If there’s one thing I love it’s outfits that are versatile and wearable. This look by Veronica Maine definitely ticks both boxes. It’s got a polished vibe and both pieces can easily be worn back with other items in my wardrobe when I don’t want to wear them as a set. Also the rich burgundy shade is just made for winter.
Being able to work a look for day and night is also really important to me. I need to know that I can wear something to the office then quickly add a few accessories or change my shoes and it’s event appropriate. The classic pleated skirt and boatneck top work well together creating a sophisticated silhouette that’s easily adaptable depending on what I’m doing.
With such a beautiful hue to work with I wanted to keep my shoe choice quite minimalist so opted for these simple Tony Bianco heels. I’ve found translucent straps are really quite effective in being able to work seamlessly with any look as they’re so pared back, plus I find they also help elongate the legs which is a huge plus. I’m really into natural textures when it comes to my accessories of late and this straw top handle bag adds a light unexpected feature to my ensemble.
Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik
This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine
Even though we’re still getting some gorgeous warm days in Sydney, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been embracing all things autumnal of late. I love the shade of this Veronika Maine skirt as it reminds me of the changing colours of the leaves around my neighbourhood. Its sleek silhouette makes for the perfect counterpart to a cosy knit (also by Veronika Maine). I love both pieces as they’ll easily work back with plenty of other separates in my wardrobe, meaning they’ll get quite the work out over the coming weeks.
I wanted to maintain a comfy look so I opted for my go-to pointed Dior flats, which are great for spending the day walking around in but still look quite dressy. My black Dior bag with chainstrap is a great size as it’s big enough to carry what I need but compact enough that it’s perfect for busy days running around. Fun scallop edged sunglasses by Chloe make for the ideal finishing touch and is the perfect companion during days of glorious autumn sunshine.
Photography by Sophia Athas
This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine
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Jumper: Chunky Diamond Rib Sweater by Veronika Maine
Skirt: Drapey Belted Skirt by Veronika Maine (Similar)
Shoes: J’adior Ballerina in Black Technical Canvas by Dior
Sunglasses: Round scalloped Sunglasses by Chloe (in pink)
It was all about love this week as I hosted a few of my fave girls to a Galentine’s Day dinner… but never fear I didn’t forget Luke! We enjoyed a belated Valentine’s Day dinner at one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, Rosetta.
I was also lucky enough to attend the Sail GP event on Sydney Harbour which if you’re not familiar with it is a supercharged version of sailing. I had a great time on the water and it certainly was an exciting sport to watch.
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.
I often tend to favour classic looks most days but there are some occasions in which I just feel like dialing up the glamour and embracing a look that’s bold and just a little vivacious. This sequinned top and skirt by Veronika Maine was just calling out to make its debut—it’s such a fun pairing that’s made for occasion dressing. Worn together it’s an outfit that’s definitely got wow factor but it doesn’t have to be relegated to events. Both pieces can easily be pared back by teaming it with more subdued pieces. A blazer worn over the top of the cami or a simple white shirt worn back with the skirt can easily make sequins daytime appropriate.
When your outfit is so striking I think you have to keep accessories to a minimum and let it take centre stage. My favourite black Alaïa heels fit the bill, helping to ground the look yet maintain it’s glam nature. Round Chloe sunglasses add a little punch to this ensemble without being over the top. I think the fact the frames are quite simple and without colour make them the ideal piece to pair with this sequinned set.
I think every woman should own at least one great suit. There’s just something inherently commanding about wearing one. Whilst traditional suits in classic colours such as black and navy are great, especially when in a more corporate setting, I love being able to push the boundaries a little more given that I work in largely creative settings a lot of the time. This is why this Rebecca Vallance suit and I are a match made in heaven. The colour, the fit, the style are all a fashionable take on a long standing classic.
The double breasted jacket is one that’s had a serious resurgence over the last few years and is always such a flattering fit. When paired with wide leg suit pants it helps give a streamlined silhouette up top which is great for when you’re more on the petite side like me. The pale blue hue of the suit with contrasting gold buttons helps lift my overall look and gives it a more fashion forward edge.
I decided to pair this suit with simple black studded Alaïa heels and Chanel clutch to provide some contrast without being too overwhelming. I find plain black accessories are always a reliable go-to when you want an outfit to have a timeless feel. However I did want to have a little fun too! My Chloe round frame sunglasses, I think, are an unexpected finishing detail for such a classic look and help give it a modern touch.
