I support various charities, and this week I attended The Ladies Luncheon 2019 to raise fund for the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. The event helped raise an incredible $340,000 which will go towards helping the hospital care for premature babies.
But without a doubt the highlight of my week was spending quality time with the girls. It was excitement all round as we visited Santa at Sydney’s QVB. The girls were particularly excited to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Then we headed off to the spend the night at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo where needless to say, Sophia and Grace had an incredible time — so did Luke and I for that matter!
A little outfit inspo never goes astray especially as we emerge from spring and head into summer and party season. And this month, it’s all about casual looks that have loads of polish and look effortless. From tailored shirts to high waisted trousers and classic basics, it’s about unfussy outfits that still look next-level. Prepare to have your wardrobe sorted for the coming weeks.
A skort is a great hybrid of the key summer staples of a skirt and shorts. You can elevate this casual item by adding a tailored shirt and pairing it with a pair of dressy slides.
The formula for a great look involves keeping things simple but having a few interesting additions to keep your outfit from looking pedestrian. It’s time to give the humble white tee a workout and pair it with your fave summer skirt, a ladylike bag and the ever reliable white sneaker.
Commit this outfit combination to memory: singlet, printed skirt and slides. Work this look in a number of ways by switching up colours and prints but ultimately it’s an outfit that’s guaranteed to work any time.
Tailored pieces which look a little dressy can be extended in smart casual wear by pairing with a simple white tank and sleek accessories. This is one way to work neutrals in a striking way.
Invest in a bright and billowy maxi dress and live in it all summer. This dress style can work for the beach to brunch so you’re guaranteed to get plenty of use out of it.
The simple lines of this dress make it a style chameleon. Worn dressed up with heels or dressed down with sandals, it can easily transition according to the occasion.
Statement tops are the best way to dress up your fave jeans. Choose a fun print and instantly watch your go-to denim come to life.
Don’t be afraid to contrast pieces. This pleated skirt and cropped jacket and tank balances a masculine/feminine aesthetic to great effect and makes traditionally classic pieces look a little more edgy.
Find a pair of high waisted khakis this summer and you’ll live in them non-stop in the coming months. Pop on a blazer and pair it with sneakers and a tank for a look that can easily go from work to play quite seamlessly.
Adopt the bermuda short into your wardrobe this summer to instantly update your look. They’re also great option for those who want a little more coverage when it comes to shorts.
Yes you can wear sequins during the day! This sequinned jacket looks daytime appropriate when paired with shorts and boots but can easily give any evening ensemble some va va va voom.
It’s always a great week when I get to play with some fun looks. This week I was able to attend the most gorgeous event hosted by Dior at Swifts, a beautiful mansion located in Sydney’s Darling Point. We were transported to Marrakech, with the grounds making us feel as if we were in Morocco, a world away from Sydney. It was also the perfect opportunity to wear another Maticevski beauty, this time around a monochrome dress with an architectural feature that truly elevated it from just any event look.
A total departure from that particular look, I opted for a vibrant red Rachel Zoe suit to wear whilst on hosting duties for 7 Racing at the Caulfield Cup. I’m usual a neutrals girl but never pass up the opportunity to go bold and bright. And if there’s one thing I’m loving at the moment it’s striking suiting that’s designed to stand out in a crowd.
Are you fresh out of outfit ideas? Well, you’ve come to the right place. As we make our way through spring, it can be exciting to start pulling out warm weather clothes but also a little frustrating when temperatures can dip then rise from one day to the next. That’s why it pays to have a few new looks up your sleeve. From casual outfits to dressy ensembles, scroll down to find your new favourite look for the month.
A polished look that plays with volumes. A roomy blouse paired with tailored pants with a cinched waist is a flattering silhouette.
A classic trench is perfect for taking you through trans-seasonal weather but take note of the 90s inspired accessories. A small shoulder bag and open-toe sandals are both musts this season.
When it comes to dresses, the long sleeved variety is the ideal thing to take you through changing temperatures. Choose one in a striking print and you’ll have an outfit that pretty much carries itself.
Experiment with different lengths when it comes to denim shorts this season. A pair of mid length shorts makes for a refreshing change to the shorter styles we’ve been seeing season after season.
An all white ensemble is a fashion no-brainer—sleek, stylish and goes well against a golden (faux) tan so it’s made for this time of year. Work different necklines such as a one shoulder or off the shoulder style for a fresh look and team it back with pants.
Want a way to revamp a few of your existing blazers? Belt it! You’ll instantly change the silhouette and make it look on trend, whilst giving yourself an ultra flattering waistline.
Double denim for the win. Work similar washes against each other and it brings cohesion to the entire look. A cropped jacket works well against a high waisted pant.
These culottes are a great go-to look for the summer—polished, sleek and with a modern sensibility. This is also a great example of challenging how we wear leather— it can often go beyond just the old faithful option of a leather jacket.
