Dating Outfit Tips: How to Slay an Outfit for your First Date!
You’ve done it! Landed a date with that special, gorgeous person. The excitement is mounting, you’ve booked that all-important hair appointment and have practised what you’re going to say in front of the mirror. But wait a minute, the most important thing is missing – that killer outfit to create a stunning impression on your first date.
No matter how many times you look through your wardrobe, you just can’t find the perfect outfit to give you the X-factor. This calls for something new to help you slay that first date.
The key is to feel comfortable in your outfit – this means you’ll exude confidence no matter how nervous you are on the big day! So think carefully about creating an outfit that matches your personality and the type of date you’re going on.
To make it super easy, eb&ive have pulled together four key first date outfit ideas to nail that flirty but confident first-date look!
An outdoorsy day date
Our Oprah maxi dress is the perfect choice for a casual first date outfit that will take place outdoors. Seen here in Moss, it’s also available in Marle and Onyx options.
Its soft cotton blend allows ease of movement and the confidence that comes from feeling comfortable. Whether you’re planning a day strolling round a coastal town or a picnic at a beautiful spot, this dress ticks all the boxes.
For a casual look, team it with our Maya sneakers or Anne mules for comfort from tip to toe.
This simple piece is ripe for accessorising, so add a pop of colour with our stunning Farida earrings in Plum, or channel your inner beast with our Maya loop earrings in Leopard. And a scarf in a contrasting colour, like the Vera snood in Terracotta, lets you layer your look and will keep you wrapped up against the elements too.
A day date in the city
For a city sightseeing date, you can’t go wrong with a denim-based look. Our Junko denim jeans are a bold take on an old favourite, providing plenty of stretch to flatter those curves and impress your date!
Mix up your look by pairing your denim with a smart blouse, like the understated Mahala blouse in White.
A pair of our classic Martha boots in Black will finish your outfit off, and if you’re exploring the city with your new special someone, you’ll appreciate their comfortable and practical fit.
Cocktails by night
If things are hotting up already and you’re meeting your date in a bar with the promise of some dancing later, you’ll find it’s the perfect excuse to go all-out in the glamour stakes.
The Florence mini skirt in Terracotta is an eye-catching piece that is sure to be a hit on a first date.
With a striking skirt you only need a simple top to complete your look. Keep it classy with this crisp Jacinda shirt in White. In fresh 100% linen and with v-neck and longer back, you will look cool and sophisticated.
A stylish bag is a must to finish off your look. With its round tortoise shell handle, our Coco pouch in Terracotta will keep your essentials safe while making a statement all on its own.
A dinner date for two
Go all-out romantic for our final look. It’s going to be everything you dreamed of: a romantic dinner à deux as night falls.
Slip on our Mahala shirt dress in Khaki, cinch in your waist with our Valentina belt in Tan and you’re good to go!
If you love accessories, grab a statement piece like our Rita necklace in Natural or a pair of our Ita earrings in Ivory to complete your winning first date look.
Reach out to us…
Want more tips on that best first date outfit? Contact our friendly team at eb&ive, the iconic Australia-based brand founded on the spirit of adventure and creativity, for help and advice on any of our pieces.
Struggling With What To Wear For Work? We Are Here To Help
Deciding what to wear to work every day can be a full-time job. If only there was a smart and stylish collection of pieces that could be just thrown together to create stunning outfits for work!
Wait a minute…there is! Put all your workwear worries behind you with eb&ive’s range of practical, yet on-trend, pieces for the busy professional. Follow our workwear tips and build up your collection of separates and more for a truly head-turning professional wardrobe.
From The Outside In
First impressions last, so make sure your outerwear helps you make an unforgettable entrance. Try out our Manyara jacket in Clay for a lightweight yet super smart piece for work. The linen blend keeps you cool on warmer days while still delivering an on-trend look. Special touches such as the flute sleeves and front buttons will make you stand out from the crowd.
Dress For Success
Dresses for work are an easy win, and the shirt dress is the perfect way to look stylish in the office. Accentuate your waist with a chunky belt and add some earrings for a fashionable touch. For a versatile piece, take a look at our Zuma shirt dress, seen here in Saffron and also available in Palm and Black. In cool and comfortable viscose and with an optional tie waist, this dress is supremely stylish too.
A Plain White Tee
Nothing beats the simplicity of a plain white tee that goes with just about anything. Our Katavi top is the perfect neutral item, which you can tuck into tailored pants or team with a flowing skirt for a summertime look. Add a stunning necklace to complete the look.
Put Your Best Foot First
Don’t neglect your footwear when putting together your stylish work outfit ideas. Add a pair of wedges to your office outfit for a smart but summery look. Slides look great too for a toned-down vibe, and will take you right through to those after-work summertime drinks to help you unwind after a long day.
Loving The Linen
We can’t think of a better fabric to keep you cool when temperatures rise…it’s everyone’s favourite – linen. Team a simple Savannah tank with our wide legged Manyara culotte for an elegant look. Throw on a blouse for layering, and finish off with a stylish Sable pouch in Black, our classic Kalahari wedges in Sahara and Sabi earrings in White.
The Ears Have It…
Stunning accessories will transform your outfit into a talking point. Take earrings, for example. A pair of drop earrings worn with a simple outfit will provide a focal point and a touch of colour or interest to a professional look. Take your pick from our range of diverse styles – from simple studs through to colourful tribal designs.
