Hold up; stop packing away all your favourite summer threads.
Over the warmer months, bets are high you purchased the staple of Summer 2016/17 – a white, peasant blouse. Perhaps it was embroidered with carnations, tied with tassels or even wondrously bishop sleeved; but it’s not really the details you remember so much as the memories. Driving and laughing with the windows down on your way to Cottesloe, ignoring the practical realities while you sung along to Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. But Harry Styles is on the radio now, and the idea of the beach has got you sprinting off to run a warm bubble bath. It was a beautiful summer fling, you tell yourself mournfully, but it the love affair can’t carry into the cooler months. Au revoir, mon ami
Wait! It doesn’t have to end this way! That little white blouse is more adaptable than your summery and rose-tinted eyes led you to believe. Challenge the trans-seasonal status quo and bring that warm weather favourite into your Winter wardrobe with 2 foolproof outfits.
Ruffle Sleeve Blouse – Sportsgirl ($79.95)
Invigorate your work ‘drobe
When it gets to that point in the day when you can’t decide whether you need a 3rd coffee or a personal assistant, just remember that you’re wearing, quite possibly, THE funnest shirt in the world. Get up out of your chair, shimmy around and let your sashaying sleeves cheer you up. We’ll take credit for your mood boost, but you’ll have to deal with the baffled co-workers.
Tweed A-Line Skirt – Cue ($189); Maxi Yellow Kid Suede Mules – Tony Bianco at MYER (On sale for $120); New Sensation Tailored Cape Jacket – Sass & Bide at MYER ($695); Luxe Tassel Drop Earrings – Portmans ($19.95)
Turn Yourself Into That Twirling Pinterest Girl
Call up that hobby-photographer friend you have (because we all have one), and invite them out for an impromptu coffee and photo shoot. Once-upon-a-time, gold pleated skirts, ombre faux fur coats and Gucci-inspired slides were just figments of your ‘Outfits I Adore’ Pinterest board. Now, thanks to MYER, Sportsgirl and Novo, you are the most fashionably dressed girl this side of the city. So go! Take beautiful candid-yet-non-candid snaps of your trans-seasonal outfit! You’ll be the envy of every instagram feed.
Colby Flats – NOVO ($69.95); Wild Heart Skirt – Bardot at MYER ($89.99); Faux Fur Jacket – Sportsgirl ($169.95); Stirling XL Pouch – MIMCO at MYER ($399)
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