#9 Unwrap Early with Poetry Stores

Summer’s arrived and we are adding a few pretty new pieces to our wardrobes. Christine and I recently visited the Poetry Stores HQ and we had free reign to put together our favourite looks for this summer from the Poetry closet. Our different personalities shone through – me loving all things bold, bright and feminine and Christine loving the minimalist option with a touch of comfort. We each put together a couple of our top picks to share with you. 

And even better, as part of our #UnwrapEarly giveaway series, one lucky reader will be winning a voucher to shop Poetry’s summer collection for themselves. 

Toni’s Picks 

Pattern & Print 

I really love bold prints, patterns and unusual textures. My first outfit pick was a floral printed cami teamed with a double layered, textured skirt. I loved the bold floral pattern combined with the navy skirt with the scarlet fabric showing through patterned cut-outs. Bold, playful, feminine – this is the perfect summer statement outfit! 

Get the look: shop the Poetry Tracey Printed Cami and Poetry Lucia Schiffley Skirt online. 

Don’t be shy to pair print and pattern to make a bold statement, as long as the colours are cohesive. ~Toni, Editor at The Pretty Blog 

The Summer Jumpsuit 

I’m loving the jumpsuit staple this season. It’s such a flattering and versatile item – the kind of thing you can reach for when in doubt, can pack in to your travel bag and can dress up or down with a simple swapping of shoes. Equally suitable for a summer lunch or a special occasion, the jumpsuit is a summer must-have. I also loved the fresh faced look our talented make-up artist, Caren, created – perfectly suited to the fun, summer prints and textures!

Get the look: shop the Poetry Jolie Strappy Jumpsuit  and the Rare Earth Justine Sandals and Amira Leather Fringe Detailed Bag online. 

Christine’s Picks

Anyone who knows Christine, knows that she’s a minimalist at heart. Not surprising that Poetry’s white summer range and monochrome items caught her eye! 

The Monochrome Tunic Dress 

Christine loved the comfortable look of this simple and modern tunic dress. The classic black and white stripe is easy to pair with any accessories and looks tomboyishly cool and casual when paired with sneakers. 

Get the look: shop the Poetry Mandy Stripe Tunic  and Rare Earth Sydney Shoes online. 

I’m a minimalist at heart. For me less is more and simple is stylish. ~ Christine – Founder of The Pretty Blog 

Crisp White & Brogue 

Christine’s absolute summer staple is a pair of white jeans and a crisp white shirt that is well tailored. She’s a wedding photographer so is always on the lookout for a stylish and comfortable shoe-ware option for the hours she spends shooting – these brogues are the perfect mix of comfort and style. 

Get the look: shop the Poetry Sophy Plain Classic Shirt, the Rare Earth Bianca Ladies Shoes online. 

The Special Occasion Dress 

Poetry has brought out some really pretty occasion wear this summer. Christine loved the fuss-free femininity of this white occasion dress. A perfect option for a special summer occasion. 

Get the look: shop the Poetry Rusaan Occasion Dress online. 

It’s a Giveaway! 

One lucky reader will be looking summer-stylish when they win a R3000 voucher to shop their own summer favourites at Poetry. Entries are open for 24 hours – hurry, the lucky winner will be chosen tomorrow at 8am! 

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The Winner of This Giveaway is Bianca Balutto! Congrats!

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