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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

1st July, 2019

It’s that time of the month again for a little fashion inspo aplenty. If you’re feeling like your wardrobe could use a little pick me up then you’ve come to the right place because I’ve rounded up a few great options for elevating your outfit game this month. From accessories to prints and on point combinations, this is the place to scroll if you want to ensure you avoid any unwanted wardrobe crises.

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This is proof that you can work a print and still keep your outfit looking understated and sleek. Keep your accessories simple and minimalist to reign in any out-there patterns.

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Yes, you can wear a slip dress in winter. All it takes is a little layering with a long sleeved top and jacket and a pair of boots to make it ready to combat cooler temperatures.

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A great reminder how detail can make all the difference to a look. This laser cut look ensemble is a dream.

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Don’t forget that it’s all about volume at the moment, particularly in the sleeve department. Now is not the time to be a wallflower when it comes to proportions — bigger is better!

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If you’re sick of jeans for weekend wear this is one to bookmark for future reference. A great skirt, a tee and flats makes for a comfy but chic off duty look.

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Animal print is always a great shortcut for turning an outfit from simple to edgy. Snakeskin is particularly trending but you can always fall back on good ol’ fashioned leopard print if you feel like taking a walk on the wild side.

Anything in a camel shade works beautifully in winter. This blazer looks sophisticated and modern, but if it’s not your thing you could definitely achieve the same effect with a beautiful coat in the same shade.

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Ordering pizza, der. @davidjonesstore #MBFWA

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Accessories really can make an outfit. This bag has made a trench and turtleneck combo into one that’s got plenty of sartorial punch.

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My imaginary friend and I just chillin.

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A statement blazer is an easy shortcut to elevating an outfit, and works a treat with denim. Also don’t forget that a jumpsuit paired with a jacket is a great alternative to a top and pants combination during winter.

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Beautiful Ibiza! ☀️

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If you haven’t yet added a satin printed skirt into your fashion repertoire you’re seriously missing out. Pair it with a simple tee and it makes for a polished, feminine look that’s majorly on trend.

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Earrings are still very much one of the easiest ways you can take an existing look in a new direction. This particular outfit gets a lift with a pair of drop circle beauties.

I’ve always been a huge fan of a pleated skirt and paired with an oversized blazer, it’s polished and oh-so modern.

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Wardrobe Envy: Lauren Santo Domingo

24th June, 2019

As a former Vogue editor, now entrepreneur and co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of the insanely chic online retailer Moda Operandi, Lauren Santo Domingo pretty much oozes style out of every pore. Her perfectly coiffed looks are always classic, chic and sharp and never fail to tick all the fashion boxes.

With a wardrobe largely featuring high end designers, her style can at first glance appear a little intimidating. However when broken down you can easily take elements of her look and adapt it into your own.

Firstly look for classic textures and silhouettes, with Lauren favouring a beautiful Chanel tweed, modern suiting and on point outerwear as part of her core look. Secondly don’t forget about your accessories. Play with statement jewellery including earrings and necklaces, carry bags with interesting shapes or features and add a wow element to every ensemble whether it’s knockout heels or a bold lip. And when it comes to every piece you own, take a leaf from the statuesque Lauren’s look and always go for quality—because a collection of well made, sophisticated pieces is definitely the lynchpin of an envy inducing wardrobe.

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Camp.

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Blvd. de la Tour

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Taking care of business ⚡️ TCB

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What I Wore: Louis Vuitton

8th June, 2019

As a long time fan of Louis Vuitton I was thrilled to attend the launch of their new B Blossom collection at their concept store on Sydney’s George Street. It was so fun to check out all the pieces in the range and have the opportunity to try them on.

When it comes to big launches such as this I always like to support the brand by wearing something from their range, and for this event I was lucky enough to be dressed by Louis Vuitton. For a cocktail party, what better outfit option than a little black dress? I decided on a sleeveless Louis Vuitton LBD but as it was a bit chilly outside, I decided to pop on a turtleneck underneath. It helped keep me warm and has always been a favourite go-to hack of mine to extend the wear of dresses into winter. It had such a beautiful pattern on it which helped elevate it, whilst the silhouette was still classic and sophisticated and ideal for such an event.

I paired this look with simple black Aquazzura pumps and a bold cherry red Louis Vuitton bag which I wore as a clutch. And of course, I wanted to wear a few pieces from the B Blossom collection. I layered two necklaces to add an interesting element to my ensemble, and wore some simple and understated earrings and rings, also from the range, to complement the rest of my look.

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Dress: Sleeveless Dress with waist detail by Louis Vuitton

Heels: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps by Aquazzura

Bag: Petite Malle by Louis Vuitton

Necklace: B Blossom Medallion, Yellow Gold, White Gold, Onyx and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

Necklace: B Blossom Necklace, Yellow Gold, White Mother-of-Pearl and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

Earrings: B Blossom Earrings, Pink Gold, White Gold and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

Ring: B Blossom Ring, Yellow Gold, White Gold, Onyx and Diamonds

Ring: B Blossom Ring, Yellow Gold, White Gold and Diamonds by Louis Vuitton

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

3rd June, 2019

With winter officially here it’s time to into cosy dressing mode. I love winter because it’s a great opportunity to play with lots of layering along with mixing and matching textures. Also there’s plenty of accessories to play with. From a great pair of ankle boots to a beautiful scarf and a luxe shoulder bag, there are so many ways to add an interesting element to a look. And if winter’s not your thing and you’re stuck for ideas on what to wear, never fear because these outfits are sure to inspire.

