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Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetIn the fashion world we’re often surrounded by loud prints, creative designs and bold colours but simple cuts and unique structures will never go a stray.

Nailing a minimalist look isn’t always as easy as it looks. Too simple and it risks looking plain and too much accessorising can take the “minimalist” out of it.

To nail the look you need to focus on the fabric, the fit and the feature!

Fabric – Aim invest in quality fabrics for long lasting wear and a seamless look.

Fit – Pay attention to how the garment fits. An ill fitting garment can ruin the whole look.

Feature – Look for a point of difference, something that makes your garment stand out from the rest. A flare sleeve, a low back or a unique colour, for instance!

Don’t forget, sometimes, less is more!

C.

Top – C/MEO COLLECTIVE / Culottes – Bardot / Shoes – Betts / Bag – Mon Purse

3 Trends To Try This Summer: Trend #2

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I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that a Winter piece? Well you make a good point… which is why I love this style! It was everywhere in Winter but its made its way through to Spring and Summer!

Team it with a lighter palette to suit the season. Grey is my everything – and white is its best friend! The sleeveless coat is also the perfect piece for those cooler Summer nights where you want to look like Summer but feel comfy and cozy. I’m a big believer in getting value for money out of your wardrobe favourites, so if you go for a quality fabric that can be dressed cooler or warmer then you will reap the benefits of tran-seasonal pieces while styling the latest trends!

A sleeveless coat also makes a statement! It makes a casual outfit a dressy one, it elongates the body so you look taller and its usually a piece that grabs the attention of others because it’s out of the ordinary.

I definately recommend trying this trend for Summer – and why not experiment it with different pieces in Autumn too for a cooler look!

C.

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Outfit Details..

Sleeveless coat by C/MEO the Label // Jeans by Bardot // Knit top by Bardot // Shoes by Airflex at Betts //  Watch by The Horse

The Finer Things

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Most of the time dressing casual is the norm. That doesn’t mean it has to be plain and boring though! (Even if you’re someone like me, who likes their neutrals!)

Jeans = tick! Knit = tick! Flats = tick! So you’ve got all of your go-to casual basics but you want to steer away from making your outfit another plain old jeans and top combo? Take care in the finer details of your outfit!

One of the best ways to get a different look and feel fresh is just simply by changing the way you wear those key pieces. Start with jeans – the most basic of basic wardrobe items, right? Well if you’re tired of the way they look on you then maybe its time for a new pair or a different cut. My tip to wake up your jeans is by simply cuffing them at the hem. Not so neat that ‘you did it on purpose’ but messy enough that you achieve the ‘I didn’t even try’ look!

I’m a self confessed knit wear addict! I adore Winter only for its cozy jumpers. I search all season and buy way too many, looking for that perfect one that washes well, keeps its shape and feels oh-so-soft! If you want to steer away from those heavy knits you already have that just consume you when you wear them, then try a knit with a different cut. Simple side splits, different arm lengths, ribbed fabric, high neck or off the shoulder – the list goes on. Go for a knit that works for you, that’s probably pricier but worth the cost and one that is neutral so you’ll get the wear out of it! Light knits with shorter sleeves are the ultimate transitional piece that will take care of you on those breezy Spring days.

Flats are every girls comfort shoe. It’s the safe choice – isn’t it? Just because it’s a flat, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. One of my ultimate pet hates is seeing a gorgeous outfit worn with plain, black, tatty flats with feet rolling out of them! Don’t worry, I love a comfy shoe just as much as the next girl. Look for a more structured flat that has simple detailing. Ankle lace-ups are a huge must for this Spring season. If you haven’t got your hands on a pair, now is the time to do so – you heard it here first! If you’re not into the lace-up trend, try a flat with discreet cut outs, a loafer style or lash out and try a brogue!

Just because your outfit is comfy and simple doesn’t mean it can’t exude style and fashion. Sometimes the finer details of an outfit make the loudest statement.

Tip: Add a thin, soft scarf for extra layers in your outfit, a little more colour and a heap of warmth!

