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

Instagram: @GERRY_WILTON

Ashleigh - A Natural in Neutrals

Name: Ashleigh

Job: Sales Support Coordinator

Necklace: Baulch Necklace (from Bourgeois Pig)

Pants: Hunt No More (from Mussen)

Clutch: Colette

We spotted Ashleigh at Taze's 3rd Birthday Bash on Monday 29 July. We loved her simple though elegant style that uses a great clutch and heels to dress up an outfit for the evening.

Thanks Ash!



Entire outfit from April's Caravan.

Spotted at opening of the Spanish Film Festival at Palace Electric Cinemas.

xx Mac xx

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