Lace duster by Spell & The Gypsy Collective

THIS ISLAND LIFE | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a location, is to embrace the local fashion. So with Spell & The Gypsy Collective dominating the fashion scene in Byron Bay, I made a beeline for their boutique as soon as I got into town.

Their iconic label is a bohemian luxe collection of fashion, accessories and home wears, made for the ultimate gypsy-wanderer-dreamer. In an ideal world I would of bought the entire store store, but after narrowing down a change room full of crochet, lace and summery prints, I decided on this incredibly beautiful lace duster.

Made out of delicately detailed lace, the duster is the ultimate versatile layering piece for island life. You can wear it over a bikini, over a dress or even pair it with denim cut-offs and a tank. You can style it open or closed, and you can change the look completely using its drawstring waist or by adding a belt. Spell milled the lace especially for this piece, which makes it even more special.

We shot this little story on Wategos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Byron Bay. We were in town staying at Byron Marvel – an epic four-bedroom villa (post coming soon!) in the heart of Byron Bay that’s about 20 metres from the Spell & The Gypsy Collective boutique.

Photography by Tess Willcox from Àmes Collective.

Spell & The Gypsy Collective ‘Ophelia Duster’ in off white, Seafolly ‘Block Party’ triangle bikini top and Brazilian bottoms in tangeloKaren Walker ‘Harvest’ sunglasses in black, Kawaiian Lion ‘Love is an island’ cushion and beach towel borrowed from our villa Byron Marvel.

THIS ISLAND LIFE | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

THIS ISLAND LIFE | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

THIS ISLAND LIFE | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

THIS ISLAND LIFE | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

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THIS ISLAND LIFE | Spell & The Gypsy Collective

As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.

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