Who else is ready to celebrate the last month of summer, Mojito in hand?
While autumn prep is underway, I’m paying tribute to a fabulous season with my favourite pieces on rotation. Presenting my Top Five Fashion Dos for the final summer fiesta!
Try matching sets
Who would have thought excessive colour coordination and matching ensembles would survive the nineties pop culture? From the set of 'Clueless' to Chanel’s Haute Couture Parisian runway, matching from top to bottom has never been so chic!
If you’re more of a statement then simple girl, I would suggest a bold printed two-piece like this Quirky Circus
crop and skirt duo. The floral print is playful without being OTT, while the white and blue colour combination looks fresh and summer friendly. Team with a boater hat and neutral espadrilles for a casual, European chic – “I’ve just returned from the French Riviera” look, or pair this set with a pointed white heel for cocktail hour at a rooftop bar.© Erin Smith Photography
Go 'all in one'
A classic example of comfort dressing done right, a jumpsuit is perfect for running your daily errands (shopping, shopping, brunch and shopping) while looking effortlessly cool, with a hint of quirky. This Madison Square
Flower Bomb Pantsuit, available at St Frock
, has me day dreaming of summer holidays with its tropical, vintage print. Add a pair of beige platforms, a statement cuff and a Pina Colada and you’re basically set for a stylish adventure.Style Tip:
look for styles that have an cinched waist and emphasize with a belt to create a flattering, feminine shape.© Erin Smith Photography
Frame your face with killer shades
You won’t catch me squinting in my selfies, especially if I’m wearing my Karen Walker
Super Duper Strength Sunglasses. Just like well-groomed brows, a killer pair of shades can frame your face and add extra attitude to any look.
I’m definitely a quality over quantity consumer, so I recommend investing in a good quality pair of sunglasses, as they will prove to be more cost effective in the long run. Go with a classic style like round, cat eye, wayfarer or aviator and depending on your current wardrobe, I’d suggest neutral colour palettes like black, grey and tortoiseshell.© Erin Smith Photography
Experiment with lengths
As my style is very ladylike, I’m always looking for refined and classic pieces.
Midi skirts are my current go-to, as they offer a super feminine length with the added bonus being that I no longer experience Marilyn Monroe moments, with every sudden gust of wind. Mix up those hemlines and experiment with maxi, midi and mini combinations and you’ll soon see which style works best for your natural stature. © Erin Smith Photography
(Speaking on behalf of every female) Moschino’s Barbie inspired collection created serious style envy on the runway, proving that pink is in, in a big way… and not just restricted to Wednesdays.
As a self-confessed girly girl, I’m happy to go all out with a cotton candy pink dress like this Cue
masterpiece, especially when it’s lined with layers of tulle (oh my!). However, pink can definitely be more subtle than statement. For example, you may wish to lighten a corporate ensemble with a pink sheer button up, or tone down a print with a pinky-nude heel.© Erin Smith Photography
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