Meet Sass & Bide's dynamic duo, Mel A & Mel P. 


We spotted two ambassadors from iconic Australian designer brand, Sass & Bide and asked them to share their take on this season's hottest trends and what inspires their fashion choices. 

Mel A  & Mel P joined the team in December last year when Sass & Bide opened their new store at Chadstone. Both embody the free-spirit of the brand in their unique way.
Mel A. likes to dress up with statement pieces while Mel P. splurges on transeasonal items to elevate her outfit.

Discover their favourite items of the season, who inspires their style,
and how they embrace individuality in fashion.


Left: Mel A. | Right: Mel P.

What’s an essential piece for the season from Sass & Bide?

Mel A: A cashmere sweater paired with a shearling vest. This season it’s all about keeping
warm and stylish.

Mel P: Anything leather – but the Foolish Games coat is a must.


Tell us your favourite styling tip?

Mel A: Add accessories for an instant polished look.

Mel P: Invest in statement outerwear. Adding a good jacket or coat does amazing things
for a jeans and tee outfit.


What is one item to splurge on?

Mel A: The Foolish games coat - a luxe item that will last forever.

Mel P: The Alphabet Street leather jacket in Cognac. It’s a classic colour and is super transeasonal for the Melbourne weather.

Mel P. holding up the Alphabet Street leather jacket in Cognac
After The Storm Knit on mannequin
Mel A. with the Tonight or Never Jacket

What’s your style when you’re not working?

Mel A: A dress with a statement jacket.

Mel P: Jeans and a tee with heels, big earrings and a leather jacket – oh and a red wine in hand.


Top 5 favourite items from Sass & Bide?

Mel A: 

  • Love Song Vest - a luxurious Mongolian shearling vest.
  • New Days Skirt - the perfect mid-length, relaxed fit leather skirt.
  • Caught up in your knit jacket - relaxed fit, super long-line 'coatigan'.
  • Delirious Dress - I just love this cute soft silk mini dress.  
  • New Order Boot - our Pony leather boots in rich Bordeaux are a crowd favourite. 

Mel P:

  • Foolish Games Coat - our oversized Toscana shearling coat is a real wardrobe staple. 
  • Boss Goddess Tee - the insanely popular embellished logo tee.
  • Power generation jean - these are a soft denim stretch jean that go with everything. 
  • Love Song Vest - a luxurious Mongolian shearling vest.
  • Alphabet Street Leather Pants - step out in a bold silhouette in this soft leather fitted pant.
Mel A. holding up the Delirious Dress
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Mel P. wears the Foolish Games Coat

Finish this sentence. Embracing individuality in fashion means…

Mel A: Being yourself! Setting your own style and trends.

Mel P: Looking and feeling exactly like you.

What’s your favourite way to dress up any outfit?

Mel A: A bold lip or statement earrings.

Mel P: Good heels and confidence – a smile helps too.

Who is your favourite person you follow on Instagram for style inspiration?

Mel A: @fakander – I love her fresh and edgy style.

Mel P: @natkelley – she is such a babe and always has fun with what she wears.