A Scarf For Every Occasion
A scarf is a go-to accessory for the professional woman, whatever the season. For winter days, wrap up in a fringed neutral scarf to keep out the chill. As the seasons change, use a lightweight scarf to add interest and a playful pop of colour to your outfit. The Sabi scarf in Blush looks fantastic with black or white outfits, and reflects a flattering, soft glow to your face. Or express your wild side with the Savannah scarf in Leopard. You can wear this as a scarf over any work jacket…and it’s so versatile that it will double up as a sarong on holiday!
Reach Out To eb&ive
We love to hear from our customers, so whatever your query or suggestion please reach out and contact us to know more about our range of workwear, as well as our casual pieces.
6 Airport Outfit Ideas for 2020
Are you planning your 2020 getaway? If so, as part of your essential holiday wardrobe, you’ll be looking for airport outfit ideas to start your vacation in style!
When you’re travelling, comfort is key, and it goes without saying that looking chic is another essential. How to combine the two? Check out the ideas in our airport outfit advice, and start planning your holiday look right now!
The Essential Jacket
For easy layering as you glide through the airport, choose the Savannah jacket in leopard. This versatile jacket will keep you looking smart and stylish, with the animal print adding a touch of sass. Easy to slip on and off and light enough to stash away in your hand luggage, you’ll find that this piece is an invaluable way to keep you looking holiday-ready, all the way from departures to touch-down and beyond. It also works beautifully with our range of basics and slips.
The Cross-body Bag
To keep your passport, phone and travel documents within easy reach, choose a cross-body bag that’s the height of airport fashion. This practical option will allow you to keep your hands free as you sail through the airport. Our Sable bag, shown here in Sand, ticks all the boxes. Made from 100% cotton, its inner compartments will keep all your essentials safe and close to hand, while its puller straps allow you to adjust the length. You’ll also find it an invaluable companion on holiday as you enjoy days exploring and evenings relaxing.
The Bold Hair Accessory
The Savannah headscarf in Saffron is a practical yet elegant way to keep your hair under control as you travel. Make a statement at the airport with this bold hair accessory, and enjoy the easy feeling of keeping your hair out of the way on your travels. Its soft fabric will ensure that you feel cool and comfortable as you travel too. Available in a range of colourways, including Snake and Sage.
The Statement Earrings
To add the “wow factor” to a comfy airport outfit, go for some statement earrings. Our Tribal earrings in turquoise will be sure to get you in the holiday mood, as well as getting you noticed at the airport! The neutral tones in these versatile beauties mean they will harmonise with almost any airport outfit, while the bright turquoise adds a pop of colour. Easy to slip on and off, you can remove them once you’re on the plane for a comfortable journey.
The Slouchy Scarf
The slouchy scarf has got to be your most versatile travel item, especially for a winter vacation. Wear it thrown over the shoulders to add a burst of colour to any outfit, tie it casually around the neck or even use it for extra warmth and comfort when you’re on the plane. It works seamlessly with any kind of outerwear, but is especially useful for an additional layer when you’re flying through the night. Check out our complete range of women’s scarves for your must-have travel accessory.
The Lightweight Jumper
A light and easy-to-wear jumper is a necessity for the airport. Our relaxed fit women’s jumpers will see you through from the minute you step into the airport to arrival. Perfect to team with jeans or jeggings, or to throw over any of our women’s t-shirts.
eb&ive stocks a full range of stylish, on-trend items that can be easily mixed and matched to create stunning looks. Contact us to know more about our exciting products.
8 Fashion Items You Need For Your Holiday Wardrobe
8 Fashion Items Your Holiday Wardrobe Should Be Stocked With
There are many holidays to dress up for throughout the year, but having to buy new clothes and accessories for every occasion can become time-consuming and stressful. So it’s important to make sure that you always have a holiday wardrobe on which to rely, that’s stocked full of beautiful fashion items. You are sure to come across a wide variety of fun stuff that catches your eye during your upcoming shopping trips. But take the time to check out our favourite fashion item picks that no holiday wardrobe should be without:
Kaftans are warm and comfortable like traditional tunics, but their updated style will help ensure that you’re always in fashion no matter what holiday you happen to be celebrating. They are certainly a step up over basic tops for women.
Kaftans come in a variety of colours and styles. But for the holiday season, you should stick with solid coloured kaftans like black and white so you can embellish them with your favourite holiday scarves and belts. Go ahead and cover your holiday outfit up with a luxurious kaftan, ready to reveal it when the day’s festivities begin. Or turn your kaftan into a holiday outfit of its own by adorning it with bows and holiday pins.
A Strapless Dress
Strapless dresses for women are the star of the show when it comes to dressing up for the holidays. A simple strapless dress will allow your jewellery and other accessories to really shine through when you’re in the mood to share your holiday spirit.
Choose a strapless dress with an overlay design for a fun and frilly look that will help you celebrate your favourite holidays in style. Pair your strapless dress with a green or red jacket during Christmas time. Or throw a pair of full-length gloves on to accentuate your valentine’s day look before meeting up with a loved one.
A Cool Hair Claw
Celebrating the holidays can get pretty sweaty whether you’re in the kitchen cooking a feast or on the dance floor with friends and family members. That’s why every woman should add at least one cool hair claw to their holiday wardrobe.
A neutral coloured hair claw can help you create a beautiful up-do that’s sure to impress at formal holiday gatherings. Use your hair claw to help create a unique costume for an upcoming party. Or just keep the claw in your purse so you can quickly put your hair up when you’re feeling warm.
A Neat Hat
Hats for women are all the rage, so why not pick one up to wear during the holiday season? You can wear your new hat right over a hair claw or clip to stay warm and to keep your hairdo fresh for holiday photos. A hat can be adorned with pins and glitter to spice things up, or worn with a scarf when you want to keep a low profile. Hats off to your next holiday celebration!
A Sleek Headband
If you enjoy wearing your hair down but want to keep it out of your face, you’ll appreciate having a headband around during the holidays. A simple headband can help bring your holiday outfits to life and complement the jewellery you’re wearing. It will keep wisps of hair off of your forehead so you won’t get distracted while celebrating your favourite holidays. And if you do want to wear your hair up in a bun or ponytail, you can throw a headband on to create a sleek look and minimise the risks of frizz developing during celebrations.
An Earthy Bracelet
Adorning a bracelet is a great way to dress up and make a little noise during the holiday season. Adding a bracelet to your holiday outfit will give it a little sparkle without overwhelming the rest of your accessories like earrings and necklaces might.
The bracelets you find here on eb&ive are sure to complement all of your brightly coloured holiday outfits, yet they’ll pair very well with your neutral outfits and formal wear. The natural beauty of our bracelets will enhance your manicure and complement your skin tone no matter what you happen to be wearing.
A Basic Tank Top
All basic tops for women can help accentuate your holiday outfits. But a tank top will allow you to layer your clothing without letting on what’s underneath your top layer. If you want to wear something under a dress to help keep sweat under control, you can throw a tank top on and nobody would be the wiser. You can also just wear your tank top as-is and enjoy the brisk air during a summer barbecue celebration.
You will find a wide variety of awesome fashion items here on eb&ive that are sure to pair perfectly with the things you already have in your holiday wardrobe. Take some time to contact us and let us know what your favourite holiday fashion items are. We’d love to hear from you!
Essential Summer Shoes Every Woman Should Wear
6 Types of Summer Sandals Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet
Summer seems to come and go so quickly. But luckily, we can stock up on summer shoes all year long to make sure we’re prepared when the season arrives. And keeping the closet stocked with awesome summer shoe trends helps to remind us of the best season of the year, no matter what the weather is like outside.
When it comes to stocking up on summer shoes, it’s easy to get carried away with just one or two styles that you’re in love with. But there are so many great options on the market, it’s best not to limit yourself. Instead, branch out and try some styles that you may not have even thought of buying before. Here are 6 types of summer sandals every woman should have in her closet:
No wardrobe is complete without a pair or two of fabulous flat sandals to rely on. Whenever you’re in a hurry, or you want to be extra comfortable, you can just slip a pair of flats on and head out the door without a second thought. Flat sandals are easy on the feet, and they come in a wide variety of colours and designs that will help you stand out from the crowd. You will feel like you’re wearing nothing more than a pair of cosy slippers, but you’ll look like you’re ready to take on the day with a fresh and vibrant look that is sure to turn heads.
Who can resist a great pair of slides for the summer season? They’re just as comfortable as flat sandals, but their backless design makes it possible to wear them both casually and formally depending on the occasion. When wearing a pair of slides, you won’t have to worry about getting a tan lines around your ankles – which can be a serious concern when you’re spending time under the summer sun. Slides look great with jeans, shorts, skirts, and even bathing suits. So take them to the beach, wear them to a dinner date, or sport them at your favourite nightclub. The options are limitless!
If you’re someone who enjoys a little extra height, wedges are the perfect option for you. They aren’t quite like heels, so you won’t find yourself balancing while you walk. But you can count on the contoured style and the raised sole that wedges have to offer.
You’ll enjoy a comfortable sandal feel and a classy look all wrapped up into one experience every time you put on a pair of wedge sandals. Wedges are available with and without straps, so you can mix and match your look depending on your mood and wardrobe preferences for the day.
Platform sandals have a flat-footed design for comfort, but they’re built on wedges that offer the extra height that heels and platforms do. They are the perfect addition to a summer party outfit or a romantic picnic date.
Choose an option with stone embellishments for a natural yet flirty look. Or go for a plain black design to wear while working. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a colour and design to accommodate all the experiences you have throughout the summer.
Believe it or not, some sandals have been turned into full-fledged heels. They feature all of the traditional characteristics of formal high heels, but they’re designed to look more like casual sandals which makes them a must-have for women of all ages. And they’re all adorable.
So, unless you attend black tie events and high-end socials on a regular basis, you can probably replace all of your old uncomfortable high heels with a few pair of cute and cosy heel sandals.
Lace-up sandals are unique in that they don’t just slip on like most other types of sandals do. You will have to spend a little time lacing and tightening them up while putting them on your feet, but the intricate design that the laces create will be well worth your time. You can lace these types of sandals up in a variety of ways to customise the look and feel of your feet depending on what you are wearing at the time. You can even enhance the laces with ribbons and tiny pins to create your own shoe design if you want to. Or replace the laces altogether to give your sandals new life after wearing them for a summer or two.
No matter what your personal sandal preferences are, you are sure to find at least a couple of options here that pique your interest. Enjoy exploring all the options offered on the eb&ive website and stocking your summer closet up this year! Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our exclusive sandal designs.
Walk with Confidence: Perfect Dresses for Summer
Summer is here, and this means that it’s time to bring your summer dresses out. Summer dresses for women are the perfect confidence booster, and you can easily dress them up or dress them down with a few fun accessories. Whether you want a flowing maxi dress or a shorter shirt dress, you’ll find the hottest styles and gorgeous colours at eb&ive.
Different Types of Summer Dresses
We stock a number of different types of summer dresses for women, and they look wonderful an all body types and sizes. They’ll help you beat the heat and enjoy those hot Australian summer days whether you’re lounging around at home or at the beach.
1. Maxi Dresses
It’s hard to beat the casual elegance of a maxi dress. The soft, flowing designs are stunningly feminine, and you can choose from vibrant colours and patterns to stand out and make a statement. You can also get a sleek and sophisticated look with classic black or a summery blue. They’re lightweight, breathable and the perfect garment to wear all summer long.
2. Mid Length Dresses
If you want something a little shorter but still loose, a mid length dress is a great option. They’re available in several colours and styles that make it quick and easy to mix and match your favourite accessories to create new and fun looks. They’re short enough to have a fun and flirty edge, but they’re long enough to wear to more formal events. Match them with a few fun accessories and a pair of your favourite sandals and you have a summer-ready look.
3. Shirt Dresses
A shirt dress is a flirty and fun way to give yourself a confidence boost each time you slip it on. Once considered a call-back to retros 1950s style, these pieces are seeing a huge resurgence for this summer. The right accessories like a stunning pair of earrings or a bracelet can help you add a glamorous edge to your look, and they are pretty enough to wear day or night.
4. Short Dresses
If you want a slightly more daring look, a short dress is the way to go. They instantly add a fun and playful look to your everyday wear, and you can get loose and flowing or form-fitting designs. They come in a variety of hot colours and fun patterns, and you can make a statement simply by slipping them on. Pair them with a statement clutch and your favourite shoes and you’re ready to take on the day.
5. Strapless Dresses
For a more daring look that gives you a sexy edge, try a strapless dress. You can create a chic and timeless look by going with a classic black dress with a few glamorous accessories, or you can wear a wild animal print and let the dress speak for you. Adding a necklace will help draw the eye around your figure, or you can add a pretty belt to cinch in your waist.
6. Tank Dresses
Maybe you want a dress that has a more flowing style with a tapered look and shorter length. If so, tank dresses are the perfect choice, and they make for excellent summer clothing. They’re breathable, and they allow for excellent airflow to keep you cool. You can choose from solid colours like chic white or classic black, or you can go vibrant with various patterns. Whatever you choose, you’ll be in-style each time you step out in a tank dress.
7. Wrap Dresses
Finally, eb&ive have the iconic wrap dress available. This type of dress creates an elegant and slimming look that’ll make you feel fabulous each time you put it on. It’ll hug all of your curves and give you an iconic look that is both fun and sexy at the same time. You can wear it by itself, or you can add a top to transform your look and take it to the next level.
Create Your Perfect Wardrobe with Summer Dresses for Women!
With so many different dress styles to choose from in both classic and vibrant colours, it’s easy to build a fun and classic wardrobe that is perfect for any event you have coming up this summer. Wear them to the office and strut your stuff, or dress them up with a few accessories and wear them to your formal events. Nothing is too big or too small for our collection.
If you’re looking for new and exciting garments to add to your collection, look no further than our stock of maxi dresses and dresses for women! We’re always adding more, and we invite you to browse our stock. If you have questions, contact us today!
Match Your Clothes With These Fashion Accessories
When it comes to dress accessories, you can easily put on matching jewellery to make a statement. You can also create unique colour combinations for your dress and learn how to match colours to create gorgeous looks. No matter if it’s in the middle of an Australian summer, or if you’re going to an event in the heart of winter, accessorising jewellery is one way to pull your outfit together.
Six Ways to Accessorise Jewellery
Whether you want dress accessories or matching jewellery for the office, you should have a few go-to accessories in your wardrobe. You can pull them out and mix and match to create looks that are as unique as you, and, better yet, it’s so simple to accomplish. A few ways you can accessorise jewellery include:
1. Add Bracelets
For a fun and beachy vibe, add a few bracelets to your arm. They provide excellent colour combinations for summery dresses, or you can go neutral and wear a white one. These designs are perfect for a day out with the girls or a low-key event. They give off an effortlessly casual vibe, and you can even stack them all together to create a layered look. Mix and match to bring out hues of your dress or clothing, or you can go simple and wear darker colours that allow these bracelets to pop on your arm.
2. Match Your Bag to Your Dress
One fast way to create a seamless and well put-together look is to match your bag to your dress. You can even go one step further and create a colour combination for your dress that includes your bag and your shoes. You can wear more neutral colours and let your bag pop, or you can go the opposite direction and have a classic bag. Either way, you get a sleek and functional accessory that transcends multiple styles. If you don’t want to carry a large purse, go for a smaller, statement clutch or bag.
3. Dress Up Your Look with a Hat or Hair Accessory
Hats are in, and with good reason. The Australian sun can be extremely hot, and you want to protect yourself any way you can. Instead of wearing long sleeves or wraps, pair your dress with a stylish hat or hair accessory. Pull your hair back in a gorgeous clip or headband and put on your hat to create a wonderfully messy but put-together look that is effortless. You’ll be ready to hit the beach or run your errands while beating the heat and staying cool. You can switch out your hat for a headband once you get in the shade and cool down.
