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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

21st May, 2018

If you’ve been feeling a little lacklustre in the wardrobe inspiration department then fear not—here are 12 stylish looks to help you style up a storm. From standout coats to cosy up in this winter to striking colour palettes that are sure to make in impact, prepare to feel very inspired.

A casual weekend look that still maintains an element of polish. A pair of cropped wide leg pants teamed with sneakers and a tee make for a comfortable look for relaxing.

Who can resists this gorgeous shade of pink? Embrace an ultra feminine look and incorporate a spot of pink in your wardrobe.

Autumn/winter is all about layering and this is a chic way to embrace it. Layer tailored shirts with a knit for a preppy look that’s also (as a handy bonus) cosy too.

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I’m all about a great knit during the cooler months and this is one look to bookmark. A colourful statement coat teamed with a knit dress looks chic whilst still keeping you rugged up.

A relaxed take on suiting makes for a comfortable and stylish ensemble. An oversized blazer and wide leg pants looks chic without looking dressy like a traditional suit.

Embrace a little textured outerwear in your wardrobe this season! A jacket like this will keep you on trend whilst protecting you from the elements.

An all black outfit is a winter staple but it can sometimes feel a little flat. To liven it up, add a printed long length coat which is guaranteed to add a striking element to your look.

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Blazers are a favourite for those times when you’re looking for an easy shortcut to a polished look. Whilst hues like black and navy are timeless, why not be a little adventurous and opt for a bold colour instead?

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A little animal print worked back with a bright hue such as red makes for a fun, fashion forward look. Don’t be afraid to mix prints with colour for a look that’s truly striking.

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Love the high-low mix of this look. A casual outfit can instantly be elevated the right accessory—in this case, a Gucci chain strap bag.

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I love wearing tonal looks simply because as a package it really packs a punch. The different blue hues in this outfit complement each other for an outfit that truly stands out.

A printed blouse worked back with neutral wide leg pants is understated chic at its very best. This outfit can be used as an easy go-to for those days when you want a look that’s polished without being fussy.

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Steal all my looks from Australian Fashion Week 2018

18th May, 2018

It’s been a huge sartorial week and my wardrobe has had quite the workout. Fashion Week is always a lot of fun to attend but the outfit prep is always insane. It’s important to nail each look given you’re hanging out with some of the most fashionable women in the industry the entire time! That said, it’s also a lot of fun. I had a great time being able to play with a lot of new trends and looks, and feeling like I was showcasing a different part of my personality every single day. One minute I was embracing suiting, a standout trench the next and each time I felt I was able to try something I might not have during an ordinary event.

So if you liked any of my looks throughout the week, I’ve rounded up a few steal options so you can copy and paste them into your own closet.

Day 1: Preppy and polished

Day 2: Daytime Glam

Day 3: Edgy Preppy

Day 4: Bold Knit

Day 5: Seeing Red

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What’s on my shopping wish list this month

11th May, 2018

I spent the early part of this month prepping my wardrobe for Fashion Week which has been quite dangerous for my bank balance! I’ve come across so many incredible things in the process and there have been some musts that I’d love to add to my autumn/winter wardrobe. This month I’ve been gravitating towards modern takes on suiting, 70s style details, bright pops of colour and a gold bag that’s really to die for…

Rosetta Getty off the shoulder stretch top

The bell sleeves and off the shoulder style combination is always a winning pairing.

Gucci Linea X printed metallic leather shoulder bag

A touch of luxe by non other than Gucci. Love the throwback Sega font on this!

Christian Louboutin floral flatform sandals

This caught my eye as it was almost like a tropical holiday in shoe form! When the weather is a bit dismal outside this is a great way to add some pep to an outfit.

Paul Andrew Stella slingback leather pumps

Sleek, understated and the perfect versatile shoe.

Paul & Joe Sister tassel shoe

I love a lace up Oxford shoe but this pair is taken in a playful direction with the colourful tassels.

Oscar de la Renta Rivoli stone earrings

A bright ruby red statement earring makes for the perfect finishing accessory.

Ellery Jacuzzi check trousers

How fun are these pants? Bell bottoms in a checked print marry classic and 70s styling.

MSGM floral cotton print shirt dress

The blouson sleeve and gold collar give this shirt dress a sweetly feminine touch. What I really love? The adorable print.

Dion Lee Mirror lapel dress

I like that this references a traditional suit jacket but with the one shoulder detail gives it an unexpected finish.

What’s on your shopping wish list this month?

 

 

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What to wear on your next flight

27th April, 2018

Whether it’s for a holiday or for work I’ve found myself in transit enough times that I’ve managed to lock down the key pieces that I will always travel with, including what I will wear. My criteria is always comfort above all else (being stuck on a long haul flight constantly readjusting our outfit is no fun) while still maintaining an element of polish. If I’ve managed to tick both those boxes then I’m a happy traveller. If you’re about to head off on a trip check out my travel outfit checklist below to ensure that you’re nailing airport style.

