Bags of Character

Have designers been watching too many cartoons?  I'm noticing a trend, starting at the big end of town, but before you know it these cartoon-style bags will be on the shelves of Zara, H&M, topshop et al....  The offerings below are from Hermes - the new Kelly bag as well as Prada in Velvet.  Wall flowers need not apply!

Seeing Stripes

Stripes are always in.  Summer or winter they always look fabulous.  If you're not sure how to wear them without looking like a "Where's Wally" character, take some inspiration from these stripy looks below.

Seeing Red

I have to admit red is not my favourite colour - but every now and then you see something in red from a shoe, bag or jacket to something more subtle as a red lip or nail polish and it turns a look into a perfectly styled ensemble and adds that WOW factor!

Mac Attack

Your wardrobe isn't complete without a fabulous trench coat.  Worn all year round, the trench is always in style.  These images need no further discussion.

You'll Need Sunnies...

Lately I've been loving pops of colour - more out of the box colours like pink & mustard, kelly green & orange or peach & burnt orange.  Yes, it sounds like a pantone colour wheel, but it's more about adding some fun and depth to your look.  Take Balenciaga's floral booties for example, they have been a huge hit amongst the fashion obsessed.  These colour combo's add a something extra to our normal black on black with a touch of denim.

Put A Sock In It!

The sock-shoe trend has been around for a couple of seasons now but it's well and truly at the forefront of fashion footwear (say that three times!) this current winter.  The sock heel or sneaker is fun and comfy and adds a cool conversation piece to your outfit.  Wear with long skirts/dresses, culottes, skinny trousers or long shorts.  Below are images from Nicholas Kirkwood, Fendi and Tony Bianco.

Today's Fashion Inspo

Fashion's best muse is the street.  Get inspired by these fabulous images.  From oversized jackets in denim and leather, to little details such as a tie front denim shirt and safety pin earrings...


For those of you thinking about making a Closette appointment for a styling/shopping session or a wardrobe clean-out, perhaps these testimonials will help you make that phone call or send me that contact form.  Go ahead.  What are you waiting for???

I thoroughly enjoyed my styling session and wardrobe clean-out with Yvette. I found Yvette to be honest and direct but really personable and there was a great sense of relief at the end of our session when we had accumulated three garbage bags full of clothes! Day to day life is so busy so I really relished the dedicated time with Yvette to de-clutter my wardrobe. Yvette had great tips on additions to my work wardrobe, and it has really reinvigorated my desire to “dress” for work, even in the relaxed environment we have here at KHQ. I intend to incorporate Yvette’s tips and tricks into my wardrobe and shopping habits in the months and years to come.

“I found my styling and closet cleaning session with Yvette Sormann to be incredibly helpful and informative. Not only did Yvette help me part with old and ill-fitting items of clothing, she also organised my closet and provided me with great advice on what items of clothing would suit my body shape. I have now found that in the morning, I get up with a spring in my step- I know what I am going to wear, I know that it looks good and it has really given me that extra edge to increase my confidence in the office and when speaking with clients.

I don’t have a before and after picture, but I can assure you the difference since my styling session with Yvette has been recognised, as evidenced by the compliments I now receive both in and out of the office.


Furry Friend

Winter is well and truely here. Building the perfect winter wardrobe takes time and requires some good solid pieces - coats, boots and top notch accessories.  The must-have winter coat this season is the fur - faux or real if that's the way you want to go.  An explosion of colour or animal print.  Pair it back with jeans and a simple knit or t-shirt.

Hollywood Heavy - Part 1

There are some Hollywood stars who just get it right when it comes to fashion - no matter if they are walking the red carpet, racing through an airport or out and about grabbing a coffee.  Here are a few looks from the fabulous Kate Bosworth that are worth taking inspiration from.

What's Hot For Summer '17

Fashion is always working ahead of time or is it? Everything has been done before, it's just a new, fresh take on an old trend.  In Australia we view trends in a different way as we are behind in the seasons, although the trends simply get translated into the current season - take Gingham for example.  A very summery fabric, but can also be worn in a shirt with a puffer or leather jacket during winter.  Below are three trends that are hot right now (in the northern Summer) - besides Gingham, it's all about the Chino or Khaki's and Basket Bags a la Jane Birkin.


Dress over Pants

The dress over pants is back.  It's not a new look, it was popular back in the early 90's, but it's back again in a slightly new look/new way.  Take inspiration from these images below from Net-a-porter, Leandra Cohen, Solange Knowles, Gilda Ambrosio and Christine Centenera.

Go Gingham

If there is one fabric that is having a major comeback at the moment - it's Gingham.  The perfect summer fabric, but it can also be worn in the colder months layered under a leather jacket or a cashmere sweater.  Touches of gingham look fabulous see below in a ribbon tie heel, bag and blouse.


There is something about the little details that really make an outfit pop.  By that I mean give your personal style that extra edge.  Nothing helps more than hot accessories. Spend less on the actual clothes and more on special touches like bags, shoes, jewellery.  These are pieces that you can pull out time and time again and elevate your whole look.   At the moment I'm loving....

Jennifer Meyer Star Earrings

Jennifer Meyer Star Earrings

Loewe Hammock Bag

Loewe Hammock Bag

Fendi Sock Heels

Fendi Sock Heels

What To Wear Now

Summer has well and truely gone.  Now it's time to pull out those winter coats, blouses, pants et al and rug up.  Here are some looks to inspire you for the colder days ahead.