Brrrr it's cold! This week the temperature has dropped a considerable low here in Sydney and I've decided to bring out the Uggs and layer like an onion. There's no denying the chill and what a perfect way to welcome the cold with this very post! The awesome team at leading fashion destination THE ICONIC have kindly asked me to collaborate with them for their Winter 2013 issue. I was invited to style a set of 4 looks, each incorporating their #iconicitem of the season, the timeless Breton sweater by 1&20 Blackbirds. After a decent amount of time browsing through their racks of winter gear, I came up with these 4 wearable and practical looks. Details below.
LOOK #1 – STRIPES AND SEQUINS
Rusty Cabin Fever jacket, Finders Keepers Same Direction dress, Graine Festival Hall Of Dreams Bag and 10 Bells Snake Flat Chain necklace and RMK Dustar boots.
I went for a day-to-night look, mixing textures and adding sequins for that night time glamour. The dropped hem of the dress worn underneath makes an interesting silhouette, whilst the knitted contrast sleeves and leather shopper plays the glamour down a notch. A cute pom-pom beanie and ankle boots will get you through AM to PM.
LOOK #2 – CITY GIRL
Rusty Cabin Fever jacket, Guess Pinwheel Houndstooth dress, 1&20 Blackbirds knitted beanie, Zatchels Leather Barrel bag and Urge Indigo boots.
This look is for the busy, working girl (someone like me!) who is always on the go and seeks comfort more than anything else. A knitted body-con dress is perfect for layering underneath sweaters and this graphic houndstooth print becomes a playful accent. Teamed up with stockings and flat studded boots, this ensemble will you help you get your errands done without a fuss!
LOOK #3 – CAMPUS COMFORT
This preppy look is the epitome of casual comfort. Let the Breton stripes do all the talking with a simple colour-way. A lightweight cardi and cute beanie are the perfect add-ons for those catch-up brunches or visit to the shops.
LOOK #4 – COAT IT UP!
Guess Felicity coat, Neuw Marilyn Skinny Jeans, 10 Bells Thick Flat Chain necklace and RMK Dustar boots.
The wool coat is no doubt a valued, winter essential. Usually we opt for black or neutral colours for our wardrobe staples but a classic weave like this Houndstooth will endure the season year after year. Teamed up with another classic pattern like Breton stripes will have you looking effortlessly styled. The double breasted button-up front and cinched waist makes a rather flattering silhouette as well.
So there you have it! My 4 Breton stripes inspired looks for THE ICONIC - I hope you like them?!
The Winter 2013 issue will accompany any recent order from THE ICONIC so be sure to check it out. I would like to say a big thank you to THE ICONIC team for having me on board for this issue and a special thanks to Caitlin, Katerina and my dear sister Kassandra for her sharp eye behind the camera lens!
Hope you're all having a top week so far. Nearly the weekend!