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Why the trench coat will be your favourite style staple this season

9th March, 2020

As the temperature starts to drop in the coming weeks a coat will become a must. I’m a firm believer that a coat plays a crucial role when it comes to an outfit and should be considered as much as a dress or shoes. The right coat can pull a look together and is also one way to make a statement.

While I’m a fan of different coat styles, I’ve always found that one of the most versatile coats any woman can own is a trench coat. The shape is eternally stylish and suits virtually everyone. It’s also easily thrown on over everything from a dress to jeans and a tee or a sleek blouse and trousers.

This season you’ll find that trench coats will come in a range of shades so there’s definitely one to suit every wardrobe. I’ve always found the traditional khaki a great pick if you want just one coat that’s guaranteed to take you through the season. However if you want something a little different you could always explore a classic navy, a beautiful forest green or an on trend grey.

If you want more tips on how to style this classic staple check out the video below, and scroll down for some of my top trench coat picks.

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How to style longer hemlines for autumn racing (and beyond)

5th March, 2020

I am a huge fan of longer hemlines. There’s something so elegant and classic about wearing a gorgeous dress with a midi or ankle length hem. However I know it can be a little daunting to wear it, particularly if you’re not used to dealing with the extra coverage and fabric of a longer dress or skirt. Don’t let that deter you though because with the right styling techniques you’ll be well on your way to truly embracing this trend.

I was recently interviewed by Channel 7 about this particular trend (which is going to be huge for autumn racing) and shared all my tried and tested tips for working longer hemlines into your fashion repertoire. I promise it’s really easy!

Check out the video below, and scroll down to shop some of my favourite dresses befitting this trend.

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Dreamy linen pieces your summer wardrobe needs

6th February, 2020

If there’s one thing that every wardrobe could welcome right now (mine included) it’s anything made from beautiful linen. There’s something quite effortless and elegant about anything made from the lightweight fabric that makes it a reliable go-to during the summer months and even into the early weeks of autumn.

The beauty of linen is that it’s breathable, meaning it’s a pleasure to wear when faced with a warm day as it keeps you looking stylish while also keeping you cool.

I don’t think there’s anything more wonderful than a great linen dress but given linen’s appeal, it’s also making its way into accessories such as hats and shoes and also separates and on trend pieces like jumpsuits. It’s everywhere! And we should be thankful it’s being embraced so warmly because I think it’s one of the most gorgeous options to have when you want something that’s chic and wearable that doesn’t require any fuss at all.

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Go bold and embrace animal prints

8th November, 2019

Embracing your wild side has never been easier with the current love being shown for all things animal print. And whilst it’s often the case that you’re either a fan of this trend or not, you might find yourself a convert with the range of accessories and clothing in everything from leopard to zebra print in store right now. So whether you want to go big and rock a statement coat or do a subtle nod with a stiletto or bag, there really is no better time to take on this trend and unleash your inner animal instinct.

Scroll down to shop my edit of animal print pieces below

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Everyone’s carrying basket bags

2nd August, 2019

Whilst a buttery soft leather bag is a beautiful thing I also like experimenting with different handbag styles to change up the look and feel of an outfit. One trend I’m really loving at the moment is the basket bag. Incorporating natural textures into a look adds a relaxed vibe and makes for an unexpected accent when paired with dressier ensembles.

I’ve favoured the top handle style the most as I like it’s classic feel but there are plenty of other options from crossbody versions to a chic simple clutch. Also look out for interesting pairings such as wicker and resin which makes for a thoroughly modern accessory that’s punchy and cool.

Whilst the basket bag has been popping up on many a winter look, be prepared to see it everywhere come spring/summer. And if you fancy feeling like you’re on a tropical holiday every day then this trend is definitely for you. Scroll down the check out my edit of great basket bags to wear with everything from an off duty casual outfit to an after dark look.

