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

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  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

 

Way of Wear Turns 1!

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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!

C.

 

Outfit Details

Playsuit & Hat – Sportsgirl // Shoes – Betts // Watch – The Horse

 

3 Trends To Try This Summer: Trend #1

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Well as I sit on my bed on this warm summer night about to start the work week again (yes, my work week is Tues-Sat) I wonder what the hell am I going to wear?! My friends and family would tell you I have too much to choose from but, let’s be honest, there is never too much… right?

If you’re getting sick of your wardrobe roster then mix it up with these Summer trends that will make getting ready so much easier!

I bring you the three part series of ‘3 Trends To Try This Summer’!

Kicking it off with Trend #1 is the jumpsuit. Could it be any easier to put an outfit together when you literally take out the “put it together” part? You don’t have to worry “do the colours match?”, “does it go?” etc, just throw it on and you’re done! Style them with flats and a straw hat for beachy vibes or compliment your jumpsuit with lace up heels and a light blazer for the perfect Summer night outfit! (Did I mention how comfy and cool they are for the Summer?!) Enough said.

Keep an eye out here at wayofwear.com for the rest of the series soon to come!

C.

 

Outfit Details..

Jumpsuit – The Fifth Label / Block heels – Betts For Her / Hat – Sportsgirl / Watch – The Horse

subURBAN GIRL

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Well I’m very excited to announce that this week I had the privilege to collaborate with Urban Girl Clothing to bring you these two looks!

I love discovering new places to shop. It can be hard though when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, but you know you want to be rocking the latest pieces and styles that are on trend. Urban Girl is a cozy boutique in Cowndilla packed out with a huge range of diverse pieces and new styles constantly. They have heaps to choose from but you have to be quick as their stock is in high demand. Whatever you see on the racks this week, will be gone the next – so you won’t be caught wearing the same outfit as everyone else! It also makes the pieces you choose that little bit more special!

One thing’s for sure – they know what’s on trend! Silky, spaghetti strap cami’s have definitely made their comeback this season. This Talulah top is the ultimate wardrobe staple that will take you from the office to the cocktail party. Team it simply with cigarette style pants and your go-to heels or take the next step and team it with a bold coloured mini skirt to turn heads! Friday night outfit = DONE!

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If you asked me what my favourite colour to wear last season was I would have said grey. Ask me this season… KHAKI! (And yes it is a Summer colour now!) Gone are the days it was only suitable for camo costumes – it’s made a comeback and what a comeback it is! This tone is so versatile that you can wear it with almost anything – even tassles! The apron style skirt has to be a standout for me this season. It’s such a fresh design and will easily be a trend that will see you through from Summer to Winter. The apron skirt is a must have this season and you MUST get your hands on one!

Whether you’re looking for a weekend outfit, updating your wardrobe or are just simply in need of some good old retail therapy (with helpful customer service and styling tips!), Urban Girl Clothing has you covered.

Watch this space for more collabs with Urban Girl!

Check them out at 104 Bagot Ave, Cowndilla SA or on Instagram @urbangirl_clothing

 

Outfit Details

Picture #1: Top – Talulah ‘Strokes Top’, Pants – Urban Girl Clothing, Shoes – Betts For Her ‘Stevie’ heels

Picture #2: Top – Stevie May ‘Miss King Top’, Skirt – Stevie May ‘Street War Wrap Skirt’, Shoes – Betts For Her ‘Natalie’ Sandals

ALL CLOTHING AVAILABLE AT URBAN GIRL CLOTHING