What to buy: Linen
Linen tends to conjure images of white palazzo pants, of holidaying in the South of France and perhaps a spot of sailing. Relaxed and comfortable (hello, drawstrings!) they are still chic enough to take from the beach to the bar. So hurrah for that. But there's more to linen than holiday garb - even if relaxed chic tends to the be the main game of linen. High-end designers like Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney (among many others) are in favour of linen, and emerging local label By Johnny played with linen for his Australian Fashion Week show earlier this year.
With that in mind, quality linen tees such as those from ACNE, Alexander Wang and Bassike are worth paying the extra money for. They won't lose their shape and will last for ages. Pair them with the 'statement' trousers, heels and a blazer and you're good to go. Speaking of blazers, a linen blazer - brands to look for include Sportscraft and Witchery - are a nice summer alternative. Still structured but a little more relaxed and breezy. A linen frock is always a good purchase too, look to labels such as Malene day birger and Sussan for well cut linen frocks, with little unexpected twists.
What to buy:
- Linen shirt dress, $99.95, Susan
- Handstand silk pant, $ 249, Gorman
- Country Road fluro band hat, $49.95, Country Road
- Alexander Wang T shirt, $126, My Theresa
- Atmos&HereKate - Metal Braided Skinny Belt $12.95 , The Iconic
- Metallic sandals, $49.95, Mimco
- A ticket to the South of France (or at least a poster, a lady can dream)