Browsing Tag

street style

Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: Dusty Rose

17th July, 2018

When the perfect colour just jumps out at you and you know you have to wear it… that’s exactly what happened when I saw this top and skirt by Maggie Marilyn. With the off-the-shoulder style taking centre stage the last few seasons this ruched top with its asymmetric neckline and butterfly sleeve seemed so fresh and different. It had a quiet understated polish that I really loved whilst still maintaining just a small hint of sexiness with a flash of skin. The skirt with its wrap detail helped give the outfit some depth, and added an element of drama that provided the perfect counterpoint to the ultra feminine feel of the top.

I really didn’t want to overshadow the rose hue of this ensemble so I made a point of keeping all my accessories in a neutral colour palette. My round frame sunglasses added a playful touch to the classic feel of the top and skirt. Meanwhile I knew I wanted to add a dramatic flair with my choice of shoes so it seemed fitting to incorporate my tie-up Aquazzura heels. They added just the right amount of edge to this look, helping to toughen up a look that’s sweet and soft. After all, my motto when it comes to how I dress is all about balance. That and when you see something in the perfect colour make sure you don’t pass it up.

Credits: Top and Skirt (not in store yet), Maggie Marilyn; Sunglasses, Chloe; Shoes, Aquazzura

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

Fashion

What I Wore: Weekend Dressing

14th July, 2018

I savour weekends and love being able to stop and recharge my batteries. If I’m in off duty mode comfort is everything. On Saturday and Sunday my uniform usually comprises of jeans and sneakers however sometimes I just want to dial it up a notch and that’s when a beautiful dress is a great option. This shirt dress is one such example of an easy outfit that requires minimal styling. I don’t have to think about matching tops to bottoms and I can just focus on my accessories. The punchy print also makes it a fun option for a day of chilling out and spending time out in the sun.

When working with a statement print it’s always important for me to be able to strike the right balance. I want to incorporate strong accoutrements into my look without it being too overwhelming. In this instance my round frame sunglasses added a playful touch. I wanted something quite soft and textural to add to my ensemble and a round wicker bag with leather straps adds just the right on trend finishing touch.

Credits: Dress, Brooks Brothers; Sunglasses, Chloe; Bag, Country Road

Photography: Sophia Athas

 This post was produced in collaboration with Brooks Brothers

Fashion

What I Wore: On Track

10th July, 2018

The word tracksuit doesn’t immediately conjure up images of a chic ensemble suitable for your next event but it’s time to turn that notion on its head. Enter this gorgeous forest green set by Camilla & Marc. The pants and jacket both have a distinctly athletic vibe however both have a refined aesthetic that make them look appropriate for a slightly dressier occasion.

The key to dressing up something that’s quite sporty looking and making it work for a function is your accessories. In this instance, this tracksuit definitely called for a statement heel to elevate it. I have rediscovered these Aquazzura heels recently and couldn’t resist pairing them with this outfit. The snakeskin adds an edgy touch whilst the straps give them a strong focal point and provide the ideal contrast to the simplicity of the jacket and pants. A simple pair of classic sunglasses seemed the perfect choice so as not to overwhelm the look whilst I kept my jewellery to a minimum, sticking to a lone gold bangle to add an elegant finishing touch.

I love being able to push the boundaries as far as my outfits go and in this instance, taking something that seems at first to be quite casual and turning it into an unexpected go-to for dinner or a work party. I think fashion is always about experimentation, playing with trends and learning to put your own spin on outfits—even when it comes to the humble tracksuit!

Credits: Jacket, Camilla & Marc; Pants, Camilla & Marc; Sunglasses, Karen Walker; Heels, Aquazzura

Photography: Sophia Athas

 

Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: Matching Pair

3rd July, 2018

A touch of linen is always a welcome addition to my wardrobe as it’s so comfortable and understated yet with a luxe feel. This co-ordinating set by Hansen & Gretel has a suit-like feel with the wrap blazer and tailored pants but is a little more relaxed, making it work for everything from a day at the office to a work event.

I’m a huge fan of all things neutral and I like the fact that this set can easily be dressed up or down and is not too distinct in design that I can wear it to multiple occasions quite easily. A quick change of accessories and I could instantly transform it, making it one of those amazing multi-purpose go-tos that I love having in my closet.

I didn’t want to overpower the beautiful pared back sand hue of this suit but I also needed strong accessories to provide some contrast. My favourite navy Bulgari top handle bag added a dressy element to this look whilst the colour worked well with the neutral palette of my outfit. My round frame Chloe sunglasses provided a fun touch, maintaining a laidback yet polished vibe.

