The Art Of Dressing


The Art Of Dressing

Key fundamentals of the modern woman’s wardrobe

The art of dressing well is a delicate balancing act. It’s about less equating to more through a thoughtfully-compiled ‘uniform’ for everyday outfits. At The New Trend, we pride ourselves on a curated trove of ‘caspsule wardrobe’ esque garments and accessories. But how does one ensure they play well together for the best (and most useful) everyday style outcomes?

"While it can be hard to collate versatile, ever-fashionable looks, our latest campaign shoot is testament to getting dressed with tact." says Brand Director Vanessa Spencer. Here are our tips on building your most crisp, refined and ready-to-wear fits for every occasion.

Ground your look in neutrals. 

Ton sur ton outfitting has our heart. While integrating colour is an almighty way to dial up the drama and usher in summer, building a baseline collection of tonal, neutral essentials will be what makes getting ready in the morning suddenly seamless. Securing a monochrome blazer that can cocoon you in the colder months (or drape you as the sun comes out) will carry your artful dressing from season-to-season with max wearability. Whether it’s Rohé’s Alix Blazer for a masculine silhouette or Christopher Esber’s more contoured, hyper-feminine shapes, there’s a blazer in our repertoire for you.

Elusivity via sunglasses is key.

Vying for that nonchalant, ‘cool-girl’ aesthetic? Nothing says chic more than a faithful pair of all-black frames. To retain mystique, edge and sophistication in even the most simple workday ensembles, we always tie in hero garments with a polished set of sunglasses. Saint Laurent or Bottega Veneta will take you there.

While it can be hard to collate versatile, ever-fashionable looks, our latest campaign shoot is testament to getting dressed with tact.

Vanessa Spencer

Angle Cat Eye Sunglasses

Angle Cat Eye Sunglasses by Bottega Veneta ,

Classico Draw Trouser

Classico Draw Trouser by Esse ,

Collected Short Sleeve Blazer

Collected Short Sleeve Blazer by Esse ,

Clean makeup, laissez-faire hair.

The art direction of your best-dressed self doesn’t stop at the wardrobe: it extends to your bathroom basin, beauty cabinet and handbag essentials. Fragrance, dewy skin, fluffy brows and flushed cheeks are the easiest shortcuts to looking (maybe deceptively) fresh with minimal effort. D.S. & DURGA’s Radio Bombay, Who Is Elijah Haze and Byredo’s Sundazed deserve top-of-wishlist status in your spring-summer aesthetic reboot. For the visage, it’s all about lightweight tinted moisturisers (with SPF, of course), cream blushes and anything appliable via your fingertips. Oh, and brow gel in lieu of heavy face-framers.

Secure your ‘dressy’ staples.

Finding versatile trousers, dresses or statement tops that can double-up as daytime or nighttime wear is key in forming your most-reliable clothing arsenal yet. Throw your signature blazer over a daring Christopher Esber Distorted Quartz Split Tank cut-out dress during work hours, and elevate the gown with playful heels to step into after-dark outings in style. Or, level up a sharp Anine Bing Mika shirt with exquisitely-flared Alexis Emry pants if you’re subbing denim bottoms out for bottomless cocktails at 5pm.

And never neglect your loyal basics
Between your go-to trousers and your signature blazer, you’ll require some classic lowkey pieces for max-relax wear. Splicing your favourite ‘high-fashion’ items with high-quality, durable and exceptionally wearable basics will ensure a multitide of different outfit combinations are available every day of the week. We’ll be eternally donning Agolde tees and Esse tops.

Creative Direction and Stylist: Vanessa Spencer
Photographer: Alex Beks
Model: Jenna Hall
Hair and Makeup: Bec Shannon