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What I Wore: Rusted Tones

21st May, 2019

One thing I’ve always found really beautiful about this time of year is the changing colours of the leaves. All the gorgeous rusty shades work so well together that I was inspired to adopt the colour palette myself. I loved the colour blocking effect of this look and it’s something that I think works really effectively if you want to make a strong visual statement with your outfit.

I’ve spoken about my love of a great winter coat in the past and I think that one in a camel shade is a wardrobe must-have. As a neutral it works really well with almost every colour in my wardrobe and it’s eternally chic. And if you want to add a staple to your outfit repertoire this season definitely invest in turtlenecks in various shades. They’re a great all-rounder and they can pair as easily with a skirt as they can with denim.

I wore the below black top handle bag to Fashion Week last week and it hasn’t left my side. It’s a great size for carrying my essentials but also small enough to add a classic element to my look. Topped with a pair of statement sunglasses, I can see this outfit quickly becoming a fave.

Photography: Sophia Athas

Shop the look:

Top: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by Lee Mathews

Skirt: Stella Silk Satin Skirt by Lee Mathews

Coat: Dallas Tailored Coat by Lee Mathews

Bag: Reader Satchel Croc by Sans beast

Sunglasses: Cat-eye crystal-embellished tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses by Miu Miu

Shoes: Wilhemina Li Mule by Senso

Fashion, What I Wore

Max Mara x The Woolmark Company

17th June, 2017

When it comes to my wardrobe I put a premium on buying pieces made from quality fabrics—they last longer and are able to stand up to everyday wear and tear. It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of homegrown Australian merino wool because not only does it have increased softness and warmth it also resists wrinkles (a definite time-saver!). I already incorporate Merino wool quite heavily into my winter wardrobe so I was excited to hear that The Woolmark Company have collaborated with Italian label, Max Mara on its Autumn/Winter 17 range. Several of the pieces are made from 100 per cent Wool Denim fabrics which replicates the look and feel of traditional denim but incorporates all the benefits of wool. Essentially this has merged two fabrics which are in quite heavy rotation in my wardrobe so I was quite eager to view the collection and was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to do so.

Upon previewing the range I fell in love with this pants suit and tunic. Suiting is a major trend this season and when crafted in a Wool Denim fabric it elevates a classic staple into something modern by incorporating a touch of denim. When paired with simple accessories it keeps the look sleek and chic and is so perfect for everything from a meeting to an event. Meanwhile the tunic is the ideal year-round piece as not only is it comfortable enough for a busy day of back to back engagements it can easily transition from season to season with a simple change in accessories. The merging of Merino wool and denim has made both pieces unbelievably soft and warm which makes it perfect for getting me through the cooler months and I have to say that I’m excited that I don’t have to go anywhere near an iron to keep them looking pristine. A win-win.

To celebrate the collaboration between Max Mara and The Woolmark Company, the two brands have planned a global roadshow starting from Milan to key cities across the world. You can view the collection in Sydney at Westfield’s Max Mara store on June 20th. 

Credits: Look 1 – Blazer and pants, Max Mara; Top, Sportmax; Coat, Witchery; Boots, Camilla & Marc; Bag, Stella McCartney; Sunglasses, Saint Laurent; Look 2 – Dress, Max Mara; Coat, Karen Millen; Shoes, Gucci, Bag, Jerome Dreyfuss; Sunglasses, Karen Walker

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was created in collaboration with Max Mara and The Woolmark Company