Spotted: Streetstyle at MBFF

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I was invited to MBFF last Thursday – and here are STEELEMyStyle’s Best Dressed of the night – all photos by the wonderful Ruby Reginato.

I love people watching and as a stylist for the individual I love spotting interesting stylish women of all ages who stand out from the crowd.

Style is timeless and ageless. Whether you are wearing designer, mass market, vintage or opshop. What I loved when I started asking these ladies where their clothes were from was the strong love & support for Brisbane and Australian designers and sustainable fashion.

These gorgeous ladies stood out – women who would not look out of place on the streets of international capitals around the world.

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Van Heusen’s Move – Nash Edgerton

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Some readers are aware but many are not that as well as my STEELEMyStyle business and work as a stylist, I also have a film business Gallus & Co and an offshoot of that is my work with brands as Commercial Projects Agent and External Relations for filmmaker and stuntman Nash Edgerton.

Today we get to unveil a new project Nash was involved in  – doing extreme testing of Van Heusen’s innovative new range “Move” – so exciting !

 

 

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It has been many months of work for me behind the scenes on this project to get it all locked and loaded, working and negotiating with the ad agency, brand, client, production team, Nash and stunt coordinator to get the achieved look.

Then the week it was shooting in Sydney I had pneumonia and couldn’t fly down for it but seeing it all realised now is so rewarding.

 

 

 

Very, very happy with the results.

The amazing Move suit range from Van Heusen  has new cutting edge technology to allow incredible movement as you can see from the video and Behind the Scenes footage below of Nash doing stunts in the suit.

You can buy it here

 

 

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You can read the interview with Nash  about stunts, style & his life in film here too

 

Congrats to all at Bashful, Van Heusen, photographer/videographer Chris Searl,  Keir Beck Stunt Coordinator and of course mate and client Nash – on a job well done – phew !

 

Here’s a little BTS of it too.

 

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She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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How to: Winterize Maxi Dresses in Style

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When the lovely ladies at Talulah contacted me to let me know the new Crystal Tropics Swim & Resort range was launching today and did I want to choose a swimsuit  I almost passed out….

Whaat!  –  it may be Brisbane but it is still way too cold for a swimsuit post. Brrr

Plus I live in the real world of a working Mama with two little kids – these legs have not seen the light of a waxing salon all winter …  scary stuff.

But I noticed the gorgeous Daydreamer maxi dress $159.95  (below) in the lookbook and had an idea.

The range is now online and instore with more pieces being added everyday – keep a look out for it.

 

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Very often with my Personal Styling clients I teach them how to winterise summer dresses as part of teaching folks how to get more wear out of the pieces in their wardrobe they love. It is not brain surgery I know, but very often people just don’t think about it.

So while Ms 7yr old was home sick this weekend with the Man, I popped Ms 4 yr old in the car up to my Mama’s house and quickly snapped a couple of ways to wear it in Winter.

Scroll down and see gorgeous ladies on the street for more inspiration.

 

 

Look # 1

Add a belted Long Cardigan or Duster Coat

 

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Talulah Maxi Daydreamer dress $159.95 (gifted) – Black Maxi Coatigan from UK – Grey felt Pompom Baseball Cap (Sportsgirl) – Necklace choker – (Equip)

 

Look #2

Add a Leather Jacket

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Talulah Daydreamer dress (as above)  Vintage Black Fringed leather jacket, Kmart $9 Boots from my client kit (worn throughout are about the highest I can wear and run around after kids, but different heels can amp it up and change the vibe considerably )

 

 

Streetstyle Inspiration 

From my
Pinterest Board How to Wear: Maxis 

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Utter Perfection – Works so well with a strong print.

Heels or flat biker boots here whatever works in with your lifestyle

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More Maxi outfit inspiration here
Pinterest Board How to Wear: Maxis 

 

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She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best in Store: Culottes

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Culottes a go-go 

I love culottes for so many reasons but  when I started looking for culottes a couple of years ago the only places I could uncover them was in thrift stores, opshops & vintage stores.

Not now – they are everywhere and in every different length, pattern & fabric you can imagine.

Why I love them:

They have the glamour of a full skirt without the “watch out for a windy day” factor.

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Best in Store: 12 Cool Alternatives to Ballet Flats & Ankle Boots

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This is a special edition of BEST IN STORE as I threw open the question to the STEELEMyStyle Facebook community.

What are you needing help buying?

What are you struggling with in your wardrobe at the moment?

And NikkiH said “I always struggle with casual winter shoes to go with jeans as a boots alternative”.

Now of course you can choose a plain, more sombre version of the ones below – but at the same time I wanted to highlight that just because it’s casual or comfy doesn’t have to be boring.

I always say Play and Dare more…

One thing I say to my Personal Styling clients is – remember your personality in every single purchase you make. So if your shoes options are a mass of black and beige, crack out the colours, textures, pattern, metallics to make your daily uniform of jeans sing a bit more.

STEELEMyStyle TIP - The key to having versatility  is the length and width of your jean from the knee down – aim for as slim as you can go and stopping around your ankle bone. This will allow you to wear all kinds of flats – faded blue jeans can be longer/wider  if you can turn up twice – see some examples below of people rocking these 12 classic styles in fun versions.

 

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1.The Statement Slipper
Chiara Ferragni – Bling Eye Glitter Slipper $289 – from LuisaViaRoma – Buy

* Whatever your budget you can find cute sparkly statement slippers – wear with jeans or even your dresses and skirts – this is a great way to dress up all black outfits or a simple jeans and knit type of day – Chiara Ferragni is the gorgeous blogger from Blonde Salad – Probably not the best for muddy soccer days.

2. The Clog
63 Funkis Classic in Leopard – $165 from Funkis .com – Buy

* Since my early childhood holidays in Sweden I have always worn and loved clogs – they are a family staple. These are low enough for day to day and easy to slip on and off. You can obviously wear socks with the sandal versions but the closed in clog is easier for all. Love a bit of leopard … always. Funkis run large so order a size down.

3. The Fun Canvas Flat
New Look Pineapple Print  – $17.63 from Asos Buy

* Whether a slipper, plimsoll, or sandshoe these are a great alternative and  fun cheap way to inject a bit of colour, playfulness or quirky print into your wardrobe – hearts, fruits, cats… you name it.

4. The Luxe Espadrille

Ava Leather two tone $99 from Seed Heritage – Buy

* I love an espadrille and love the luxe versions in leather – perfectly versatile with jeans or with dresses.

5. The Tassel Loafer

Ravel Lime Tassel Loafer from Asos $82.35 – Buy

* Love a tassel, Love Lime green and Love a wedge for those that might want a wee kick of height. .. triple threat.

6. The Classic Penny Loafer

LK Bennett Monochrome Patent Loafer $170 – Buy

* I bought my very first pair of Bass Penny loafers back in my university of St Andrews days and wore many different pairs patent, Patrick Cox all through the 90s and noughties – am now saving up for a pair of Gucci burgundy classics… so versatile ..so chic.

7. The Pointed Flat

Aldo Embellished Blue Bee – $60.78 – from Asos Buy

* A pointed flat elongates your leg and works with skirts, dresses etc – I love the bee embellishment on these and the cobalt blue but whether studs, pattern, colour bows, flowers whatever, choose a pointed  flat with a bit of oomph !

8. The Lace-up

Derby Polka Dot – $129.95 from Styletread  Buy

* I have a few lace-ups some pointed and metallic others plain black or two tone – I like wearing them with dresses too – I love the androgenous quality of them and remind me of Katharine Hepburn for some reason.

9. The Slip on Skate Shoe

Vans Star Wars Themed slip ons from Office UK  $90 – Buy

* These are everywhere thanks to Céline’s leopard versions and fashion bloggers everywhere – so i posted another version – just for nerds like me.. You can buy snakeskin, pony hair, checked you name it – along with the retro sneaker they were the 2014 update to the slipper. You can read my post here or look at other on How to wear Slip on and Sneakers .

10. The Retro  Sneaker

New Balance 410 – in various colourways  $117 – Buy

* The key here is the shape of the sneaker – New Balance 410s, Nike’s Internationalist etc – you want that low cut look and choose a colour way either classic (monochrome/ blue & white/ grey and pale) that works best with the rest of your jeans and wardrobe. Again you can read my post here or look at other ideas on Pinterest How to wear Slip on and Sneakers.

11. The Ethical Vegan slip on

Toms in Vegan friendly Hemp Zebra print $57 – Buy

* I love sustainability and I love ethical socially minded companies. Toms are both – for every pair you buy they help a person in need. Toms are worn by every celeb under the sun – including the effortlessly stylish mama poster girl Jessica Alba. These zebra print ones above are so versatile, make a great statement and so comfy there is no excuse to wear Crocs !

12. The Classic Moccassin

Michael Kors Red  Driving shoe $105 – Buy

* Blame my Granny but I love a moccassin – very maligned but so stylish in a print, metallic or colour – I love them hey and so does Elle Mcpherson.

 

Streetstyle Inspiration on How to Wear…

1.The Statement Slipper

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 2. The Clog

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 3. The Fun Canvas Flat

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 4. The Luxe Espadrille

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5. The Tassel Loafer

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6. The Classic Penny Loafer

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 7. The Pointed Flat

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8. The Lace-up Oxford

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9. The Slip on Skate Shoe

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10. The Retro  Sneaker

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11. The Ethical Vegan slip onTOMS+3

 

12. The Classic Moccassin

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For more ideas/options on this and more see my Pinterest boards

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Best in Store: Pink Leather Skirt – 5 ways in 30 mins.

Best in Store: Sneakers & Slip-ons

Best in Store: The Statement Sweatshirt

Best in Store: The Jumpsuit/Boilersuit

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She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best in Store: Pink Leather Skirt – 5 ways in 30 mins

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So I am not one of those fashion bloggers who does a weekly outfit post in the lovely late afternoon light.

Reality bites.

I just happen to write this blog in between my rotation of “day jobs” of Personal Stylist, Shopper, Brand Consultant, Film Creative, Agent & Producer and squeezing it all into the kindy/school day so I can do school pickups & extracurricular activities is always a bit of a challenge.

That is why most of my outfit posts are selfies taken on Instagram as I jump into the car – truly ..

When my lovely friend and amazing photographer Ruby and I decided to meet up for a quick coffee & shoot midweek we ended up spending all the time chatting and then with about 30 mins to go I say  –  “hey Rubes loving this pink leather skirt  from River Island – I have a few other things in the car – how about we do a “3 ways thing”  to show how bloomin’ gorgeous and versatile it is.. yeah – which of course turns into 5 ways … ?

Speed styling all the way.

I feel sorry for the poor tradies that might have caught a glimpse of me changing in my car.. “ouch” eyes burning…

And yes I am not a model ..it is a running joke with us  – I always look like someone stole my scone if I am not cracking up.

Let’s go …

On Wednesdays We Wear …

                                 Pink Leather 5 Ways

 

#1 Rockin the “Rizzo” vibe  – Leather Jacket, Leopard print & Metallic Heels

Worn with: Zara Black Leather Bomber jacket (from Opshop), Topshop Leopard Tshirt (last year), Peter Alexander Watermelon washbag used as clutch & Wittner Mirrored Metallic Topper Heels (last year now reduced). All jewellry heritage – antiques handed down from great grandparents and beyond.

Style Tips:
I would wear this look for work and then easily head out to meet the girls.  A leather jacket looks good thrown over anything – even joggers .. instant style plus these metallic heels look great with everything. The watermelon clutch is a bit of fun –  it was also a gift from a lovely friend Karen.

 

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#2  Statement Sweatshirt & Heels

Worn with: Gorman metallic spot sweatshirt , Miista Tara Perspex Heel -sold out these are mine close up – here are their amazing current heels.

This is also an outfit I would wear with sneakers instead or flat points.

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#3 Breton stripes & Slouchy Duster Coat

Worn With: Saint James Breton Mariniere – the best and last for ever, Vintage cobalt blue 80s oversized wool duster coat, Kmart Mirrored Sunnies.

Because I am such a dag I suggested Ruby got pics of me moving because I am not a great model. What a laugh we had in South Brisbane trying not to get run down..

Style Tips:
Mariner’s stripes are a staple and always a good idea with the leather they add a more casual vibe. Loving the coat which my gorgeous friend Maxine gave me – she will be happy to see it out in the world. Kmart Sunnies – happened to be the other pair in my car I have a Pot of Sunshine near the door with about 30 pairs of cheap sunnies then I keep my couple of pair of “good” glasses out of kid’s reach – I tell my clients cheap sunnies are a fun way to update your look.

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#4 With Tuxedo jacket, Polka Dots & Clutch

Worn With: French Connection Tuxedo jacket (part of tux suit) bought in 1996 and still looking good, Dotti (yes i know) Polka Dot sheer(ish) shirt – bought couple of years ago, my Great Grandmother’s Black Leather  Silver Monogrammed Clutch, Equip Black Cheap Sunnies, Wittner metallic shoes (as above) – could be worn with any pencil skirt.

This is about as corporate business mainstream as my style goes  – but useful for meetings

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#5 Pink Ladies all the way

Worn With: Topshop Leopard Top (as above) Miista Shoes (as above ) and Vintage Bubblegum Pink Thriller Leather Jacket (Thanks Amy x)

Well it was Wednesday after all !!

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Here it is – from River Island $180 (size 6-18)
I am wearing a size 8
Not into heels – I have flat pointed versions of every heel I love – (metallic, leopard) so I just pop them on or I sometimes wear my pencils skirts with little ankle boots or lace ups.

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PS this is not sponsored post – the skirt was bought and paid for :)

All photography by Ruby Reginato.

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best in Store: Sneakers & Slip ons

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Some things from my past I don’t revisit – puffballs, mullets, pedal pushers, but retro trainers – bring it on.

Some sneakers are classics and will always be in style – my 7 yr old has just discovered Converse or “connies” and was delighted to get a pair for her birthday with flames up the side.  Cute.

I’m a sentimental type.  I have to admit it.

I remember vividly my excitement when Nike Air Vortex’s came out in 1985 (I was 14), singing Run DMC’s “My Adidas” whilst wearing mine and having a crush on a boy who wore those iconic checker-board Van skate slip-ons when I was 17.

These are not the trainers you wear to the gym but are your footwear choice over loafers, heeled boots etc and can travel from work, play, weekend & beyond.

Most designers have made incredible Spots Luxe sneakers  and although I swoon at the gorgeousness that is the Karl Lagerfeld, Balenciaga or Saint Laurent hitops I don’t actually think you need to go Haute to look stylish in sneakers.

Plus realistically I am not spending $600 on a pair of sneakers at the moment. Ballet, tennis, swimming & family memory-making take precedence.

No budgetary limits ? Lucky you – enjoy the new Céline, Lanvin, Martin Maison Margiela  options. Just go to Polyvore and search sneakers over $250 AUD or head to Matches Fashion, Farfetch websites.

But for those living in my world – below are 4 of my favourite options  at the moment that will give you the most versatility in terms of looks.

 

1) New Balance 410 $ 116 AUD from ASOS

Why I love them:

Their sleek shape works on my narrow foot :)

They are monochrome and go with anything. (altho’ the other colours are awesome)

They look good paired with anything.

They are an instant statement.

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2) Country Road Checked Leoni Slip On Sneaker $99.95

Why I love them:

What can I say – they are tartan (hey I am Scottish) .

They add a print twist to the monochrome look .

There is a Céline esque luxury to them without the hefty price tag.

They are from a quality Australian retailer – good to support the good uns.

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3)  Nike Air Vortex Vintage $131

Why I love them:

Their retro styling makes me all nostalgic.

Yellow & Pink – Candy combo – love.

Phoebe Philo wearing them made me swoon.

 

 

 

 

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4) Leopard Calf Hair Print Sneaker – SEED Heritage $99.95

Why I love them:

SEED Heritage have nailed the type of everyday cool I love – nice one guys !

I love Leopard print .. it adds wit to any outfit

Not all leopard print sneakers are equal & there are a lot out there (Steve Madden, Tony Bianco, Ash etc etc) but I love the colourway and print on these.

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8 Streetstyle Looks to Try with Sneakers

#1 Do the Phoebe Philo – baggy leather pants, rollneck sweater & coat effortless cool from her Vogue shoot 

 

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Phoebe Philo in her Nike Air Vortex

 

#2 With leather mini, winter whites & basic Tshirt – takes everyday cool to another level

 

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#3 Take a leaf out of the amazing blogger Michelle Haswell (a fellow Scot) from Kingdom of Style – taking monochrome & mixed textures to dizzy heights of cool.

 

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#4 Wear your pastel, bouclé, floral or other trainers with ladylike outfits and channel Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel “Shopping Centre” vibe LOVE x

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#5 Add a lick of leopard wit to rolled up skinnies & camel coa.

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#6 Metallic pleated skirt, white T, leather & bingo !

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#7 All Black (or white) and make the sneaker the statement

 

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#7 Wear them with a easy slouchy jersey dress

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#8 Work it your way – be original like this lovely lady – The plaid combo, the pink the new balance .. it is all amazing in my eyes.

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Need more ideas ?

Make sure you Check out my Pinterest How to wear Sneakers & Slip Ons for heaps more inspiration and other sneakers that are catching my eye. 

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

 

Pics: Pinterest, Kingdom of Style,  Zimbio, Harpers Bazaar, Elle Uk.

 

Want to know whether you could wear these and other looks out there you are loving ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

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wk3 – The Jumpsuit/Boilersuit
wk 2 – The Metallic Brogue
wk 1 – The Full Skirt

 

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She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best in Store: The Statement Sweatshirt

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Sorry prepping for a job in Sydney today and with sick toddler last week has meant this Best in Store is a bit late to the plate.

This week’s choice is inspired by the anticipated chill in the air.

I love an easy Autumn/Winter layering piece that can work whether I am meeting clients, at brand meetings or school dropoffs.

Versatility is the name of the game.

Best in Store: The Statement Sweatshirt

This is one thing that can effortlessly update your look and allow you to play around with hi-lo dressing.

Don’t expect to see a Zoe Karssen Crème de la bloody Crème or those ubiquitous Kenzo lion ripoffs here – yawn !

Here are six interesting options no matter what your budget, style or lifestyle. Choose from graphic, printed, quilted or just plain – great colours to buy at the moment include staple grey marle, pale blue and pink and orange.

Enjoy .. The Statement Sweatshirt

Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: The Statement Sweatshirt for more inspiration too.

Shop them now…

 

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I am loving italian brand MGSM - and love their take on the floral sweatshirt - wear it with leather pants/skirt for ultimate cool.  An investment $385 AUD from Farfetch.com
I am loving italian brand MGSM – and love their take on the floral sweatshirt – wear it with leather pants/skirt for ultimate cool.An investment $385 AUD from Farfetch.com

 

Whistles is a great UK store - high end chainstore $150 AUD and pink is such a now colour - and how refined "I would like.."
Whistles is a great UK store – high end chainstore $150 AUD and pink is such a now colour from Whistles.co.uk

 

What can I say I love Être Cécile this is my personal favourite - so versatile. $116 from Revolveclothing.com among others.
What can I say I love Être Cécile this is my personal favourite – so versatile. $116 from Revolveclothing.com.

 

Filles a Papa map print oozes style - love it - a talking piece for sure $341 AUD
Filles a Papa map print oozes style – love it – a talking piece for sure $341 AUD from Brownsfashion.com

 

Like your pieces Luxe only - this Theory leather & pony hair sweatshirt is the one for you $625 from GreenwithEnvy.com.au
Like your pieces Luxe only – this Theory leather & pony hair sweatshirt is the one for you $625 from GreenwithEnvy.com.au

 

 6 Looks to Try


with a STATEMENT SWEATSHIRT

 

#1 Julia- Sarr Jamois shows that even a simple grey sweatshirt worn with graphic skirt, great sunnies = a stylish statement.

 

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#2 Layered over Turtleneck /Skivvy with ripped jeans and heels.

 

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#3 Casualise a pretty ladylike midi pencil skirt.

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#4 Simple cool – worn with great black pants and heels.

 

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#5 Not into a print – opt for a luxe texture
Love this monochrome look with fluted skirt  -sleek chic.

 

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#6 So into the boyfriend oversized sweatshirt
belted with full midi skirt look

 

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Want to know whether you could wear these and other looks out there you are loving ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

Need more ideas ?

Make sure you Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: The Statement Sweatshirt for heaps more inspiration.

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

 

Pics: Pinterest, Zimbio, Tumblr,

 

Other BEST IN STORE posts

wk3 – The Jumpsuit/Boilersuit
wk 2 – The Metallic Brogue
wk 1 – The Full Skirt

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best in Store: The Jumpsuit /Boilersuit

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So I started this Friday segment 3 weeks ago.

Best in Store

The pieces in store I usually only tell  Personal Styling clients about that have caught my eye and are worth considering.

Missed the last couple ? Click below

wk 2 – The Metallic Brogue

 wk 1 – The Full Skirt

 

This week’s choice is inspired by three things

* My UK heritage – I emigrated to Australia from the UK in 2001.

* My Affinity with UK chainstores – my first ever job before going to St Andrews University in 1987 was at WAREHOUSE, earning ₤2.38/hr, 45% off and with a ₤300 clothing allowance ! Girl Heaven.

* I am a working Mama with 2 little ones under 6  – ie the fewer things to think about in the morning the better.

The latter dictates my everyday style a great deal – so in Queensland summers  I love a frock and looking towards Autumn I am loving the jumpsuit as my go-to option.

Jumpsuits and their more fashion fearless friend Boilersuits have become really popular and there is a reason – they are really easy, versatile and there’s a style for every shape and fashion sense.

UK brands Warehouse and Oasis now offer free returns & delivery to Australia through their Aussie dedicated websites and Topshop & Asos offer varying degrees of free returns & or local delivery options so it is worth exploring.

So this week’s Best in Store is my Top picks of Jumpsuits/ Boilersuits  from those UK brands all priced $70 -$110 AUD.

 

Shop them now…

 

 

 

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Why I love these 4 options:

A Black jumpsuit is such an easy effortless stylish option – wear it with flats, thongs, heels + jacket or blazer for versatility.

Boilersuits are brilliant and look great with sneakers, ankle boots and flats – great if the car breaks down too ;)

Leopard & printed jumpsuits are a statement and a half – printed jumpsuits (florals, checks, polkadots  etc) are everywhere and can look great if “tamed” by sleek black /white accessories.

Versatile for work, play, weekend, evening.

Easy to runaround (kids, errands, groceries) etc but still feel stylish.

All in one colour can give an illusion of length & leanness.

Layer pieces on top (sweatshirt, knit, jacket etc) to create a different look.

Only 1 piece to think about on a busy work/life shuffle morning :)  – l

 

Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: Jumpsuits/Boilersuits

 

STEELEMyStyle Advice – A few tips

There are so many styles & shapes & fabrics available that whether you are Petite, Tall or Curve – there is one you can wear.

Avoid the here today gone tomorrow  trend for “pinafore” dungaree  style jumpsuits (unless you are young)

Spaghetti straps, strapless /asymettrical are styles to avoid – hard to wear and mix & match.

Feeling fashion fearless  ? – try out  Boiler Suits.

Want to know whether you could wear this and other looks out there you are loving ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

 

Need more ideas ?

Here are some other Jumpsuit / Boilersuit outfits but make sure you Also Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: Jumpsuits/Boilersuits  for heaps more inspiration.

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

 

Pics: Pinterest, Asos, Warehouse, Oasis, Topshop

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows personally how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best in Store: The Metallic Brogue

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So this is a wee segment I will be doing every Friday from now on.

Missed last week  ? – It was The Full Skirt – check it here

Best in Store

The pieces in store I usually only tell  Personal Styling clients about that have caught my eye and are worth considering.

This is not about the “it” flat of the moment  – so bang on trend but will languish in your wardrobe next season. I am about sustainability and building a versatile wardrobe you love, that you will still love when long duster coats, off the shoulder tops, envelope leather skirts  and Kenzo sweatshirts are all passé.

Yes I know metallic flats, metallic oxfords and brogues have been around for a while but who cares. This is about finding a killer pair that have so much going for them.

A small investment.  Timeless and add a pop of fun and sparkle into the everyday.

I am always looking for the perfect pair – I think I have found them …..

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Why I love it:

They are shiny – yes I love shiny things and metallics I tell clients are a neutral ;)

They are flat and easy to runaround after kids but still feel stylish

Not too much detail  or trickiness

If you loved the loafer/slipper you might be able to try out a brogue/oxford.

