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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

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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 I’ve long poo-pooed this outdated notion.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

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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

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 –

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

How to wear a faux fur vest

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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

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

What to wear to a winter wedding

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Judging by the number of questions I’ve received of late about what to wear to a winter wedding, there are a lot of people out there lucky enough to be frocking up and celebrating love with family and/or friends. So today, I thought I’d tackle the three of those questions and include some shopping ideas.

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