Brooke Testoni Shows Us How to Wear This Season's Biggest Trends

You may remember that throughout Fashion Week Australia we held our inaugural Street Style Awards #TheStreeties, celebrating the very best in Australian street style. We covered everyone from the risk-takers, to the best-dressed Australian celebrities, and, of course, we had an overall winner... Brooke Testoni.

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Dave Wheeler for Who What Wear

On Testoni: Zimmermann Carmic Coat ($1750) and Carmic Lounge Suit ($950), Christie Nicolaides Orion Collar Necklace ($310), West Elm Chair (shop similar style).

Brooke Testoni’s style stands out for a reason. She’s original, creative, authentic, and individual—she’s our Street Style Star of the Year. As the winner of our inaugural 2016 Street Style Awards, it made sense to get together with Brooke right after Fashion Week Australia, and play dress-ups in some of our (and her) favourite Australian designers. We combed through the biggest trends we saw at the Resort 17 presentations—long lengths, soft silks, muted tones, and metallics—and styled Brooke in our favourite pieces straight off the runway.

Keep scrolling to take a peek at some of next season’s biggest trends, and read our exclusive interview with our Street Style Star of the Year.

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Dave Wheeler for Who What Wear

On Testoni: Zimmermann Karmic Metallic Body Top ($595), Georgia Alice Blaze Cami Dress (shop similar style) ($740), West Elm Chair (shop similar style).

WWW: A few of our editors keep secret Pinterest boards to plan their outfits. Do you keep a secret Pinterest inspiration board?

BT: No. Nothing is secret. I do have a Pinterest account and I LOVE to pin—everything from interiors and architecture, to travel, beauty, and jewellery inspo.

WWW: You’re always supporting Australian designers, which we obviously love, who are some of your favourites?

BT: This seems to change every season—we have so many talented designers here. At the moment I really love what Ellery, Christopher Esber, Bassike, Michael Lo Sordo and new label Albus Lumen are doing. You'll often find me mixing different designers together, or pairing with vintage finds.

 

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Dave Wheeler for Who What Wear

On Testoni: Zimmermann Karmic Stamp Trench ($1500), Sir the Label Valerie Mini Dress ($200), ASOS Simone Heels ($76), Olivia Kane Classic Mood Ring ($270) and Arch Mood Ring ($335), West Elm Roar Rabbit Arm Chair ($1299).

Scanlan Theodore Print Silk Trapeze Top (shop similar style) ($240), Zimmermann Karmic Tuck Palazzo Pants ($650), Senso Ummi Heels ($295), Christie Nicolaides Orion Collar Necklace ($309).

WWW: We always like to know where fashionable girls love to shop. Can you share your online shopping secrets?

BT: I'm always on Matches Fashion, Brie Leon and My Chameleon.

WWW: What trends are you excited about for winter?

BT: My favourite trends for winter are low heels, bomber jackets, vintage jeans (always) and layering silk slip dresses or tops over my outfits (i.e. over my bottomless pit of turtleneck knits).

 

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Dave Wheeler for Who What Wear

On Testoni: Bianca Spender Jacket ($700) and Shorts (shop similar style), Natalija Eva Diamond Silk Cami ($120), Beau Coops Nerberg Heels ($379) (coming soon).

WWW: What style rules or style formulas do you live by?

BT: Don’t show your legs and bust at the same time. Leave a little to the imagination!

WWW: What have you learnt through working with stylists?

BT: No one knows your true style except yourself. And always trust your instincts!

WWW: What’s the next fashion piece you plan on splurging on?

BT: I have been eyeing off a Gucci bag, but I am yet to convince the husband it is a good investment!

 

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Dave Wheeler for Who What Wear

On Testoni: Sass & Bide Edit Existence Top ($150), and Desert Dream Pants ($190), Daniel Avakian Silk Neck Tie ($85), Christie Nicolaides Alexandria Earrings ($239), Olivia Kane Classic Mood Ring ($270) and Arch Mood Ring ($335), Senso Ummi Heels ($295).

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