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11 party season style tips

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Next week on the social calendar I have an evening boutique spring soiree, a charity long lunch and an afternoon/evening 30th birthday celebration in the city. I don’t say this to boast. Far from it. I’m already fearful for my liver and my future sleep-deprived state. I say it as an example of how social

Teacher style spring-summer 2015

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Editor’s note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex and discovered that there is a whole world out there of teachers sharing their style. It’s far from the teacher style I knew back in the day and even if you’re not a teacher you’ll be

How to wear a striped dress

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I’ve never met a stripe I haven’t loved. Combine a stripe with an easy-wear, relaxed spring-summer dress and you’ve really got my attention. This Bohemian Traders striped dress ticks all the boxes for a versatile summer dress that will serve you well for any number of occasions. I love the weight of this fabric. It’s heavy

How to wear a cashmere knit

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There is one very important thing that guides us each day as to what to wear. Yes our body shape, personality, an occasion and our lifestyle do influence our outfit choices but the biggest influencer of all has to be the weather. I’m a weather app nerd. SERIOUSLY. I even have a folder on my iPhone

How to wear a white jacket

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I’m heading to the annual Women in Focus conference today. This year it’s just up the road in Noosa and it’s the first time I’ve been invited. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Two and a half days surrounded by inspirational business women from all around Australia? Yes, that’s got me peaking. Mr SY

How to wear a jumpsuit

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I remember when I first stepped into my Sacha Drake Solange jumpsuit. It was a near-religious experience. Not only did it feel as comfortable as wearing (fancy) pyjamas, I felt immediately dressed up. Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249 (available size 8-18) The jersey fabric drapes beautifully over the bits I prefer being draped over. The sleeves can

Spring 2015 Styling You Shop

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Pinch and a punch. It’s not only the first of the month, it’s the first day of my favourite season and the launch of the spring 2015 Styling You Shop. The shop concept is still new to Styling You. This is the second time we’ve opened up the pop-up online shop and I’m excited that you’re

How to get your spring wardrobe sorted

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Spring-summer is a very long fashion season in most of Australia. This means that for most of us, most of our wardrobe is devoted to clothes that are geared towards our daily life in those warmer months. It also means that it’s more of a challenge to keep things fresh throughout the season … because

How to dress for a conference


Last weekend I attended the 2015 Problogger Training Event – just a *wee* gathering of about 700 bloggers or people wanting to connect with bloggers. The conference is the brainchild of Problogger’s Darren Rowse. It started with humble beginnings as a one-day event in 2010 and has grown to be Australia’s only annual blogging conference.

How to build outfits from wardrobe basics

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There is more than one way to put together an outfit but the formula I’m sharing here is one way that will help take the stress out of getting dressed for good. This is an outfit formula based on wardrobe basics and it’s a formula I’ve been sharing at my Unlock Your Style events since

How to wear a chambray shirt

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It’s been said that you shouldn’t adopt a fashion trend if you’re old enough to have worn it the first time it was a thing. I’ve long poo-pooed this outdated notion. And it’s a good job I have too. Why should all the sweet young things have all the fun? Fashion is fun and it

How to stay excited about your winter wardrobe

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I thought I was being super clever escaping the Australian winter for three weeks. In my head, I’d waltz on back from the south of Italy, all glowing and ready to embrace the new fashion season ahead. WRONG. No, as a major reality check, Queensland – and the entire Eastern seaboard of Australia – was

How to choose the perfect trench coat

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Editor’s note: please welcome stylist Sally Mackinnon with a guest post about trench coats. Sally is an experienced personal stylist based in Melbourne. A leader in her field, Sally is renowned for helping women of all shapes and sizes dress with style and confidence so that they look and feel great every day. The trench coat is making its way

What to pack for a European summer holiday


This would have to be my biggest packing challenge to date. Well, since I started seeing every trip as an opportunity to better myself in this game the experts call packing light. I need to be upfront with you from the outset, if you’re looking for a “how to pack for three weeks in Europe with

How to wear ankle boots – an update

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There are many reasons why ankle boots are still very much a part of the winter fashion landscape. For me, I think the main reason is that, unlike their knee-high sisters, ankle boots don’t discriminate on calf width. Those of us with greater OR less-than-average thigh widths do not fear shopping for the ankle boot. There

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