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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

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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

How to pack for a trip to Europe


Returning to England on a fairly regular basis is something I love to do. It’s where I was born and my roots lie deep and strong in the old country’s green and pleasant land – despite my new love for Australia, particularly Western Australia which I now call home. But it doesn’t matter how many

How to use Pinterest to find your personal style

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For a lot of women we develop our sense of style from those around us, those who raise us and the influences we pick up along the way. Maybe as we grow and develop into that style we are happy with it, maybe it falls away all together and we’re left with a sad version

Wardrobe bootcamp: How to dress when breastfeeding


Editor’s note: This is a regular series in which we help Styling You readers solve a particular wardrobe or clothing crisis with a little advice and some shopping suggestions. If you think you’d like to be considered as part of a Wardrobe Boot Camp post, then please email me ( with a couple of photos and a brief

Wardrobe boot camp: How to take your outfit from day to night


There’s one question that regularly its way into my inbox. What I can wear to work in my reasonably conservative office before heading out to dinner/the movies/a bar with friends/family/my other half. Recently the how to take your outfit from day to night question came to me via a reader who is reentering the workforce

Wardrobe bootcamp: how to bring sexy back

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Editor’s note: This is a regular series in which we help Styling You readers solve a particular wardrobe or clothing crisis with a little advice and some shopping suggestions. If you think you’d like to be considered as part of a Wardrobe Boot Camp post, then please email me ( with a couple of photos

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