A Neutral Start To 2018

Hello and Happy New Year! May 2018 be your best year yet, especially with your style! To kick start the year my first post was inspired by cool neutrals given the very warm Australian summer we are experiencing. Apart from feeling and looking fresh in neutrals, there is a simple elegance and sophistication to neutral[…]

Refresh Your Style With Green

Hello, Green is an emotionally positive colour, bringing renewed energy and serenity. I love this colour and feel alive when I wear it. I rarely see people wearing this refreshing colour, especially in the summer. My latest post featuring three dresses, shows you how to wear green stylishly. Message me if you would like help[…]

Spring Into Your Style

Hello, It’s Spring, the flowers are blooming and so are the fashions out there. There is a riot of colour and patterns that excite me to no end. This spring is no different to others where I urge you to strip away the branding rules on who you think you should be, how people want[…]

Hello Yellow

From this… To this… Yay, Spring is days away and what better colour to kick start the season than yellow. This stunning lace, double ruffled dress with gigantic bow will not just brighten your day, but anyone in your orbit. Add a crisp white frilled sleeved crop jacket for contrast. Show some edge – and[…]

The Style Disruptor – By Alina B

I had a sensational styling session recently with Alina Berdichevsky. Here is what Alina had to say – Dressing oneself is an art where creativity reveals itself in several contexts. The art of knowing which colours work. The art of understanding proportions. And then, there’s the art of unexpected and striking combinations, where you really skirt the[…]

Work Style On A Budget – Series Three

Hello, This is the third and final series of affordable work styles. Please click here if you missed the first and here if you missed the second. This series is all about the skirt and how you can look fabulous without spending the big dollars. Enjoy. X From this… To this… Show your feminine side[…]

Three Ways With The Same Black Trousers + Blouse

Hello, The black trouser is a staple piece in most wardrobes. The lace blouse is still under utilised and would love to see more women wearing this delicate, feminine clothing item. Most of us want to know how to maximise what we have in our wardrobes. In these three videos I give you style tips[…]

Work Style On A Budget – Series Two

Hello, This is series two of dressing stylishly at work on a budget. If you missed series one, click here. This week I have put together three ‘trouser’ styles. As a style consultant, I find it deeply rewarding when I can help my clients look and feel fabulous on whatever budget they have – from[…]

Work Style On A Budget – Series One

Hello, I’ve created a series of posts showing you how to pull together stylish outfits on a budget. The first of the series featuring three different dresses. It is relatively easy to look fabulously stylish on a budget. It’s a matter of knowing how and here are simple tips that will inspire you. Stay tuned[…]

Adding Vitality To Your Winter Work Style

Hello, Winter has come around again and that for me means inspiring you to inject some vitality into your wardrobe. This is one of my mammoth quarterly posts and with ELEVEN style inspirations, I hope you can adopt some simple yet unique ways to improve your style and stand out at work. There is a[…]

Some Purple In Your Style

From this… To this… Purple and red: two powerful colours that work exceptionally well together. The combination of the feminine soft layered skirt, fitted belted jacket, multi strand necklace and striking pumps makes an incredible style statement in the office. Purple silk layered midi skirt from Sonia Riekel on Farfetch Black wrap style jacket from[…]

One Black Jacket – Four Ways

That ole faithful black jacket. There would hardly be a woman who doesn’t have a black jacket in her wardrobe. We all know how to throw the jacket over a pair of jeans, skirt or dress. Yet most of us don’t realise how with some simple, easy tips the same jacket can cleverly take on[…]

Wow Them With Sleeves

I am having a love affair with sleeves lately, and always with brooches. It’s time to make yourself know at work. The elaborate sleeves on these two dresses are non other than WOW – saying ‘l am confident, creative, elegant.’ And just to push those boundaries a little more, I’ve added brooches, however not in the[…]

Puff Goes The Sleeve

From this…To this…A knockout ensemble – balloon sleeves, bow detail skirt and the interesting combination of red and olive green. A touch of print with the embroidered pumps makes this a stunning and uber stylist work look. Red balloon sleeved blouse from Tibi on Matches Olive green bow detail midi skirt from Roksanda on Matches[…]

5 Days, 6 Ways to Wear The Same Black Dress

Hello, Most of us have that little black dress in the wardrobe we wear over and over again – but generally in the same way. To get maximum use out of your little black dress and to wear it multiple times in the same week, I’ve put together some mini videos on how you can[…]

11 Ways to Step Up Your Work Style

Are you the kind of woman who makes things happen rather than waiting for things to happen? Or makes no bones about your desire to move up at work and in the world authentically and in accordance with your values? Then I imagine you don’t buy into to other peoples’ ideas of who you are, what you should do[…]

The Power of Red

This week’s style post is focused on the colour Red: To begin with, red is a warm and positive color, a very physical colour which draws attention to itself and calls for action to be taken. A colour that has long been used to signify power, it is associated with energy and passion, exciting the emotions promoting ambition[…]

A La Neutral This Summer

From this…To this…WOW your colleagues in this antique gold lace billowy sleeved blouse and undeniably striking skirt. Printed and patterned accessories make this outfit all that more interesting. White softly pleated midi skirt from Toni Maticevski Lace blouse from Alice McCall Printed tote bag from Givenchy on Farfetch Animal print pumps from Paul Andrew on[…]

A Vibrant Stylish You

From this… To this… Show your daring side at work in these clashing prints and fabrics. This sealife midi skirt is an interesting addition to the work wardrobe. Embroidered blazer and gingham sandals is all part of the fun and edge. Appliqué midi skirt from Temperley of London Silk and lace camisole from H Beauty[…]

Work Your Summer Style

From this… To this…Show your sophisticated side at work this summer in this stylish outfit. This electric blue silk blouse teamed with white trousers and statement necklace certainly says ‘cool and chic’. Blue silk wrap blouse from Gareth Pugh on Net-a-Porter White trousers from Giambattista Valli on Farfetch Patterned pumps by Nine West Pink and[…]

Swinging in Leather

From this … To this …Swirl around in this fun midi leather skirt. Team it with this unique two -toned detailed shoulder jacket, fitted at the waist for a flattering silhouette. Add touches of blue to make it a head turning outfit for work. No touch of boredom here! Long leather skirt from Saint Laurent on[…]

Simple Details

Many times it is the simple detail you add to an otherwise plain outfit that can make it truly standout. Whether it be on your sleeve, skirt, collar or with jewellery, make it a mission this spring/summer to add some interesting detail! It is easy when you know how, and here I give you some[…]

Pretty in Pink

From this …To this …This pink fringe skirt is a fun addition to your 2016 spring wardrobe. Clashing textiles with this lace blouse gives this combo some edge. Add zebra print shoes and dazzling pink earrings. Go spring! Pink fringe skirt from Thurley Lace blouse from Alice and Olivia White handbag from Furla Zebra stripe[…]

An Earthy Spring

From this …To this … Kick start your spring wardrobe with some earthy tones. This relaxed yet sophisticated rust coloured wrap style dress worn with these edgy jacquard booties and some red accessories is a nice end to the winter and the start to spring. Rust coloured dress from Sheike Jacquard ankle boots from Topshop[…]

Romancing The Blouse

From this …To this …This draping multi panelled sheer blouse says romantic, feminine, confident. Black straight pants and crop white jacket tones it down a little making it an office affair! Patterned shoes and handbag, and statement choker brings this outfit together beautifully, easily taking you from office to cocktails. Black multi layered blouse from[…]

Stylish Flats At Work

Hello, My weekly post is a little different this week. Lately I’ve noticed a great variety of lower heeled shoes. Most of my style collages contain mid to high-heeled shoes. I certainly don’t suggest that only wearing high heels is the way to go at work. There has always been a greater, more interesting variety of[…]

Boho In The Winter

Bohemia is the free spirited intersection of the unconventional with art. I love bohemian style so much I dedicated this post to it. This is another mammoth post with seventeen different styles and believe me I could have kept going. While keeping with the authentic roots of mad and clashing colours, embroidery, fur, jewels and[…]

Vibrant Orange

From this … To this … This vibrant blood orange dress is flattering due to the flared hemline. A perfect winter wardrobe piece. Its simplicity allows it to be jazzed up in various ways, such as with the knee boots as seen here. The blue suede boots work beautifully with the large white statement necklace[…]

Sensual Satin

From this … To this … Oh la la, sensual, feminine, soft and flattering is this stunning red skirt. The tailored marching jacket with some gold bling works perfectly with the skirt giving this combo the ultra power effect. This can easily be worn from work straight to dinner. Red satin skirt from Camilla and[…]

Brooch It!

