As we move through the seasons, the fabrics in our wardrobes change.

The silhouettes change, the patterns, the colours. The Winter to Spring transition is the most contrasting in my opinion, so it’s very important to take note of the various aspects that you should be switching up when it comes to your day to day wear!

Thanks to the beautiful COUNTRY ROAD CAPSULE collection that has recently launched, we’re going to focus on linen and tropical prints because hellooooo.. what better way to shake things up for SS’17!?


All though the dreaded creasing drives me crazy (if you’re going to purchase linen as daywear, do yourself a favour ladies and make hanging room in your wardrobe!), I continue to purchase linen pieces for the warmer months because there is no other fabric that makes me feel more comfortable, cool and luxurious in the summertime.

Come January, you’ll be thanking yourself for purchasing that beautiful 50’s style linen summer dress, or in this occasion, the gorgeous Ruffle Back T-Shirt because of the breathable benefits that this particular type of fabric brings to your outfit. I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes in the peak of the summer, it can be hard to find the perfect, modest, dressy piece for special occasions that isn’t going to make you feel sticky and overheated in that muggy Auckland humidity (almost impossible.. amiright?)

That’s the moment when you want this Tee in your life, the ruffles add so much detail and the silhouette shows off the well put-together lady that you are! Because this fabric is so beautifully breathable, you’re going to remain cool as a cucumber even on those dazzling balmy nights!

Ruffle Back T-Shirt $199


I’ve actually never been one to go for a tropical print, until now! The colours and design of the Sheer Print Culotte make this summer 2017 trend so wearable all though I must admit, I have never been one to shy away from a FUN pant! Made with European Silk Cotton, these culottes are the perfect pair to go with your linen tee and create such a lush and relaxed fun vibe to the outfit.

I love the fact that this print is so easy to pair any shoe with, from peach mules (pictured) to white Arizona Birkenstocks, these pants can take you from a lazy afternoon right up until the stars are starting to look blurry. Relax at the beach or dance the night away, either way this print just WORKS for summer and I’m obsessed!

Sheer Print Culotte $259

If culottes aren’t your style but you are ALL OVER the tropical print, you can shop the entire Country Road Capsule Collection here and pick another piece that suits you best. That’s the beauty of this collection, there is a shape for absolutely everybody! My other favourites are the Burnt Out Off The Shoulder Top, Sheer Print Ruffle Dress and White Pleat Short.

What are your favourites?


Ash xx


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