They are really versatile and  can be really girly (see OP below).

Can help to winterise dresses,skirts with black & grey marle tights.

They are classic cool and this pair is especially sleek = easier to wear.

 

Where’s are they from ? –  a favourite store of mine (and now my clients )
Seed Heritage $129.95 - shop online or instore.  Check out the rest of their range – they are an Australian brand with a great design sense.

 

5 WAYS TO WEAR

THE METALLIC BROGUE /LACE-UP/OXFORD
– STREETSTYLE –

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#1 Like Olivia Palermo aka with everything from khaki pants, leather trousers, girly dress, shorts and everything in between – take your cue from OP and rock them every which way – day night work party she kills it !

 

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#2 change laces to black and wear with all black ensemble  – love it !  – OP does it at night with a pair of shorts – adds a touch of glamour !

 

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#3 Lo-fi statement –  effortless everyday style with ripped denims, tshirt & blazer or baseball cap & belted coat – LOVE IT !

 

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#4 With earthy neutrals and lo-fi combat pants & grey sweatshirt like this blogger from Brunette Salad. Awesome look !

 

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#5 With a really girly dress or skirt (not necessarily this short ) but they add a cute twist.

 

 

Need more ideas ?

Follow me on  PINTEREST &  my board How to wear: Metallic Brogues

Really you can wear silver or metallic brogues/ oxfords the same way you would wear silver flats or silver heels but also tan brogues or black oxfords.

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

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Best In Store: The Full Skirt

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Here is a new segment..

Best in Store

The things I usually only tell my  Personal Styling clients about that have caught my eye.

 

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Why I love it:

The print – simply stunning- “Mary Katrantzou” inspired

It’s a full skirt that flatters most body shapes

It’s feminine but can be styled up for different moods

It’s a statement piece and a classic shape so it will not date.

It’s really versatile – party, work, everyday, winter etc

 

Where’s it from ? –  Portmans –  $99.95 !

I saw it at Westfield Chermside on Wednesday and there were sizes available. Be quick based on their online stock – in sizes 6 – 16.

 

6 WAYS TO WEAR

THE FULL SKIRT – STREETSTYLE

 

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#1 With a simple black,white cami / vest top,  simple heels & contrast bag  – let the print sing !

 

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# 2  With a plain or printed Tshirt/sweatshirt/knit

Pair it with a basic T , fitted or boyfriend – then move up to clashing colour and print the more confident you feel.

I love to play with the contrast in lo-fi / dressy or  Girly / sporty.

 

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#3 With a denim shirt

I love this as it makes it so much more casual and stylish – love the contrast  in tone.

 

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#4 Mash up prints & textures -

Girly and fearless  –  Chiara Ferragni

I love the lace contrast and the pop of colours – brilliant

 

 

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#5 Quirky & preppy

Pop a neat knit over a shirt and block heels.

  Great for transeasonal wear.

 

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#6 Winterise and enjoy the skirt all year round with tights, knit, fur  and (boots)

 

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STEELEMyStyle Advice – A few tips

Will it suit me ?

Yes – small waist  – heavier bottom half
or like me – skinny- ish – long legs

Want to know whether you could wear this ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

What length ?

If you are young or have incredible legs you can dress shorter versions or “skater” skirts.

A very “elegant” classy timeless length is to the knee or just below.

Want to know about what lengths you should be wearing – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

 

What shoes ?

Depends on the look you are aiming for or your own individual style. But as a guide.

Classic/safe  –  pointed stiletto in nude or black.

With a twist – printed, metallic, T bar, strappy  stiletto or more out there statement stiletto.

Blogger favourite – heeled sandal, shoe boot

Quirky – block heel – pointed flats – men’s brogue, ankle boots

Long boots – with tights this can work really well. (see Olivia Palermo)

Do you have the right shoes in your wardrobe  ?  book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services.  Or book a package here

 

Need more ideas ?

Follow me on  PINTEREST &  my board How to wear: Full Skirts

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

Pics: Pinterest

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

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The Luxe Project : Chutisa & Sharidan Bowman

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Friends of the STEELEMyStyle blog know that I love meeting interesting, independent, creative Australian women and supporting Australian fashion and film. I am also a vintage girl at heart and love any business involved in style sustainability and upcycling, so when I came across the stunning bags from  The Luxe Project,  I was keen to get to know more about the creative Australian women behind it.

The talented Mother/Daughter team, Chutisa and Sharidan Bowman behind rapidly ascending Australian brand The Luxe Project spoke to STEELEMyStyle and shared their thoughts on working together, the vision for their socially-minded venture, style, their inspiration and life philosophy as well as their favourite local secrets from Melbourne.

Grab a cuppa or a glass of wine and enjoy.

 

 

 

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Chutisa (right above) was born in Thailand, moving to Australia as a teenager in the early 70s. With an impressive resume of 25 years in Fashion buying including Senior Buyer at Coles Myer and Director of Buying for David Jones she left fashion retail to run a consulting business with her husband,  but a family trip to Thailand and the Hilltribe communities in 2006 was a bit of a  “light bulb” moment.

Sharidan was born in Melbourne Australia, did a BA in Psychology and Media Communications at Monash University, but had a premature quarter life crisis and decided to backpack around South East Asia with a friend. Upon her return,  she worked as a Makeup Artist with Mecca Cosmetica for 3 years while doing a Marketing qualification at RMIT. During this time,  she realised that her true passion was in fashion and beauty and when her mother Chutisa  approached her to be part of her new venture she immediately said yes and The Luxe Project was born.

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Tell us a bit about The Luxe Project ?

Chutisa: The Luxe Project  is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that collaborates with artisans in South East Asia to create upcycled, well-designed, stylish fashion and accessories,  made from fabric ranging from recycled baby carriers to vintage ceremonial gowns.

Creating a business with a real social purpose with the objective of creating “pattern-breaking social change” is our vision for The Luxe Project.

The Luxe Project is  driven by two objectives:

Make a living and Make a difference.

 

 

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Sharidan: Because mum is from Thailand, we travelled to visit family every year since I can remember. So we have always been familiar with these amazing hill tribe textiles. Then on an unrelated business trip to Chiang Mai we purchased some textiles for ourselves and our friends/family and thought “wow… the world needs to know about these incredible artisans… we could really make a go of this”.

 

 

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Chutisa: The Luxe Project concept was inspired by our personal vision ‘doing good while doing well’ as well as our personal experiences with finding the perfect handbag.

Designing bags was never our plan. It was a serendipitous turn.

Sharidan: We originally started off designing our bags and trying to select fabrics that would work with our designs but that just didn’t feel right in the end. Now we travel to Thailand with a few loose designs in mind, but at the end of the day, we hand select each vintage textile and design the bags based on what we have selected. We want our bags to showcase the quality and craftsmanship of the textiles and not the other way around. All pieces are made with quality, style and sustainability in mind.

Chutisa: People started asking us where we were getting our handbags and purses. When we explained, they asked us to create bags for them too.We were very fortunate to find someone who treated their workers with respect and dignity (by paying them fair wages), who could help us source vintage Hilltribe fabric and produce our designs. We became really excited about the opportunities in online retail and our chance to make a positive contribution and make the difference in the world – and so The Luxe Project was born.

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Can you describe working together as Mother and Daughter?

Chutisa: I see creating this business with Sharidan as exciting and remarkably generative. For us, running a company together, going on designing and buying trips and working closely with each other is a rewarding experience—both financially and emotionally. It has made us closer, and we love what we have created together.

Both of us bring something different to the table. I manage buying and finances, while Sharidan handles PR, advertising, marketing, and our Online store appearance. Since I have been a buyer for Retail Corporations for over 25 years, I am able to utilize my experience in the international fashion markets to design and source product with ease. Sharidan, a marketing graduate, possesses a keen market sense and she understands what others her age want.

One lesson I learned from working so closely together with my daughter is to be in allowance with each other and to be realistic with both expectations and accomplishments. I always remember to treat Sharidan as I would like to be treated by a business partner. Most importantly I make sure to acknowledge and value her point of view and to know when to be a business partner and when to be a mother.

