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What I wore this week

5th January, 2023

Happy New Year everyone! I’m currently in post-Christmas, school holiday mode so my looks have really been featuring everything from comfy dresses to polished tailoring to cater to the different things currently in the calendar. But what I’ve discovered in the process is that I’m really in love with a number of different pieces that I introduced to my summer wardrobe. It goes to show how good a little forward planning is at it’s meant that I currently have a really wearable warm weather wardrobe with a lot of versatility.

This fawn maxi is a great one to see me through so many different occasions. It’s ultra comfortable and has become a bit of an easy staple to throw on when I’m spending the day with the girls. I often pair it with a pair of slides and a cute bag and I’m done. The colour is also quite versatile given it’s a neutral.

Credits: Dress, Kinney; Slides and bag, Gucci

I am really into great tailored pants at the moment and I’ve found they’re a style that can easily be dressed up or down. In this instance, I wore these pants with a strapless top to give it a more on trend feel. Accessorising called for simple pieces, so I went with a nude heel by Scanlan Theodore and a mini Gucci Jackie bag.

Credits: Top, Suboo; Pants, Viktoria and Woods: Bag, Gucci; Heels, Scanlan Theodore

Matching pyjama sets are huge this season so I have been wholeheartedly embracing them. There’s so many options to choose from! I love them in a nice flowy fabric for an easy breezy feel, and a vibrant print. I have been using them as a go-to for the event wear as they look polished, but feels very on trend.

Credits: Top and pants, Sir the Label; Bag, Strathberry; Slides, Gucci

A colourful mini dress is very much a summer staple of late. I love the print of this Manning Cartell dress as it’s such a punchy pattern and makes a statement. It’s a great go-to for event wear. I went for neutral accessories like this white Strathberry bag and nude Scanlan heels to complement the vivid hues in the dress and let the colour shine.

Credits: Dress, Manning Cartell; Bag, Strathberry; Heels, Scanlan Theodore


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What I wore this week

8th December, 2022

The countdown to Christmas is on, which means room for plenty of different looks with various occasions and events on the horizon. Also, I am loving that party season is well and truly in full swing. Plenty of excuses to get dolled up and embrace a festive look or two. With so much going on, I tend to favour pieces that I know will work so it takes away the guesswork with planning a look. That means tried and tested staples like blazers and blouses and suiting that I know are failsafe options. Here’s what I wore this week.

I always stock up on a few pieces from Camilla and Marc during the year and wear them to death. This belted blazer has been a fun little addition to my wardrobe as it helps to elevate simple pieces like black pants. Also, if you don’t own a pair of wide leg black pants rectify that immediately! I’ve been living in these pants ever since I got them and have been able to dress them up or down. I went with dressier accessories in this instance, but I have worn this look with sneakers also and it’s worked well too.

Credits: Blazer and pants, Camilla and Marc; Bag (similar here), Chanel; Heels, Aquazzura

Huge fan of Ralph Lauren, and I always get behind the Pink Pony campaign every year. This is a great outfit to wear when I’m relaxing or just pottering around at home as it’s comfy, but if I need to duck out for a bit it still looks put together.

Credits: Hoodie, Polo Ralph Lauren; Jeans (similar here), Slvrlake

Posting a throwback to this outfit I wore to do an interview with Stephanie Waller. I’m really into layering the same hues as I find it helps tie a look together but feels very on trend. Also I didn’t want this ensemble to look too dressy, plus I wanted to stay comfortable so I opted for white sneakers to help ground the polished nature of both pieces.

Credits: Top and pants, White Story; Sneakers (similar here), Burberry

Can’t go past a great suit, am I right? This isn’t technically a suit, but I paired a white Henne blazer with a pair of white Viktoria and Woods pants and it achieved the same effect. I’ve shared before how versatile and also how big a trend tank tops are as they’re such a great layering piece. I popped this on under a suit in this instance but have also worn it on its own with other pieces.

