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What is the difference between cocktail and formal dress

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It’s the season for balls and formal events – well, it is judging by the number of questions that I’m receiving on the subject – and the photos popping up on my friends’ Facebook feed. Here is just a selection of the questions from SY readers: Renee, a North Queensland mum is attending two events –

The Model and Me: Bella Lido

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I know this Model and Me business is all about Mondays here on Styling You but given that Monday felt like Sunday and today – Tuesday – feels like Monday then I hope you’re all ok with us just going with the flow? I had THE best birthday weekend filled with family, relaxation and a

How to shop the sales

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Most of Australia is heading into a long weekend this weekend. Sorry Western Australia – don’t worry Queensland won’t have this holiday at this time next year either. This move does not please me as the Queen’s Birthday long weekend has typically coincided with my birthday weekend – something that very much has pleased me

How to wear the Bohemian Traders striped dress

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One of the top-selling pieces in the Styling You Shop (the autumn-winter capsule is only available for sale until this Saturday, June 6) has been the Bohemian Traders striped dress. I’m not surprised at all. It’s a dress that I fell in love with last winter because if ever there was a frock equivalent of a pair

The Model and Me: Woolerina

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Oh hello, it’s officially winter. Does it feel like winter where you live? We had a very balmy blast to see out autumn in Queensland and I found myself wardrobe-challenged to say the least. This week it looks like cooler weather is heading our way, so I’m sure I’ll get my winter wardrobe groove back.

Monochrome outfit ideas

FEATURED Monochrome shopping inspiration AW15

Whenever I’m having an outfit conniption – and yes it does happen – I revert to my favourite non-colour combination. Monochrome. Black and white is always all right in my fashion books. Whether it’s a casual or dressed-up outfit, it always looks classy. Coco Chanel was definitely on to something: Women think of all colours

The Model and Me: Blue Bungalow

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I’m having so much fun with my cooler weather wardrobe. The layers were definitely out and happening across the weekend. (You can catch up with my outfits here, here, here and here). My favourite winter uniform is starting with good basics – a basic knit or long-sleeve top and a basic pant – and then

How to wear a faux fur vest

FEATURED how to wear a faux fur vest

I have a confession to make. A fashion confession. A few years ago I swore I would never wear a faux fur vest. Never. Ever. Boy am I eating those hastily uttered words now. I cannot get enough of them and have decreed faux fur vests to be THE most covetable fashion item this winter

The Model and Me: Louenhide

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It may be just a couple of weeks until winter officially kicks off but in Queensland our days are still on the mild side. If you could bottle the temperatures at this time of year, I would. Nights are doona-snuggling-worthy, days are warm and in the mid-to-high 20s and humidity is low. My hair is

Teenage style: autumn-winter 2015 trends

2015 autumn-winter fashion trends

Editor’s note: Samantha (Sammy) is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism student. Each month she shares some style tips that are relevant to teenage girls of all ages – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style question you’d like answered. Brrrrr! Okay QLD. We’ve had our fair share of Summer.

How to choose the right leggings

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Oh HELLO. The temperatures have dropped. Even here in Queensland. It’s 10 degrees this morning, Stylers. In May. Luckily I’ve re-edited my wardrobe in advance of this chilly situation. It’s almost time to rest the razor blade and take advantage of the fact that my legs will be covered until September (except for that bit

The Model and Me: Kalokeri

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If you’re a mum, did you get spoilt rotten yesterday? I did. Beautiful presents and a champagne breakfast out. But you know what I did when I got home from said breakfast? No, I didn’t take to my bed for a nap like I thought I would. I did my winter wardrobe edit. {Here are

Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You Shop

FEATURED S You Shop AW15 capsule wardrobe

I’m a big believer in making the most of your existing wardrobe. You know the drill … don’t go shopping unless you’ve first done a proper edit and cull of what you already have tucked away in cupboards, drawers and robes. Now, you might think it’s counter-productive of me to be reminding you of this on the

What to wear on a long-haul flight

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I love flying. Have done since I was a small child and wore my TAA “The Friendly Way” Junior Flyer badge with pride. I’d have the hostesses (back when they were called hostesses) fill in my logbook with every flight – mostly on fokker friendship planes between Maryborough and Brisbane. We dressed up for flying.

The Model and Me: Harlow

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It’s Mr SY’s birthday today. He’s very ok that he shares this day with International Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) but Monday is pretty much a dud day on which to celebrate another year on this planet, which is why we turned the whole weekend into a festival instead. On Saturday

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