Styling Tips | Clothes Packing list for Perth

Being a Melbourne girl, the weather here always drives me crazy. As Spring is never truly here , it’s always good to have a week getaway to a place that is a bit warmer. After being wrapped around with heavy wool coats, it’s time to put on dress and chill at the beach! Girls know the struggle of having nothing to wear as well as what clothes to pack to travel. Here I am, to wrap up the pieces I brought with me to Perth and show you the planning process of packing. I will list as much information as I can for the outfits. Hope you find it helpful 🙂

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Planning is always necessary, where I mean to think about the outfits you’ll be wearing for the next few days based on occasions and weather. Being journaling for a few months and I feel like writing things down is always the best way regarding to planning. The left is what I’ve drawn of my outfit planning for the whole trip. For example, plan something casual and comfy for the days you are going to be on plane and change to something sporty when doing outdoor activities. You all know the drill. The question here is to dress properly while being stylish. I will be giving you my detailed planning process as well as the lookbook for Perth.

 

 


Day 1: Holiday mode is on! Departure (Mel airport → Perth airport) 

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetProcessed with VSCO with a9 presetAs mentioned before, we all know being simple and comfy is always the principle of dressing at airport. Looking back to the sheet I’ve planned, here are some of the brief captures of what I wore that day.

When coming to simple, neutral colour always comply with the concept so well. This time I chose the combo of grey and black creating a cool toned low key look. In order to save my check-in time, I did not wear any accessories avoiding any inconvenience at the safety check. Thanks to the detailing, this outfit is simple but not boring. The cropped cami top and black skinny pants creates a slim look while the oversized black shirt and loose fitting grey cardigan adds a bit casual and lazy feel. The design of black flats is interesting with 2 ways of tying up depending how you want to look, either mules or flats.


Day 2: Wander around the City (Perth CBD)

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetBlack and white always goes so well together creating a chic look, and it does blend in perfectly with the vintage kinda place I visited. I styled my cream white playsuit with a leather jacket together with my black flats. The delicate lace detailing on the sleeves and hems of the playsuit creates a dressy look with a feminine touch while the harsh tones the leather jacket presents well balanced the whole look.

Playsuit: Zimmermann

Leather jacket: Zara

Flats: Jo Mercer

Bag: Gucci

 

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Thinking black and white a bit boring? Accessories always help to stand out among the crowd. I’m not a big fan of wearing necklaces or other jewellery, then a good bag always becomes the option.

 

 

 

 

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This classic combo not only fits well in vintage scene but also a simple nature background.

This whole outfit perfect fit the weather on the day. Leather jacket kept me warm while walking along the lake. The flowy playsuit brought the freshness of spring. A perfect combo for the transition seasons!

 

 


Day 3 #1: Bike around the Island! (Day outfit)

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Unfortunately the weather on the island was not as nice as the previous 2 days. We definitely need some lighter colour to brighten up the gloomy day. I’ve picked up a light blush pink oversized sweater pairing with my black legging. Obviously you can see a big contrast with the two colours together, which can be balanced with a white and grey plaid large thick scarf while keeping warm from the wind.

Pink sweather: From Korea

Legging: Any black legging will do

Sneakers: Nike running shoes

Day 3 #2: Chill and Enjoy the night (Night outfit)

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It’s time to treat ourselves a nice dinner after sweating from workout. For the night, I was thinking to wear something flattering and girly. The first clothing pattern that we could think of when coming to spring is definitely floral. This cream floral silk playsuit with frills throughout neckline, bodice, elasticated sleeve cuffs and short hem is a perfect date night outfit. The design of shoestring necktie and waist tie with tassel ends makes the playsuit more interesting and pop.

 

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Temperature for transition seasons always varies a bit. Again, the leather jacket is a must for those kinda weather, keeping me warm in the chilling sea wind. The “balance rule” also applies to this outfit.

Playsuit: Zimmermann Maples Frill Playsuit (Fall 17 collection)

Leather jacket: Zara

Black flats: Jo Mercer


Day 4: Bike Round 2 and Throw back to the Victorian History

IMG_7172Since we still planned half day of biking, sporty wear is still needed but I don’t want to carry 2 outfits only for one day. Changing 2 different pair of shoes in order to create 2 looks would be the ideal solution. Neutral colours are the easiest to throw on creating an effortlessly stylish look.

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Besides black and white, adding a bit grey into a “black and white” outfit just immediately makes the look soft. For today, I just kept wearing the black legging and Nike sneakers but paring it with a white printed T-shirt and a grey chunky cardigan.

To add a bit extra to the outfit, I wrap around the white and grey plaid scarf and a pair of black sunnies to match the colours of this outfit.

White printed T-shirt: Minkpink

Plaid scarf: Forever New

Legging: Any black legging will do

Sneakers: Nike runnning

Sunglasses: Gentle Monster (Absente)

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After arriving at the port city with maritime history, I’ve changed the shoes back to black flats and added the black shirt I wore on the first day as a layering piece. The colour combo and mixture of texture made a stylistic melange.

You can tie the bottom of your shirt together or leave it unbuttoned.

Black silk shirt: Zara

Black flats: Jo Mercer

 

 

 

 

 


Day 5: Hit the Road and Chillax along the Jetty

IMG_0329It felt like literally summer today and it’s finally time to put on a flowy one piece dress. Considering it’s still during transition season, layering is always the smart way to go, that’s why I’ve layered a black T-shirt underneath the dress.

Black and grey is the colour scheme I went for. In order to match the black top, I paired it with the black flats. Spring is the season for something floaty and sheer. The frills detailing of this split dress gives the feel of a girly girl while the semi-sheer design of hemline is just like the summer breeze.

 

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The problem of being in spring here is the temperature change from day to night. The key piece of this trip would definitely be the leather jacket. It is just so practical and goes beautifully with every outfit.

The fun part of styling in transition period is to mix and match. This outfit is the mixture of organza, cotton and leather.

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Black T-shirt: Bardot

Split dress: From Korea

Flats: Jo Mercer

Scarf: Forever New

Leather jacket: Zara

Sunglasses: Gentle Monster

 

 

 

 


Day 6: Wine tasting and Head Back to Melbourne

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Saving the best to last, ticked the wine tasting on the list. A little casual black dress would be the perfect match to the winery. The rounded collar with lace up detailing in the front makes the dress less formal. Paring with the leather jacket is a combo that is easy to throw on and go out for a drink and catch up with friends.

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Black lace-up dress: Bardot

Leather jacket: Zara

Flats: Jo mercer

Sunglasses: Gentle Monster


The one week getaway to Perth is over. I’ve shared how I planned my day to day outfits and showcase what I wore during the trip. You can clearly tell that I did not take many clothes with me for a 6 days trip, the trick for my clothing shopping is to invest practical basics and statement pieces with detailing designs. Mix and match is always a fun game to play in fashion styling.

Hope you get some inspirations! ♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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