Vacation Time…..

It seems everyone is writing posts about what they are packing on their trips away….well I am going to jump on board! I am heading off to Italy next week for 3 beautiful glorious weeks. I’ll be in my families village for my cousins wedding, which is south of Rome right near Naples, then heading back to Rome and onto Nice. My suitcase needs to be filled with easy, casual summer clothes that can take me from the beach, to the shops then off to dinner.

We have previously touched on capsules wardrobes, well I am going to need a capsule suitcase. Where else would I find all the right ideas and inspiration needed for this task, but Pinterest. I have been scrolling through and pinning like a crazy women, but have found all the inspro I required.

First thing I had to decide was a colour scheme, I have chosen a colour palette of – Black, white, Navy & Grey – and then throwing in shoes, bags & accessories to change up the outfit looks. Everything that I pack has to be able to be worn together (mix & match), and by keeping to a pretty neutral colour scheme Ill be able to achieve this. I am hoping to pack as little as possible, because we all know you have to have a little shop when on holidays! Cant wait to show you all what I am packing….

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Accessories, accessories, accessories

Who doesn’t love a little bling. An easy way to change up an outfit or make it pop is to add accessories. From statement necklaces, scarfs, hats  and even shoes – they all create a new look in their own way.

By throwing on a scarf, you can add an extra layer of color and texture to any outfit. And the good news is that they aren’t just for winter these days. You can experiment with different colours, patterns & lengths.  The best bit,  there is a hundred clips and blog posts out that show you all the different ways they can be worn.

Statement jewellery can include necklaces, earrings and bracelets. By using statement pieces you can take the attention away from specific areas of your body. Just one statement piece can transform an simple outfit and make it pop. We all love statement pieces from the likes of Mimco, Witchery and Colette Hayman, but did you know about a little south aussie brand Blush & Co. These pieces are to die for and hand made with love.

Hats are becoming very popular, from leather baseball caps, straw cowboy influenced hats, floppy  felt hats and fedoras. They are seen every where these days and not only in summer. Wearing a hat adds another layering piece which can keep extra warm in the cooler months.  Choosing a hat and style that is right for you and your outfit is important. Belts are another way to change up an outfit.

By adding a belt and accentuating the waist you change the whole shape of outfit. Belts over dresses, shirts, cardigans all define the waist and show off curves and even create some. Belts come in a range a sizes, thickness, colours and textures these days, they are another inexpensive way to change your outfit up.

Shoes are in a world of their own. Basically anything goes with shoe colour, pattern and texture these days. Using shoes to transform your outfit can take it to a whole new level of chic, glamorous and sophistication. Definitely invest in a fun colour or printed pair of heels to add spark to a simple yet chic outfit. Take some inspro from below. xx

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Loving Ankle Boots

We are so loving the ankle boot right now (actually since a few seasons ago). They are easy to wear, keep your feet warm and look great. They can and do have a bad rap for making feet look chunky,as they can cut off your legs right above the ankles, if not worn well…….but we have some tips to make sure that isn’t the case.

If your wearing ankle boots with skinny jeans, you should try rolling the jeans under or even half cuffing (a slight roll) them up, it  looks effortless but very on trend. Showing a touch of skin breaks the line of the boot,  flattering your silhouette. Also the cut of the boot should come just above the ankle, and be significantly wider than your legs to avoid them looking “stumpy”.

When you want to lengthen the look of your legs – match the colour of your pants to your boot colour. Nothing beats a bit of black on black. Dresses and ankle boots work too – using the same tip as above in the cooler months, try wearing some black opaque tights with your black booties. Take a look at some inspro below – all of these looks are easy to pull off, you just need to give them ago.

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 How are you going to wear yours?