‘Tis the season for spring dresses and embracing gorgeous prints. This Sheike maxi dress taps into the aesthetic of this time of year, evoking an effortless, romantic vibe with its garden print, v-neck and voluminous sleeves. Maxi dresses can be a little tricky for me given I’m quite petite but this dress is just the right silhouette — the cinched waist makes for a flattering shape that doesn’t end up swamping me while the neckline achieves an elongating effect. Also, I am always on board whenever puffy sleeves are involved!
This dress works beautifully with a great pair of slides or sandals and could work for so many different occasions. I could easily wear this out and about if I felt like dressing up a little more for the day, but it’s also perfect for an occasion or just a lovely picnic lunch. When it comes to accessorising printed dresses, I always tend to favour pieces that are a little more pared back to allow the dress to take centre stage. In this instance I went for a few of my usual staples, including my watch and bangle, while a simple pair of drop earrings and a necklace made for the ideal accoutrements to tie everything together.
Credits: Dress, Sheike; Watch, Jaeger LeCoultre; Bangle, Cartier, Necklace and earrings, Trova
This post was produced in collaboration with Sheike
I’ve been looking forward to autumn to start embracing richer hues, and heavier textures into my wardrobe again. This tweed co-ord set from Sheike was the perfect place to start. Going into transseasonal weather, it’s not yet chilly enough to completely layer up, but it’s also starting to become cooler, so fabrics such as wool and tweed are a welcome addition to my outfit repertoire. An all black look can sometimes look a little flat, so I love the splashes of colour in the top and skirt, while the texture adds a little more depth to this ensemble. The great thing about co-ord sets is that they can also be worn as separates, and this skirt could easily work with a tee or a shirt, while the crop would work beautifully with a high waisted pant or jeans.
I wanted to keep this look quite casual so I opted for a pair of sandals to help temper the dressiness of the set. It provides a modern contrast to the classic look of tweed and takes it in a more playful direction. While a white chain strap bag adds an elegant finish. To complete this look, I went for Rayban sunglasses—the streamlined silhouette is the kind of unfussy frame that works well with a look that’s very textured, and adds a cool element to such a polished outfit.
I am really loving capes at the moment (you’ll see them everywhere this winter). I recently hosted a Style Masterclass at Westfield Kotara and opted for this cape and skirt combination from sheike. If you want a slightly different take on the blazer, a cape is a great alternative.