Credits: Blazer (not in store yet, similar here), Hansen & Gretel; Pants (not in store yet, similar here), Hansen & Gretel; Sunglasses, Chloe; Bag, Bulgari

Photography: Sophia Athas

Fashion

12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

2nd July, 2018

Who else is need of a little outfit inspiration? I think a brand new month always calls for a hefty injection of style to keep annoying wardrobe dilemmas at bay. I know I’ve had a few days lately where I’m feeling a little stuck for what to wear and a quick scroll through Instagram can often spark an idea or two. Whether it’s identifying the perfect accessory to pair with a new ensemble or the new hues to start adding to your closet, I’ve got just the inspo you need. So, if you’re in desperate need of a winter outfit to add to your weekly rotation then look no further than the following 12 ladies who will ensure that you walk out the door looking stylish and oh-so Insta-worthy.

Amp up your accessories

A classic suit is taken up a notch with strong accessories—brogues worked back with a ladylike top handle bag make for a pairing that pops.

A post shared by Viktoria Rader (@vikyandthekid) on

Printed pants

Jeans are always a go-to during winter but sometimes you may just be in the mood to mix things up and that’s when a fun printed pant works beautifully. Pair it with a simple tee or alternatively take it up a notch with vibrant colours and striking accoutrements.

Go bright

The addition of a bright red jacket can instantly turn any outfit into a showstopper. There will always be a place for neutral shades but sometimes you just want to go for something that makes a statement.

A post shared by TALISA SUTTON (@talisa_sutton) on

Revert to the classics

There’s no other classic pairing quite like a white shirt and blue jeans. If you’re ever stuck for an outfit turn to tried and tested combinations that you know will work.

A post shared by Caroline Daur (@carodaur) on

Add an oversized shirt

A man style shirt, that’s slightly looser in fit can be the most magically flattering thing you can wear. It’s sharp, chic and works to elongate your frame.

A post shared by Mari Jasmine (@mari_jasmn) on

Try relaxed neutrals

I’ve written about my love of suiting before and I’m only becoming more of a fan. If you want something that’s a bit more relaxed try a neutral blazer with wide leg pants and for a look that’s polished but without looking too ‘done’.

A post shared by XENIA ADONTS (@xeniaoverdose) on

Invest in a punchy knit

A great way to turn a winter outfit around is by adding a healthy dose of colour. An easy way to do this is with a vibrant knit that can work with everything from denim to classic black pants.

Roll your pants

It takes a few seconds but this nifty styling tweak can transform the look and feel of your favourite pants. Obviously it only works for a slimline pant but other than that you could employ this trick with everything from your fave skinny jeans to colourful cords (which are quickly becoming very much a thing).

Dress down elegant pieces

There are certain things in most of our wardrobes that I’m sure are just a little too dressy to wear during the day. Well, it’s time to rip up the rule book because behold: two tone denim paired with mules with an ornate buckle, a white tee and a classic top handle bag. It shouldn’t work but it really, really does.

A post shared by Diego (@collagevintage2) on

Break out your skirts

A flowy skirt would ordinarily be relegated to spring/summer wardrobe territory but why not extend its wear into winter? Topped with a colourful knit and boots and you’ve got yourself a boho-inspired look that won’t leave you freezing your butt off during the next few months.

Just add sneakers

Never underestimate the versatility of the good ol’ fashion sneaker. Try pairing it with a slightly more formal outfit and see it give your ensemble a totally different vibe. In fact, why not challenge yourself to try switching out your fave dressy flats or heels for a pair of sneakers and watch as it makes your look feel fresh and new.

A post shared by Sarah Angius (@sarahangius) on

Go for a satchel

Whilst a roomy tote is great and backpacks have become a stylish staple, don’t forget how awesome a crossbody bag can be. Not only does it leave your hands free but it adds just the right relaxed touch to almost any outfit. Practicality and style combined!

Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: Date with Kate with Poppy Delevingne

30th June, 2018

For my recent Date with Kate with Poppy Delevingne I honed in on a look that was light and airy and a fun colour palette of green and white. It was a refreshing change from a lot of the heavier looks I’ve been wearing during winter and what better excuse to embrace a little colour than lunch with one of my favourite models/actresses.

I am always easily won over by a long sleeved dress—there’s just something about the silhouette and the way it always looks chic and polished that I love. However I also couldn’t look past all the design finishes on this particular Maggie Marilyn dress (who by the way is quickly becoming one of my favourite designers). The cutout neckline, the sweet oversized bow and the ruching all work together to achieve a look that’s sweet without being too saccharine.

I wanted to have fun with my accessories so it seemed the perfect time for my embellished Gucci Dionysus bag to come out to play. My floral Gucci slides added a statement element to the rest of my look and pink sunglasses made for a vibrant finishing touch.

Credits: Dress (not in store yet), Maggie Marilyn; Shoes, Gucci; Bag (similar), Gucci; Sunglasses (similar), Gucci

Photography: Ash Larden

Fashion

What I Wore: Classic Tweed

26th June, 2018

When I think of classic looks anything tweed is instantly top of mind. There’s something about it that’s so luxe and sophisticated. I couldn’t resist this set by Camilla & Marc mainly because I love that it straddles old world glamour with a distinctly modern vibe with the standout pattern, textural element and the longline cut feeling so contemporary. The gorgeous buttons are the ideal finishing detail and really elevate the look. Meanwhile the flared cropped pants add a playful touch and give this set and it’s suit-like silhouette a relaxed feel.

