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You Rad Thing

Adelaide fashion and culture blog written by Elli Agars

Keep it simple

Elli Agars

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Cotton on t-shirt | Sportgirl skirt | Wittner shoes | Oroton handbag | Tiphany & Co necklaces | Sunglasses from Gilles Street market 

Warm days will always be the ultimate for simple dressing, and nothing will quite ever be able to compete with the pa de deux that is black and grey together. At once, both complimentary and contrasting, this is a colour scheme that will see you through every season, should you ever want to restrict your wardrobe to only two colours. A say colours, but of course I have forgiven grey of any of its 'non colour' restrictions and black is such a staple that I won't have any arguments on whether it is a colour or not.

I feel as though I am quite literally obsessing over braids at the moment. Free flowing summer locks isn't as acceptable as the temperature drops, yet neither have I resigned to boring winter hairstyles (that's a thing right?). So, sorry friends, for any braided eyeball assaults.

Stay rad x x 

 

Monochrome Simplicity

Elli Agars

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Finders Keepers Sin City dress | H&M fedora | Riddlee Boot care of Windsor Smith

When at a loss for what to wear on what might possibly be the last day the sun can muster a feeling of warmth before the inevitable abyss of winter and full body covering up, I turn to black and white. Not a new concept by a mile, but I think I will always feel more comfortable in the basic neutrals than I ever will wearing prints and colours. Sure, the completely blasé way in which bold colours will claim the attention of passer-byes is intoxicating, and is an expert lesson on clothing manifesting itself as confidence. Yet, I fully commend a dress in one of the most basic colours in it's artful way of finding attention while eliciting a more demure self assurance through artful origami folds and pinafore like cutouts.

Attention as an after thought, as a backwards glance.

These boots are also some of the most comfortable of their height and structure to pass by my extensive shoe collection in a long time. Windsor Smith is an institution for most: always on trend and always coveted by a vast range of ages - both guys and girls. While in their new Rundle Mall store I was surprised to see an energetic 60+ man as excited to see the new store as the two teen girls gravitating towards the Lily and Chunks were. The foam like base is super light weight and belies their 9cm height, making them surprisingly easy for day time outings - not that W will like this idea, making me approximately 12cm taller than him, poor kid. But to that I say a big whole hearted #YOLO.

Stay Rad x

 

A Small Slice of Comfort

Elli Agars

Cotton on t-shirt | Living Doll boyfriend jeans | cherri bellini bag, shoes and belt

Some snaps taken for cherri bellini by the beautiful Nat Rogers in some of my favourite shoes ever. I mean nothing beats a perfect black ankle boot with a comfy pair of jeans. I would be hard pressed to find a more comfortable outfit for day to day wear than this one, and it is one of my most frequent. Swap a shirt, change the shoes - but always in essence the slouchy but comfortable feeling without straying too close to the 'daggy' side of the sartorial tracks. Can't argue logic like that!

Stay rad