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Her Street Style

Hayley O'Neill and Laura Peppas

Canberra isn’t just a city filled with dreary grey suits and business wear. We hit the streets to suss out the style of local Canberrans…

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Kate, 26, City. Wearing: Parliament. “I like to think of my style as grungy with a girly edge – as you can see I usually incorporate a mix of trends into my look. My favourite store in Canberra would have to be Parliament.”

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Maddie, 21, O’Connor. Wearing: Thrift shop. “I think I’m a combination of punk and alternative, I like to wear a lot of tartan – I have a Scottish background so it’s the keltic influence. I love to dress as my own person, I particularly love 1990s-inspired clothing, and the whole era in general – I listen to a lot of 1990s music.”

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Cheryl, 46, Amaroo. Wearing: Vintage. “I love fashions from the 1950s era. My favourite store is Rockin’ that Frock at DFO and I often go to the vintage fairs at Albert Hall.”

Photography by Hayley O’Neill, interviews by Laura Edwards.

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Hayley O'Neill

Hayley O’Neill is a Canberra based fashion stylist and fashion editor for HerCanberra. Hayley works as a freelance stylist at Westfield Belconnen and Woden and began her career styling for The Work Diaries blog. Hayley has lots of experience dressing real people with every size, age, budget and body shape.

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Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra’s senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra’s wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she’s not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea.

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