Recently I got to visit a Forever New store and play stylist with their new collection, Wild Orchid. Wild Orchid is the latest offering from the Australian brand, and it’s just in time for the summer season! As the days get longer and the temperature rises, we are all getting ready for our December holiday at the beach and I’m here to help you plan 3 looks that are perfect for your holiday from start to finish.
The Wild Orchid collection is bursting with pretty orchid prints and shades of pink, chartreuse and lavender. While you can see the key pieces styled from the collection already in the campaign images, I wanted to show you some of the other items besides those already featured, and show you how to style them. I created 3 looks using items from the collection – a beach look, a day look and a special occasion/evening look. Let me know which one you like best and want to wear this holiday!
The Day Look
This day look is something that you can wear to lunch with the girls, while running around town or even to a festival. The crochet shorts are an absolute must this season (I have purple ones!), because they go with anything and everything! I paired them with a crop top, which is another sizzling trend for summer. Because the shorts are high-waisted it covers my tummy almost fully, which is great if you are not comfortable with showing too much skin. I styled it with wedges, because I love wedges in the summer time, but the outfit would look just as nice with plain sandals or pumps. I am also a fan of flower-crowns, because if not in summer, then when?
The Beach Look
Do yourself a favour this season, and invest in a playsuit. I am obsessed with them because they are super comfy, and you can wear them anywhere! What I liked about this one is the palm print and the loose fit. It looks great with a bright yellow statement necklace and sandals, if you are like me and like accessorising to the beach. But it will also look great on its own, with a plait in your hair and sand in your toes!
If you are heading to a summer wedding, this is the perfect outfit for you. While I like the pink draped dress that is featured in the camping images, this coral hue really stole my heart. I styled it with heels, but just imagine how nice this dress will look with embellished sandals for a beach wedding? It has embellishments at the top too, so no need to worry about accessorising and picking up a necklace. Just throw this dress on, add a coral or a red lip, and you are ready for the wedding season!
Other key items that I really like from the collection are the kimono, a matching two-piece brallet and shorts, more playsuits and a cute pink dress with a bow at the back. Don’t forget about accessories, because they can make or break a look very easily! Pretty sandals, stacks of rings, gorgeous sunglasses and a good mood is all you need to be holiday ready this season!
So what do you guys think? Of course I had to get all up in there with the mannequins in the store window haha 🙂 Thank you to the lovely ladies at the Eastgate store for helping me take all of these pictures!:) All of the items are from Forever New and are now available in store. The prices range from R495-R1999