My travel outfit checklist

Natural fabrics

You want to wear clothes in fabrics that will breathe. This is really helpful when you’re dealing with the unpredictable temperatures on a plane. Often you can find yourself dealing with arctic temperatures one minute and feeling really hot the next so natural fabrics such as cashmere and wool are great as they can keep you warm without risking overheating.

Cosy, cosy, cosy

I will always opt for soft cosy garments when I’m travelling as there’s nothing like snuggling into a warm cardi or oversized sweater when you’re settling in for an inflight movie (or in my case tending to two little girls). I also particularly love flying in dresses and popping on a cardi over the top as there’s a certain freedom of movement that comes with it. I don’t mind wearing jeans or relaxed fit lounge pants either but dresses have become a go-to.

Go crease-proof when you can

Linen is wonderful but it is a nightmare to fly in as you’ll inevitably always look like a crumpled mess. Go for cashmere or a great knit which will likely stand up to hours of flying. If you want to wear cotton that has a chance of getting wrinkled be sure to have something you can pop on over the top such cardigan when you disembark at your destination.

Opt for fuss-free and hands-free 

A backpack or a crossbody bag is one of the best things you can carry when travelling as they will keep your hands free. Also don’t bring a bag that has a million buckles or zippers to get into it. You don’t want to be having to constantly deal with them when you’re trying to access things such as your passport and boarding pass.

Pack a scarf

I always travel with a pashmina or a large scarf as it can double as a blanket if I get cold. It’s also great for popping on over an outfit to instantly dial up the chic factor.

Check out a few of my favourite new travel outfit picks below

 

 

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9 white sneakers that will elevate your wardrobe

20th April, 2018

If there’s one type of footwear that’s become quite the constant in my wardrobe it’s white sneakers. They’re so wearable, comfortable and have had such a style evolution that it’s now acceptable to pretty much wear them everywhere. I’ve spoken about different ways to wear white sneakers in the past so you’ll know that when it comes to versatility, they are unbeatable. From dresses to skirts and culottes, they work with virtually everything.

This season however your white sneaker options have evolved from minimalist to embellished and playful. Gucci have done it best, incorporating everything from pearls to embroidery while Valentino have dabbled in butterfly appliqués to have some fun with this closet staple. If you prefer your sneakers pared back then never fear—there are still plenty of options that involve a simple, subtle logo and not much else.

One thing is for sure though—your wardrobe most definitely needs a pair.

Valentino embellished butterfly sneakers

You can always rely on Valentino to make something special. The sweet butterfly appliqués really turn this into a covetable wardrobe addition.

Adidas Original Superstar metallic trimmed leather sneakers

Old school Adidas Superstars have been around for decades which proves their enduring popularity. The metallic trim on this pair give it a modern touch.

Valentino two-tone metallic sneakers

The sleek, clean style of these sneakers is elevated by the simple metallic stripe.

Gucci Ace watersnake trimmed leather sneakers

Gucci’s done this style shoe in several different colours and patterns but the embroidery on this style is particularly irresistible.

Moa Master of Arts embroidered sneakers

In the mood to bee (sorry, had to do it!) different? The fun motif shows that when it comes to sneakers, you totally can.

Moa Master of Arts bow embellished sneakers

I’m not sure about you, but I can’t go past a cute bow. A feminine touch to a sturdy street staple makes this an adorable footwear choice.

Lacoste straightset sneakers

A total classic, this understated style will ensure plenty of longevity and wearability.

Superga 2843 leather sneakers

Superga certainly know how to do a sneaker and this particular pair is given a modern touch with an accent of gold.

Gucci New Ace faux-pearl embellished sneakers

Hello, glamour! The pearl embellishment on these kicks dial up the wow factor and make them a standout piece.

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4 autumn racing trends that will have you looking stylish trackside

13th April, 2018

I’ve had a few autumn carnival events of late and it has reminded me how much I love dressing for them. The fashion surrounding autumn racing is about embracing rich tones, great textures, a touch of layering and of course, looking polished. While there are some general rules to remember such as wearing felt rather than straw headpieces (these are reserved for spring/summer) and keeping looks conservative that doesn’t mean that there’s no room to experiment. There are some great trends to try this autumn racing season that will ensure you look your best trackside.

Standout shades

Bubblegum pinks and powerful reds are worth considering as they definitely ensure that your look stands out in a crowd. It’s definitely the time to embrace rich hues.

