Welcome to our first Retailer Spotlight series!
The idea behind these posts is to introduce you to our favourite pieces from our favourite retailers. Each month we’ll visit one of our preferred stores (where we shop with our clients) and choose our keys pieces for the season. But rather than just talk about what we love, we’re going to show you- on us!
This is also a way to show you our style personalities, how we interpret a trend or piece and how we wear it to suit our shape and personal style.
Our first Retailer Spotlight is on Saba‘s new Autumn Winter collection. Anne and Sally hit up Saba Emporium, and were instantly drawn to their colour of the season, RUST/SPICE/NUTMEG- what ever you want to call it, we love it!
We were both immediately drawn to the Pam Flare Knit top (BELOW) A statement in everyday knitwear with it’s flared cuffs and contrast ribbing throughout. And THAT colour! We chose this as our one of our items to style numerous ways.
Anne loves a mini (why wouldn’t you with those legs!) so she grabbed the suede-look Harlow Mini Skirt in nutmeg and teamed her outfit with another key trend for the season, the sock ankle boot. She’s wearing the Lily Heel Boot in khaki suede. A great colour combo with the nutmeg.
Anne’s second look was to create some double flare action! Teaming the Pam knit with the Shayla Mini Skirt and Lily Khaki boots. The skirt, made of a milano knit has a flattering fluted silhouette and soft pleats. It’s a great style for women with hips as the fluted A-line helps to create balance.
Sally loves a good slim leg pant and chose the Anika Tailored Pant in nutmeg to match her flare kit top. Complimenting her look with the matching Rose Midi Court Shoe in the same colour. Wearing the same colours head to toe is a very stylish look. Most people wouldn’t hesitate wearing black head to toe, but as you can see here any colour works!
For her second look with the Pam Flare Knit, Sally chose the black Nell Culottes and the black Lily Heel Boots. Admittedly, these culottes were way too short on her! But, alas the height of the boots helped to disguise that. Culottes will always look best with something either fitted up top (like this knit) or something tucked in. This will help to balance the wider, cropped leg. Ideally, anything that falls below the knee should finish just under the calf, not on the calf as these fit on Sally (BELOW)
Keeping with the rust theme, Sally’s final look was the Cassie dress with the Lily Heel Boot in khaki. The dress is knee length featuring a pussy bow style tie neckline, full length sleeves and gathering detail through the front shoulder and back yoke. This silk-blend dress comes with a self-tie which she chose not to wear. Boots worn with dresses are going to be huge this season, but beware this style of ‘sock boot’ are all very high!
Anne’s next look moved on to some simple monochrome in this gorgeous knitted Shayla Mini Skirt with the pretty Bianca Ruffle knit top in ivory. Completing her look, Anne chose another new ‘IT’ shoe, the Arianna over the knee boot in black. HOT!
The style for the season is exactly how Anne has style this look: long boots with a shorter skirt or dress (i.e. showing some skin) Now if your upper legs aren’t your best asset, you can still try this look with a sheer pantyhose.
Anne’s final look (another mini!) this flirty Fringe Tiered Skirt in khaki teamed with those fabulous khaki boots and a simple black Ella Wrap Top. The top, made in a comfortable technical stretch knit, flatters the body and has v neckline with a faux wrap. Wear with your favourite pencil skirt during the working week. The skirt on the other hand looks just as great with a pair of white sneakers and white tee!
Well we certainly had a lot of fun during our first Retailer Spotlight styling session. If you have any questions about any of the styles or looks we’ve put together, please get in touch.
Sally & Anne xx