Those Summer Vibes by Brand Ambassador, Kerrie Carruci

As we ease in to the end of 2017 our social calendars are filled with plenty of summer time activities and frivolity. So rather then going into freak out mode with these new found occasions to show off your personal style I’m going to show you a few quick tips for a the perfect summer wardrobe all wrapped up in a fashion capsule. 

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INJECTION OF COLOUR

A change of season doesn’t mean you have to go out and find a whole new wardrobe. Take a look at what you have in your wardrobe currently. I suggest sorting your current clothing into similar colours blocks. Have it hanging, not on the floor, in a basket or shoved at the back of the cupboard, having it visible allows you to be able to 'see' what is in your wardrobe and you can plan around it. Now if you are feeling completely overwhelmed by this then I urge you to contact myself for a chat about what options would work best for you on your journey out of the 'overwhelm wardrobe-apocalypse'.

Spring and cycling into summer has brought with it an abundance of fun, bright and deeply saturated colour palettes! YES! Bright gemstone colours such an emerald green, red, pink, yellow and orange allow you to mix and match your existing wardrobe though also bring spark to staple or investment pieces. 

Choosing a main piece of clothing that is trend orientated will allow you to mix and match it throughout the season though also really get your value per wear. 

Pictured below with a staple white jean from Seed, this new season Zara silk top in a vivid emerald green could be teamed with jeans, denim shorts, tucked into a pencil skirt for work or even utilised coming into the autumn and cooler months by layering under a shift dress. 

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Wearing new season Zara Top with Seed white denim jeans
Gold Earrings - Best Dressed Accessories
Clutch - Best Dressed Accessories
Ring - Samantha Willis
Heels - Boohoo

 

THE SUMMER SHORT

Ok ladies the warmer months are upon us and it's time to get those pins out! If you live in Queensland then it goes without saying we all need to own at least one pair of shorts in your capsule!  Though if you're like me, I always struggle to find a pair that are the 'perfect length' something you can have an afternoon at barefoot bowls, dressed up to wear to a long summer lunch with a cute wedge or allow you to be comfortable at a festive feast.

Well this season Witchery know what is up! With another injection of colour with this season's colour block pull to bright red is shining through and they are doing a few different styles in different shades that will allow you integrate something that is flattering though also stay on trend this season.

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THE SUMMER SHORT

OUTFIT DETAILS

Wearing new season Witchery tailored shorts with striped Zara Top and alternatively Shieke off the shoulder gingham top
Accessories: Earrings - Best Dressed Accessories
                     Bag- Best Dressed Accessories
                         

THE WHITE JEAN

Even in summer, we sometimes have those occasions when the weather cools off for a day or two, you want to feel a little more dressy for an occasion or lets be honest you love a good pair of jeans then investing in a lighter shade of denim would be favourable. Seed are doing some amazing jeans this season that are really giving you the higher waist line to allow you to have comfortable wear and really flatter your figure.

 

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Wearing season staple Seed white denim jeans teamed with a current season Zara high low striped shirt
Accessories: Earrings - Best Dressed Accessories
                      Bag- Best Dressed Accessories
                      Heels - Boohoo
 

THE STATEMENT BAG

We saw this become a huge component of fashion from runway to street style throughout spring, though I'll be honest and first to say I LOVE accessories! The trending statement bag or clutch is a brilliant way to subtlety inject seasonal colour, trends or textures if you are unsure or not as adventurous on the fashion front. For those who were around in the 70's or perhaps had a hand-me down from their mum or grandma, the bamboo or wooden bag has come back in a huge way! In a range of different shapes and concepts, the ones featured throughout can be found at Best Dressed Accessories in an array of different colours, styles and looks.

As a stylist I believe it is the perfect way to have a diverse and cost effective item in your wardrobe that can take your outfit from summer to glam and that ever so slightly individual!

 

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THE STATEMENT BAG

OUTFIT DETAILS

Wearing a statement skirt from Shieke with a staple white button up complete with bag from Best Dressed Accessories  
Accessories: Earrings - Best Dressed Accessories
                      

THE STANDOUT SKIRT

Another Witchery find from about a month ago is a gorgeous and bright pink fluted skirt! Made of an amazing scuba nylon, the cut on this is flattering and every bit feminine! Dressed up or down you can take this from Sunday brunch to a night out on the town with the girls. Also something to note for summer is the pink and red trend! Yes you heard it! It may be a little fashion fear though this combination has been huge on the fashion runways of Spring/Summer and why not get a little adventurous! PS. perfect combination for a subtle hint to the festive season without looking somewhat like a Christmas tree!  

 

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THE STANDOUT SKIRT

OUTFIT DETAILS

Wearing a pink fluted skirt from Witchery with a signature off the shoulder top complete with bag from Best Dressed Accessories  
Accessories: Earrings - Best Dressed Accessories

OFF THE SHOULDER & STATEMENT EARRINGS

Well we have seen this trend carry over from last summer though I personally love this trend! Off the shoulder is the easiest way to create and inspire feminine lines though also provide the perfect canvas for a pair of statement earrings to sit!

This trend can be interpreted  in many different ways; tops or dresses allowing you to mix and match. Another simple item to add to your capsule to take you anywhere from a night out, day at work to play....

Lastly, we have the statement earring! For me this is the most incredible way to dress up and outfit, add texture, fun, colour though most importantly a talking point! Another cost effective way to jazz up your wardrobe seasonally, a little bit of ear bling really never hurt anyone and the best part is that there are sooo many different styles to choose from! 

OFF THE SHOULDER

STATEMENT EARRING

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Accessories: Earrings - Best Dressed Accessories
                      Bag- Best Dressed Accessories
                    

So there you have it! 

A quick summer capsule wardrobe for you all to kick off the first day of summer and as we head into the weekend! I hope this gave you some guidance though if you are after a bit more styling advice I would love to chat further. The Opulent Lifestyle Collective services have expanded and we will be offering amazing styling packages from online special occassion sourcing through to complete Opulent makeovers in the effort to allow the best version of you to shine! 

I look forward to having a fashion conversation like no other! Stay opulent and have an amazing weekend! 

Yours in fashion
Kerrie x

Thank you Kerrie this was wonderful to read.

You can learn more about Kerrie and her styling services at https://opulentlifestylecollective.com/

Credits
Makeup by Reanin of Beauty by Bliss
Photography Ingrid Coles Photography
Location Paddington