Hey little creatures… excited to say that this is my debut post on NEAT! No pressure at all really. It’s Thursday, which means tomorrow is Friday, which means this fun little collab will soon come to a close * sniff * – but wait, it isn’t over until we say it’s over, amiright? And did you catch my look styled by Julie of style by jr from last week? This week I styled Kayla Browne, one half of this here blog, so take a look at what we came up with below!
Tanya Puka from FOND styles Kayla Browne from NEAT| Fond Boutique Day Look
I have to say; this collaboration came so effortlessly, which reminded me about the specialness that is out there in the world. You see I had only just met both Kayla and then Julie recently, though I feel like I’ve known them both for eons.
Kayla was one of my first consigners with Fond Boutique in fact. I remember connecting with her after a dear friend/personal PR advisor had talked my gurgling, infancy-stage business up over cocktails. Having just barely broken the seal off my shop stapler, I knew I better play it cool with this stylish architecture & design pro. After pile driving through bold pattern up pattern, I fell in love… I mean, full ruffled dresses and every shade of neon? Just, yes.
Kayla is one of those women who would style a sleeping bag with a leather belt and wear it as avant-garde evening attire (and make it look amazing). She’s got this tech chic thing going on so right away I knew I had to take the Peter Nygard fuchsia short suit set out for a spin.
The setting: Chinatown buzz. The vibe: F-ing freezing. Still, Kayla lit up the streets in this little number!
I went a bit 80’s vintage with Kayla for both looks [spoiler!], as she has this classic, dark beauty that supports ‘quirky’ so well.
It’s all about the details with this outfit (ladies re-creation is not for the faint of heart). I chose to pair a colour blocked L.A.M.B handbag with a pair of chunky platforms, and of course, polka dot socks. Have I lost my privilege to talk about fashion yet?
Kayla looks like some sharp editor, smack dab in the middle of Tokyo Fashion Week as she’s waiting on an epic street food order before the next show. Her outfit works because it’s about having fun and taking risks. Fashion, especially when repped by such a fearless gal like Kayla, should be interesting and push boundaries every so often.
Neutrals on the foot balance the bold colour, and the polka dot pattern compliments the blocking of the purse. The geometric jewels add to the already existing smorgasbord of shapes while making the whole outfit pop. Voila!
As a day look, this works for the office (perhaps for a creative type) as it has an element of business casual with some funky fab. The beauty in owning a set like this is that when the pieces are independently worn, they create something entirely new. Ditch the shorts for some distressed denim, pumps and red lips (yes, red) and you’re ready for a night out. Versatility is king in fashion, and Kayla owns it on the regular.
How about the shorts you ask? Add a loose crop sweater, some Stan smiths and a messy bun and go take your man out for a milkshake.
Tomorrow we force Kayla to show some sultry skin. Don’t sleep!
Short suit set, purse and platforms all courtesy of Fond Boutique.
Photos by Julie Redmond