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Break The Rules 101

Fiona Keary

WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION, RULES WERE MADE TO BE BROKEN. JOURNALIST EMMA MACDONALD SHOWS HOW TO DO IT IN STYLE.

When it comes to fashion there are too many rules. Break free and put a twist on your personal style with these rule breaking transeasonal outfits.

BLUE & GREEN SHOULD NEVER BE SEEN

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HOW TO BREAK THE RULES

(Or pink and red, navy and black, or black and brown). Dare to be different with these once frowned upon colour combinations.

The trick is to make sure that
 the colours are the same tone: keep it cool (blue-based) or warm (yellow-based). When it comes
to colour it’s about having fun!

Emma wears Marcs Green Multi Colour Block Dress, $149; and Carvella Kurt Geiger Krisp Nanette Suedette Heels, $130. All products available at David Jones at Canberra Centre. Artwork by David Mankey.

NO SPARKLES BEFORE FIVE O’CLOCK

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HOW TO BREAK THE RULES

You don’t have to wait that long to add some shimmer to your day. Start with accessories such as metallic shoes (huge this season), blingtastic jewellery or 
a sequinned clutch. A sparkly tee looks right at home with a pair of jeans, or teamed with a leather skirt and heels for night.

Emma wears Seed Washed
 Grey Sequinned Tee, $59.95; Nobody Geo Skinny Fame Jeans, $199; Seed Heritage Gunmetal Trainer, $59.95; and Fossil Kinley Crossbody Bag in Sea Glass, $199. All products available at David Jones at Canberra Centre. Artwork by Hannah Quinlivan.

DON’T MIX PRINTS

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How to break the rules

If you look at interiors and homewares you’ll see how different prints and pattern s
can be mixed — it’s about using 
a common theme (colour or style of pattern) to tie them together. We’ve used the navy base and red hues and added the orange tote to tie it together. Mixing prints is definitely for the creative and adventurous.

Emma wears Marcs Bubbles Long Sleeve Knit in Ink Multi, $159; Marcs Striped Jacquard Pencil Skirt in Navy/Red, $159; and Studio W Tassel Zip Sling Bag in Orange, $79.95. All products available at David Jones at Canberra Centre.

MODEL

Emma Macdonald

PHOTOGRAPHER

Martin Ollman

STYLIST

Fiona Keary at Style Liberation

HAIR

Peter Magro at Pony and Pins

MAKEUP

Jacqui Scott at Jacqui Scott Makeup + Studio

LOCATION

Nishi Gallery at NewActon

THANK YOU

Canberra Centre for clothing

You can read this article in full and more in our latest edition of Magazine: Break The Mould. Available for free while stocks last. Click here to find your closest stockist. 

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Fiona Keary

Image Consultant Fiona Keary loves fashion. In fact she lives it. But most of all she loves helping others to find their way through the maze of do’s and don’ts to achieve a look that suits their personality and lifestyle. After training with Toshiko Kobatake and working as an Image Consultant in London for a number of years, Fiona has returned to Canberra to help her clients look and feel great whilst still remaining true to themselves. More about the Author