The Midi Trend

The Spring and Summer months are going to be jam packed with the Midi Skirt. Pair it with a basic tee or tank tucked in for a demure touch that you can wear to work. On the weekends or in the evening wear a midi top made of lace or leather - showing just enough waist with your skirt for a more daring and fun look.


Bare legs and fuss-free beauty are your warm weather friends for the upcoming season. Spring calls for peek-a-boo undergarments and bleached denim separates creating fun clashes and origami shapes. Pops of bright colour are always big and can be the statement of an outfit or added for just a touch.


When choosing your midi skirt, it's all about the length and fit. Choose the style that best accentuates your figure and, for shorter ladies, you may need to get the hem tailored and pulled up just a tad so it sits mid-calf or just below your knee.


Find your midi in bright colours, patterns, silk, chiffon and more. This skirt is a go-to item to keep you looking chic and fun for the next two seasons.


Dylan Does it Easy

We spotted Dylan cruising around Woden on a bright Winter's day. There was a certain laid-back cool about him that captured our attention, and we couldn't help but stop him for a chat.


Dylan found his shirt and jeans at SABA, proving the Spanish multi-national is perfect at providing basics for any wardrobe. Keeping the continental theme going (though not so good for Canberra fashionistas), his jumper was found on a trip to Paris while the classic pea-coat was purchased in Italy. A lucky boy indeed to be rocking such an international outfit!


Take us shopping with you next time Dylan (or at least let us carry your suitcases!).


Name: Dylan

Shirt & Jeans: SABA

Jumper: found on a recent trip to Paris

Coat: found on a recent trip to Italy


DATE NIGHT

How could this adorable and stylish couple not catch my eye?


Melanie and Nathan were all dressed up for 'date night' at the Sydney Comedy festival at the Canberra Theatre Centre last weekend.


Nathan did a fantastic job at rocking the double-breasted-coat-and-scarf look. Paired with skinny jeans and 'worn' loafer-style trainers, he mastered the off-duty, cool Winter look. Guys, take note and don't be afraid of scarves.


Melanie's coat was the standout. Houndstooth will always be a classic - and paired with a black looks very chic. Ballet flats and black skinnies were the perfect combination for this outing. Her hair was tossed up into a sleek pony which gave it an overall 'effortless' feel.


Well done, lovebirds. We loved your style.


Street Style: Emily

We spotted the lovely Emily looking fantastic on the streets of Braddon this morning. She is one of those girls who people are so easily drawn too because she pulls off effortless style so well.


A mostly black outfit just wasn't going to cut it for this creative designer and model. She paired the cute ruffled dress and tights with a custom-made (by her) sequinned and feather crop blazer and then, mixed and matched her patterns, by strapping on a pair of super cute leopard print flats.


Did we mention that the sequin and feather blazer was actually made by her? Such a talented young lady! We also couldn't help but notice how the colours made her blue eyes pop.


Emily finished off the look with a neat top knot and a smile, perfect for this day of clear blue skies and sun out in Canberra.


Sunshine on a cloudy day

Take a moment to gaze upon the lovely Jenny Rodgers.


I couldn’t help but feel sunshine standing next to Jenny’s bright ensemble. Her warm personality was the icing on the cake. It definitely took my mind off the never-ending foggy mornings, and feeling of being very 'over' Canberra's winter of late..


Jenny played this palette carefully, balancing the yellows with touches of deep orange to prevent her from looking washed out. Her long black coat (perfectly on trend) acting as the contrast and allowed the yellow to really pop. When I approached Jenny to ask for her picture her response was “Oh, but this is just what I have worn to work today.” It's a beautiful reminder to us all that a true woman of style knows life is too short to wear boring clothes, and that winter doesn't mean we have to reserve ourselves to the dark and drab.


Now yellow is not an easy colour to wear and is one usually reserved for those lucky beauties with caramel-to-dark skin tones. As someone with skin paler than NC15 by MAC (if you don’t get it, just know that when I play hide-&-seek all I need to do is stand in front of a white wall and I disappear!) wearing yellow can sometimes make me look like I have caught sea sickness on land. Mustard or pale lemon yellow is definitely the way to go for those with cooler skin tones and - just like Jenny - remembering it’s all about how you balance it out.


So thanks to Jenny. If you are looking to add a bit of warmth and sunshine to your winter wardrobe, check out the best yellow pieces currently going around below.




The Dress – SABA

The Statement Ring – Samantha Wills

The Weekend Tote – Country Road

The Casual Flat - MIMCO

The why isn’t it summer already? Workout top – Lorna Jane


And if yellow is just too daring for you start with this bag – MARC


Model: Jenny Rogers


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