Temperatures how really dropped of late so it’s now time to officially pull out all my cosy winter gear. This great cardigan by Life with Bird is the ideal go-to piece to throw on over a tee, and the black and white grid pattern gives it a great point of difference. I searched high and low for a pair of jeans that would easily transition from day to night and this pair by Camilla and Marc is the perfect shade of blue to be a bit of a wardrobe chameleon; it can easily work for a variety of different looks. My Preen sunglasses have been on high rotation of late because they’re so versatile and I love that the cat-eye detail gives them a bit of a vintage feel. I’ve teamed this look with my Proenza Schouler clutch and Aquazurra heels to give it a dressier feel but if could easily be dressed down with a pair of sneakers and a tote for casual weekend wear.
I wanted to wear a striking colour today and this one-shoulder dress by TOME really fit the bill. I love the bold mustard hue which worked well offset by gold accessories including my new favourite — my Eddie Borgo choker. The slightly billowy cut of the dress has a relaxed sophistication about it and the hint of skin gave it a slightly Grecian feel.
Monochrome is always a winning combination. Prints can be tricky to work with at times but when in black and white it simplifies the look and provides an anchor point for the rest of your outfit. I kept this look quite subdued with black accessories but you could always choose to make a statement and add a pop of colour instead. I loved the bare back of this dress and when worn with a plain bralette it’s more edgy than risque.
Any shoe that falls into the statement heels category has my heart. Show-stopping heels are one of the quickest and easiest ways to take an outfit next-level. In fact, I often update my wardrobe each season by buying one to two pairs of statement heels. I find that it’s the kind of purchase I can always get plenty of wear out of in the years to come. All my favourite designers’ shoe game has been strong this season but these are some of my current faves. Hopefully you’ll find a new addition to your shopping list!
Ah leopard print. The unexpected neutral. I’ve got a few leopard print pieces in my wardrobe and I’ve found they’re quite easy to mix and match so this statement heel would definitely be in high rotation for me.
If you’re not a fan of a teetering on a stiletto heel then a block heel is ideal as it provides slightly more support (not to mention it’s easier to walk in!). The gold buckles and multistrap design makes this statement heel quite modern and fresh.
I love Alaïa heels for their great craftsmanship but also the fact they’re just so fashion-forward. The beautiful blush colour makes this an easy shoe to mix and match with lots of different looks but the cutouts and stitching are the kind of finishing touches that elevate it from your average, garden-variety heel.
They say that on average we only wear 20 per cent of our wardrobe regularly. I know that I often rediscover things in my wardrobe from years ago and enjoy having them in rotation again, but there are definitely some things which I will always wear without fail. These following items have definitely been worth the investment purely based on the cost per wear factor. They’re the building blocks of plenty of outfits and I’ve been able to wear them in myriad ways.
1. Balenciaga leather jacket
I have had my Balenciaga leather jacket for years. It was a bit of a splurge at the time I bought it but it has definitely lasted the test of time. It’s a really good quality and it’s really warm so it’s a winter staple. I take it everywhere I go (including to interview supermodels like Erin Wasson!). Also, Balenciaga sells this jacket all the time so it’s not a trend item that you can identify with a certain season.
2. Balmain blazer
I just get so much wear out of my blazer. I actually bought it on sale at Net-a-Porter. They’re so expensive so my tip is to be patient and keep an eye out for it to go on sale. I didn’t want to buy it full price so I was consistently on the look out for it to go on sale. It took me a few seasons but I eventually found one. I wear this blazer to death so it was definitely worth the investment.
3. Proenza Schouler clutch
My mum gave this clutch to me as a present and I am always using it. It’s really great because I can dress it up and down. It’s just a plain black clutch with detailing but it’s really versatile; I often wear it dressed down with jeans but it doesn’t look out of place worn at night for a more formal occasion. If you can find a go-to black clutch, you’re set for so many different occasions.
4. Balenciaga Le Dix Cartable bag
I have always said this bag is one of my wardrobe staples. I like that I can wear it as a handbag slung over my arm or wear it with the strap over over my shoulder to keep my hands free. If I’m ever buying a designer handbag I make sure that I can get plenty of use out of it and it’s not just a bag I save for certain occasions. Being a mum, having my hands free is really important to me when I’m out and about with Sophia so this bag is perfect.
5. Scanlan Theodore Raw backpack
I have not taken this backpack off since I got it. I only got it a couple of months ago and I haven’t stopped using it because a backpack is so easy when you have a baby. It’s also the perfect bag to take when I’m travelling. I brought it on my trip to Dubai this year and it was ideal as I was able to take all my essentials and still keep my hands free to deal with my other bags.
6. Alaia fringed suede sandals
I buy two pairs of statement heels a season and this was one of them. These sandals have seen me through Fashion Week and also many events I’ve attended throughout the year. They’re great as black goes with virtually everything in my wardrobe but they also add a unique touch to an outfit because of the fringed detail. I love anything that’s got some interesting detail that makes it stand out.
7. Alaia ankle boots
If I splurge on a pair of statement heels I make sure I can wear them to death. In winter I always buy a boot and as soon as I saw these I knew I’d get a lot of wear out of them. I always opt for black purely because I know I can make them work in so many different ways. Now that summer is almost here, I’m on the look out for a pair of strappy black statement heels and a nude shoe to get me through the warmer months.
What are the items in your wardrobe that you wear to death?
I am all about a wardrobe that can work virtually all year round so when I saw this dress from Bec & Bridge‘s latest collection (in-store now) I could see myself wearing it now and through to summer. I love the little details on this dress such as the cutout detail and draping and I am always on board with anything in monochrome! While the weather is cooler I’ll be wearing this dress with my leather jacket and come summertime, it will be ideal for long lunches in the sunshine.
I love clashing prints. If you’re going to do print on print it’s best to make them clash. I think it creates more of an impact than having head to toe matching prints. I really like the graphic print on this black and White Sportmax jumper and decided to team it with one of my old Balenciaga vintage skirts – it’s still in the same monochrome family but the prints are really contrasting.
It was a gorgeous day today so what better time to wear a bright sunny yellow! I wore my favourite leather jacket over my dress which gave it a slightly more casual feel. It was another jam packed day today but I have to say, after checking out the Toni Maticevski show, it was definitely my favourite show so far!