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Outfit…

Knit – French Connection

Jeans – Bardot

Scarf – Zara

Shoes – “Aqua” by Betts For Her

Just Add Flare

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It’s not just flare pants making a comeback – it’s all about the flare sleeves too!

It’s a fresh take on the 70’s trends that have been featured on runways everywhere. And now we can finally make it our own and style it to our everyday wardrobe! This little number is from Azalia Boutique by White Closet. The big and dramatic sleeves might seem like a step out the comfort zone but it won’t take long to get used to. These bell sleeves are an ultra modern twist on a vintage style and so effortlessly chic!

If you want a fashion forward look then team them with a pair of your fave culottes and lace up block heels or simply just with some indigo skinny jeans for a night out with the girls and a pair of pumps! Don’t over style it – let the sleeves do the talking!

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C.

Outfit Details..

Top – White Closet from Azalia Boutique

Culottes – Bardot

Block Heels – Nia-B by Betts

That’s a Wrap!

IMGP8436_Fotor IMGP8416_Fotor IMGP8404 IMGP8493 IMGP8475 IMGP8477My obsession for unique cuts continues with the gorgeous wrap top from Azalia Boutique! This stunning piece crosses over at the front with a high collar and a floor length back.

Although it is a statement, it’s wear-ability is no question! Work it in with your wardrobe staples to add your own style. Contrast with bold white bottoms or add a pop of colour with a high waisted skirt or flared pants! If black’s not your colour, this beauty also comes in white (for those more daring!).

One of the best things about boutique shopping is that whatever is in this week is gone next week. Knowing that your piece is one of a kind and a style like no other is what makes what you pick so special! Azalia Boutique always carry a huge range of unique pieces so you’ll never walk away empty handed. If the wrap top is what you’re looking for be super quick to get your hands on one before they sell out!

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C.

Outift Details..

Top – Azalia Boutique

Jeans – Bardot

Shoes – Tara-B by Betts For Her

Watch – The Horse

Cocktail Revolution Street Style Winner!

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Each month, online fashion mag, Cocktail Revolution release a street style gallery made up of fashion, spotted on everyday people on the street from all over Australia! It’s then put to the public to vote for their favourite style.

For the month of June I was not only lucky enough to be a part of the street style gallery, after being spotted in Rundle Mall, but I was lucky enough to be voted the favourite!

As a part of my prize I won a photo shoot featured on the winner’s profile on cocktailrevolution.net.au and was treated to getting my hair done by the lovely gentleman at Groove Haircutters in Adelaide.

Check out some of the snaps from the shoot above and be sure to head to http://cocktailrevolution.net.au/winners-profile/ for the full shoot and story!

+ take a look at the last shot which was the one that won the votes in the street style gallery!

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C.

Outfit Details..

Outfit 1.

Top – C/MEO Collective

Pants – Strange days pants by C/MEO Collective

Hat – Kookai

Shoes – Wittner

Outfit 2.

Top – Bardot

Skirt – Bardot

Outfit 3.

Top – Bardot

Jeans – Bardot

Coat – Forever New

Shoes – Coach

Bag – Mimco

All Jewellery by Pandora and watch Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hair by Groove Haircutters in Adelaide

Location – Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Cozy Coat

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The ultimate winter essential has to be a trench coat. Effortless style and oh so warm! I chose a woolen, charcoal, knee length coat to keep me cozy through the cooler months. Charcoal is a great tone to break up those winter blacks and to add another element to your outfit. A quirky camel colour works with those winter tones too. Not only does it bring colour to a cool outfit but it’s the perfect transition from freezing Winter to breezy Spring.

What’s a trench’s best friend? A felt hat, of course! Complete your Winter look with a hat that is the character of your effortless outfit. Proving that trench’s will take you from rain to shine, team it with a pair of flats as an alternative to your Winter boots. The trench is the staple piece that is worth investing in!

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C.

Outfit Details..

Trench & Top – Bardot

Jeans – Sportsgirl

Shoes – Betts

Hat – Temt