I love fashion, but I am often the first to admit that I don’t always have the eye for it. But that said, and just like most people – I like to look good. So to nail my own signature style, I often take my lead from the professionals in the industry. Fashion trends change from year to year, but often its only the smallest tweaks to your look that give the biggest impact. So I have enlisted the help of personal stylist Bernadette Payne – from That’s My Style, By Bernadette to give us her top tips on how to make your wardrobe work smarter for you.
Seasons come and go, but the basics remain the same – so with a little advanced knowledge from a personal stylist, you can transform your key pieces to make your look totally up to date, and on trend. Join us, for a little inside info from the experts.
The Ankle Boot – How To Wear It – by Bernadette Payne.
This season is all about the ankle boot!
It is practical, stylish, and can be worn with any outfit for many occasions. The ankle boot can be thrown on with comfortable jeans, a white shirt and scarf for a style-worthy weekend look.
During a wardrobe edit, many of my clients own a pair of knee high boots but never really wear them. You are limited in what you can wear a knee high boot with and it’s not always easy to get a good fit. I then introduce them to the ankle boot.
If you are new to ankle boots, then my top 5 tips on how to wear ankle boots will help:-
- Tucked into the hem of a pair of black Ponte (stretch) pants with a longline tee and scarf.
- Wear with your favourite straight leg jeans and turn back the cuff to show some ankle.
- Buy a neutral colour like tan to wear with denim and soft colours.
- Wear with knee length skirts or dresses and bare legs.
- Add layers of scarves and jackets depending on weather.
- Make your favourite summer maxi dress work in autumn by adding an ankle boot and leather biker jacket.
The key to wearing an ankle boot is making sure it’s seen. Don’t hide them under flared jeans or soft pants.
Are you looking for the perfect boot to get you through autumn and winter? I have made it really easy for you. My edit includes easy classic styles that I can guarantee you will pull together endless looks for the season.
Which boot will best suit your wardrobe? Think about your lifestyle and what you get dressed for most days. A flat heel is perfect for everyday running around. If your budget allows, add a high heeled boot for nights out.
All are available right now online and in-store.
Asos, Selected Suede stiletto boot $210.10 || Witchery, Oliver Stud boot $229.95 || Iconic, Callie Gusset ankle boot $49.95 || Decjuba, Edie Ankle gusset boot $159.95 || Iconic, ALDO Lillianne boot $129.95 || Mollini, Quonut boot $199 || Mollini, Vaino Boot $250 || Asos, Aldo boot with tassel trims $189.09 || Seed Heritage, Sarah gusset boot (also comes in black) $189.95
Which boot will best suit your wardrobe?
Bernadette Payne is a personal fashion stylist, blogger, wife, and mother of three – with over 20 years experience buying and manufacturing fashion lines for some of Australia’s leading fashion retailers. After travelling the fashion world for many years, she now brings this knowledge home giving direct advice to suit her clients here in the Australian market; finding the best styles for every body shape, inspiring the ultimate confidence in all she works with.
Or, you can get your fashion fix at one of the many upcoming events being held by That’s My Style. Join us on Thursday night, May 12th – for an inspirational evening of fashion styling, tips and tricks to get you all set for Autumn/Winter 2016. Here are the details:
Invest In You, Dress With Confidence – Style Workshop.
Thursday, May 12th, 7-9PM
Venue: Baked Patisserie
10 Marshall Rd, Kirawee, NSW 2232
Photo credits to: Pinterest, and That’s My Style, by Bernadette.