The Westfield Insider
Coco Chanel once famously proclaimed ‘Fashion fades, only style remains the same’ – I have two pet hates when it comes to fashion; people that don’t try at all and those who try WAY too hard. A good sense of style is much harder to obtain than the latest collections pushed by Vogue, and it doesn’t cost you the world; just some time, an eye for detail and the knack of finding the pieces to develop your own style.
They say that fashion is like art. If so, developing style is like painting a canvas.
Begin with a blank canvas and outline the basics; head to Bras & Things and The Intimate Store to pick up good fitting bras and seamless underwear at an amazing price.
Cotton On, Glassons, Valley Girl, SES, and Supre have your season basics; loose shorts in black and nude, loose singlet’s in nude, dusty rose and khaki, and summery shift dresses to throw over your bikini.
Other staples include; an AMAZING pair of denim shorts from General Pants, feminine dresses from Forever New, and printed maxi dresses from Sportsgirl.
Once your canvas is covered you need to add highlights; grab some tennis shoes from Kmart or Lacoste in nautical colours, brogues from Tony Bianco or Ruby Shoes, black pumps found at Payless and some nude wedges by Wittner.
Add some simple jewellery from Prouds or Goldmark, chunky vintage costume jewellery from Lovisa and Tree of Life and some Diva cocktail rings.
An oversized tote from Colette Accessories and a small side bag from Strandbags to finish your look, teamed with an array of silk scarves infused with seasonal prints from Myer and The Tie Rack and a wide brim floppy hat from Big W completes a summery wardrobe that boasts chic, effortless style.