FASH­ION

FIND­ING THE RIGHT STYLE THAT SUITS YOUR TASTE AND BODY SHAPE IS ES­SEN­TIAL WHEN SOURC­ING STA­PLE FAVOURITES

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Ev­ery stylish girl knows the only way to truly find out what’s hot for the new sea­son is to talk to the lo­cals. Lo­cal de­sign­ers cre­ate with us in mind, our life­style, what we love, what we don’t and what we look and feel good in.

Lo­cal bou­tiques fill their stores with the same recipe and Mikimi Aus­tralian Re­sortwear at Mooloolaba Wharf is no ex­cep­tion.

“This spring is all about wide leg pants and cropped tops” says gor­geous Mikimi Re­sortwear man­ager and style fash­ion­ista Lu­cia Cimino.

Eas­ily one of my favourite bou­tiques on the Coast, Mikimi Re­sortwear is filled with amaz­ing pieces from lo­cal and Aus­tralian la­bels, so there was no need to twist my arm to pop in for a quick chat with Lu­cia for a fash­ion up­date.

Girls, re­lax know­ing all your fa­mil­iar favourites will be back on the rack. Look

for­ward to fancy flow­ing skirts, flir­ta­tious frocks and of course, fab­u­lous flo­rals. We couldn’t pos­si­bly have a spring fling with­out a party of petals, could we?

What’s our pick for the sea­son?

We’re putting our money on the pants. Lu­cia’s ad­vice when look­ing for your per­fect pair of pants: “stick to the styles that suit you. When you find a style of pants that re­ally works on your fig­ure, you’re go­ing to be able to keep them for a very long time”.

I couldn’t agree more. The trick to tack­ling trends is to stick to styles that truly flat­ter you. Be wary of buy­ing into trends be­cause it looks fab on your favourite blog­ger. She may have an en­tirely dif­fer­ent skin tone and live in a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion with a com­pletely dif­fer­ent life­style. You be the trend­set­ter, wear what you love and what suits you.

That’s not to say you can’t draw in­spi­ra­tion from oth­ers. Just think about how it can work for you, be­fore putting it in the shop­ping cart.

Which won­der­ful pants will we be see­ing in the change rooms at Mikimi Aus­tralian Re­sortwear this spring?

Mag­nif­i­cent prints, ba­sic block colours, high waisted wide legs, cropped and ruf­fled to name a few.

“Pants are great for a sta­ple piece, some­thing you can hold on to and wear sea­son after sea­son with dif­fer­ent ac­ces­sories and tops,” Lu­cia said.

In fact, Lu­cia men­tioned one of the nicest things about the bou­tique was that you could re­turn months later and still find some­thing to suit pieces you’ve pre­vi­ously bought.

So, why not go on a lit­tle bou­tique hunt this week­end and pop in to say hello to Lu­cia on your trav­els. You may just find your per­fect pants, or at the very least, a new lo­cal la­bel to love.

SUM­MER TRENDS: Pants are tipped to be a key fash­ion item as the weather warms into sum­mer.

Pic­tures: Con­trib­uted

WORDS: JACINTA EMS

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