Credits: Jacket, Henne; Tank, Camilla and Marc; Pants, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Gucci


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What I wore this week

18th August, 2022

Sunny days in Sydney this week so I was able to pull out a few pieces that are a little more suitable to warm weather. I’ve had a mixed week of meetings/events and working from home so I was able to embrace a variety of different looks from jeans and a shirt to a polished matching set. It’s always nice to be able to utilise the full spectrum of my wardrobe and makes it much more fun to put looks together for the days ahead. Here’s what I wore this week.

Sunshine yellow for a sunny few days. I’m really loving ribbed textures of late, along with casual knit pieces and Anna Quan does both really well. This top and skirt always put me in a good mood simply because of the vibrant colour. It’s also ultra comfy which is a plus. I went for mesh Bottega Veneta heels to keep the rest of my look from competing with the vibrancy of the set.

Credits: Skirt (similar here) and top, Anna Quan; Heels, Bottega Veneta

You can’t go wrong with an Aje dress. This white dress is so versatile and I can dress it up or down and it works equally as well. I wore this to an event so I decided to dress things up with my accessories. This pink metallic Bottega bag added a splash of colour, while the Mach and Mach pearl heels added the right amount of glam. Also, I think when you’re working with a dress that’s quite beautifully pared back, you have to take things up a notch with a statement shoe.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Bag, Bottega Veneta; Heels (similar here), Mach and Mach

This was a casual day at home working so I wanted to stay comfy, yet still ready to pop out to do school pick up and drop off and run some errands. I always tend to favour jeans whenever I’m off duty as it’s so easy, and a no-brainer to style. A simple white tank and a khaki button down added some casual polish, and my ever faithful Gucci slides helped finish off the entire look.

Credits: Shirt, Irving & Powell; Top, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Slvrlake; Slides, Gucci

Wearing a punchy pink helped to energise me for an event. I’ve always been a fan of a denim dress, but I think the colour gives it a nice point of difference. I’ve been really loving boots of late, and have managed to really put these neutral Seed boots to good use this winter. A simple look, yet impactful thanks to a little colour play.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Boots, Seed


What I wore this week

21st April, 2022

From a wardrobe clear out to workout gear and my fave polished off duty looks, this week has seen it all. I’ve embraced a whole lot of colour while going for an all black look the next, but it’s always a good week when I’m able to wear my faves, but rework them in a new way, while also embracing some fun new additions. Here’s what I wore this week.

I’m taking part in Vinnies’ The Drop and this Lover trench is something I’m giving away. And I want you to snap it up! You can find more info here. A printed trench is such a great way to liven up a pared back look like jeans and a tee or as a statement topper over a dress. Either way, it’s such a fun designer piece to have you in your closet!

Credits: Trench, Lover; Heels, Scanlan Theodore; Earrings, Oroton; Sunglasses, Chanel

Once I find activewear that I love I like to grab a set in different colours. I’ve got this Year of Ours set in a neutral colour and am a huge fan because it’s comfy and provides great support but I could also walk out the door and wear this to grab a coffee. I like embracing different colours when it comes to activewear as wearing all black all the time just gets a little repetitive.

Credits: Top and leggings, Year of Ours

Jeans and a fun top is one fashion equation that always works. I’ve waxed lyrical about my love of denim this week so it’s no surprise that it always gets a workout in my weekly wardrobe rotation. I’m embracing more relaxed styles when it comes to jeans, but I always like to pair it with something more fitted at the top, such as this Manning Cartell halter top. Not only is the style a lot of fun, I’m always a fan of anything in Barbie pink!

Credits: Top, Manning Cartell; Jeans (similar here), Viktoria and Woods

I’ve really come around to wearing black trousers in a more casual way of late. I used to categorise them as being more of a dressy piece, but paired with a tee and sandals it really works to create a polished off duty look. Also, it’s one way to get more wear out of the trousers that you’d usually relegate for work or an occasion, and I’m a fan of being able to extend the use of pieces I already own.

