Special Edition Newsletter

Our Spring Summer predictions just for you!

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Welcome to our Special Edition Newsletter where we will be sharing our trend predictions for Spring Summer 2023-2024.

This is for those of us who spend our Christmas’ donning our costumes and drinking Aperol Spritz. Simply typing that sentence has me giddy with excitement!

Sparkly accents, crochet knits, cargo pockets, longer hemlines and lower waistlines (I’ll be avoiding these, thank you!), there’s lots in store for you today.

I hope you enjoy this midweek fashion treat! I’ll be back in your inboxes on Friday with more style tips and “In the Know“ recommendations.

Spring/Summer Trends 2023-2024

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Before we dip our toes into the tide of Spring Summer trends, remember that “Fashion fades and style is eternal“ (Yves Saint Laurent).

We encourage you to be inspired by these trends. Try weaving the trends you love into your outfits through items your already own. Make sure the new items you decide to purchase truly align with your personal style. This way, you will keep building a wardrobe that brings you joy, doesn’t cause overwhelm and is filled with pieces you will wear for many seasons to come.

#1 Crochet

Crochet reappears every couple of years and, quelle suprise!, it’s back with a vengeance. There are many ways to wear this trend and, as is quite common in fashion, there are dichotomies in the crochet designs appearing in street styles and on the catwalk.

For a bold, Y2K aesthetic try sourcing a crochet piece on Depop or Vestiare or support a small, Aussie brand like Scarlet-Sam, who hand make their items in Melbourne.

For a classic, minimalist style, try Elce and Maurie & Eve who have timeless, neutral designs. We love the elegance and ease of this throw-on-and-go dress. 

If you aren’t too keen on a full crochet clothing piece, accessorise with a crochet bucket hat, bag or even shoes.

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#2 Voluminous Footwear

Add volume to your footwear through bubbly features, platfrom soles or chunkier straps.

From puff slides, fisherman sandals to platform mules, add some colour or intrigue to your outfit with a bold flat from an awesome Aussie brand like Nelson Made, LMS or Alias Mae.

#3 Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts inspired by the 90’s column design will be a fabulous and on-trend warm weather piece. Maxi skirts are especially wonderful for those of us who are less inclined to run about town in a mini skirt. The 90’s will have a big influence on summer trends (think square necklines, strapless tops and dresses and slouchy shoulder bags).

A column skirt is a flattering silhouette that feels elegant and refined and can be styled in a myriad of ways. Local brands like St Agni, Posse and Dissh have some stunning options. We’ve sourced some for you in our Spring Summer Catalogue.

You can continue to wear your denim maxi well into summer as many mimic this 90’s column design (see how we’ve styled it for warmer weather here).

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#4 Silver Accessories

Whether through shoes, bags, jewellery or threads intricately woven through your one-piece swimsuit, add a touch of sparkle to your outfits to reflect the glittering summer ocean and elegantly elevate your spring summer looks.

Silver shoes are tipped to be the top, sexy, silver accessory, which means you don’t have to worry about whether you have a cool or warm skin tone if you want to enjoy this trend. Bring the silver to your outfit with some sling-backs or a chunky ring. We’re eyeing out this one from Anna Rossi.

#5 Pyjamas for Work and Play

An item that is currently flaunting itself across many a London and Copenhagen side-walk is the lightweight, pyjama “look” pants (controversial as it may sound).

With the gorgeously warm summers we have in the Southern Hemisphere, a cotton or linen “pyjama“ set sounds like the perfect outfit. Accessories and finishing touches will be key to ensure this look feels cool and casual and doesn’t have a “just rolled out of bed“ feel. Pair with a linen blazer, shirt or waistcoat and leather slides for the perfect summer look or lean into a matching set.

#6 Utilitarian

You may have balked at the cargo pants trend that started in 2021 with the resurgence of Y2K fashion (we know we did). Well, they have been given a glow up. Sleeker in design and migrating the pockets to skirts, this utilitarian trend is stronger than ever.

We particularly love this linen skirt from Faithful the Brand. In a classic silhouette with delicate cargo pocket detailing, this skirt is more of a nod to the trend and would glamorously carry you through this Spring Summer season into many more.

#7 Sheer Everything (No body part is safe)

The sheer trend extends to include dresses, shirts, skirts and, the heavily debated, mesh ballet flat.

Feel light and breezy in a sheer or mesh piece as the weather warms up. The saying “if you’ve got it flaunt it” really rings true here so match your favourite body part with your best sheer item.

Layer a sheer top over a skin tight bandeau or tube top and a dress over a slip for extra coverage.

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If you've made it this far, we’ve made it easier for you to shop these items by curating this Spring Summer Catalogue for you.

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