Attn: Brisbane Fashion Lovers – it’s just over a week to go until the most romantic day of the year! So of course, the question of what to wear next Wednesday is a quip on every fashion gal’s lips. Like always, we’ve sought after the very best of Brisbane to bring some epic style advice Valentine’s Day edition. Our GO-TO girl? Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s resident stylist, Cate Massi. In a fun interview, the fabulous Cate lets us in on her insider tips to spotlight your style for any date-night occasion…
It’s only two weeks until spring, so you know what that means… It’s time for all things SS15 fashion, and my golly are we excited for the temperature to rise. Over here at Brisbane Threads we get excited at the change of season because it gives us the perfect excuse to change, edit and update our existing wardrobe with more suitable items (of course nothing in there is suitable anymore, right?!).
To celebrate, we have put together the ultimate spring / summer style guide for the season ahead, with all looks available from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre retailers. It’s full of the brands to love, styles to wear and trends to follow. Plus, there’s even word of an exclusive fashion showcase (more details below), but you’ll need to get your outfit sorted first so we’ll start there.
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has it all, from high end fashion brands and cult favourites to Australian classics and major department stores overflowing with goodness. So it was the perfect place to round up our favourite brands to highlight the new SS15 collections. Let’s just say… we want it all!
sass & bide – The new arrivals at sass & bide are classic s&b, if you’re a regular of the brand of course. There’s a black and white theme happening for the warmer months with lots of graphics, texture and embellishments, balancing luxury and versatility with ease. Wide leg pants are so hot right now, and this bold black, white and yellow pair is perfect for the coming season.
Cue – The corporate chic theme is truly evident in the new season collection, walking the line spectacularly between spring fling and office appropriate threads. Hemlines are modest, the colour scheme is tight and structure is the main feature of each piece, so it’s super easy to mix and match classics for an ever-changing interned look.
Seed Heritage – In the last 6 months I have become a big lover of Seed and all they do, so of course I was excited to see what’s instore for the coming 6 months as the temperature in Brisbane rises to 30. There’s a cool palette of blue denim, pastel green and white, mixed with beige, black and white stripe and khaki for good measure. Floaty shapes are key to the coming season, and Seed have (once again) nailed it.
Princess Polly – If you’re after some fun, festival-style pieces to fill your holiday wardrobe with, Princess Polly is certainly the answer. With a collection of cult brands such as Isla by Talulah, Paint It Red, Nobody Denim, Motel, Quay Australia, Some Days Lovin and The Fifth Label on their racks, to say it’s a go-to for achieving the latest trend is an understatement. It’s perfect for your pre-holiday shopping spree, when all you need are threads that will see you exploring new cities and take you from sun drenched days on the beach to cocktails by the pool.
Zimmermann – We got a peek at this collection at the international fashion shows earlier in the year, and finally it’s our turn to bring a little splash of Zimmermann’s SS15 collection into our wardrobes. Bright hues paired with pastels are the colour palette of the season, with a mix of teal, red, blush, lavender and plum filling the collection. Lace, sheer, embodied fabric, pussy bow ties and boho vibes, this collection is the epitome of the Zimmermann aesthetic we know and love. It’s certainly an investment, but we think it’s worth every penny.
H&M – Our favourite international retailer will surely get a work out this season, with Brisbane folk flocking to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre to explore the chain stores new season collection. The price point is certainly on point, so H&M is the place to go to update your wardrobe without sacrificing your holiday fund. There’s something for everyone, so stock up on oversized tunics, patterned pieces to mix and clash, lightweight knits, ripped denim and leatherette skirts and show the world your very own curated summer collection.
Country Road – Country Road is the home of quality basics that are perfect for mixing and matching into your wardrobe. Think button-up blouses, midi skirts, relaxed shorts, boxy tees and stylish two pieces. Black, white and navy are the key colours of the season, accentuated with pops of denim, maroon, camel and a striking green stripe. It’s perfect for both the office and the beach, a balance which is usually impossible to achieve.
Scanlan Theodore – Think power suits, black and white separates, bold patterns and short lengths and you’ve imagined up the Scanlan Theodore SS collection. There’s some great pieces in there that are perfect wardrobe staples with the ability to take you from day to night by adding a few simple accessories. Our favourite piece of all is the backless ostrich feather dress – perfect for making a statement!
SABA – In true SABA style, classic shapes for the sophisticated woman is what you can expect when you browse the new arrivals. Timeless silhouettes like culottes and pencil skirts in neutral hues and classy patterns, this is the collection for the gal on a mission who wants to dress to impress.
Now, once you’ve got your outfit(s) sorted, here’s what you need to know about the exclusive showcase we mentioned up top… Special guests Nicole Pollard, Jodi Anasta and Kate Waterhouse will be joining stylist Laura Churchill at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre for an exclusive showcase of new season collections by Australian and international designers over three days of big events. Here are the details:
Spring Summer collections with Nicole Pollard – Thursday 3 September – Level 2, under the chandelier at 6pm and 7.30pm.
Fashion Edit with Jodi Anasta – Friday 4 September – Level 2, under the chandelier at 11am and 12.30pm.
Fashion Edit with Kate Waterhouse – Saturday 5 September – Level 2, under the chandelier at 11am and 12.30pm.
So, will we be seeing you there? Be sure to visit indooroopillyshopping.com.au for more information and to reserve your place for this VIP experience.
What is your favourite trend of the upcoming season? Tell us in the comments below!