The denim skirt went on a little vacation in my wardrobe over the last few years, but i'm re-evaluating the friendship and giving it another go. Its the street style snaps of stylish chic women in perfect denim skirts that give me hope that it is possible without looking dowdy and suburban. Looking at this outfit from the lens I think I need a more 'fashion' top to bring it over to the chic side. As much as I love my plain tees, I think the denim skirt needs a little extra help.
What's your style? Its kind of like asking, whats your personality? We all kind of know, but can become lost in the hype of dressing for occasions, dressing for other people and buying into what everyone else is telling you to buy.
We all have a our tipping point and I found mine when a couple of seasons ago it seemed like a rainbow literally threw up on the street style scene, it pushed me over the edge. I can't wear what these other girls are wearing and pull it off. I feel awkward, uncomfortable and simply, not me. On the other hand I have friends that suit colour, their personality glows and they look absolutely stunning.
Once I made the decision that colour wasn't for me it instantly gave me clarity. The first step was going through my current wardrobe and I donated or sold almost everything. Its like going on a diet, you first have to get rid of all the junk food to give yourself a fighting chance to stick to your new resolution. When I go shopping I cull at least 50% of a store. Its like I have permanent blinkers on. Picking up only black, white, grey and then my exceptions; khaki, denim and camel.
I would love to hear of your own style journeys, even if they aren't colour based like mine. We're all on a journey and its nice to share and talk to others about finding yourself through what you wear.
Teaming up with Zanita is always special and we have to align planets to get a chance these days with her jet setting and my full time working schedule. But its always worth it. She knows me and I know I can trust her to take a spectacular photo. One talented woman I'm lucky enough to call my friend.
Shooting in Hyde Park during Sydney Festival of all times is busy to say the least. Its actually the spot where I fell in love with, and made the decision to call Sydney home. Its one of the many beautiful spots this city has to offer and I melt every time I walk through this magical spot.
There are two styles of leather skirts you need (it my opinion of course) and that is, A) mini, B) to the knee. For me and my body shape a high waisted figure hugging style is best as it accentuates my waist and makes my legs look longer... even if its just in my head!
This year I want to take you through the Wardrobe Staples we should all look to include, and highlight any current gaps you currently have or didn't even realised you had. My ultimate goal is to create a wardrobe where I have all the staples, rather than give into each seasons fly by trend. This was an easy one to include as the first one off the bat as I constantly wear my leather skirts.
One of the tools to help me find new outfit inspiration is Pinterest. I'm sure a lot of you use this, but for me it hasn't really been one of my top social media platforms, as to be honest its hard to keep up with them all! But now I love PINTERST! I use it to work out what key items i'm missing in my wardrobe. For example, the top left image of the wonderful Géraldine Saglio (who I take a lot of fashion cues from) made me realise I dont have a plain khaki t-shirt, so I hunted one down (found here) and now I can recreate her outfit!
Do you do this too? Would love to hear how you find inspiration on what to buy and how to wear it!