InStyle Australia Magazine

InStyle Australia Magazine

June 2020

InStyle is Australia’s most comprehensive style authority. InStyle offers expert style advice across all aspects of life - from fashion to beauty and interiors to entertaining giving you the confidence to buy straight off the page. This monthly must-read focuses on high-quality content and accessible information, making InStyle a trusted one-stop source of inspiration and ideas. Initially launched in the United States. It is now a global brand with 16 editions worldwide.

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in this issue

2 min.
the new normal

A lesson I learnt early in lockdown was that I had to let go. My family and I needed to reset our thinking and schedules to get through every day in iso. Sure, some things, like our children’s primary needs, had to maintain the usual standard. But it was the smaller stuff that I couldn’t sweat any longer. I needed to be a bit easier on myself to get through these challenging times. And it’s struck me, as we’re putting this issue together, that rewriting the rules is a constant theme throughout. So I’m sure our cover star of choice, Lady Gaga, needs little explanation. She’s lived (and thrived) going by her own rules. In Punk be a Lady (p63) she opens up about returning to pop, US politics and…

3 min.
all access

SIMPLE PLEASURES Beloved for its relaxed silhouettes and breezy fabrics, Bassike has mastered the art of making slouchy styles look chic. The homegrown brand has also spent years perfecting its own organic cotton, which is produced locally in Melbourne and features throughout its latest capsule range of lightweight sweats. Slip on to feel at ease in more ways than one. Flight of FANCY While international travel is off the cards, let your next trip come courtesy of Christian Dior. Taking us on an enchanting journey behind the scenes of its 2017/18 Designer of Dreams exhibition, held at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the label has generously uploaded the documentary to its YouTube channel so we can all indulge in a little fashion escapism. Visit youtube.com/dior Build a belt With the option of interchangeable straps, this belt…

2 min.
the get

IN THE SWING OF THINGS The tote bag has long been considered a style staple, and Burberry’s sharp archive-inspired design is just the thing to make you feel pulled together—whether off-duty or in the office. TIGER QUEEN When a blazer feels too formal, slip into Isabel Marant’s softly rounded overshirt and let its bold print signal a sense of occasion instead. SETTLE IN Cos’ patchwork cardigan strikes the perfect balance between cosy and considered, making it an ideal addition to any WFH wardrobe. SHINE ON A delicate dusting of diamonds will take even the most understated outfit to another level, and Piaget’s Limelight Gala watch offers the perfect excuse to sparkle time after time. COLOUR ME HAPPY Treat yourself to the Birkin bag of lipsticks: the new collection of uplifting, wear-with-anything shades from Hermès. A STEP UP The combat boot trend…

1 min.
the look

FASHION FLASHBACK CATE BLANCHETT IN JOHN GALLIANO The year was 1999, and a 29-year-old Blanchett had been catapulted into the spotlight for her captivating performance in the biographical drama Elizabeth—a role that earned the Australian her first Academy Award nomination. And while she didn’t win Best Actress that year, Blanchett did assert herself as a Hollywood star on the rise, not to mention an assured fashion frontrunner, making it onto every Oscars best-dressed list for this boldly translucent Galliano gown scattered with hummingbirds and dainty flowers. FLOWER POWER Much like a just-picked bouquet, these vivid florals are brimming with mood-boosting properties. Tap the A-list’s approach to feel-good style by incorporating bright buds into your everyday wardrobe. It won’t be long before the good vibrations roll in. KNIT PICKS It’s no surprise that comfort dressing is high…

4 min.
instant style

SWEATER VEST Conquer in-between forecasts with this cosy layer. Pulled over a smart dress it reads relaxed yet polished--- the ultimate WFH style staple. Practicality aside, the preppy piece injects a charming dose of quirk into an already exuberant outfit by adding another playful print to the mix. KNITTED DRESS While a generous amount of stretch makes this an undeniable comfort piece, a modern cut-out panel defies any notion of a tired silhouette. A statement coat completes the high-fashion makeover. Tap into the streamlined shape’s versatility by slipping a cute miniskirt on top. Piled with a patent topper and chunky boots for grunge-girl edge, the knitted dress earns its wardrobe chameleon status. SEQUIN SKIVVY A pinafore leaves plenty of room for a blingy skivvy to shine, while endlessly wearable block-heel boots, a baker-boy cap and bucket bag…

4 min.
shop like a fashion editor

ACTIVITY HOUR NATALIE MELL FASHION NEWS EDITOR “Athleisure has held its own in the fashion world for a while now, but as someone who usually throws on any old thing to work out, I’ve been enjoying styling up my looks with matching pops of colour and sporty extras when it’s time for a run or online barre class. Exercise and a considered outfit; that’s two iso achievements in one.” “I’m living in slip-on-and-go slides—socks optional” DESK DUTIES KATHERINE GREEN FASHION DIRECTOR “I’m making an effort to look sharp while working from home. Coming from a creative office environment means I only need to make small tweaks to my nine-to-five wardrobe, such as trading tailored pants for a softly pleated skirt. I’ll keep it more business-oriented up top with blazers and blouses that make the right impression at our…