4. Enhance Your Waist with a Belt
Yes, we all love those flowing and flirty dresses in the summertime, but you also want to show off your curves. One of the must-have dress accessories that you should have in your closet is a belt or two. It’s easy to cinch it up higher on your body to create a flowing silhouette that looks and feels fabulous. A simple belt can help you accessorise without drawing attention away from your overall look, or you can create a statement piece that turns heads in all the right ways. The choices are virtually endless.
5. Use Earrings to Make Your Outfit Pop
Matching jewellery with your look is easy when you use earrings. You can coordinate colours with your other jewellery or shoes, or you can bring out bright and eye-catching hues. They’re a perfect and unobtrusive way to enhance your outfit. You can even add a luxurious feel and look to your outfit but going for something a little more shiny. The best part is, you can put them in and forget them. They won’t get in your way, and the right earrings too with almost any outfit or look you want to create.
6. Make a Fashion Statement With a Necklace
Finally, you can add a statement necklace to your outfit and use it as the perfect dress accessory. You can get matching jewellery with your bracelets, or you can let your necklace shine by itself. Necklaces are the perfect way to command attention and draw the eye down your silhouette. Go big and bold or more classic and elegant. Whatever look you wish to convey, a necklace can help you. They’re also appropriate for both casual and formal events!
Contact eb&ive for the Perfect Dress Accessories Today!
If you’re in the market for beautiful and functional matching jewellery that you can use to create the perfect colour combination for your dress, browse our stock. You can reach out and get in touch with our staff with questions!
Stand Out with your Comfortable Dress
Who said comfort had to be boring? Times have changed, and the breaking news is that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style or vice versa. With the eb&ive clothing range, you have a whole heap of options to style yourself in a way that makes you feel comfortable, snug and easy…while still turning heads.
Comfortable dresses are the perfect garment to harness comfort with chic. Whether you like to wear them long, short or midi, you are sure to find a design that suits your lifestyle, and which you can easily accessorise up or down according to the occasion.
Mid length dresses are a great way to capture that casual chic vibe. The Serengeti tank dress is the ultimate in cool, comfortable style, perfect for summer days at home or out and about. Its loose fit and linen/cotton mix makes it both comfortable and breathable. In addition, its scoop neck and generous front pockets add some stylish details to a simple design. Team with sneakers or the Savannah sandal for top-to-toe comfort, or accessorise with a pair of elegant Zuma earrings inspired by nature to reflect the simple life.
The Serengeti tank dress comes in five colourways – Sahara, salt stripe, sage, black stripe and black – giving you endless options to nail that comfortable style!
Staying on the theme of mid length dresses, the Masai dress is a smart but comfy dress for those special occasions. The front-tied bow adds a unique touch, while its linen and cotton blend will keep you cool and comfortable all day long. The dress is also an excellent choice for workwear, offering the perfect balance of smart styling and convenience. Available in Sahara, black and sage, it looks super smart teamed with Londolozi wedges and Tana square earrings.
For an intriguing twist on the midi, the Savannah dress is worn off the shoulder, and boasts a cotton tie belt to define and show off your shape, while still remaining comfortable. It’s the little details like the bodice frill that will turn heads when you don this super comfy little number.
Maxi dresses cover all angles – whether it’s a day at home, at the beach or a social engagement, you just know you’re going to rock that comfy but elegant vibe when you put one on.
For understated chic, check out the Savannah maxi in black, leopard or zebra. This versatile style can be worn loose and free-flowing for that boho look, teamed with a chunky Sabi necklace and flats for a super comfortable feel. Try the Kalahari slides to complete the look.
Ramp up the uber-cool style with the Savannah wrap dress. Its graduated hemline that falls from thigh to maxi length is bound to turn some heads. Plus, its light and airy feel, thanks to the 100% viscose material, loose sleeves and v-neck, will keep you super cool. Choose from classic black, or funky leopard or zebra to create your own unique style.
The Zuma maxi is the essential item you need in your suitcase for those high days and holidays in the sun. Teaming comfort with classic polka dot style, this versatile number will see you through from sightseeing by day to dinner and drinks by night. Its fitted bodice and tie front accent set it apart from every other summer maxi dress. It can be effortlessly styled with eye-catching Savannah tassel earrings, a Savannah hair scrunchie to keep you cool or a Savannah peak to keep your face shielded from the sun. The perfect holiday combination!
For the easiest, most fluid of styles, grab a Savannah overlay dress. This strapless A-line dress benefits from a frilled overlay that will move beautifully with you, keeping you cool and effortlessly stylish. In black, leopard and zebra, make this dress your very own fashion statement.
For a modern take on the comfortable dress, dress shirts are key. The Zuma shirt dress fulfils everything you ever wanted from a chic and comfortable dress, with a number of styling options for any occasion. Its polka dot design is a classic, and because it comes in one size you can wear it loose and free-flowing or cinch it in with a classic belt. Try our Mala belt crafted in leather, in caramel or black. Button-through, knee-length and with a classic shirt collar, you will find that this is your go-to comfy dress for home or holiday wear, or even styled up for the office.
With endless styling options – dress down by teaming it with a natural Sable hat and some bold Zambezi bangles for lazy days, or add Londolozi sandals and a pair of classic Kruger hoop earrings for those occasions when you need to add a bit of sophistication to your easy-going style.
So – it’s a wrap. With this number of options for comfortable, stylish and ultra-chic dresses, you’re spoilt for choice. Don’t forget to accessorise with head wear, jewellery, belts and bags, and you will have a versatile and exciting wardrobe full of fun and funky options for comfortable style.
Any questions? You can find out more about the eb&ive range of on-trend comfortable dresses and accessories through our contact us page.
Packing for Vacation? Make These Items Part of your Getaway Plans!
Whether you’re planning a few weekend getaways or a long adventure, there’s no reason to carry more luggage than you can handle. With a little planning and some simple storage techniques, you’ll be able to pack efficiently for your holiday’s worth of gear (and get it into a standard carry-on!)
Here is a general set of rules for how much of each item to bring. You’ll want to adapt them depending on how formally you’ll need to dress:
- Unmentionables: Make your mum proud and pack a clean pair of socks, undershirts, and underwear for every day of your trip.
- Shirts or dresses: two fewer than the total number of days in the trip. By wearing the same outfit on the flight back as you did on the flight out, you can save two days worth of clothes.
- Pants: a pair of pants for every other day.
- Shoes: for a short trip, one pair of functional shoes (sneakers or sandals) and one pair of fancier kicks (i.e. high heels or smart boots) should keep you stepping forth in style and comfort
- Toiletries: If you’re going through security, be sure to get everything in travel-size bottles. You may want to wrap liquids, such as a travel-size shampoo or skin toner, in a plastic bag to prevent spillages from damaging your other luggage.
We all have different ideas of the perfect holiday: sun and surf? Quiet and cosy by the campfire? An urban adventure with museums and galleries topping the list? Whatever your perfect vacay, packing can get a little easier when you realise that you’re essentially creating a capsule wardrobe of your getaway clothing. A capsule wardrobe, as every fashionista knows, is a minimalist wardrobe filled with functional pieces that you can wear a variety of ways.
If you’re overwhelmed with planning and travel arrangements, you may have forgotten what really matters to you, how you like to spend your time, and the dreams you have for your vacation. Living and dressing with less helps you reconnect and remember. Sometimes, to figure out what matters you have to get rid of everything that doesn’t. Deciding what to wear on a trip also requires mental energy that can be better spent on other things. Instead of over-packing in the hopes of being perfectly prepared, curate a small capsule wardrobe Your daily decisions will be so much simpler, and you get to wear your favourite things every day.
Check the Weather
Weather changes can make the contents of your suitcase irrelevant if you’re not prepared. Be sure to check the weather before planning your trip, and check the forecast again as you near the date. Sure, you’re bound to forget something, but you don’t want to spend all your time buying extra layers of clothing or umbrellas when your beach getaway gets rained out. Plan for the weather so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
What Will You Be Doing?
There’s a lot to consider when determining what to bring. With so many factors at play, it’s easy to overpack or underpack, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute. However, the most important factor to your trip is what you’ll be doing once you get there! It may seem obvious, but you’ll want to bring vacation dresses instead of power suits if you’ll be lounging on a beach side tiki hut.
Tips to Pack for a Winter Getaway
- Choose Non-Bulky Layers: Opt for clothing that isn’t large and bulky. Instead of a chunky knit scarf, get a thinner one. Instead of your favourite slouchy sweater, grab a more fitted one. When adding variety to your travel wardrobe, rely on lighter layers, like t-shirts layered under a cardigan, some thick wool tights or an oversized blouse style to keep the wind off your back.
- Leggings and Long Underwear: Pack a lightweight pair of leggings and a set of long underwear pieces (leggings and long-sleeve shirt) to make all your outfits warmer. They’ll help you rock your favourite pair of jeans, without freezing your backside off. Look good and stay warm at the same time!
- Down Jackets: A lightweight down jacket might be the best for winter travel. It will pack small when you’re not using it, hold up against the wind, and a cute design will have you feeling great while you’re prepared to wander through any winter scenario.
Best Shoes for Travel
You can’t enjoy your trip if your feet are in pain, so remember that comfort is king. Never pack more than 3 pairs of shoes for any trip.
Invest in Luggage Organisers
There are many types of luggage organisers, including:
- Packing Cubes
- Packing Folders
- Compression Sacks and Cubes
These luggage organisers help to compartmentalise like with like. Some luggage organisers, called compression sacks, even help you save space by vacuum-sealing your clothing. If you can’t splurge on luggage organisers, or don’t travel enough to make them worthwhile, we recommend at least compartmentalising a little with a simple, small bag for toiletries and makeup.
Let your travel day outfit be the bulkiest, so you don’t have to pack those items!
Pro Tip: Travel Day Outfit
Here’s our favourite tip, and it’s a real game-changer for the world of travel:
- The outfit you wear to travel should be the bulkiest outfit of the trip!
Think sweaters, special vacation dresses or jeans, with big boots… this way, none of those things have to go into the bag! While a bulky travel outfit might make the transit a little warm at times, you can shed those layers during layovers and waiting times to cool down. A perfect travel day outfit will include a lightweight jacket with multiple pockets–perfect for stashing maps, hotel keys, sunblock and lip balm.
Convinced with the travel hacks above? Shop our winter collection to find that perfect travel outfit now!
Winter Fashion: Tips to look cool with your winter attire!
