THE EDIT July 19, 2012
Ladylike silhouette ... Maurie & Eve's peplum top.
For instant curves, try a peplum top, writes Tara Murphy.
Cashmere will never go out of style. It's luxurious and practical and it seems Equipment, the purveyor of perfect silk shirts, feels the same way. The fashion house founded by former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld's husband, Christian Restoin, has released a new line of cashmere sweaters and the timing couldn't be better. With the cooler months well and truly upon us, update your winter woolly essentials with the whisper-soft jumpers. Equipment has released them in an array of colours to suit anyone. Take your pick; we know you won't be disappointed. RRP $305. Phone (07) 5591 7233.
Acne's Pistol boots have been around for a couple of years but, like any item worth saving for, they've held their own across the seasons. The market has been flooded with knock-offs, but none holds a candle to the uncomplicated design that makes the originals a favourite with fashion bloggers and editors alike. Designed in Stockholm and made in Italy, you can wear them with almost everything you own and they only get better with age. RRP $580. See acnestudio.com.
Ladylike silhouettes have found their way back onto the catwalk as a more structured alternative to the androgynous shapes of past seasons. The peplum, an 1800s wonder that was also popular in the 1940s and '80s, was sent down the runway by Celine and Givenchy for their spring-summer collections and, as we expected, has now well and truly filtered down to more affordable labels. Australia's Maurie & Eve has released a range heavy with hip flares and its white leather Diamond Life peplum top will give you instant curves. RRP $330. For details go to maurieandeve.com.