Today we launch our annual Donate To Win campaign with Red Cross — we’re calling on our Country Road customers to donate their pre-loved pieces for a great cause. For the occasion we asked stylist Kate Gaskin to look back through our past collections and style a few of her favourites alongside current must-have pieces from our July collection. The chic looks below demonstrate that you don’t always need a new head-to-toe look to be completely modern and stylish.
Words and styling by Kate Gaskin.
Photography by Michael Naumoff at Vivien's Creative.
The adage that 'everything old is new again' couldn’t be more relevant in fashion right now with the return of 70s design influences and styling. In particular, bell-bottoms and flares are being revisited — they are a statement pant not for the faint-hearted. When mixed back with a modern basic, they are as relevant today as they were when your mother wore them first time around.
Clever styling can give a new-season refresh to 70s denim shapes, such as the A-line skirt, mini short and bell-bottom pant. For a casual day approach, fitted knitwear referencing a retro colour palette, leather accessories and a modern heel are the way to transform past denim. For a modern evening look, add a tuxedo shirt, dinner jacket and statement stiletto.
TIMELESS TRENCH COATS AND ACCESSORIES
Old classics like the trench can be given a new lease on life when paired with sharp separates, such as the skinny jean or fitted skirt. Accessorising an outfit is an easy and effective way to update your style without breaking the bank. Transform the look of an old classic by adding a belt, statement bag and modern shoe. Or, simply opt for modern statement jewellery for an interchangeable, yet affordable update.
Our Donate To Win campaign is part of our ongoing Fashion Trade initiative. Donate your pre-loved Country Road items for women, man, child and home to a Red Cross shop by Monday 20 July — for every piece you donate, you'll receive a $10 Fashion Trade voucher to use at Country Road plus go into the draw to win a $500 Country Road gift card. Learn more here.