dress up a/w 2011

Dress Up. Autumn/Winter 2011. ‘Wait a Moment’.

It’s hard to believe that we’re being greeted with next season’s lookbooks already. We’re only just entering summer! (sorry for the climate confusion, northern hemisphere folk). Although luckily in Australia, due to our lack of a ‘real’ winter (for the most part), many A/W collections have pieces that prove to be transeasonal. So while Dress Up‘s latest offerings may be with cooler temperatures in mind, I’ll be using it as inspiration for easy and cool summer dressing. Muted colours? Check. Faded florals? Check. Simple, slouchy, yet tailored looks? Check check check check check.

Images: dressup via pedestrian


  1. Megan November 15, 2010

    I love those pants in the top photo and also the shoes in the bottom photo. I wish Canberra didn't have a real winter were still having a pretty cold Spring.

  2. Enia Is (Almost) Here November 15, 2010

    love the first and last in particular! so envious of you just having now to think about winter coats….

  3. Amie November 15, 2010

    so perfect! dress up are fast becoming one of my fave aussie labels! that crossover crop top is so cute

    x amie

  4. soph (owl vs. dove) November 15, 2010

    @Megan: ooh a chilly spring is never good *wishing some sunshine your way*

    @Enia: even coats are a distant, distant thought still! haha

    @Amie: mine too. Every time I see the clothes in store I just can't help but paw at them.

  5. Vicky November 15, 2010

    Love the shirt over the floral dress look x

  6. curious constellation November 15, 2010

    Oh my that floral dress is brilliant. I've worn my fair share of floral dresses this season but because it's double breasted just gives it that extra edge.

  7. josephine November 15, 2010

    My favorite is by far the last photo, cropped army green top. I am a sucker for army green + cropped tops.

  8. Jes November 15, 2010

    love those first pleated pants. yumm x

  9. Hannah November 15, 2010

    Hmmmm, I like that dress with the 'jacket' type front. I have a jumpsuit like that which I converted to a dress, but I'm still not happy. I might head in the full skirt direction….
    I would be happy if it never went over 25 degrees ๐Ÿ™

  10. Jessica November 15, 2010

    i know ausie is in summer now. and i always love summer!
    love this post so much!
    loving the camel pants on the 1st pic!!


  11. rebecca November 15, 2010

    that double breasted dress is perfect! you always seem to ind the best lookbooks (:


  12. size too small November 15, 2010

    ughhhhh could there be anything better than muted colors and slouchy looks?

  13. Briana November 15, 2010

    i want every single piece. that knotted top is to die for.


  14. Shannon November 15, 2010

    Ohhh I love Dress Up so much!A/W 2011 looks amazing!

  15. klonecka November 15, 2010

    woooow so classy and beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. C. November 16, 2010

    Love it!!

  17. Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark November 16, 2010

    I love all the muted tones, especially the floral dress and that green cropped blazer. gorgeous. I know you've just started summer, but winter's coming and this is totally inspiring!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. ยถ Michelle November 16, 2010

    agreed, check check check, set for summer! I love the floral dress, this makes me want to go shopping pronto!

  19. Kennedy November 16, 2010

    these are stunning. im going to be trying to re-create every single one of these looks now!

  20. Ally,The Vintage Valley November 16, 2010

    ohh love the colours..just sorting out my wardrobe for summer let alone Autumn haha

  21. kelly ann November 16, 2010

    love the simplicity…they look chic yet SO wearable and comfy!

  22. Blackswan November 16, 2010

    i love the button-up shirts… the angled, penguin-styled cut is the key to that "just tied-up-in-a-knot" look!

    the slacks look super comfy too!

    my first rule while dressing: comfort before anything!


    x Your Only Blackswan

  23. KcomeKarolina November 16, 2010

    i lovethe trousers!!!
    i just bumped into your blog! it's fab!

    xoxo from rome

  24. kirstyb November 16, 2010

    ooooh i want to own all of these xxxxx

  25. head over heels November 16, 2010

    very confusing, its winter here! Either way this is a gorgeous collection ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  26. hannah, heart city November 16, 2010

    lovely! the khakis are just like your last post! very chic.


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