23.04.2020

ALL DRESSED UP

The sleek looks that are lifting our spirits

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Images: Jodie Petersen + Emily-Rose van Diemel

A wardrobe full of clothes and nowhere to go? We at Superbalist HQ believe in the perfect pick-me-up looks to get you feeling a little bit festive from the comfort of your home. Plus, who knows when that IG Live dance party will pop up on your feed? Whether you’ll be grooving around the lounge by night or working the day away, moving between the bedroom and living room (...with plenty of kitchen pit stops along the way), we’re all for making it a fashion moment. If getting all dressed up leaves you feeling as good as you look, we’re here for it. And so are actress and fitness enthusiast Emily-Rose van Diemel and model and winner of Glamour’s Most Glamourous 2019 Jodie Petersen. We chatted to them about the looks that lift their spirits.

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Why is this your ultimate All Dressed Up look and how did you style it?

Who doesn’t love pleather? Plus it’s black and I love a good staple little black dress to wear for any occasion. This dress is a statement on its own, so I don’t like to overstyle or accessorise it. I wear it with a black handbag, multicoloured earrings and some sandal heels.

If you could pick five pick-me-up items that never let you down, what would they be?

  1. A statement leather jacket
  2. Baggy black utility cargo pants
  3. A tight white vest
  4. White cropped boots or white sneakers
  5. Silver accessories
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Top tips to instantly elevate any look?

For me, the number one tip is confidence. My outfit can be average, but if I wear it and own that with confidence, it takes the look up a notch. Secondly, hoop earrings and a matching necklace.

Who are some of you favourite Instagrammers to follow for statement dressing?

@alealimay, @wuzg00d and @brittanyxavier.

The All Dressed Up anthem that lifts your spirits while you’re getting ready?

Vex Oh (feat GoldLink, Eight9FLY + Ari PenSmith Eight9fly) by Kaytranada

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Why is this your ultimate All Dressed Up look and how did you style it?

I love adding accessories, doing my makeup and pairing an outfit with the perfect heel. This look is my ultimate All Dressed Up look, because I look and feel good, the dress suits my body well and it’s so comfortable. I wear it with a jewelled nude heel and simple droplet shaped earrings, a diamond tennis bracelet and ring.

We believe in a good pick-me-up look, even if you’re staying indoors. If you could pick five items that never let you down, what would they be?

  1. A good red lipstick
  2. A nude heel
  3. A black bodysuit
  4. A black leather mini skirt
  5. Gold accessories
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Top tips to instantly elevate any look?

Add a cute heel or sneaker, statement jewellery pieces, glam makeup (with either a dramatic eye or lip – or, actually, why not both), a clutch bag and a dope jacket.

Who are some of your favourite Instagrammers to follow for statement dressing?

@iamdaileigh, @koleendz, @missshebab and @yoventura.

The All Dressed Up anthem that lifts your spirits while you’re getting ready?

This is such a hard question, because I have a whole playlist for this. I’ve been loving DaniLeigh, Doja Cat, Burna Boy and DaBaby lately, but I would have to say that the one song that gets my spirits lifted real quick has to be Yawa Dey by Burna Boy. Apparently it’s old, from 2013, but I only heard it recently.

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