When Winter in Australia looks like this, we really can’t complain too much can we?!
Sure, there are days of bucketing rain and thunder storms but when we’re lucky, Winter days in Australia sometimes look like this. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, these boots are for keeping the pins toasty, as much as they are for the fashion cred!
No matter what season it is though, stripes are something I’ll always go back to. They’re the it print in every season, made for layering and longevity – we know they’ll never go out of style. This little number by MVN the Label is surprisingly super versatile! I actually can’t wait to wear this piece in Spring because it’s so light and beachy, but paired back with boots and a boyfriend blazer this piece is elevated to a whole new level of versatility. In fact with anything in my wardrobe I try not to label it as a “Summer” or “Winter” piece. Try working your Summer dresses into your Autumn looks with ankle boots, stockings and leather jackets for a wardrobe curve ball!
Outfit Details // Dress / MVN the Label // Boots / Betts // Blazer / Witchery // Bag / Gucci //
If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon – it’s time to! Loafers are the ‘it’ trend taking the fashion world by storm. Gucci is the ultimate fashion house behind the epidemic but it’s snowballed everywhere from high street to fast fashion since.
I love getting on board a new trend but I’m also a strong believer in investing in timeless pieces that last. The one thing I love most about loafers is not only the comfort and effortless factors (duh!) but that they’re a wardrobe item you can pair back with just about anything.
The first outfit I’ve teamed Betts loafers BEAST with a long line textured skirt, slogan tee and a boyfriend denim jacket. I worked the outfit around the skirt as it provides more structure and from there added the slogan tee for the instant style factor and boyfriend jacket to dress it down for casual wear. You could easily swap the denim jacket for a leather biker or structured bomber for a more elevated look. BEAST really is the perfect loafer to ad that attention to detail with the gold buckle and is super versatile from the office to running errands.
The second outfit is the ultimate casual Friday look. BAZAAR is chic in it’s minimalist style and will go with everything and anything in your wardrobe for seasons to come. Cut off mum jeans, a half tucked shirt, shades and a sailor hat is the outfit with lots of elements without the hassle!
Honestly, loafers are a wardrobe staple that once you invest in you’ll be reaching for everyday (self confessed!).
- BEAST loafers – Betts // Jacket – Insight at General Pants // Skirt – C/MEO COLLECTIVE // Tee – The Fifth // Bag – Gucci // Sunnies – Rayban //
- BAZAAR loafers – Betts // Shirt – Bardot // Jeans – Thrifted // Belt & Bag – Gucci // Sunnies – Rayban // Hat – Cotton On //
We all know that the sleeve trend is going cray and I don’t know about you guys but my obsession with a statement sleeve has only just begun!
The Birdcage Boutique brings us banger after banger and this set from C/MEO COLLECTIVE is no exception. The silky silhouette and split sleeve detailing makes this the ultimate weekend wardrobe essential. The, so-on-trend-right-now, off-the-shoulder style isn’t like you’ve seen it before with it’s asymmetric neck line and low shoulder cut. It’s the trend you’ve been loving since Summer but with a fresh new feel!
Sleeves are having a fashion moment right now and it’s right along side of frills! The frill hem detail transforms the skirt from a wardrobe basic into a wardrobe statement. Team these pieces together for a seamless and effortless look or style them separately for any occasion from casual to cocktails! This creamy khaki tone is perfect for styling with any neutral including nude, grey, black and even blush to add a refreshing pop of colour into your Winter wardrobe.
Shop the entire Effuse collection by C/MEO COLLECTIVE at thebirdcageboutique.com.au now!
Doesn’t every girl long for that throw on dress? A dress that can just simply be worn and yet still look like you’ve made the effort? That piece that doesn’t need to be styled because it’s style in itself – the ‘no-brainer’.
This phenomenal frock from Ecléct is all that you’d want from THAT dress. As we all know (or we should by now!) statement sleeves are everything right now… EVERYTHING. Flare, cuff, bell, split – you name it! If it’s got a sleeve that makes a statement, it’ll be in my wardrobe. These sleeves start with a tie at the forearm and create a long flare down the wrist to make that statement. Tied high at the neck and around the waist to create the perfect silhouette and take this dress from an Autumn frock to a dress with a difference.
The luxurious fabric and the to-die-for wine palette that creates this piece makes it a must have for seasons to come! This one might be unique but it’s got those classic touches that will make it a staple in your wardrobe for seasons to come!
Outfit Details // Dress – Ecléct (eclect.com.au) / Jacket – Zara / Boots – ‘Olsen’ by Betts
Look One ~ I call it ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning’ because Mum jeans are my go to casual look when little to no effort is required. The pink and mustard earrings really make this outfit and add that exclamation point! A low-key jeans and shirt combo is turned into a showcase of textures with the tassels when styled with denim and silk. It adds a pop of colour and playfulness to the outfit. Whether you’re brunching, market shopping or just taking it easy – this really is the perfect weekender!
Look Two ~ This is a fun outfit that really doesn’t have any limits. Wear it to the office, out for drinks, dinner with the girls – you name it! The layered tee makes this outfit fun (and of course office appropriate!) but wear the cami by itself for a day-to-night look. I’ve put together this outfit using neutral, earthy tones so that the monochrome earrings really make a statement.
Marble is my obsession so these earrings take me to all new heights! I love that the tassels are made up of both black and white – so chic and the perfect addition to a corporate wardrobe.
Earrings by Murphy Made Jewellery (@murphymadejewellery )
Look One ~ Top – The Fifth Label / Jeans – Thrifted / Shoes – Wittner / Bag – Mimco
Look Two ~ Blazer – C/MEO Collective / Skirt – Perfect Stranger / Tee – Forever New / Cami – Factorie / Shoes – Betts / Bag – Mimco
If it’s got a statement sleeve, give it to me!
It’s the trend that’s having a moment right now and it’s everywhere. I’m trying hard to control my statement sleeve addiction but I’m losing!
This shirt by C/MEO COLLECTIVE is a minimalist’s dream. Statement sleeves, polka dot print, deep-V and a key hole draw string back closure – because everything about this top has attention to detail.
A leather mini is always my go-to bottom, even in Summer when you can switch it up for a grey or white leather. Working with a lighter palette in a heavier fabric has the ability to be styled multiple ways throughout every season.
Outfit Details// Top – C/MEO COLLECTIVE // Skirt – Kookai // Shoes – Betts // Sunnies – Rayban
In 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!
Top – C/MEO COLLECTIVE / Culottes – Bardot / Shoes – Betts / Bag – Mon Purse