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gavin Gage, head of design and creative at Witchery, has been a leader in the fashion industry for over 20 years, so listen in for his styling tips if simple and sophisticated is your favourite look.
What are your favourite new trends? Floral prints, which showed on many runways, bring femininity to a wardrobe and they’re easy to wear, day or night. For a dressy feel, add nude or black heels and a black clutch. If you’re going more casual, pair a simple floral dress with sandals or sneakers.
My next favourite is the combination of a sweater, midi skirt and over-the-knee boots. The sweater brings warmth and comfort, and the skirt and boots have a cool urban edge.
Finally, a calf-length coat in melange grey, bottle green or check is incredibly chic and worth the investment.
What is the big shopping mistake? Missing the season launch. Some of the most covetable trends are in the stores at the start of the season, so don’t wait for later.
What’s the best style buy? Perfect fitting jeans. Denims are a highly personal buy; you have to love the fit, how they make your body (and bottom) look, and the wash and colour. So when you find that great pair, buy two – one to wear often and one for special occasions.
Which looks are always on trend? Outerwear, like blazers, wool coats and faux-fur gilets, are incredibly stylish and they really finish off a look.
Which shoes should every stylish woman have in her wardrobe? 1 A kitten heel is versatile, functional and comfortable. 2 Ankle boots as a winter go-to. 3 Over-the-knee boots in black suede. 4 Metallic boots are fun and playful, and you’ll be surprised by how much wear you get out of them. 5 White sneakers are perfect for weekends, with denims, utility trousers and casual dresses.
What is the key jewellery piece for this season? Statement earrings – the bigger the better!
Finally, what’s your advice for GLAMOUR readers? Enjoy fashion! It’s there to be fun, so don’t take it too seriously. And enjoy the experience, from shopping to wearing what you love, whatever makes you feel wonderful.
Available at Witchery in Woolworths nationwide.