I wanted to ground the look with my choice of footwear so boots seemed the ideal fit. When it comes to pairing boots with a busy trouser, I think fitted sock style boots are the best option. The slim look works well with the flare detail and the pointed toe give it a little edge.

When it came to accessories for this outfit, I wanted to stick to black to complement the dark tones in the jacket and pants. My cat eye sunglasses added a on trend element, whilst my Chanel bag is one of my favourite go-tos when I want to punctuate a look with something I know is understated and always stylish.

Credits: Jacket, Camilla & Marc; Trousers, Camilla & Marc; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman; Bag, Chanel; Boots, Balenciaga

Photography: Sophia Athas

Fashion

How to make neutral pieces more interesting

23rd June, 2018

Layering neutral hues for a fun winter look

Neutral pieces are the backbone of my wardrobe. I couldn’t get dressed without them. They’re the bridge that allows me to wear the bolder items in my closet without feeling too over the top. And while I appreciate their value, sometimes neutrals can admittedly feel a little flat. My style is quite pared back so I love a beautiful garment in neutral tones because of its versatility and understated appeal. However I admit it doesn’t always have that wow factor of something in a striking colour. I’ve found that the key to making neutrals pop is by employing the following style tactics…

Layer, layer, layer

If you want to add some depth to a neutral look try layering a few subdued tones. I’ve found that beige worked back with crisp white (such as the above look) has an element of warmth but also doesn’t feel so stark and flat. I love an all white ensemble but sometimes you need to add a few other tones in a similar palette to add another dimension to it and tie the look together.

Add a bold statement piece

If you want to stick to a neutral palette you can always amp it up with the right accessories. A vibrant bag, a statement shoe or colourful jewellery can often add a much needed lift to neutrals.

An all white look employing different textures

Embrace texture

You can always make neutrals interesting by playing with textures. I’ve found even if you’re wearing multiple shades of white or beige if you include textural elements it all of a sudden becomes infinitely more striking. Whether it be a pair of white jeans worked back with a cosy mohair sweater or a woollen coat with a pair of silky wide leg pants, if you incorporate a few different fabrications in the mix you can add another layer of interest to your entire ensemble.

What’s one neutral pieces you can’t live without?

Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: The Winter Slip

19th June, 2018

Slip dresses are so versatile in summer that I wanted to extend their wear into winter. But how to deal with the temperature factor? It’s easy to slip on a jacket over the top but that can admittedly be a little chilly on cooler winter days. So to up the warmth factor I decided to layer dresses! I took this Pereira Fitzgerald dress and popped it on over a red Bec & Bridge ribbed mini dress. The long sleeves and turtleneck of the mini dress helped keep me warm and as it’s longer than a top it provided little extra coverage. Win-win!

Being able to utilise dresses in winter is a great way to extend the wear of my wardrobe and allow pieces I’d usually wear in spring/summer to stay in rotation. I’m all about versatility when it comes to what’s in my closet so I’m always happy when I can wear something all year round.

I also love the contrasting colour scheme of red and black. It has a bold feel and looks really strong and modern so I wanted to maintain the same colour palette throughout. I decided to pair my outfit with studded Alaïa heels to give it a dressy feel and maintain a polished look. With heels, I could easily wear this outfit to a function or a work event but with flats, it can transition to a weekend appropriate ensemble. As a finishing touch I decided to throw on a pair of cat eye sunglasses for a classic feel.

Credits: Dress, Pereira Fitzgerald; Turtleneck dress, Bec & Bridge; Sunglasses, Poms; Heels, Alaïa; Bag, Chanel

Photography: Sophia Athas

Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: Checked Out

12th June, 2018

I can always count on Camilla and Marc for a really great dress. The colour and checked print is so appropriate for this time of year and has just the right look and feel for winter. I’m guaranteed to fall head over heels with anything with an off the shoulder feature as I think it’s so flattering. What I love about this frock is that it ticks so many boxes. The midi length is polished and classic, whilst the features such as the ruching down the front and the draping gives it a sophisticated feel that still maintains an effortless feel.

In keeping with the colour scheme I opted for my raspberry Marco de Vincenzo braided heels as it picked up the similar tone in the dress. As for my favourite finishing touch to an outfit, my sunglasses in this instance are fun and relaxed incorporating my go-to cat eye shape and modern clear frames.

I am planning to wear this to a lunch or event as it’s the perfect colour and style for such an occasoin. And best of all it’s able to maintain an element of polish whilst still being quite striking in its design.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Heels, Marco de Vincenzo; Sunglasses, LeSpecs

Photography: Sophia Athas