The Real Housewives of Auckland Showcase Summer Fashion

Michelle Blanchard and Gilda Kirkpatrick showcase the power of subtlety, with early summer’s penchant for delicate silk tops, washed-out denim and soft utilitarian dresses

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A tried and true staple, the crisp white shirt dress gets a minimalist makeover. Gilda wears Acne dress, $579, from Workshop. Stuart Weitzman boots, $1200, from Runway. Louis Vuitton silk scarf, $250, and earring $855 (sold as pair). Vintage 1930s chair (POA) from The Vitrine.

A tailored jacket and sun-kissed jeans will never go out of style. Michelle wears a collarless Isabel Marant Etoile jacket, $698, and jeans, $398, from Workshop. Liam camisole $129.

Beautiful rich jewel tones offer up an inspired take on colour for summer. Michelle wears a Miss Crabb dress $520. Karen Walker coat $4650.

Lounge in beautiful silk shirts and palazzo pants as the temperature climbs. Michelle wears Helmut Lang shirt, $590, from Adorno. Knuefermann pants $295. Louis Vuitton pearl earrings $755.

Just relax in soft utilitarian looks that combine function with an elegant mood. Gilda wears a Camilla and Marc blazer $1080. Zambesi camisole $340. Levi’s jeans $180. Michelle wears an Equipment dress, $560, from Adorno. Louis Vuitton pearl earrings $755. Own bracelets.

The humble hoodie is this season’s break-out star, with designers elevating it to the next level. Gilda wears a Marques Almeida hooded dress, $750, and feather pin, $237, from The Shelter. Stuart Weitzman boots, $1200, from Runway.

Michelle wears a Miss Crabb gown $590. Gilda wears a Zambesi vest, $600, and camisole $340. Michelle and Gilda talk fame and fashion.

Michelle wears Harman Grubisa top $349. Sophie Buhai choker, $1880, from Simon James Concept Store.

Gilda wears Marques Almeida jumper, $850, from The Shelter.

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