A new fashion season is a dawning.
I know it never makes any sense. It’s something that happens twice a year so you’d think I’d be used to it by now but coming off a week when we experienced some of the coldest temperatures in more than 100 years it really does make it tricky to think about a spring wardrobe.
But walk past any store this week and that’s what you’ll see.
I say, don’t be alarmed. Be alert.
Be alert to potential wardrobe additions that will serve you well throughout most of year.
This is a time of year when I’m mostly likely to pick up lighter and more colourful jackets/blazers, lightweight scarves and lighter layering pieces.
Once the fashion season turns to high summer, these wardrobe building block pieces disappear from stores.
That’s why I keep an eye on early season releases and I suggest you do too.
Today I’m featuring a new-season tunic dress/top from one of my favourite lifestyle brands, Metalicus.
Metalicus tunic dress* | Metalicus skirt (winter 2014 – featured here as a snood) | Metalicus tights* | Ballina accessories scarf* | Gypsy Dreamers necklace | Gasperre Cashmere knit* | Zoe Kratzmann boots | Dinosaur Designs ring
Ok, so you can see very clearly that this tunic style does not flow in the same way as it does on the model.
And that’s ok. That’s why I love this label. You can work with pieces and incorporate them into a styling that suits you.
For me, I like this piece as a long top. Scrunching up the bottom enables the top part to blouse nicely.
If you’re smaller than me (I’m a 14-16), then this is going to drape more like the model image.
The fabric is a fabulous one for layering – it’s 48% merino so has a breathable warmth factor but it’s thin enough to wear under other layers.
The colour is a perfect winter-into-spring colour. When you pop it with a few citrus accents and close your eyes, you might really start to think that spring temperatures are possible.
Are you ready for a new fashion season?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration