Written by Kate Parker
If discovering exotic destinations on the regular while looking completely effortless sounds like your idea of heaven, then get ready to be swept off your feet by Friend in Fashion – your one stop destination for inspo on all things fashion and travel.
With more stamps on her passport than most and an enviable wardrobe to boot, Jasmin Howell of Friend in Fashion is a seasoned traveller who is giving us some major travel envy.
With her finger firmly on the pulse of trends in the fashion world, Jasmin has cemented herself as one of Australia’s top fashion bloggers having worked with top brands including L’Oréal, BMW, Revolve, Estee Lauder, Pandora and Veuve Clicquot.
Jasmin’s most recent trip was to the city that never sleeps, New York City. Jasmin’s top tip? Pack a comfortable pair of flats and get lost exploring the city by foot. (Check out her latest NYC Travel Diary– jealous!)
Now you can incorporate Jasmin’s style into your own wardrobe because the ever-stylish Melburnian has collaborated for the first time with local shoe label, Ballettonet.
Designed with the fashion-conscious traveller in mind, the eight-piece collection includes flats, slides and Chelsea boots which strike the perfect balance between style and comfort.
Counting the effortlessly classic and chic Audrey Hepburn as one of her all time style icons, it is easy to see why Jasmin chose to collaborate with Ballettonet.
The label create wearable, classic styles, all hand-crafted in Italy from the finest suedes and leather, and are designed to complement the wearer’s style, not define it.
The shoes would not look out of place on the streets of Italy, teamed with a crisp white shirt and flowy skirt for a modern take on Roman Holiday.
As a self-confessed sneakers and backpack type of traveller (*cough* scruffy), I always find it amazing that bloggers like Jasmin can look so kept and chic in what can often be trying and unpredictable circumstances.
Comfort has always taken precedence over style when I pack for a trip, but Friend in Fashion has taught me that the two are not mutually exclusive.
Maybe it’s time I step it up and work Ballettonet x Friend in Fashion into my next overseas adventure because hey, if the shoe fits…
Prices start from $220.00 and the range is available at www.ballettonet.co and in store at InHabit, at Westfield Doncaster.