It’s quite fitting that this dress by Leo & Lin is called Serenity, because it has a quiet, understated elegance about it. Linen dresses usually evoke a more relaxed vibe, so I like the fact that this dress incorporates such strong finishes. From the buttons on the cuffs and sleeves to the double belting it takes it in a whole different direction and elevates it. I decided to embrace the sheer quality and pair it with underwear that’s allowed to peek through ever so slightly, but it could easily be worn with a slip for a more modest look.
Whenever I’m wearing something that has a more feminine vibe, I like to experiment with strong accessories. Think bold silhouettes, colour or statement features and in this instance I went for ankle boots to help ground the look and provide contrast to the floaty feel of the dress. I also went for a white satchel to work with the hue of the dress, while a pair of slimline Valentino sunglasses, also of the same shade helped finish off the look.
Credits: Dress, Leo & Lin; Bag, Christian Dior; Boots, Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses (similar here), Valentino
Photography: Sophia Athas
This post was produced in collaboration with Leo & Lin
A chilly family day out at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on the weekend required having to rug up, so it was the perfect opportunity to snuggle up in this Rebecca Vallance checked coat. Whenever I’m opting for quite a simple outfit, I like to incorporate a statement piece to elevate it and give it a little extra personality. The print on this coat is quite striking so it was the perfect thing to pair back with the classic combination of jeans and a white top.
When I’m after an outfit that’s guaranteed to work I always opt for tried and tested formulas, in this case denim worked back with a white skivvy. This has become a go-to combination of mine during winter and when classic Levis are in the mix, it’s a time honoured fashion combination that forms the foundation for many a look in my wardrobe.
A big day of walking around is all about comfy shoes and these sneakers by D.O.F definitely ticked that box without scrimping on style. I particularly love the athletic vibe of these shoes and the fact it still has a sleek and stylish sensibility. As the final piece of this outfit puzzle, I went with white sunglasses to add a modern finishing touch, and help tie the entire look together.
The winter chill has set in so it’s time to rug up! My winter essentials include: leather pants, a great pair of boots, a statement jacket, a shoulder bag, a belt and of course an umbrella for those rainy days! Here are some items on my wish list…