Every week fashion editor Melissa Boyle decodes tricky trends for us. This week it's all about mastering the all-white ensemble and making it elegant and luxe holiday rather than wannabe bride.

Melissa's style tip: Don't be afraid to wear white on white, or team with black for a classic look.


Mela Purdie top, $299, Shakuhachi pants, $240, 8 Other Reasons necklace, $55.


Carla Zampatti cover-up $499, and swimsuit, $269, Bec & Bridge pants, $220, 8 Other Reasons necklace $35, Tony Oroton shoes, $195.


Zimmermann short suit, $375, Zara belt, $46, Mirit Weinstock necklace, $380 from The Dark Horse.


Bianca Spender jacket $610, and pants, $395, Shakuhachi one-piece, $190, Elke bracelet, $160 and ring $140, Tony Bianco shoes, $180.

Styling: Melissa Boyle
Photography: Nick Scott
Hair: Pete Lennon
Make-up: Nadine Monley for Chanel
Model: Tahlia at Chic
Styling assistant: Caroline Hewson


8 other reasons 8otherreasons.com

Bec & Bridge becandbridge.com.au

Bianca Spender biancaspender.com.au

Carla Zampatti carlazampatti.com

Elke (02) 9368 7711

Mela Purdie (02) 9331 8887

Oroton oroton.com

Shakuhachi shakuhachi.net

The Dark Horse thedarkhorse.com.au

Tony Bianco tonybianco.com.au

Zara (03) 8663 0400 (02) 9216 7000

Zimmermann zimmermannwear.com

Shot on location at Wylies Baths, Neptune Street, Coogee; wylies.com.au