This week I’ve been wearing my lovely hot pink statement coat just about everywhere during personal shopping sessions in Sydney. It made me think of all the other beautiful statement coats in people’s wardrobes that might not be getting as much wear because they don’t know how to style statement coats with colours other than black!
We all love denim and for many of us it’s our primary go-to so I wanted to share some ideas and tips around this skirt to hopefully give you some inspiration!
Firstly, just like black, brown is a neutral tone – which means it can often serve as a base colour to build outfits from. Even if you don’t wear brown in your clothing and you really only wear brown in your accessories, you can still wear brown easily and mix it with your wardrobe.
This week I made a video showing five ways you can style your wide leg jeans as well as gave […]
As Sydney-siders start heading back to offices for staggered workdays and those working from home still have Zoom meetings to attend, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the blazer and how we can adapt it to these in-between times. So this week, let’s talk how to style a blazer casually.
It’s been getting chilly outside and I thought since it’s raining and we’re all gearing up to waterproof our shoes (subtle reminder) why not put together some casual cold weather outfits for these dropping temperatures here in Sydney?
Today we’re chatting what to wear with a pleated midi skirt, how to wear one, where should a midi skirt hit and I’ve also made a video to go along with this post, so scroll down if you want to check that out.
The pandemic has made me a sneaker person, and if you’re after a few sneaker outfit ideas or want to learn how to wear sneakers fashionably then you’ve come to the right stylist – me!
When you’re heading off on your winter get-away, the fabrics you choose and how you pack your bags is important! Let me share with you my packing list for cold weather that you can print off and customise yourself and some advice on picking the best fabrics to take with you!
Sometimes when we get dressed, we just can’t put our finger on the reason why that when our outfit seemed great in our minds, we ended up looking like a block with manicured fingernails, which is not the look we were going for.
This weeks weather had me thinking about the clients and family friends of mine currently experiencing one of the inconvenient things that come along with ageing as a woman. Menopause. Particularly, hot flushes in over 30 degree heat.
Not sure when is the right time to button your suit or jacket? There are different rules for different types, and I’ve got you covered!
Looking good is all in the details, which is why picking the right accessories for your suit is important. Todays post is all about getting those accessories perfect, I’ll show you what ties to look for and point out a few lesser known styling tips that can make a big impact on your outfit.
So you popped the question, said yes, or just did what my parents did and said ‘we should get married’ followed by a ‘yeah, okay,’ and now you’re searching the internet looking for the answers on what groomsmen should wear, and maybe what you should wear too.
As much as a Style Icon, Justin Timberlake is now, he’s partly responsible for making men shy away from wearing denim jackets. He caused way too much confusion where there shouldn’t be. It’s a denim jacket. It’s not hard to go wrong until you wear an entire denim suit complete with a denim hat and a matching denim Brittany Spears. But if you really want to know how to pull off the denim jacket and actually look like a complete stud, here’s how.
There’s a big secret many talented stylists and celebrities have been keeping for years. You all know the reason I started this blog was not only to help women dress in a way that makes them feel confident but let them in on the tricks effortlessly stylish people use to make clothing work.
It’s no secret that brands, even those intended for women in their 50’s and 60’s, use much younger models to make us feel inspired by their clothing. We all know that sometimes it’s not inspiring at all, sometimes it just makes us feel lost.
It takes someone comfortable in his style to pull a look like this off, but you don’t have to be a style extraordinaire to do it. This look is perfect for the races, derby day, cocktail parties and smart casual events and helps you to look like the perfect gentleman when out and about.
We fell in love with them in the store and we’re worried about ruining them doing mundane tasks. So we save them, adoring them gathering dust and wishing we had the right place to wear them. I hear you!
The smart younger brother of the traditional blazer. A sports jacket, not to be confused with a blazer, is a smart basic option that gives versatility to the smart casual and business casual side of a man’s wardrobe.
I do not, for one second, envy those Effortless Bitches carrying a baby in Spring and Summer in Australia. If you’re not swollen from the pregnancy yet, you’re certainly sporting swollen feet from the heat and those sandals you got that had extra room for just that aren’t feeling so fab anymore. If you’re after some summer maternity clothing – follow me, I have the goods.
Putting your own spin on fashion is what gives you style but it’s so easy to own too many plain or out-there items without having a healthy balance of both to give you a versatile wardrobe, that doesn’t get you stuck in a style rut.
Now I must admit, I haven’t been in a school for years.
I don’t have children and I like to keep a safe distance from un-hemmed pants, scuffed black shoes and the overwhelming scent of body spray, but when living in Sydney, it’s easy to pass the schools and see the general dress code that’s going on between mothers.
I’m a sucker for them! They’re comfortable, smart and there are so many styles available which gives our style more individuality! In this post I’m sharing my tips for finding a good Chelsea boot and what you can wear with them!
When your heart is playing matchmaker, your wardrobe should too. What to wear on a first date is one of the most common questions asked on this blog, and I thought it was the right time I sit down and share my thoughts on it.
