I believe in embracing your feminine side, and who better to show it than model and Myer Ambassador Jodi Anasta. The first step to achieving the New Romantics trend is white lace – it never goes out of fashion.
Jodi wears YB J’AIME BY YEOJIN BAE Dress
Although I am likely to be mixing monochrome pieces with leather jackets for my daily wardrobe, this trend always manages to bring out my softer side. New Romantics is all about femininity and brings soft colours, modest styling and long hemlines into the modern day with just the right amount of attitude to pique the interest of even the most hardened tomboy.
Now I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words ‘ New Romantic’ lace is definitely something that comes to mind. A modern silhouette and key seasonal accessories will step this traditional textile into the contemporary and ensure that this timeless look works it’s way into our wardrobes as the new summer essential.
While you might think that this trend is all about embracing the demure, some clever styling tricks can add an edge to the look and keep your outfit fashion forward. Match a longer length with seasonal flats to dress down, show a little bit of skin with a deep neckline or an off the shoulder detail to keep things current, and don’t be scared to embrace darker colours to give soft fabrics a touch of drama. Perhaps it’s the fact that spring is upon us, or maybe the beautiful fragility of pieces that have been floating down the international runways, but the emergence of the New Romantics trend this season is almost enough to get this girl to put her skinny jeans away and embrace the softer side this spring.
TOP LEFT: Jodi wears STEVIE MAY Mini dress & SEED Flare jean available in selected stores
TOP RIGHT: SEED Dress available in selected stores | ELA STONE Spike drop earrings & Double spike cuff both available early August | INNOVARE MADE IN ITALY Leather tote | SEED Fringe tassel slide available in selected stores
BOTTOM: Jodi wears FRENCH CONNECTION Lace dress available in selected stores
TOP LEFT: Jodi wears ALL ABOUT EVE Cropped knit, PIPER Lace skirt & ROBERT CLERGERIE Jira pump
TOP RIGHT: Jodi wears ASILIO Dress all available at selected stores
BOTTOM LEFT: COOPER ST Romance Dress | SEED Donna block heel & Eyelet belt available at selected stores
BOTTOM RIGHT: Jodi wears PIPER Soft pinstripe shirt and midi length skirt, ROBERT CLERGERIE Caliente Sandal
Shop Amanda’s New Romantics edit online here.