To dress-up casual fabrics and billowy shapes, match a puff sleeve with boxy, high-waisted paints. Don’t shy away from colour either–switch out safe white linen for sky blue pants. If that’s stretching your colour comfort zone, black accessories with a touch of gold will compliment colour, without distracting from key pieces.
TOP Paper London cotton-blend, $380; at myer.com.au PANTS Jillian Boustred linen, $299; jillianboustred.com SUNGLASSES Kate Sylvester, $295; katesylvester.com WATCH Mimco stainless steel, $249; mimco.com.au BAG MM6 Maison Margiela canvas, $550; at mychameleon.com.au FLATS Saint Laurent suede and leather, approx $955; at netaporter.com
Feel overwhelmed by a puff-sleeve top? Pair with a maxi slimline skirt to contrast the volume up top and avoid swamping petite frames. Whether you opt for a linen or silk skirt, play into feminine shapes and prints with barely-there accessories. Naked sandals, a basket bag and fine gold jewellery complete with stones, shells or pearls will add charm too.
TOP The Wolf Gang linen, $159; thewolfgang.com SKIRT Cult Gaia linen, approx $413; cultgaia.com EARRINGS Brinker & Eliza shell and stone, approx $275; at modaoperandi.com BANGLES Basque metal and synthetic pearl, $29.95 (pack of two); at myer.com.au BAG Zimmermann cane, $425; zimmermannwear.com HEELS Alias Mae leather, $169.95; aliasmae.com.au