Styling the Stylist ~ Witchery AW18 - Styled By Sally

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Styling the Stylist ~ Witchery AW18

We’ve kicked off the 2018 year with a visit to Witchery to check out their first drop for the AW season (yes, Autumn Winter!) Witchery have continued to be one of our faves, with their ability to bring us on-trend, contemporary, feminine fashion.

Sally and Anne were also keen to check out their ‘First Edition’ range ~ a limited release of key pieces including leather, winter coats and accessories. Most of the collection includes as little as 200 pieces in most styles ~ so that’s quite exclusive indeed!

Excuse the dark images.. that’s one thing Witchery Emporium does not do well… GOOD LIGHTING!

Sally’s LOOK 1 ~ featuring the Jacqueline leather jogger $499.95

I’m a big fan of leather pants (particularly comfy ones) and these khaki joggers felt really great. I know this style’s not for everyone, but if you haven’t considered a leather pant before, perhaps its time. The beauty of the jogger style is that you can dress them up or down. I teamed them with the off white Cara Boot (oh how I love a white boot!) the relaxed power blue blazer and printed face tee for a smart casual look.

This soft blazer is also one of my new season faves, and is a nice way to wear a double breasted style. The combination of the colour (soft and feminine) with the drapey fabric (78% Acetate, 22% Polyester) means its not too boxy and works well with all your wardrobe classics like black, navy and white.

Style Tip: A jogger style pant (be it leather, cotton, silk) is most flattering when it tapers and finishes at the ankle. This ensures the style suits all women regardless of your height.

LOOK 2 ~ featuring the Marie Slip Dress $249.95 in Bordeaux

The slip dress made a comeback last year but it’s a style I’ve not tried until now. Cut from a fluid satin fabrication, the slip midi dress skims the body and features adjustable spaghetti straps and a soft scoop hem. I have to say, it felt beautiful to wear.

To make it daytime appropriate (i.e. for me that means not showing too much skin) I teamed it over the same printed face tee and Cara booties. I can see this style being worn in winter over tights and ankle boots, a knitted turtleneck and with a long overcoat.

Style Tip: Slip dresses are cut on the bias, meaning they are great for hugging curves that are already there but creating curves too! They are designed to skim the body, not cling.

I’m also carrying the Keely Crossbody Bag in plum, one of Witchery’s new range of lovely leather accessories.

LOOK 3 ~ featuring the Full Ponte Skirt $129.95 in Midnight Blue

The A-Line skirt is a wardrobe classic and it suits every body shape. It’s hard to see it in the picture (click here for a better view) but it has lovely vertical seams and panels, making the line of the skirt very flattering. It’s also made of a heavy 100% stretch cotton ponte which means it’s super comfy and will be warm in the cooler months.

For a monochromatic look I chose the floral print pleated blouse (worn tucked in of course) tying in both the navy in the skirt and blouse. Generally speaking, you’ll create a more flattering silhouette when you tuck in to an A-line skirt because visually it creates balance.

Style Tip: Remember, wearing the same colours up top and bottom is slimming and lengthening. This doesn’t have to be block colours, it can be a dominant colour within a print or pattern (like above)

Note: This floral blouse also comes in a gorgeous dress

ANNE’S LOOKS

Stylist Anne chose her favourite accessories to style with 3 different outfits. The Cara Boot in Kahaki $269.95 and the Keely crossbody bag in Periwinkle Blue

Anne’s LOOK 1 ~ featuring the Floral Print Satin Dress $159.95

Witchery really do a floral very well, and this romantic and ultra-feminine printed dress can be worn from day to night. The wide scoop neck and flutter sleeve is flattering on the chest while the elasticised waist creates a beautiful shape. Anne decided to add a belt to accentuate the waistline just a little more.

Style Tip: If you have a defined waist, adding a statement or contrasting belt is a great idea. However if you’re a little straight up and down, any belt you choose should be narrow (or just do with the elasticised waist already featured in the dress)

As you can see, Anne’s choice of accessories while not being ‘matchy-matchy’ compliment the tones in the dress nicely.

LOOK 2 ~ featuring the High Rise Knee Rip Jean $129.95

We’re all on the lookout for the perfect pair of jeans right? With rises higher these days (YES! to no more hipsters) and fabric with more stretch, jeans are a wardrobe go-to.

Style Tip: If your wardrobe is full of classic jeans in dark blue and black, you should consider a more washed/worn in look like these. The added elements of some fading, whiskering (that’s the fading across the hips) and rips at the knee, will give your wardrobe a little edge. You’ll be amazed at what adding a style like this does to your look.

Anne teamed her jeans with the V Neck Wrap Top which is a versatile style, great for big and small busts, and for creating a lovely shape at the waist. Made from a soft bamboo cotton blend fabric the relaxed drape sleeves are also perfect for those wanting to cover their upper arms.

LOOK 3 ~ featuring the Milano Flip Skirt $129.95

Milano knits are everywhere this season. They’re super comfy (think stretchy goodness) and the fabric is easy to care for and wears really well. This flirty feminine skirt sits at the true waist (most flattering point) and skims the hips to finish above the knee.

Anne teamed the skirt with the oversized linen shirt in white (also available in sky blue and navy) With a relaxed structure, it features drop shoulders and silver hardware buttons and works equally well untucked with your jeans or a denim skirt.

Style Tip: Keep in mind anything made of a knit means it has a tendency to grab. So ladies, when you wear a skirt like Anne’s flip skirt or Sally’s ponte skirt, ensure your knickers don’t leave a line across your stomach! I always wear a high waisted knicker with skirts so that there’s no visible seam across my stomach.. you know what I’m talking about right?

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Sally & Anne x

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