 

 

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Sharidan:
Working together has been a lot easier and more fun than I could have ever expected ! I have been so inspired by the amazing women I have met along this journey. My mother has always excelled in everything she has done and has taught me the value of hard work, self-belief and to not put limitations on my dreams and what I believe I can achieve. On the other hand, I am so unbelievable inspired by the hill tribe women who create these amazing textiles. The love and time that has gone in to each stitch blows me away every time. Their creativity and skills are unfathomable and the fact that they create all these garments for their families just shows the importance of strong female presence within the home.

I think the most challenging part of this process for me has been to slowly eliminate the bad habit of second guessing myself. I am so confident in our items and in what we are doing, that I have also had to learn how to be confident in myself! It always helps to have an encouraging mother whispering in my ear every time I pause to overthink my actions.

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STEELEMyStyle: What has been the highlight so far ?


Chutisa:
As a retail buyer for many years I knew first hand that most people take for granted the low prices they want to pay for items without really acknowledging the fact that other individuals may be getting the short end of the stick for their benefit. Many people choose to turn a blind eye to dishonourable working conditions (sweatshops and slavery) so that they could get what they desire for a very low price.

I had always desired to create a sustainable business system that impacts the world and various areas of people lives without serving as just another charitable handout.

I love the fact that The Luxe Project sources and creates our products with a backstory. The onus isn’t just on the quality of the design and craftsmanship but also on the raw materials used and the importance of fair trade and ethical practices. We pay a fair and respectable price for the textiles from the Hill Tribes which, in turn, helps to create well-paying job opportunities that allow artisans to earn a living wage, support their families, reinvest in communities and maximize their potential.

It’s a huge highlight that we are managing to create something beautiful that people love and carry out our personal vision for the business  – Make a Living, Make a Difference.

Sharidan: Our trips to Thailand are definitely a highlight for me. Not only is it the most creative part of the job (selecting textiles and designing bags) but it’s also all achieved with the most amazingly beautiful backdrop of Northern Thailand’s amazing mountains and incredibly ornate wats. Have a mentioned food? I think I’ll mention it again. The food is AMAZING! It’s also nice to get in some quality time with mum, I don’t live at home so it’s nice to get some one on one time without the distraction of dads or boyfriends.

 

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STEELEMyStyle: What would you love to do creatively if given half a chance ?

Chutisa: We would like to create a global lifestyle brand that is showcasing just how chic, fashionable and stunning ethically produced fashion accessories could be. We endeavour to create a sustainable business system that positively  impacts the world and various areas of people’s lives.

We want our business to be making a difference around the world by helping people in developing countries to overcome the cycle of poverty and create their own sustainable business opportunities.

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: What is your work fantasy ?

Sharidan: If Nicole Richie, Jennifer Lawrence or Cara Delevingne even looked in our direction I think I could die a happy lass! But you know what, at the end of the day if we heightened the profile of these hill tribe artisans and what they do even just a little bit I would be profoundly satisfied.

 

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Which other creative women do you admire ? 

Sharidan: For me, I feel like there are so many strong women to admire in our own backyard. We are so lucky to have as many creatives as we do in Melbourne, and Australia in general – I am also blown away by the level of support available within the industry. When I see someone like Lucy Feagin (The Design Files), or the sisters over at Maricor Maricar doing what they love and hitting it out of the park it makes me want to keep on keeping on!

 

 

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PERSONAL STYLE  


STEELEMyStyle:
How would you describe your personal style ?


Chutisa:
My personal style is minimalist, practical but tasteful & polished – monochromatic and classic cut, streamlined silhouettes with androgynous approach.  I love buying investment pieces that transcend trend and seasons.  In my view, elegance, sophistication, and timeless style are always better than of-the-moment trends, which will date—and date the wearer.

Sharidan: We could not be more different, which I think is good actually, it means when it comes to designing bags, we can cross a broader spectrum of tastes and styles. Also as someone who has had to wear glasses since the age of 10, I have grown a massive appreciation for a beautiful pair of specs. I love colour, bold prints, thick glasses and a bold lip colour. I try to balance it out with block colours and basics so I don’t induce seizures walking down the street. For example, today I’m wearing my tropical palmtree fitted harem pants, black singlet, Gorman leopard print socks and black jelly bean sandals!

 

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STEELEMyStyle: How did your childhood in Thailand influence your sense of style and creativity ?


Chutisa:
I would describe my childhood as ‘idyllic’ since I had a privileged upbringing in Thailand, with personal maids and lovingly pampered by my mother and grandparents. I was raised in an aristocratic way, paying attention to etiquette, custom and simple pleasures of life and living. My mother was extremely imaginative, very resourceful and remarkably creative. She introduced me to literature, jewelry, textiles and fashion of other cultures, which initiated my curiosity and imagination. So I developed an interest in design aesthetics and fashion from a very young age. She instilled in me a strong inquisitiveness as well as the spirit for innovation and creativity.

 

When I was younger my style was ….

Chutisa: eclectic

Sharidan: eclectic

 

I seem to have a lot of ….. in my wardrobe

Chutisa: black

Sharidan: red and yellow

 

When I wear ……… I feel ……

Chutisa: Giorgio Armani suits … confident and stylish

Sharidan: the perfect pair of jeans … 5kg lighter and ready to take on the world!

 

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STEELEMyStyle: As bag designers, what do you look for in a handbag ?


Chutisa: A Hand Bag is the key accessory for me, it adds polish to my outfit.
I always carry an oversized bag from The Luxe Project collection; because it is beautiful and functional item that make the largest statement. It makes an eye-popping statement accessory with any of my outfits.


Sharidan: 
I look for something that is pretty but also super functional. I need lots of internal pockets and a strong strap to handle all the crap I carry around on a daily basis .

That’s why I always carry around our Pahwanaa bag (pic of Pahwanaa 2 below $120 – others click here) . It is deceptively big but still appropriate for everyday use.

I hate seeing people use plastic shopping bags or supermarket bags as handbags… what a waste of an opportunity!

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: What importance do you place on style and interior decor?

Sharidan: At the end of the day, what I wear and what I am surrounded by  affects my mood. I love the way these things can make you feel. If I’m having a bad day, I’ll do my hair and slick on a bold lip and I find I’m half way to feeling better! I am super guilty of spending crazy amounts of money on bed linen, candles, flowers and misc. home décor but every time I walk in to my flat I smile so I think it is money well spent!

STEELEMyStyle: Whose style in the public eye (past or present day) most connects with you?

Chutisa: Audrey Hepburn– She wasn’t swayed by trends and her sense of style came from her belief in quality before all else.

Giorgio Armani’s signature style of relaxed yet luxurious and elegant, demonstrated that stylishness and elegance doesn’t mean uncomfortable and complicated.  His signature androgynous designs for women made trouser suits chic, both in and out of the boardroom.

Coco Chanel  for her modernist thought, practical design, and pursuit of expensive simplicity.

Sharidan: Nicole Ritchie has always been a style icon of mine, people like Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams and Adele have always inspired me because not only are they beautiful, powerful women at the top of their game, they handle all things with a grace and style that I admire.

I also draw a lot of inspiration from my friends, we have very similar styles and constantly share ideas and things we’ve seen in our daily travels.

 

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Summer Style tip – When it hots up I ……

Chutisa: wear a simple cotton white dress.

Sharidan: Slap on a tinted moisturiser with a good SPF, a loose fitting tank, fitted harem pants and a pair of jelly sandals.

 

Night-time style for me is ……..

Chutisa: A Classic Black Dress paired with diamond and pearl earrings

Sharidan: Shift dress and clogs or maxi skirt and sleeveless top.

 

Which designers do you covet from afar and where I actually shop.

Chutisa: Giorgio Armani and Giorgio Armani when in Florence.

Sharidan: Elie Saab – I think he is AMAZING.  I shop at Gorman (pic below), local boutique shops, op shops/savers.

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Do you have any Makeup/Beauty Tips ?

Sharidan:
As a makeup artist myself, I think I can speak for all MUAs when I say it all begins with beautiful skin. It does not matter how fantastic your foundation is – if your skin is not right, it will not look right. I have used many, MANY forms of skin care over the years and have found that keeping it simple is always the best. That’s why I use Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer.

 

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As far as foundation goes, I will ALWAYS love Laura Mercier Silk Crème foundation. And I can’t go past a red lip – my favorite is Nars Velvet Matt Lip Pencil in Red Square.

Poorly matched foundation and the over use of bronzer hurts me when i see them-  it’s so easily avoidable. Also, lip liner needs to match your lipstick colour, I don’t know what happened along the line for people think that this was not a fact.

