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Runway to Everyday by Edwina McCann

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One of the best parts of my job is seeing the new season looks on the runway. The locations, the models, the outfits: It’s just such a treat. But one thing I’m often asked as an Editor is: How can the dresses that feature on the catwalk work in your everyday wardrobe?

Planning the perfect wardrobe requires carefully considering your lifestyle and building your arsenal with pieces that work perfectly for the occasions you need to cover. Here, I show you how to do just this using pieces from the David Jones autumn/winter 2013 launch.

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A Night Out
This Camilla and Marc Reign dress is perfect for a night out on the town with friends, especially when worn with a Bally ankle boot. The beading detail and folded front is perfectly playful—try adding an oversized Samantha Wills ring in Coral for a pop of colour. 

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Mid-week Drinks
A dress that works for both day and night is a must for a well-rounded wardrobe. This structured Ellery dress will be great on winter days with opaque tights and pretty scalloped ballet flats by Chloe. For evening, lose the tights and don a pair of statement heels (these studded Valentino boots would be great) for a couple of post-work drinks.

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Office Life
This Kirrily Johnson ensemble is an easy outfit for the office, and can be dressed up with gold accessories and fabulous shoes. A Ted Baker rocking horse necklace is simple yet quirky. And you can’t go past Hugo Boss pumps to complete the look. 

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Business Woman
We saw another great option for the office in Bec and Bridge’s contemporary suiting. Wear both pieces with a sharp white shirt for the working week, or go casual on Fridays with a Jac+Jack tee and a House of Harlow pendant.

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Casual Chic
We know the Camilla kaftan is perfect for a resort holiday but why not layer a short version over Thurley’s leather leggings for the colder months. The clash of prints and colour will brighten a dreary day. Pair with Bally loafers and a sturdy leather tote like this one by Rachel Ruddick for a day shopping with friends.

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Lunch with the girls
This sweet Romance was Born outfit calls for lunch with the girls. Wear with fresh, dewy makeup, a sleek pony and an assortment of coloured accessories, like this pastel Ted Baker acrylic cuff or an aqua enamel bangle from Kate Spade or a tangerine Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag

Edwina McCann, Editor-In-Chief Vogue Australia.  

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