Thursday, 30 June 2016

Double Knitwear

Writing this on the plane from Barcelona to London, this may seem off subject whilst enjoying a European summer. That being said, the pilot just announced London in 10 degrees celsius when we land eek! This winter post might be relevant after all! Before heading on my summer adventures, knitwear and maxi coats seemed to occupy wardrobe space that bit more. The washing basket at home is still full of jumpers which were necessary pieces of clothing before leaving. 

Unfortunately, Sydney isn’t the place to experiment with heavy layer upon layer of clothing even in the winter. Instead, the chunky knits can be worn alone or with a staple coat, and skirts don’t have to be paired with 80 denier tights. This isn’t the first time I have experimented with knit on top and below this season. It can be worn a number of ways. Here are the keys ways to style this season:

1. The flared sleeve and culotte combo. This has to be one of my favourite looks from Fashion Week SS16. The best tones are the warm oatmeal kind and look killer with a pair of high heeled ankle boots and statement bag. Try adding a cuff sleeve shirt for added styling points.

2. Cable knit and knit midi. Exactly the look I am wearing today. A big fan of matching the knits so I have broken up the look with black accessories and added a pair of trusty Gazelles for a street chic feel.

3. Tweed jacket and A-Line skirt (think Chanel/Blair Waldorf Gossip Girl) This channels a more vintage style and looks on point with a pair of Mary Jane’s and white tee. So many of these retro chic looks are coming back, and think this combo is the perfect look for an Australian winter. Adding a caped maxi coat is also a winner and will make you look a part of the Parisian fashion culture in no time.

If double knitwear isn’t for you, there’s always the oversized knit and mom jeans combo which is comfortable and on trend right now. Every winter I am always on the hunt for cable knit jumpers and see them as a staple item - they never go out of fashion. 

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Round Metal Sunglasses by Ray-Ban: Shopbop or here via The Iconic

Hair refresh from the talented team at Edward's & Co Alexandria, Sydney

Photo credit to my love, Chris Bray


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Styling Pleats & Knitwear

Pleated skirts - A new addition to my wardrobe moving into winter ’16. It’s one of those trends that has come back around in no time, and there are a few different lengths around. Today’s black pleather number is just above the knee, and I’ve styled it casually with a trusty pair of Nikes and pulled back hair. There are so many ways to style pleats, so I’ve listed a few ways how you can introduce this style into your wardrobe.

  • Add knitwear. There are so many styles that work well. Oversized long knits are great with a midi length skirt with the turtle neck working better with shorter hemlines.
  • Sneakers for a street feel or high heeled ankle boots for a chic look. I’ve opted for a clean pair of white kicks, as wanted to look more casual whilst pairing back with a blazer. This way, the outfit looks well balanced and not too casual or too dressy.
  • Toughen up with a leather jacket. I really like this take on styling and feel it works well with floaty pleats as opposed to the metallic stiffer versions. Contrasting is key.
  • Finish off with a statement bag. It takes this look to the next level, especially if keeping the colour to a minimum. Today, I have opted for a Celine Trio which is perfect for everyday. 
So have fun and play around with this seasons skirt, the perfect style for any occasion.

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Celine Trio Bag

Photo credit to Jiawa Liu from Beige Renegade
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