Credits: Top, RtA; Pants, Witchery; Bag, Chanel; Shoes, Ducie; Sunglasses, Bec and Bridge x Pared




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What I wore this week

31st March, 2022

This week, my wardrobe was largely about dressing for comfort, while embracing a few hits of colour. It’s always funny seeing how my looks pan out during the week as there are definitely times where I can see a pattern emerging. The last few days have been about utilising some of the most comfortable pieces in my wardrobe and adding some extra fun accents, with a bold hue here and a striking accessory there. With the unpredictable weather we’ve been having of late, I’ve also been going from cardis one minute to strappy tops the next, but I do appreciate that with this wide variation in temperature, I’m able to embrace all aspects of my wardrobe a whole lot longer.

When autumn rolls around I love slowly introducing knits into my wardrobe, and what better way to start than with a hit of vibrant pink. Cosy cardis are always my go-tos and this new season style by Steele is the perfect way to inject a bit of fun into an outfit. With its button through front and balloon sleeves, not to mention the mix of various textures, it’s a statement piece with a playful vibe. I wanted to layer pink on pink with this Manning Cartell cami with halterneck detail, and with so much colour I pared it back with these classic straight leg jeans by Viktoria and Woods.

Credits: Jumper, Steele; Top, Manning Cartell; Jeans (similar here), Viktoria and Woods

A busy day ahead means comfort is high on my list. So, I styled these Ena Pelly pants with a different vibe from last week’s pairing with a knitted jumper and instead paired them with a sleeveless tee with shoulder pads by Good American. I went with a tonal colour palette, working with earthy hues and using neutrals as accent pieces for a look that’s high on effortless style.

Credits: Top, Good American; Pants, Ena Pelly; Slides, Gucci; Bag, Oroton

I got all dressed up on this day with this beige combination that’s anything but boring. This one shoulder top with oversized balloon sleeve makes for a standout feature piece, but worked back with pintuck pants, it helps to balance the more dramatic feel of the top. I often find that wearing similar shades in one outfit works to create a really bold effect, while adding textural pieces like my shearling trimmed Jacquemus bag and mesh Bottega Veneta heels add a layer of depth.

Credits: Top and pants, Oroton; Bag, Jacquemus; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I adore this top by Viktoria and Woods. It’s such a beautifully feminine design and the cornflower blue is such a great shade. I wore this back with denim on this day, but I’ve also paired it with crisp white pants and it works just as well. I always like to add slightly punchier pieces to a look when I’m wearing jeans, and in this instance it was all about a bright pink and red Gucci bag. I wore white flats for comfort but it’s a great style to work back wiht a slightly tapered jean.

Credits: Top, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Slvrlake; Slides and bag, Gucci



My fave female-led Aussie brands

8th March, 2022
Wearing one of my fave labels, Manning Cartell

On International Women’s Day, I can’t think of a better time to highlight some of the incredible female-led, homegrown brands that are taking fashion in Australia in such an innovative, inspiring direction.

My everyday wardrobe, those pieces that I wear non-stop are largely comprised of these following Aussie brands, whose vision, success and direction is entirely steered by women. And as someone who works in fashion, I am all about championing local talent, but I’m even more proud to do it when it helps  women in the industry to truly shine. These are just some of the brands that feature heavily in my wardrobe rotation.

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Most of the dresses that I wear throughout the year are by Steele. The label, founded by Melbournian Jessica Reid, is all about effortless pieces, while playing with silhouettes and textiles that make each piece something that makes a statement, and is a whole lot of fun to wear. I’ve lost count of how many Steele dresses I own, such is my love of them.

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Zimmermann is without a doubt one of the biggest and most talked about brands in fashion today. I’ve been a longtime fan, but it has been great to see Nicky and Simone Zimmermann take their small local label and turn it into the global juggernaut it is now. The designs, colours, textures and fabrics are always sublime. Each piece is a true work of art.

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Manning Cartell was founded by sisters Cheryl, Vanessa and Gabrielle Manning, and their label has grown to be many a woman’s go-to. I love how they managed to do polished pieces with a hefty does of personality. I’ve long loved their dresses, and keep coming back to this brand time and time again because they do such beautiful pieces that really speak to women.

