Happy Friday lovely people..
This post is devoted to the gorgeous, if temperamental Sydney weather atm.
What kind of a wardrobe can deal with this? 31 degrees one day, 16 degrees the next? It's tricky enough managing the wardrobe on any given day - this makes it necessary to plan instead of leaving it to mood and AND availability in the 10 mins it takes to decide what to wear for the day.
My Tip # 1
Go to weatherzone.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney on a daily basis at coffee-time. This web site held me in good stead for many years when weather decided if I needed to go to work or not. A stylist's life depends a lot on the weather.
My Tip # 2
A denim uniform as a go-to-outfit is no crime at all, it's ok to wear jeans on most days. In fact it's a real help in weather like this when you need to layer. Seasonal light denim works nicely - a light denim pair rolled up in summer for running around in flats always looks and feels great. Dress them up (unrolled) with a heel for evening (or work, if you can get away with it). I love a light denim with a touch of distressing with a beautiful sandal or sneaker.
Why does light denim make me happy? I don't know, maybe because it looks good with any kind of top I can think of. And because it lightens the mood? A go-to belt, a plain cotton long sleeve tee that is light enough in case it gets warm again, and another layer like a Juliet Dunn kaftan jacket in peach and mango colours - to remind us it's still Spring.
Here are some ladies who do this light denim look so well.. night and day..
My Tip # 3
THE DRESS. For the 31 degree days - that pop up to surprise us on weather zone.com.au - have a gorgeous dress up your sleeve that you can take from lunch-to-dinner-to-beach if you need to. I love this Juliet Dunn floral print strappy dress. It's beautifully bright and celebrates the summer sun in a way that is quite spectacular. Juliet Dunn happens to be a UK label that has the original Ibiza style kaftan thing down pat. It's not gaudy-over-top-like-too-many-kaftan labels are. Juliet Dunn is a celebrity turn-to-label for the "I didn't have to try very hard to look like this... But It helps to have pieces like this hanging in my wardrobe". In fact, Dunn's pieces all take great attention to detail and care during design and production to have such fine cottons looking this wow in prints and metallic embroidery and glitter block printing. They are keepers! Gladiator sandals here finish this sunny look.
Here's a sneak pic of fashion muse, Olivia Palermo wearing my dress (actually it's not my dress and she had it first but nevertheless.)
My other suggestion for this kind of ALL-THE-TIME dress is the Kain Porter Dress. Flattering, comfortable, on-trend, but timeless!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST - My TIP # 4
I love a statement necklace piece that dingle dangles as I walk to get my second coffee in the morning. I love that sound and the fact it can take my outfit from nice to wow in a matter of 30 seconds. These hand made gypsy necklaces are just the thing to wear with jeans and dresses.
These are my favourite pieces and I thought I would share them with you.
Have wonderful, wonderful weekend. Axxxx