Gardenia and a little grunge…

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

 

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Redberry apricot blazer, Sportsgirl floral tank, Sportsgirl Leather Spliced Leggings, Mascotte pumps, MIANSAI rose gold anchor.

Luxe leather and vibrant florals is not a combination one would normally expect to see together, however, as a stylist I love experimenting with the juxtaposition of different styles. When it comes to styling floral, common looks include feminine and girly and perhaps even preppy- but I ask you fashionistas, can floral transcend to an edgy look?

This winter, my leather Sportsgirl leggings have been my staple piece, exploring the inner outings of Brisbane and most importantly keeping me on trend and warm! Generally, this piece becomes the statement within a minimalist ensemble, but in this look they become more of a palette to team with a warm floral pattern, adding excitement and drama to the look. At the same time, the matte leather panels in the leggings tone down the florals, giving a less feminine feel and maintaining a rockchic-esque attitude.

As a final touch, an apricot blazer is added providing a touch of neutral hue within the ensemble and doubling as a common foundation for the blacks and bright colours. Not only do I love the soft pastel colour of this blazer, but I find this shade to be a very flattering colour against fair skin. You will also notice, this colour is mirrored in the accessories, seen in my gorgeous MIANSAI rose gold anchor bracelet, fixed upon natural leather.

Bloggers, stylists and fashionistas, I would love to hear your thoughts- how do you like to juxtapose different styles?

Photography by The Fringe


  • Wow! Amazing post! I’m very inspired!
    I’m having a guest blogging session on my blog so people who are interested and are bloggers please visit my blog and submit your styles and get them featured on our blog:-
    http://www.wardrobe09.blogspot.com

  • i love ur style, and that blazer is so pretty!

  • this reminds me of all the fun floral grungy looks going around- like beanies with cage nets and plaid and floral dresses. i love it! and you are rocking those liquid leggings- they look gorgeous with the floral.

    xo marlen
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  • Hi doll, great outfit, it makes me regret I didn’t buy the apricot blazer Zara has on sale right now 😛
    Thank you for your lovely comment, I agree, our styles are quite similar and we could take good inspiration from each other. I just started following you EVERYWHERE!
    Have a nice day!
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The Blonde Silhouette presents an inner fashion monologue by Ashleigh McCallum. A lover of whimsical colour, designer pieces and classic femininity.

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