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I’ve been wearing Bec and Bridge pretty much since its inception. Founded by friends Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston who met while studying fashion at university, the brand continues to deliver season after season the kind of cuts, styles and prints that women not only want to wear, but love to wear. Without a doubt, I will always fall in love with several pieces in every collection, which is a testament to how the label knows its audience inside and out.

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Viktoria and Woods is one of those brands that has slowly made a home in my wardrobe because I just can’t resist its simple, classic and sophisticated aesthetic. From jeans to coats and shirts, the label founded by Margie Woods in 2004, does tailored and polished separates that are designed to be worn over and over again. With my ongoing aim to have more versatility in my wardrobe, this is one brand that truly delivers on that front.

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Acler was founded by Kathryn Forth and Julia Ritorto in 2015 and they haven’t looked back since. The brand’s name is an anagram of ‘clear’ which is entirely fitting as the brand’s vision is precisely that: it’s all about pieces that are elevated, with a high end feel. I’m loving the fact that the brand makes aspirational clothing, a little more accessible. 

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I’ve been a longtime fan of Anna Quan’s polished designs with a modern twist. Every piece works seamlessly into my wardrobe, but always has a unique point of view that makes it a talking point. However there’s also always an elegant simplicity to her pieces that means they can be worn in myriad ways.


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I actually don’t know where I’d be without having a brand like Rebecca Vallance as a go-to. I’ve worn Rebecca’s designs for everything from a casual outing to Fashion Week to events and being a wedding guest. The brand does beautiful feminine designs that are always on point.

What are some of your fave female-led brands?

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What I wore this week

10th February, 2022

It’s always fun reflecting on outfits past and I always either find a new combination to love or it sparks an idea on how to style it in a different way. This week it’s been another mixed week in terms of what I needed on the outfit front. I’ve gone from workout gear one minute to dressed up for a meeting the next. The constant is that a few old faves are still going strong (my Bottega Veneta heels for one thing) and pieces that have just entered the picture are slowly proving themselves to have the ability to revamp my existing wardrobe. Here’s what I wore this week.

Comfy playsuits for the win! This little number is a handy go-to on those days when I want something that is ultra comfortable yet still looks put together. The burgundy is a great hue for spring/summer and the shirt style top and cinched waist are really flattering. I paired it my fave Prada bucket bag for the ideal comfy casual ensemble.

Credits: Playsuit (similar option here), Venroy; Bag, Prada

I can’t resist a matching set when it comes to working out. There’s something quite motivating about wearing something cute when you’re training and this matching top and leggings is a new fave. The coco hue is also such an unexpected hue in exercise gear, and paired with black sneakers and a crossbody Furla bag, I was ready to go straight from my workout to coffee.

Credits: Bralette and leggings, Year of Ours; Sneakers, Nike; Bag, Furla

These tailored pants have been such a worthy new addition to my wardrobe. I’ve found them to be so versatile and I can easily dress them up or down. I’ve worn these pants twice this week and each time I’ve been able to change up the vibe with just a change in what I pair it with. On this day I went for something a bit more casual with a tie dye tank and thongs—ultra comfy with on trend elements.

Credits: Top, pants and belt, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Prada; Thongs, Rozalia Russian x Billini

Here are the pants again! I was able to take them in a different direction by simply changing the kind of top I wore and popping on heels. I adore this top. The cornflower blue is such a pretty shade and the halter style and ribbed fabric is such a great combination. I wore it in a dressy way on this occasion but I could easily pair it with jeans or shorts and it could be more off duty appropriate. These mesh Bottega Veneta heels are such an interesting statement shoe and I always find they really elevate an outfit.

Credits: Top, pants and belt, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Apede Mod; Heels, Bottega Veneta, Sunglasses, Vogue


What I Wore This Week

16th December, 2021

I’m currently in school holiday mode with the girls so when it comes to my wardrobe, I’ve primarily been all about comfort when it comes to my outfits. That said I’ve also had a work thing or two that has required stepping it up a bit more. Luckily, I’ve had a few casual pieces on rotation that have made getting dressed all the more fun. Denim has obviously been a big staple, and as always, has proven to be the perfect foundation to build a look. This is especially the case now that I’m in busy mum mode juggling the kids plus the lead up to Christmas and some last minute things on the work front before the break. Here’s what I wore this week.

