Have you ever wanted to wear something purely because it just looks like pure joy in an outfit? This Valentino look is just that. I’m always on board with a co-ord set but throw in the most intricate floral print and some thoroughly playful embellishment in the form of ostrich feathers and it’s just a picture perfect pairing. This ensemble also makes a slight nod in the direction of pyjama-as-outerwear dressing, with the cut and silhouette of the shirt and pants. But it maintains that level of polish that you’d expect from a heritage brand like Valentino. Also, the azure blue shade just makes the entire look pop.
When working with such a showstopper design I always opt to keep it simple to let the outfit steal the show. I think when prints and embellishments are in the picture accessories should be kept to a minimum so I went for a beautiful timepiece and jewellery. This watch by Jaeger LeCoultre is the kind of understated design that works with virtually any look while my Cartier bangle is something I’ve had for years and wear almost every single day. I did add a pair of statement earrings as it helped balance my overall look, and when they’re as much fun as this pair by Aje, it adds the perfect finishing flourish.
I was on hosting duties for Lexus earlier in the week at a styling session held in Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction. We were discussing spring/summer trends so I wanted to go with an outfit that echoed the theme, but still keeping it practical with the current season ie I wouldn’t freeze to death in winter temperatures!
I went for an entire Dion Lee look for the event because the current collection has the ultra modern and sleek vibe I was going for. I opted for a green knit tank, the most genius feature of which was that it comes with detachable sleeves as part of the design making wearable in two different ways. One of the things I love about anything by Dion is that he always does strikingly architectural pieces, there’s always a focal point or feature that makes it interesting. I loved the A-line skirt I wore for this reason, particularly due to the design features such as the asymmetrical slit and corseting detail. And the beautiful trench with twin straps and belted cuffs was the right mix of classic and cool.
I felt the look needed a statement piece to complete it, and eventually i went with bold earrings by Aje. The drop style had just the right amount of glam to finish it off while an understated watch was just the right pared back accoutrement to finish off the ensemble.
Credits: Top, coat and skirt, Dion Lee; Earrings, Aje; Watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre