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Last minute outfit heroes


Cup Week is here and with the tail end of the week’s celebrations still in sight, we’ve rounded up our favourite last-minute pick to take you from brunch, to the track – and beyond. Not only are these accessories great for a day at the races, but reuse them for the myriad of summer events on the horizon.

 

Scarf-ing off. Mix it up with a chic and bold patterned head scarf for the ladies, or pocket square for the guys. Ruby Bounty Head Scarf. Working Style Toucan Pocket Square.

 

Bright and right. Nourish your skin between events with a nourishing face mask. La Muse Skin Repair Signature Mask.

 

Ear, ear! Pop on some eye-catching bling. Murkani Hope Earrings.

 

Hat trick. Textured headwear instantly glamourises any outfit – hats for the men, and floral fascinators, puffy headbands and bejewelled hair clips for the gals. Brixton Messer Fedora

 

 

Lashings of style. Add some DIY glamour with stick on fake lashes. Ardell Lift Effect #743

 

 

Eye see you. No outdoor outfit is complete without a slick pair of shades – or choose something fun and funky. Coveteur X Karen Walker Blessed Caramel Marble. Garrett Leight Kinney Sun.


 

Works for me!


We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things post-lockdown, so why not add some stylish new pieces to your work wardrobe? We’ve pulled together some of our favourite things in office wear for 2020 for inspiration.

 

Witchery Spice Road Collection

 

POWER UP: Black and grey are no longer top of the power suit hierarchy; they’ve been pushed out of the top spot by the statement suit! We’re talking animal print, floral and punchy block colours. We’re also loving that you can wear this clever style chameleon in three different ways – make it a twin thing and wear it as a co-ord, or wear the jacket and pants separately.

SILKY SMOOTH: Nobody wants tight skirts or pants that cause discomfort during work hours. You won’t regret transitioning to a silky slip skirt that bounces with your legs when you walk. Like the power suit, one signature skirt is all that is required to create multiple different looks.

A DRESS FOR ALL WEATHER: Sweater dresses are a nice and easy option for the workplace, especially if you’re in a rush in the morning. They’re also great for those awkward days where it’s cold in the morning but hot when you leave for the day.


 

Essential autumn staples


It’s nearing the end of summer and autumn is almost around the corner. Bearing that in mind, with a new season comes a new wardrobe. We’ve put together a checklist of the most essential staples when piecing together a fabulous fall collection.

 

TAYLOR BOUTIQUE SWERVE DRESS

 

  1. Feet first: This little piggy… got cold.

    Autumn sometimes feels like a transitional season where some days are warm and others are just a bit nippy on the toes.

    If you’re wanting to put them away but still give your feet room to breathe, loafers are the perfect solution to your problems.

    Not to mention they are much more stylish than the jandals you’ve been rocking at the beach.

  2. Bust out the blazer: We’re yet to find a blazer that hasn’t looked stylish or completed any look (maybe grandma’s hand-me-down, but don’t tell her that).

    Whether you run with a petite tight-fitted blazer or go for more of an oversized look, there’s nothing wrong with giving your outfit a bit of personality.

    Not to mention they look very professional at the office and equally as cool and quirky in the bar should you decide to grab a drink after work.

  3. Meet in the middle: Midi skirts and dresses are everywhere. In saying that, it’s easy to see why – they’re just so versatile.

    Dress them up or dress them down. If you’re stressing about what to wear to an event start with a midi skirt or dress and work from there based on what you’re feeling.

    If you find the right one… it’s a match made in heaven.

  4. Feeling snug: A sweater is something that you could quite possibly wear year-round, the summer nights can cool off quite quickly.

    But to make that look feel exclusive to autumn, it might pay to find a sweater in a colour complementary to the season.

    Ideally these will be colours that are both vibrant and warm such as coral, camel or orange.

    If these aren’t colours you’re normally comfortable with trying, there’s no better time to experiment.

    The trees are turning orange and brown and so should your wardrobe.

  5. Try tweed: When you’re feeling a bit clueless on what to wear… sometimes it’s best to channel your inner Cher.

    You should like totally try treed – is probably what she would say and she’s right.

    It’s bold and it’s exciting and it’s definitely a statement staple that could make an appearance every autumn.

 

WITCHERY SUNSTONE UTILITY DRESS
WITCHERY FELICITY HOOPS
WITCHERY JADE UTILITY PANT
WITCHERY STRETCH LINEN PENCIL SKIRT

 

In hot demand


Ethical clothing range Willou has been in hot demand this summer, which has seen stylish new designs added to an already evolving collection that’s all made right here in Christchurch.

 

 

Founded by sisters Sarah and Dominique Dougall, this sustainable brand aims to create “small collections of trans-seasonal pieces” by supporting local businesses and manufacturers along the way.

By working with New Zealand fabric suppliers, cutters and machinists – and both sisters completing garments themselves – they can track every stage of their product’s lifespan.

The range includes tops and tees, jumpsuits, pants and dresses, all in a chic, natural colour palette of ivory, charcoal, olive, dark navy, paprika and oatmeal.

New styles just launched include the Daisy singlet, Poppy blouse and Paper bag pant available in tones of mustard, sage, ivory and dark navy. Linen hair ties and scrunchies are available to purchase online, as are gift vouchers.

Made from 100 percent linen – a material known for its ability to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter – the high-quality wash and wear collection is designed to last for many seasons.

If your New Year’s resolution was to buy sustainably, Willou’s online store is the best place to start. Visit today to browse the exciting new range.


 

Westfield Riccarton

It’s all in the detail: Westfield Riccarton


The joy of race day fashion should begin before elegantly shod feet meet verdant turf. The thrill of the chase for the perfect outfit must contain exhilaration swiftly followed by gratification and be stress free.

 

Westfield Riccarton

 

Westfield Riccarton is destination celebration, where you could assemble your dream outfit within your lunch hour, leaving time to raise a triumphant glass of bubbles, or a flat white to your successful quest. Your outfit, beauty, grooming and picnic shopping list items are assembled under one roof, with free parking at the door. Price points suit a wide range of budgets and there are three in-house stylists if you are seeking advice.

Stylist Stephanie Rumble says the best approach for a totally pulled together look is to choose one item around which your outfit gels. Much of the time it will be a main item of apparel: the dress, jacket, skirt or playsuit, but it can be every bit as effective to use an accessory as your starting point. For example, the black flowered bag (pictured) contains white, red, yellow and green, and Stephanie says any one of these colours could become the focal point of the outfit. The on-trend round sunglasses embellished with pearls (pictured) could offset a classic outfit in creams, whites, pale pink or pale yellow, with pearl jewellery. The little details connect your look, but avoid too matchy-matchy as it can remove the verve from a great outfit in an instant.

 

Westfield Riccarton

 

 

Make the most of race days as an opportunity to wear colours that might feel too frivolous or unsuitable for work days, plus a rainbow riot of colour always adds to the party atmosphere. Head to toe black can be too sombre for the pleasures of the day, but can be stunning blended with white – if used in unexpected ways. Stephanie notes that colour combining is a clever way to dress, and usually wins points with both official and unofficial fashion judges. However, if you want to colour combine in unusual ways, you need to understand how to do it or seek advice to make it work.

 

Westfield Riccarton

 

Key trends are jump suits, often with wide legs and there are many styles and price points at Westfield Riccarton, scarves à la Audrey Hepburn are huge, as are statement sunglasses. Sleeves are still a focal point in puffed, frilled, or exposed cuts, while violets, indigos, and purples dominate the spectrum, and excitingly, shoes are available in any colour you can dream.
Stephanie says race day fashion always follows the doctrine of decorum.

 

Westfield Riccarton

 

If ‘elegance is refusal’, today is the day to refuse to flash the flesh and consider hem and necklines carefully. Obviously, the stylish don’t end up barefoot, so your shoes need to have ‘legs’ to see you through the day, plus the ability to adapt to the temperature with layers is a sign of the soignée.

 


Maddie Traditional Fascinator from Forever New, Declan Sandal in pink from Mi Piaci, Miu Miu Pearl Sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, Lila Circle Bag in Monochrome Floral from Forever New.