Fashion and statement style, two things I had to explain to a friend recently before Australian Fashion Week last month. For me, where my style is classic and minimal, statement style is buying classic pieces with a twist, or accenting your outfit with one or two pieces that are bold and/or catch the eye.
My current wardrobe can be described as classic-fashion, so classic pieces that have a modern twist. So I have a wardrobe full of shirts, which I mostly wear cuffed and are white with a twist (either a stripe, feature sheer panels and etc), jeans (slim cut in grey, black, medium denim and then distressed options for the above colours) and black pumps. Two of my essential pieces are these Polo Ralph Lauren Distressed Boyfriend Jeans and Equipment Signature Shirt from Farfetch.
So how do you make a statement when your wardrobe is pretty simple? With accessories of course. Accessories like a great pair of sunglasses, fashion it bag and jewellery can make an outfit pop that little bit more.
Get a pair of great sunglasses
I love the transformative power of a great pair of sunglasses, for a classic but statement making style choose a classic frame like aviators with a twist. Our choice is Ray-Ban’s Reflective Lens Aviators Sunglasses. A pair that goes with everything but also pops with any outfit.
I love jewellery but my style is often fine jewellery around the neck and a bangle with my watch. Except for my ring collection – I love a statement ring to add a bit of bling to our hand, so what better way than with the Saint Laurent ‘Monogram’ ring?
An eye popping mini bag
I was out with a friend the other day and spotted about 5 girls with the Furla Metropolis bag strapped around their body. Which is fair enough, a statement mini bag is the must-have accessory right now and the Metropolis is a great classic style with an affordable price tag. We couldn’t choose between the regular sized Metropolis and the mini, so we got them both.
A statement pump
When you hear the words “black pump”, you can’t help but think boring office shoe. But these Aquazzura ‘Forever Marilyn’ pumps are anything but boring. In a beautiful black suede and a sexy style, the pump also features cut outs at the heel and two tassles at the back. Classic with a twist, exactly our style.