Sara Leather – Trimmed Rattan Bag, Mark Cross

Straw Box Bag, Serpui

Mini Kuai Tote, Wicker Wings

Raffia Logo Bag, JW Anderson

The Betty Bag, Poolside

Pineapple Cane Bag, Serpui

South Beach Exclusive round straw bag with detachable cross body strap

South Beach straw bucket bag with resin link handle and linen tie

The Ashleigh Bag, Poolside

Accessorize Straw Effect Basket Tote Bag

Straw Shoulder Bag, Serpui

The Mak Bag, Poolside

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The one skirt you need in your life

19th July, 2019

If there was one skirt that was seemingly everything last year it was the Naomi leopard print skirt by Realisation Par. The 90s inspired slip skirt in silk satin was a common feature of many a street style pic. And for good reason. The midi crop and ever so perfect animal print was the versatile dress up or down style staple of our dreams.

It should come as no surprise that the skirt has made its way into the mainstream, with iterations of the satin slip skirt now becoming a feature in many a chain store’s current drop. The beauty of this skirt is the silhouette makes it an elegant and modern piece that can be worked back with everything from a white tee to a slouchy sweater and button down shirt. With such versatility, you’ll definitely want to make this addition to your wardrobe now because if there’s one thing that’s certain, you’ll definitely be seeing it everywhere come spring/summer. Pair it with a floss heel and that’s your signature look for the next few months. sorted.

Shop my edit of satin skirts below

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Patterned blazers are making winter dressing fun

21st June, 2019

When it comes to classic, polished winter dressing you can’t go past the power of a great blazer. Easily worked back with everything from tailored pants to casual denim, it’s the one trusty fashion staple that can be relied on to tie a look together. And whilst there will always be a place for a beautiful black blazer or an understated white jacket, this season patterned blazers are very much having a moment. From bold prints ranging from punchy florals to graphic prints in vibrant shades, they’re one way to incorporate a little fun into your look. The beauty of such out-there outerwear is that you don’t have to do much more with your look—simply pop it on and you’re guaranteed to make a statement.

This houndstooth blazer was a favourite of mine at Fashion Week

Shop my edit of statement blazers below

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10 things to add to your autumn wardrobe

6th March, 2019

Autumn is still in that tricky territory of having some hot days interspersed with cooling temperatures so it’s about having a balance of pieces that can easily work for varying temperatures. One of the great things about navigating trans-seasonal weather is that you can easily get around it by working with layers. I’ve been working on building up my own wardrobe for this season and these are some of the things I think every closet needs.

A lightweight knit

You don’t need to go into full blown heavy jumper territory just yet so a nice lightweight jumper in neutral tones will see you through the next few weeks with ease.

A roomy tote

After having such a deep love affair with smaller daintier bags it seems the tote is making a comeback. Think nice and roomy enough to fit all your essentials but understated and chic in design.

A good pair of jeans

Invest in a good pair of jeans now that will take you through to winter. I am loving the slightly straight leg silhouette with a more stiffer denim as a change of pace from my old favourites, the skinny leg.

Ankle boots

You always need a great pair of ankle boots to survive autumn/winter. Find a pair in black and you can wear them with everything from jeans to pants and dresses.

A trench

A trench coat is a forever classic but this season in particular it’s going to be huge. You can easily pair it with most things in your wardrobe and it provides just the right amount of coverage and protection if you’re out and about and the weather cools down.

Anything in animal print

Animal print is another big trend to look out for. I’m a big fan of anything leopard so I will definitely be incorporating a few pieces featuring that print in my wardrobe.

An animal print maxi dress ticks two major trend boxes
A printed long sleeved maxi

The great thing about a long sleeved dress is that it always looks polished and is perfect for trans-seasonal weather as it provides ample coverage from the elements. This season dare to go bold and opt for a printed maxi style that’s designed to add a punchy element to any outfit.

A blazer

If you don’t already have one, a black blazer is a must. Look for a nice fitted silhouette, in a simple design that will be versatile enough to work with myriad looks.

A suit

I’m still loving a great suit as a polished option for the office or for an event. You can even look to experiment with colour for a modern take on traditional suiting.

