In the latest instalment of our RUBY Weekly series, we catch up with RUBY High St girl Elise Hoggard. Currently in her final semester at AUT, majoring in Film & Television, this Wellington expat works and plays in both fashion and theatre, which inspires her very eclectic and creative outfits. As someone who bases her outfits on how they make her feel, Elise gives us a peek into her daily outfit picks, reminding us that a good outfit can do wonders for your confidence....
My wardrobe is an eclectic mix of op-shop and designer buys - filled with clashing prints and lots of colour. I'm definitely more of a tomboy; long-sleeve tees, baggy jeans and sneakers are my usual combo. What I really love is constructing a masculine outfit with feminine elements to find a point of difference. Stylistically, I really admire Sita Abellan and Zara Mirkin, however, in saying that I try not to follow trends or aim to impress others, clothes are fun and you should always dress for yourself.
MONDAY: RUBY Bird Shirt
I'm one lucky duck and in my final semester I find myself without any uni on a Monday. Today I chose to wear the craziest dress I found in SaveMart, a pair of grubby Vans and my old faithful bucket hat. My RUBY Bird Shirt in White is the dreamiest item in my wardrobe at the moment and seemed the only piece that would match this outfit - I love the contrast of a simple, tailored shirt with the obnoxious pattern of my dress.
It was an incredible sunny day in Auckland so I leapt at the chance to bare my legs, in my leather shorts that I have worn to death. I'm a bit of a tomboy so since I'm wearing shorts and heels today, the final touch was my RUBY Dreamers Coat - super oversized and masculine. I finished the look off with my RUBY Riot Chain Cuff which I like to wear as a choker and a pair of chunky heels to match.
WEDNESDAY: RUBY Major League Skirt
At the moment, I can't get enough of my RUBY Major League Skirt. I wear a lot of baggy clothing and this sexy, slick pencil skirt is the perfect addition to any tomboy outfit.
Today I needed an outfit that would carry me from morning to midnight, as my agenda included a meeting, work and then a film with friends. My RUBY Diamonds Zipper Skirt caught my eye this morning, so I chose to craft my outfit around this piece. I paired it my Liam Concertina Tank, as I love the look of the neckline peeking out, especially under my mesh tee - another amazing op-shop gem.
FRIDAY: RUBY Stardust Jean & Liam Concertina Tank
Today I felt like being a bit ridiculous, Fridays tends to do that to me. I decided I simply must wear my floor length Japanese kimono because why the hell not? Underneath I wore my trusty RUBY Stardust Jeans from a few seasons ago which are well-loved and my grey Concertina Tank to balance out the outfit. I love being a bit reckless when it comes to wearing patterns and the contrasting prints of my kimono and jeans captured that perfectly.
SATURDAY: Liam Solarise Dress
Today is Saturday and I am taking the day off! My best friend Jane and I wasted no time in leaving the house, choosing to spend the morning at the Auckland Winter Gardens - our happy place. I couldn't help but dress the part in my new Liam Solarise Dress. I adore it.
SUNDAY: RUBY Dolly Check Shirt
More often than not my flatmates and I find ourselves down Dominion Road at our local dumpling spot - New Flavour. This may just be my favourite place in the universe so to match my excited mood I popped on my RUBY Dolly Check Shirt in Taupe and some Timberlands...judging by this picture, it was a pretty happy evening.
Thanks Elise! x