Winter Layering Made Easy

We all know that layering is the key to warmth in the colder months. By adding leggings / stockings, vest, jacket, beanie, hat or scarf we can keep the chilly winds at bay.

I love the look of a shirt with a knit over the top or even a long lined waterfall cardigan with a vest. Who doesn’t love the look of warmth! Coming into the coldest part of the year – we need to make sure our wardrobe has the versatility and warmth we require. There is some key points to remember when layering in the colder months, you are concerned that you’re going to look huge from all the layering (I guarantee that you won’t – its a misconception, by using thin wool knits you will look great)

Our top tips are:

  1. Start with a basic thin lightweight top or shirt (striped long sleeve or chambray shirt are our favs)
  2. The next layer is to be a lightweight soft knit cardigan or sweater.
  3. Then add your  jacket or vest (puffer or faux fur)
  4. A scarf and a hat – will work well, maybe even some gloves if its really cold.
  5. Then add a hero accessories to tie it all in.

Would love to know your secrets to staying warm this winter. xx

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Being a sports mum

Is hard work! Both my boys play sport and we have training on most week nights and then games on the weekend. I am constantly on the hunt for easy,casual, comfortable but stylish clothes and outfits to wear. I love plain t-shirts, jeans, sneakers or flats and a cardi – this usually works well and is easy enough to change the look of with a different scarf, cardigan or another accessory. I have been eyeing off some harem pants from Seed, but not sure if I am ready to give them a go. Come winter cold raining mornings…..ill be honest – i do just wear track pants, a jacket and sneakers….some mornings are just too hard. I would love to hear about what you guys wear for all the kids extra curriculum activities.

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Camel Hues

The camel trench is an all time signature statement piece, it comes back every Autumn and Winter. That’s because the colour camel is actually a classic neutral. Like Black, Camel can be worn with basically any shade and If you are looking to warm up all that black in your wardrobe, camel is a great shade to add.

It’s a classic, neutral colour that adds a bit of luxe sophistication to any outfit. It brings your casual outfit to a whole new chic level. It’s rich looking, a perfect shade for autumn and a very versatile neutral for any working wardrobe no matter what your style is.

Just like Grey, Khaki and Navy – Camel is the new colour to get into your wardrobe this season!

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White Out

Crisp and fresh – no colour screams Summer more than White! Your most probably thinking No I can’t wear white, I have grubby kids. That’s ok there are many choices, you don’t have to wear white on white (though I love the thought of it), you could try a white blazer, a white tee, white dress or even better white pants / jeans.

A few rules to follow when considering wearing white:

  • Don’t wear a white dress to a wedding, I don’t care what anyone says it’s a big No No.
  • Make sure your white dress is not see through.
  • Don’t wear a white bra or undies, make them nude or skin tone – they don’t show through as much.
  • Also if your going with the white pants or jeans go up a size, you don’t want them too snug as they say white has the opposite effect to black……

Get some colour to your skin and add some colour popping accessories and your good to go! Enjoy xx

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What are you wearing; to work?

If your like me, you spend the majority of your time in office work clothes. Yes we wish we could dress like Olivia from Scandal or the models that grace our magazine in office attire, but in reality….with kids to organise, lunches to be made and morning routines to follow, we most probably aren’t looking like we want to. But we can! Dress to impress should be a daily motto.  If you wanted to be taken seriously dress the part. If you want to rise through the ranks, take notice to what the female management are wearing and follow suit.

Dress smart,  some perfect pieces for the office is tailored black pants, black heels, silk shirt. It doesn’t all have to be black and white. Throw some colour in by adding accessories, perhaps a statement necklace or coloured blazer. Just make sure you avoid anything item that shows off “too” much of anything and leave the six inch stiletto’s for the weekend.

Find some inspro below my stylers!

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Attention : Military Trend has arrived

We are starting to see the olive & khaki greens in the shops leading up to Autumn. The military style is always on repeat and never really dates. So what ever pieces you already have or will buy are going to be value per wear. I have a khaki jacket that I bought from Witchery 4 winters ago, it will be seeing the daylight again real soon. This season we are going to see everything from silk shirts to distressed cotton & silk pants, as long as the faithful cargo pants & jackets.

Golden tones in your accessories work well this the khaki & olive green as does black. Usually a very masculine look, its nice to play on the accessories to soften the look up. The perfect shoe is any style in black, tan or a  leopard print, which always looks HOT! So our wardrobe woes &  outfit dilemmas are solved as there will be something for everyone for work and the weekend.

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Yes we still need the Boyfriend

I love the boyfriend jean. I only have 2 pairs of jeans the super skinny and the boyfriend. The days I’m feeling flat, bloated and blah the boyfriend comes out to play. They are baggier, slouchy and comfy. But they do not have to be boring – they are to be worn well. Endless options on styling them up and making them look a little glam instead of bum. And we all know jeans are tran seasonal and are most properly the one item in your wardrobe that gets worn weekly, some of us daily – we best style them well.

The boyfriend can be worn on short girls and girls with hips!  If you’re shorter and curvier, the boyfriend jeans look best with a heel. It’s also important to find a pair that fits a little snug so they’re not too baggy, as jeans do tend to stretch these days. Also worth noting is the height of the cuff, it shouldn’t sit to high, I prefer just above the ankle, not up the calf. I also prefer jeans with not too many pre rips in them, otherwise they won’t last as long and they look terrible.

Wear them with a pointed flat and top for a weekend lunch with the girls, with a sandal and tank for a warm day out & with a killer heel for a night out. Wear them with boots and cardigan in winter, options are endless just head to Pinterest for more inspiration.  Because they are quite a masculine jean, you need to pretty / girly them up with good shoes (points or strappy), and accessories to add the feminie touch, its about keeping a balance.

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