Ever looked at a model wearing an item of clothing that appeals to you and dismissed the purchase out of hand? Yep, me too. Well, I’m here to tell you that you SHOULD get into that change room and give the object of your desire a try. You may not look like the model (I don’t, I’m a size 14), but you never know, it just may look right for you.
Most days of the week, I’m dressed for comfort. Now, while I would kill for a week spent in my pjys, that’s just not possible. Or apparently acceptable if you call yourself a stylist.
So, most days I reach for the next best thing. Lifestyle clothes. Clothes from labels that make it easy for women on the move to look and feel their best every day. Clothes that are generally always ready to wear as they require minimal laundering and no ironing. Tick, tick and tick.
I’ve talked about Queensland lifestyle label, wYse, before. And I’ll talk about them again. The reason: every season they deliver all of the above in a selection of new shapes; re-invented shapes and gorgeous bursts of colour. Which I try to tell myself I embrace. To break up my love affair with black. The fabric wYse uses is a super smooth modal, a natural timber fibre. And I can’t do a post on wYse without talking up their leggings. THE best. So comfortable and wash up like new. Every time.
What wYse says: Autumn-Winter 2011 wYse Lifestyle takes on a new direction introducing an edgy fashion dialogue fueled with smouldering sophistication. Wear wYse like a second skin or layer to suit the mood, event or destination. wYse classics embrace a brilliant new twist; modern angles and fabric draping get the nod; minimalism takes front seat with clean lines that are both chic and sexy for the confident contemporary woman. Gorgeous Gunmetal is the new black. The intensity of teal and the sublime appeal of pale moss green pack a potent punch bringing out the best in black, coal and tunmetal. Ruby also makes its mark adding further gusto to an already commanding line-up.
What I say? I don’t need to be told twice to embrace a “new black”. And I’m totally head over heels for fabric draping. Hides the bits we want hidden and floats over the others.
So, here is the model wearing the wYse Flared dress:
And here is me …
Dress: wYse Flared dress
3/4 sleeve top: Metalicus
Scarf: American Apparel
Boots: Jaime Mascaro
The dress is a little short side for me to wear without tights – above my knees is not pretty. With opaques, though, bring it on. It’s a perfect dress for layering. I could also add a trench coat over the top of this or wear without the long-sleeve tee underneath. It’s this versatility that makes it a winner in my wardrobe.
Here’s a look at some of the other design’s from this season’s wYse collection. See anything you’d like to try?
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