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Low Key Cool: How To Relax Into Layering

I have long associated layering with the Olsen twins and a decade later playful layering is still and will always be on Brisbane’s style agenda! Suit pants, miniskirts, body suits whilst they may not sound like things you can wear on an average day I wanted to show you how possible it is to increase their versatility! After all we spend money on work and party clothes so why not make sure we can re-wear them more than once, feel good and give our casual wardrobe the attention it deserves!

The trick? Nobody needs to notice you are wearing them again. From unexpected combinations and next-level layering you’re going to love these simplistic looks:

The Office
Embrace fashions suiting and incorporate classic parts of your work wear into your weekend. Wearing a traditionally printed black and white long sleeve top underneath another adds an unexpected edge and a surprisingly slick look- never get rid of this staple. When picking which suit pants to re-wear, make sure they suit the top layer. If they are a wider leg, layer less on top, if they are a cigarette style layer; add more and play with lengths. A simple white t-shirt with a small detail will offer a lot of value when it comes to toning things down a notch. When you set up this look with a boot your work pant goes from office friendly to errand friendly in a flash.

The Party
The shoulder layer can happen with any outfit from your party wardrobe, lounging a jumper around your shoulders is a preppy way to layer but also a favourite way to show off a knit in a transseasonal climate. Make your sculpting body suit look daytime-ready by layering it under a knit top. This seasons textures include PVC, velvet and cable knit and it is these contrasting textures that achieve an on-point layered look when mixed. If you want to make your laying look streamlined, stick to one colour scheme head-to-toe, trust me you can get away with more layers and look much cooler than you think. Ground the pieces in a sneaker as it will instantly add the athleisure aspect a weekend requires. Remember, your handbag is a layer in itself!
Now go forth, play with neutrals, texture and patterns and layer into a casually cool and diverse wardrobe.

Look One: Rouched bodysuit $69.95, Rival mini skirt $89.95, Bellagio knit jumper $89.95, Dreamweaver bag $69.95, Sheike; Baker sneaker $119.95, Nine West.

Look Two: Cotton jersey tie top $109.00, Multi check wide leg pant $289.00, Houndstooth jacquard knit $189.00, Veronika Maine; Felicity boot $239.95, Nine West.

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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