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How to Style Jeans

16 Ways to Wear Jeans

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Jeans are a staple in so many wardrobes.  In fact I think some people almost exclusively wear jeans (I’ve seen them at weddings … not a good look unless it’s a casual dress code!), but I also often get asked how to make jeans look more than really casual.  So I thought I’d share a…

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How to knit the easiest shrug ever

How to Knit the Easiest Shrug Ever

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This has got to be the easiest garment to knit – seriously!  Hand knits are right on trend this year and you can pay a fortune buying them, or a few days knitting one like this (I like to knit while watching TV, but nothing complicated so that I can just knit without looking which…

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7 outfit colour schemes to steal

7 Outfit Colour Schemes to Steal

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There are lots of great colour schemes you can put together in your outfits to create interest and excitement in your outfit. So many people tell me they don’t  know how to mix colours, and really it’s not hard.  There are a few key tips to consider. Mix colours of similar intensity Mix colours of…

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How to Play in Your Closet

How to Play in Your Closet

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I love being inspired by my blog readers styles.  I met the author, Lisa of this blog post in Chicago a couple of years ago at an Evolve Your Style lunch and think that her style is inspirational for many who want to become more creative in how they put together their outfits.  I asked…

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How to Style Cropped Pants

Easy Ways to Wear Cropped Pants

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  Cropped pants, according to the Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion are “Pants cut at varying lengths between ankle and knee.”  So really, anything that ends just below the knee to the ankles. They can have a leg shortening effect so here are some tips on what kinds of shoes to wear them with (as well as…

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tips on taking outfit photos

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Outfit Photo Fails

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If you’re like me and don’t have an “Instagram Husband” and you have to take all your outfit photos by yourself just with a camera on a tripod it can be hard to know exactly what the camera is seeing as you pose away.  That is, until you download your pics and discover that you’ve…

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3 ways to style a softly structured jacket

3 Ways to Style a Softly Structured Jacket

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Whether you just want to look smart but approachable, or are looking for Casual Friday outfit ideas that won’t diminish your credibility a softly structured jacket can be a great item in your wardrobe. They work well for many as they have the comfort gained from stretch knit fabric from which they are made (and…

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how to style shorts so you don't look shorter

How to Style Shorts

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It’s summer here in Australia and I’m seeing lots of shorts when I’m out and about. I’m wearing them myself too! Now shorts can be a tricky garment to wear and feel that they flatter you. Sure I’ve got shorts that I wear to go running and shorts that I wear to do gardening, but…

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Summer style ideas

15 Summer Style Outfit Ideas to Steal

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We are having a lovely summer in Melbourne this year. Last year was not a good summer, we had two hot days and then it seemed to go directly from summer to winter, missing autumn completely (and autumn is usually my favourite season in Melbourne, cool crisp mornings with mild sunny days, sadly, not in…

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what to wear to a party

What to Wear to a Party

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At the moment it’s Christmas Party season. Some are more formal, some more casual. Some are for work functions. Some are completely social. So what to wear to a party? Here are some ideas for your next event. What to Wear to a Formal Cocktail Function If the dress code is cocktail or after 5…

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leather look leggings - how to style

How to Style Leather Look Leggings Over 40

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Leather look leggings are a great staple for your wardrobe whether you’re under or over 40. They create a more edgy look and a dressier feel than a plain knit legging. You can find them with a plain front, or with some pattern like these, which I thinks makes for a more interesting garment. How…

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What to Wear to the Office

What to Wear to Work

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5 Office Appropriate Outfit Inspirations for the Week These days few offices have a truly corporate dress code unless they are in the law or finance. There is so much m ore choice about what to wear to work, and often people have no idea of what to wear. Over time workplaces have become more…

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My Style: White is my new black now that I'm blonde - Inside Out Style Blog

My Style: White is My New Black

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One of the questions I get asked most about since changing my  hair colour so radically from deep brunette to light blonde, is how have the colours I wear changed. In a word, black, used to be my go-to dark neutral.  Particularly in the 15 years where it was impossible to buy anything in navy…

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