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What I Wore: Ombré Pink

17th October, 2017

There are times when an outfit of mine comes together based on a particular print or colour. In this instance the graduating pink tones of my Rebecca de Ravenel drop earrings had me wanting to wear the hue from top to toe. I find that playing with colour is often a great way to create a look that’s vibrant and impactful. Taking inspiration from the ombre effect of my earrings I wanted to incorporate light to dark shades in my ensemble, starting with the pastel pink shade of this Steele dress which provided the perfect canvas to build the rest of my look. I opted for blush toned bag and shoes to add a slightly deeper colour whilst my candy pink embellished Gucci sunglasses added a a fun touch while still keeping within the palette I was going for. The overall gradient effect is a playful way to wear this ultra feminine tone and is a styling trick that can be done with so many other colours, so it’s able to be carried out across my entire wardrobe. But there’s just something about pink that I’m really loving at the moment…

Credits: Dress, Steele; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Miu Miu; Sunglasses (similar style here), Gucci; Earrings (similar style here), Rebecca de Ravenel

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Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Laidback Tailoring

28th September, 2017

A classic, white button down shirt is a workhorse in my wardrobe. I often turn to it as an easy, no-brainer option when I need to look polished. The trend of late has been for slightly more modern, fashion forward take on the traditional collared shirt. I was drawn to this Anna Quan piece with its oversized silhouette, statement cuffs and exaggerated sleeves precisely for that reason as I loved its contemporary feel and its elevated take on such a much beloved fashion staple. I find navy always works beautifully with white so I opted to pair the shirt with a knee length skirt in that hue. The cut-out detail gives the skirt a point of difference and adds an element of interest to the overall look. This neutral shoulder bag by Loewe is an all-rounder in my closet and can easily be utilised for a day or night look. In keeping my bag quite simple I thought the outfit needed a pop of colour so I paired it with my gold Gucci heels as a contrast to the traditional hues of the rest of the outfit. This look will become a go-to for me when it comes to work attire as I love laid-back tailoring that feels considered yet still remains effortless and not too done.

Credits: Shirt, Anna Quan; Skirt, Anna Quan; Bag, Loewe; Heels (similar here), Gucci

Photography: Danielle Castano

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What I Wore: Making the jump

21st September, 2017

There’s something about a black jumpsuit that makes a strong sartorial statement—it’s the type of piece that screams sleek and modern. Bec & Bridge’s take on the style with its strapless neckline and cropped wide leg pants has a contemporary, polished silhouette but is given a slightly more relaxed feel in the ultra on trend fabric that is linen. It’s the kind of piece that I can see becoming a versatile go-to in my wardrobe during the warmer months. I can’t resist teaming black with gold so I opted for my favourite gilded Gucci heels and and choker for a metallic touch. I kept my bag quite neutral in shade to really allow the gold accessories to shine but wanted to have a bit of fun with my choice of sunglasses so I settled on a pair of clear, round framed sunglasses by Chloe. I found they added some attitude to the look without being over the top. When the weather gets warmer I can guarantee this particular Bec & Bridge jumpsuit will be on high rotation.

Credits: Jumpsuit, Bec and Bridge; Bag, Helen Kaminski; Heels, Gucci; Sunglasses Chloe; Choker Eddie Borgo

Photography: Danielle Castano

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What I Wore: All lined up

19th September, 2017

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.

Credits: Skirt,Veronika Maine; Top, Veronika Maine; Belt, Veronika Maine; Heels, Alaia; Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses Poms

Photography: Danielle Castano 

This post was created in collaboration with Veronika Maine
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What I Wore: Gucci Le Marche des Merveilles party

14th September, 2017

What better look for a Gucci party than wearing the label from head to toe? I was excited to pull this look together given each collection from the Italian brand has been so on point it’s hard not to fall in love with every piece. I wanted a look that was fun and made a bit of a statement so I couldn’t go past this printed dress. The crazy cat print was just too great not to take it for a night out on the town! As the dress was so striking I kept the rest of my ensemble quite pared back and opted for a pair of red heels to complement the pops of red on the dress. As the rest of the look was already quite vibrant I wanted to take it down a notch with a white structured bag with classic Gucci chain link detail that had a slightly more traditional feel. The rope style strap however, keeps it quite fresh and youthful.

