The beauty about style, is we all have one. Developing your own style is part of a personal journey and one that continues to grow and evolve. This journey generally encompasses multiple factors including environment, friends, work and overall lifestyle however your body proportions will be a factor in what inevitably resonates with you.
Whatever your style, there is no absolute right or wrong. Embrace what makes you feel confident and continue to evolve your own style with your own life choices. Style is you doing you.
Today we caught up with Summer to speak about her own style journey. At 157cm, she may be a pocket rocket in stature however her style and personality is one of a giant!
Tell us a little about yourself - this may include your family, your back story or anything that you are passionate about…
I was born in 1977 when disco was at it’s’ peak and the King (Elvis Presley) left the building for the very last time. Both of these universal truths imprinted on my very fresh baby fashion brain.I still love disco and the King, both the music and the fashion. Let's just say that before L&F lots of my clothes were very shiny and highly flammable! When I left school I got accepted into the University of Sydney to study Archaeology but quickly released I really just liked the outfit that went with the job, the Safari suit, so left and got a job in a florist so I could play with pretty looking and smelling things all day.
What would you call/name your fashion style and why
I would call my fashion style everyday fancy dress. I love getting dressed and having a little theme going on, even if I am the only one who knows what it is. I have no doubt this comes from my passion for musicals, especially the costumes, that always speak volumes.
Who inspires you in fashion, celebrities, individuals, influentials
My Mum and Dad have both influenced my fashion sense. My Mum wore a red wedding dress and had one single yellow rose as her bouquet. Growing up she was always a vision of colour and individuality. My Dad wore sarongs around the house and elaborate scarves when he left the house. Flamboyance is in my DNA. I am inspired by eras and cultures more than individuals. Mostly the 50s and 60’s and the vibrant colours in Africa, South American and Central American dress.
Your outlook on developing your style
I can’t wait to see what I will be wearing and how I will be wearing it, even a year from now. However, I do know that one of the best accessories will be my new to me, gorgeous grey.
I am letting it develop. Whenever someone asks me about style, which in my role at L&F is everyday, I can’t help but think of the 89 year old fashion icon Iris Apfel, who once said. “You can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There's no how-to road map to style. It's about self-expression and, above all, attitude.”
Petite highs and lows
I'm not short, everyone else is just tall. Like my Dad says, “Things Stop growing when they are perfect.” When it comes to height festivals and cupboards are my only bugbears. I have never seen my height as a challenge or curse when it comes to fashion. I've never met an L&F frock I could not rock. If a dress or pants are too long I just take them up and BAM I got my self a matching head scarf. And that’s fashion baby!
The Daryl's are so easy and versatile as a top as a feature top OR a top underneath a one tone jacket - lovely neckline & oh so flattering. A great price on sale!
Love the Emily tops, these colours are beautiful on this top, I have the dress as well. Fits perfectly and feels lovely to wear.
Garcia in Black is my second from L & F! My first was the navy jacket, and I simply had to have the black to go with my black based outfits! The comfort of these jackets goes far beyond any other labels I've had in the past, and yet there is no compromise on style. A fashionable cut which will stand the test of time. I also love the ease with which I can wash and wear ... no need for dry cleaning drama!
I have been wanting these for a while and just purchased them in size 12. Omg they are ever so flattering for a pear shaped bootie woman. Absolutely shape up the curves Comfy as anything. Definitely my new favourite L& F pants. They look amazing with black jacket and black boots.
EOFY bargain! Lovely work pants, and the slit and slight flare is flattering.
I was lucky enough to get this beautiful jumpsuit in the EOFY sale.. it is gorgeous and I am sure it can be styled for any season, and easily dressed up or down :-)
Have the Brianna in a different print and love its length/and swishiness. have been eyeing up the red for a while
Beautiful deep forest green and an amazing swish to the dress that is fitted, yet a bit floaty !!
Having had Brooklyns during the warmer months I decided to try the Diaz but went of a couple of size options as my Brooklyn 10's are not quite a snug as I would like
The 8's in Diaz are perfect.
I dont understand why this top hasnt flown out the door. It is such a pretty print and looks great with a navy skirt like the Rachel. Nice tailored look as well. Can be worn anywhere
I’ve had so many compliments about this dress! It’s so flattering. I’m a big busted size 18 found the 18 to be a comfortable fit. I always find Leina & Fleur dresses to be so inclusive. Thank you!!
This is one very flattering cut and style. Print is very pretty as well. Love the ruffle at the hem - great swish appeal
Elegant top in luxe fabric , gorgeous print, beautiful fit and style
Stylish skirt in striking print, very elegant and comfortable.
I think people need to realise how pretty this pattern is. It surprises me it has not sold out in the Sale. It is quite delicate and the red gives my face a lift every time I wear it. A pattern that definitely amplifies! 😊