In this new regular segment I will take one piece of clothing and show you three different ways to style it. For this first one, I choose the classic white shirt. In my opinion it is must have in every wardrobe. It brightens the face, smartens even the sloppiest outfit, is always chic and works at every age, shape and budget. There are countless ways to style it but for this first one I’ve chosen a work outfit. While white and black together can sometimes be a bit blah (or waitress-like) with an animal print scarf and khaki trench it looks smart and chic. Stay tuned for the next instalment – date night.
Wearing: Jcrew dress, Forever new belt, Wittner heels, Witchery bag, Colette ring and earrings.
Red is such a powerful colour and there is something about wearing this shade that gives me that extra boost. I truly believe there is a shade to suit every complexion. Many ladies like to pair red with black accessories – I prefer tan, nude, grey or as in this case, leopard print. Do you have any red in your wardrobe?
1. French connection now $31.96
2. JacquiE was $139.95 – now 30% off
3. Colette now $19.95
Every Friday I’m going to bring you a few pieces that I’ve got my eye on – and tips to wear them. For this first one – I thought I’d go with stripes. Breton stipes are a wardrobe classic and have been everywhere (and in many different colour combos) in recent seasons and are expected to continue for some time. Why not make the most of the Summer sales and spend on stripes!
1. This cute French Connection tee is a classic boatneck shape and the extra length in the arms makes it a great transeasonal and layering piece as we head into the cooler months. The higher neckline is best friends with a smaller bust. I would layer a bold necklace on top (try red or even turquoise) and wear with jeans (also try white linen pants for summer), under blazers for work or tucked into a skirt. Easy chic.
2. LOVE this dress. The colours are fun and the classic shape would work on most bodies. I love it with a thin belt and ballet flats for the weekend, nude wedges for a casual night out or under a jacket for 9-to-5. Also try tucking it in to a skirt (i’m thinking navy) and you have a new top. Bonus.
3. This bag is a cute way to incorporate the stripe craze with minimal effort and expense. I’d tuck the handle in and use as a clutch to jazz up a simple day ensemble.
Wearing: Veronika Maine top, skirt and belt, David Lawrence trench coat, Wittner heels, Colette earrings and ring.
This trench coat is such a classic piece and manages to look great with just about everything – do you have a something in your wardrobe that has totally earnt its place? If we’re working on cost-per-wear basis – this piece is practically free. It loves dresses, skirts, smartens up jeans and doesn’t discriminate on heel size. There is also a shape to suit all shapes and budgets. Score.
This single breast shape is best for busty girls but I’m also crushing on this one for those delicious pear shapes.
Wearing: Veronika Maine dress and jacket, Wittner shoes, Colette ring and earrings, Diva necklace.
I’m a big believer in the power of an outfit to motivate, inspire or influence behaviour. Being Monday – a power suit (of sorts) would only do. The strong lines of the dress, the faux leather effect of the jacket all mean one thing: business time. These new shoes add a bit of fun to an otherwise serious ensemble. Happy Monday!
Wearing: Veronika Maine top and skirt, Portmans belt, Witchery shoes, Colette ring and bracelet.
The blouse is my favourite part of this outfit. The insane colbalt blue loves pale skin. It’s also a popular colour at the moment so easily available. Although maybe not obviously versatile, this piece actually works with many other pieces in many different scenarios – I hope to show you over the next couple of weeks how else to style it.
Wearing: Peter Morrissey for Big W shirtdress, J Crew belt, Collette belt and ring,heels (old).
Man, do I love a shirtdress. In my opinion, it’s a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. The right one can take you from keyboard to cocktails with just a quick change of accessories. These shots were taken after work but if I were going out I would have swapped the shoes for something a bit sexier, added some big earrings and undone one more button – voila! It’s also a piece that can be worn with tights and boots in winter or dressed down with ballet flats on the weekend. Gotta love a piece that works overtime.
Wearing: David Lawrence trench, Witchery knit, Veronika Maine belt, Cue Skirt, Witchery scarf, Target shoes, Sportsgirl sunglasses.
Today’s chill was in reference to the weather – not my state of mind (although so pumped tomorrow is Friday ).
It was also one of those days where I had planned to wear something else but had to scramble something together last minute to suit the cool temp. It was only 1 degree overnight. In Summer.
In these situations I using go for trusted pieces that I know suit my figure – in this case the classic trench, open neck knit, belt and full A-line skirt. To jazz it up I added the printed silk scarf. Scarves can be a tricky thing for those with a generous bust but I’ve learnt the trick to making it work is NOT covering the entire chest area.
Wearing: Topshop blazer, Veronika Maine top, Cue skirt, Portmans belt, Target shoes, Witchery bag, Colette jewellery
I really love this colour combo. At first it felt a little busy with black, stripes and a green blazer. When I added the tan belt, shoes and bag it really came together – which is one of my favourite styling tips – using accessories in a similar colour to tie an outfit together. What do you think?
Wearing: Cue dress (old), witchery cream blouse, Diva necklace and ring, Colette bracelet, shoes??
Welcome to ‘Dress Your Best’. I’ve created this style blog in the hope that I can help inspire women to dress with a bit more flair, learn to get more out of their wardrobe and dress to suit their shape and lifestyle. Dressing and fashion should be fun – and that’s what I hope this blog is all about.
For my first outfit post I chose something that felt very me. I adore this new blouse and wearing it tied at the waist is a nice way to highlight the waist without the predictable belt. I’m all about getting lots of wear out of your clothes so instead of wearing blouses under dresses – why not try them also on top?