If you’re worried wide leg pants will swamp your frame try them in a cropped length. They look beautiful paired with a blouse and heels, and don’t be afraid to add a bright pop of colour.
It’s all about playing with proportions this season. If you want to dip your toe into the trend, try a voluminous sleeve.
A crisp white shirt is a forever staple but this season why not accentuate it with a few punchy accessories? A bold headband or daring footwear works beautifully to offset its classic feel.
The cardigan but make it sexy. That’s right this staple has had a bit of a glow up simply by buttoning it up and exposing a little shoulder. Genius.
It was another big week for spring racing events this week. I was excited to host the Seed Heritage Spring Racing Luncheon previewing a number of the brand’s key race day looks. Not only were the looks classic, polished and on trend, they’re also quite budget-friendly so you won’t break the bank styling your next look for the races whether it be Melbourne Cup, Derby Day or other big spring racing event.
It’s been a fun-filled week this week. Given story time with my girls is without a doubt the highlight of my day, I was thrilled to announce that I’ve become an ambassador for Huawei’s Story Sign app which uses Huawei AI technology to help deaf children enjoy story time. For deaf children, learning sign language is crucial for cognitive, social and psychological development and to provide an avenue to help facilitate this is so important.
Another big event this week was that Elle Australia came to visit me at home and have done an article delving into my wardrobe. I chat to the magazine about everything from spring racing style to my love of shoes and I share a peek into my closet and a number of my favourite pieces.
I’m well and truly in the midst of spring racing now which means I’ve got a packed calendar of events over the next few weeks. This weekend I attended the Colgate Optic White Stakes Day at Sydney’s Royal Randwick whose ‘splash of red’ dress code allowed me to embrace a classic look with some vibrant touches including a red hat and a bold lip.
It’s also been the week for some fun fashion! I went from a baby blue floral pants and blouse set one minute to earthy tones whilst shooting for Lexus at the dreamy Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley the next.
This week, I’ve been so excited to kick off all my spring racing partnerships. It’s always a big time of year for me and I’m always so lucky to be able to work with some really great brands.
I’m thrilled to be partnering up with luxury jewellery house Chaumet for spring racing again this year. And this week I was so happy to be able to attend a beautiful dinner the brand hosted at Quay restaurant, to officially welcome the arrival of the Josephine High Jewellery collection. They’ve always got some really exquisite pieces so I am very much looking forward to showcasing the range across my race day outfits.
Colgate White Optic Stakes Day is also just around the corner and if you’re attending, be sure to check out below my video shot in collaboration with Elle Australia. I take you through my tips for the ‘splash of red’ theme which is a perfect reason to go bright and bold with your look.
We’ve officially welcomed spring and that means warmer days ahead! I love this time of year as it means it’s almost time to put into hibernation my winter woolies for another year and it’s time to embrace some easy breezy fashion. However it also means that we’re still poised to navigate the dreaded trans-seasonal weather up ahead so it’s time to bear in mind looks that will work for warm days and slightly cooler nights. With that in mind, here are a few stylish looks that are worth copying and pasting into your own wardrobe.
A crisp white shirt is a wardrobe must-have but it can sometimes seem a little too formal. So, why not dress it down a little by tying it up? Worn this way, it’s easily worn with everything from shorts to skirts.
Never underestimate the power of a striped shirt! You can utilise long sleeved shirts during trans-seasonal weather by pairing it with a skirt or lightweight pants for the ultimate in looks that will work through a range of temperatures.
Want an easy way to update any outfit? Invest in a straw/basket bag. It’s very of the moment and will work perfectly over the next few months of light dressing.
If you own a pair of strappy sandals this is one way to inject some new life into it. Try tying the straps around your pants for a fun way to give it some freshness.
Sequins during the day? Why not! This is a perfect example of how to work traditionally night time appropriate pieces and dress them down to wear during the day. Find your most fabulous dressy pieces, pair them with a tee and you’re set.
This is one way to wear a midriff top without flashing too much skin. Pair a cropped top with a pair of high waisted pants for a look that’s flattering and surprisingly elongating to the figure.
Embed this in your mental styling files as it’s another great trans-seasonal look. Pants and a long sleeved shirt worn back with slides is a polished autumn look that’s still weather appropriate.
A jumpsuit is such an easy outfit option, as much like a dress, you don’t have to worry about having to match tops and bottoms. Also the addition of a pair of high top trainers makes it an unexpected look that works dressy and casual.
Don’t pop your boots into storage just yet. A white top and denim cutoffs worn with boots is one way to dress up a casual look and give it a bit of an edge.
A knitted co-ord set is a great example of textural play at work. It looks dressy but is also lightweight enough to work through spring/summer. Plus you can easily wear both pieces as separates, increasing their versatility.
The bermuda short is back! If you’re after a bit more coverage this summer but also want to be bang on trend, incorporate one of these into your wardrobe.
A bit of double denim action is one way to wear this most versatile of fabrics. Plus the cropped denim jacket is a different way to wear one of my go-to pieces for this time of year.