There are times when an outfit of mine comes together based on a particular print or colour. In this instance the graduating pink tones of my Rebecca de Ravenel drop earrings had me wanting to wear the hue from top to toe. I find that playing with colour is often a great way to create a look that’s vibrant and impactful. Taking inspiration from the ombre effect of my earrings I wanted to incorporate light to dark shades in my ensemble, starting with the pastel pink shade of this Steele dress which provided the perfect canvas to build the rest of my look. I opted for blush toned bag and shoes to add a slightly deeper colour whilst my candy pink embellished Gucci sunglasses added a a fun touch while still keeping within the palette I was going for. The overall gradient effect is a playful way to wear this ultra feminine tone and is a styling trick that can be done with so many other colours, so it’s able to be carried out across my entire wardrobe. But there’s just something about pink that I’m really loving at the moment…
A classic, white button down shirt is a workhorse in my wardrobe. I often turn to it as an easy, no-brainer option when I need to look polished. The trend of late has been for slightly more modern, fashion forward take on the traditional collared shirt. I was drawn to this Anna Quan piece with its oversized silhouette, statement cuffs and exaggerated sleeves precisely for that reason as I loved its contemporary feel and its elevated take on such a much beloved fashion staple. I find navy always works beautifully with white so I opted to pair the shirt with a knee length skirt in that hue. The cut-out detail gives the skirt a point of difference and adds an element of interest to the overall look. This neutral shoulder bag by Loewe is an all-rounder in my closet and can easily be utilised for a day or night look. In keeping my bag quite simple I thought the outfit needed a pop of colour so I paired it with my gold Gucci heels as a contrast to the traditional hues of the rest of the outfit. This look will become a go-to for me when it comes to work attire as I love laid-back tailoring that feels considered yet still remains effortless and not too done.
Credits: Shirt, Anna Quan; Skirt, Anna Quan; Bag, Loewe; Heels (similar here), Gucci
What better look for a Gucci party than wearing the label from head to toe? I was excited to pull this look together given each collection from the Italian brand has been so on point it’s hard not to fall in love with every piece. I wanted a look that was fun and made a bit of a statement so I couldn’t go past this printed dress. The crazy cat print was just too great not to take it for a night out on the town! As the dress was so striking I kept the rest of my ensemble quite pared back and opted for a pair of red heels to complement the pops of red on the dress. As the rest of the look was already quite vibrant I wanted to take it down a notch with a white structured bag with classic Gucci chain link detail that had a slightly more traditional feel. The rope style strap however, keeps it quite fresh and youthful.
I always look forward to seeing the latest trends every new season so I was excited to attend the recent Myer Spring ’17 show in Sydney. Given it took place at a beautiful property by the water I wanted to wear something light and airy but still appropriate for the cooler temperatures in Sydney so I finally settled on this long-sleeved shirt dress by Anna Quan. A crisp white dress is always guaranteed to make a statement but this frock is taken to the next-level by its balloon sleeves and exaggerated cuffs and the Victorian-style high neck collar which give it a dramatic flair. I love to add a pop of colour whenever I’m wearing white so I opted for my gold Gucci sandals which also added a luxe touch. I wanted to keep the rest of my ensemble quite pared back so I paired it with a mini Loewe bag in a neutral shade and a simple, classic black sunglasses.
Along with a classic coat which I wrote about here I think a trench coat is a fashion staple that can work in so many different ways. It constantly features on many a fashion magazine’s round-up of key wardrobe pieces to have due to its timeless look and enduring style appeal. And no wonder—it can be paired with virtually everything and instantly adds a chic touch to even the most casual of outfits. In this instance I’ve gone for a relaxed day look by teaming it my favourite leather pants, a simple white tee and my go-to Gucci slides. I’ve made it a little more on trend by wearing the sleeves rolled up and tying the belt in the back which also gives it a more nonchalant feel. I can see this trench coat being easily popped on over a dress for the evening or with jeans and a button-down shirt for an elevated take on a casual ensemble.
A white shirt is always a style staple in my wardrobe but lately I’ve been stepping away from the classic slimline button down by embracing the statement sleeve. I have found that adopting a different silhouette is a great way to instantly rejuvenate a traditional look and take it in a totally new direction. The flared sleeve on this Tome shirt give this ensemble a more relaxed feel and when paired with light denim and slides, it’s an off-duty look that is polished yet effortless. A simple look needs a punchy accessory and my favourite Gucci Dionysus handbag perfectly fits the bill.
The weather’s been so unseasonably mild in Sydney the last few days that I’ve been making the most of it by utilising some of my fave summery pieces. I figure I’ll be rugged up in layers soon enough! This Bec & Bridge dress is the perfect easy, effortless piece due to its streamlined silhouette and I’m a big fan of anything in a crisp white as it instantly looks polished and pulled together. I find neutrals and metallics work beautifully with white so I have paired this dress with my Gucci heels to give my outfit a touch of colour. I love accessories with a point of difference and was drawn to this half crescent raffia clutch by Helen Kaminski due to its interesting shape and texture. Striking the right balance of wearing bold accessories that help elevate the look without overwhelming the simplicity of the dress is key in this instance and is the perfect time to remember that less is definitely more.
Olive green is such a gorgeous colour that I think I definitely need to incorporate into my wardrobe a bit more, I don’t wear it nearly enough It’s certainly one of the things that drew me to this Rebecca Vallance dress.. I also love the military inspired style as it can still look quite dressy but with a change of footwear it can easily be taken down a notch and become a more casual look. In this instance I wanted the outfit to look quite polished so I teamed the dress with my black Alaia heels and my Gucci Dionysus bag (find similar here) to keep my accessories quite neutral but with the finishing touches such as the applique on my bag it keeps the look from looking too pedestrian. My Dita cat-eye sunglasses inject a little attitude to an otherwise quite streamlined look.
I love the relaxed look of a summer dress paired with denim. This striped Acler dress looks quite dressy on its own but when teamed with a frayed jacket it gives it a little bit more of a fun, quirky vibe. I can’t get enough of the the above Steele statement jacket with its hand embroidered finish – the floral detail and slogan gives it a point of difference and looks quite fresh when teamed with crisp white. I wanted to add some interesting accessories to elevate the look and couldn’t go past Gucci. The embellished Dionysus canvas bag and gold heels with a pearl detailing perfectly offset the pared back, simplicity of the rest of the outfit.
Over the weekend I headed out to Sydney’s Centennial Park to attend an event to kick off the Land Rover Polo in the City series. It was a gorgeous day so I wanted to wear something light and airy and the above lace Zimmermann dress seemed a perfect fit. With a midi hem it was just the right side of demure and as the dress was so intricate I wanted to keep accessories to a minimum so I teamed it with my gilded Gucci heels and a Helen Kaminiski straw boater. It was a lovely day out and I even managed to catch up with lots of friends too, which is always a nice bonus.