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Dannii Minogue is the Westfield Autumn/Winter 2015 style ambassador and she’s the perfect fit for the position. She somehow manages to become more gorgeous and stylish each year!
Dannii is doing the rounds at Westfield Shopping Centers around the country, sharing her top looks and must-haves. BAFM fashion writer, Rachel interviewed Dannii about her Autumn/Winter tips for the fashion obsessed, busy mum.
What do you think are the most versatile pieces for a busy mum?
A necklace can solve so much. Like when you are doing the school run, you’re in tracksuit pants and a tee shirt and then throw on a necklace. I like anything metallic and sparkly. It’s about the rest of it being groomed and neat to help pull it together. Spend an extra 5 minutes on the hair; even a slick pony tail makes it work.
Being petite do you find it hard to layer?
Anything bulky is too hard to layer. I think with winter, you need to pick specific cuts, if you just keep layering up chunky things, it doesn’t work. I feel for me that if the top half is something big, then bottom half has to be skinny jeans or pull on leggings.
How do you feel about your fashion now that you are a mum?
It was when I turned 30 that I finally felt any kind of comfort in my own skin, who I was, who I wanted to be, what I wanted to dress like. So it took me a long, long time to get there. Now the challenge is not being in a fashion rut, and not just sticking with those certain things.
What are your top 3 tips for making an outfit look expensive?
Definitely fit is first for me because if it doesn’t fit me, it is never going to look right.
Accessories, I’m mad on accessories. For all those years I couldn’t find things to fit, I’d divert the eye with a fantastic shoe or earring and that’s always stuck with me.
The third one is finding something that suits you. I like a lot of different styles but finding the ones that will suit me will make the outfit look expensive rather than just wrong.
The Fashion Show
Danni sat down with the amazing Westfield Garden City Stylist Sara Hatten-Materson to talk us through some trends for Autumn/Winter.
Trends & Easy Looks for Mums
After listening and taking notes, I headed out to my local Westfield at North Lakes and pulled together a variety of looks for busy mums using tips from Dannii and Sara.
This look is about embracing simple, clean pieces. For this look, keep hair groomed and slick, and add a pair of heels. This will avoid the about-to-hit-the-gym look.
Have fun with power jackets, beautiful fabrics, textures and layers. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out Danni’s Modern Glam picks here.
Khaki is huge this season. It’s such a versatile colour and great with heels or flats.
Back to the 70’s
The 70s are hot again. Channel Charlie’s Angels in flares or wide legged jeans and a poncho. This is such a comfortable and easy-to-wear look that can take you from school drop offs, to grocery shopping, meetings or curling up in front of the TV with a cuppa when the kids are in bed.
Try a double denim look. A darker jean and a chambray shirt always looks good. Throw on some great shades, with a cuff or bracelet and you’re good to go.
Dannii does love her statement pieces and it’s a great way to dress up or dress down an outfit. Plus, it’s easy to take on or off depending if you have toddlers around (who love to pull at anything — then there’s always teething necklaces as an option).
And we are in luck! The fashion obsessed can shop 24 hours straight at westfield.com.au. This could be dangerous!