What The Grace Tales Team Are Buying For The New Season
We asked 5 of our global team members what they’re currently adding to cart for the new season, and the results are a mixture of summer sandals and breezy dresses alongside tartan ponchos and corduroy shorts!
A stylish mix to tempt you no matter where you live (or where you’re headed). Ready to shop?
Georgie Abay, Sydney-based founder
I’ve actually already bought this dress during a recent shopping trip in Byron Bay. I love the colours and the relaxed fit. It’s verging on summer attire, but works on a sunny spring day
The Saint Helena dress, $159
Again, another purchase when I was in Byron Bay recently. I love St. Agni sandals and had been eying off their new khaki styles. I’m obsessed with all things khaki at the moment. I went for sandals with a back strap this time as my feet were slipping out of my other ones
St. Agni sandals, $159
My favourite new sunglasses from one of my favourite designers, Lucy Folk. When I saw she did glasses in this heavenly pastel pink, I couldn’t resist. These are the first pair of designer sunglasses I’ve bought in years. I was too afraid to buy nice sunglasses because of certain little hands which kept grabbing them off me. Luckily, now my girls are 4 and 5, they’re not as interested in destroying my sunglasses!
Lucy Folk sunglasses, $385
Emily Armstrong, Singapore-based editor-at-large
I adore these! I missed a similar style from Mango before they sold out earlier this year and feel this pair might give a little more in terms of quality. I think I’ll have ample excuse to wear them here in the Singapore tropics.
Gimaguas earrings, $125
I’ve always been a bit obsessed with corduroy, not sure why, maybe inspired by the film, ‘Love Story’ and a 70’s college experience! Also loving the revival of Bermuda shorts which are a much kinder over 40’s look on me than the shorter variety. There are so many great corduroy pieces from the high street for Autumn/Winter but these Bermuda shorts give me the fix while still being (just) appropriate for the tropics. I will wear with a white tee and sandals or trainers.
Zara shorts, $56
My gorgeous sister-in-law wore this dress (in a different print) on our summer holiday in Ibiza and I confess to a style-steal. I’m sure she won’t mind and she definitely wore it better! A great beach/boat cover-up with a forever summer, boho vibe.
Faithfull The Brand dress, $149
Marisa Remond, Sydney-based editorial director
I’m all about the dress - total no-brainer in spring and makes me look polished when I’m really not! I also can’t ever say no to white embroidered voile.
Doen dress, $401
I love the idea of linen shorts in warmer weather - I’d wear these with a matching linen shirt and simple tan sandals for a relaxed, slightly European look.
Posse shorts, $169
I saw these in store recently and thought they’d make a lovely textural addition to my spring wardrobe this year. I would never spend serious money on a fad like faux fur, so this affordable pair will do the job nicely minus any shopping remorse.
H&M slides, $44.99
Claire Brayford, London-based UK editor
I love the tartan trend for autumn/winter and I always think a big scarf or poncho-style-cape is very handy for unpredictable weather/days with the kids. This one from Maje would be ideal for at least appearing put-together on the school run.
Maje poncho, $184.26
Stand is the coat brand everyone is talking about and it has created some beautiful statement faux-fur designs this season. I’ve been meaning to invest in an animal print coat for some time. This one is called Claire – surely it’s meant to be.
Stand coat, $469
I really love Uterque’s shoe department right now. Flats, ankle boots, kitten heels (especially these tweed studded ones) – they have interesting, unique designs that you would not expect to be from the high street.
Uterque shoes, $182.39
Kate Miles, Perth-based contributing editor
A couple of dresses from Realisation Par in their Amelia style are on my list. This style works really well for me with the spaghetti straps and the extra length. So easy to wear - style with flat sandals and a straw cross body bag for easy summer chic or add espadrille wedges to dress it up. Layer over a fitted tee or wear with a denim or leather biker jacket and trainers for a fresh look. A super versatile piece
Realisation Par dress, $294.26
Some new flat sandals to update my existing summer wardrobe. Zara has a great range in store at the moment - from jewelled to woven to leather. I found these in store and being a bit of a magpie I couldn't resist. They are reminiscent of Miu Miu but without the price tag.
Zara slides, $99
I’m also adding a Moussy Vintage denim a-line skirt in a washed black colour and light denim to my cart for the coming season. Moussy Vintage is another one of my favourite new labels - crafted from premium Japanese denim it’s a brand worth investing in. This will be a summer wardrobe staple that I will wear with everything from a shirt and sneakers to a simple tee and cute sandals.
Moussy Vintage skirt, $349