Please send some cooler weather vibes my way. You see, I’ve fallen heavily for so many new-season, autumnal looks BUT autumn has failed to arrive in my neck of the woods.
Do you have autumn where you are? Please share with me any autumnal adjectives to describe the weather where you are, if only to help cool me down and reduce my ever-growing air conditioning bill. YIKES.
Anyhoo, onwards and upwards, this week I’m excited to share with you the first of Hunt + Kelly‘s autumn-winter 2018 collection.
I’ve been a fan of this Brisbane-based label from day one. It’s the brainchild of bridal and formal-wear designer Paul Hunt and former fashion editor Kellie Alderman and I’ve loved watching this collaboration go from strength to strength.
At its core, the label just “gets” our wardrobe’s need for effortless style, from its core essentials through to seasonal hero pieces, I’ve got many Hunt + Kelly pieces that I can always rely upon.
In this season-launch, I’m featuring an outfit that is a fun alternative to a cocktail frock for a night out.
There is something like a lace top that takes an outfit up about six hundred notches in the style department.
And this one is just something else.
For starters, it’s a fabulously flattering style, with a slight drape and swing from the bust. There is hand beading on the front and back. I love the wet-look lace effect for a bit of a tough-pretty contrast. I’m 166cm and the size 2 finishes at just the right place on my hips.
I’m teasing you with these pants but they are SO good. They will be available soon. I was surprised putting them on as I didn’t think the cut would work for my hips and front bottom. The flat, front waistband and soft drape on the leg and tapering at the ankle are just right for my shape.
Together, this is an outfit I’d happily trot out for a date night or night out with the girls. I’d also work the lace top back with denim and boots and add a leather jacket for different rock chic look.
The top is sheer, so I’ve popped underneath one of my favourite camis. The cut and shape of this cami is so flattering. Hop to it if this is a gap in your wardrobe.
So, tell me do you love an alternative to a frock for an autumn-winter evening out?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.
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