Shooting 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.)
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!
Top and Hat H&M // Skirt Witchery // Shoes Betts // Neck Tie Bardot
Here’s some styling tips you don’t have to travel far to find out!
- 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!!)
- 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!
- 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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Top & Pants – Parco, Kichijoji, Tokyo // Shoes – Betts For Her // Bag – Mimco
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!
Top – Witchery // Wrap Skirt – Finders Keepers // Boots – Betts
Minimalist style has never been more on trend than what it is now. We can incorporate it into every aspect of our personal style. Minimal pieces, minimal colour, minimal accessories, minimal embellishments – the list goes on! And although its a style that’s on trend now, it hasn’t always been the way. It was Coco Chanel who once said “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off” – how times have changed! We dress so minimally now that we have to actually remember to put more on!
I love the minimal style. It’s easy, it’s crisp, and always looks smart. But just because its easy doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still pay attention to detail. If the “less is more” look is what you’re aiming for, then make sure the finer details in your outfit speak loudly!
The trick is to accomplish minimal style while still nailing the trends. It might be the bell sleeve cut, the buttons that run down the skirt, the V shape gusset in the boots or the elongating suede choker. You might not have paid much attention to it all together but each piece tells a different story. Have you ever admired a garment on someone else and thought “I have to have that!” but then thought “why”? It’s just a basic garment, right? Nothing too flash about it? Maybe it’s the fit, or the cut, or the way the fabric sits – it’s the finer details in a quality piece that make it an investment.
The key to a minimalists wardrobe is investing in quality pieces that will last and that can be mix and matched to achieve different looks. The best part? Anyone can accomplish a minimal wardrobe. No matter what size or body shape you have – the rules are all the same. Invest in great basics to nail that crisp, sharp, elegant style. Less really is more.
Top – Alice In The Eve // Skirt – Witchery // Boots – Betts For Her // Necklace – DIY //
Happy 1st Birthday Way of Wear!
Wow! A whole year has passed since I started my fashion blog and it’s been a crazy and exciting ride since.
I’ve definitely learned that starting your own blog (or starting your own anything!) isn’t easy! It’s super challenging, sometimes very tiring and boy do you have to have a whole lot of motivation to keep it going. But it has been so much fun writing about fashion and styling and capturing it. I’ve met some incredible people along the way and I look forward to what 2016 brings for Way of Wear!
Oh and most importantly… THANK YOU!
If you’re reading this then I’m talking to you. Thank you all for reading, following, giving feedback and supporting me as I pursue my passion for fashion blogging! Every follow, every positive comment, every like is what feeds my motivation to keep me going. These things might seem small or irrelevant to you but they seriously play a major part in the growth of Way of Wear and, once again, thank you all for that!
I am excited for you to see what’s in store for Way of Wear in 2016!
Playsuit & Hat – Sportsgirl // Shoes – Betts // Watch – The Horse
Introducing Trend #2… the sleeveless coat!
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!
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Sleeveless coat by C/MEO the Label // Jeans by Bardot // Knit top by Bardot // Shoes by Airflex at Betts // Watch by The Horse