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Lady in Red
Monday, 2 October 2017
Styling Tips for September with Trudy
Monday, 28 August 2017
Winter 2017 Fashion Trends
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Pretty in Pink
Friday, 17 March 2017
Pale Bottoms
Friday, 17 February 2017
The Long and the Short of Shorts
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
PRETTY PARTY DRESSES
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
CELEBRATE SUMMER COLOUR
Friday, 28 October 2016
Shine bright like a diamond!
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Shoulders are the new black!
Friday, 26 August 2016
KNITS AND NECKLINES
Saturday, 11 June 2016
TRYING OUT TEXTURES THIS AUTUMN
Friday, 13 May 2016
AUTUMN TREND ALERT
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
DRESSING UP THIS SUMMER
Monday, 1 February 2016
SEVEN SUMMER STYLE STAPLES
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
SPARKLE THROUGH THE FESTIVE SEASON
Friday, 13 November 2015
THE SPRING FASHION EVENT- REVISITED
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
TOP TRENDS FOR SPRING
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
FUN WITH WINTER ACCESSORIES
Friday, 3 July 2015
LOVING THOSE WINTER COATS
Monday, 8 June 2015
Style Tips For Busy Mums
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Summer Arms and Knees
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Summer Essentials
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Dressing up for the party season
Friday, 14 November 2014
Fashion for all ages
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Putting Spring in your wardrobe
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Fun with Winter Accessories
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Welcome back to Styleville!
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Welcome to Styleville
Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Welcome to Styleville

 Hello, I’m Trudi Bennett, Owner and Personal Stylist at www.wardrobeflair.com, a Style Consultancy I founded in Wellington 9 years ago. I have a wealth of experience in styling men and women of every age, shape and profession, and plan to pass on to you some practical, no-nonsense advice on personal styling and how to wear the current trends.

It’s Autumn!  And since it’s definitely getting colder my attention turns to the wonderful styling tip of layering. For Wellingtonians in particular, it’s crucial to know how to layer up for the many changes we get in one day. I like to break layering down in two ways. What I call ‘under’ layering and ‘over’ layering. Under layering is when you have a sleeveless top or dress and you pop a long sleeved layer – be it a merino, fitted stretchy top or cotton T – under it. This type of layering is great for getting extra wear out of a floaty or sheer top during the colder months, or showing off a great shaped sleeveless dress, which you can team with knee-high boots to get you through winter.

Over layering is when you throw something over the top of your current dress/top/shirt - often a cardigan or coat. This season my very favourite piece for over layering is the blazer. Blazers are extremely versatile for all ages, shapes and occasions. Wear them casually with jeans and they make your outfit look smarter than any cardigan would, or wear them over a dress or with a smarter pair of trousers for work. The reason they are a personal favourite is that they give the upper body great structure. They cut through broader upper bodies to make them look slimmer and give you a defined waist, which many cardigans will hide. Lose your waist, and you lose your shape, which can visibly gain you a dress size!

The photo below is one of my favourites from Johnsonville Shopping Centre. A classic lapel with one or two buttons, means the blazer will not date and you can enjoy many seasons of wear. A short blazer can also work well with an extra layer poking out the bottom, providing a little extra interest.

 

 

Jacqui E Katy Jacquard Blazer