Nov 22, 2013 09:21
by Natasha Saroca
Hands up if you’ve heard of Gary Pepper Girl. Okay...yep...pretty much everyone. If, however, you’re one of the few who aren’t waving their hands in the air right now, it’s only a matter of time before you too are one of the hundreds of thousands of fans/friends/followers of the über-successful Australian fashion blogger.
While in the past celebrities have been our main source of sartorial inspiration, fashion bloggers like Gary Pepper Girl (a.k.a Nicole Warne) represent a new breed of style icons. Every day they share tantalising snippets of their lives – from #ootd-tagged snapshots (‘outfit of the day’ for those new to the Instagram game) to behind-the-scenes photos of fash-pack events they’re attending – via their blogs and social media, so it’s inevitable that as their reach grows, so too does the number of people who look to them for style cues.
Keeping up to date with the wonderful world (and wardrobe) of Gary Pepper Girl is one of our guilty pleasures. (We’re not alone: the busy, jet-setting blogger has more than 705,000 Instagram followers; 21,000 fans in the Twitterverse; and 137,000 friends on Facebook...and these numbers are multiplying by the minute.) Her style is a delightful blend of pretty, preppy and polished, with modern twist. While we’d love to raid Nicole’s wardrobe, we’d prefer to keep our rap sheet squeaky clean, so we’ll just content ourselves with stealing her style, for now.
Worried you won’t be able to recreate her looks as you don’t have designers sending wears your way or can’t afford to splurge on investment pieces at the moment? Well, don’t despair because with some smart shopping and styling, you’ll have no problem pulling a Gary Pepper-esque ensemble together. Promise!
Here, we’ve chosen three of our favourite Gary Pepper outfits and show you how to recreate the looks at home, using a mix of pieces from Australian designers and high-street fashion labels. Before you hit the shops, remember to flick through your wardrobe for similar items first, and check out our latest sales and deals so you know where you can snap up some serious bargains!
If you could steal the wardrobe of a fashion blogger of your choice, whose closet would you raid and why?
Shop the looks
Dressed to impress:
CAMILLA AND MARC Emphatic Dress, $690; Tony Bianco Asara Heels in Black Capretto, $179.95; Olga Berg Metallic Pod Style Clutch in Light Gold, $89.95; Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Lip Colour, $48; OPI Nail Lacquer in Don’t Pretzel My Buttons from David Jones, $19.95.
Bright and bold:
gorman Wild At Heart Skirt, $114.50 (was $229); SHEIKE Bella Top in Hot Pink, $79.95; Siren Shoes Kaiden Sandal in Black, $149.95; Mimco Frame Hip Bag in Sunshine, $199; Shakuhachi Odyssey Sunglasses in Clear/Black/Grey, $190.
Country Road Garden Print Shirt, $99.95; Lee Pretender Shorts in Daisy Blue, $109.95; rmk Lucey Shoe in White, $139.95; Rachael Ruddick Elda Bag in Black Calfskin, $330; Zimmermann Classic White Belt, $120.