The Khaki Top With The Black Trim

There’s nothing that I love more than a lazy weekend. Hopping in the car and heading off for a drive, with no real destination in mind. It’s usually those times where you find the coolest little places, so I’ve been making a point of taking my camera whenever we head out somewhere for a bit of a drive. We took these photos a couple of weeks back when we headed north up to around the Warrington and Karitane area. It’s so beautiful up there, and the beaches are absolutely stunning. We came across this forestry lot which had been recently taken down, and it’s quite unique in the fact that it’s so close to the beach.

While I know winter is over, I’m still seriously obsessed with khaki. I picked up this khaki tee from Dotti about a month or two back and it was on sale for $5 which is a total bargain. I love the zip detailing and the black satin trim, and the relaxed fit makes it a perfect casual piece. I paired this with my pale blue denim skinny jeans from Jay Jays which I bought last summer and have hardly worn. After putting them on again, I’m definitely going to be wearing them more as they are such a flattering fit. Plus they look super cute rolled up and paired with sneakers!

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Top – Dotti (similar here)
Jeans – Jay Jays (similar here)
Sneakers – Kmart (similar here)
Bag – Karen Walker
Sunglasses – Collette Dinnagan (prescription)

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One of my favourite things about fashion is mixing affordable pieces with higher end pieces. The top, jeans and sneakers would have all cost under $50 as I picked them all up on sale. The bag and sunglasses are both designer and therefore push the total price of this outfit up a lot more. Personally, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on individual items of clothing, rather to invest in key pieces such as bags, sunglasses, or jackets. I only invest in items which I know will work through many seasons and trends, and therefore while they cost more in the outset, they end up costing me less as price per wear. The trick to buying designer pieces is to buy something you truly love and is versatile. It’s also important to also use what you’ve just bought. I always think there’s no point keeping it for “a good occasion” as they don’t come around that often really. If you treat yourself to something a little more expensive (no matter what your budget is, whether it be $100 or $1,000), make sure you use it regularly. You’ll enjoy it an awful lot more!

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