New season, new me – six must-have summer items across fashion and beauty
As much as the beautiful sunny days, steamy nights and abundance of mangoes are reason enough to love summertime, one of the things we appreciate most about a new season is the chance to update our wardrobes and give our beauty routines a little refresh. A change in weather signifies a change in both our fashion and skincare needs, so we’ve teamed up with the guru stylists at Westfield to pick their brains about must-have products coming into summer.
Leticia Gaskell – Aje Le Corsair blouse from David Jones
Light and floaty are two words we try to channel when spring and summer roll around, which is exactly what Leticia had in mind when she picked this dreamy Aje number as her new-season pick. The loose, billowy style provides an ideal canvas for creating versatile looks – you can tuck it into high-waisted jeans, tie it up around the waist or throw it on over a one-piece for a chic pool-to-bar look. Leticia has worked with some of the best brands in the business over her ten-year career, so you can trust that she knows how to pick a killer staple.
Georgia Rostagno – MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+
With a styling skill set that expands across fashion and beauty, Georgia understands the importance of including skincare in your summer update. Keep your skin looking fresh and fabulous with this MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime fixing spray from Mecca – a perfect secret weapon to pop into your bag and keep on hand for a refresh during the day. This bad boy will set your makeup with the added benefit of giving your complexion a natural glow – sign us up!
Annabel Falco – midi skirts from Dissh
Annabel is an expert when it comes to breaking down insider tricks and making them easier to digest for us everyday gals. Her summer staples come care of Dissh, a killer boutique with a range of midi skirts that will certainly go the distance this season. The beauty of these midi skirts lies in their ability to be dressed up or down – Annabel advises pairing one with sneakers and a tee for a casual day look, or taking thing up a notch with bold lips and heels for the evening. Oh, and the cut is super flattering on all shapes and sizes – we’ll take one in every pattern, thanks.
Sara Hatten-Masterson – Duchess ruffle sandals from Jo Mercer
When it comes to adding some kick to your new season wardrobe, an eye-popping statement piece can be just what the doctor ordered. Sara loves to put the fun back into shopping, so it makes perfect sense that she has chosen these adorable Duchess ruffle sandals from Jo Mercer as her summer pick. Taking inspiration from Pantone’s colour of the year, these ultra-violet delights will work splendidly from dresses to denim and even line.
Lucy Webb – Tiffany & Co. sunglasses from Sunglass Hut
Our scorching Queensland weather means that sun safety is just as important as style – but who says you can’t protect your peepers without looking cool at the same time? A good pair of sunnies will add pep to your outfit as well as providing protection – Lucy has picked these stunning Tiffany & Co frames as her must-have summer accessory. The pastel tones are cute and soft while the frame adds a bit of edge – a nod to Lucy’s personally eclectic style.
Jules Jackson – the straw tote from Seed Heritage
With more than 20 years’ experience under her belt, Jules understands the need for wardrobe staples to marry the perfect blend of function and style. Her pick for summer is a straw tote from Seed Heritage – the brand has currently got a great range of tones and shapes to suit your personal preferences and existing style edit. A straw tote really does go with everything – a testament to Jules’ philosophy to build wardrobes that draw upon what you already have to take it further.
Dying for more summer style tips? You can book a personal styling session with any of these amazing ladies at your local Westfield – whether you’re a Chermside, Carindale or Garden City gal, they can come to you.
This piece was produced in partnership with our fancy friends at Westfield.