Khaki denim, floral printed Parisian neck ties, airy culottes, pastel colour palettes and polka dots.

Are you interested yet? You should be.

LEO+BE is the new kid on the block in terms of New Zealand designer-wear aimed at the ever so fun, flirty, free and adventurous millennial age bracket. Brought to life by the creative sister duo behind well-loved brand Ketz-Ke (one of my faves!), LEO+BE was created to fill a gap in the ever changing millennial fashion market that showcases easy to wear, comfortable yet super on trend pieces for the down to earth, twenty something Kiwi girl. I’m SO into it.

To celebrate the launch, I was luckily enough to be invited along to the LEO+BE event to not only stuff my face with glittery donuts (see below, they were divine!) and check out the gorgeous collection in person and of course, create a mental shopping wish list!

LEO+BE babe of a model Cassidy Morris 

The Spring 2017 collection illustrates a sense of floaty day dreams mixed with inspiration plucked straight out of the Palm Springs desert with crisp fabrics that display ruffles and ruching outlining playful day dresses and culottes. Every single piece is BEAUTIFUL, however my favourite pieces include a khaki denim jacket and skirt set with subtle distressed trimming that is ten hundred percent going to be my Spring go-to outfit this year, complete the look with one of the floral neck ties and I have officially fallen head over heels in love with the LEO+BE outfit!

I told you these donuts were insane.. I’m definitely not one too shy away from the food at an event!

Stripes, printed cacti pattens, floral and polka dots, one of the things I love about LEO+BE is that there is literally something for everyone in this collection. The designers have so creatively crafted 30 pieces that are completely interchangeable so that no matter what you purchase from the line, it’s going to match up with everything else!

Seriously though, we don’t always have time to just wake up in the morning and think about what top is going to go with which pant or skirt, so in my opinion it is especially impressive that the designers are doing the hard thinking for us! Winning!

The gorgeous LEO+BE designers Jenny and Brenda 

I think that the combination of easy style, fabric, print and colour elements of the LEO+BE debut Spring ’17 collection creates the ultimate stylish Kiwi girl wardrobe and I’m sure many of you will be just as excited as I am to get your hands on these beautiful pieces.

LEO+BE will be available online at and in a select range of stores nation wide on the 1st of August. Start your wish list by heading over to their Instagram @leoandbe and let’s start getting excited about our Spring wardrobe!

Ash xx