There’s only a few days left of winter down here in Australia and I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring! If Melbourne’s weather is anything to go by the cooler weather will be sticking with us for quite a while, and although the cold and rain can be a total pain sometimes, winter does have it perks — the fashion! I love layers and cardigans and all things warm and cuddly, so when Izabel London contacted me to collaborate on a style post, I couldn’t wait to jump on board! They kindly offered to send me a few items to try and I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the quality of them. I hate the uncertainty that comes with shopping online — there’s no way to touch and feel the clothes before you buy them, so how are you supposed to know if they’re worth the money? I can tell you now that Izabel London is now bookmarked and on my list for brands that I can trust.
Izabel London has just recently begun shipping to Australia which is great news for us fashion lovers down under. I found the website super easy to navigate and there is a huge collection of items, including shoes. The prices are very affordable, the clothes are feminine and flattering and there’s a great range of styles from hot new trends to timeless basics to eclectic statement pieces. Considering the shipping is only $4.99 in Australia (or free for orders over $60) I will definitely be making a return trip for some classics like these Slim Fit Trousers and this Boat Neck Sundress, along with about 6 million other things (hellooo, payday!)
Onto the lookbook…
First outfit I have today features this stunning Contrast Knitted Cardigan ($59.99AUD) from Izabel London. It is super thick and (oh my god) comfortable and so much warmer than I thought it would be. I don’t need to wear a scarf because the collar fits snugly around my neck, keeping it toasty warm in the cold. This is definitely a quality garment; it’s been my favourite thing to wear ever since I tried it on. I paired this with some simple black skinny jeans (Trenery) and layered tops in black and white. I wanted to keep everything plain and simple so the cardigan could steal the show (maybe that’s just an excuse for my addiction to black and white) and it’s definitely worthy of the attention.
My next item of clothing is this Colour Block Dip Hem Vest (19.99AUD.) The black and white work perfectly for monochrome colour-blocking and it’s also available in turquoise and pastel pink if you want to bring some colour into your wardrobe (if you can’t tell, I love wearing black!) The top itself is made of a soft, strechy cotton and I love the chiffon at the hem! I kept this nice and simple with some leather-look leggings (Boohoo) and heeled boots (Famous Footwear) as we finally got some milder weather with the sun out. This could be worn alone or under a coat when Melbourne does it’s trademark backflip and the sun disappears!
These Tie-Front Harem Trousers (19.99AUD) are so comfortable. The fabric is soft and stretchy and falls in a slouchy fashion while the elasticated top cinches in your waist to accentuate your curves. They’re the perfect pants to wear casually or dressy, depending on your style. These could be worn dressier with some strappy heels but for casual day-time wear I chose some chunky, fur-lined boots (Boohoo) and a tucked white 3/4 sleeve shirt (Supre $15AUD.) The material of these is soft and lightweight but holds a surprising amount of warmth — between the pants and my heavy boots I was actually a little too warm by the end of the day. I wore this outfit out with a silky kimono to add some colour. (Not pictured, woopsies.)
Last, but certainly not least, are these gorgeous Bohemian Tie Detail Trousers (29.99AUD.) Izabel London have a whole selection of trousers similar to these and in different patterns and colours, but I loved the colour combination of this pair! I originally chose these because I thought they would be a fantastic pair to wear to festivals while the weather is still quite cool, but they’re so comfortable and eye-catching that I like to wear these all the time when I’m out running errands. They sit comfortably mid-waist and have little ties at the bottom hem, allowing you to wear them two ways. Considering that the fit of these is quite breezy and they’re unlined allowing your legs to breathe, I actually haven’t felt the cold in these (go figure.) I wore these here with a black crop top (Boohoo $8AUD) and a longline black cardigan (Cotton On.) to let the colourful pattern of these pants do all the talking!
So just to recap: Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome. Each of these items have wriggled their way into my daily wardrobe (and my heart *wipes tear*) and I’ll continue to be able to wear them as the weather slowly thaws.
The items featured in this post were gifted to me by Izabel London for my consideration, but that has in no way influenced my opinion of them or encouraged me to talk them up — I’m genuinely impressed by the quality and fit of all the items I received and will definitely be going back for more! You can check out some of their styles yourself at their website Izabel.com.
Let me know what you think of the clothes in the comments below! Have you purchased anything from Izabel London before? Were you super-duper impressed like I am?