JULIEN LONG SLEEVE DRESS, SIR THE LABEL, SHOP SIMILAR

Whether you’re thinking of a European vacation to escape the last of days of winter (and counting!) or simply want to plan for this summer’s essentials, look towards the new neutrals that will put you at total ease. In this instalment of A Stylist’s Take, I’m showing you how to style the colour palette of trans-season.

LOOK 1 & 2

LEFT: FINE STRAP ONE PIECE TRUFFLE, ZIAH, SHOP NOW. CAMILLE BANGLE, LOVE ISABELLE, SHOP NOW. RIGHT: JULIEN LONG SLEEVE DRESS, SIR THE LABEL, SHOP SIMILAR

Invest in versatility. This swimsuit by Ziah acts as a one piece at the front and a bikini at the back. Wear it as a bodysuit and dress it up with a flowing silk skirt or dial it down with your favourite pair of high waisted jeans.

Keep in mind, gravitating towards neutrals doesn’t mean you can’t be bold. Take a look at this Julien graphic print by Sir the Label. It’s this season’s minimalist-maxi and is perfect for transiting from poolside lounge to golden hour cocktails.

LOOK 3

VAS PLEAT KNIT DRESS, SHOP NOW, VAS PLEAT KNIT PANTS, SHOP NOW, ST AGNI

Coordinate your look with matching separates. It’s this upcoming season’s fool-proof outfit that can go from city to resort dressing in a flash. In this case, I took a knit dress and wide leg pants from St. Agni which will not only elongate your look but will give you endless options and combinations when it comes to styling it. Pair with neutral slides and a raffia bag for the ideal vacation feel.

LOOK 4 & 5

LEFT: FILLMED SKIN PERFUSION E-YOUTH PROTECT SPF 50, SHOP NOW. DIOR ADDICT LIP GLOW GLOW IN PINK, SHOP NOW. RIGHT: OSIER DRESS, AYA MUSE, SHOP SIMILAR. VERA BRACELET, LOVE ISABELLE, SHOP NOW

Summer makeup starts with protecting your skin. Look for an all-day sunscreen and moisturiser in one. I start my regime with FillMed Skin Perfusion E-Youth Protect SPF 50.  A light lip tint works wonders on keeping lips moist, like this Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink. It’s the perfect finish.

Signature neutrals are elevated to new levels in an evening dress as seen here by coveted designer Aya Muse. Made from the finest stretch knit and tailored in all the right places, it dances the ‘ideal fit and coverage’ line well.

LOOK 6

EASY TO LOVE SHIRT PANNA COTTA, MAGGIE MARILYN, SHOP NOW. MAP PRINT SHIRT, SHOP NOW, MAP PRINT PJ PANTS, SHOP NOW, OROTON. VERA BRACELET, LOVE ISABELLE, SHOP NOW

While on the subject of co-ords, it really is the most effortless way to look pulled together. Take a look at these eye-catching graphics on this Oroton set. You can casually roll off from the beach and head brunch and still look chic! Get more mileage by covering up with an additional crisp cotton shirt. I love this one from Maggie Marilyn (who by the way, just became B-corp certified! Yes!)

LOOK 7

ZOE DRESS IN IVORY, WYNN HAMLYN, SHOP SIMILAR. VERA BRACELET, LOVE ISABELLE, SHOP NOW

I’m calling this my 16-hour hour summer dress (as I like my eight hours of sleep!). It’s a maxi dress that can take you from day to night with minimal effort and is also the dress you’ll want to wear on repeat. Pair with timeless minimal jewellery.

Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Photography: Sean Slattery

Hair & Makeup: Desiree Wise
Fashion Assistant: Kelly Harty
Model: Nabila / IMG

LOOKS WE LOVE:

ZOLA TOP, TOJHÀ, $185, AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER, SHOP SIMILAR

LWASI NECKLACE, LOVE ISABELLE JEWELLERY, $299, SHOP NOW

LUNA WAVE HUGGIES, SAINT VALENTINE, $95, SHOP NOW

SAND SATIN MERET DRESS, BIANCA SPENDER, $695, SHOP NOW

TONIC BODY TREATMENT OIL, CLARINS, $75, SHOP NOW

AURORA RAFFIA LOGO TOTE, AJE, $325, SHOP NOW

GISELLE SLIDES, NINE WEST, $140, SHOP NOW

AMARANTH SUN RX SUNGLASSES, SPECSAVERS, $249, SHOP NOW

SILK WIDE LEG PANTS, VENROY BONDI, $300, SHOP NOW

SILK PRINTED CAMP COLLAR SHIRT, VENROY BONDI, $300, SHOP NOW

thoughts?