This corset top by Viktoria and Woods has become an unexpected wardrobe MVP. It goes with virtually anything and is super comfortable. It comes in black too and I’m seriously considering getting it too as I’ve been using the white so often. Jeans and a white top is one of my fave outfit combinations when I don’t want to fuss around too much with a look—it’s a classic for a reason! I decided to step this look up a notch with the addition of a vibrant Dior tote bag and my fave Chanel flats. Sometimes all it takes is the addition of a few key accessories to completely change the vibe of an outfit.

Credits: Top, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Chanel; Bag (similar here), Dior

Aussie brand Venroy does the most beautiful linen pieces and everything the sell is so soft and comfortable. I loved the cut and colour of this playsuit and have found it to be a fun wardrobe addition. I’ve been a huge fan of the Proenza Schouler collab with Birkenstock and immediately knew I needed these sandals. I like the fact they’re slightly dressier than a regular pair of Birkenstocks given they’re patent leather plus the ivory/off white shade of these shoes makes them really easy to pair with a number of different outfits. I can also walk miles in them as they’re so unbelievably comfortable. I have this Sparrows Weave basket bag from a few seasons back and I still find it to be such a great shape and style to pair with a summer look. Another collab I’m also loving is the one Bec & Bridge have done with the sunglasses brand, Pared. The shape of these sunnies is great, plus it comes in a range of different colours.

Credits: Playsuit (similar here), Venroy; Shoes, Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock; Sunglasses, Bec & Bridge x Pared; Bag (similar here), Sparrows Weave

White jeans are so fresh and look great in summer. It’s a good way to do jeans but in a more seasonal way. I’ve worn jeans by the brand Slvrlake before and really rate the cut and feel so these jeans were a no-brainer to snap up. I wanted to pair them with a coloured Good American top to liven up this look a little bit more, plus I like the contrast it provides. I added my trusty Birkenstocks for the perfect footwear option for a day of running around, but without compromising on style.

Credits: Top, Good American; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock

I’ve spoken in the past how I love co-ord sets as you can wear the pieces separately or together, and this top is one such example of that. It’s part of a set that I’ve worn on the blog before, and it works great on its own too. These are the Levi’s jeans I get DMs about constantly and they’re still going strong! If you’re looking for skinny jeans that kinda have the look of an on trend straight leg style I highly recommend these. A new addition to my summer wardrobe are these gold sandals and they’ve proven themselves to be super versatile. They can be worn with jeans, dresses, shorts and skirts so I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of them. To finish of this look, I wanted to add another pop of colour so my Dior tote made another appearance.

Credits: Top, Sea; Jeans, Levis; Shoes, Ancient Greek Sandals; Bag (similar here), Dior; Sunglasses, Le Specs



What I wore this week

18th November, 2021

I’m trying to deal with the constantly changing weather in Sydney which means that I’m finding myself in jeans and a jumper one minute and summer dresses the next. The upside is that I’m getting to utilise some wintery pieces I didn’t get a chance to wear earlier in the year (four months in lockdown meant lounge wear, all day everyday), along with dipping my toe into the summer wardrobe I’ve been dying to wear for several months now! There are just so many fun pieces right now that I’ve bookmarked for the coming months. So here’s a look at what I’ve been wearing of late…

This is pretty much my go-to uniform when I want to feel comfortable but look polished at the same time. This Venroy jumper is really cosy and lightweight which means it’s perfect for helping me navigate transseasonal dressing, while my fave Levis and ultra comfy Ducie sandals round out this look.

Credits: Jumper, Venroy; Jeans, Levis; Shoes, Ducie

There’s something about an all white look that always looks so fresh and sophisticated. I have worn this corset top with jeans before but thought it would look great worked back with white trousers for a dressy look with edge. I paired it with black Bottega Veneta heels and the cutest shearling trimmed Jacquemus big which adds an unexpected touch to my ensemble, plus you can never go wrong with anything mini sized.