Many people believe that wearing winter clothes for women means that you have to sacrifice your style for warmth. However, this simply isn’t true, and you can easily follow the hottest winter fashion trends that seamlessly blends style and comfort. Whether this means wearing winter dresses or finding winter outfits for different body types, we can help. We’re going to give you several tips to help you create that perfect cool look this winter below.
1. Layer, Layer, Layer
Go back to the basics and build layers of clothing. A thin shirt or tank top under a pretty knit sweater and jacket allows you to stay comfortable all day. The heavier outer sweater will provide protection from the wind. If you get hot, you can remove the heavier sweater and still be stylish and comfortable with the thinner shirt underneath. You could even add a fun pop of colour with this thinner shirt.
2. Embrace Knits
Knitwear comes in a huge range of styles and colours that are the perfect alternative to a bulky winter jacket. They come in several different lengths as well, and this makes it easy to go from outdoors to indoors or dress up an everyday outfit. Add a pop of colour or choose sleek black for an elegant and timeless look. You can easily pair them with skinny jeans and a stylish boot to pull together an effortless winter look any day of the week.
3. Rock Pants
You can’t go wrong in the winter with a pair of stylish women’s pants. They’re a classic women’s winter fashion go-to, and they come in a huge range of colours and cuts. Additionally, they’re extremely versatile, and you can mix and match them with almost anything. A pair of skinny jeans goes great with a slim boot and a comfortable top. We have everything from fitted to slouched, and you’re sure to find the perfect pair to complete your winter wardrobe.
4. Add Flare with a Jacket
Winter clothes for women includes a stylish and pretty jacket. As the temperature continues to drop, you can stay hot with your new jacket. It’s the perfect way to accessorize and elevate your winter wear all season long. We have some of the best selections in Australia, and they feature everything from trendy and sporty to chic and form-fitting. We also have solid colours and patterns available that add versatility to your wardrobe and they pair flawlessly with almost any style.
5. Dress Up a Jumper
Arguably one of our favourite winter outfits for everyday wear, the classic jumper is very versatile. They can easily add a dramatic flair to your everyday outfit, and they come in soft blush colours up to deep wine and black. You can purchase jumpers in several lengths to lengthen your torso and make you appear slimmer while keeping you warm. Additionally, some jumpers are heavy enough to take the place of a traditional winter coat, and the breathable fabric ensures you’ll stay comfortable all day.
6. Versatility with a Kimono
The ancient kimono is getting a lot of attention as a winter fashion trend. You can pair this form-fitting garment with a number of outfits to create a unique and stunning fashion statement all year long. However, quality is as important as ever, and our selection of beautiful and stylish women’s kimonos make the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Toss it on before you head out or wear it as an additional layer for warmth. Whatever you choose, you’ll love the way you look with this elegant statement piece.
7. Stay Warm with a Poncho
The poncho is a long-beloved wardrobe piece for women’s winter fashion. It’s a great piece to wear as a stylish alternative to a traditional jacket or jumper, and it’s the perfect way to stay in the newest trends. We offer a host of quality and unique women’s capes and ponchos to choose from in several colours and styles. Additionally, we only use premium materials to ensure quality. You can toss your poncho on over a pair of slacks or jeans and head out the door with confidence.
8. Don’t Be Afraid of Dresses
Just because it’s cooler out doesn’t mean you have to forego your favourite winter dresses! Instead, you can pair them with a pair of thicker tights, a statement belt and a stunning pair of boots to pull off a fun and fashionable look. Not only can you mix and match colours and styles with your tights and dresses, but it’s a fun and flirty way to stand out. You can get fleece-lined tights that have a thinner and less bulky look while being able to keep you warm and block that chilly winter wind.
9. Go for an Edgy Look with a Leather Jacket
One must-have piece in any wardrobe is the edgy leather jacket. It’s an instant way to update your winter clothes for women, and it goes with virtually everything. No matter if you’re simply running errands or going out for a night out, a leather jacket works for every occasion. It has the power to instantly transform any outfit you put together from drab to fab while giving you that slight edge. It’s also a timeless look that never goes out of style!
10. Step Up Your Style with Boots
When people think of winter fashion trends, boots are an item that instantly comes to mind. They can give you an instant confidence boost, and there are so many different styles to choose from and wear. For a slightly edgier look, you can go for an over-the-keep boot. It serves a practical purpose as well because it can help block that chilly winter wind. For a more classic look, go for an ankle boot with a wedge heel.
11. Add a Pop of Colour with Gloves
Gloves are an essential part of winter outfits for all season long to help keep you warm. However, they’re also an excellent way to add a fun pattern or pop of colour to your everyday outfit. Go with a winter blue, white or grey to embrace the season. You can also go with traditional colours and patterns, or you could match your gloves to your scarf for a cohesive and put-together look.
12. Stay Stylish with a Fedora
Winter hats can be a style killer if you don’t choose the right one. However, you can ditch the bulky hats in favour of a more stylish fedora. They come in several colours and styles, and it’s easy to add a statement piece to your wardrobe with it. Make sure you get a felt or wool fedora because these materials help to trap heat close to your scalp, and this can keep you warmer as you brave that chilly winter weather.
13. Pair Sweaters and Skirts
Sweaters and skirts go along surprisingly well together to create a fun and flirty look. You can layer a silk shirt or a thin tank top under your sweater to help trap in warmth and keep you toasty. If you’re on the shorter side, wear a more form-fitting sweater to add the illusion of height. For those taller women, choose a longer sweater or shawl to help outline your body and accentuate your height. You can pair both with a knee-high boot to complete the look.
