Time After Time ~ with JORD Watches

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If there’s one accessory that will add class to your wardrobe and amp up your style, it’s a timepiece. Call me old fashioned but in a world of smart watches, I still seem to be reaching for a classic watch – time after time (pun intended).

JORD Watches take a new turn in classic timepieces with their whole collection crafted from immaculate wood. Designed for the modern everyday lifestyle, the choices are endless with plenty of styles and wood types to choose from. My watch, FRANKIE, is in Ebony wood with gold accents, making styling simple from day to night. Where possible, I always opt for fashion that’s versatile and timeless to ensure maximum wear with minimal stress! I love that the Ebony wood in FRANKIE is dark enough to team with a chic and seamless head-to-toe black outfit and yet still manages to bring character to a casual weekend look incorporating denim and leather.

If Ebony wood is too dark for you, you might like the smokey touch of WALNUT or DARK SANDALWOOD. Alternatively you could opt for something beachy and fresh like OLIVE or MAPLE. And if you’re unlike me and are equipped with a smart watch, you can shop Apple bands via their website as well. Whether it’s for yourself or a gift for someone special, JORD has you covered for timepieces for both men and women – not to mention the option to engrave if it a gift you’re looking for!

I’ve partnered up with JORD to bring one of my followers a $100 JORD gift voucher! Simply follow this link https://www.woodwatches.com/g/wayofwear for your chance to win. Entries close 10th June so don’t miss out!

Check out some of the other woods below and shop the entire collection at woodwatches.com

C.

Outfit // Watch / FRANKIE in Ebony & Gold by JORD // Top / FWRD // Jeans / Dr Denim // Boots / Betts // Glasses / Rayban // Glasses Chain / Bailey Nelson //

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

 

Less Is More

flare post 3flare sleeve postflare post 1flare post 2Minimalist 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.

C.

 

Outfit..

Top – Alice In The Eve // Skirt – Witchery // Boots – Betts For Her // Necklace – DIY //

Sweet Neon In The Sweet Sunshine

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Looking for that perfect Summer outfit? You know the kind you can wear to wineries, bridal showers, family BBQ’s and all of the other save-the-dates we have on our calendar at this busy time of the year?! And of course, it’s warm so you want your outfit to have a pop of colour too. (We don’t ask for much, do we??)

Online fashion boutique and go-to outfit source, Sweet Neon, has you covered – whatever the occasion! You’ll find a range of gorgeous dresses among skirts, tops, jumpsuits, shorts and the list goes on! (Jackets and knits in the Winter too!)

If you’re like me you’ll make your outfits mostly out of separates. Don’t get me wrong I love a good jumpsuit or dress, but separates are so wearable and so easy to mix and match to suit your style, your occasion and to get the most bang for your buck!

This wrap skirt will be a statement however you wear it. But if you want to tone it down a bit, team it down with a basic grey tee and a metallic slide for ultimate, effortless chic. Wrap skirts are so on trend right now. They give edge to any outfit and make Summer layering easy! Team the striped crop with crisp culottes to take your look from day to night (or to the office!).

If you’re on the hunt for a special outfit and don’t want to break the bank, or simply just need some good old retail therapy – visit sweetneon.com.au

(Top and Skirt from Sweet Neon at sweetneon.com.au)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Into the Orient

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Photography by Jason Hywood (Instagram @chillography)

Is there anything better in the warm weather than a shirt dress?? It’s easy, comfy, cool and effortlessly stylish. And I mean effortless – throw it on, add sandals, say no more! There’s nothing worse than trying to style an outfit when it’s hot and you want comfort… but you also want style!

This dress by Imonni has a long, curved hem, side splits for movement and a tie-up belt to cinch in the waist. This dress is simply perfect for every figure. The cuffed sleeves slim the arms and shoulders and the buttons down the front elongate the figure – great for shorties like me!

I’m a big fan of neutrals so the black and white geometric combination was perfect for my wardrobe! Take a different angle on the shirt dress and wear it as a vest. Leave it un-buttoned but still tied up, teamed with jeans, a singlet, heels and a hat and you have a totally different look! (Or even layer it with a long sleeve underneath for the cooler months.)

Tip: Look out for curved hems on dresses to elongate your figure. Avoid even hems if you’re short as it can often cut you off and make you look shorter.

Thanks for reading! Please follow me at wayofwear.com for more fashion updates 🙂

C.

Outfit.

Dress – Urban Girl Boutique by Imonni Melbourne

Shoes – Betts

Watch – The Horse