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What is the difference between cocktail and formal dress

FEATURED What to wear to a winter cocktail event

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.

How to swap to natural beauty products

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Editor’s note: Please welcome Claire Charters to Styling You. Claire is a blogger at, a lifestyle blog curated to inspire readers to live a more luxe yet simpler, gentler, kinder and conscious life through DIY projects, gardening, mindful consumerism, wellness, decor ideas and more.  With conscious consumerism on the uprise, many of us are seeking out

How to update your autumn-winter teacher style

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Editor’s note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex at one of my Brisbane book launches – after I *met* her on Instagram and discovered that there is a whole world out there of teachers sharing their style. It’s far from the teacher style I

How to dress like Claire Underwood

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If you’re scratching your head and wondering who the heck Claire Underwood is … it’s ok, she’s fictional. She’s not part of my imagination. No, she’s part of the imagination and genius that is the writing and production team behind Netflix political intrigue series, House of Cards. Claire is played by Robin Wright and stars opposite

What to pack for a health retreat holiday


Sponsored by Female for Life Somebody pinch me. In less than a month I’ll be winging my way to Koh Samui, Thailand, to spend the good part of a week at a health retreat. Absolute Sanctuary to be exact. Now, the last time (and my first visit) I visited Koh Samui, it was our honeymoon – 10

Your style questions answered

FEATURED What to wear to a 40th birthday lunch - autumn

Welcome to a regular post I feature here on Styling You. Whenever I get a fashion or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it in a blog post like this. If you have a question you’d like considered for this, please email me: – I can’t answer all

Your style questions answered

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The year has got off to a flying start and with that has come a tonne of emails into my inbox. I’m doing my best to stay on top of them but I am only human. Whenever I get a fashion or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it

How to find your perfect white t-shirt

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I have a wardrobe confession to make. My name is Nikki and I have a “thing” for white tees and tops. And by thing, I mean obsession. I just did a little audit for you as part of this confession and I counted no less than 16 white tops. About 10 of these are all

17 tips for Christmas shopping

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I’ll be upfront with you: I LOVE buying gifts for other people. I love the thought process leading up to the purchase, I love the execution of the thought process and I love the GIVING of said gift. When it comes to the big kahuna occasion of gift buying – Christmas – I’d like to

How to wear metallics

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Earlier this month I highlighted this season’s main fashion trends – as worn on the real women of #everydaystyle. There was one trend that I really wanted to see more people wearing. Possibly for selfish reasons. Oh, who am I kidding. DEFINITELY for selfish reasons. I love anything that sparkles, shimmers and shines so of course

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