Why Choose eb&ive for Your Winter Clothes for Women
Our goal is to give women stylish and sleek options to keep them warm and trendy all winter long. With a large selection of quality women’s winter fashion available, you’ll never run out of new options to add to your wardrobe.
Additionally, we ship throughout Australia! To add one (or more) of the newest winter fashion trends to your wardrobe, you should take a look at clothing selection. We have a huge range of the newest and hottest winter clothes for women that will help lock out the cold and stay warm all winter long. We’re continually adding more, and they all come at very affordable prices. You can enhance your current wardrobe without breaking your bank. So, take a look and find your newest women’s winter fashion clothing and accessories today!
The Perfect Accessories to Match Your Winter Attire
Accessories can make a nice outfit extraordinary. Take a black ensemble, add an eye-catching necklace and metallic sneakers, and ta-da — you’ve taken your look from blah to edgy streetwear chic with ease.
But accessorising can be a little trickier in the winter months. When you’re working with multiple layers, chunky knits and hats, warmth can sometimes be prioritised over style. However, this doesn’t have to be the case! Learning the basic rules for accessorising will help you bring out the best fashion style for your winter wardrobe.
Wear a few well-chosen accessories at a time
It’s tempting to try and pile on lots of accessories at once, but less is more, especially in winter. If you’re already wearing a hat and scarf, it’s good to pick only one or two statement fashion design accessories. Otherwise, your outfit can end up looking crowded.
Choose a few accessories that accent your outfit or highlight the features you want to play up.
- Wearing an overload of jewellery, complete with necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, can overpower your look. Try wearing either earrings or a necklace instead of both. Limit the number of rings you wear at once.
- If you do choose to add a lot of different accessories, make sure they aren’t all competing for attention at once. Match your metals and colours so that your accessories look like they were chosen on purpose. For example, you could wear big silver hoops, a colourful cool-toned scarf, and a chrome watch for a streamlined look.
Pair bold accessories with neutral or simple clothes
Understated clothes will be completely transformed when you add a few bold accessories. If your wardrobe has a lot of neutrals (black, white, navy, or earth tones) accessorising gives you a chance to add a pop of colour and give your outfits a boost.
The best thing about staple pieces in a wardrobe is that they look great with most other colours, so you don’t have to worry too much about matching your accessories to your clothes. Here are some ways to use bold fashion design accessories that will liven up your neutral winter outfits:
- Pair a thin pink or scarlet belt with a black or navy dress
- Add a vivid orange or pattern scarf or shoes to khaki or olive-coloured clothing
- Wake up your white blouse with a multicoloured statement necklace
Avoid being to matchy
Use a colourful sweater, cardigan or blazer on top of a neutral base to take your outfit to the next level. This raspberry cardigan adds a pop of colour to an otherwise basic ensemble.
It might be tempting to play off the coral stripes in your dress with matching coral earrings, a coral necklace and coral shoes. However, matching to this extent can sometimes look a little old-fashioned or childish. Throwing some unexpected, contrasted accessories into the mix shows off your creativity and adds interest to the outfit without being repetitive.
- Use the colour wheel to help you come up with interesting colour combinations that accent each other beautifully. For example, if you’re wearing a purple shirt, try adding something mustard or lemon-coloured to your outfit instead of hunting down the same shade of purple. Since yellow is opposite purple on the colour wheel, your outfit will be appealing to the eye.
- Pair a pop of colour with black and white outfits.
- Of course, every rule can be broken. Wearing a full outfit that’s the same colour can look awkward, but it can also be a lot of fun when you do it intentionally. For example, pairing pink pants and a top with pink sunglasses and a pink scarf could look chic and vintage. Your unflappable fashion and accessories will be sure to catch the eye!
Don’t be afraid to mix bold colours together for the perfect Winter Look
Balance the size of your pieces
If you’re wearing a pair of large, dangling earrings, don’t pair them with an oversized statement accessory. Your look will be more balanced if you wear a smaller necklace (or no necklace at all) so that your face isn’t overwhelmed by too much large jewellery. Keep the size of your various accessories in mind when you decide what to wear together.
- Accessories can also be used to balance details, such as stitching, on your clothes. If you’re sporting a blouse with neat embroidery near the collar, don’t hide it under a big scarf. Instead, choose a sleek necklace that will draw the eye, without covering up the finer points that you want to show off.
- Let one item be the star statement of your look. Excited about a bold new belt that you bought? If you want people to notice, don’t wear it with a brightly coloured hat at the same time!
The Perfect Winter Accessories from eb&ive
With eb&ive designs, it’s easy to pull off the right amount of warmth and comfort with the style you love. Start with a soft pair of leggings and a brushed flannel shirt (you can even put light layers under it!), then pull on your favourite denim jeans or slacks and a cardigan.
To keep out the cold, our on-trend wrap-style wool coat and some sophisticated boots do the job in style. Accessorise with a chunky scarf, warm gloves and a knit headband.
Need an edgier look for a winter party? Start with a pair of leather pants, one of the warmest materials you can put on. Next, add a simple shirt like this and top it all off with a faux-fur vest or wrap. A maxi slip dress over leggings is another winter favourite around the house and for office holiday parties alike!