I’m always drawn to monochrome and this Camilla and Marc dress is no exception. The strong shoulder in the dress gives it a girl boss vibe while the long sheer sleeves that finish with slightly flared cuffs and a statement split give it a feminine touch. The black and white check is quite subtle so you can play it up with a bold accessories or keep it more conservative with neutral tones. I wore this look for a day of meetings in the city so I opted to stay within the black natural tones with my Aquazzura pump heels and Prada bucket bag. I added a bit of a modern twist with my Poppy Lissiman sunglasses.
Photography by: Ashleigh Larden
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Dress: Miri Dress by Camilla and Marc
Sunglasses: Le Skinny by Poppy Lissiman
Bag: Logo Bucket Bag by Prada (in red)
Heels: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps by Aquazzura
When you have a standout blouse to work with it pays to keep the rest of your look quite pared back, such was the case with this ensemble. The Macgraw top, with its frilled bib and sleeves is the centre piece of this outfit so I opted for simple white Maticevski pants. The colour picked up the tones in the blouse without competing for attention.
As far as my accessories went it was an obvious choice to go with all neutrals. A simple pair of pointed beige Christian Louboutin shoes and a beige Fendi clutch were the ideal complementary pieces to this ensemble. Simple and elegant whilst still providing the perfect backdrop to allow the top to shine.
Credits: Top, Macgraw (not out yet); Pants (in black), Maticevski; Bag, Fendi; Sunglasses, Chloe; Shoes, Christian Louboutin
I flew down to Melbourne this week to attend the David Jones show at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). I attend this event almost every year and it’s always fun to spend some time in Melbourne checking out the upcoming trends.
I wanted to keep my look sleek and sophisticated for the show so I couldn’t go past a monochrome colour palette. Dion Lee never fails to deliver when it comes to event attire, especially when it comes to needing a particular piece that’s got a little edge and elevated finishing touches. As such I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous white tank dress with sheer panelling from the range. The weather can be a little unpredictable in Melbourne so I opted to pair the dress with my trusty black Balmain blazer and minimalist Stuart Weitzman heels.
It’s officially autumn and as we head into trans-seasonal weather that can make getting dressed just that little bit trickier. Dealing with unpredictable weather can often mean that you’ll be left going from summer weather outfits to cool weather knits and that can wreak havoc on anyone’s wardrobe! So to help get you ready for a new season and to make navigating in between season dressing just that little bit easier, I’ve rounded up some fashion inspo to help you pull together some great outfits with minimal drama.
Pop on a blazer
Let’s all revisit the wonderfulness that is the black blazer. Pop it on over everything from jeans to a dress and a skirt and watch it turn any outfit into a polished ensemble.
Remember the classic white shirt and jeans combo
This is a forever stylish pairing that will see you through many a trans-seasonal wardrobe dilemma.
Go matchy matchy
A gorgeous co-ord set is an easy wardrobe shortcut. You’ll always look put together without much effort.
Keep it classic
You don’t have to go over the top with an outfit. A beautiful dress and great earrings make an ideal combination that will work for myriad occasions.
Embrace warm tones
Whilst autumn/winter conjures up a colour palette comprising of largely navy, black and grey tones, this season think of shades like caramel, terracotta and amber. It’s a refreshing take on winter dressing that will look incredibly chic.
Get a standout coat
A beautiful statement coat that’s designed to take centre stage has a place in every wardrobe. Think prints and patterns for outerwear that will lift any outfit and make any dreary day brighter.
For a casual look that still maintains a polished vibe playsuits are the way to go. I love the crisp, clean white shade of this Macgraw number but it’s anything but plain with the gorgeous finishing touches. The ruffled bib feature, and the bishop sleeve along with the gold buttons give it some added personality. I’ve found this playsuit really easy to work back with multiple colours and pieces in my wardrobe as it provides a great blank canvas.
I went for a monochrome palette in this instance pairing the playsuit with my pointy Dior slingback flats (which as an aside, have been worth every penny with how much wear I’ve been able to get from them) and my black Dior chainstrap bag. As a finishing touch I added a pair of minimalist cat eye frames to add a slightly edgy element to this soft, feminine look.
Every so often I like working a colour I don’t often wear into an outfit just to freshen things up. Case in point: I loved the light mint shade of these cropped pants by Zimmermann as it’s perfect for this time of year and helped add a fresh touch to my look. I have been gravitating towards all feminine 70s style pieces from Zimmermann’s latest collection (including this top I wore a few weeks back) and love how versatile they are. I can see myself wearing this blouse with other pieces in my closet like a pair of tailored shorts or high waisted pants.
