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How to make an outfit look better

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Can you believe that #everydaystyle is more than six months old? I can’t. What started as a reader request to see more of what I wore every day – not just for special occasions or for blog posts – evolved into a personal challenge for me. I might blog and advise people about fashion and

How to wear prints

How to wear prints

My everyday style has had a fantastic boost this week. I don’t know about you but my wardrobe is in that limbo land between autumn and winter. The warm days mean that winter pieces are lying and hanging there unworn and unloved. We’ve supposedly moved on from summer but then we get a few 25

How to wear leopard print

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I’m not generally a pattern kind of fashion-wearing-chick. I make exceptions for stripes, spots … and leopard print. All classic patterns and ones I can buy safe in the knowledge that they’ll be faithful to me for many a fashion season to come. Today I’m talking about how to wear leopard print because there is

How to wear a scarf

Everyday style outfits of the week - how to wear a scarf

We didn’t need a weather app to tell us that in many parts of Australia this week it was cold. We just had to look to the #everydaystyle feed on Instagram. Unseasonably early winter weather descended even on Brisbane. I embraced it by ceremoniously moving my high summer clothes into the spare wardrobe, switching out

Your style questions answered

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This is the third post in a series I’ve started on the blog. You seem to like them so keep those questions coming. Missed last month’s style questions answered post? You can catch up here. Some of your questions make blog posts on their own so I’ll be developing them and posting on the blog

How to wear knee high boots

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m not abandoning my love of the ankle boot any time soon (if you’d like tips on how to wear those, check out this post from last year) but I’ll always have a soft spot for a knee high boot. I blame it on those white knee highs that Sally Boyden

Your style questions answered

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This is the second post in a series I’ve started on the blog that helps get your style questions answered (you can read the first here). My aim is to answer a few of the style questions that land in my inbox. I’m thinking that if one person has asked the question, there’s a fair chance

How to wear a leather jacket

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Have you noticed that black leather jackets are every where this autumn-winter? It’s the one clothing piece I’m mentally obsessing over and scheming ways in which I can add this investment piece to my wardrobe. And I know I should be actually buying one now because when the time comes that it’s cool enough for

How a cape or kimono jacket can lift a basic outfit

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Whenever I feature a cape or a kimono jacket here on the blog or Instagram, it seems that there are three camps you fall into when it comes to this garment type. 1. You’re already a card-carrying member of the kimono/cape camp. 2. You want to join in but haven’t found the right one for

How to minimise moving house stress

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I’m sitting here with a stress headache and feel completely under qualified to write a post about how to minimise moving house stress. I’m so damn tired and have ONCE AGAIN spent the morning listening to annoying on-hold music while ONCE AGAIN trying to get internet* connected at our new house – a relocation order

How to shop for beauty gifts for women

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I know that there are very few men who read Styling You (if you ARE male and read here, it’s time to de-lurk in the comments below … we promise we’ll be kind) so this post is the kind that you might want to print out or send a link to the gift-buying male in your

How to take a compliment about your looks

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Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Australia I’ve just come back from spending six days in Bali with 10 beautiful women. Beautiful women on the inside and out. Beautiful women who know who they are. Beautiful women who are not afraid to show who they are through the clothes and makeup they wear – and the way they

How to shop the sales

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Everyone loves a sale. There’s that feeling that kicks in. The I’m getting a bargain one. The hunter gatherer one. The get out of my waaaay lady I saw them first one. Phew. Short version we love a sale. The dilemma: how to shop the sales in a way that benefits our wardrobe when all

How to dress well as a teacher in summer

How to dress well as a teacher in summer - pencil skirts

In my day job as a teacher, my role is very varied. I can be sitting on the floor solving maths problems one minute, and kicking a ball on playground duty the next. This can make finding appropriate work outfits a bit tricky. I am required to look professional, but also need to be comfortable

How to feel good in a swimsuit

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Are you ready for this one? Let’s get today’s virtual cocktail served up straight away, shall we? Because I think we all need to down a Cosmo and toast to the sisterhood. We need to drink that Cosmo in the spirit of the Sex and the City girls. We need to take on the beach or

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