how to wear winter black: contrast, accessorise and glow

How to Wear Winter Black - Contrast and Accessorise via @houseofturtlecontrast and accesorise :: mania mania laurel canyon necklace, sass & bide juxtaposed bag and the whistle blower quilted jacket, zimmerman dazed maze dress and acne studios pistol boots

In winter, black is my go-to-colour. It’s easy to wear, slimming and super versatile. As a Melbournian, it goes without saying, I own a lot of it, but there are some simple tricks I apply to ensure I get it right.

As I’m quite fair and short, solid blacks can sometimes look a bit heavy on me, so I tend to buy blacks with contrast in the fabric, such as the pictured Zimmerman velvet dress which is solid, yet sheer, and the pictured sass & bide jacket which features quilting on the collar, sleeves and base. Sheer black silks are great too.

When I do opt for straight blacks, I try to keep it really simple… skinny jeans and a boyfriend-loose fit tee, teamed with a contrasting puffy vest, a cape or tailored jacket.

Then of course, it’s all about the accessories. For me, a great pair of boots are a must. I’m obsessed with ACNE Studio’s Pistol boots! Gold jewellery (or silver if you prefer), a contrasting bag, a luminous glow (I use Hourglass NEW Ambient Lighting Powder), smokey eyes, gloss, a spritz of my favourite fragrance, and I’m set to go!

How to Wear Winter Black - Glow via @houseofturtle

glow :: escentric molecules, nars limited edition voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir pallete, hourglass ambient lighting powder and kiehls lip balm from mecca cosmetica

How do you wear your blacks?

Turtle xox

Images sourced from the web (mania mania, sass & bide, zimmerman, mecca cosmetica and acne studios). Collages by House of Turtle.

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sass & bide stand & deliver

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I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek the other day at sass & bide’s latest collection, Stand & Deliver, which is arriving in store from now to May. There are some great wearable pieces (unlike the Seekerstate collection, which is very seasonal) and some fantastic western and Egyptian inspired accessories from the amazing Pip Edwards. Here’s a sneak peak of some of my favourites… See more at sass & bide

Turtle xox

Images from House of Turtle

Singing in the rain

A cold snap has hit Melbourne this week… and with it, comes the rain.

But never fear… Burberry is here! Pick up one of these super stylish Burberry umbrellas and you’ll soon be singing in the rain.

Opt for a splash of colour with this stylish storm blue Degrade checked umbrella. Or add a rock star edge to your classic look with the black and cream studded checked umbrella and matching cashmere scarf from the Burberry Winter Storms capsule collection!


Oh what a glorious feeling!

Turtle xox

 

Images from Net-A-Porter website