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Our Stylist's Edit: Cara Shares Her Buy Now, Wear Forever Pieces

January 24, 2023
A longtime Grace girl, many of you will know Cara as the gorgeous manager of our Paris-inspired Armadale boutique. With her innate sense of style and vivacious love for fashion and beauty, she’s our go-to for sartorial dilemmas no matter how big or small.

Discover below as Cara shares the timeless pieces that she’s adding to her wardrobe this season.

1. Classic White Sneakers

The ultimate in comfort and style combined. Worn with cotton dresses for classic preppy style or with a relaxed-fit suit pant for that of-the-moment street style look, a pair of box fresh white sneakers will quickly become one of your hardest working pairs. Look to subtle details such as sporty velcro straps and sweet scallop detailing for the perfect nonchalant addition to your outfit.

Cara’s pick: The Lauren Velcro Sneaker from Chloé.

Why she loves them: "Sportsluxe style is not going anywhere and these minimal white sneakers are perfect to pair with jeans, skirts and dresses. Every season, every year - these aren’t going out of style!"

Chloe Lauren Velcro White Leather Sneakers

2. Statement Leather Pants

Staff Style Joseph Sage Green Leather Coleman Pants

For nights out or chic office style, a pair of leather pants make a smart investment. From pair-with-everything black, to incredibly luscious shades that will add a pop of colour to your look, a pair of leather pants will add an elevated chicness to your wardrobe all year round.

Cara’s pick: The Leather Coleman Pant from Joseph.

Why she loves them: "This subtle yet standout neutral sage colourway from Joseph pairs perfectly with whites, camels, navy and other pastels. I’d pair them with a white tee and tan sandals on a mild summer day, but can’t wait to wear them with chunky winter knits as soon as the weather cools!"

3. The Staple Tank Top

Day or night, this wardrobe essential will lend a relaxed ease to any outfit. Cut for a slim fit, the humble tank top will tuck into pants/ skirts/ denim - you name it, this go-to style works with it! A true sartorial hero that we all adore.

Cara’s pick: The Mine Tank Top from Rika Studios.

Why she loves it: "I can’t live without this tank, it’s absolutely essential in my wardrobe (I own 6)! Perfect with suit pants and a chunky necklace or layered underneath oversized shirts or a blazer - they wash and wear like a dream and I couldn’t be without them!"

4. A Statement Top

We all have a need for a top that just does a bit 'extra'. Whether a day event has just popped up or you need to elevate your look, a statement top from the likes of Balmain and Stella McCartney will add the requisite polish. Working just as well with wide-leg pants as it will with denim, this is a piece that will transcend seasons for years to come.

Cara’s pick: The 3 Button Tweed T-Shirt from Balmain.

Why she loves it: "The epitome of chic French dressing, this top will instantly elevate your style. Worn with a denim mini skirt, tailored white shorts or a navy suit, the possibilities are endless - cost per wear, this piece is worth the investment!"

5. Dark Denim Jeans

Elevating a classic white tee, with their clean hems and chic polish, add a retro feel to your wardrobe with dark wash denim jeans. An essential for evening dressing, this chic wash will easily stand in for a tailored pant on those nights that you crave comfort. 

Cara’s pick: The Deven Wide-Leg Jean from AG Denim.

Why she loves them: The newest addition to my (extremely comprehensive) denim collection, these jeans lend a polished feel and 70s vibe to my wardrobe. They’re high-rise and neat across the hip and their wide leg makes anything tucked in look more elevated. With a blazer and heels or a sneaker and chunky cropped knitwear, these will always be relevant.

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