Fashion bloggers are changing the way we look at fashion, once upon a time we used to rely on fashion magazines and now we trawl through Instagram and are surrounded by style icons. Following celebrities and their style is quickly becoming a thing of the past with bloggers literally taking over the way we think about fashion. Real fashion, for real woman, it’s relatable and creates style inspo as opposed to an unattainable for the average woman. Fashion bloggers bring affordable labels and brands to our smartphones and make them accessible to the everyday woman. Bloggers are creating a platform for retailers and giving their consumers a front row seat to their brand without having to pop into a shop. 4 of my fave style icons are Brooke Falvey aka What Brooke Wore, Peta Bourke aka Trainee Mama, Katy Roach aka Katy Potay, and Stacey McGregor each of these ladies bring relatable everyday style to my Instagram feed and they have real bodies to boot. I sat down with the awesome foursome of style and asked them a few questions I’ve been dying to know and asked them to share their look of the day.
Describe your style in 4 words?
Brooke– Feminine, flirty, preppy and striped
Stacey – Whimsical, comfortable, rule-breaking and a little bit Bohemian.
Peta– Fun, Fresh, Affordable, Coastal
Katy – Casual, simple, fun and Summery
What is your most worn piece in your wardrobe?
Brooke– I’ve got two go-to pieces that I can’t part with; a Saba striped t-shirt which I’ve had it for years and wear it time and again with everything from denim shorts and jeans, to pencil skirts, pleated midi skirts and even over bikinis. And a pair of nude heels because they make my legs look longer (I’m only 163cm)!
Katy – Whilst I wear a lot of striped t-shirt dresses (just like my bestie Brooke), I think I get the most wear out of a denim jacket I’ve had since my early 20’s when I worked at French Connection. Classic denim styles never date, and I feel like it has plenty more good years left in it!
Peta – Without a doubt, denim shorts – my ultimate mum staple. I have a couple of favourite pairs including a pair of Wranglers that I picked up at an op shop for $4. Oh, and of course active wear which is practically my second uniform as a casual group fitness instructor and major gym enthusiast.
Stacey -Denim jacket is my go to piece, but I also wear a lot of scarves. I opt for oversized bright and colourful ones I can wear all seasons. Oh and Wrap dresses – my wardrobe is full of beautiful printed wrap dresses.
If you could splurge $300 on what piece what would you buy?
Brooke – The Peaches Sundress from Spell & The Gypsy Collective (because we all need a little white dress for summer) and a metallic Miss Monogram clutch.
Stacey – I just did this on the weekend, I treated myself (particularly my feet) to a pair of SARA Frankie 4 Footwear tan heels.
Katy – A few light and floaty Summer dresses and maybe a new pair of sandals for the upcoming Caloundra Music Festival, my husband and I go every year and I’m really looking to it!
Peta -I’ve always wanted a leather biker jacket but never really had the money to spend on something that wouldn’t really be affordable or sensible in the cost-per-wear algorithm. It would give me a good excuse to take a trip to a cooler climate though right?
Favourite colour for spring?
Brooke – Yellow is going to be a huge colour for Spring/Summer, but I’m sticking with my fuchsia and reds at the moment, especially with embroidered detailing.
Peta – Pink, always pink. Last year it was pretty scarce but I’m excited to see lots of labels releasing my favourite colour this season.
Stacey – I’m adding a lot of pinks for spring to my wardrobe particular in fun prints.
Katy -Pineapple and regularly holiday in Far North Queensland, so anything tropical is at the top of my list. I love watermelon, peach and citrus colours in Spring and Summer, especially with pops of mint – sounds like a delicious cocktail, doesn’t it?!
What has been your best wardrobe bargain of all time?
Stacey – I’m a keen thrift shopper, I found a Dolce & Gabbana coat in my size at a designer thrift shop for $100.
Peta– Does my whole wardrobe count? We visited op shops, garage sales and second hand markets frequently throughout my childhood and teens and it’s a passion that has continued on to the current day. That ‘frugal’ mentality means most items I own, whether purchased new or second hand, have been bargains. I often scour the Facebook buy/swap/sell pages and marketplace as well as Gumtree to find new items to add to my collection.
Katy – I’m by no means a thrifty shopper like my op-shop-loving best friend Peta, but I have had a few great bargain purchases, like a $55 chambray dress from local Noosa boutique Wardrobe which I wear all Summer long.
Brooke – I’m not sure about the biggest bargain but my most recent was a sunshine yellow Alex Perry dress with cut out back detail, which will be perfect for the races in Spring/Summer on sale at Myer for 70% off.
Witchery tee, Princess Polly skirt, Seed necklace, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Nude heels.
Little Party Dress ‘Stacey’ dress, Frankie 4 Footwear Nikki heels in Latte.
Peta Dress – Bardot from Kawana Shopping World ($40 on sale!), handmade headpiece, Urban Soul heels from Myer, Miss Monogram clutch
Katy Photo French Connection new season stripe ruffle sleeve dress, Klouds Silver Lining Kathryn sandals, and Miss Monogram pouch in turquoise
Where can you find these blogging babes ?
Katy Potay – http://katypotatyblog.blogspot.com.au/?m=1
Brooke Falvey – https://blondeambition.com.au/
Peta Bourke – http://traineemama.blogspot.com.au/?m=1http://traineemama.blogspot.com.au/?m=1
Stacey McGregor – https://www.instagram.com/stace_mcgregs/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/stace_mcgregs/?hl=en