Denim is a girl’s best friend but it can sometimes look a little too casual. Enter a statement jacket. Fringing, patterns, embellishment… as long as the jacket is a little bit extra it can turn a pair of jeans into something special.

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Extend the wear of your favourite denim skirt by pairing it with sheer stockings a la Brooke Testoni. Simply pair with a punchy shirt and heels and you’ve got yourself a chic winter look.

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Suede is one of those luxe textures that’s made for winter. A pair of suede boots is an easy way to incorporate it into a look but you could also opt for a beautiful coat or a skirt.

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Update your denim wardrobe this season with a pair of cropped wide leg jeans. It’s a fun alternative to a skinny leg style and it works beautifully with a great pair of flats.

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Knits are without a doubt a winter wardrobe staple so this season why not mix it up by working a few interesting styles into your repertoire? A crossover ballerina style jumper such as this is a versatile option for day or night.

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Have a little fun with your winter coat and look for one that incorporates texture. A fluffy coat such as this is an effective way to dial up the impact of any outfit.

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Welcome to my humble abode @burberry #thetbbag

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If you don’t have a classic trench in your wardrobe yet you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s a versatile style staple that will instantly add a sophisticated touch to any ensemble. 

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I’m all for a blazer, and this season I’m loving one in a fun vibrant shade. This bubblegum pink number is ideal for elevating an outfit.

Who says your skirts have to go into hibernation? Work it with a button down skirt and boots and you’ve got yourself a seriously sophisticated look for work or play.

Playing with earthy shades this season is must. A beautiful rust colour worked back with beige is one way to do this colour palette in an on trend way.

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What’s winter if you don’t have at least one all black ensemble? Whilst it’s a shortcut to looking chic, wearing it from head to toe can sometimes look a little flat. Add some great accessories such as crossbody bag or a headband to give it a little lift.

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Side eye

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A printed skirt is a great outfit option no matter that time of year. You can easily change the look and feel of this ensemble by switching out a shirt for a tee and vice versa. Add a jacket and you’re done.

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How bloggers approach style

1st June, 2019

 

Flipping through high fashion magazine shoots and scrolling through their websites and respective social media accounts, I am often in awe of what I see. It’s hard no to be. The styling is immaculate, the pieces used are all ultra fashion forward and everything is just so aspirational. It’s definitely one of the key ways I am inspired in what I wear.

When it comes to style bloggers however, I find the approach is a little different. The styling is definitely more accessible and translates common trends in a way that’s practical and easy to wear in everyday life. As a fashion blogger I love being able to showcase looks that are easy and wearable and the type of look most women would be able to use to inspire an outfit that they can wear to work or out with friends. For me the wearability factor is also important as I’m often shooting my looks using the back of my car as a portable change room and running between fittings and picking up the kids so there’s definitely a more relaxed approach to how I style everything.

I’m friends with a few style bloggers and everyone has an everyday approach to fashion. We use the same bags and shoes multiple times to showcase how important it is to ensure everything you own is versatile and can work back with most of your wardrobe. Also it’s about mixing older pieces with on trend items and giving a look a signature touch. I know I like being able to find a piece I already own and give it a new lease on life by pairing it with a few key accessories of the season such as a particular shoe style or a certain silhouette. Our approach is about styling and making a look our own and something we’re comfortable in as opposed to letting a look wear us. Plus we’re all about versatility. I know when I’m styling my ‘What I Wore’ shoots I like to find outfits that I can take from day to night just by switching my footwear or handbag and I like to ensure I mix designer and high street pieces. And if there’s one things most bloggers like to do it’s experiment. I know I’ll often try on some unexpected pairings to unearth a new outfit combination I hadn’t considered but that makes me feel great when I walk out the door. And ultimately that’s how I hope all my readers feel whenever they come to my blog.

 

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What I Wore: Rusted Tones

21st May, 2019

One thing I’ve always found really beautiful about this time of year is the changing colours of the leaves. All the gorgeous rusty shades work so well together that I was inspired to adopt the colour palette myself. I loved the colour blocking effect of this look and it’s something that I think works really effectively if you want to make a strong visual statement with your outfit.

I’ve spoken about my love of a great winter coat in the past and I think that one in a camel shade is a wardrobe must-have. As a neutral it works really well with almost every colour in my wardrobe and it’s eternally chic. And if you want to add a staple to your outfit repertoire this season definitely invest in turtlenecks in various shades. They’re a great all-rounder and they can pair as easily with a skirt as they can with denim.

