I harp on all the time about versatility in my wardrobe.
I love clothes that do double duty – one piece that can be worn multiple ways is worth its weight in gold.
The other thing I love is supporting local designers.
Lulu Manna is a Australian label that has a unique style that isn’t a slave to the latest trends but instead has clothes that are beautifully made, versatile, never date and comfortable to wear.
Now I know I shouldn’t play favourites but there is always one piece that you fall in love with and for me its the Bamboo Aura Kaftan Top.
There are multiple reasons to love this top – it’s made from the softest bamboo fabric which means it keeps you cool in our hot Australian climate, it comes in black or white the most versatile colours in a persons wardrobe but I think the main reason is how many different ways you can wear it.
This top looks just as good forward as it does backwards. I did have to remove the small brand label but this was a 30 second job with a quick unpick so no real hassle.
The front of this top can be worn on both shoulders which gives it a slight cowl neckline or off one shoulder as I have below.
Turn the top around and you have a V-neck with the back ties creating an interesting neckline.
You can also choose how you want this to fit, the sides can be knotted – one side or both for slightly more fitted look or you can leave loose for a long relaxed feel.
Where you decide to wear it is up to you whether that be teamed with the Hermera Pant as I have below or over the top of a bikini on holidays or with your favourite pair of denim jeans.
I raved enough about the top let me tell you a bit about the Hermera Pant – these are made from a Viscose Jersey with an elasticised waist that makes them very soft and comfortable to wear.
They have a great feature that gives them interest from your usual black jersey pant.
There is a button with and a tab of fabric on each leg that you can button up to for a relaxed look – for my photos I choose to leave them buttoned up which enabled me to wear the pants with my flats.
But you can unbutton the tab and put on a pair of heel and a dressy top making them perfect for a night out.
I think these would make great travel pants as you only need the one pair but they can be worn for multiple occasions.
WEARING: Hermera Pant $175.00 (I’m wearing the S/M) | Bamboo Aura Kaftan Top $165.00 (I’m wearing the S/M) | Frankie 4 MARGiE in Black Oily $199.95 | Ruby and Lilli Medallion Earrings $14.95 | Kmart Paper Panama Hat $7.00 (from the men’s department)
Both of these items come in different colour ways – white and black for the Bamboo Aura Kaftan Top and black and khaki for the Hermera Pant. All colours are neutrals that will go with a variety of existing items in a gals wardrobe.
Below are pictures of the different colours from the website.
Marianna has also given me a discount code to share with my readers – use the code StyleLoving20 to receive 20% off your order. Just input the code on checkout online.
Both these items were gifted to me for my editorial consideration.