Josie Wiley’s 10 Party Picks for the Silly Season

BY SOPHIE CHUNG

It’s the butterfly moment you’ve all been waiting for.

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22 NOV - 2021

Elevate your summer wardrobe, the Wiley way.

After months of being locked away in sweatpants and homewear, getting dressed for society almost feels like a foreign concept. And because we haven’t styled ourselves in so long, that too feels somewhat overwhelming, especially with the abundance of social gatherings to come.

‘If only there was a crash course on how to look on point and fabulous....’ If those were your thoughts, your wish has been granted. To take the guesswork out of your wardrobe woes, Josie Wiley, Fashion Buyer of Superette, gives us the 101 on the key items you need for the summer and how to style it.

Josie has over a decade of experience as a fashion buyer and is always at the forefront of trends. Her style is timeless with an air of effortless sophistication that embodies a je ne sais quois. Have you seen her Instagram? And so, it is truly an honour for Josie to spill the beans and share her secret sauce on how to look fresh to death for the long awaited party season!

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Josie Wiley

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An Oversized Shirt

"You can wear this dressed up with a french tuck into a tailored pant, or dressed down worn open over sweat shorts and a tank. A super versatile piece of clothing. Start with neutral colouring so you can pair your shirt back with all items, and colours in your wardrobe."

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Blanca Harry Shirt, $329

Denim

"Choosing a style that works for you and that you feel great in, can take some perseverance. Try on styles you wouldn’t normally go for as this teaches you how to dress for your body shape. You might be surprised what you end up finding as your perfect fit. A great pair of jeans can take you everywhere from work to those spontaneous evening drinks."

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Frame Denim Le Baggy Palazzo, $519

Structured Outerwear

"A blazer and longer-line coat are my go-to’s for throwing on and instantly elevating any look. Think of these styles as your new version of a jumper. They are just as effective for wearing over tees and tanks coming into the warmer weather, not to mention a forever classic that won’t date. There’s also something about a shoulder pad that instantly gives you that Superwoman feeling - that you can take on anything."

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Camilla and Marc Baldwin Blazer, $779

Statement Eyewear

"One way to instantly elevate any look this party season is to add a pair of bold sunnies! Sunglasses are an absolute must-have for summer - they’re not only super practical but can add personality and character to any outfit. We’re loving all kinds of shapes this season - from aviator, to square, to cat-eye. There are so many exciting shapes that are trending."

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Isabel Marant Eyewear IM 0001/S, $439

Sorbet Tones

"A pretty and playful look this season. Colours so sweet you’ll want to eat them right up – think peachy tones and soft lilacs. Mix your sweet pieces with ripped, loose denim for a clever juxtaposition, or go all out in matchy matchy for a statement outfit!"

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C + M Clifford Men's Shirt, $359

A BodyCon Party Dress

"A form-fitting silhouette ranging from ribbed, stretch comfort to cut-out placements for a party-worthy look. This slinky number is one we are welcoming after our wintery months of layering. Key details also include drawstrings to adjust the fit, textural finishes and of course cut-outs to give your body con dress an element of surprise for any occasion."

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Manning Cartell Flame Tree L/S Dress, $799

The Souvenir Top

"Look to vintage-inspired-styles this season, with nostalgic album covers and lifestyle club graphics for a fresh spin on loungewear. Think comfort-first sweats and tees in oversized silhouettes, matching bottoms paired with your footwear of choice. We love a logo, so get ready to stock up this season with all your new favourites!"

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Lili Tee Bing Tour, $165

A Pop of Colour

"Lift your mood and your look with a striking pop of colour! We’re seeing a number of pop colours coming through on trend for the spring/summer season. This can also be achieved with an eye-catching accessory or bold statement piece."

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Stand Accessories Brynn Chain Bag, $639

A Full-Volume Dress

"With cravings for Summer and travel, it comes to no surprise our favourite designers are giving us lust-worthy, voluminous resort dresses to get excited about. The babydoll shift dress gives us fun and freedom that will make us dream of Summers to come, while the tiered maxi gives us a style fit for beach-to-drinks to last all season long."

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Shona Joy Maya Backless Halter Midi Dress, $389

Party on the Top

"Give us ruffles and an element of Wow factor, any day! We are ready to stand out this season in fun, flirty statement blouses that you can wear during the day and into the evening. These super special pieces are made to be cherished, worn and celebrated - now to choose where to wear them too!"

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Gestuz AniaGZ Blouse, $379

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