The underlying secret to the mules enduring popularity is its “slip on and go” attitude. Up there with one of the easiest and most versatile footwear styles of the last century, mules have the enviable ability to adapt to the current season at hand; incorporating square toes, mesh and of course the kitten heel.
Wandler 'Isa Ruffle-Trim Square-Toe Leather Mules', $565, matchesfashion.com/au
Senso 'Maisy VII Sahara', $199, senso.com.au
Although the ebb and flow of the cardigan is inevitable, it’s no secret that right now, this classic knitwear staple is having an obvious moment in the fashion cycle. Spotted all over our Instagram feed, the cardigan has regained the chic-casual status it rightly deserves.
Acne Studios 'New Kirstie Oversized Wool Cardigan', $505, net-a-porter.com/au
Iris & Ink 'Katla Belted Brushed-Knitted Cardigan', $290, theoutnet.com/en-au
Disregarded for many years in favour of classic denim and more feminine styles, the wide-leg trouser sprung back into the wardrobes of fashion’s biggest “it girls” a few years back, and its influence has been nothing short of impactful. From more tailored, work-appropriate cuts, to relaxed, slouchy styles, this pant style has evolved from basic to cool to officially trend-proof.
Albus Lumen 'Lumen High-Rise Linen Straight-Leg Trousers', $485, matchesfashion.com.au
Zara 'Wide-Leg Masculine Trousers', $99, zara.com/au/en
The Chain Necklace
It's hard to pinpoint exactly when the chain necklace became a thing. In fact, it's difficult to recall a time when it wasn't. The only elements that have changed over the years are preferred lengths and degree of "chunkiness." Whether you prefer to style it singularly, or layered with other pieces for maximum impact, this necklace trend has well surpassed the test of trends.
Mejuri 'Double Curb Chain Necklace', $165, mejuri.com
Aje 'The Grand Chain Choker', $175, ajeworld.com.au
The Button-Down Shirt
Although not necessarily groundbreaking, there is something to be said about a woman who can make a button-down shirt and classic black trousers look special. Its ability to elevate any outfit is a testament to its enduring timelessness and versatility. Worn as an office staple or layered over a cashmere turtleneck during winter, this practical wardrobe staple is here to stay.
Country Road 'Leather Shirt', $499, countryroad.com.au
Aje 'Overture Denim Button-Down Shirt', $255, ajeworld.com.au