Dressing for Winter, Dreaming of Summer ~ with MVN the Label

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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!

C.

 

Outfit Details // Dress / MVN the Label // Boots / Betts // Blazer / Witchery // Bag / Gucci //

Falling Into Autumn

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Summer is over. Summer is over?! ALREADY??

It never gets easier coming to the realization that the best season has, yet again, come to an end (*cries inside*). There is one thing that always gets me through when Summer fades away.. Autumn fashion.

I’m a summer girl at heart but Autumn/Winter fashion is definitely my favourite! It’s a season you can really have fun with when it comes to styling. Layers, textures, fabrics – the opportunities are endless!

One of my go-to looks for the in-between weather is teaming a mini skirt with a long sleeve top. As well as creating different lengths to your outfit, it’s a great way to style a new Autumn piece like a statement blouse while still showing off the pins! You can finish off the look with the ultimate tran-seasonal shoe – the mule, or add an ankle boot to really get that Winter vibe going.

Experiment with textures – it’s the best part about Fall fashion! Knits, wools, silks and leathers, the list goes on. Try to team contrasting fabrics together to really elevate your look and create something new.

Happy new season shopping ladies 😉

 

Outfit Details // Top – Finders // Skirt – C/MEO Collective // Shoes – Tony Bianco // Bag – The Bag Collective//

Five Summer Essentials ~ with The Bag Collective

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Summer is all about minimalism and having those few staple essentials to get you through is so important.

The Bag Collective and I have teamed up to bring you the Five Summer Essentials you need this season!

One ~ A bold lippy.. I’m a huge advocate for minimalist style and basing a capsule wardrobe around neutrals. A bold lipstick adds a pop of colour to any look and is perfect for Summer styling!

Two ~ A good pair of sunnies.. We’ve all bought a cheap pair before hoping they’ll last through the sun and salt of Summer! Well a good pair of sunnies is going to be one of your best purchases this season. They’ll be a lot more durable, protective and has the ability to elevate any look.

Three ~ BB Cream.. Who has time to put on a full face of make up when you really want to be at the beach?! BB Cream is that essential beauty product to provide you with that light effortless coverage (not to mention sun protection!).

Four ~ Tassel Earrings.. Yes it’s a thing right now, yes you should get on board! I am obsessed with this trend and how it can take any look from day to night. Tassel Earrings are super boho but so chic and another item you need on your list this Summer.

Five ~ Headphones.. Summer really wouldn’t be the same without the tunes! When you want to chill out on your inflatable swan, how fun would it be without that summer playlist? Am I right?

Pack all of your Summer essentials into your personalized monogrammed pouch by The Bag Collective! They’re the ultimate minimalist essential to elevate any look. Choose from their wide range of colours and personalize the leather with your initials for that special touch. They’re the perfect gift for someone special or treat yourself to one of these beauties!

Shop the look now ~ thebagcollective.com

You’ll thank me later 😉

 

 

Shooting with Australian Style Institute

batch_IMG_0737batch_IMG_0796batch_IMG_0879batch_IMG_0952batch_IMG_0895batch_IMG_1042Shooting with Australian Style Institute and their incredible team of models, hair and make up artists, fashion labels and oh so talented photographer, Jason Lau, was such a great experience.

Working with other aspiring stylists and entrepreneurs of the fashion industry made it a shoot like no other. The creative eye of Jason Lau helped us see things we didn’t picture before and allowed us to push all creative boundaries.

We took to the quirky streets of Fitzroy in Melbourne to shoot gorgeous pieces by incredible labels, Megan Park, Once Was and Gorman and had the pleasure of shooting with Brazen models.

Take a look at the some behind the scenes snaps from ASI and be on the lookout for the final shots still to come!

 

(All images belong to Australian Style Institute.)

 

PJ’s All Day

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I was a tad reluctant to try this trend at first but I love how different it is… oh and comfy!

With any trend I always suggest trialing a cheaper version before investing in the real deal in case it’s something that isn’t around for long or if it’s simply just not you.

I teamed the PJ blouse (or so I call it) with my go to leather mini for a chic yet laid back look. I was actually touring this day so I wanted to look put together but still cool in the Tokyo heat!

When you’re putting a new trend to the test, put your spin on it and style it with your go-to pieces for your ultimate look. I love leather skirts right now and neck ties (or skinny scarfs, or anything neck tie related!) so make it yours with your own style!

C.

 

Outfit Details

Top and Hat H&M // Skirt Witchery // Shoes Betts // Neck Tie Bardot

 

Tokyo On-The-Go

IMG_6140IMG_6141IMG_6143IMG_6152Here’s some styling tips you don’t have to travel far to find out!

  1. Style doesn’t have to be compromised for travel – Just because you’re living out of a suitcase doesn’t mean you’ve lost all sense of your personal style. It’s easy to go into panic mode when it comes to packing… and traveling… and figuring out what to wear! Opt for pieces that will provide you comfort for long periods of time while on the go.( That doesn’t mean putting on the trackies and runners!!) Look for key items that look put together but don’t necessarily compromise style for comfort. (Enter the culottes!!)
  2. Neutrals are your best friend! – They’re simply just the easiest items to mix and match when living off of a few items on the go. Options will be endless and it will make getting ready quicker to avoid cutting into that precious site-seeing time!
  3. Play with different shapes and cuts – Neutrals are basic but the shapes don’t have to be. Bring a point of difference to your outfit by  teaming items that attract the eye. It might be a frill, flare sleeve, low back etc but it will make that basic piece, not so basic!

Even if you aren’t planning a trip anytime soon, these tips are helpful to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe!

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Outfit details

Top & Pants – Parco, Kichijoji, Tokyo // Shoes – Betts For Her // Bag – Mimco

Same Same But Different

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Some say basic is boring but in this day and age it isn’t the case. Basic is the new bold and neutral is the new bright! Toning down can actually make a bigger statement and say more than a busy outfit ever could.

Neutral tones might seem blazae but the real excitement is hidden in the textures and the cuts! Tone down the palette but tone up the creativity in your outfit by focusing on raw edges, clean lines and bold shapes. Don’t be afraid to mix structure with flow! Match a structured flared sleeve top with a flowy, suede skirt. Experiment with clean lines that sit off the shoulder and contrast it with something soft. Play with boots that sit at different heights – be daring and try the new ‘it’ boot of the season that sits over the ankle and under the calf.

Your outfit will only be boring if you make it boring – always strive for a point of difference!

C.

 

Outfit Details

Top – Witchery // Wrap Skirt – Finders Keepers // Boots – Betts