 

Any advice for those seeking their Inner Style ? 

Chutisa: Avoid following trends. eliminate the superfluous, emphasise the comfortable and the grace of the uncomplicated

Sharidan: You don’t need to follow trends just because they are in style at that time. Buy what you love and know you’ll wear time and time again.

 

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LIFE OF STYLE & SUBSTANCE 


STEELEMyStyle: H
ow would you describe your home style ?

Chutisa: Minimalist style. Art Deco inspired.

Sharidan: Eclectic! I have lots of weird and wonderful nicknacks around the house and things hanging off my walls. I am not one to keep my home style sleek and simple… I don’t have it in me!

 

STEELEMyStyle: What are your favourite pieces ?

Chutisa: Art Deco sideboard and Dining setting that I got from Phillipe’s auction last year

Sharidan: I LOVE our danish bedside tables and vintage map top desk.

 

STEELEMyStyle: What art works do you own & love ?

Chutisa: A recent acquisition, a huge painting by Dawn Sime (1932-2001) called Black Apple, oil on canvass

Sharidan: I have a huge Salon Des Ensembliers print that I want buried with me.

 

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Where do you shop for furniture/decor ?

Chutisa: At an antique shop or Auction house

Sharidan: As someone who only moved out of home 2 ½ years ago, our lounge room looks like an Ikea show room. I will always love Ikea and I’m not ashamed of it! But as time goes on, I’m picking up beautiful old pieces from vintage furniture shops and markets.

 

STEELEMyStyle: Where do you go when you need a gift for someone ?
Chutisa:
Brisbane Antique Guild

Sharidan: I always shop small and local – there are so many amazing little boutique shops around us that I find it hard to justify buying anywhere else! Naughts & Crosses, The Woodsfolk and Little Shop Of… are just some of the amazing stores around Melbourne.

 

Name your 3 favourite local MELBOURNE spots …


Chutisa:

Chin Chin in Flinders Lane for lunch or dinner, authentic Thai cuisine.

Victoria Markets for fresh food and experiences

The Point restaurant in Albert Park, near the lake, best steaks in Australia

 

Sharidan:

Waverley Bazaar (for great second hand clothes, furniture and home wares) in Glen Waverley
Antique Bar (for great cocktails and fantastic atmosphere) – Elsternwick

Easy 15 (our local place for great breakfast, coffee and friendly staff!)

 

Books I love and one I have read recently …


Sharidan: I’m not ashamed to say I love Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I LOVE The Princess Bride, The Rosie Project and the Land of Decoration. Also I’ve just finished “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” and it was fab!

 

Best exhibition I have seen or one that has connected lately …

Chutisa: Out of Hand Exhibition at Museum of Arts and Design in New York.  The exhibition explores the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication.

 

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Dinner party for 8 guests at your house - who is coming?

Chutisa: Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Audrey Hepburn, Giorgio Armani, Coco Chanel, Hugh Jackman, Graham Norton and Heston Blumenthal

 

Guilty pleasure or daggy secret ?

Chutisa: Love Scotch whiskey, especially Monkey Shoulder from Scotland

Sharidan: I have been guilty of walking around the house in a onesie. Also I’ll always watch Wipe Out when it’s on TV

 

If I could tell my 14yr old self something it would be ….

Chutisa: It’s important not to take yourself too seriously, and to recognize and enjoy the quirkiness of life.

Sharidan: don’t worry so much about what other people think.

 

What is your perfect night in ? 

Chutisa: Takeaway and a movie in with my husband
Sharidan: Quiet night in friends and a bottle of red.

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Chutisa: Being totally present and at peace in the moment
Sharidan: 
As above!

 

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The Luxe Project

Range includes keychains,nappy bags, yoga mat bags, weekenders, totes, shoulder bags with home furnishings to come and varies in price from $12 – $490 AUD.

Shoulder bags

Cross body bags

Weekend Bags

Yoga Mat Bags

Nappy Bags

 

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STEELEMyStyle x Gorman silk pineapple tank

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It’s been a while since I posted an outfit here – have got into the habit of  just doing them more or less daily on Instagram which then immediately pings it to STEELEMyStyle Facebook page and Twitter and Pinterest pages.

But I realise that I really should be posting here and then pinging the other sites especially if I look at Google Analytics and see the enormous difference in visits.

Starting STEELEMyStyle right in the thick of the last couple of years which has been full to the brim with the real nitty gritty stuff of life –   kids’ health and parents health issues and then my darling Dad passing away 6 months ago was probably not the best business plan but hey…

Anyway all of that hardcore personal stuff pulled away focus from growing the business and fulfilling ambitions – and I kind of stopped writing on here and doing my outfit and shopping posts as life was so hard on a daily basis that I couldn’t really bring myself to talk about what ’10 things to keep in your wardrobe’ and I also didn’t really want to blog about the drama of it all either.

That was why there was a wee migration to Instagram because all I needed to do was a wee pic and bingo done and done.

But I see that so many readers get so much out of me posting here more often and so I will.

A new start.

I tell my personal styling clients that a hint of colour or fake tan can hide a multitude and to not worry about that dimple or imperfection here and there – I haven’t worn shorts for about 3 years as I felt that I needed to do a bit more exercise and also didn’t feel that comfortable bending down with a baby etc in shorts.

But my bubba is all grown up and although i plan to do more exercise this year and get sweaty more often and get some muscle tone back

Here is living proof that I am talking the talk I am walking the walk …( sic) dog – take that varicose ,spider, thread veins up yours ! A bit of Palmer’s tinted moisturiser and I couldn’t give a toss and enjoyed wearing these shorts today for runaround returns & shopping for clients, errands and chores about the house in 34 degree heat.

 

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What I Wore:

* Gorman I Like Pina Colada silk tank – was $189 now reduced to $129 – Buy it here

* Zara scalloped hem black shorts (5 yrs old) Buy similar here at Asos for $49 - I wear them on my hips as I don’t like short shorts – they come to mid thigh.

* Novo black patent sandals were $30 now $15 – I love Saltwater leather Sandals but they are too wide for me across the front of my foot so these have been brilliant and I have worn them to death all summer – I have all three colours – Buy them here

* Sunnies – cheap $10 from Equip last year – I have a pot of sunshine and have a lot of cheap and chic glasses for everyday and keep my good Karen Walkers, Han and Linda Farrows for grown up events.

 

Love the pineapple print but want something dressier ?

 

Gorman I  Like Pina Colada Gorman silk dress is really super cute and flattering for lots of different shapes. Perfect for summer events wear with sandals or dress up with heels – Plus it is reduced to $199 AUD

 

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Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle x Funkita Swimsuits

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Any of my life & style clients or followers of my blog or @STEELEMyStyle Facebook or Instagram and Pinterest, know that I am not a sponsored post type of gal, even though I get email requests everyday and sent a lot of products.

Integrity is key as I build long term close relationships with hundreds of women as my style clients who listen when I advise them to  “buy this” “don’t buy that”. There are many Australian fashion brands for whom I have been an unpaid, unsung Ambassador for years because they have a genuinely good product.

I only work with and rave about brands and products I genuinely love and my clients and followers know that.

So when the lovely people at Australian active swimwear brand FUNKITA wanted to collaborate I said yes straight away.

Not only do I love supporting high quality, ethical Australian brands, but in practical terms FUNKITA swimsuits are tough enough to handle whatever the blazing Aussie sun, chlorine & salty ocean can throw at them.

And with such vibrancy and flair !

I have bought FUNKITA for the kids in the past and have always felt their PPW (price per wear) value was great not to mention the fact that they are super comfortable (no hungry bottoms) and appeal to my independently-minded girls who like original, cute but quirky designs.

I have admired their cool designs but have never bought one for myself as I usually wear bikinis with rashie or an all black swimsuit.

The thought of baring all in a swimsuit for this photo kind of filled me with dread but as soon as I put the swimsuit on – all 40-something Mama of two insecurities vanished.

It was so supportive & comfortable I was bombdiving and having fun in the sun.

We had a quick fun wee family photoshoot.

Cool Happy Love !

 

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The girls loved theirs so much they wore them as “bodysuits” and “leotards” the rest of the day during trampolining, dress-ups and beyond.

