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The Guest Edit: The Hej Hej Founders Give Their Favourite Colourful Winter Wardrobe Additions

This fashionable duo has provided some easy ways to inject your wardrobe with a splash of colour during the colder months.
By Sarah Templeton
May 05, 2022
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By Sarah Templeton
May 05, 2022
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In The Guest Edit we hand the reins over to some of the most interesting, tasteful and (or) entertaining people in Australia and New Zealand. For this instalment, we've enlisted the taste of Aotearoa-based fashion designers Alice Isles and Kiki Judd, the brains behind beloved colourful local fashion brand hej hej, to get their thoughts on the best ways to brighten up our winter wardrobes as the weather starts to turn increasingly grim.

ISLES AND JUDD: It's no secret that we're big fans of colour. We believe that everyone can embrace a pop of colour in their wardrobe. You don't have to look far from our shores and pool of fashion creatives to find subtle accessories or bold knits to add colourful hues to your daily ensemble.

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AUÓR SUNGLASSES

This brand's Paloma Celery sunglasses offer a classic 90s-inspired elongated cat-eye design in this season's favourite colour: green. Auór eyewear is designed in Australia and handcrafted in Italy using European materials. We love their use of fun colours on classic shapes.

Find them: NZ$350 RRP on the Auór website. 

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KATE MITCHELL LEMON EARRINGS

These handcrafted glass fruit earrings from local designer Kate Mitchell are individually flame-worked from coloured glass and sculpted to form miniature fruit. Based in Auckland, Mitchell's work explores all things texture and colour — no two fruits will ever be the same.

Find them: $75 RRP on Kate Mitchell's website. 

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KESTER BLACK NAIL POLISH 

Accessorise with reckless abandon, free-spiritedness and generous air-sign energy.  Nail polish is the perfect way to be playful with bright colours and New Zealand brand Kester Black has all the best hues. We love this Tangerine Dream shade for a pop of colour that will go with any outfit.

Find it: For $28 a bottle on the Kester Black website, or at sellers nationwide. 

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PRADA FOAM RUBBER SANDALS

We know what you're thinking. Sandals? In winter? But we love sandals no matter the season — and these electric blue numbers would go perfectly with our knits in cobalt. They're a splurge sure, but they'll see you through all the seasons.

Find it: For $1200 on Prada's New Zealand website or in-store in the Queen Street store.

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HEJ HEJ MELLOWPUFF KNIT

Adding a layer of knitwear under or over a dress or top really extends the life of your clothing through the winter months and is another opportunity to add colour to an outfit.

Find it: For $250 on hej hej's website or in the brand's new Ponsonby store.

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Published on May 05, 2022 by Sarah Templeton
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