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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

Recreate Jenna Lyons' Eclectic Style

Jenna Lyons' eclectic style involves a considered mix of high-octane glamour pieces (involving sequins, feathers, crystals and metallics) with every day items like denim shirts, t-shirts and button down shirts. Here's how to recreate her style for yourself.

1 November 2020

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Guide to Layering

Autumn is a time when you can get creative with your outfits through some skilful autumn layering.

Here are my tips for layering pieces without ending up looking like the Michelin Man. Plus my guide to the key pieces you need to layer like a pro.

1 October 2020

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How to Do Tonal Dressing

Tonal dressing is the art of dressing from top to toe in one single colour, or varying shades of the same colour.

Here's five ways to do it like an expert.

1 September 2020

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How to Wear Linen

Linen is notoriously difficult to wear. You only have to look at it sideways for it to crease. 

Here's my guide to wearing linen. How to wear it, how to style it and why it's such a sustainable fabric.

2 August 2020

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Tips for Online Shopping

Since my last shopping tips post (here) the world has changed and become a very different place when it comes to shopping. Online shopping has become our new normal if it wasn’t already a big part of the way you consumed fashion. Here are my tips and tricks for online shopping.

1 August 2020

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The Ultimate Tucking Guide

The way you tuck in your top can take an outfit from frumpy to fabulous. And there's a technique for every occasion.

Here are five tucking techniques and how to use them to best effect.

2 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 are 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

In the midst of a pandemic 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. And what you wear can absolutely play a role in enhancing our mood and keeping productive.

5 April 2020

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How to Dress Outside Your Comfort Zone

So many of my clients love fashion, 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 suit your colour, shape and lifestyle. 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? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are likely in a style rut. Here's how to get out of it.

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 makes them feel put-together, stylish and confident. Here's my five step guide to building a fabulous outfit.

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. Once you've got your capsule wardrobe together, the next step is how to supercharge that capsule wardrobe and really make it interesting. Read on for tips on taking your capsule wardrobe and raising it to all levels of fabulous.

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 helping them pack efficiently, appropriately and, most of all, stylishly.

When clients tell me how they generally plan and pack for a holiday, it's generally 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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