Look at your wardrobe in a new light.

No matter what season it is, layering can be such a joy. It’s time we started to think about summer as an opportunity to mix and match contrasting colours and fabrics together, rather than leave it for the cold months to enjoy the fun. To me, a wardrobe full of strong outerwear is a super strong one, and yours shouldn’t need to change with short-lived trends.

If you have no idea where to start, I would encourage you to start by organising your wardrobe into colour order. Group whites with whites, then onto creams, yellows, oranges, reds, and go through all colours to get a good visual idea of where pieces could go together. You might find that you’re looking at your clothes in a completely new light. Perhaps you never would have thought to match different shades of the same colour together?

During the hotter months, I would stick to linens, cottons, hemps, and fabrics that don’t trap heat. Try layering dresses with blazers and light dust coats (all of similar colour) to at dimension to your look. You might surprise yourself with a very sophisticated outfit. You can accessorise with the same way of thinking, matching things by colour rather than style. I like to match vintage watches with chunky jewellery, tying two opposites together by colour. The next step is to start mixing in some neutral tones to further the exercise. When winter comes, don’t hold back! The warmer you are the happier you will be.

So let this be some inspiration for you to play with your existing wardrobe with a new pair of eyes. You may find a new space where new, old, classic, and niche can make friends in a very cultivated way.

This post was produced for Vogue Australia

Modelled by Sofia Jergner Ekervik

Shot and Styled by Lauren Yates

Assisting Songyi Yan

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