Thursday, 31 January 2019

Who What Wear - Jungle Fever

Unapologetically me 

Be bold and walk on the wild side!

I swear I spent too much time in my youth worrying about what other people would think of me. Today I embrace my personality and let it show through my clothes.

So what does that look like? These days it translates to bold prints and animal prints. I'm loving matchy-matchy coordinates or mixing it up with block colours or classics like denim.

Denim and animal print go hand in hand.
Totally having a moment with snakeskin. This has come through my skirts, pants and even my gym line! I need to hunt down a natural snake skin over the knee boot for winter.  I have been suffering FOMO from not buying a pair last season. 

Next to snakeskin leopard print is a favourite of mine, and I am interested in gauging your thoughts on leopard print. I'm not sure how but in the past it's tended to have some sort of sexual connotations attached to it. I'm visualising Peggy from married with children. 

For me though, I think those days are over. I am a firm believer that leopard is a wardrobe print staple, if there is such a thing! 

It's funny though when I wear leopard to the office (not this dress btw) I have received a few remarks in a playful tone that leopard is for the evening. I'm definitely not on board with this thought. I think leopard like sequins can translate to daytime and evening outfits. 

I also think where ever you sit on this debate that is fine. We all have our own style and so many of us are scared to embrace it. Simply put, you do you boo! I hope that my extravagant dressing can inspire you to present more of your own true colours (what ever colour they may be)! 

Images by @creationsofsarafina 


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Who What Wear: Slip into the look...

Slip yourself into four looks with just one item! How? Let me show you how to create interchangeable looks from casual to dressy with just one wardrobe item.

This transition can be easily achieved by wearing sneakers to dress the outfit down or heels to elevate it. The use of jewellery, bags, and glasses is always helpful when transforming a single item into multiples.

So what is this magic wardrobe item?

It is something a majority of women own, the slip dress. I decide to style with an animal print slip. However, any slip dress will work just fine with any of these look.

Look One

A simple and elegant, the dress as it is. I wore it with heels which is prefect evening look. However, if you are looking to dress it down you could pair it sneakers, docs, a white tee under the dress or a black one. Add denim to give it some edge.

Look Two

Fun and playful, for the remainder of the beautiful weather we have left. For this look since the staple piece is denim you can really let our personality shine through. By adding bold accessories and layering to have more dimension to the look.

Look Three

This is another night time look, fabric such as silk always goes a long way. It can take something from average to simply effortless while doing the bare minimum. Pair the silk slip with some classic wide leg pants and you're outfit is effortlessly elegant. I kept my accessories simply to compliment the clean silhouette.

Look four

Creating a pseudo midi skirt is my next trick! A perfect piece to take you fro  day-to-night. All you have to do is change your flats to some heels. Instead of layering a tee, put on an evening top. 

I hope I have inspired you to get creative with your wardrobe. You can create a number of looks without breaking the banks. 


Tuesday, 22 January 2019

I wear the pants part 2.

Image credits: Creations of Sarafina 
So where did January go you ask? I have no idea! What have you been up to? I have taken some time to rest and now I am back at it with work, gym, design, shooting and of course blogging.

For 2019 this picture pretty much sums it up. Be happy and be unapologetically you! 

 I wanted to share my part 2 of my series of styling with pants. These beauties were picked up at Portmans from the Canberra Outlet centre.

Portmans have repeated this style for a number of seasons because they are a clear winner. They simply update the print and sometimes add a design detail like this tie belt. For someone with curvier thighs and derriere they are perfect for highlighting my waist.
When I used to work in the public service I swear about four of my girlfriends had this exact pant, just in different prints (and they looked fabulous on them). What I also love about them is the fabric is super soft and keeps me cool on during the scorches we are all experiencing!

My styling tip to dress wide leg pants down  is pair them back with a basic or printed tee. Then to dress them up add a luxe fabric cami instead.

Simply put wide leg pants work for me because they are:

1.    Comfortable
2.    Always in style
3.    Highlight my shape
4.    Make me feel like I am taller and
5.    Make me feel effortlessly elegant.

What are your favourite cut of pants to wear and why? Better yet tell us your favourite store for pants.

 || Outfit breakdown || 
Earrings - Lovisa

Tee - Portmans (Canberra Outlet) 

Clutch - Collette 

Pants - Portmans (Canberra Outlet) 

Heels - Zara 

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