Credits: Corset, Dion Lee; Pants, Viktoria and Woods; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Jacquemus

I recently discovered the brand Gul Hurgel and love it so much. This printed off the shoulder dress is flirty, feminine and fun and the perfect piece to have in rotation during summer. The ruffles and hearts are all kinds of cute and so great for balmy summer days.  I took the dressy route in this instance by pairing it with a structured clutch and oval framed sunglasses by Le Specs, but I could see this going more casual with some beautiful slides.

Credits: Dress, Gul Hurgel; Bag, Oroton; Sunglasses, Le Specs

Denim is always guaranteed to be on high rotation in my weekly wardrobe repertoire as its such a reliable base for an outfit. I wore an earthy, terracotta-toned top with a bold shoulder detail with this particular look and I’ve found it be such a flattering silhouette, as the statement shoulders achieve a more cinched in look, accentuating the waist. In fact, I rate it so highly that I’ve also got this top in another colour! To add a playful and on trend touch I wore a rainbow choker by Roxanne Assoulin.

Credits: Top, Good American; Jeans, Slvrlake; Choker, Roxanne Assoulin

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What I wore this week (on location)

1st July, 2021

We’re still in Port Douglas this week so I’m still in resortwear mode. It’s definitely going to be weird going back to jeans and jumpers when we get back… I’ve been enjoying reworking the pieces that I packed, trying to create new outfit combinations, and I’m unearthing the standout pieces that are forming the backbone of a lot of my outfits — surprisingly swimwear is definitely right up there. I’m all about the importance of packing great accessories, because when you’re working with a capsule wardrobe, you need a few fun pieces to liven things up and give looks some personality.

Comfy and casual looks are on high rotation on this holiday and this is a go-to combination of mine. This top has been a great addition to my holiday outfit repertoir as it’s been a great piece to pair with multiple bottoms, from shorts to jeans and wide leg pants. I paired this with my printed Aje bucket had to add a little colour to this all black ensemble, and my trusty Louis Vuitton backpack is great for a busy day out wiht kids.

Credits: T-shirt and sandals, Ducie; Shorts, Nobody; Hat, Aje; Backpack, Louis Vuitton

We headed out for a refreshing dip and a little exploring, so I needed an outfit that could work for multiple activities. These denim shorts have been a great base for a lot of my looks on this holiday and this monochrome ensemble is something I wear often because it’s really wearable, but still looks right on trend.

Credits: T-shirt, Ducie; Shorts, Nobody; Backpack, Louis Vuitton

What I love about swimsuits is that I can wear them both as a pair of swimmers but also as a bodysuit which essentially doubles their wear. I popped these on with a pair of jeans and instantly had a look that I could wear out to lunch or for a day of sightseeing. My Loewe bag has been getting quite the workout this holiday; it’s roomy enough to fit everyone’s essentials, but always adds a chic touch to any outfit.

Credits: Swimsuit, Viktoria & Woods; Jeans, Ksubi; Bag, Loewe

Embracing a fun orange gingham dress seemed the perfect outfit option for a bike ride along the beach. This dress entered my wardrobe last summer and it’s honestly one of my faves because of its punchy colour and simple silhouette. A pair of white Gucci sandals to top it off and I’m set.

Credits: Dress, Steele; Sandals, Gucci; Bag, Loewe

Outfit repeats are a necessary part of any holiday wardrobe and this is one look I’m wearing again and again because of its simplicity and wearability. I’m all about this Monday Swimwear one piece at the moment because it’s easily paired with the other resortwear pieces I brought with me, and this stylish wrap is just the thing to pop on after a swim. Sunglasses are of course a must and these geometric Karen Walker frames have been such a great pair to finish off a lot of my looks.

Credits: Swimsuit, Monday Swimwear; Wrap (similar style here), Bondi Born; Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses, Karen Walker