Styling Strategies 101 – how to dress it up and down

Ever been advised to buy clothes only if you can wear them at least 3 ways?  You nod sagely and then think, “How do I do that? How do I dress it up and down so I can wear it for formal or casual situations?” It’s pretty simple once you under the basics which I call my 6Ss (acronyms….you can tell corporate training is in my blood). Of course,  if you want to reserve play things for play time and
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What to wear for business headshots

Do you like your business headshot?  Is it recent?Does it truly capture the essence of you, your role or your business?The internet is a great place to do background research on potential clients, job candidates or service providers. Chances are even before you wade through the text of the bio and achievements, you'll look closely at the profile photo.  A professional and flattering business headshot encourages us to read further; a dated or amateurish pic raises questions about the person's
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How to fit jeans without trying them on

In the market for new jeans, but dread trying on fifty pairs to find a pair that fits right?   Here’s a very cool tip to fit jeans without trying them on.  This trick will  save you time and keep you sane when shopping for jeans.  When you find a pair and want to know if it’s worthwhile trying it on properly in the dressing room, do this quick test.
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Authentic Style – My first book is launched

Style, bubbles and baubles What better way to welcome  into the world a book about styling than to throw a party at a jewellery shop? That’s what happened one gorgeous sunny Sunday in July. My first book, Authentic Style: A practical guide to loving how you look every day was welcomed with such love and anticipation from past clients, friends and new acquaintances. Here’s how it was reported by the Sydney Standard. It’s not too late for you to get
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Host your own clothing swap party

A clothing swap party is a wonderful way to enjoy time with girlfriends and to experiment with new fashion styles without spending a cent. Hosting your own clothing swap party is easy.   Here are five ideas to ensure yours runs smoothly and everyone has a great time. 1.  Timing Consider hosting a clothing swap party at the end of a season.  A change in the temperature will encourage your friends to sift through their wardrobes and identify what they’d
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Clothing Swap: interesting observations on human behaviour

I went to my first publically organised clothing swap  last Saturday in Surry Hills. Over 50 women (and a handful of men and children) had travelled through the cold and wet to wait patiently outside the library. We’d been told to come early to check in our donated clothes in exchange for buttons.  Each button entitled the bearer to take away a preloved item. It sounded like a fun way of passing on clothes I no longer wanted.  There was also
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Wear a chunky knit with style not chunk

As it gets colder, it’s lovely to wrap yourself up in soft, cuddly chunky knits. They’re all the rage at the moment  and you can find them in a variety of shapes and lengths.  You don’t have to sacrifice your shape when you wear a chunky knit.  There are ways to enjoy the softness of a knit AND look stylish in the silhoutte you cut.  This video shows you how.
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It’s easy to wear fashion accessories. Three tips to get started.

” I want to wear fashion accessories, but I don’t know how.” I had the pleasure of working with Sally last week.  Sally completed an 8-week fitness challenge with Body Beyond Baby and to celebrate her fit and toned body, she wanted advice on looking more stylish on casual occasions with her existing clothes. Like many first-time moms, Sally wants to wear flattering and current clothes, without overhauling her wardrobe because she plans to have a second baby in the
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Wear colored tights confidently

Have you ever wondered how some women can wear colored tights and make them look chic, effortless and cool? I’m a real novice when it comes to wearing colored tights, but I just couldn’t resist the David Jones’ colored tights display.   Maybe it was the bleakness of the day or the cool temperatures, but the cobalt, neon yellow, hot pink, purple and green tights called out to me. I didn’t have the guts to buy the brights, but settled on
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