Statement accessories

As always, you can never go wrong with statement accessories. Colourful prints and graphic patterns are both guaranteed to elevate any look. But don’t underestimate the appeal of a simple, elegant accessory such as a black bag with gilded accents. There’s always room for classic pieces.

When you’re styling a racing look don’t forget about your jewellery, especially when it comes to earrings. Whether it’s a stud, hoop or drop style, think of it as the icing on the cake that will ultimately finish your ensemble.

Luxe textures

Satin, tweed, lace… adding some depth to a look with textured elements can really give it a luxe feel. Also it adds a layer of interest and really makes an outfit stand out.

Elegant headbanfs

Headwear at the races is non-negotiable. If you’re not a fan of felt hats however there are plenty of other options available. Headbands are huge. It all comes down to the embellishments this season whether it’s glamorous pearls, a fun bow or feminine florals.

Shop my autumn racing picks below
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5 things I saw on Instagram this week that I now want to buy

7th April, 2018

A scroll through Instagram often results in a few (okay a lot) of things being added to my mental shopping list. I often find myself seeing a particular bag or loving a particular look that has me all of a sudden hit with the urge to go out and shop. This week I found myself spotting some killer accessories that my wardrobe really needs, a to-die-for dress by one of my favourite Aussie designers and also a top that I can definitely see myself wearing this winter…

This bag is just perfection. The ideal tan shade would go with numerous things in my wardrobe and the metal bangle handle makes it so on trend.

Essentials🇸🇪💛

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The one thing I really love about winter is that it’s the perfect excuse to cosy up in a great coat. I’m now on the hunt for a coat in a neutral shade that will be guaranteed to make any outfit look dressy.

Am I the only one who can’t ever look at anything by Zimmermann and not want to buy it? This has all the elements I love—a beautiful print, a great off the shoulder silhouette and eye-catching statement sleeves.

🌸 From India with Love 🌸

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I love pieces by Rebecca de Ravenel so these pearl flower earrings immediately caught my eye. They’re so elegant and such a showstopper. Don’t get me started on the dress!

I love the corset style look of this top and the oversized cuffs with buttons are the perfect finishing touch. I can see us being very happy together…

What things has Instagram made you want to buy this week?
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New season flats that are stylish and comfortable

6th April, 2018

If there’s one thing that’s paramount to me when it comes to my style these days it’s comfortable footwear. I tend to favour flats most days unless I’ve got an event that requires something a little dressier. That said, flats have certainly come a long way–they’re now equally as stylish if not more so than their slightly more vertiginous counterparts and the best bit is you can walk in them all day without any issues. Whether it’s a ballet flat or a great  loafer you’re after, these are some of the best styles out there at the moment that will have you walking around in style.

Shop my edit of new season flats below
Miu Miu patent leather point toe flats

The sweet gingham strap and the blush pink tone make this the ideal option for those days when you want an ultra feminine look.

Malone Souliers pearl embellished mules

The hue, the pearls… it all makes for a truly luxe look.

Tony Bianco Molly block heel loafers

Sometimes simplicity is best and this classic style would work well for work and play.

Siren Avalon slides

I love embracing a touch of animal print from time to time and this shoe adds a great bold touch to a look.

Jimmu Choo Leema ballerinas

The elegant style of this shoe is taken in a slightly edgier direction by the studded detail. A great option for those times when you want an elevated flat that looks dressy.

Chloé Lauren scalloped leather ballet flats

If you don’t own a pair of neutral flats it’s definitely work considering this beauty by Chloé. The scalloped edges make for a pretty finish whilst the simple style makes it quite versatile.

Jil Sander high shine leather ballet flats

The patent finish and gold ankle strap give this directional shoe a few classic finishes.

 

Gucci Jordaan leather loafers

I spoke earlier this week about the everlasting appeal of these shoes. However if you want to dial it up, why not consider a fire engine red pair? A guaranteed showstopper!

Nude Footwear Valerie lace up metallic flats

A pair of lace up flats is a great alternative to a loafer or ballet silhouette and the metallic finish give this shoe some punch.

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Designer items that will never go out of style

2nd April, 2018

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Investment purchases often have a few more zeros in the price tag than your average chain store buy but when you factor in the longevity and its cost per wear you’re definitely getting a bargain. I’ve spoken in the past about my approach to buying designer goods that you won’t regret, but there are definitely certain pieces that will forever remain stylish. Add these to your wardrobe and I promise you’ll have a long and happy relationship.

Burberry trench

If you’re going to splurge on a trench coat make it one by Burberry. The coat was designed by Thomas Burberry for military personnel in World War One to keep officers protected against wind and rain and the design has been around ever since. The hardware and fabrication are of course top notch but one glimpse of the iconic checked lining sets this trench above the rest. I promise a trench coat is one purchase that you will get plenty of use out of all year round. Plus if you’re after a unique touch, Burberry now offer a personalisation service that allows you to monogram the inside of your coat.

