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Go matchy matchy

A gorgeous co-ord set is an easy wardrobe shortcut. You’ll always look put together without much effort.

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Keep it classic

You don’t have to go over the top with an outfit. A beautiful dress and great earrings make an ideal combination that will work for myriad occasions.

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Embrace warm tones

Whilst autumn/winter conjures up a colour palette comprising of largely navy, black and grey tones, this season think of shades like caramel, terracotta and amber. It’s a refreshing take on winter dressing that will look incredibly chic.

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Get a standout coat

A beautiful statement coat that’s designed to take centre stage has a place in every wardrobe. Think prints and patterns for outerwear that will lift any outfit and make any dreary day brighter.

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Embrace wide leg pants

Wide leg pants will take you through almost every season in the chicest way possible. When navigating trans-seasonal weather pair them with a light top for warmer days then add a jacket if you suddenly get a drop in temperature.

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Have fun with metallics

Metallic shoes are a modern addition to any look. Pair them with a loud, vibrants prints or a more subdued outfit and they’ll work beautifully.

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Dress up denim

Who says denim can’t be dressy? Pair a sequinned top with your favourite jeans and you’ve got an after dark look that maintains an effortless, laidback vibe.

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Suit up

If you’ve yet to jump aboard the suit trend I highly recommend you do. It’s such an easy way to look polished and will be suitable for work or a big event so you’ll get plenty of wear out of it.

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Elevate casual pieces

A pair of casual jeans can look the epitome of chic when worn with the right pieces. A simple sweater, heels and a great coat and bag can easily turn it into a polished ensemble.

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Don’t forget your sneakers

White sneakers with a simple jeans and blazer combination is the ideal outfit for days when you’re running around but want to look put together nonetheless.

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

4th February, 2019

Who’s looking for some new wardrobe inspo? Now that we’re all fully back into the swing of things—holidays are over, school’s back, work is well underway, it can be the perfect time for a little style injection. So whether you’re looking something to take your office look up notch or a great ensemble to try on the weekend, I’ve rounded up a few outfits that are work bookmarking the next time you feel you’re in a fashion rut.

Mix classic and casual

A printed button down shirt and jeans makes for the ideal effortless and chic outfit that you can wear for myriad occasions.

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Go monochrome

A little black and white never goes astray. Try a monochrome palette the next time you’re feeling stuck for an outfit, I guarantee it’s always unfailingly stylish.

Say it loud and proud

A slogan tee always adds a fun element to any look. Whether it’s your favourite brand or a phrase or word you adore, letting your clothes do the talking is a playful take on casual dressing.

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Turn up the volume

Neutrals have their place but sometimes you just want to turn up the vibrancy. Prints worked back with a bold, solid colour make for an eye-catching look that’s not over the top.

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Keep it simple

Sometimes the best style formulas are still the most simple. A plain tee, with denim shorts and minimalist sandals looks relaxed and effortless.

Go back to basics

Never underestimate the simplest pieces in your closet. A white singlet and shorts is an often utilised combination but when dressed up with an accessory or two such as a belt and a necklace, it’s super stylish.

Clash your prints

You can always call on Olivia Palermo to demonstrate just how amazing clashing prints can be. When trying this look just be sure to have similar colours in each print to allow the look to flow.

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Where’s Waldo❓

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Stripe it up

Stock up on a few striped shirts in your wardrobe—they’re easily one of the best shortcuts to making anything from jeans to skirts adopt a little Parisian flair.

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Road tripping to visit the cousins

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Keep it tonal

Using the same colour in various shades can make for an impactful look.

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Add a headpiece

You don’t always have to save headpieces for the races! A great accessory like a statement headband or embellished clips, or even a scarf can turn an ordinary outfit into something more.

Layer up

Whether it’s stacking necklaces or bracelets or earrings, wearing a cluster of jewellery is one way to elevate a look with minimal fuss.

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Try a statement midi skirt

I’m a huge fan of a midi skirt because I think it looks classic and sophisticated. However to avoid it looking too sedate, try one in a great print. Animal print, stripes, polka dots… go forth and embrace a bold pattern.