When I pick up a pair of skinny jeans or slim leg jeans for a client who ranges from a size 16 and up, I’m met with a cautious look.
Despite the common idea that once the baby is out, you can basically go back to wearing normal clothes – this is so not the case.
Time to forget those tunics and trapeze shaped dresses! I’ve got some fabulous winter maternity style tips that don’t involved childish prints or poorly cut fabric!
Recently I took a little trip to the United States to visit one of my favourite places, Lake Tahoe. Sitting on the border of California and Nevada it’s a big lake surrounded by small log cabin style towns and big pine trees – and it was damn cold!
At the start of this year I became single again and one of the first thoughts I had was that this would be the first Valentines Day I’d spend as a singleton in Sydney.
Since it came out, La La Land has been the movie everyones talking about, and not only for its amazing Casablanca inspired story line, or it’s great music and stunning cast.
With so many different work environments, different bosses and office culture – it can be hard to work out what is business casual, what’s too casual and what’s just a plain old mess of dragging hems and boring black tattered work pants.
I admit I am a workaholic cat lady who gets a little too emotional over fabric and at the start of this year, I was forced into really considering what I wanted.
I love it when I have a corporate client because I get to be extra tailored, extra caffeinated and I get to throw a bit of Jessica Pearson’s style into my wardrobe.
For those of you who subscribe to my news letter, you’ll know that last month I went to Hong Kong during a Typhoon.
Professional headshots, the source of many sleepless nights and crash diets across the globe. They scare everyone, Effortless Bitch or not.
As someone who gets her cardio from walking around shopping centres in a brisk fashion and running up escalators the wrong way because I saw an item for a client as I got half way down, I know just how important a great pair of flats is and what an impact they can have on an outfit. One of the common things I hear clients say when trying on a new item is ‘I’ll have to wear heels with this.’
While summer usually requires less fabric, one thing we can get really stuck with is visible panty lines because summer fabrics are usually thinner when our backsides remain the same. Now, I don’t like to rely on spanx to make a dress look good, but sometimes a few Magnum Ego’s and jars of Nutella force me to when I have a summer event to go to and I plan to wear something a little more clingy.
I love a bit of leg, shaving them is quite a task, but in the right outfit – they’re amazing. Now this post isn’t for women who already have gloriously long, evenly toned legs.
I actually love the races, but more for entertainment value. Every time I think of the Melbourne Cup, or any horse racing event, I think of Kath and Kim.
I hate the gym, I’m not a fan at all.
When you run your own business, networking comes with it, as much as we may love or hate it. I have a love/hate relationship with it myself, do I go alone? Don’t I? How do I break the ice? When is the right time to hand over a business card without seeming too pushy? But one thing I’m not stuck on is knowing what to wear to a networking event.
If you’re pregnant or have ever had to shop for someone who is pregnant, you’ll notice that in your average shopping mall theres very few maternity options.
Fat days suck. They often come as a package deal with our time-of-month, full-moon looneys and forgetting our coffee cards right when we were due for a free coffee stamp. I hear you, sister. But lets not confuse ourselves between a fat day and a day where you might have to go up a size in clothing.
While we may not be red carpet event frequenters, on the odd occasion, we’re invited to attend an event where it’s formal and it’s cold.
Studies have actually shown that those who work from home and get dressed like they’re going to an office, complete with hair and makeup, have a higher productivity rate than those who stay in their pyjamas or make little effort to get dressed.
The sound of wedding bells is like a siren or wolf call for some. The second the word ‘Wedding’ is mentioned, the price sky rockets.
Every time I hear the words ‘Mother Of The Bride’ I think of two things, taffeta and flesh toned stockings that are too dark for the wearer.
Boobs, they’re the best and worst things for us women, regardless of the size.
Many of us have mixed feelings about Christmas lunch, it’s a time to spend with your family, be thankful and eat until we’re definitely not zipping up our skinny jeans for at least a fortnight but it’s also a time that can be a little stressful when it comes to choosing what to wear. Sometimes you’re seeing people you haven’t seen in a while and you want to look your best but still be comfortable in the warm December weather. So what should you wear?
The size of our clutch to phone ratio is no longer the only problem us Effortless Bitches face when preparing for party season.
How do all those Effortless Bitches have their sleeves rolled so perfectly? Here’s how!
Getting your wedding party styled in the perfect way can be tough work, knowing how to dress your bridesmaids when they all have different bodies, styles and skin tones is just the beginning of it all.
Eek!!! We’ve all had our fair share of awkward parties where we strategically worked the room according to where our ex-was standing, in order to avoid them.
Knowing what to pack for a weekend away can be tough work when you want to pack light and look amazing!
While most of us can agree that black is one of the main colours in our wardrobes, we can’t all agree that we know how to wear it without looking like a walking black blob of poor style choices. Fear not, I’m here with some more tips, this time it’s how to wear black on black in the best possible way.