Hello, I love a sparkling brooch pinned to an outfit, on a hat or even other jewellery. As you know I’ve always been a fan of brooches, styling women to add a cluster of brooches or pins as an alternative to a necklace. Truly individual. I’ve incorporated brooches before in Working It and A Modern Work Romance but I was inspired after reading[…]

The Elegance of Soft Pink

From this … To this … Pretty in pastel pink! Add a lace camisole and statement white floral necklace to this classic, stylish dress and it transforms into an ever so elegant work outfit. Pale pink belted pencil dress from Victoria Beckham on Net-a-Porter Satin lace trim camisole from Forever New Flower and chain statement[…]

A Modern Work Romance

Romance is about femininity, softness, sensuality, confidence. And romantic looks are made with lace, draping, florals, bows, embroidery, embellishments, silk, pink, red, black, diamantes, feathers. I’ve curated sixteen different ways to add romance to your wardrobe and although I could have kept going, I eventually had to stop. Romance is not just about date night or special events. You’ll[…]

Leathering Up

From this … To this … Wearing leather to work can be tricky business. Many women are hesitant to wear it because they associate it with ‘too sexy’. I say it depends on what you wear and how you wear it. If it is a classic, simple piece like this leather fitted blouse, worn with a silk[…]

New Year, New ‘YOU’ In 2016

Hello, A big happy 2016 to you. For most of us a new year is a chance to re-write goals, hopes and dreams – this year it’s my hope any obstacles are perceived as opportunities, that you achieve your goals and that 2016 brings a whole new level of style. You know how passionate I am about[…]

Winning With Style At The Races

Hello, With only a few days left until the main race days: Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day, it’s all about race wear filled with colour, silk, flares, maxi’s.  Many online pieces won’t arrive in time for the races but are perfect for events coming up like Christmas and cocktail parties.   From this … To this[…]

Going Green

From this … To this … With spring fast approaching it is a good time to start thinking of some lovely spring fashions. One of my favourite colours is green. Green is a fresh, vibrant colour to wear through the warmer months. This simple silk jersey shift dress is chic and easy to wear: perfect[…]

Doing Grey Differently

From this   To this … Most women in the corporate world tend to have a pair of grey trousers  in their wardrobe. Although grey tends to be quite boring, it doesn’t have to be. You can make it pop by choosing a different cut trouser and adding statement colours or accessories with it.  Then[…]

Giving Black a Wrap

From this … To this … I consider the wrap dress the ‘magic’ dress: flattering, versatile and comfortable, it looks great on most body shapes. This fabulous find from H&M is perfect  for a day at the office and also attending a work event. I viewed this dress in the shop and was pleasantly surprised[…]

It Is All About The Lingerie

“Lingerie is symbolic of womanhood.” Dita Von Teese I could not have said it better myself Dita. Regardless of your cup size, a perfectly fitted bra will make you feel and look like a million dollars. For your outfit to look great on you, it is equally important to have the correct underwear. The right bra[…]

Spring into Work

Spring is here for us in the southern hemisphere which means we can peel off the heavy clothing and start feeling lighter. This has to be one of the best times of year to do a wardrobe update and think about the warmer months ahead: especially in terms of work attire. Please see my spring[…]

Going Bohemian

According to the dictionary, the term “Bohemian” is applied to people who live unconventional, usually artistic, lives. The original Bohemians were travellers or refugees from central Europe (hence, the French bohémien, for “gypsy”). I have loved this spirited, feminine style since I was a little girl and in fact was nick named “zingara” in Italian[…]

Art in the Wardrobe

I have always believed ‘Fashion is Art’, particularly when you think of the likes of Alexander McQueen, Vivian Westwood, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and many more. There has been a different fashion movement going on the last couple years where the reverse has been true and Art has inspired Fashion. The designs of Frida Khalo,[…]