The Designer Edit
AN INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER, MARIANNE MARSHALL
We can feel it. Change is in the air and with any luck,
the Summer holidays will be filled with travel further afield.
Warm days, enjoying company out and about and admiring wide open spaces will be high on our agenda.
To unpack the season's must-have travel wardrobe, we caught up with one half of our design team, Marianne Marshall, for her essential list...
1. Daytime Elegance
Marianne says; 'Keep it light and easy with great shirting that you can dress up or down. This is one of my favourites - our new short sleeve, 1/2 placket shirt. So elegant and flattering yet easy to throw on and go. Grace Quast styled it with accessories from one my favourites, Dinosaur Design in Sydney. I love the sophistication great accessories add to an outfit'
2. Lounging by the Pool
'As I get older, I'm always looking for easy pieces that I can throw on over bather's whilst lounging by the pool. This season, I designed our shirtmaker dress with that in mind. I also want versatility in my clothing for travel - I can throw it over pants and wander down the street or I can wear it to dinner as a smart jacket over a singlet'.
3. Afternoon Strolls
'My husband and I enjoy walking and discovering new area's when we travel. If this leads to sitting down and enjoying a cafe along the way, I like to feel smart in what I'm wearing. My go to is our casual cotton tee and tailored shorts - they are perfect for afternoon walks and whatever the situation that may arise'.
4. Out for Dinner
'This Summer, it's all about great co-ordinates and buying pieces that you can mix and match. I especially love this idea for travelling too. Our soft floral print is my favourite for the season - so soft and feminine and I love the feel of linen at night'
5. Travel Days
'Timeless and elegant. Our trapeze blouse is one we have repeated for years and I never tire of it', says Marianne. 'Each season, we refresh this style with beautiful colours and prints exclusive to Goondiwindi Cotton. Made from 100% pure cotton, it's so simple to launder and there is no ironing required. Perfect for days in the car!'