As the weather gets hotter in Western Australia (it’s in the ’40s as I write), my thoughts turn to what I can find in my cupboard that will be cool, slip on easily, not cling too much, and be elegant enough either if visitors pop round, or if I’m going to be running a blogging workshop.
Over on the East Coast of Australia it will also be hot, and probably much more humid than in WA.
So today, we’re going to look at both East and West Coast everyday styles.
Lovely Rachel Wernicke from Redcliffe Style lives in Queensland, on the East Coast of Australia so I was interested to see what she would pull out of the cupboard when asked the question: What shall I wear today?
“This is my typical everyday look, even if I’m just hanging around the house cleaning. I love this denim, balloon dress and it looks even better when I iron it. It was my aunt’s and she tried to sell it at a garage sale. A lady tried it on and I gave her a look that said “Errr, do you really think that looks good on you?”. The lady swiftly took it off, I grabbed it and hid it inside the house.”
“I love orange at the moment. Over the top I’m wearing an old Metalicus vest bought on Ebay new with tags about 4 years ago. Also pictured is an ancient tan bag, an orange Ellen S Design charm necklace and stompy, nude wedges. I threw a Sussan scarf over my bag, I take a scarf everywhere. They add colour and you never know when you will need it (even if it’s to create a sling). Finished off with a pony tail and sunglasses to hide the lack of makeup.
I think Rachel looks really funky in this outfit – but I can’t picture her wearing it armed with a duster doing the housework! A Big Thank You to Rachel for contributing 🙂 “It’s been lovely having you here today.”
If you’d like to connect with Rachel, why not pop over to her wonderful blog at Redcliffe Style where she writes lightheartedly about life, style, beauty and fashion in the suburbs.
You might also like to check out Styling You’s Everyday Style series, for a whole lot of style inspiration.
In Western Australia
The dress below is from Marks and Spencer, and it started out as one of those dresses in my wardrobe that I kept for best, and the right occasion never came along to wear it. So now it’s been relegated to everyday wear and I love it. It’s easy to wear, understated, hides my lumps and tummy bumps and covers the flabby top bit of my arms.
I think it looks better with more formal shoes, and small heels – although I’d probably only wear black – what do you think? However, yesterday I was doing a lot of walking and my poor old feet needed a bit of tender loving care. The necklace is a gift from my daughter from Bali. The sandals are from Earth Spirit.
At the back, two ties wrap into a bow, which gives the dress a lovely soft shape around the front.
I’ll definitely be on the look out for dresses cut to this shape for more updated looks this summer.
Would love your thoughts Lifestylers – what do you think?
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