Five wardrobe staples from Kiwi fashion newcomer

There’s something to said for the magic that happens when fashion meets comfort, especially when the summer temperatures soar and we’re stuck in the office all day. Newcomer Y+R (Young + Resolute) has created that magic with its debut collection, a selection of trans-seasonal pieces which are classic, chic and timeless.

Designed and made here in New Zealand, each piece exudes quality and wearability. Not only that, but the team behind the label are committed to creating awareness around environmental issues - namely, saving the bees! - and making a difference in society and the economy. While we have our eyes on just about everything from Y+R’s first collection, here are the five pieces we’re lusting after most:

The easy wraparound dress
Throw it on in the morning when you’ve got “nothing to wear” for work, or on a balmy summer evening when less is more. Available in both bronze and moss green, we’re loving the relaxed glamour of this flattering wrap dress. A pair of statement gold earrings will complement this chic dress perfectly.

 wrap dress

The chic white number

Every summer calls for a classic white ensemble and for us, this chic jumpsuit is IT. Wide legged and cinched with a big bow, this jumpsuit is sure to the creme de la creme of many a summer event. Pair it with tan mules, cat-eye shades and a cool drink.

white jumpsuit

The backless blouse

This adorable blouse truly is the definition of ‘business in the front and a party at the back’. Dress it up with palazzo pants for evening, or a cute pair of tailored shorts for a daytime soiree in the sun. Team this backless number with a cute lace bralette if you want a little more coverage.

backless top

The statement dress

There’s a lot to be said for a dress that you can throw on and instantly feel great in. Team this green plaid number with a white tee or pair it with mid-heel mules for the office. In winter, this trans-seasonal piece will work with ankle boots and a leather jacket for a cool 90s kid vibe.

statement dress

The tomboy’s romper

It’s playful without being OTT girly and looks just as cute with a tee underneath as it does on its own. Sandals, flats or statement sneakers complement this piece, making it ideal for a festival or daytime party. Throw on a baker boy hat and call it an outfit!

tomboy romper

To check out the entire Y+R collection and find more about the label - and their commitment to saving the bees! - head over to their website, here.