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All the news, tips and style hacks that Suzanne has built up over years of studying and putting into practice all there is to know about personal style and how to develop it

The Ultimate Tucking Guide

I recently worked with a client who almost never tucked her tops into her trousers or skirts. When I asked her about this, it was clear she (wrongfully) believed that she had a tummy that she needed to hide and that by wearing her tops over her waistband she would hide unsightly lumps and bumps.

In a few swift styling moves, I was able to prove her wrong. 

The way you tuck in your top can take an outfit from frumpy to fabulous. Here are five tucking techniques and how to use them to best effect.

2 July 2020

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Two Different Dress Styles and How to Wear Them

Wearing a dress can be a little Groundhog Day in the sense that you put it on and that's that. Unlike separates, like tops, shirts, trousers and skirts, the styling options are a little more limited. Focussing on two dress styles, the prairie dress and the boho dress, here's styling tips for styling them out out this summer and beyond

1 July 2020

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How to Look Good On a Video Call

Whether we like it or not, work meetings, catch ups with friends and even dates will be held over video conferencing apps for the foreseeable future, with Zoom being one of the most common platforms. Here are my top tips for looking good and making an impact on Zoom (or substitute whichever digital platform it is that you use whenever I mention Zoom). 

1 June 2020

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Six Ways To Style a Boiler Suit

One of my absolute favourite pieces for easy style is a boiler suit. It's a more utility style version of a jumpsuit, and it's the perfect piece to show some individuality and cool-girl style. But much like the dress, the question is, how do you style this one piece in a way that shows that a bit of thought went into your outfit, and you know what you're doing. Here is six ways you can style your boiler suit for every season.

3 May 2020

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Working From Home: Three Outfit Ideas to Keep You Productive and Positive

At the time of writing this post, we are in the midst of corona crisis lock-down. Many people are finding themselves working from home for the first time on a regular basis. We’re all seeking out ways to keep structure to our days and avoid our minds going down the road of endless anxiety. Writing up to-do lists, setting new daily routines, meditation, online yoga classes, everything helps. But there’s another thing you can do to stay productive and positive and it involves what you wear.

5 April 2020

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How to Dress Outside Your Comfort Zone

So many of my clients love fashion, they love clothes, but there's some invisible force that is holding them back from wearing the pieces, the colours, the fabrics, the prints that deep in their heart of hearts they want to wear. So I've put together my tips: first, on whether you should consider dressing outside your fashion comfort zone; and second, how to do it.

29 March 2020

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Twenty-Five Australian Designers You Need to Know About

Ten years ago, Australian designers did not register much on the world stage of fashion. Nowadays, Australian designers are taking on the fashion world and making a name for themselves among the very best.

Here are twenty-five of my favourites, who never fail to inspire me with their uniquely antipodean take on personal style.

22 March 2020

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Shopping Tips from a Personal Shopper - How to Shop More Successfully

Shopping with a personal stylist, you will come away with items that fit seamlessly into your wardrobe and that suit your colour, shape, scale and lifestyle. Based on my years of shopping, I have put together my tips that everyone can use to make their shopping more successful from a budget, time and environmental point of view.

8 March 2020

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How to get out of a Style Rut

Do you find you’re wearing the same colour over and over again (usually black)? Do you have a “uniform” that you can’t stand the sight of any more? When you shop, are you trying on pieces that are exactly the same as ones you already have hanging forlornly in your wardrobe at home? 

24 February 2020

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5 Steps to Styling a Fabulous Outfit

Do you find that the process of putting together your outfit each morning adds an additional ten to fifteen minutes to your morning routine? You’re not alone. Many of my clients complain that it takes them an inordinate amount of time to put together an interesting outfit that is...

17 February 2020

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Elevated Basics - How to Super Charge Your Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is one consisting of a limited number of basic but interchangeable pieces that maximise the different outfit combinations you can create with them. The next step is how to supercharge that capsule wardrobe and really make it interesting...

10 February 2020

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The Ultimate Packing Guide

One of the services I provide to my clients is travel planning. It's about working with each client and making sure they they pack efficiently, appropriately and, most of all, stylishly.

When clients tell me how they generally plan and pack for a holiday, I can only describe it as a “scatter gun” approach. They would open their wardrobe, and throw in a miscellaneous set of clothes and hope for the best....

3 February 2020

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Master the Art of the Repeat Wear

There used to be a time when you could repeat wear outfits at different occasions with different crowds without fear of having the offending repeat outfit identified as such. Enter the age of social media and we are now faced with a world where every outfit can end up on Instagram, seen by most people you know, thereby immediately outing itself and limiting its ability to dazzle and amaze a new crowd at some future event.

27 January 2020

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Find Your Style

Fashion is a means of communicating without having to say a word. Whether you are interested in fashion or not, your choice of clothes says so much about you. Your outfits reflect your personality and can often reflect your mood. 

Here are my top tips for developing your own aesthetic. It's a style journey for you so that you can embody a coherent style that represents how you want to convey who you are...

20 January 2020

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