There really is no better time than now to live your best life. Call it casually extravagant, this week, I’m theming out meet as “laid back meets lux”. Everyday events are worth dressing up for now, so reclaim your fashion moment whether it’s elegantly casual or somewhere in between.
Bodysuits, let alone an embellished sheer Miu Miu (like the one seen here) reign as the perfect party top to work as your base layer. Easily combine with a boxy blazer for evenings out or pared-back with a pair of Bermuda shorts or denim. Either way it’s polished and the right amount of fantasy.
Add quirk with diamonds and pearls (thank you, Prince!). Twee style never looked so glam with dazzling, knee-high sequinned socks paired with two-toned loafers or Mary Janes. Brave looking creatively kitsch without feeling like you’re in a Wes Anderson film by shopping second-hand fashion on cool sites like Depop or designer pre-loved wares on Vestiaire Collective. Otherwise, hit the thrift stores.
LOOK 3 & 4
LEFT: TOP, SHOP SIMILAR, SKIRT, SHOP SIMILAR, CELINE. 18K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SIGOURNEY STUD EARRINGS, JAN LOGAN, SHOP NOW. TWO TONE COLE NECKLACE, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW. TIFFANY T T1 NARROW DIAMOND HINGED 18K WHITE GOLD MEDIUM BANGLE, TIFFANY & CO, SHOP NOW. TWO POINT TUBE SILVER BANGLE, SENER BESIM, SHOP SIMILAR. RIGHT: SKIRT, CELINE, SHOP SIMILAR. LADY YEARLING RUBBER SOLE BOOTS, R.M WILLIAMS, SHOP NOW
Yes, your grandmother’s pearls, but with your fave slogan tee. It helps if it’s from Celine for total hipster cool. The longer the pearl strands the better, even if it’s DIY via a craft shop.
I love white boots, so when RM Williams came out with these I thought it’s the killer mix of the Chelsea X Western boot. Wearing white also lightens up an outfit, especially neutrals, and gives you a break from all of black or brown boots.
LEMON TREE ODE TOP, SHOP SIMILAR, LEATHERETTE DEEP TUCK PANTS, SHOP SIMILAR, BIANCA SPENDER. SLIDE STRASS BUCKLE MULES IN SATIN, ROGER VIVIER, SHOP SIMILAR. CRYSTAL FLAPPER EMBELLISHED GOLD-TONE SHOULDER BAG, AREA VIA THE OUTNET, SHOP SIMIlAR
Nothing says low key luxury better than leather, even faux as it feels and looks just as special. Think tailored leather pants in loose low-slung silhouettes worked back with a pussy bow printed blouse, both by Bianca Spender. Lift your entire look with jewelled hardware in your accessories like these satin jewelled slides and a chic embellished mini bag.
LOOK 6 & 7
LEFT: SILVER SEQUIN EMBROIDERED TULLE CARDIGAN, SHOP NOW, CYCLAMEN EMBROIDERED CHIFFON SHIRT, SHOP NOW, PRADA. RIGHT: VERYVEE HEELS, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, SHOP SIMILAR. LUREX SOCKS, PRADA, SHOP SIMILAR. LOVITT BUCKLE BAG, KATE SPADE, SHOP SIMILAR
Channel your feminine artsy side with the best of twee style: layering a polka dot blouse with a sheer shimmery cardigan that can easily be swapped out for a slip dress or a lace bra for your sexier side.
80MM MADAME CROCS, BALENCIAGA, SHOP NOW. PATENT LEATHER PUMPS, PRADA, SHOP SIMILAR. ELISE CROCODILE EFFECT SHOULDER BAG, SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO, SHOP SIMILAR. JEWELLERY FROM RIGHT TO LEFT: VINTAGE GIVENCHY NECKLACE, SHOP SIMILAR, VINTAGE GIVENCHY NECKLACE, SHOP SIMILAR, CONSTANTINA VINTAGE. LINK STATEMENT NECKLACE, RYLAN STUDIO, SHOP NOW. VINTAGE NAPIER NECKLACE, CONTANTINA VINTAGE, SHOP SIMILAR. TIFFANY 18K HARDWEAR 19MM WRAP NECKLACE, TIFFANY & CO, SHOP SIMILAR. LONG TWO STRAND PEARL NECKLACE, SAINT LAURENT, SHOP NOW. OCEAN WORN GOLD PEARL LIMPET BRACELET, OROTON, SHOP NOW
Geek chic. Who knew crocs and Mary Janes could look so cool? In this case, choose gold link chains as the accent to give your accessories a street edge.
LOOK 9 & 10
LEFT: STERLING SILVER AND BAROQUE PEARL OLIVIA NECKLACE, JAN LOGAN, SHOP NOW. CLASSIC BAG, SHOP NOW, DROP BRACELET, SHOP NOW, BOTEGA VENETA. 1927 SOFT MICRO CROSSBODY BAG, FURLA, SHOP SIMILAR. HOTEL VIVIER BROCHE VIVIER BUCKLE MULES, SHOP SIMILAR, VIV CHOC SHOULDER BAG, SHOP SIMILAR, ROGER VIVIER. RIGHT: AUBREY 1 SLEEVE GOWN, REBECCA VALLANCE, SHOP NOW. DENIM JACKET WITH EMBROIDERY AND STUDS, SANDRO, SHOP NOW. TIFFANY HARDWEAR GRADUATED LINK EARRINGS IN STERLING SILVER, SHOP NOW, TIFFANY T T1 RING IN WHITE GOLD WITH DIAMONDS, SHOP NOW, TIFFANY & CO
Millennial silver can extend beyond jewellery. With this in mind, go for silver metallics by way of your accessories. There’s a lot of velvet making headway this season so consider this when you’re thinking about your accessories. Seen here in evergreen by Bottega Venetta and Roger Vivier.
Embellishment and denim are the ultimate combo for hitting glamour and cool on the same note. Elevate with this Rebecca Vallance one-shouldered dress and you’re ready for anything.
Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Photography: Sean Slattery
Hair: Kieran Street
Fashion Assistant: Kelly Harty
Model: Annabel / Priscilla’s
LOOKS WE LOVE:
GANNI, CROPPED EMBELLISHED ORGANIC COTTON-POPLIN AND METALLIC KNITTED CARDIGAN, $685, SHOP NOW
ERES, FLORAL BODYSUIT, SHOP SIMILAR
MEADOWLARK, ROSE PEARL DROP EARRINGS, SHOP SIMILAR
VIKTORIA & WOODS, WINTOUR BELT, $390, SHOP NOW
ROGER VIVIER, STARS HAIRBAND IN VELVET, $1,080, SHOP NOW
ANNA QUAN, HETTIE SHIRT, $320, SHOP SIMILAR
CULT GAIA, BESS CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED ROPE AND ACRYLIC CLUTCH, $719, SHOP NOW
SCANLAN THEODORE, DIAMANTE TRIANGLE STUDS, $500, SHOP NOW
CHLOE, KURTYS CUTOUT GLOSSED-LEATHER MARY JANE PUMPS, $1,480, SHOP NOW
KOURH BEAU SKIRT, $880, SHOP SIMILAR