By Amy Lee
Although nubby knits and outerwear are occupying the zeitgeist, the holiday season is approaching and we're already planning our warm-weather vacation. While it might sound counterintuitive, it's actually genius to shop for lightweight wares now. And when we need floaty frocks, we head straight for Australian brand Spell & the Gypsy Collective.
Founded by Byron Bay–based sisters Elizabeth Abegg and Isabella Pennefather, the label—named after Isabella's nickname, Spell—is inspired by the duo's travels, vintage troves and hippie upbringing. The brand aims to encourage individuals to be their true, carefree selves. With a fashionable cult following, the collection boasts a range of dresses, separates, swimwear and accessories perfect for tropical escapes and/or music festivals. The bohemian prints and billowy silhouettes easily take you from day to night. An added bonus: Spell & the Gypsy is committed to sustainability, with garments designed and sampled in Byron Bay and produced ethically around the globe. Get a peek at the collection below and score tips on how to style it for your dream getaway.
Layer a tee under a printed midi slip for day. Accessorize with layered pendant necklaces and block-heel sandals you can walk in comfortably. Don't forget to pack a pair of sunnies!
Peruse the local markets in a frilly, buttoned, drop-waist mini that looks painfully cute. Carry your essentials and new finds in a straw tote.
Whether you're laying out or jumping in the water, a billowy frock works as a perfect coverup for your swimsuit. Don lace-up sandals for laid-back flair.
Heading to a romantic restaurant? Opt for a floral peasant frock with an ultra-feminine plunging neckline. Add hoop earrings and flowers in the hair for good measure.
Wherever the evening takes you, a flirty number will have you feeling confident and sexy without trying too hard. Team a flowy tiered option with wedges that’ll have you dancing all night long.