Posted by Victoria H

Sara Donaldson is the face of Australian fashion and beauty blog Harper & Harley but what once started as a blog, has been totally scaled up to magazine space high in visuals and compact in commentary. No longer does the reader simply lust after the style of Sara, but the lifestyle of the whole Harper & Harley brand which is something of an oracle for those who covet a style which pivots totally on a neutral colour palette and no colour.

Not only this, but Sara has been credited by those in the fashion industry with a particular skill for finding key fashion pieces online. No doubt about it, if Harper & Harley give it the nod, you can be sure it’s a fashion piece set for stardom. With that in mind, we break down the style of Sara and show you how to get the look.

Sara’s Style

Sara confesses that her style is ‘relaxed’, ‘chic’ and ‘laid-back’. This comes together in ‘mom’ jeans, a love for leather and plenty of homages to the classic white blouse. She totally turns her back on colour, seeking to covert followers to neutrals, monochromes and blacks.

It’s also worth noting that Sara has a wonderful ability of taking a day-wear look to evening with the simple addition of heels and, while her accessory game is very understatement, she recognises the power of the neck scarf and is rarely seen without a clutch. If you covet Sara’s simplicity, you are not alone – here are 3 essential pieces you need to invest in now.

The Neck Scarf

Sara has declared that when she wants to feel strong, she opts for a power suit (in this case, sleeveless) and breaks up the deep neck-line with a neck scarf. To get the look, remember to be sympathetic to Sara’s mission to dress the world in monochrome and opt for the The Biker’ Italian Silk Neckerchief.

 

Photo Credit: Harper & Harley

 

Photo Credit: Harper & Harley

 

‘The Biker’ Italian Silk Neckerchief

The Biker Silk Neckerchief

 

The Biker Silk Neckerchief

Bags

Sara’s go-to arm candy is a clutch style, but it’s not to say that she doesn’t acknowledge the importance of the right bag for the occasion. Bag styles which feature heavily on Harper & Harley include the Clutch, Over The Shoulder and The Pouch. To get the look, opt for the Black Lacquer Deerskin Wallet or the Black and Gold Calf Leather Shoulder Bag.

 

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Black Lacquer Deerskin Wallet

Japanese Black Lacquer Deerskin Wallet

 

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Black and Gold Calf Leather Shoulder Bag

Black & Gold Calf Leather Shoulder Bag

Jewellery

Sara’s style is minimalist, so it’s befitting that her jewellery would follow form. Opting for small and ornate metal-work, Sara favours golds, coppers and bronzes. To get the look, opt for delicate jewellery that doesn’t make an overpowering statement like this Tortoiseshell Resin Chain Necklace, or this delicate tortoiseshell resin bracelet.


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Tortoiseshell Resin Bracelet

 

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Tortoiseshell Resin Chain Necklace

Tortoiseshell Resin Chain Necklace

 

Harper & Harley provides us with a stylish resource that debunks the myth that colour is necessary for a stand-out statement. Follow Sara’s lead and opt for carefully selected pieces that come together to curate a look that is polished yet beautifully understated.