I just chucked on my new favourite slouchy “mona” pants by Gorman  and felt the suit was stylish and comfy enough to rock pool side I also wore a black Sportsgirl silk vest (now on sale !!) & Mollini  sandals.

 

Why I loved our Funkita suits: hardwearing, colourful & fun, comfy and supportive, well-fitted ie no “hungry bottoms” , quirky & individual.

Mine  had the “support” of shapewear which was kind of nice (and kept me all in despite all those chocolate advent calendar Santas & candy canes ) and left me feeling confident jumping in and out of the pool – (without having to fix it in between) plus when I walked past the man in it – he said ” Love the swimsuit – you look hot !” :)

 

What my girls’ said:

Ms 6 Yr Old ” I feel like a Superhero in it ”

Ms 3 yr old “I love the pretty flowers”

Both ” Can we sleep in them ? ”

 

 

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Other reasons I love Funkita:

They don’t spend lots of money on promo and advertising- preferring to put most of their money into design, high quality raw materials and supporting our elite swimmers and their charity work. They expect that their swimmers will speak for themselves and Word Of Mouth will spread the love. Um Yes x

They are ethical and have set up The One Funky World Foundation  charity which assists organisations in Australia and overseas that provide important community services, but are limited by inadequate funding or technical assistance. Their current projects are focusing on the empowerment of people living with disability.

 

Great Christmas gift idea that will keep on giving.

 

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The  FUNKITA suits we are wearing:

Me: size 10 Sushi Training $84.95

Ms 6 yr old : Size 8 Sister Nightingale $64.95

Ms 3 yr old: Size 3 Strawberryville $39.95

 

Check out the hot mens’ swimmers at FUNKY TRUNKS – tried to get the man to wear them .. but to no avail. :(

 

FUNKITA sent me the three suits to try out without any obligation to blog, review or wear them. We just love their stuff !

sun safety note – yes we were rashvested up for most of the day and just took them off to take pics of the swimmers.

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STEELEMyStyle x $200 Birdsnest Competition Voucher

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The countdown is on..

just 3 days until our Make My Day Makeover Competition closes.

Have you entered yet ?

One of @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon’s Facebook Friends  will win the amazing prize worth over $2300 AUD ?

PLUS … this time our gorgeous friends at Birdsnest, one of Australia’s fastest growing online stores have thrown in $200 Gift Voucher .. FREE CLOTHES yay !

There is so much on Birdsnest to love – just not enough browsing hours in the day – but check my constantly updated Pinterest board –  Birdsnest – What I am Lovingsee what I love at Birdsnest.

So it was hard to pick one thing but most people know I love a frock.

A lot.

Also I find that when summer , Christmas and the party season rapidly approaches, clients are looking for options and those who have never worn dresses are suddenly converted when I find them a fab one.

I am a big fan of a frock as a working Mama with 2 little kids.

Why ? here’s just 4 reasons… 

1) It is only 1 thing to think about.

2) They are cooler in the Australian heat.

3) It’s so easy to style them up differently to make a versatile option for day to day wear, lunch with girls, party, beach picnic or christmas lunch.

4) Add tights, boots and jacket and winterise them for more wear.

 

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My Perfect Summer Frock
LazyBones Alice Dress – $139 AUD from Birdsnest

Why I love it:

100% cotton – breathe easy in the heat.

It has a sweet vintage vibe without being costumey

It is girly and flirty and age appropriate for a wide range of people.

Comes in sizes XS to XL and flatters everyone.

It’s super versatile.

Whether you are busty and curvy or like me lacking curves you can still make this dress a standout. If you have arm issues just add a wee pashmina or shrug.

* Take your $60 AUD remaining to put towards the other great Birdsnest pieces to complete the look you want. 

 

Here are just 3 Looks with this Perfect Summer Frock.

LOOK # 1 (above)

– perfect for summer day wedding,  party, BBQ, dinner date, School event, lunch with the girls.

 

Style with these other  pieces from BIRDSNEST

cute wedges : Apple III Jelly Heel by none other than cute UK brand Mel $69.95 from Birdsnest

-love the colour, the fact they are jellies and their retro styling

earrings : Tiger Tree simple Heart studs (in gold or silver) $24.95

-simple studs worn with love

necklace : Tiger Tree Flying Bird $39.95

-paired down simplicity – girly and pretty allowing the dress to shine

clutch : Elms & King Greenwich Clutch $ 79.95

-expected choice would be metallic or neutral – make another colour hue pop and contrast the pink of the wedges – adds playful twist.
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LOOK #2 

– perfect for low key picnic, beach fun, brunch,  shopping at markets & antique stores, park life with kids

so Frenchy so Chic – bit windy ? – add this cute scarf retro style for ultimate style

 

 

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Style with these other  pieces from BIRDSNEST

chic lo-fi plimsolls : Walnut Euro Plimsolls $39.95

-effortless and so chic – whether with shorts, cigarette pants or girly dresses – these are classic cool.

The quirky printed tote:  Joy of Ex Shopper $24.95

– this appeals to my sense of humour and love of chocolate – win win

The statement crafty bracelet: Rare Rabbit’s Angular Thick Cut Wooden  Bracelet $34.95

– this is the type of bracelet that you end up wearing with everything

The Cat’s Eye Sunglasses : Perv Eyewear Lara Sunglasses $19.95

– retro with lucite look – love

 

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LOOK # 3

– perfect for raceday (add fascinator), dressy afternoon party, dinner with the girls,  night out at the theatre or film premiere.

 

 

 

 

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Style with these other  pieces from BIRDSNEST

The Sparkly Heels: Fiebiger Party Popper Heels $64.95

– The glitter, the perspex, the metal toe cap –  SOLD !

The Statement jewel earrings: Adorne Fuschia Jewel Drops $15.95

– the pop of colour couldn’t be better – hello glamour !

The Clutch: Louenhide Billie Clutch $ 69.00

– modern and versatile, this will be your go-to clutch for any outfit.

The Hollywood sunglasses : ROC Monroe Sunnies $89.95

-The tortoiseshell pattern – the bold cat’s eye shape – these are statement sunnies.

 

So have you entered the comp ?

This is what else you can win apart from $200 to spend at BIRDSNEST.

You or someone you love could win this prize …

 

 

“Make My Day Makeover”

 

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE OVER $ 2300 AUD !!! 

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  • FREE 3 Hour STEELEMyStyle Wardrobe Review (Value $450 AUD)
  • FREE  2 Hour STEELEMyStyle Shop with Me (Value $300 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyle Style Me (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyle Wardrobe Refresher & Style Catch-up (after 3mths) (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyleShop with Me Online  (Value $120 AUD)
  • FREE hair cut & colour by STEELEMyStyle hairstylist @EllieatNutSalon (Value $220AUD)
  • FREE EVO Hair Product Pack (Value $60AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour  STEELEMyStyle Style & Image Consultation  (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE Eyebrow wax + Mani/Pedi and/or Spray Tan/ Bikini/Leg Wax by STEELEMyStyle beautician Priscilla Verrall (Value $100 AUD)
  • FREE photo session & prints by STEELEMyStyle photographer Ruby Reginato (Value $350 AUD)

 

+ Add in friendly know-how & a big boost of self-confidence thrown in for good measure and as the STEELEMyStyle team head off into the sunset your nominee will feel inspired, revitalised & confident and look amazing !

 

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE OVER $ 2300 AUD !!! 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

* Like @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon

* Write on the competition post (on either page) who you nominate (can be yourself)

* DONE AND DONE !

Good Luck – and tell your friends and family.

Closes 30 November 2013 at midnight Brisbane time !

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Eligible Entrant MUST BE a Facebook Friend of BOTH @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutsalon.

Winner must be over 18 yrs old and  live in Brisbane, Australia.

Entrants can nominate themselves or someone else. One nomination per entrant.

Winner approves the use of  their image, footage  & first name being used for promotional purposes by @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon

Go On ..

Make Someone’s Day !

A Makeover won’t necessarily change your life but hey it will definitely give you a skip in your step and a smile on your dial x x

 

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

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How to: wear Palazzo & Wide Legged Pants – 9 Style Tips

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As the temperature and humidity in Tropical Queensland start to rise I usually reach for my collection of cotton summer dresses to get me through, but there are other stylish options.

Blame it on boho chic Jessa from TV series GIRLS, or seeing Pinterest pics of Jessica Hart but when I spied this pair of incredible peacock blue & jade green leopard palazzo pants last week I immediately fell in love with them.

