Stepping out in Spring

By Jemma Mrdak

Spring has sprung! Its now that time of year where we can take off those winter coats and get out our dresses and skirts. That is exactly what the lovely Lynn did today on her way to meet friends for coffee in the new Lonsdale Street precinct.

Lynn has paired her spring outfit perfectly. Without going over the top, she has combined different patterns and colours together that just work! Rocking a skirt from the store where she works, SES, Lynn claimed that she was wearing the skirt to celebrate the first day of spring and the arrival of the warmer weather.

The black and white print skirt was Lynn’s favourite outfit item- and we loved it too! Paired with the black chiffon shirt which had a hint of leopard print on the collar, went nicely with the tortoiseshell sunglasses and tan shoes. A classic black bag is also perfect when accessorised with this sort of outfit. Lets just say that Lynn has styled this look perfectly.

Sunglasses: SES (remind anyone of the Prada version?)

Skirt: SES

Top: Bought in Korea

Bag: Topshop

Shoes: Zara

Maddie wears Classic Black

By Jemma Mrdak

When we spotted Maddie working hard but looking wonderful in Witchery this weekend we knew we had to pull her aside from her busy day and take a few snaps of her gorgeous outfit.

Maddie was dressed head-to-toe in Witchery’s latest collection, which she claims she adores and wears all the time (even when she’s not working!). She’s certainly an ambassador for this fashion-forward brand!

The all-black outfit for some would feel quite solemn, but we loved it! The lace feature, with the hint of skin showing on the arms, contrasts well with the rest of the outfit. Her black ankle boots, that will always be in-season, dressed down the outfit and made it fit for the beautiful spring day.

At first glance it seems as though Maddie is wearing a separate piece, when in actual fact it is a dress! As it is absolutely stunning, it was both Maddie’s favourite item and ours.

Canberra women (and men), head into Witchery and check out all their latest in trends just in time for spring. Stock is updated regularly with outfits matching up-to-date runway looks!

Casual Coffee at Harvest

When we spotted Ben grabbing a coffee at Harvest, the first thing we noticed about his outfit were his dark grey suede brogues with brown detailing. They completed his look which had an overall preppy – yet effortlessly cool – charm about it. Friday was casual day in the office for Ben so he wore a pair of cuffed denim jeans, a smart-yet-casual shirt and a buttoned cardigan.

Ben also loved his brogues. He picked them up in Paris on his travels through Europe. Amaze! Luckily for us the busy lawyer seemed very laid back about this outfit, with a kind of I-just-threw-this-on, what’s-the-fuss?’ attitude, and was more than happy to pose for the camera.

Alice Springs - Australia's Op-Shop Hot-Spot.

OutInCanberra's Style Stalker spotted Julia at the opening of the Israeli Film Festival at Palace Electric Cinemas. It was her adorable beanie that first caught our attention as she made her way in from a cold Canberra evening, but once Julia removed her jacket we fell in love with her scarf and gold belt. Where in Canberra does one find such fantastic accessories?

As it turns out, you don't. In fact, Julia purchased her beanie from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival (yes, there is such a thing!) and most the rest is, well... read below.

Beanie: Alice Springs Beanie Festival (made in Greece)

Scarf: Alice Springs Op Shop

Gold Belt: Another from the Alice 'Oppie'


Boots: The Op Shop!

Socks with Sandals

By Gerard Wilton

When you think socks and sandals, you probably think of senior citizens and the unfashionable. Well, it is now no longer a fashion crime to wear this combo.

It's being seen all over the fashion weeks on both male and female fashionistas alike. The trend was seen at The Prada and Carven shows, and has now trickled down to the High Street via the Topshop look book.

Blogger, Pelayo Diaz of is a huge advocate of this look and can be seen on his blog and fashion shows rocking this look. So to is Sex and The City’s style maven Sarah Jessica Parker, who has worn this look a few times of late.

In Australia, the sock and sandal combo is slowly starting to take shape. There has been some sandal styling spotted with Aussie label Bassike, who shot their Spring Summer 13 campaign with sandals for footwear and had their models walking in sandals at the recent David Jones Spring Summer Runway Show.

So make like these trend setters and wear this quirky twist.

Shop the Trend:

The Teva branded sandals as worn on Pelayo Diaz’s can be found on

You can’t go past Birkenstock for the one and only original sandal as styled in the Bassike look book.

Of course you can’t wear the trend without the socks so head into Fashion Boutique Incu (located in the Galleries or in Paddington) and pick up some Vanishing Elephant or Richer Poorer socks!

Another favourite for everything socks is Happy Socks, specialising in colourful and patterned socks is a must!

Trend Alerts by stylist Gerard Wilton


Twitter: @gerry_wilton

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