As the Australian Spring/Summer season arrives, it's time to embrace an abundance of florals, cute frills and enough off-shoulder pieces to make you think that straps never really existed.
Today I team up with Valleygirl for a Summer Lookbook to show you some of my favorite Australian Summer trends.
Sportsgirl striped skirt (Similar here)
Mink Pink sunglasses (Similar here)
Flared sleeves have to be one my current sartorial obsessions: the bigger the better! Wear them skimming across your wrists or past your fingertips. Mix and match them with other wacky shapes for a look that wouldn't look out of place at London Fashion Week.This dreamy coral top is flared out in all the right places. Plus: it's off-shoulder, making it a double whammy trend piece.
The Trend: Florals & Frills
I used to think frills were better off left to our Nan's tea cosies, but bit by bit, the lashings of ruffles and frills on the catwalks started to turn me! Now here I am, posting this Summer lookbook, totally digging this floral and ruffled, off-shoulder beauty!
Why am I so obsessed? It's off shoulder, it's floral and it's like taking dainty babysteps before diving headfirst into the full-blown frilly trend.
The Trend: The Floral Midi Dress
Valleygirl floral midi dress*
Paint It Red clutch (Similar)
My Mum used to scream at me for how short my dresses were **cough** cheek flashers **cough**, but now, I'm all for the long and lovely!
A floral midi or maxi is an absolute must and the cute shirt dress vibes of this one make it one huge yes! Pssst... there is also a cheeky slit, so hopefully my 16 year old self wouldn't be too disappointed in me!
The Trend: Pastel Playsuit
You can't beat pastels when it comes to showing off a tan and this pastel floral beauty was made for endless beachy days! If there's piece in this Summer lookbook that's made for the beach, it's this one.
The Trend: Lace Up Crop
Topshop culottes (Similar here) Colette Hayman choker
I've been loving lace-ups for a few seasons now, so I couldn't resist this cute nude crop! The colour makes it really versatile and the light, knit fabric makes it just that little bit different.
I don't normally bare my abs, but I adore how this piece looks with these high waist culottes. Keeping it classy all the way!!
Although it is arguably Summer in Cairns all year round, this week has seen it the temperature soaring into the scorching 30s!
My Northern Hemisphere readers: I'm sending you a little warmth for this Autumn. Fellow Aussies: it's gonna be a long, hot and stylish Summer: bring it on!