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AG Jeans- Statement Denim

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AG Jeans Phoebe in 19 Year SplinterThe Claire Shirt by AG, Attico Mules, APC Half Moon Bag

This season a pair of statement jeans is a key style update for any wardrobe.

AG have nailed this trend with the Phoebe in 19 Year Splinter. Whilst a year or 2 ago I lusted after the most distressed and ripped denim, these days I prefer my rips to whisper on the hem of my jeans. This pair features a high waist, an uneven hem and two toned denim- points that are interesting but not over the top. I’m after a cleaner, “more European” look, that can work casually but also be dressed up. Pairing these jeans with a striped shirt creates a chic, but timeless look.

I love the versatility of these pieces and am certain they will become wardrobe staples.

Key features to look out for when shopping for statement denim:

  • Length– I prefer a cropped length to show off my shoes. Pair your shoe of choice with fishnet tights/socks for a very “of the moment” look.
  • Hem– look for a step, raw, or uneven hem.
  • Wash– I’m loving blue washes at the moment- especially vintage blue (think Levis).
  • Extra detail– embroidery, patchwork or two toned denim. Choose one not all.

Happy shopping!

Marilee x

 

 

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Not just another black dress

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Third Form “New Crush Halter Dress”, Ego shoes, Holly Ryan Wavee Necklace, APC Bag 

Being a minimalist is about appreciating and finding interest in the smaller details- whether it be the texture of the material or an interesting cut or structure.

Australian label Third Form has mastered this – every piece is thoughtfully designed, sophisticated and progressive.

So a black dress is elevated thanks to an on trend cut away shoulder design, pleated texture and flared sleeves. The backless feature is perfectly balanced by the longer hemline. Edgy accessories compliment the design and help to tie the whole look together.

In my books, clean lines with a focus on interesting features will never ever look ordinary or boring.

 

 

 

 

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Double Duty

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Aris Clothing “High Neck Cut Out Top”, Christopher Esber Skirt, APC half moon bag, Lacoste Sneakers, Triwa Watch and bracelet, Natasha Schweitzer earring

When I shop, the first thing I look for in an item is versatility.  If it cannot be easily mixed and matched with my existing wardrobe and cannot be worn in multiple situations, then it will more than likely be left in the store.

Which is why I love discovering new labels whose purpose is to deliver versatile clothing that transitions seamlessly from work to the weekend.  Aris Clothing is a perfect example – they design beautiful, quality pieces that are minimal but with a twist.  I’m wearing the “High Neck Cut Out Top” a simple design made interesting thanks to the neck detail.  By pairing this top with a mini skirt and sneakers it’s an easy weekend look.  Styling this top for work is a no brainer- simply add a high waist pencil skirt , blazer and a pair of pumps.

Buy less, buy smarter and you’ll never be left staring at a wardrobe full of clothes with “nothing to wear”.

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Dressing down a cocktail dress

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Christopher Esber dress, Mother Jeans, ATP Atelier sandals, APC Bag 

My approach towards fashion has evolved as I have gotten older. It’s no longer about abundance but rather about building a smarter, smaller wardrobe that works harder.  Each piece I curate should be able to sit within the intersection of a venn diagram and be used for multiple dress codes.

I purchased this Christopher Esber cocktail dress for a ridiculously cheap price at a recent warehouse sale (when it’s more than 80% off, you don’t think, you just handover the credit card lol). Rather than waiting for a “special occasion”,  I’ve dressed it down so it’s appropriate for a smart casual setting by layering it over cropped jeans.  Flat slides and a day bag also instantly work to tone down the dressy vibe.

What is your approach to fashion? Do you try to purchase pieces that work double duty?

 

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Pandora jewellery and Denim Pinafores

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Denim Pinafore by Viktoria and Woods, Rings by Pandora, Lacoste Sneakers, APC bag
The best aspect of the 70s revival is the abundance of denim in all shapes, styles and forms.
I love demin for it’s casual nonchalance and efforless vibe- it’s just so easy to wear.
This denim pinafore by Viktoria and Woods is to me the perfect summer dress. The midi length instantly makes it chic and classic, but it’s also casual enough to be worn just about anywhere.
Generally I tend to focus more on clothes rather than accessories, however it is absolutly true that accessories can transform an outfit instantly. Stacking rings is one of my favourite ways to elevate any look and my rings of choice are by Pandora. Pandora create beautifully crafted designs of quality that can stand alone or create a big impact when stacked together. I’ll be adding more to my collection for their styling versatility- a wardrobe must!