Alessandra cotton voile Leilani high and Freesia skirt

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Trans-seasonal dressing begins with light-weight separates in autumnal tones like this Alessandra cotton voile Leilani high and Freesia skirt – two items from one in every of my fave Australian labels which you could put on collectively or individually, dressed-up or down. It doesn’t get extra versatile than that.

Alessandra started in 2002 as a cashmere model however founder and artistic director Sandra Brand has grown and developed the label to additionally embody items in different top quality pure fibres.

The mannequin

Alessandra cotton voile Leilani high and Freesia skirt

and me

Alessandra cotton voile Leilani top and Freesia skirt | FRANKiE4 Footwear PAiGE heels

Alessandra cotton voile Leilani high (I’m in XL) and Freesia skirt (I’m in XL) | FRANKiE4 Footwear PAiGE heels

I’m obsessive about “sets” in the mean time. The thought of sporting matchy-matchy separates collectively simply feels so protected and comforting – effectively in my thoughts! The enchantment so lies in the truth that collectively they create a dressed up outfit however individually you’ll be able to have a little bit of enjoyable.

I’d put on this high with denims (denim, black or white); and I’d put on the skirt with a tee and a denim jacket and sneakers or with a lightweight knit and boots. Thinking these sorts of combos by earlier than shopping for new separates is one thing I strongly encourage and it’s one thing I practise myself.

The ruffle and pin-tuck detailing on the highest (front and back) provides curiosity. I’ve rolled the sleeves to steadiness out proportions on this outfit however you could possibly put on down and add a blazer on high.

The similar detailing is within the skirt nevertheless it has the addition of panels and tiers. I really like how the skirt falls from a drop waist. 

If you like the fashion of those items, in addition they are available white, black, navy, lipstick (brilliant pink), shell (pale pink), fern (olive inexperienced).

The Model and Me: Alessandra cotton voile Leilani top and Freesia skirt


About the Model and Me idea

If you’re new to Styling You, my Model and Me posts are of their eleventh 12 months. I do know, I can’t consider it both.

I began them as a result of so lots of my then private styling shoppers (I finished seeing shoppers in 2012) couldn’t think about themselves within the garments they noticed on fashions in marketing campaign photographs in retailer, in magazines or on-line. This is pre-Instagram. Just. And positively pre-brands showcasing their clothes on extra than simply the normal mannequin dimension. 

I wished to supply a special visible perspective from what was seen to the style client. It’s not a greater visible perspective. It’s only a DIFFERENT one. I took that six steps additional in 2019 after I began my very own label, selecting to spend money on photographing all our clothes on every dimension that we promote. 

The Model and Me posts have continued – they’re designed that can assist you perceive your dimension in a garment  but additionally to help and champion fellow unbiased style labels I really like.

*My measurements: I often put on dimension 12/14 relying on the form of the garment. I’m 166cm tall. My bra dimension is 16C (104cm); waist 91cm; hip 109cm.

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Unless in any other case said, the product has been gifted to me for editorial consideration. If it’s made it to one in every of these posts, it means I like it and would completely purchase myself. Sometimes the hyperlinks could also be affiliate fee hyperlinks, which means in case you purchase after clicking by from my web page, I’ll obtain a small fee however you don’t pay anymore.



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