KASEY CROPPED DENIM JACKET, SHOP NOW, KIRRA RAW HEM LONGLINE BOYFRIEND SHORTS, SHOP NOW, MESHKI. LOAFER PUMPS, COACH, SHOP SIMILAR. FURLA TORTONA SCARF, FURLA, SHOP NOW

Strike a balance between comfort and polish in your daily outfits with three of my key items: The Shirt, The Scarf and The Trench. With the right combo and balance, these essentials make dressing a breeze while still creating an impact. Let’s take a look.

LOOK ONE

The scarf gains new traction as the statement accessory, and you have full artistic licence to wear it multiple ways. Bring on the party in Ibiza with a resort-like kerchief floral scarf knotted behind the nape. Don’t forget bold hoop earrings and earcuffs.

WEEKEND MAX MARA, VISCOSE YARN SWEATER, WEEKEND MAX MARA, SHOP NOW. D-MILLEFIORI SQUARE SILK TWILL SCARF, CHRISTIAN DIOR, SHOP NOW. SEBASTIAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW

LOOK TWO

Think Grace Kelly, and knot your scarf below the chin. Add a little Wes Anderson cheek with an all brown/beige attire, letting the colour come from the headscarf. On the subject of travel, look no further than this carry-all tote that doubles up as an [oversized] clutch.

LEFT: KASEY CROPPED DENIM JACKET, SHOP NOW, KIRRA RAW HEM LONGLINE BOYFRIEND SHORTS, SHOP NOW, MESHKI. LOAFER PUMPS, COACH, SHOP SIMILAR. FURLA TORTONA SCARF, FURLA, SHOP NOW. RIGHT: WEEKEND MAX MARA, VISCOSE YARN SWEATER, WEEKEND MAX MARA, SHOP NOW. KIRRA RAW HEM LONGLINE BOYFRIEND SHORTS, MESHKI, SHOP NOW. SEBASTIAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW. SIGNATURE SHEARLING ROGUE TOTE, COACH, SHOP NOW

LOOK THREE

When it comes to shirting, I like a lightweight 100% cotton, like this signature Chiara shirt and boxer short set from LMDE, a favourite with fashion crews because you can go from the studio to your shoot location while being covered up from the harsh Aussie sun. You’ll still look pulled together – not always an easy feat especially on a fast-paced set.

THE CHIARA SHIRT, SHOP NOW, THE CHIARA SHORTS, SHOP NOW, LMND. SLINKY DOUBLE LAYER SCOOP SLEEVELESS BODYSUIT, BOOHOO, SHOP NOW. COACH, SHEARLING CLOGS, COACH, SHOP SIMILAR

LOOK FOUR & FIVE

No longer limited to offices and corporate types, the classic men’s style shirt (read: pinstripe, white or chambray blue) is this season’s go-to all-rounder. Expect to see variations in the same theme like cropped, voluminous, feminine lace detailing, to collarless styles. The key is to keep it breezy and crisp. Yes, that means ironing, Ladies and Gentlemen!

If you prefer an element of romance, opt for a bow, some embellishment or lace detailing in your shirting.

LEFT: BLOUSE COTTON POPLIN BLOUSE, SHOP NOW, EMBROIDERED COTTON PLASTRON, SHOP NOW, CHRISTIAN DIOR. RIGHT: TIE SHIRT, BEARE PARK, SHOP NOW

LOOK SIX

The trenchcoat is inherently classic and a true utilitarian item that works for all seasons. Opt for a traditional style that will never date or switch out to a hybrid: a cape trench by COS which allows you to layer without overpowering.

CAPE TRENCH COAT, SHOP SIMILAR, MOHAIR KNITTED COBALT VEST, SHOP SIMILAR, COS. KERIKERI INLET SHIRT, MAGGIE MARILYN, SHOP NOW

Photography: Sean Slattery
Fashion Direction: Aileen Marr
Hair & Makeup: Yuka Matsui
Fashion Assistant: Kelly Hart
Models: Sianie & Annabella / Priscilla’s

SMART CASUAL LOOKS WE LOVE:

MAGGIE MARILYN, KERIKERI INLET SHIRT, $382, SHOP NOW
AWAKE MODE, PUFF SLEEVE SHIRT, SHOP NOW
BASSIKE, TWILL TRADITIONAL TRENCH, $1,095, SHOP NOW
ST AGNI, NONA WOVEN SLING BAG, $449, SHOP NOW
ZARA, FLAT CAGE SANDALS, $70, SHOP NOW
OROTON, MATCHBOX SCARF, $139, SHOP NOW

thoughts?