Today I debuted them in 34 degree heat at dropoffs this morning –  definitely a winner ! Here’s a quick selfie !

Worn with: Equip round oversized 70s inspired sunnies, rose gold chain necklace  and sleeveless black fitted shirt and low black Novo patent clogs for dropoffs and pickups then with my Chloé wooden sandals and Seed bronze silk top for meetings.

 

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Here is a pic of a  lovely young model wearing them and looking totally Gypset.

 

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You can click here at buy at Dissh - listening to my own advice “ignore the store” I went in for the first time and I am glad I did.

So if you want to give your shift dresses a break, believe me a great pair of 70s inspired flowy silky Palazzo pants or slouchy wide-legged pants can become a wardrobe favourite and a Closet Keeper for summer 2013 and beyond.

Below are some STEELEMyStyle STYLING TIPS  for your wide-leg options to take you through 2014 Australian Summer and beyond in style.

Don’t forget to head to Pinterest Board – How to Wear … Palazzo Pants for more wide-legged outfit inspiration.

However, not all wide legged pants are the same. Know your type.

  • High waisted –no waistband – full flare = Palazzo. 

Palazzo Pants

1. Great if you want to accentuate the waist. Great way to show off crop tops or cropped swing cami (see first pic below)

2. Good option if you are pearshaped.

3. If you are not going anywhere near a crop top and are like me (over 40)  -opt for  a knotted sleeveless shirt, silky tank  or short structured Tshirt.

4. Aim for floor-skimming and in a floaty, cool fabric – silk, viscose etc (unless you can do the palazzo crop – which is hard to pull off unless you are a Fashion Week insider like  Yasmin Sewell )

5. Go for statement -bold colour hue -(yellow, cobalt etc) or a print  – small pattern is most flattering – larger regular pattern (bigger than your fist)  is harder to wear.

6. Make sure you wear sandals, wedges, heels – show your toes.

7. A printed Palazzo looks sophisitcated with a solid colour or metallic top.

8. Add a tailored blazer or kimono and create a cool summer take on workwear.

9. Wear transeasonally with leather jacket (last pic below) + tights or boots.

 

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Not into the Palazzo?

You can try …

  • lower waisted – tailored button & waistband  = Wide Legged Slouchy Pant

The other flowy summery alternative is the Slouchy Wide-Legged Pant that will sit lower on your body. I love these too especially in white but not that practical with kiddwinks.

Wide Legged Slouchy or Tailored Pant

1.  Looks really cool low slung slouchy or more formal if they are cinched in at the waist. Play with proportion.

2. Aim for floor-skimming – an absolute must !

3. Shoeswise – with super slouchy you can go for flats but depends on your proportions – heels are most flattering  – points, platforms, sandals, boots (autumn/winter)

3. Great for tall ladies not a style for petite curvier folks without heels.

4. Accentuate a tiny waist or your curves with belt & close fitting top, shrunken tee pussy bow blouse, open collared silk shirt.

5. Sleek, simple structured vest tops that sit lower or oversized knits can add a great modern twist.

6. Add a tailored blazer for a stylish workwear statement.

7. Play with the High/Low –  expensive high quality fabrics with lo-fi T shirt or simple vest.

 

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Inspired ?  check out Polyvore here for some options from $24 upwards.

Here is my pick – an investment but an amazing one !

 

Peter Pilotto Palazzo Pants now 50% off $533

 

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Let me know how you go !

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STEELEMyStyle x Camouflage Jeans

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Camouflage has been back for a while throughout Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and  I have been wearing my beloved APC camouflage jacket heaps – primarily because it is the perfect transeasonal weight and I love the way it can roughen pretty sparkly things up a bit.

See it most recently here but it is in high rotation on my daily Instagram #wiwt – seen in past posts here  - download the app and follow me or click here to see it online.

It’s is known that I live in jeans – a bit of a uniform for me come the cooler weather – and most Mamas-on-the-run that I know too.

See past jeans posts on Instagram here  - or here here here and here .

In my mind – with a good dose of confidence, the right print & the right cut of jean  – anyone can wear printed jeans.

My favourite grey leopard print jeans from last year were from Kmart and I have blogged a bit in the past on FB – such as “5 great things to buy in Kmart this week” and the like. Last year I did a post about Kmart’s  great $9 indigo jeans. See here.

I have seen camouflage jeans out and about and was loving both the Current/Elliott & Elizabeth & James versions  (see below) but didn’t want to spend $200 AUD if I wasn’t going to get much wear from them.

So when I spotted these great ones from Kmart last week for $17 AUD  – I thought it would be rude almost to not try them out !  With my Personal Styling & Shopping clients I often suggest they “Try the Trend” with a cheaper version and then  “upgrade” if they love the piece and find it is versatile and being worn a lot. This allows people more confidence to try something new out without the guilt of wasting money.

Anyway – Here is how I wore these camouflage jeans today for a day of errands, dog-walking, admin, writing, accounts & chores.

 

 

 

 

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Outfit Inspiration #1

What I wore:

*Camo jeans – Kmart in stores now so be quick – $17 AUD

*Foil Sleeve Grey Sweat – Sportsgirl $49.95 – find similar Asos here and here at Asos Curve (size 20+)

*My Grandfather’s Deerstalker Hat – find similar here

*Leather studded Biker boots – Sportsgirl – I bought mine instore and there was 50% off here they are online for $149.95  - but enter the promo code to get 50% off.

These are a closet keeper that you will love year in year out and will get better with age. I have been looking for ages and loved these because the leather is slouchy and soft and they can be made narrower (i have skinny calves).

Ditch the gumboots this year and look super stylish at the soccer field and beyond.

But no matter your style or the occasion you can work Camo Jeans into your wardrobe – check out these stylish blogger ladies & celebs below for more Camo-spiration – 14 more ways on else you could style these Kmart $17 AUD jeans.

 

Great outfit inspiration #2

Perhaps one of my favourite camo jean outfits. Love how Rebecca from Raspberry Rouge wears her Zara camo here.Add a great statement leather, simple grey charcoal tee & cute girly peep-toe for that dressier & transeasonal look.

 

 

Outfit inspiration #3 – Camo is so versatile as you can see – add a polished updo and some ladylike accessories – necklace, silk blouse, great nude heels, killer bag makes them classic with a twist.

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #4 – Great slick casual look – love the high pony-tail – aviator sunnies, lipstick, contrast print scarf & cross-body bag and grey suede ankle boots – easy effortless cool caught on Street-dressed.com

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #5 – pair them with that other closet staple – denim shirt, statement jewels, patent point heels and bang – very chic casual look.

 

 

Outfit Inspiraton #6

Amy Song from Song of Style adds coloured beanie, bright biker & red heels to amp up the street glamour.

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #7

Add a slogan Zoe Karssen (Crème de la Crème) sweatshirt, ripped denim & great pointed heels for low key polish at Voglue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #8

Statement polka dot sweat  & cute neon toe-cap flats  give a playful look to the camo jeansby this blogger Bows and Sequins

 

 

Celebrities too are working their camouflage – the two favourite brands and colours between celebrities are

1. The Current/Elliott Rider Multi-zip Gray Camo

Same jean, different bodies, different styling.

Outfit Inspiration #9

Sarah Jessica Parker clashes her prints effortlessly – in her Current/Elliott Grey Camo $290 AUD – with yellow striped vest & metallic ballet flats on the chilly school run

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #10

Portia de Rossi teams hers with simple black thongs & black vest for ultimate casual cool whilst shopping.

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #11

Drew Barrymore adds a leather jacket, ankle boots and hippie print tasselled top to give them the “Almost Famous” , Coachella Festival vibe.

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #12

If the Armenian princess look floats your boat – here is Khloe giving her Current/Elliott’s a flash of Kardashian bling.

 

 

The other option for celebs seems to be the Elizabeth & James Cooper Camo $228 AUD  from SHOPBOP and in a blue colourway  – Same jean, different bodies, different styling

Outfit Inspiration #13

Gwen Stefani adds a varsity knit & gladiator sandals to hers

 

 

Outfit Inspiration #14 & #15

Alicia Keys adds Isabel Marant sneakers while UK singer  & ex Footballer wife Cheryl Cole amps up her glam look with heeled booties & tux.

 

 

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

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