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Chanel 2.55 bag

Everyone knows the quilted 2.55 bag by Chanel and whilst its ubiquitous it’s also one of the few designer bags that will not only appreciate in value (research has shown that the bag has increased in value by 70 per cent over the last six years) it’s also the kind of bag that will not date, will go with virtually everything you own and will always be a classic staple that you’ll be proud to carry. It’s a hefty investment I know, but if you’re going to splurge on a designer bag this one is definitely worth considering.

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Cartier LOVE Bracelet

The ultimate in wrist candy the beautiful Cartier LOVE bracelet first came to prominence in the 1970s and has only grown more popular since its inception. Available in a variety of metals including yellow gold or rose gold plus if you’re really looking to splurge there’s also a version studded with diamonds this is one piece of jewellery that you’ll remain in love with.

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Balenciaga moto jacket

I have had my Balenciaga leather jacket for years and its still the kind of piece that has remained in constant rotation in my wardrobe over the years. The perfect moto style jacket is ideal for wearing with everything from dresses to denim. I particularly loved Balenciaga’s design but designers like Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and Acne have all released their own versions of this jacket style. A major splurge it may be but one feel of the buttery leather, the sturdy metal hardware and the perfect fit will inspire instant love.

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Chanel ballet flat

Ballet flats will always be a wardrobe staple but add a pair of interlocking Cs and you venture into try style classic territory. Whilst they’re not the type of shoe that you’d wear daily to run errands (they’re definitely a bit more special than your average ballet flat) they are an easy and stylish footwear option for those days when you just want to take a casual look up a notch. A close runner up in the shoe departmet would be the classic Gucci horsebit loafer. Over 60 years on and it’s still going strong.

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Gucci loafers

First released in 1953, the Gucci loafer has been around for 65 years and whilst it has never ever really gone away it has experienced a huge resurgence in popularity. Whilst the range now encompasses everything from floral print to an array of colours, fur trim and a version with a collapsible heel, this style is a forever shoe. Translation: if you invest in this you’ll be wearing it for the next few decades without it ever dipping in style cred.

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Tell me—which designer items do you think will always be in style?
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My shopping wish list: autumn essentials

30th March, 2018

Planning a few wardrobe purchases that will see me through this trans-seasonal weather is tricky at times. I’m constantly asking myself is it a good cost-per-wear purchase? Is it appropriate for the is-it-or-isn’t-it-cold temperatures? However it’s also been fun to start planning for the cooler months to come. I love the general polished vibe of autumn/winter fashion, and I can’t pass up a great statement coat. For the meantime however I’m all about finding great long-sleeved tops, dresses that are ideal for layering and stylish tailored pants that I can get easily dress up or down according to the day ahead.

Sam Edelman Loraine loafers

A great pair of loafers is a must (I seriously wear them most days). A fun printed pair is great for livening up an outfit.

Altuzarra Audrey button-detailed ottoman midi dress

This feminine take on traditional suiting is such a great option for autumn as it can easily be paired with a great jacket or worn on its own. I love the pinstripe—a great option for a work event.

Magda Butrym Noto open-back polka dot blouse

Who else loves a high Victorian collar on a shirt? That’s a definite highlight for me when it comes to this top but I can’t get past the open back with statement bow—just beautiful.

Mansur Gavriel Volume cotton-canvas mini clutch

The adorable gingham print really makes this clutch. The additional chain also means I can easily go hands-free when I need to which is a major tick in the right box.

Off-White cropped floral print blouse

The punchy colours of this blouse would make a great bold touch to any look.

Castaner Carina canvas wedge espadrilles

The resort wear vibe of these shoes would give me a holiday feeling every time I wore them.

Zimmermann radiate slouch trousers

I love a wide leg pant. There’s just something about them that always screams polished. The relaxed linen and beautiful belt is understated elegance at its best.

Gucci crystal embellished GG clip on earrings

I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a pair of statement earrings. I think this would make a great finishing touch to any look.

Rianna + Nina vintage patchwork scarf print silk dress

The beautiful colour palette and clashing patterns gives this dress an impactful touch.

Saint Laurent new wave cat eye sunglasses

The vintage, old school Hollywood feel of these glasses make for the kind of accessory that can really make an ensemble and give it a bit of attitude.

Mossman The strike back midi dress

I could see this dress working for many a function. But with a quick change of footwear, it can easily be dressed down for my off duty wardrobe.

Alice McCall Got me So Good top

Interesting necklines are huge at the moment and I particularly love the off-the-shoulder/halter hybrid of this piece.

Tell me—what’s on your shopping list at the moment?