Working with a pastel colour, I decided to keep my accessories quite neutral and understated and I knew my beige Bottega Veneta heels and straw Helen Kaminski clutch would add an elegant touch. I find it’s a good idea to have a shoe with a little extra detail when you’re wearing cropped pants as you’re able to show them off a little. Given that the rest of my outfit is quite classic, I wanted to have a little fun with my sunglasses. And this pair of white glitter cat eye sunglasses by Emma Mulholland adds just the ideal playful element to my ensemble.
Credits: Blouse and Pants, Zimmermann; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Clutch, Helen Kaminski; Sunglasses, Emma Mulholland.
I think it’s important to push your fashion boundaries and explore different looks and as I tend to favour neutrals and subdued prints more often than not I was in the mood to do something a little different recently. Enter this red, leopard print co-ord set by Veronika Maine which most definitely fit the bill. The vibrant, fiery red worked back with such a striking print really made me stop and take notice. There’s an element of fun with it but I also like the fact that the shirt and skirt are such a classic silhouette that it provides some balance to the overall look.
Black and red are such a great combination that I knew that I wanted to keep the colour scheme throughout, including with my accessories. I opted for a pair of triangular cat-eye sunglasses which I think ties in well with the edgy vibe of the print and colour of my outfit. I wanted a slightly more modern looking bag and a really cute option came in the form of this diminutive Prada bucket bag. It also ticks another box for me, which is versatility, as I can carry the bag by its handle or alternatively use the bag strap to go hands free. Topping off my look were these sleek Aquazzura heels. I love the simple, streamlined silhouette but with a ladylike bow at the back to help soften the look. A definite welcome addition to my wardrobe.
The runway show was held at The Void in MONA and as it was quite a cavernous stone structure and we were previewing Autumn Winter 19 looks, the vibe of the night really lended itself to dark and moody colours.
Enter the perfect modern suit by Bianca Spender. I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with classic black but I liked the modern silhouette of the cropped coat worked back with tapered pants.
My accessories were simple and classic with a few subtle gold accents to add a luxe feel to my outfit. My go-to black bag at the moment is a Dior bag with a gold chain strap and name plating — it’s a great size for events and features a hand strap so it’s handy for carrying at functions. I think the suit worked beautifully with my Salvatore Ferragamo mules. The shape of the shoe with its gold wedge heel added a modern, almost futuristic touch to the rest of my look and is always a focal point whenever I wear them.
As a long time attendee of David Jones’ incredible events I was so excited to attend their new season launch on location in Tasmania. The event that took place over two days was hosted at the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) and included being able to get up close and personal with David Jones’ fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands.
I wore this outfit to lunch on the first day where we were invited to a dine at MONA’s The Source restaurant. The menu on the day was designed by MONA’s Chef Vince Trim which showcased a lot of David Jones’ Tasmanian suppliers local providores, winemakers and distillers. In one word: amazing. The food and location was just next-level.
I wanted to go for something quite feminine with my look so I decided on a floral top and skirt by Lover. I loved the understated Forget Me Not flower print but also the finishing touches such as the subtle split in the skirt and the ruffles and button detail.
Sticking with the colour scheme of the dress, I opted for a few gold accessories to pick up the yellow flowers in the print and my longtime favourite Gucci heels and cat eye sunglasses by Lucy Folk fit the bill. A summer outfit wouldn’t be complete without my current favourite Poolside bag—it’s just the right texture and vibe for such an event.
A great pair of tailored shorts is always a handy summer staple to have. I like having a dressier pair of shorts in my collection that’s a bit more elevated than a pair of denim cut-offs, and one that I can wear everywhere from the office to a function. This high waisted pair from Zimmermann are the ideal mixture of a classic shape but with playful finishes such as the bauble trim (it also comes with a corsage belt that I wasn’t wearing on this day). With the shape and colour of these shorts, it’s easy to mix and match them with various tops such as a cami or a tee, but I decided to go for a Zimmermann floral appliqued blouse. The beautiful peach colour provided the perfect accent piece to the crisp white colour of the shorts and it had some great finishes such as the blouson sleeves and exaggerated cuffs.
As there was already so much going on with the top and shorts, I decided to stick to a pair of white Gucci sandals so as not to overwhelm the outfit. A transparent Staud bag added an on trend touch, whilst my marble Lucy Folk sunglasses added a little bit of fun to my overall look.