LANEWAY

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ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL, RNA SHOWGROUNDS, 10.02.18

Wearing: Crop and skirt, both by Glassons, vintage heirloom jewellery & jewellery by Lovisa & Sportsgirl, bag by Topshop

BLUE JEANS

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BLUE JEANS – both the name of a Curacao-based cocktail (that I hated making) sold at my old job (that I hated working), and hardworking wardrobe staple. But unlike me at my old job, my blue jeans show up every time and put in 100% – managing the sweaty walk to the city or Friday afternoon drinks in the valley, no worries.

Another hardworking staple is linen. Despite its tendency to wrinkle if you so much as breathe on it, linen is one of the most expensive and sought-after textiles in the world, and a quintessential summer fabric. Strong, lightweight and highly absorbent, it wicks moisture away from your skin, keeping you looking and feeling fresh AF. Get it in white,  and you’ll spend the long summer days feeling as though you’re straight out The Hamptons.

Wearing: white linen crop by Ghanda, blue jeans by Cheap Monday, starry shoulder bag by Poppy Lissiman
Photography by Hannah Rowell

 

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The mood to wear a dress doesn’t strike me often, much less the mood to wear a bright red, floral, look-at-me dress. However, if there’s one occasion that warrants a game of dress ups – it’s definitely a birthday. My mother purchased this dress for me because when I walked out of the change room, I looked, and I quote, “like a girl!” and despite my initial instinct to yell that she didn’t understand me, she was right. Light, flirty and fun – perfect for date night when paired with heeled mules, or thrown on with some sneakers for a lazy morning wandering the markets.

So, in conclusion, I’ve decided that dresses are underrepresented in my wardrobe – they’re incredibly versatile, the ventilation is incredible, plus I didn’t get a weird muffin top when I’d finished scarfing down my birthday pasta.

Wearing: floral wrap dress by Ghanda, mules from Kmart, rings by F+H Jewellery, Pandora, Pashin, Thousand Island Dressing, and Krystle Knight Jewellery 
Photography by Hannah Rowell

 

 

UNDER $20

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Comfort is usually my one pre-requisite when putting an outfit together. For an ensemble to get the green light, I have to be able to have a boogie, sit on a crowded bus for more than five minutes, eat too much pizza, have a nap and just generally walk through life feeling secure in my clothes.

I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled this liquid gold beauty out for an night with mates, and realised that not only does it satisfy all my needs in terms of comfort, but everything (even the wine!) I paired it with cost less than $20. When an outfit makes you feel good, look good and each piece costs less than your 3am Valley Maccas order, what else could you possibly want?

Wearing: gold silk dress by Verge Girl (purchased at warehouse sale), white lace bralette from Kmart, necklaces all from Sportsgirl, wine by Wolf Blass, from BWS
Photography by Hannah Rowell

CANADIAN TUXEDO

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Like maple syrup, bacon pancakes and Robin Sparkles, Canada has given the world many great things. Not the least of which, is the queen of facile fashion – the Canadian Tuxedo.

A true classic, double denim has been worn and loved since as early as the 1950s, with each decade putting its own unique twist on the trend (most notably, 80s acid wash). Now, rather than using denim as statement pieces, they are blank, comfortable canvases to which you can add any accessory, transcending the restrictions of dress codes. As for me – I prefer my Canadian Tuxedo straight up, with a twist of leather and ivory accessories.

Wearing: denim button down by Levi Strauss & Co., denim boyfriend jeans by ONETEASPOON, slides by Sportsgirl, leather jacket by Neon Hart, motorcycle clutch by Saint Jude 
Photography by Hannah Rowell