westfield chermside, zara, veronika maine, the fashion heist


I couldn’t wait to visit the new Westfield Chermside, especially to shop all the new stores including H&M, Sephora and Zara, and see all Autumn Winter trends that are rolling out to Queensland shoppers. I wanted to tackle two of the major trends this year – Velvet and Tartan. As always, I encourage you to indulge in these trends as you see fit. But if you haven’t tried them before, here is some guidance before you hit the shops.

Oh, Velvet!

First we have Velvet, which has been welcomed back from the 70’s. Thanks to luxury Australian designers TOME, Dion Lee and international designers such as Tib, this trend was blowing up at NYFW – and now we are seeing it on our shores for Autumn Winter. When dressing for this trend, I wanted to play with it rather than fully immerse myself in it, as Velvet is a trend I haven’t tried before. Whilst picking pieces for this look, I chose a Veronika Maine Velvet Bomber and Betts for her Velvet Strappy Heels.

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Veronika Maine

Veronika Maine Velvet Bomber
Veronika Maine Georgette Ruffle Side Top
Veronika Maine Bi-stretch slim stretch pant

Accessories – Swarovski

Swarovski Crystaldust Double Bangle in Green
Swarovski Crystaldust Bangle Double in Blue
Swarovski Gipsy Ring

Shoes – Betts for her

Betts for her Bianca Heel

Hello – Tartan

First of all, I love Tartan. Most probably due to my vague, very vague, punk stage in my adolescence. Due to its resurgence on the runway with designers such as Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana, it’s a staple trend here this season. Layering the look with denim coats or even belting it can make it more fun to play with. As I mentioned before, I couldn’t resist going full out with the look. A tartan slip dress is a great piece to layer with.


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Clothes & Shoes

Shop at ZARA Chermside


SHEIKE Monte Carlo Choker
SHEIKE Gravity Necklace
General Pants Co. Wolves Valley Eyewear

All looks are available at Westfield Chermside now 💃🏾

This post was created in collaboration with Westfield Chermside
  • Rosy Ferry

    Both looks are fantastic but I think that the tartan look wins for me as I’m from Scotland 🙂

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  • Lippie 143

    I sooo love your style and both looks for me are winning .
    lippie x

  • cinthykwok

    Both of these looks are great, you rock the trend!

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

  • Sabina

    After seeing both of these trends in stores for the past few months, I can definitely say that they are both among my favorites! Although, I tend to say that velvet wins slightly over the tartan 🙂
    Love your outfit picks, simply gorgeous! xo

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

  • Jessica Luxe

    You’re killing the velvet game! Definitely a personal fav lately.

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  • laura anne

    What an amazing sports luxe look!! xx

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  • Babe!!!! seriously obsessed with these 2 trends!! I’m so in love with velvet and tartan!! I’ve added a lot of velvet to my wardrobe but will need more tartan in my life! Thanks for the inspo babe!! xxx


  • Caitlin

    Love your photography!! Stunning!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • Oh why thank you! It’s my partner’s photography he is quite amazing.

  • Kate

    Both outfits are so perfect, that velvet dress is such a statement piece !

  • I love the velvet trend & that bomber looks so good 😉
    Nati xx