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Izi Simundic Shows Us How to Shop Runway to Cart Like a Zen Master

Izi Simundic

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Each time spring rolls around I’m faced with the same vexation of what to wear, feeling a little frustrated that just as the winter months wither away, I’ve finally filled up my wardrobe with ample woollen knits and thick denim jeans. However, a seasonal shift brings with it the creativity of new apparel and in this digital age it’s never been easier to shop; online shopping in your own space while you lust over the newest additions that have dropped in your cart.

This spring we saw a number of timeless trends revisit the runway, like the humble white shirt. The likes of Monse and Zac Posen transformed this classic piece into an off-theshoulder, more geometric look. This trend is simple to recreate at home; all you need is the ASOS Smart Boyfriend White Shirt ($53), which is already an oversized thick design. Make a roll at the neckline to create an exposed shoulder.

Zac Posen Spring 2016 runway get the look

Asos Smart Boyfriend White Shirt, Zac Posen Spring 2016 Runway/IMAXTree

Mesh reappears every now and then and this season we saw Dion Lee, Marchesa and Alexander Wang strut mesh of a different kind down the runway. Sleek netted attire adorned the models, clinging aside their waists. You can shop this look on ASOS with the Motel Dita Midi Dress in Sheer Stripe Net ($51). This off the shoulder look is elegant, yet smouldering and very on trend.

Runway mesh

Dion Lee Spring 2016, Alexander Wang Spring 2016/IMAXTree, Motel Dita Midi Dress in Sheer Stripe Net

The bold colour this season is orange in whichever shade you desire, with this go-to hue seen in the collections of Dion Lee, Veronica Beard and Altuzarra.

Dion Lee and Altuzarra Spring 2016 orange looks

Dion Lee Spring 2016, Altuzarra Spring 2016/ IMAXTree

If you’re like me and prefer an understated palate, then introduce this pop of colour on your clutch. The Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Clutch in Argyle Print ($114) can be found on ASOS. Boisterous checks of colour adorn the recycled-cotton bag, the perfect addition to any neutral outfit. You can feel good about this purchase too, as it is a part of the ITC’s Ethical Fashion Project in Kenya.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Clutch in Argyle Print

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Clutch in Argyle Print

 

I know that when it comes to online shopping, we are met with the age-old question: but what if it doesn’t fit? Thankfully MasterCard have teamed up with ASOS to offer their shoppers one year’s free Premier Delivery, unlimited express shipping and free returns — all made available when you spend over $200 AUD on your MasterCard.

So don’t stress, because you can buy, try and return. But you must be quick, as this offer is only made available until December 5 and only if you’re one of the first 5,000 customers.

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