Thursday, 29 August 2013

Embracing Tropicana

Wearing: Josh Goot scuba crop (studio sale, $50), BooHoo Dedicated Australian Collection 'De Janerio' midi skirt, PeepToe 'Miss Kourtney' pumps and 'Goddess Isis' necklace (warehouse sale, $49)

It's taken me all this time, but I've finally dived in and embraced the midi skirt trend with this amazing piece from the BooHoo Dedicated Australian Collection. Us Aussie girls are lucky enough to have this collection available to us ahead of the rest of the world, and will be available to purchase from September 9. 
There are three separate style lines in the collection, and this skirt is from the De Janerio line which is full of vibrant tropical prints and summery day-time casual shapes, with a select number of sophisticated party items like this incredible skirt. The lime green floral pattern is actually an amazing raised flocked velvet, adding some tactile appeal to the already stunning visual!
Every piece in the collection retails for under $100 - do you need any more reason to count down the days til release?!

I'd been patiently waiting for the perfect outfit to feature this Josh Goot crop in, and I don't think I could have placed it any better. Turquoise and lime colour combos scream tropical summer, and what better way to embrace a new-age Hawaiian print than with a colour palette to match. One thing to consider when styling a crop is that you probably want to balance out the skin you're exposing through your midriff by wearing a high-wasited bottom, with a longer length (like a midi skirt or a pair of high wasisted or mid-rise jeans). This helps avoid an outfit which could be considered questionable as daywear.

White and rose gold accessories add a sophisticated element - these heels from PeepToe are seriously to die for. After lusting over the original black and nude colourways, when the white was released there was no question that I needed them in my life. They have a snakeskin texture and an amazing rose gold metallic stiletto heel; the term 'killer heels' could be no more aptly placed. The rose gold necklace, also from PeepToe, is a perfect complement to the heels and also ties in to the tropical outfit vibe.

Seriously, bring on summer! X