Fashion : Autumn is On Her Way

Autumn Fashion

Brought to you by Quicksales

Autumn, unfortunately for some, is on its way.

There is no denying the change of leaves from green to auburn, and the wind chill that has slowly crept back after an extreme few weeks of heat we’ve experienced here in Melbourne.

With the change of seasons comes a change in wardrobe, particularly in a city with four very distinct seasons. I’m sure most of you have already begun to retire some of your summer clothes and to pull out your cardies and closed toed shoes, but if you plan on spending some of your hard-earned cash on some key autumn pieces, we’ve put together a great look to give you some inspiration.


1. Jacket -Quicksales

2. Beret -Chiquel

3. Dress -ASOS

4. Boots –The Iconic

5. Bag –Strandbags

Guest Post #12 : His Christmas Wish List - Decided by You

Brought to you by Repertoire Fashion.

As difficult as it might be to admit, Christmas is just around the corner.

Yes, I know I’m being extremely premature offering gift advice when we haven’t even had Halloween yet. But getting the job done early is going to leave you with more time to relax and enjoy the festive season with your girlfriends.

It’s no secret that men are harder to buy for than women. They fail to drop any hints about what they want and they’re frustratingly elusive when it comes to direct questioning. This Christmas, rather than buying DVDs and aftershave in bulk, think outside the box and choose things that he would perhaps not think of buying for himself.

If you ask me, you can’t go wrong with clothes as a gift for your boyfriend. Even if he’s the sort of chap who’s quite assertive when picking his wardrobe, try choosing something he would normally scroll/stroll past when he’s doing his shopping.

Take this classic pink shirt from Ralph Lauren. He might not normally pick it up – simply because it’s pink – but there’s nothing to stop you from adding it to his gift list. He’s sure to love it once he’s got it on and may even be inspired to buy more pink pieces! You can find more designs like this, in the selection of


at Repertoire Fashion.

The same goes for footwear. Move him away from conventional options, like black or brown leather, with something like these divine olive suede boots by Jeffrey West – available from the fantastic collection of

designer shoes

, also from Repertoire. If he’s got any reservations about wearing green shoes, remind him that he’ll be firmly ahead of the fashion pack. I especially love the contrasting red laces of these gorgeous shoes. I’m even a little jealous that he gets to wear them!

As well as some fashion items, why not encourage your man to take a little time to pamper himself? This is something that a lot of men would never even consider, so it’s a great idea for a Christmas gift. 

Genco is a specialist spa for men. They offer a selection of facials, massages and grooming packages, in a relaxing environment. They also offer traditional barber shaves, something which is increasingly difficult to find these days. It’s a great way for a guy to spend a few hour and makes for a very unique gift. You can visit their website


When it comes to stocking fillers, why not create a selection of pampering products he can use at home post-shave? Molton and Brown have a wide selection of gorgeous

gifts for men

, including a fabulous black peppercorn range, which has a distinctly masculine scent. 

So this Christmas, stay away from horrendous novelty gifts and boring DVD box sets. The items we’ve put together might not appear on his Christmas list, but he’s sure to love the surprises you pull out this year. 

Guest Post #11: 5 Key Pieces for Autumn

Brought to you by Jules B

With each change of season comes the inevitable wardrobe overhaul and image revamp. Which designer do you want to channel this season? Will you be a

Marc by Marc Jacobs

pretty-in-prints girl, or perhaps a

Helmut Lang

monochrome mod? Digesting the trends as they storm down the catwalks at various fashion weeks and attempting to construct a new season look for yourself can be overwhelming, so here are the five key investment pieces for your

autumnal wardrobe


 1. The Day-to-Night Skirt

Invest in a wardrobe essential with the

Marie Tulip Skirt

from Marc Jacob's diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Crafted from a supple, soft silk and featuring a beautiful tulip print, this figure-flattering skirt is the perfect solution to all day-to-night outfit dilemmas. Pair this skirt with thick tights and a cosy jumper for a laid-back luxe daytime style, and instantly update it with a silk shirt and heels to head out for dinner and cocktails.

2. The Autumn Boots

Every girl knows how hard the perfect winter boot is to find, so look no further than iconic international brand Timberland for your autumn needs.


boots are superior in durability, practicality and design. Adding a feminine edge to function, the AW13 Timberland collection is unrivaled in terms of style and status. For a perfect addition to your wardrobe, invest in the Stratham Heights Ankle Boots.

3. The New-Hue Jeans

Forget blue jeans and black jeans, AW13 is all about tones of burgundy and hues of burnt reds. Sure to give your wardrobe an instant style update, the

wine skinny jeans

from Marc by Marc Jacobs are fashion forward and seasonally appropriate. Team yours with anything in the grey scale palette for understated chic, or tone with alpine hues of green.

4. The Sheer Shirt

There's nothing unappealing about a sheer silk shirt. The perfect go-to piece for am to pm dressing, a sheer shirt will sit just as well with daytime jeans and flats as it will with leather leggings and stilettoes. The hottest investment piece for this AW13 has to be the

T by Alexander Wang sheer black shirt


5. The Leather Leggings

Leather is certainly enjoying a reprise as it adorns catwalks and collections internationally this season. From leather leggings to leather edging on jackets and skirts, leather is the material to covet. Harness this trend with style and ease by investing in a pair of

Joseph Leather Leggings

for AW13. Versatile, supple and supremely chic, the leather legging will become your go-to piece of the season.