A hair slide

Hair accessories are going to be huge so if you’re not one for bling, this is an easy way to dress up an outfit. A gorgeous hair slide will add a pretty touch to any look and also look majorly on trend.

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Make like Kate Middleton and embrace the humble hair bow

9th December, 2018

As with most things Kate Middleton does when it comes to fashion and beauty, there’s a mad scramble to nab whatever dress/bag/shoes or in this case hair accessory she’s wearing. Recently the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a black velvet J.Crew hair bow and as expected it has now sold out. And what’s so great about this trend is that it’s inexpensive but can turn a humble ponytail into something classy and elegant (the perfect go-to for those days when you just don’t have the time or inclination to really do your hair). And the best bit is hair bows come in many difference incarnations from a hair tie, to a headband or clip, so you’re bound to find the perfect one to suit your fashion aesthetic (and patience to style your hair).

The humble bow has also been seen on the red carpet worn by the likes of Sienna Miller, Emily Ratajkowski and Margot Robbie who each gave their respective looks a touch of old school hair appeal. I’m also a huge fan of the trend, having recently embraced it at this year’s Melbourne Cup with an oversized hair bow by Nerida Winter.

So you can either raid your daughter/sister/niece’s hair bow collection or shop my picks of accessories below. Either way this is a beyond easy trend that we can all definitely get behind.

Still in love with this Nerida Winter bow I wore to Melbourne Cup

 

 

 

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What’s on my shopping wish list this month

7th December, 2018

What a hectic year it has been! The last 12 months have seen me fall in love with a lot of gorgeous pieces, and no doubt there will be more to come in 2019. In the midst of shopping for Christmas, prepping for a family holiday and a manic schedule over the last few weeks, it’s been quite relaxing being able to scroll through my favourite online stores when I have a spare minute to admire all the newest trends and latest drops of the season. With the summer months stretching ahead, my mind’s been on light, breezy pieces that can easily take me from the festive season into a brand new year. This month I’ve been all about mini dresses, animal prints and wearable skirts that have presence. Thanks for coming along on my virtual shopping trips with me in 2018—looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Zimmermann corsage print pom pom mini dress

Love a printed dress for summer especially when it’s by one of my fave Aussie brands.

Zimmermann Swiss dot tulle mini skirt

The great mix of textures and shape of this skirt make it a definite summer staple.

Adriana Degreas polka dot silk crepe de chine blouse

I can envisage this being worn to many a summer event and it adds a nice subtle pop of colour to a neutral look.

Illesteva Seattle round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with tortoiseshell glasses. Ever.

Saint Laurent printed silk de chine mini dress

Another great summer dress with a bold colour that’s ideal for events.

Eugenia Kim Sunny faux-raffia sun hat

A great sun hat is never far from my reach. This is made for days at the beach.

Balmain fringed tweed mini skirt

My work wardrobe is already being planned as we speak and I think this skirt has the right balance of classic with just a hint of fun.

Raey silk-satin slip skirt

It’s a simple skirt, but this little number will get quite the workout over the next few months.

Miu Miu leopard print silk blouse

I can’t resist a hit of animal print, especially when it comes in the form of such a gorgeous, wearable blouse.

Prada canvas and straw woven bucket bag

I like this bag’s summery feel—it’s great for warm, balmy days enjoying the sunshine.

Fendi logo knit top

A bit of logo action is always a good thing. Love this classic Fendi look.

Johanna Ortiz grassland open back swimsuit

Hunting around for the perfect new swimsuit at the moment and gravitating towards printed one pieces like this.

Cult Gaia Luna crossbody bag

A fun take on the crossbody bag trend. This will add a touch of colour to any outfit.

ASOS Design Tiana premium leather sandals

Animal prints are great, especially when they come with such an affordable price tag.

Boohoo velvet block heels in dusky pink

The gorgeous dusky pink tone of these heels make it the perfect feminine addition to an ensemble.

What’s on your shopping wish list this month?