Spring is here: it’s time to be flirtatious and free. What better way than rising hemlines with the return of the mini or body confidence in the form of the fitted silhouette? The final touch: a bold pop of colour to lift your inner girl power.
BEAU BRA, KOURH, SHOP NOW. RIBBED BANDEAU TOP, TORY BURCH, SHOP SIMILAR. TAILORED WOOL MINI SKIRT, ST AGNI, SHOP SIMILAR. OPYUM SANDALS IN SMOOTH LEATHER WITH GOLD TONE HEEL, SAINT LAURENT, SHOP NOW. TRIOMPHE SHOULDER BAG IN SHINY CALFSKIN, CELINE, SHOP SIMILAR. CLASSIC HOOPS 012, RELEASED FROM LOVE, SHOP SIMILAR
Gain legs literally, by working the micro mini. Call it Y2K a second time around, but more sleeker and more spirited. Team it up with a tube top and add the sparkling nipple-covered string bikini top by designer newcomer Kourh.
Baring your shoulders isn’t limited to youth. I love this off the shoulder top with billowing sleeves by Bianca Spender. It’s perennially chic and better still, very practical. Wear it with a floor skimming skirt for an evening event or pair it up with skinny pants for the ultimate in sleek attire.
LOOK 3 & 4
This autumn season we saw Fendi and Versace swap creative roles to create Fendace. It was very clever indeed thanks to a trio of designer legends; Donatella Versace, Silvia Venturini Fendi and Kim Jones. Now you can get the best of both iconic Italian brands – I particularly love the classic Fendi LBD stitched together with the Versace gold safety pins as seen here. And don’t forget the Medusa motif print to relive the 90s club scene for today.
TAILORED STRAPLESS TUNIC, SHOP SIMILAR, TAILORED FOLD TROUSERS, SHOP SIMILAR, ST AGNI. OPYUM SANDALS IN SMOOTH LEATHER WITH GOLD TONE HEEL, SAINT LAURENT, SHOP NOW. GOLD-TONE & DARK GRAY TITANIUM SHIELD-SHAPED WONDER BOY SUNGLASSES, BALMAIN, SHOP NOW
I like the option to turn my mini tunic dresses into a maxi floor length ensemble by layering it with a wide leg pant. It still gives a striking silhouette, and sometimes more is less when it comes to exposure.
Keeping versatility in mind, there’s a mini for all occasions and style levels. Like this tuxedo mini suit set by Givenchy which you can team with flirty heels if you’re channeling “Emily in Paris”. Personally, I’d take the bohemian left bank approach and work in a pair of slouchy boots. A geo-cut shaped handbag in the prettiest pastel blue is a fresh approach to an all black attire.
This season’s signature colour is without a doubt, pink. Pinks of all hues but in this case, saturated. For example, this striking fuchsia in a power blazer by Maggie Marilyn, guaranteed to give you a jolt of optimism and attention.
Celebrate your body’s natural curves in this beautiful body con-knit dress, giving you the freedom to move.
Revealing your shape is undoubtedly sexy but it’s also a positive way to express the female form. These tailored leggings paired with Wynn Hamlyn’s macrame top is the perfect balance for a slinkier look.
Straight from the street and ready for fashion duty. Mini’s that sparkle always have more fun. Capture the spirit of rebellion with cowboy boots and a leather trench coat to combat any situation – day or night.
Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Photography: Sean Slattery
Hair & Makeup: Desiree Wise
Fashion Assistant: Kelly Harty
Model: Lauren Stevenson / IMG
LOOKS WE LOVE:
FLAME ASYMMETRIC CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED SATIN MINI DRESS, DAVID KOMA, $2,145, SHOP NOW
GRENADA COTTON MIDI SHIRT DRESS, PFEIFFER, $389, SHOP SIMILAR
AMOUR BUBBLE TOP, AJE, $355, SHOP NOW
DENIM SKIRT, COACH X TOM WESSELMANN, $695, SHOP NOW
HARRIET DRESS, ANNA QUAN, $350, SHOP NOW
12.1 SOFT BAGUETTE WITH BUCKLE, RYLAN STUDIO, $749, SHOP NOW
PR20WS SUNGLASSES PRADA, AVAILABLE AT SUNGLASS HUT, $523, SHOP NOW
DOUBLE SOLE SATIN PLATFORM 2 PART HEELS, BOOHOO, $110, SHOP NOW