Welcome to my new series “A Stylist’s Take”, a weekly capsule edit of new season pieces styled by me for you. This week, I’m taking you through a “how-to” in putting a new spin on your style in one bold move: Logo Mania. There’s a timelessness, and dare I say “trendy” aspect, to wearing logos. For some of us, the graphic print provides a feeling of nostalgia or a not-so-subtle nod to the heritage of our favourite designers. Whether you want to give your wardrobe a psychedelic update in head-to-toe logo, or opt for a signature monogrammed handbag, I’ve shot and styled key pieces to spark your enthusiasm for printed play.
Consider a total logo outfit with a matching turtleneck and skirt. While this look reads more like graphic print, on closer examination you can see the Tory Burch signature. Subtle but effective, I’ve layered it with a bomber jacket for a more casual street style feel. Loafers are a must this season. Whether you go for flats or a one inch heel, they add just the right amount of prep to your step.
Key style note: Keep the tones similar. You’ll feel more together, plus if you decide to switch it up with a colourful bag or heels, it won’t ruin the rest of your look. Also, nothing is as refreshing as a bold lip shade, especially since we haven’t seen our lips as a feature to play up for sometime now. Match with a bold red/orange nail polish which always looks chic with neutrals, tonal prints.
The Cardi. I can’t get enough of them. Whether it’s a grandpa style (like the one seen here from Sandro) or a cropped, cable knit style, we’ll be seeing the cardigan well into next year. The monogram is bold, but it becomes “the statement”. I’ve steered away from “collegiate” and gone more “hippy” for an added fun factor. A stripe or a bright coloured flared jean seals the look but I’m having a vision of wearing this cardigan with black bike shorts/cami with kitten heeled mules. Now why didn’t I think of that before?
Key Style Note: Wearing an oversized cardigan is this season ’soft layering”, an alternative to a tailored jacket for a more casual look. Cropped styles, whether boxy or fitted, rate as well and look great with high waisted jeans, cinched pants, skirts or slip dresses.
LONG COATIGAN WITH JACQUARD PATTERN, SANDRO, SHOP NOW. IDEALIST SHIRT, AJE, SHOP NOW. STRIPE VINTAGE JEANS, ALICE + OLIVIA FROM DEPOP, SHOP SIMILAR. BEAUTY’S BEADED BAG, ISU, SHOP NOW. POLO SANDAL IN NATURAL LEATHER, ALIAS MAE, SHOP NOW
It’s what is underneath that can add allure, even if it’s for your eyes only. I personally like wearing a beautiful bra that you can see under a slightly sheer blouse. It’s sexy, but subtle. This Simone Perele neon embroidery signature bra has a cheeky femme fatale feel and you could easily take this look into the evening – blouse buttoned-up of course.
Key Style Note: Treat your lingerie with care. Always handwash with cold water with a few drops of either aloe vera, lavender or chamomile essential oils. It’s gentle and refreshing on lingerie and your skin.
Monogram your accessories. While logo looks are nothing new, this season there’s more of an understated appeal to the signature logos. This means you can get away with maximising all-things monogrammed from the bag, belt, gloves and loafers.
Key style note: Boost your mood with a brightly coloured outfit, as seen here with a gorgeous turquoise knit dress from Scanlan Theodore. Spring is in full swing.
Photography: Sean Slattery
Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Hair & Makeup: Desiree Wise
Model: Taylor / Chic Management
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