I’ve been asked many times this year to post examples of more casual, weekend looks – been a little slack with that, sorry.
That changes now because this post is full of easy, multi-purpose, school/pool/park/beach/BBQ pieces that move easily between corporate and casual.
Here is my edit of the Witchery Spring/Summer 2013 collection – full of great summer staples.
Permission to go nuts.
The Black Maxi.
This black version works because it has an almost straight cut, not too much fabric and a generous scooped neckline.
Silver and black is making a return this summer and lots of the jewellery I’m wearing is from the Witchery OCRF range which donates much needed funds to Ovarian Cancer Research.
Guilt-free shopping – so stack those bangles.
CLICK TO BUY: Witchery Martha Cats Eye Sunglasses in Jet, $69.95; Witchery Silver Bracelet for Ovarian Cancer (410257), $49.95; Witchery Silver Necklace for Ovarian Cancer (410250), $69.95; Witchery Stretchy Snake Bangle, $49.95; Witchery Metal Pebble Ring, $24.95; Witchery Pitted Crystal Ring in Crystal, $19.95;
Navy & White.
Nothing says summer quite like a nautical stripe and crisp white.
This cotton knit is super sheer and light – yes, wear it over a cossie – and these shorts are a tailored take on the classic running short. Super, super cool.
I’m obsessed with hats – this one is Havana cool. A Trilby.
The Lace Dress.
You know that I am all about a classic when it comes to dresses and lace is absolutely that – delicate, sophisticated, forever.
I own two lace frocks – one cream, one black – but what I love about this one is the colour. The aqua marine puts a nice twist on the traditional shape and fabric.
Yes it’s screaming: “Take me out somewhere fabulous” but I like the idea of it at the office with a cropped leather jacket too.
The Frock Alternative.
Remember pants? I forget them all the time.
Dresses are the default during the festive season but there’s nothing cooler than a great pair of ankle skimming black pants.
I’ve pulled them back with an oversized rose gold knit and rose gold cuff – simple, comfortable and appropriate at any event.
Day or night.
Even with a flat.
The Throw Over.
Everyone needs this kind of dress.
Non-crush, non-shape, non-trend, non-short, – the throw-over.
This is literally the dress that you can shrug on over anything and then go do anything in it.
I put it with this scarf as a reminder that a) even though it’s warm you should still wear a scarf and b) isn’t it amazing what a touch of colour can do.
Anyone can wear this colour pink – anyone. It’s not neon, not cupcake, not candy – it’s coral which means it’s flattering.
Dress up a simple outfit like this – shorts and a sloppy sweater – by using head-to-toe-colour. The single hue makes it look sleeker and if I see anything colour blocked ever again I’m not liable for what comes next.
Tan and coral is like peanut butter and chocolate – perfection – and remember the bigger the bag the smaller you look.
CLICK TO BUY: Witchery Fine Boyfriend Crew in Muck, $89.95; Witchery Poly Double Scoop Cami in Nude, $29.95; Witchery Welt Pocket Short in Sorbet, $69.95; Witchery Multi Purpose Belt in Tan, $49.95; Witchery Handbag in Ginger (412062), $199.95; Witchery Tennessee Shades in Tortoise, $69.95.
Photographer: Erin O’Sullivan