Any keen style savant knows David Jones as the destination to realise all their fashion dreams. A kind of fashion wonderland, one “quick” pit-stop at Castlereagh or Bourke St inevitably turns into hours spent perusing the racks and plinths, finding pieces you didn’t even know existed (and then, of course, need). So when the fashion powerhouse proffers the must-have accessories for spring, you listen – willingly.
In one of the most wearable runways seasons in modern history, Spring / Summer 2020 evoked the ever-changing fashion landscape and an increasing need to translate runway fashion to real life. How people shop, how people find fashion and how people digest fashion is entirely different to how things were even just a few years ago. There was also that little thing called Coronavirus, which not only changed the fashion industry and retail space but all aspects of our life indefinitely.
With this in mind, Bridget Veals, General Manager of Womenswear at David Jones, has curated a list of season-friendly, cheerful and of course trendy pieces to add to your wardrobe.
“We are so happy to celebrate the arrival of spring at David Jones with the release of our SS20 campaign ‘New Dawn’,” she tells us. “It has been a year unlike any other and this campaign captures the spirit of the new beginnings that have been anticipated by so many. It celebrates regeneration and new life, but not without a sense of calm carried over from an extraordinary time in our lives.”
From glossy croc mules to do-it-all baskets, consider this your accessory bible as we move into the sunnier seasons. Fashionistas, take note.
Paris Texas – Cross Strap Mule
“New brand Paris Texas has a cult following internationally and you can see why. Add a pop of colour to any look with this fuschia leather croc embossed cross-strap mule. A great addition to a summer dress or midi skirt with a flattering heel at a great all-day height.”
Cross Strap Mule, Paris Texas, $539. shop now
Chloe – Marcie Basket
“The basket bag continues to have its moment with this Chloe making a great addition to a day look. This polished answer to a carry-all for spring summer can take you from day to night and office to beach with everything you need in tow.”
Marcie Basket, Chloe, $899. shop now
Alighieri – The Infernal Storm Necklace
“New this season, an Alighieri pendant is an understated finishing touch on a spring summer look in 24kt gold-plated bronze. Great on a white tee or layered with other jewellery, the bronze base of these pieces have a lovely weight to them which makes them feel like heirlooms.”
The Infernal Storm Necklace, Alighieri, $400. shop now
Marni – Fussbett Sandal
“The neutral tones of olive Marni Fussbett sandal bring this icon into SS20 and make these a must-have wardrobe essential year round – brilliant alternative to the sneaker this summer”
Fussbett Sandal, marni, $849. shop now
Christian Dior – Stellaire1XS
“The new Stellaire1XS is a great reinterpretation of the cult original Stellaire1 with a smaller frame. An ultra-thin gold metal frame and dark green lens make these the must-have minimal sunglasses for SS20 and a very chic accessory.”
Stellaire1XS sunglasses, Christian Dior, $630. shop now
Oroton – Large all over logo scarf in Straw
“The silk scarf has made a comeback. Fold it into a triangle and wear as a head scarf for a modern take on a 70’s summer look with swimwear or with a summery outfit and a statement earring. Every woman should have a silk scarf in their wardrobe.”
Large all over scarf in straw, oroton, $149. shop now
St Agni – Nikko Sandal
“The barely-there sandal is back this season with Australian brand St Agni’s sophisticated take with a stacked heel, on-trend square toe, and lamb leather cream leather straps. We have just launched St Agni’s womenswear in-store too, a beautiful collection and a great way to keep supporting local brands.”
Nikko Sandal, St Agni, $369. shop now
Meadowlark – Sculpture tiered drop earrings
“Minimal sculptured jewellery has the spotlight for SS20, particularly these gold-plated sterling silver drop earrings with a cuff at the post by Meadowlark. Meadowlark create such modern and thoughtfully produced pieces, I love the organic shape of these and how they catch the light.”
Sculpture tiered drop earrings, Meadowlark, $735. shop now
Alexander McQueen – Oversized Leather Sneakers
The white sneaker isn’t going anywhere, and if you walking anywhere this season, it’s in Alexander McQueen sneakers. Buttery leather and immaculately crafted, these sneakers will take you right through the year, and comfortably!”
oversized leather sneakers, alexander mcqueen, $780. shop now