Credits: Dress, bag, shoes and sunglasses, Gucci

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Walk the Line

31st August, 2017

For no-fuss dressing I always turn to a great dress. It’s the one thing in my wardrobe which makes it a cinch to pull together an outfit as I don’t have to worry about having to style multiple pieces—I throw it on and I’m pretty much done. It’s one of the reasons this Veronika Maine striped shirt dress is currently one of my go-tos. The bold lines instantly make it look smart whilst the corset style belt gives it a very on-trend, modern feel. I love the fact the dropped waist and ruffled hem give it a relaxed vibe while still being very much work or event appropriate. I wanted to give the outfit a pop of colour so opted for a pair of gold heels which give the whole ensemble a luxe touch whilst a classic navy top handle bag complements the blue belt while still allowing the dress to take centre stage. I always like to add a statement piece to my outfits and in this instance I couldn’t resist pairing it with a pair of fun, cat eye sunglasses.

Photography: Danielle Castano

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What I Wore: Statement Shirt Dress

29th August, 2017

There are times when a dress is all about the finishing touches and in the case of this Rebecca Vallance number the focal point is most certainly the triple bow detail. A long sleeved shirt dress is a favourite style of mine but I definitely couldn’t resist when I saw the ultra sweet bows on this particular piece. And when said bows are worked back against a gingham print it adds a playful vibe to the ensemble. The directional gathered sleeves help it from becoming too girly, whilst adding an interesting point of difference. Given the busy nature of the dress simplicity is key for the rest of the look. A simple pair of pointed slides by Nicholas Kirkwood and a chain strap bag continues the smart vibe of the outfit whilst the addition of a straw boater by Nerida Winter make it weekend ready.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood; Sunglasses, Celine; Hat, Nerida Winter; Bag, Dior (similar)

Photography: Mike Belkin

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What I Wore: Myer Spring 17 show

23rd August, 2017

I always look forward to seeing the latest trends every new season so I was excited to attend the recent Myer Spring ’17 show in Sydney. Given it took place at a beautiful property by the water I wanted to wear something light and airy but still appropriate for the cooler temperatures in Sydney so I finally settled on this long-sleeved shirt dress by Anna Quan. A crisp white dress is always guaranteed to make a statement but this frock is taken to the next-level by its balloon sleeves and exaggerated cuffs and the Victorian-style high neck collar which give it a dramatic flair. I love to add a pop of colour whenever I’m wearing white so I opted for my gold Gucci sandals which also added a luxe touch. I wanted to keep the rest of my ensemble quite pared back so I paired it with a mini Loewe bag in a neutral shade and a simple, classic black sunglasses.

Credits: Shirt dress, Anna Quan; Heels, Gucci (similar); Sunglasses, Chloe; Bag, Loewe (similar)

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What I Wore: In Bloom

15th August, 2017

Spring is almost upon us and if there’s one thing I’m definitely planning to add to my wardrobe it’s a gorgeous floral dress. It’s virtually a must with the warmer weather to come and the natural shift to a lighter, breezier look that comes with it. I love this particular dress by Zimmermann because it ticks all the right boxes—the print is subtle yet striking whilst the gorgeous ruffle detail throughout elevates it by giving it an interesting silhouette and the tasseled tie detail adds a bohemian feel. I can see myself wearing this with flats for a casual event and by switching up the footwear to a pair of heels, it can work perfectly for a work event or a special occasion such as a wedding. It’s a versatile piece that I know will definitely have plenty of outings over the next few months.

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Credits: Dress, Zimmermann; Heels, Gucci (similar)

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: The trench coat

10th August, 2017

Along with a classic coat which I wrote about here I think a trench coat is a fashion staple that can work in so many different ways. It constantly features on many a fashion magazine’s round-up of key wardrobe pieces to have due to its timeless look and enduring style appeal. And no wonder—it can be paired with virtually everything and instantly adds a chic touch to even the most casual of outfits. In this instance I’ve gone for a relaxed day look by teaming it my favourite leather pants, a simple white tee and my go-to Gucci slides. I’ve made it a little more on trend by wearing the sleeves rolled up and tying the belt in the back which also gives it a more nonchalant feel. I can see this trench coat being easily popped on over a dress for the evening or with jeans and a button-down shirt for an elevated take on a casual ensemble.

Credits: T-shirt, James Perse; Jacket, Nice Martin; Leather pants, Camilla and Marc; Bag, Givenchy; Slides, Gucci

Photographer: Danielle Castano

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