Friday, 28 April 2017

Denim Done Right

There was a time double denim was just not a good idea (said statement not applicable in 2017). With my denim pieces growing more than any other section of my closet, it’s safe to say that the Canadian tuxedo was inevitable. I have to be honest when I say purchasing jeans online can be hit or miss. All brands fit differently, and it can be pretty tricky for a girl like me with a 30 inch leg and strict policy that high waisted in a non negotiable. My waist is a lot smaller than my hips so anything below that just isn’t as flattering, and in fact makes me look shorter than I am. I always like to try jeans on in a store, but if you are bit of an online shopper like me you will understand that sometimes it’s just easier to take the risk and hope for the best when it comes to the fit. We live in a world revolved around convenience and time saving options right? 

Alas GRLFRND denim. Here’s the thing. When you buy one pair, you never have to try on another pair for size again. I now have three pairs, and honestly never had jeans fit so good! Their styles have a vintage feel, where denim feels real. None of this stretchy, thin business. We’re talking sturdy and durable just as they were in the 90’s. Now onto the denim jacket - the flare sleeves and patchwork colour washes are all you need to take note of. This is the point of difference vs a regular boyfriend style. Plus I mentioned in my last post I was after a new pant suit. Both pieces are actually designed as a matching set after all. It’s not quite what I had in mind, but it’s halfway there and works oh so well on casual Fridays! This set will also work well separated. I can already vision these jeans with a button up white shirt, checked blazer and heels. Can you tell I have spent way too much time on Pinterest? 

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Weekly Lust Haves...

A new segment to Style Structure: Weekly lust haves. This weeks mood board is all about city chic monochrome with a side of coastal. A detailed tee pairs perfectly with a good cut jean and heels, but whilst living in Sydney (and heading into autumn) the memory of long summers near the ocean wants to live on. My fascination with straw bags continue and takes the look from smart to casual in seconds. Add a splash of Rosas Frescas and you are good to go!

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Suit Up In Linen

Tailoring - My weakness. It’s time to embrace autumn in Sydney, even though it’s still as warm as a British summer it has to be one of my favourite times of year. The mornings are colder, the sun is less harsh and it’s nice to have the opportunity to style an outfit without worrying about the heat. Linen occupies quite a bit of space in my wardrobe, and still opting for this fabric moving into autumn. I can’t remember the last time I wore a suit, and after rocking this cream one only last week makes me want to invest in more.

Next on the agenda will be finding a pant suit. I’ve also come to the conclusion that if I am to buy an investment piece this season it won’t be a handbag. It’ll be a blazer, and yes I have my eye on a few. It has to be the most versatile wardrobe staple, and it’s just the right warmth for Sydney. Perfect moving into winter worn layered and a necessity for spring mornings. 

It’s been a while since wearing my white Gucci’s - Hello old friend. Honestly, my problem is if shoes are kept in a box I forget about them! Does anyone else have this problem?! They are the perfect height for the cut on these shorts. I couldn’t imagine wearing this suit with heels, but loafers work. I even think sneakers would give this look an edgy spin and might even brave them when I finally find my dream cigarette pants and matching jacket.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Slips and Statements

Season to season, the black slip dress has remained a versatile piece within my closet, and I’m sure yours too. Details change - whether it be the neckline, the straps or the length. Overall, it remains a strong option worn alone or styled layered. I actually love the update on todays Third Form dress. The tie details on the spaghetti straps add something a little more than just a simple LBD. Styling can be mixed up depending on the occasion, worn high on the neckline to look more polished or a little more loose for those easy braless beach days.

Now onto the slogan tee - I.JUST.CAN’T.GET.ENOUGH. My collection is rapidly growing and a little less serious than some of my wardrobe staples. I am finally introducing this seasons biggest colour red somewhere other than my make up bag. The pop of colour on the tee pairs back nicely with a strong lip. I've opted for a statement earrings because let's be honest... there's some amazing pairs around right now. My jewellery box is begging for more space. Something about this ensemble takes me back in time - and I’ve come to the decision it’s the sunnies, clogs and red lip that contribute to this!

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sweat Pants And Heels

Silky sweats….An item I have recently discovered and wish I found them sooner. When it comes to pants, my first option would usually be a good pair of jeans. Day to day I’m a fan of comfort, adding  luxe accessories to polish off the look. But after seeing sweatpants rocked with heels at the Feb Fashion Weeks I decided it was time to give the jeans a rest and try something new. Incase you didn’t know - I have a 30” inside leg, which means flat shoes are not always the best option when wearing full length pants. That’s where the heels come in - they do wonders for a look like this, and the vertical stripe along the outside of the leg elongates my leg length. Genius! 

Today’s cashmere boyfriend tee is perfect for the unpredictable Sydney weather. It’s not quite cold enough to be wearing full sleeve knits right now (secretly wishing for that day!) so the cap sleeve option is a must have for transeasonal styling. It also looks cute tucked into high waisted mom jeans. As mentioned at the start of year, staple, long lasting pieces have to be at the forefront of my mind when adding new items to my wardrobe. Having this sustainable mindset means these pieces will be worn over and over which is the only way I want to shop. Add a pop of lip colour to brighten up the monochrome tones and you’re good to go! 

The best thing about this look - It can be layered, so will be perfect for peak winter. I would probably switch the cap sleeves for a chunky cable knit or sweatshirt adding a double breasted coat for the colder months. Even swapping out the stilettos for kitten heeled boots.

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