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Get the Look: Back to School

Written by: Zanita Whittington

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I’m a real fan of the preppy look – but it’s a dangerous game because it can end up looking a little on the tacky side when done wrong… or even worse, a bit fetishy… Yikes! The secret I think is to ‘class it up’ (scuse the pun) with some modern accessories. It’s pretty crazy how simple elements can change the whole feel of an outfit… for example, can you image this look with really high  heels and a shorter skirt? It would be totally wrong!

I love these two pieces from Oasis because each one can fit into my wardrobe and be interpretted in a totally different way… I’m looking forward to wearing the skirt with an oversized knit and the tunic with boyfriend jeans and boots. Why all the talk of winter dressing? Well I’ve been steadily preparing myself over the past week or so, I’m flying back to Stockholm today where I think the current max temperature is about 4 degrees. I’ve even been refusing to allow myself to enjoy the sun over the weekend! I’ve been pretty fortunate to have enjoyed more than my share of summers of the past couple years – one perk of travelling between hemispheres is you really get to chase the good weather. I’m due to be in Sweden for a month and then headed back to Esperance for my family Christmas. Swedish winter is kinda tough, it’s the darkness that’ll get you. I’m glad to have my trip home planned to revive me!

So it’s onto another long haul plane journey for me… but I’m partly not so excited because I’ve just come down with a serious head cold. Sore throat and blocked sinuses and ears… any tips for surviving it through the conditions on the plane? I’m worried I’ll be half dead on arrival and put into quarantine… now that’s no joke!

pics, Gervin Puse – editing, me

tunic, Oasis (adv piece)

skirt, Oasis (adv piece)

shoes, Adidas

bag, Chloe

sunglasses, Spektre

watch, Michael Kors