InStyle Australia Magazine January 2020

InStyle is Australia’s most comprehensive style authority. InStyle offers expert style advice across all aspects of life - from fashion to beauty and interiors to entertaining giving you the confidence to buy straight off the page. This monthly must-read focuses on high-quality content and accessible information, making InStyle a trusted one-stop source of inspiration and ideas. Initially launched in the United States. It is now a global brand with 16 editions worldwide.

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While I love all of the festivities and rituals of Christmas, Boxing Day is my absolute favourite day of the year—I’ve made it to the finish line, my out-of-office is on and my wardrobe shifts to a more relaxed mode full of breezy linens, loose shapes and flat sandals on rotation. If you’re looking for some inspiration before you head off on holidays (or settle in for a stay-cation) then we have you covered. Discover the new take on the sports luxe trend (p38), how to add a splash of colour with summer’s hottest hues (p31), and the one piece you need in your wardrobe right now (p42). Plus, leading fashion designers reveal their favourite destinations and suitcase essentials to inspire not just your wardrobe but your wanderlust too (p124).…

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the get

TROPICAL FEVER Fashion’s going loco for big-impact logos. We’ll take our Saint Laurent sandals with a dash of palm motif, then top off with the most perfect island-print retro bucket hat. SQUARE UP Fans of Gucci’s far-out approach to fashion will love these supersized shades. The dual-toned tortoiseshell frames are equal parts elegant and offbeat. LIFE AQUATIC While dainty pearl jewellery is having a major moment, Kenneth Jay Lane delivers for maximalists with this bold sea-life inspired necklace. SLOW BURN Softly textured bags are the buzziest style to sport right now, though you can count on Bulgari’s Cabochon carryalls to always find sartorial favour. FRESHLY CUT There’s no mistaking the psychedelic quality of Ellery’s exuberant blooms. Teamed with one of the label’s directional silhouettes, the result breathes new life into the tried-and-tested floral blouse. A FRENCH AFFAIR For an airy and…

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instant style

BERRY PINK Embrace the shade’s feminine side with a sweetly ruched dress that can be dressed up with a pair of strappy heels for evening. For a more toned-down take on pink, pair a slouchy shirt with softly tailored shorts and chunky flats that inject instant cool. CITRUS YELLOW If yellow feels like a daunting colour to wear, try small doses instead. Incorporated into a motif and picked up by matching accessories, the shade still makes a sunny statement without any day-glo glare. Splashed with moody micro buds, the bright tone takes on an unexpectedly Gothic persona—especially across a blouse with major sleeves. Sleek-white pants temper the impact. SKY BLUE The classic dresser only needs to make one simple swap for an effective off-duty update: substitute go-to jeans for silky sky-blue pants that look just…

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objects of desire

When Princess Diana was spotted carrying the newly minted Lady Dior bag back in 1995, it sent the timeless top-handle design soaring into the style stratosphere. Its status as a sought-after wardrobe item hasn’t waned since, but now reinvented by contemporary artists in ultra-limited-edition runs, the picture-perfect Lady Dior has moved from iconic symbol of elegance to ultimate collectors’ items. And we mean placed under glass, handled-with-velvet-gloves collectable. The capsules are produced in such limited quantities that many sell out before they hit the shop floor. After continuing to gain momentum since launching in 2016, the latest Dior Lady Art project marks the fourth time that the house of Christian Dior has worked with creatives from around the world to inject their universes into that of the luxury label’s. “[For my creation],…

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shop like a fashion editor

JUST DANCE “Gilded accents amp up any look” NATALIE MELL FASHION NEWS EDITOR “You’ll find me floating around in slinky skirts and handkerchief-hemline dresses with plenty of room to move. I’ll stick to a sophisticated neutral palette over ballet pink to keep the girliness in check—and so I can afford to add one of this season’s must-have accessories: the headband.” SURF’S UP “I love the vintage feel of these logo pieces”“Tinted lenses mean even my shades inject a dose of colour” KATHERINE GREEN FASHION DIRECTOR “I wear black all year long, so when it comes to athleisure I take the opportunity to go bold and bright. The surfer-chic trend has been big this past year, and I’ll be embracing it via a combination of scuba textures, practical accessories and a touch of tie-dye that I can slip over my…

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one piece, three ways

“What I love about this short-sleeved polo top is its simplicity. Sitting close to the body, the silhouette is feminine despite its sporty connotations and after seeing similar pieces styled effortlessly into Prada’s spring 2020 collection, I think it’s time to consider the polo an updated basic perfect for pairing with any look.” — KATHERINE GREEN, FASHION DIRECTOR KEY PIECE Dion Lee rayon-blend polo top, $350; dionlee.com 01 SPORTY CHIC Odds are there’s plenty of white tees in your wardrobe, but it’s the subtly structured shape of this piece that holds its own against a directional leather skirt and sneakers combo. 02 SEAMLESS DAY TO NIGHT Swap out your business shirt for this lightweight layer to give workwear a summer spin. The tennis-white palette feels extra fresh continued across tailoring that’s cool enough to head straight…