Reframe traditional shapes with texture,
print and accessories with attitude
Some pieces never go out of style. An A-line skirt, camel coat and sporty knit are guaranteed to go the distance, but making a wardrobe full of classics feel fresh can prove the more difficult task at hand.
Our advice? Turn to texture and print. Instead of reaching for another woollen topper this winter, consider one cut from buttery soft leather. It will make all the difference on those days that you require a dressier outer layer. And the almost-too-easy-to-throw-on plain sweaters we’re all guilty of living in when the temperature drops? Sub one for a style that’s painted with a retro motif. These updates make all the difference, and they’re virtually risk-free when applied to time-honoured shapes.
If you’re still looking for a little extra sass, add accessories keyed into this classic-with-a-twist aesthetic. Logo-emblazoned boots, drop earrings scattered with artsy embellishment, or socks—the cut-off variety—worn with strappy sandals will continue the modern portrait. Just pick one bold extra and make it the hero of your look.
Photography Tāne Coffin
Styling Freddie Fredericks
Hair Graeme Cumming
Makeup Darren Summors
Model Amelia Kearney @ Priscillas
Words Natalie Mell