Visually Arresting Colours & Style at Eliza’s Boutique

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Autumn is all about Eliza’s new season’s look-at-me European collections in warm sensual colours and classy fabrics, Helen Flanagan enthuses.

What’s not to love about Liz McMillan’s effervescent energy when it comes to choosing the crème de la crème of the latest exclusive European collections and her seemingly effortless styling, which morphs naturally into a luxury fashion experience like no other?

Great news of the collection’s arrival for Liz’s myriad clientele, who certainly don’t need an excuse to visit the expert stylist and doyenne of luxury fashion who opened Eliza’s on Hastings Street 25 years ago and is now firmly ensconced on Thomas Street with views of the Noosa River.

Liz says the number one essential item to elevate an autumn look this season is a trench coat in chocolate brown, super soft vegan leather which is lightweight and washable.

“Best thrown over an 80s-inspired ivory or grey cotton tank or tee with gold paint detailing, perhaps teamed with the very flattering new season flares in a sand colour lightweight fabric with cargo pocket detail and low on the sides,” she enthuses. “Think texture and metallic, a soft gold yarn tank with scoop neck, teamed with the most comfortable and dashing pant of this season, vegan leather straight leg jeans in a rich shade of cinnamon.

“Finish with an ivory and caramel coloured textured short jacket with round neck and raw edge detail.”

Ooh la la, everyone loves a little French! Think vintage style blouses in white, ivory or coddled cream, with on-trend crochet detail for a perfect feminine touch. Pair with leather pants in rich cinnamon or black; denim jeans; or new season maxi skirts or culottes.

Luxe metallic fabrics in matte silver and gold are a new take on the basic blue denim jean jacket, this time with a raw edge and cropped to the waist, perfectly flattering with the new season’s flare pant, maxi skirt or culottes – or pared back with motif tanks and tees in soft jersey and cottons.

“The maxi skirt is a truly feminine addition to your wardrobe teamed with sneakers or boots,” says Liz. “Create
a simple yet attractive look and take on the new season asymmetrical A-line maxi skirt with contrast fabric panelling in either sage or black.

“Pair with an amazing knit in the same colour, made from a combo of cotton, rayon and paper, and pair with the all-essential vegan leather short basic jacket in black, dark green or tan.

“The jacket can be dressed up or down, tied around the waist and is washable. It’s the perfect travel piece as it’s also soft, lightweight and so comfortable.

“This outfit has a rock chic vibe mixed with French femininity!”

Super in-store stylist Liz says 2024 fashion is about length, shape and volume.

“The polished preppy/quiet luxury/grandpa chic looks are all about cheeky suiting with long and short jackets; white collars under knits; tailored pieces in high quality fabrics such as linen, cotton, Tencel, GIMA cotton, Lyocell, viscose, paper and linen,” she says. “Or go for more of a retro street wear feel with cheeky cardis, denim with a twist, wide leg pants, maxi skirts, sneakers, ballet flats and statement sunglasses; while the skinny jean has evolved into more a straight cut or flare.

“Styling your clothes is a way of elevating your look, wearing them in a unique/different manner, pairing pieces that are worn in the correct proportions for your figure but overall making the transformation into a modern you, with wonderful outfits that reflect personality, style, mood and even the occasion.

“When you dress and check yourself out in the mirror, I know you will say or think ‘I look and feel fabulous’.”

With exclusive European designs, personalised styling and a commitment to making everyone look and feel fabulous, it’s no surprise that Eliza’s has been the go-to for fashionable styling and exclusive looks for 25 years.

About the Author /

Noosa’s sophisticated charm, vibrant food culture and the magnetism of a subtropical paradise surrounded by national parks, inveigled Helen’s manic world and flipped it on its side. She pursues the good life with gusto, instinctively understanding the joys of travel, the art of story-telling, a candid review and surviving another reno whilst thriving on the motto Live Laugh Love!

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