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LONG LUNCH, AND MAKE IT CASUAL

When the calendar invitation arrives amidst the chaos of the festive season, we always wonder what to wear. Everybody loves a long lunch, whether you are celebrating the holiday season at home or out with friends, attending legitimate work engagements or a well-planned meeting. A lunch for business or for pleasure slows everything down and allows you to connect, be present and enjoy the relaxed company and great food.

Things to include but don’t limit yourself to; stretch, comfort, elegance and colour.

Leave it to breezy silhouettes that can carry you from canapes to late-night cocktails because style never means you have to sacrifice that second helping.

Thankfully, we have the inspiration you need.

COOL AND COLLECTED

Staying cool and ready for anything is important during the holiday season because catching up with friends or colleagues is undoubtedly a favourite. Flowing shapes and lightweight materials like linen won’t hold you back, and festive hues and geometric prints will elevate the overall effect of a fun look. Patterned pants, such as those featuring a geometric shape design, are perfect for creating an on-trend appearance. For a last-minute outfit update, pair with practical but fashion-forward sandals, and a straw clutch with gold detailing to add some pizazz. This outfit will keep you feeling cool and looking chic.

Featured Outfit: Linen Spot Square-Neck Top $249, Linen Spot Wide Leg Pant $279; Veronika Maine. Straw Clutch $59.95; Sheike.

SOIREE STANDOUT

If you’re sipping on rosé all afternoon, look to a vibrant matching set. This will create that stylish aesthetic that’s comfortable and makes a great impression because of the bright floral motif. When it gets hot, shorts can be the perfect choice for a lunch. A large woven tote and naked heels won’t distract from the hero piece—finish with gold jewellery for extra sparkle.

Heading somewhere fancy for brunch? Wear an outfit that’s equal parts elegant and easy-going.

Featured Outfit: Izabel Floral Short $119.95, Izabel Floral Tee $79.95, Day Tripper Bag $69.95, Sheike.

Just remember, add some great accessories to nail the carefree and cool aesthetic for an easy-breezy lunch.

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.

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