Trendsetting island style by Kate Kohler


Trendsetting island style by Kate Kohler

Article by Kate Kohler
Photos by Katie Wade Studio

There’s no better feeling than jet-setting to a tropical island, feeling the heat as you step off the plane and scrunching your toes in the sand. Welcome to Hamilton Island beautiful readers! Inspired by the trend setting diaries of fashion influencers around the world, I want you to take a page out of their book and create a holiday wardrobe your heart truly desires yet your wallet doesn’t panic over! Zara is your one-stop shop for trendsetting island style onlookers will adore (Truly! it happened while shooting this editorial. A woman walked past and asked where my outfit was from.) Forget the daily grind, step off the plane and join me on the island time.

All outfits are from Zara, with Sheike jewellery.

Outfit #1

Are you a top + pant kind of traveller? I am loving this chambray one shoulder top and off-white pant. Don’t be fooled, these pants are not denim! Think of them as a soft corduroy – so comfy and flattering for higher waistlines. Incredibly chic, this set pairs perfectly with a statement white mid-heel mule and crocheted bag. Remember, you’re on holidays so pack fun accessories that don’t make you feel like you’re going to work.

Outfit #2

Exploring the island? Maybe a spa appointment followed by a champagne lunch? I love nothing more than a fun floral dress that does all the work (this was my onlooker moment). This double front split dress is cut to gently hug your curves without heavy lining which would make it unbearable in tropical climates. Dare to print clash and go for a bold stripe clutch and multi-coloured heels. Ideal for travel yet perfect for date night when you return home.

Outfit #3

‘People will stare, make it worth their while’. My favourite quote by Harry Winston encourages us to own it! Every holiday requires a little black dress and this style suits many body shapes. Make your statement in this strappy, low back, wrap black dress that was made to twirl and therefore be admired. Style with Zara’s must-have slinky strap sandals and a woven clutch for the ultimate outfit of the holiday and possibly your new favourite LBD.

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