I wore the below black top handle bag to Fashion Week last week and it hasn’t left my side. It’s a great size for carrying my essentials but also small enough to add a classic element to my look. Topped with a pair of statement sunglasses, I can see this outfit quickly becoming a fave.

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Top: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by Lee Mathews

Skirt: Stella Silk Satin Skirt by Lee Mathews

Coat: Dallas Tailored Coat by Lee Mathews

Bag: Reader Satchel Croc by Sans beast


Sunglasses: Cat-eye crystal-embellished tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses by Miu Miu

Shoes: Wilhemina Li Mule by Senso

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Wardrobe Envy: Olivia Palermo

20th May, 2019

There are some women whose outfits just spark wardrobe envy wherever they go and whatever they wear and Olivia Palermo would most certainly fit into that category.

Ever since her days appearing on the reality TV show The City to now fronting campaigns for the likes of Salvatore Ferragamo and Rochas and brand collaborations with Westward Leaning and the legendary late Karl Lagerfeld, everything that Oliva touches turns to fashion gold.

So what is it about her style that incites so much interest? Her knack for putting together unlikely combinations—clashing bold prints, layering textures, experimenting with silhouettes and adding unexpected accoutrements all make for a look that’s aspirational for women the world over. It’s the kind of unique aesthetic that makes her wardrobe one to watch. Plus her love of mixing designers labels with chain store pieces makes her outfits accessible—it’s the kind of thing that we all could do.

If you want a little OP style of your own, think outside the box. Experiment with colours. Add something extra. Work with volume. And above all love your accessories. Whether it’s sunglasses, statement belts or jewellery, there’s always a finishing touch to every outfit that makes Olivia Palermo’s ensembles something to remember.

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 3

14th May, 2019

For a big day of shows I wanted to embrace a strong look and what better option than a great suit. I was attending the Camilla and Marc show today so a khaki skirt suit from their latest collection was ideal for the day ahead. The classic Camilla and Marc blazer silhouette is always spot on and has such a flattering fit and paired with a midi skirt, it is feminine, sleek and edgy all rolled into one. Plus the colour is a little different from your average suit so it really elevated the entire look.

As the skirt is already a statement-making piece in itself I wanted everything else to be quite minimalist. So I opted for a nude sandal with clear straps — simple yet on trend and a great accent piece to the suit. And after a few hectic days I definitely couldn’t leave the house without sunglasses. These black futuristic frames by Prada worked well with my favourite Dior bag worn as a clutch.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Jacket: Sloane Blazer by Camilla and Marc

Skirt: Sloane Skirt by Camilla and Marc

Shoes: Kade sandal by Tony Bianco


Bag: Dior

Sunglasses: Prada

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 2

13th May, 2019

It’s the second day of Fashion Week and with my first show being Bec & Bridge I opted to wear a piece from their new collection. I’m always a fan of an LBD and loved the look of this midi dress, particularly the finishing details. The tie-up neck ribbon and the sheer panelling give it a hint of drama and elevate it from a being just a simple black dress.

In keeping with the whole glam look and feel of the dress, I felt it needed another equally as glam touch. Given it’s been a little chilly of late I decided on a long chocolate brown faux fur coat. It ticked both the style and utilitarian box and was definitely the perfect statement outerwear to cap off my outfit.

When it comes to a black dress I think you it’s great to have accessories that pop to provide a little contrast. I love this structured mini camera bag by Yuzefi; with the colour blocking and chain strap it gives the look an interesting focal point. I decided on wearing this particular pair of pointed Christian Louboutin pumps because I loved the ankle straps so much. I think the little details are often what makes a look and I liked that strappy shoes worked beautifully with the cropped midi hem of the dress. Gold statement earrings provided just the right hint of glam and made for a strong finishing touch to my ensemble.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Dress: Romantique midi dress by Bec and Bridge

Bag: Asher bag by Yuzefi

Coat: My own

Earrings: Vintage Hoops

Shoes: by Christian Louboutin

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 1

12th May, 2019

The first show of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is always exciting as there’s a huge buzz on the day as it officially kicks off proceedings. I’m a huge fan of Aje so attending their show today was exciting as I was looking forward to seeing their new collection and what pieces I’ll inevitably fall in love with!

It’s always good to support the designer whose show you are attending with your outfit so I opted for a beautiful pink and black Aje dress. The gorgeous print is a little moody in its vibe but the pops of pink perk it up and add a feminine touch.

I wanted to keep the rest of my accessories quite pared back so my black Bulgari bag and simple Isabel Marant ankle boots were the ideal complementary pieces. I found they didn’t detract from the overall feel of the dress. Having shorter hair has made me want to incorporate a few more statement earrings into my look and this pair by Reliquie helped to lift my outfit without detracting from the rest of my look.

If today was anything to go by, I can’t wait to see what else this week has in store. Stay tuned for more Fashion Week Australia coverage this week as I take you through the next few days, one outfit post at a time.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Bag, Bulgari; Shoes, Isabel Marant; Earrings, Reliquie

Photography: Sophia Athas, Hatrik