Put your loungewear on pause, it’s time for a style revival.
With the promise of good times on the horizon, it’s officially time to get your wardrobe ready. And as spring finds its swing, there’s no shortage of outfits to wear. Whether you’re planning the ultimate golden hour gathering or have your heart set on one of spring’s special occasions, there’s a certain kind of joy found in nailing the dress code. From day-to-night style solves to statement-making moments, we break down how we’re wearing the new season with the pieces that promise to put your personal style on show.
The Day-To-Night Dress
There’s an art to getting ‘dressed-up day’ right, and even more so when you’re hoping to make it work into the night. Cool, calm and collected, cotton always hits the right note here. Whether you’re ready to don the splendour of a cut-out maxi dress or are craving a voluminous mini, playing on proportions promises to add a dose of style to any setting. Camilla and Marc’s Midi Dress makes for the perfect pairing to your spritz, regardless of the hour. For an instant air of daytime cool, pair it back with chunky slides and Saint Laurent’s signature shades – the perfect balance of timeless and trend. An undone beauty moment begins with a swipe of Flavedo & Albedo’s High Glow and perfectly half-up hair. This season we’re relying on Hepburn & Co’s clips to keep it together. Taking your look to night is as simple as changing up the accessories. Jewels by Amber Sceats and Saint Valentine promise instant elevation. And on the note of elevation, after an extended period in sneakers, Tony Bianco’s black strappy sandals are taking style to new heights. The bag we’re pairing it with? A small shoulder style by Elleme for a subtle play on tonal that’s statement enough for a second take.
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Alice Maxi Dress
BEC + BRIDGE
BEC + BRIDGE
Selene Midi Skirt
Saskia Floral Coral Green Dress
Best Dressed Guest
From outdoor weddings to belated birthday celebrations, spring offers up a welcome list of reasons to get dressed up again. Our fail-safe special occasion formula? Bold prints and textures in flattering shapes. Modern florals feel especially perfect for now and Bec + Bridge’s Tropical Punch Maxi offers up the escape we’ve been craving. There’s a special kind of cool that comes with doing sparkles casually and Steve Madden’s sandals signal the return to fun fashion is ready for. Double down on the shine with a classic clutch by Olga Berg and balance it out with Sarah & Sebastian’s Nymph Oval Necklace; the perfect accompaniment to Daniel Wellington’s signature petite timepiece. If head-to-toe tonal is more your speed, let neutrals by the way of Tony Bianco bring your look to life. A subtle nod to ‘extra’ with accessories from Najo and Hepburn and Co prove the power of hi-lo style in any setting. A bright lip brings it all together and Givenchy’s Le Rouge Sheer lipstick has earned its reputation as the ultimate handbag hero thanks to its long-wearing matte formula.
Linda Bright White Dress
BEC + BRIDGE
Cali Sun Maxi Dress
At long last, statement-making is back on the menu. While spring has always laid ample ground for reinvention, now more than ever do we have a reason to go big with pieces that are simply a joy to wear – no occasion necessary. After all, it’s the dresses that make you smile that become treasured wardrobe favourites season after season. Tapping the air of optimism for spring, designers gave fashion-first silhouettes a starring role. As for the pieces we can’t wait to debut? Acler’s Palms Dress is giving us plenty to dream about with its perfect balance of proportion and pleating, while just-landed styles from Aje, Solace London, Isabel Marant and Shona Joy are ranking high on the wishlist too. The styling principles for statement dresses remain relatively similar wherever you’re headed. Think polished and neutral (or tonal) accessories that compliment the star of the show. For the ultimate finishing touch, add a spritz of Tiffany & Co’s new Rose Gold EDP – a vibrant and magnetic scent to match your mood.
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Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress
Sofie Mini Dress
Roxane Open Back Tiered Midi Dress
Celina Multi Coloured Printed Silk Dress
The Perfect White Dress
No spring wardrobe could be complete without the perfect white dress. Yet the pursuit of the style that suits you best can often be a long game. This season though it appears that designers got the memo with an array of spring whites to suit every desire. From short to floor-sweeping, cold shoulders and smock cuts, white marks a move to brighter days with the sartorial reset we all need. Eternally polished, it’s the perfect canvas for great accessories too. A play on purity, headbands come to life when paired white and Gregory Ladner’s iteration offers up the right balance of cool-girl and classic. If you’re opting for a look that says elevated day, look to neutral accessories to bring things back down to earth. When headed to a socially distanced picnic, anchoring your outfit with a market bag makes for a timeless win otherwise, opt for cross-body if you’re on the move. For an added dose of effortless, tap the ease of gold with cult pieces by Australian favourites, Sarah & Sebastian and Reliquia. The perfect outfit for adding a pop of colour to your beauty look, make sure you don’t forget your mani-pedi. Our pick? Gucci’s Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish.