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Sequins For Day.

Sequins For Day.

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Sequins are the tea of  fashion sometimes it’s the only thing that gets you through.

I’m a long time fan of wearing sequins for day – don’t love it so much for evening – I think it looks cooler dressed down. The easiest way to bring it into your wardrobe is by incorporating a single piece with your regular day look. Sequin pants with a sweater, sequin cardigan with denim, a statement blazer over white shirt.

It fits into my ‘use your good things’ philosophy – why keep a fabulous sequin coat in your closet for one trip to the opera per year.

Take it to the coffee shop.

Trend: American Sport.

Trend: American Sport.

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Remember that moment when everyone had a name plate necklace because Patricia Field made them cool.

Then we moved to phone cases.

Next up it’s THIS bag.

The only thing I love more than discovering a new, creative brand is finding it early.

Am happily one of the first to this party on these gorgeous cross body monogram handbags.

SHOP THIS LOOK.

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The New Carrie Necklace Is A Handbag.

The New Carrie Necklace Is A Handbag.

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Few films have shaped my fashion aesthetic quite like American Gigolo.

Lauren Hutton’s soft layers, neutral palette, woven clutches (early Bottega Veneta and Armani) and super fine jewellery are my definition of effortless, sexy dressing.

Her look typified the American Sport genre and has become a modern classic.

It is the gold standard for polished.

Creating a capsule wardrobe around this look is pretty easy. The foundation colours are: navy, white, pale blue, red, gold and tan.

The pieces: blue jeans, blazers, soft shirts, classic cult accessories (belt, bag, shoes) and good hair.

. The magic to this look is that it feels expensive.

You’ll be amazed at just how many looks you can create with these pieces and then you can accessorise to the period with a coloured clutch, tan shoulder bag and Ray-Bans.

Introducing Title Theory, an Australian accessories brand that is reimagining personalisation.

The specialise in matt gold hardware monogramming using beautiful quality 100 per cent microfibre leather which is vegan and cruelty free.

Feels and looks like lamb skin leather.

The brand does phone cases with hard monogramming also but I fell in love with the cross body bags.

I went back and forth on what to monogram. I have a lot of PJ so I decided to go with my adjective, verb of a last name so my daughters could carry it also.

And I am so thrilled.

Chic and cool, very practical with magnetic fastening and double interior pocketss.

Title Theory Classic Cross Body Bag is the ultimate gift for the woman who has everything.

And also for yourself.

Now the great part, for JOYE readers…RECEIVE 20% OFF YOUR ORDER USING CODE: JOYE20

Just type the code in at check-out and go nuts.

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How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans.

How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans.

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Boyfriend jeans.

So comfy. So slouchy. So boyfriendy.

The quest to find the right wash, right fit, right brand for your body is arduous but when you do they’re a wardrobe changer.

I prefer this style of jean to dress an outfit down (rather than trying to dress up the jean) but always like the look more when a pair of  heels is involved.

Ankle boot? Also cool.

Or bare feet.

Wearing… Boyfriend jeans from Billabong at Surf, Dive & Ski, white tank from Sportsgirl, cream blazer from Stella McCartney, taupe patent pumps from Chrisitan Louboutin

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Boyfriend jeans.

So comfy. So slouchy. So boyfriendy.

The quest to find the right wash, right fit, right brand for your body is arduous but when you do they’re a wardrobe changer.

I prefer this style of jean to dress an outfit down (rather than trying to dress up the jean) but always like the look more when a pair of  heels is involved.

Ankle boot? Also cool.

Or bare feet.

Wearing… Boyfriend jeans from Billabong at Surf, Dive & Ski, white tank from Sportsgirl, cream blazer from Stella McCartney, taupe patent pumps from Chrisitan Louboutin

The Rules.

These jeans look best rolled up at the bottom so that the cuff sits just above the ankle.

Baggy does not mean bigger. Stick with your regular size and let them sit at your natural hip width. Denim stretches and they will wear in with your body.

Make sure the wash is right – no polished finishes or uni-colour. Opt for something a little worn in and rough to get an authentic look.

Wear heels. Unless you have the legs of a giraffe these jeans will shrink and stretch you in the wrong way. Heels make the look.

Match you cuff roll to your proportions: Small and slender = small roll. Taller and broader – larger cuff.

The Buys.

 

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The Add- Ons.

 

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Three Ways To Winterise Your Look.

Three Ways To Winterise Your Look.

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Australia is the land of Almost Winter which means there is wisdom in finding extra mileage in the summer side of your wardrobe.

Here are three easy ways to winterise your warm weather favourites.

1.Pants Under A Skirt

No this was not a typo.

This trend is here and before you laugh at it and me….try it.

More flattering than you imagine, the key is in playing around with your proportions. You’re not throwing on a pair of harem pants under a mini skirt – you want one piece to have volume and one piece to be lean.

Got it?

Slim mini skirt with palazzo pants, full skirt with skinny ankle jeans, maxi with leather tights.

Have some fun with this one. The whole look is meant to be a little unhinged but I promise a skirt has never been this comfortable.

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2. Turn It Into A Tunic.

If your favourite frock or is too short for winter temperatures consider turning it into a tunic top and wear over jeans, tights or leather pants.

Slip a blazer over the top or a scarf around your neck and you’ll instantly winterise the look.

Just be mindful of the hem length – mid-thigh is best – any longer and it will look shorter and wider.

3. Throw A Coat On It.

This one is obvious, easy and flattering.

Nothing looks chicer or sleeker than a long line coat over a summer outfit. It was Jackie Kennedy’s fall-back look and every bit as fabulous and relevant in 2015.

A trenchcoat is perfect but pale pink, crimson and camel are all good coat colour options for this season.

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