The Tricks To Transition

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Winter’s arrival doesn’t mean parting ways with our favourite spring and summer pieces. As boss ladies, we enjoy having access to all our pieces year round. The key to looking season appropriate is layering. It’s a well known fashion concept, and this week’s post dives into the considerations you need to make when it comes to layering under dresses.

COLOUR COMBINATIONS:

Getting your colour combination right is a tiered approach. The first tier is your dress colour. Is it bold, or is it subtle? Bolder coloured dresses are best paired with basic tops. Neutral toned dresses have more flexibility. Gain an understanding of the colours that work well with your dress colour. Referring to guides like this will help clear any confusions you may have.

DRESS NECKLINE:

The best dresses to layer under are dresses with a high (turtleneck or mockneck) or plunge neckline. Under a high neckline, any layering piece will go, as only the layering piece’s arms will be on display. Under a plunge neckline, layering pieces with a tight fit look the most appropriate. A personal favourite is layering a tight mockneck under a dress featuring a v neck plunge.

Two other types of dresses to consider are overall dresses and slip dresses. These dresses allow for more experimentation because of their cut and fit.

A final consideration to note:

Whilst material and detailing is a personal choice, remember to strike balance with the pieces you’re layering. Bold, brightly embellished layering pieces are fine so long as the dress is simple.

OUTFIT INSPIRATION:

This Zara dress is a summer staple. It is a multi-faceted dress, appropriate for both corporate and cocktail. The dress’ plunge neckline is shown off by layering a cashmere turtleneck in black, for cohesion. To highlight the gromit detailing on the dress, the accessories and boots are simple, classic and understated. A well tailored charcoal grey coat with strong button detailing is the final layering element to pull the look together.

THE DETAILS

dress: Zara | sweater: Uniqlo | boots: Windsor Smith | bag: boutique | coat: Target Australia | earrings: Lovisa | watch: Skagen | lipstick: Kat Von D

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PEACOCKS PRANCING

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In Australia, November marks one major occasion on all our social calendars – the races. Think high fashion, endless bottles of champagne and ornate viewing parties. It’s one of the most exciting styling moments in a boss lady’s year. Today’s post pays homage to my style holy grails: originality, class and femininity. The look is inspired for the 2017 races, but can be worn for any formal Spring or Summer occasion.

The details:

styled by Salonee Goyal, curated by Simran Goyal

When styling an event where you have to look flawless from start to finish, choosing a material that you’re comfortable in is key. I chose to style one of the most loved dresses in my collection. I embodied the  wise words of Miranda Priestly, “Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking”. While florals are a beautiful addition to any wardrobe, why not use race season as an excuse to show off more unique designs?

I have styled a peacock printed silk dress. This dress flatters any body shape depending on how it is worn, and can be taken from day to night with a simple change of accessories. There are three elements that show why this dress is a favourite. The first is the silk material. Silk is a breathable material to wear on warm Spring days. The beauty of silk is that it drapes over your body instead of hugging it. This keeps the dress looking flawless and creaseless throughout the event, while allowing maximum comfort.

The second element is the tie feature on the neckline. This feature is what differentiates the dress from other pieces. There is no need to accessorise with necklaces as the ascot style jazzes the dress up and provides an exciting dimension to a classic silhouette. The third element is the printed belt. For curvier women like me, an adjustable belt is essential for drawing attention to the upper half of the body. Because the dress does not feature sewn on belt loops, women with a more athletic or straight build can wear this dress sans belt. The versatility of this dress highlights just how accommodating and flattering fashion can be.

The most striking aspect of this dress is the print. Royal peacock blues flow from the neckline and amalgamate with pearly white through the dress’ pleats, and finish with a soft ruffled hem.There are a few ways to accessorise this dress. For a more casual day time look, choose a pair of white, open toe sandals.
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For a bit sparkle, why not select a pair of glittered, black pointed toe pumps.

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To complement the blue and black colour palette, I selected a pair of ornate, blue drop earrings, and a silver dress watch. A “no makeup” look is key for this outfit. Think glowy skin, rosy highlights on your cheeks and lips, and a soft blue and silver eye makeup look.

The bag I have chosen is a simple, quilted white clutch to match the white pleats in the dress. An understated bag that serves its stylistic and functional purpose ensures all attention remains on the dress.

A statement bun would take this look to the next level – the more braids, the merrier. I decided to create a rope-braided updo using second-day curls. Who says accessories are only meant for the body? While classic race fashion is to wear elaborate fascinators and head pieces, let your dress do the talking. Instead, adorn your hair with silver, pearl hair pins. Weaving a royal blue ribbon into the bun would also look incredible.

dress: Poise Fashion, designed by Kit Holland | heels: Nine West | Sandals: Diana Ferrari | hair pins: Boutique | earrings: Lovisa | Lipstick: Revlon | watch: Skagen | Bag: Colette

 

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