While summer still seems to be stubbornly hanging on in Sydney, my mind’s already shifted towards what I’ll be wearing once temperatures get cooler. We’re heading into the time where it’s all about embracing richer, moodier hues as we head into the depths of autumn/winter.
There’s no better colour paired with cool weather dressing than those of the burgundy/wine variety. It’s a great alternative to black, yet still maintains the same level of sophistication. This funnel neck jumper by Veronika Maine is just the ideal shade for winter and is a gorgeous chunky knit that’s made for cosying up in. I opted to pair it with a check skirt which features the same burgundy colour as the sweater to tie my look together. I’ve found teaming knits with skirts is a great way to extend the wear of a jumper beyond just pants and jeans throughout the cooler months, and with the addition of my new Gucci pearl belt it really gives the look some shape and definition.
Whilst this outfit would be perfect with boots, I’m sticking to my favourite Alaïa heels for the moment whilst the weather is still open-toe shoe appropriate. Armed with a bag in the same colour family and simple black sunglasses, I think I’ve found a new favourite outfit to take me through the coming weeks.
It’s often fun to experiment with different textures and prints. And sometimes both amalgamate in perfect fashion such as this sheer top and skirt by Veronika Maine. This skirt is a definite statement piece—tulle, polka dots and pleating all work together to create just the right amount of drama to make it the focal point of any look.
I’m a big fan of matching pieces and this top in the same sheer fabric seemed an irresistible pairing. I love the sequinned collar (which can be detached should you want a different vibe to the top) which adds a bit of glam to the overall look. It’s also quite versatile in that I can layer it over a number of different tops which would then change its overall feel.
I was in the mood for a bold contrasting effect so I decided to wear a Veronika Maine white slip dress underneath. This helped the sheer black fabric from looking too flat and really helped lift the overall ensemble. As an added bonus I can also wear the slip dress on its own, which is a tick in the cost per wear box.
This makes for an ideal look for autumn as it adopts the darker hues of the cooler months; is the perfect opportunity to work with layers (a plus for for trans-seasonal weather) and has the kind of polished look that I associate with this time of year.
Credits: Skirt, Veronika Maine; Top, Veronika Maine; Slip, Veronika Maine
Photography: Sophia Athas
This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine
I’ve been looking for an outfit that’s quite smart and polished, suitable for a few work events but also a slight departure from the silhouettes I usually wear. These culottes from Veronika Maine seemed the perfect place to start. The oversized buttons give it an adorable touch and the cropped wide leg style are a playful take on traditional suiting.
Given the white buttons on the culottes are such a focal point I wanted to keep my blouse quite simple. I knew that the pants needed to take centre stage so a classic, pussy bow style blouse seemed the right fit. This Veronika Maine top has just the right look and feel to it with the understated print and the ladylike bow. It was also a way to add a feminine touch to my ensemble.
Every time I accessorise an outfit I always try and do a sweep of the overall look and decide whether I need to take it up a notch or embrace simplicity. As the rest of my look was quite subdued I wanted to add a subtle touch of glam in the form of my favourite Alaïa heels. They have a bold studded detail feature that makes them a statement piece yet not so loud that they’re overwhelming. Where I did choose to elevate the look a little was in the form of my earrings. I felt a pair of gold drop earrings was able to dial up the glamour without being too showy as I knew that I’d more than likely be wearing this outfit for mostly day events.
I think this autumn I’ll be looking to embrace cropped pants a little more as I ease my way into all out winter dressing. They’re a nice meet-in-the-middle piece that will be able to navigate the trans-seasonal weather quite nicely.
Experimenting with layering is one tried and tested way that I end up discovering new looks in my wardrobe. I’ll often start with one statement item (in this case it was the ruffled asymmetric hem skirt by Veronika Maine) and pair it with something unexpected to build up an outfit. It takes a few tries but eventually I’ll stumble open a combination that works. In this instance I wanted to provide a contrast to the feminine vibe of the skirt so I paired it with a pinstripe man-style button down shirt. The silhouette looked a little too voluminous so I added a corset belt to cinch in the shirt and add a little shape and provide some structure to the overall look. Plus I liked the effect of clashing stripes on stripes to add another layer of interest to the ensemble. I wanted some colour contrast to the blue tones of the shirt and skirt so I opted for my beige Loewe Barcelona bag but stuck to my black Alaia heels to allow that one accessory to be the focal point. I loved the total effect of this outfit—it’s like a corporate inspired look that’s been deconstructed and given a little edge.