Saturday Style with View From The Topp

Women who aren’t afraid to shirk convention earn the respect of Team Zoe pretty much instantly, which is why we’re massive fans of Kate Brien and her unique style blog. View From The Topp quite literally changed our perspective through its beautifully art-directed and perfectly styled daily outfit images that Kate shoots by looking down at her feet. We caught up with the talented stylist to find out what she can’t live without, and let her takeover our Instagram account for the day.

Kate's Essentials

Body Oil

Jao Patio Oil, $32

"I’m obsessed with all products by Jao, especially their Patio Oil. This all natural body oil doubles as bug repellent, and is a must-have for those hot summer nights."

One Piece

Eres Les Essentials Bandeau Swimsuit, $490

"I love a one-piece swimsuit and this one by Eres is a classic. The price tag is high but it’s an investment piece that I know i’ll have forever."

Nail Polish

Essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez, $9

"My go-to nail polish is Essie’s Sand Tropez. It looks good with everything — especially a tan!"

Hair Oil

Rodin Luxury Hair Oil, $65

"While I’m low maintenance when it comes to hair, the one product I can’t live without is Rodin’s Olio Lusso Hair Oil. I just put a little bit at the ends of my wet hair when I get out of the shower and it gives it that beachy, piecey look."

Day-To-Night Sandals

Ancient Greek Thais Crossover Sandals, $270

"Ancient Greek’s Thais Sandals in Black Pony are easy enough to wear to the beach but look great with a trouser and silk tank for a more polished look."

Canvas Tote

Balenciaga Canvas Tote, $865

"I’ve been taking this Balenciaga tote everywhere - it’s perfect for a trip to the beach or a weekend getaway."


Soludos Smoking Slipper in Stone, $55

"Soludos’ new Smoking Slipper espadrille is a fresh take on an old classic. "

Cat Eye Sunglasses

The Row Cateye Sunglasses, $442

"Cateye sunglasses can be tricky, but this pair from The Row are just subtle enough to feel classic while still being on-trend."

Digital Camera

Fiji x100S Digital Camera, $1300

"I’m obsessed with my new Fuji x100s camera. I’ve always shot film, and this digital camera gives images that analog, point and shoot look with much more ease and much less guesswork."

Cropped Blouse

A Piece Apart Bi-Level Top, $275

"I love an all white look for summer, and A Piece Apart’s Agnes Bi-Level Top has the perfect crop and looks great with a pair of white vintage Levi’s or a wide-legged trouser."