4 style rules to follow this spring

sixth August two thousand fifteen

Here comes the sun…

So, I’ve been keeping a secret from you for a while, but I’m finally allowed to announce my new role as one of the Myer ‘Finders’. For their new spring campaign, I had the absolute pleasure of dressing-up in stripes, crisp whites and colour (shock horror!) to shoot and direct this editorial dedicated to the change of seasons and jet setting-off on vacay. It was a total ‘pinch yourself’ moment to be working on a project of this scale with one of Australia’s leading premium retailers, and I hope you like it!
 
The in-between seasons are always the best; autumn (when you’re ready to rug-up in big coats, boots and beanies), and spring (when you’re ready to shed all those layers and embrace a lighter, brighter colour palette). 
Spring feels fresh. It’s the start of something new. It’s exciting. And it always gets me day-dreaming about where my next sun-filled escape will be. 
But when ‘real life’ calls, and you realise that jet-setting off to an exotic location may just be exactly that – a dream – the next best thing is dressing like you’re on vacay. That means lighter fabrics, relaxed silhouettes, lots of white and pops of colour here and there to embrace the change of seasons. 
Trust me, after a long winter in a uniform of black on black on black, it feels good. 
Here’s 4 rules everyone can apply to their wardrobe for spring (because if you can’t go to Santorini, at least this will make you feel like you’re there). 

1. STRIPES ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA. 
Not just in spring, not just in summer. Stripes are your friend all year round. Navy and white is a safe bet, but red and white also feels super fresh. 
You can mix them back with denim and pretty much every block colour. The world is your oyster.

2. WHITE WINS.
Your skin finally gets to see the sun again in spring, and nothing will set-off your new-found glow like crisp white. 
Wear it head-to-toe or introduce it with a pair of white canvas Converse. 
Then tie it all together with a bold red lip for instant Parisian chic. Easy. 

3. IT’S OK TO WEAR COLOUR. 
If you’re going to do it, now is the time. You can still keep the rest of your outfit fairly neutral, but introducing a pop of red or yellow will lift your entire look (and your mood). 

4. RELAX TO THE MAX. 
Leave the heavy, structured pieces to the cooler months. 
Spring is all about carefree silhouettes like wide-leg pants, loose-fitting dresses and relaxed shirting. You can forget the complicated layering of winter. Spring is meant to be easy. 

That’s it, really. All you need is a few new additions and you’re pretty much in Capri. 

Bon voyage!

All outfit details available on the Myer blog here.

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