Winter Whites

By Ishtar Schneider

Even though most of Australia doesn’t get to see a white winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy dressing the part. One of my favourite seasonal looks, is head to toe crisp and clean winter whites.

People love dressing in monochrome, but more often than not, it’s black on black on black (yes, we’re guilty of this too!).  But an easy and chic way to create diversity in your wardrobe is to shake things up by introducing monochrome using a white and off-white palette instead.

 Trust us, white is totally the new black!!

 The trick to nailing an all white ensemble, without looking like a giant snowman, is making sure you work with lots of layers. Pair rich fabrics (leather, suede, fake fur) with fluttery ones (chiffon, silk, organza) to add interesting texture and dimension.

Ease yourself into a white on white look with sumptuous cashmere sweaters and chunky knits layered over crisp button downs and tailored trousers for a comfy and chic 9-5 outfit:

bloom jumper



    House of Fraser

Love this embellished Burberry jumper from MyTeresa. Perfectly polished that still has that wow factor:

Burberry jumper

Play with different proportions by matching an A-line skirt with a cropped sweater like this cute little Topshop number:


Or pair oversized knits with leather pencil skirts. This House of Fraser Biba skirt with laser cut outs is


skirt leather

Add an edge with outerwear that’s super sleek.  Try a crisp white leather jacket, there are some stunning versions out now, with or without sleeves:

white leather jacket

Miss Selfridge

cream leather jacket

Isabel Marant Etoile

These jackets look gorgeous paired with sleek white skinny jeans and topped off with metallic or brightly coloured pointy toed pump to give it some pop…


Image from Glamasia

If you’re worried about your outfit being a little too ‘ice queen’ try a pair of skinnies with some major detailing to help break it up a bit like these Paige and Closed versions:

white jeans joined

 You can’t forget to brighten things up all the way down to your footwear!

 I absolutely love these Madison Harding white cut out booties that really appeal to my love of all things western. They would be great for weekends paired with boyfriend jeans and a messy updo!

boot combined

These Alias Mae boots (right) are a steal and add some great texture and pattern into a monochrome look.

So switch things up this season by playing around with winter whites in your wardrobe.

Just be sure to avoid the red wine and spaghetti sauce!

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Need some ‘Casual Friday’ Inspiration!

Dress down day, Casual Friday, Mufti day – call it what you like….but apparently it’s causing a few headaches!

Whether come Friday, you find yourself standing staring blankly into your wardrobe wondering what in there would fall under the guise of ‘smart casual’ or whether you wish you could just wear your work clothes for one more day a week to stop you  having to find some inspiration of something to wear, we can help!

Panic not people, we’re here to make Friday to most enjoyable fashion day of your week!!

Check out some of our style ideas (for prices and brands follow the links above the pictures:

 LOVE these Stylish, Earthy Tones: set1

We’re totally in love with these trousers (a small salute to Matt Preston), they absolutely rock this outfit:


Add a touch of class to your rock chick look, by adding some elegant finishing touches like this cape:


Add a pop of colour to your winter look, love this combination:


Don’t pack away those summer jeans, just add a knit, scarf and fitted jacket…perfect


For  more inspiration check out our Casual Friday Pinterest Page.

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