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This is how you wear modern leisure

Polo Ralph Lauren jacket, $499. Hugo Boss dress, $949. Viktoria and Woods pants, $290. Lacoste slides, $79.95. Marc Jacobs bag, $299. Polo Ralph Lauren jacket, $499. Hugo Boss dress, $949. Viktoria and Woods pants, $290. Lacoste slides, $79.95. Marc Jacobs bag, $299.


6 modern leisure looks to try now

Follow the leisure principle this spring and bring some play into your day-to-day. The new way to work the athletic angle is by dressing it up just enough so that you look more woman-on-the-go than post-workout mess. 

Florals for spring not your thing? Think less Monet, more Mondrian: instead of curly, swirly floral prints and intermingling hues, use straight lines and a clean palette of black, white and your choice of primary colour. (Red is always sure to pack a punch.) 

The approach here is functional glam, with less layering than in colder months and every item chosen for its conduciveness to movement. Of course not every occasion suits a super-casual dress code, so simply assess the situation and decide exactly what variant of modern leisure will suit.

Keep reading for 6 ways to wear modern leisure...


1. C L A S S I C

Marc Cain dress, $1115. Hugo Boss top (underneath), $349. Salvatore Ferragamo heels, $975. Tod’s bag, $2475. Marc Cain dress, $1115. Hugo Boss top (underneath), $349. Salvatore Ferragamo heels, $975. Tod’s bag, $2475.


Stay one step ahead in pleats and a block heel. Add a red carryall to house your sneakers for the commute home.

2. C H I C

Carla Zampatti coat, $969. Country Road top, $99.95. Veronika Maine pants, $199. Saint Laurent heels, $1399. Oroton bag, $395. Carla Zampatti coat, $969. Country Road top, $99.95. Veronika Maine pants, $199. Saint Laurent heels, $1399. Oroton bag, $395.


For when a cocktail frock just won’t cut it. Amp it up with a killer heel, coordinated separates and a bright statement jacket.


3. C O O L

Veronika Maine parka, $349. The Upside jacket (underneath), $229. Calvin Klein crop top, $79.95. Karen Millen pants, $295. Lacoste slides, $79.95. Veronika Maine parka, $349. The Upside jacket (underneath), $229. Calvin Klein crop top, $79.95. Karen Millen pants, $295. Lacoste slides, $79.95.


Allow the essence of Sporty Spice to flow freely through your veins, with a crop top, functional anorak and a pair of pool slides as you head from work to yoga. Viva la ’90s!


4. C R E A T I V E

Polo Ralph Lauren jacket, $499. Hugo Boss dress, $949. Viktoria and Woods pants, $290. Lacoste slides, $79.95. Marc Jacobs bag, $299. Polo Ralph Lauren jacket, $499. Hugo Boss dress, $949. Viktoria and Woods pants, $290. Lacoste slides, $79.95. Marc Jacobs bag, $299.


Put a creative spin on your version of the leisure look. Checks, lace and overly generous proportions will set you apart from the crowd and allow you the room to move.

5. R E L A X E D

Country Road dress, $229. Tommy Hilfiger top (underneath), $99.95. Country Road dress, $229. Tommy Hilfiger top (underneath), $99.95.

Utility meets ingenuity, in a ribbed zip-neck knit dress layered over some stripes. This simple look will take you anywhere you want to go.

6. L A I D - B A C K

Calvin Klein jacket, $299. Nude Lucy top, $39.95. Veronika Maine pants, $199. Calvin Klein jacket, $299. Nude Lucy top, $39.95. Veronika Maine pants, $199.

Replace jeans or trackpants this weekend with a pair of pinstripe slacks. Add a slogan tee and a bomber jacket and you’re all set to venture outside for breakfast, brunch or lunch.


S H O P  T H E  L O O K

AJE | Beatnik Tee Original Stripe


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A casual tee from Aje that will look great on any occasion. It features long sleeves, a round neckline and a stripe print.

CARLA ZAMPATTI | Flame Entrenched In Fashion Coat


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This stunning trench coat is the perfect piece for between seasons. Made beautifully soft taffeta, you can throw this trench on and stand out with ease and style perfection.

VIKTORIA + WOODS | Mega Wide Leg Pant


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The Mega wide leg pant offers an elegant silhouette, featuring self tie waist belt and side pockets. The Mega is high waisted to elongate the silhouette.

CALVIN KLEIN | Large Cut Off Logo Racerback Bra

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A bold and stylish design featuring signature CK branding on the front and back.

MARC JACOBS| Canvas Shopper Tote


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Crafted in a coated canvas, this north-south shopper tote from Marc Jacobs is a stylish accessory. With woven double handles and a single snap button closure, this bag is finished with a large zip and slip pocket to interior.

LACOSTE | L.30 Slide 217 2 White

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