Thanks to Demna Gvasalia‘s debut collection for Balenciaga in March 16 skiwear has become everyone’s winter must have.
Oversized puffer jackets that offer performance characteristics but are also fashionable.
The addition of slacks and sporty details such as chunky elastic trims, polo collars, and athletic stripes have created a laid back approach to our wardrobes with a touch of retro inspiration.
Soften the look with a pair of hells or an embellished ballet pump. Winter in Europe is dark and grey so why not inject a bit of colour into your looks too, think bold reds and deep hues of blue.
So embrace a new, informal edge that luxe sportswear brings and be fearless. Oh and Happy New Year everyone!
So my second L’Officiel Singapore editorial came out last month (see the first one here), I went a little snapchat crazy snapping all the behind the scenes on this shoot back in August when we shot it. It’s not everyday you find yourself 2962 metres above sea level shooting in the snow. Plus I’m South African, snow is something of a magical, mythical creature to me.
I felt like a glamorous mountaineer decked out in wool coats and knit sweaters from the latest fall collections and not to mention the most comfortable pair of rugged boots from Chloe.
Once again a huge shout out to the team, Oliver, Elke and Sigi, you guys were an absolute dream to work with.
With a mix of intricate textures, sporty shapes and complex detailing the latest Witchery First Edition limited collection is an instant wardrobe update for the upcoming festive season. A collection consisting of silhouettes suitable for parties, day events through to sparkly nights out. Here’s three festive trends to try now.
There’s no surprise that the jumpsuit has supplanted the cocktail dress as there is nothing easier then throwing on a full length jumpsuit and instantly looking sleek. The Rampling jumpsuit is made from a luxurious silk and is the perfect versatile wardrobe staple that you’ll wear on many an occasion. Think sandals and fedora for a day down by the beach or heels and classic jewels for a dinner party with friends.
tip: Add a thick waist belt to your outfit to accentuate your waist-line and a pair of stiletto’s to elongate your figure.
Sequins of Events
With the festive season and end of the year celebrations right around the corner owning a little sparkle will never let you down. The short milk white jumpsuit is a wonder onesie with sequins and cross back detailing that provides a laid back evening-wear option that still retains the glam.
tip: Swop out your flats for a pair of kitten heels and a bold lip to take your look from day-time party to night-time sparkle.
The off the shoulder ribbed knit offers the perfect amount of sexy meets sweet. A style that feels just as right for a Summer soiree as it does for a beachside lunch. For a modern update opt for monochrome separates and a pair of trousers over a summer skirt or a pair of shorts. You don’t want to show off too much skin.
tip: Make sure you wear a good strapless bra with your off the shoulder top and add a quick dusting of bronzer on the décolletage to ensure the look is red-carpet ready.
Shot by Justin Polkey
Make up by Tyler Williams
*Advertorial post in collaboration with Witchery. All words and outfit choice are my own.
As of late there’s been what one may call a sort of “suit-reboot”. Forget the evening gowns and party dresses (those will always be around) and embrace this season’s head-to-toe masculine tailoring which has stepped out of the realm of uptight office wear to relax in downtime dressing.
Thanks to Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith and yes, even good old Zara, for blurring the gender lines and making it easier and more adventurous then ever to suit up. No more boardroom stuffiness, think velvet, electric, patterned and pin-stripped.
Here’s how to embrace this suit reboot:
Buckle on Up
No need to loose your femininity when suiting up, add a chunky waist belt to your ensemble to accentuate your waistline.
Trust the Tux
Yves Saint Laurent first introduced the look to women in the late sixties and today a women in a tux embodies confidence and self poise.
Bolder is Better
Think geek-chic Gucci aesthetic or Bottega Veneta’s head-to-toe printed suits. Mix and match your colours, add a pussy bow blouse and chunky heels. Have fun with accessories.
Ditch the shirt and button up. Or if that’s too bold for you, opt for a bralette such as Amandla Stenberg.
Opting for a vertical stripe will prove forever flattering.
Keep Things Casual
Swop your shirt for a simple tee and your heels for a pair of Converse and you’ll be the queen of cool.
H&M double button blazer, trousers, oversized shirt & hat, Zara boots.
Mango blazer, trousers and waist belt, Witchery knit, H&M longer length coat, Gucci loafers, Fossil watch & Country Road necklace.
Mango velvet blazer & glasses, Zara trousers, H&M pussy bow blouse, Gucci bag.
Zara pinstripe blazer, flared trousers & ankle boots.
Photography Justin Polkey
Styling Emma Jane Menteath