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Tia Fox - My Casual is Chic

Meet Jacquie Alexander, the Melbourne based creator of the ‘Because I Need It’ blog. Since 2013, Jacquie has built a wide network of followers through her fun and creative style. She promotes all things simple, minimal and comfortable! Jacquie talks more on her casual style and shows us how to style the much loved Danger lace up.

What is your go-to weekend outfit?
Boyfriend jeans, a comfy tee and a bomber jacket with sneakers. 

What is your favourite trend this season?
PINK!

How would you describe your casual style?
Simplistic, minimal and comfortable.

Top three wardrobe essentials?
Sneakers, a backpack and sunglasses.

Words to live by?
I don’t really have words I live by, but I love this quote from Dr Seuss "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” 

What’s your theme song?
Midnight City by M83, it never gets old. 

Tell us about your pick for the season?
I literally wear sneakers everyday, they’re super easy and comfortable. I wear them with literally everything, jeans, skirts, dresses you name it. I love how they can bring a look from formal, down to casual cool.

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Tia Fox - My Casual is Chic

Meet Melanie, the founder of The Tia Fox fashion and lifestyle blog. Since 2014, Melanie has developed a strong following base with what started as a passion project while balancing with her full time corporate job, which has now turned into her full time profession. With her unique aesthetic and love for fashion, Melanie travels the world to curate authentic experiences to share with her readers. Melanie talks about her casual and shows us how to style this season's must-have Carine bootie.

What is your go-to weekend outfit?
Something easy to throw together - jeans, a top and a comfy pair of shoes!

What is your favourite trend this season?
70s revival, it's all about the classic boho shapes and fabrics including bell sleeves, fringe, floppy hats and suede etc.

How would you describe your casual style?
Casual Chic. I love mixing a dressy element like a feminine blouse with something completely informal like a leather jacket or a pair of jeans.

Top three wardrobe essentials?
Leather jacket, denim jeans and a comfy pair of shoes.

Words to live by?
Enjoy the journey.

What’s your theme song?
All of me - John Legend

Tell us about your pick for the season?
Carine lace up ankle boots. It's perfect to wear with a Winter dress or your essential denim jeans for everyday wear. The suede is also waterproof which makes it suitable for Winter weather!

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Sam Wines - My Casual is Classy Relaxed

Sam Wines is best described as a fashion enthusiast, model and science nerd. Sam is the curator of Man of Style - a fashion, grooming, travel and lifestyle blog that offers inspiration for the modern gentleman. He emphasises clean-cut styling but from time to time loves to sport a more casual attire. Sam gives us his tips on how to style the Danny boot and tells us why he loves it this season.

What is your go-to weekend outfit?
My absolute go to outfit for the weekend is a navy blazer, oxford shirt and chinos.

What is your favourite trend this season?
My favorite trend this season would have to be felt fedoras.

How would you describe your casual style?
Relaxed, yet classy.

Top three wardrobe essentials?
A well fitted navy suit, a white linen shirt and dark blue jeans.

Words to live by?
Surround yourself with people that make you happy.

What’s your theme song?
The trouble with us – Chet Faker

Tell us about your pick for the season?
Without a doubt, the tan Danny boots. They are super comfy and easy to dress up or down making them perfect for any occasion and an absolute wardrobe staple!

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Twice Blessed - Our Casual is Monochrome

Meet Bec and Marissa, the identical twins and creators of the Twice Blessed fashion blog. Since 2013 Twice Blessed have established a strong following network in Australia and in London, where Marissa spent nine months of their blogging journey. Bec and Marissa’s style and aesthetic adapts daily but they always stay true to a minimalistic colour palette and great shapes. Twice Blessed show us how to style the Yordana heel and Fiona flat and they tell us why they love these iconic styles this season.

What is your go-to weekend outfit?
For our weekend style, we can never go past a pair of distressed black denim and white button down shirt (paired with a leather jacket of course). Depending on where we are going, we’ll usually chuck on a pair of sneakers or high heels to dress the outfit up!

What is your favourite trend this season?
Tonal styling. We absolutely love the look of a head-to-toe colour ensemble.. Think all greys, khaki’s & camel tones! The best part about this trend is that you can wear variations of the same colour (light grey, dark grey) to break up the outfit.

How would you describe your casual style?
Modern monochrome. We definitely think our ‘signature look’ is a killer black and white ensemble. Whether it be jeans and a classic tee, or strong silhouettes and classic shaped pieces.

Top three wardrobe essentials?
Amazing leather jacket, the perfect white shirt & a classic pair of (comfortable) shoes to get you from a to b.

Words to live by?
'Be the same person privately, publicly and personally' Judah Smith. To us, having a good integrity has the utmost importance. We want to be transparent about who we are and the way we act, even behind closed doors.

What’s your theme song?
Alive - Young & Free

Tell us about your pick for the season?
We chose both these styles as they add the perfect amount of style to our simple outfits. The patent finish alongside with the subtle point toe and fringing detail is all we need to make our outfits pop!

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Josie Barber - My Casual is Relaxed

Josie Barber is a Melbourne based fashion blogger with a huge Instagram following. Josie’s worked in the fashion industry for seven years, working in areas such as styling, brand management and marketing. She emphasises relaxed, casual styling with a touch of luxury. Josie shows us how to style the Tegan flat and tells us why she loves it this season.

What is your go-to weekend outfit?
Weekend wear to me means comfort, while still looking chic of course. I usually opt for a plain tee with a blazer thrown over the shoulders, and boyfriend jeans.

What is your favourite trend this season?
I am all for neutral colour blocking this AW.

How would you describe your casual style?
My casual style is best described as ‘rough luxe’. Think luxurious basics but add in an edge with fabrics such as leather and suede!

Top three wardrobe essentials?
A black blazer, a great fitting pair of jeans and a pair of black pointed ankle boots.

Words to live by?
Kind words cost nothing.

What’s your theme song?
American Boy by Kanye West.

Tell us about your pick for the season?
My pick for AW is the Tegan flats, the perfect transeasonal shoe - plus they will go with everything!

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