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WHEN GOOD ACCESSORIES GO BAD

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Nobody’s perfect, and just as people have bad hair days; so too we sometimes experience bad styling days. Sometimes the blame lays with the accessories we’ve chosen. Personal style like fashion is an art form. An expressive medium allowing us to emit all manner of information about who we are, what we hold important and where we want to place ourselves…

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FABULOUS FLATS

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Can I have a collective cheer? Flats have finally entered the world of high fashion, in fact, runways the world over have been alight with stylish flats worn in a number of ways. So, now that flats have become trendy, and possibly even the “it” shoe of the season, there’s lots of style inspiration out there for you to take…

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HOW TO WEAR BELTS

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Far from being purely utilitarian, belts can be the final sartorial touch that completes and polishes your total look. The addition of a belt can be the equivalent of adding a period to the end of a sentence. In addition, they can add shape and aid in improving the garment’s fit. Of course, like any other accessory there are factors and…

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HOW TO CHOOSE A HAT FOR RACE DAY

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Anyone for the races? The Australian Melbourne Cup is only just over a month away and those planning to attend will be starting to plan their outfits of which a hat is an essential element. The right hat will not only complete your outfit it will add a glamorous flourish and they are an essential part of the traditional etiquette that surrounds…

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JUST ADD ACCESSORIES: part 2

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In Part 1 I discussed how to accessorize solid colored garments, how some accessories are linked to a season or time of day and how to create a mood with accessories. This time we’ll go a step further and discover how visual weight harmony matters, how to dress up pr down an outfit with accessories and lastly, how to accessorize…

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JUST ADD ACCESSORIES: part 1

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I’m often asked questions about how to accessorize various garments and outfits.  It’s one of those skills that many think you need to be blessed with but the fact is anyone can learn how to accessorize with a few easy guidelines and a bit of practice.   Why Accessorize? To create different moods: From polished professional to cafe charisma, all it…

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UPGRADE YOUR WORK STYLE WITH ACCESSORIES

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Dressing for the office can be a tricky situation to navigate; you want your work style to look confident and chic while maintaining an air of professionalism and adhering to dress codes. Far from being something that only younger women need to concern themselves with, the more mature woman should also strive to always look polished, professional and in sync…

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HATS OFF: how to wear a hat

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Of all the fashion trends from the 20th century, it seems like hats for women have taken a backseat to every other piece of fashion accessory. 2014 changed all of that. Baseball caps, floppy hats, panama hats, crystal-embellished knit hats, and logo beanies are all rated high on the chic radar. All manner of headgear have become in vogue again….

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