Flowing fabrics, ruffles and florals can be overwhelming when styled together, so keep to slimline shapes such as a straight-cut maxi skirt. Bring the prairie-girl references into the 21st Century by finishing with modern accessories; a padded headband, ankle boots and a helping of gold jewellery.
TOP Sir The Label silk, $290; sirthelabel.com SKIRT Hansen & Gretel silk, $499; hansenandgretel.com HEADBAND Reliquia satin, $79; reliquiajewellery.com earrings SWAROVSKI gold-plated metal, $349; swarovski.com BAG Shrimps synthetic pearl, approx $728; at matches fashion.com BOOTS R.M. Williams leather, $595; rmwilliams.com.au
Even the most corporate office can welcome a cropped cut when it comes in the form of a double-breasted blazer. For extra workplace insurance, team with tailored pinstripe trousers, a polished crossbody bag and chic flats.
BLAZER Cue recycled polyester, $345; cue.cc PANTS Alice McCall polyester, $325; alicemccall.com GLASSES Le Specs, $129; lespecs.com WATCH Longines stainless steel, $1,900; longines.com.au BAG Gucci leather, approx $3,300; at matchesfashion.com FLATS Chanel suede and grosgrain, approx $1,490; 1800 242 635
Photographed by John Rintoul. Styled by Lucy Wood. This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of InStyle.