Mixing levels of refinement to create a smart casual outfit

How to Look Smart Without Being Too Formal or Feeling Overdressed

Have you ever faced the dilemma of wanting to look smart and put-together without crossing the line into overly formal territory? It’s a common concern, and striking the right balance can make all the difference in how you present yourself. So, how do you master the art of looking polished and stylish without feeling like…

The Art of Seasonal Wardrobe Auditing: Embrace the Change

As the seasons transition, so should your wardrobe. Whether you’re in the northern hemisphere preparing for the cozy embrace of autumn or in the southern hemisphere, like Australia, eagerly stepping into the vibrant world of spring and summer, auditing your wardrobe is a ritual that can revitalize your style and declutter your life. We’ll explore…

Draw attention to your face using focal points by glasses and jewellery

Redirecting Focus: Clever Ways to Embrace Your Style Confidently

Have you ever stood in front of your closet, staring at your reflection, wondering how to cleverly draw attention away from those areas you’d prefer to camouflage? We’ve all been there! In a world where self-confidence is your best accessory, embracing your unique features is essential. So, how can you effortlessly redirect focus and elevate…

Simplify your wardrobe by creating a core capsule wardrobe

Confident Style Simplified: 6 Tips for Building Your Perfect Core Capsule Wardrobe

Are you tired of staring at your closet full of clothes and feeling like you have nothing to wear? Or maybe you’re just overwhelmed by the idea of putting together stylish outfits every day. Well, fear not! Developing a core capsule wardrobe could be the solution you’ve been searching for. So, how can you create…

balance your body and features with jewellery

Creating Outfit Harmony: Balancing Your Body and Features with Jewellery

Carol Karl and I talk jewellery again in this video, all about selecting jewellery to harmonise with your body shape and features.   Body Shape and Jewellery Choices What body shape tells us, where to put horizontal lines and vertical lines, what the silhouette should be ideally.  You can find out more about the impact…

Using your personality style to choose jewellery along with your defining features

Unleash Your Inner Sparkle: Find the Perfect Jewellery to Complement Your Personality and Features

In this third of our 3 part series on choosing jewellery to work with your personality, Carol Karl of Affordable Jewellery Supplies YouTube channel and I chat about how your defining features affect the jewellery you choose and how to choose flattering jewellery taking into account both your personality and facial features. Check out parts…

Personality and your jewellery choices - how to choose jewellery to express your personality

What’s Your Personal Style? Personality and Your Jewellery

Today, we’re diving into the fascinating world of personal style and exploring how personality and environment play significant roles in our clothing choices. I had a delightful conversation with Carol Karl who is one of my fabulous 7 Steps to Style sisters and who has a YouTube channel dedicated to all things jewellery.  We discussed…

How to Look Stylish Yet Be Comfortable, Practical, Attractive and Interesting - defining your style - pink jacket with embellished jeans

How to Look Stylish Yet Be Comfortable, Practical, Attractive and Interesting

Today, I want to address a question from reader, who seeks guidance on combining practicality, attractiveness, and vibrancy in her outfits. She wonders how to look comfortably stylish, interesting but not crazy, and vibrant without appearing too over the top. While these goals may seem contradictory, I firmly believe that practicality, comfort, and attractiveness are…