The Fashion Quarterly x Afterpay festive wish list

7 December 2021
By Hemma Vara

We're dressing and dining in style for all our festive occasions with the help of Afterpay.

PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AFTERPAY

December is upon us, which means parties, gatherings, picnics, and festivities galore!

Whether you’re dressing for daytime celebrations, hitting the beach, or painting the town red, here’s a little style and home decor inspiration from the Fashion Quarterly team, who have each curated their ultimate wish list. 

We’ll be ordering, wearing, and enjoying the items we’re lusting over now while paying off our orders in four fortnightly payments, all thanks to Afterpay. Here’s to a stylish summer ahead! 

Sarah Murray, Managing Editor

Garden party

Make a statement at your garden party in this vibrant Aje number. It’s fun, frilly, flouncy and can be dressed up with heels or worn more casually with sandals. A hat is the best accessory to any outdoor event to ward off the sometimes intense summer sun, and right now, I’m absolutely loving this boater which can be dressed up or down depending on your mood.

Clockwise from left: 

Aje ‘Pelicano Citrus Bloom Ruffle’ mini dress, 4 payments of $137.50 with Afterpay

Glassons woven straw boater hat, 4 payments of $6.25 with Afterpay.

Waterford ‘Lismore Essence’ champagne flute pair from Smith and Caughey’s, 4 Payments of $74.75 with Afterpay.

Deadly Ponies ‘Bowman mini’, 4 payments of $107.25 with Afterpay.

Alias Mae ‘Rian’ heel from Superette, 4 payments of $67.25 with Afterpay

Danielle Clausen, Fashion Director

Cocktail hour

As party season hits, I’m partial to a festive look that’s monochromatic. Keep head-to-toe black interesting with dress silhouettes that don’t skimp on fun — think bows, gathered tiers and so on. Contrasting textures will help do the trick too — combine buttery leather, crisp cotton and silk satin for maximum impact. Finish off the look with a bit of twinkle in the form of simple hoops, crystal embellishments or gold hardware on your evening bag. Score brownie points with your host and take along a gift — like a beautiful candle — for them to enjoy long after the night is over.

Clockwise from left: 

Aje ‘Casa’ dress, 4 payments of $113.75 with Afterpay

Glasshouse ‘Arabian Nights’ candle, 4 payments of $13.75 with Afterpay.

Anine Bing ‘Mini Elly’ bag from Maman Boutique, 4 payments of $206.25 with Afterpay.

Witchery large silk scrunchie, 4 payments of  $5.47 with Afterpay.

Meadowlark ‘Taboo’ midi hoops, 4 payments of $212.25 with Afterpay

Ganni ‘Jewel’ loafers from Caughley, 4 payments of $149.75 with Afterpay. 

Courtney Joe, Creative Director

Daytime delight

There’s nothing quite like the ease of a white linen dress in the heat of a balmy summer’s day. Look for a wardrobe staple that can take you from a daytime luncheon to a sundown soirée, and sharpen up its relaxed silhouette with complementary accessories that pack just the right amount of punch. With sun protection top-of-mind, opt for a fresh take on a classic bucket hat and keep things playful with a retro-inspired cat’s eye frame. Bringing a plate? Make it part of your ensemble with a bright kitschy number that’s the perfect conversation starter. 

Clockwise from left: 

Lack of Colour ‘Holiday’ bucket hat from Superette, $24.83 with Afterpay.

Celine sunglasses from Superette, 4 payments of $162.50 with Afterpay.

Marle ‘Sonny’ dress from Sisters & Co, 4 payments of $56.66 with Afterpay.

Palorosa small ‘Bucket’ purse, 4 payments of $81.25 with Afterpay.

Bordallo Pinheiro ‘Cabbage Leaf’ bowl from Smith & Caughey’s, 4 payments of $23.75 with Afterpay. 

Mi Piaci ‘Panda’ sandal, 4 payments of $65 with Afterpay.

Vanessa Bathfield, Commercial Director

Beach club

This ensemble is perfect for a day spent by the pool (or beach) lazing in the sun — with a good book in hand, of course. My top tip is always to pack a sarong — it’s such a versatile and chic piece. And if you’re still poolside come golden hour, all that’s needed is a refreshing cocktail while you watch the sun go down. To add an extra ambience, I have my eye on these gorgeous palm tree candleholders. 

Clockwise from left: 

Marle ‘Alma’ sarong from Black Box Boutique, 4 payments of $45 with Afterpay

Celine ‘CL4019IN’ sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, 4 payments of $127.50 with Afterpay

Harper Home ‘Florida Palm Tree’ candleholder from Onceit, 4 payments of $15 with Afterpay

Bound ‘Eco Sahara & Scene’ bandeau and bikini set from Hot Body Swimwear, 4 payments of $46.25 with Afterpay

Baina ‘Roman’ organic cotton towel, 4 payments of $27.50 with Afterpay

Hemma Vara, Digital Producer

Sailing away

Soak up the fresh sea air and deep blue water on your next city escape. Maximise shade and minimise sunburn with a lightweight sleeved long dress, paired with a brimmed hat that sits firmly on the head to protect your windswept hair. Don’t forget a pair of sturdy sandals for practicality and style, and last but not least, a chilly bin full of your favourite beverages for maximum refreshment — there’s no better feeling than enjoying a sip of festive champagne post-swim. Bon voyage!

Clockwise from left: 

Witchery cotton shirt dress, 4 payments of $49.97 with Afterpay

Moët & Chandon ‘Imperial’ champagne from Merchants Liquor Queenstown, 4 payments of $53.75 with Afterpay.  

Camilla and Marc ‘Alexi’ bucket hat from Stylerunner, 4 payments of $30 with Afterpay

Napoleon Goods chilly bin from Father Rabbit, 4 payments of $48.75 with Afterpay

Dr. Martens ‘Vegan Blaire’ sandals, 4 payments of $62.50 with Afterpay

If you’re feeling inspired to curate your very own summer wish list with Afterpay, find out how Afterpay works here, and browse the retailers offering Afterpay here. Find out more at afterpay.com

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