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How Should A Trench Coat Fit A Woman?

It’s getting cold and even though we’ve mostly been indoors with the lockdown here, whenever I’ve had a chance to get outside I’ve been throwing on my trench coat – which made me think I hadn’t made a fit guide on that yet – so here it is! How should a trench coat fit a woman? And what should you look out for in a good quality trench, before investing in one?

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Suit Terminology – Fits & Drop Sizing

Have you ever walked into an Apple store and brought a computer from someone who didn’t know a thing about them? Or rode out of a dealership with a car that the salesman knew nothing technical about? If you don’t know what type of suit you’re buying, you could be buying a dud. So, this week I’m starting a new series called Suit Terminology, designed to cover the essential knowledge you need to pick up a suit that ticks the boxes in quality, fit and style.

how a men's t-shirt should fit

Men’s: How A T-Shirt Should Fit

T-Shirts are a basic in anyone’s wardrobe, but especially a mans wardrobe. They’re worn year-round as a single piece or under layers and can be a piece heavily relied upon. With that in mind, I think we should learn how a t-shirt should fit so that every time we’re updating our wardrobe basics we’re nailing it.

Where to hem your pants to for women

Where To Hem Your Pants To – Women’s Pants

I catch the train almost every day into the city to shop and on weekdays particularly I see hems sitting well past their intended length. Some are sitting crumpled around the ankle, others hugging the underneath of the wearers heel with a few grams of Sydney’s street grime on them and on the odd occasion I spy a little row of safety pins holding up a recently (or likely not so recently) fallen hem.

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How A Pencil Skirt Should Fit

The pencil skirt is one of those items women either love or tell me that they can’t wear. In actual fact, the pencil skirt, when fitted correctly is one of the most universally flattering skirts amongst A-Line and wrap style skirts.

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How A Sports Jacket Should Fit

Looking to add something sharp to your wardrobe that’s not as formal as a blazer but not as casual as a bomber? The sports jacket is a great addition that’s classic, sharp and versatile and I love them! Especially when they fit well!

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How To Make Your Shoes Comfortable

The past two weekends I’ve had a number of social engagements and mixed with the weather, I admit, it’s been hard to dress. Everything looks so much better with a simple strappy heel, but when it’s 11 degrees outside (and as an Australian, I can’t compute this), keeping all of your toes just outweighs fashion.

My Brand Fit Guide: Bras For Flat Chests

My Brand Fit Guide: Bras For Flat Chests

I’ve always been flat chested. Growing up, I was under the impression that my boobs would grow to an average size someday, but that never happened. So I’ve been buying bras for flat chests for years and I’m here to share my wisdom.

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How Long Should Quality Shoes Last?

I once worked in a shoe store and I would constantly get men and women coming in saying ‘I purchased these shoes x months ago, and they’re already falling apart.’ My inner effortless bitch wanted to say ‘WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING TO YOUR FABULOUS QUALITY SHOES!’ but my customer service voice had to take the shoes, refund them and blow them kisses as they left. Ugh.

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What To Look For In Good Quality Shoes

A phrase I never hear women or men say when purchasing shoes are ‘only skinny people can wear that’ or ‘you’ve got to be a model to wear shoes like those.’ As a Stylist, I’m hearing these phrases come out of private clients mouths regularly when referring to clothing, but never when referring to shoes.

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