Unfortunately this season when I am at the shops for my blog I do not see a lot of colour. There tends to be a lot of grey, black or very autumnal muted tones! Luckily, two Kiwi designers offer up some beautiful, affordable, colourful pieces for us to choose from.
Augustine - is designed by Kelly Coe, who started her label at the age of 26. There are two brands within the company; Augustine was established in 2008 to fill the gap in the market for special-occasion-wear for women who wanted stylish, unique and original clothing with a pretty difference. These women didn't want to shop at a chain-store, yet didn't want to pay the hefty price tag of high-end designer wear.
Augustine is full of colour, playfulness, embellishments, sparkle and fun. Augustine means dresses for weddings, races and big nights out, as well as luxe day-wear tops, skirts and tunics that make women look colourful and vibrant during the day.
Then in 2013, Kelly launched casual sister label 'Charlo'. Charlo is a day-wear label with an edge. It's practical, comfortable and effortless, whilst still pretty and feminine. It is pieces that mums can wear for the school drop off, and yet still look dressy enough to meet friends for lunch.
Augustine & Charlo left to right; Augustine Copper Blaze Swetshirt Hot Pink $159.00, Augustine Ricky Swing Top $169.00 (in store 20 May), Charlo Every Love Cardi Fluro Stripe $169.00.
After four highly successful seasons Jenny created a trans-seasonal basics range (Ketz-Ke ESSENTIALS) and later expanded the labels offering with a small selection of sophisticated garments, known as Ketz-ke BLACK on top of their ever popular accessories range of bags and belts. Ketz-Ke is available in over 95 retail outlets in NZ and internationally.
Ketz-Ke left to right; Ketz-Ke Cape jumper $169.00, Ketz-Ke Promenade Top $145.00, Ketz-Ke Dot Dot Dot Top $145.00.
Here's how I'd style a couple of their pieces...
For a fun night out with the girls team a sequin sparkly Augustine Copper Blaze Sweatshirt with; Witchery Zip Coated Jean $159.90, Country Road Half Orb Earring $41.18, Merchant Kruger Ankle Boot $224.93, Country Road Half Orb Earring $41.18. Witchery & Country Road currently have 25% off.