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A Fashionable Christmas

Hayley O'Neill and Tim Bean

The Christmas party season often means a packed social calendar, and with this comes pressure to dress to impress.

We rounded up the HerCanberra team—and their offspring—to showcase Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden’s range of festive fashion for all ages, stages, shapes and sizes.

Amanda – Founder + CEO

The classic wrap dress reinvented. An off-the-shoulder frill adds interest while ensuring coverage. Add a wedge for casual style or an embellished headband for a little ‘wow’ factor.

Amanda wears Seed dress ($189.95) from David Jones, Westfield Woden; Cue headpiece ($235.00), available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden.

Ashleigh – ACTIVE Editor

The perfect shade of baby pink doesn’t have to be overly feminine—it’s all about the right style and cut. Accessorise with cool silvers and whites for a sophisticated whole.

Ashleigh wears Bec & Bridge dress ($200) from David Jones, Westfield Woden and Lovisa earrings ($15.99), available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden.

Bea – Online Editor + Partnership Manager

An off-the shoulder dress is a classy way to show a little skin. Add a knotted headband for a touch of retro chic.

Beatrice wears Witchery dress ($159.95), available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden. Headband ($19.99) by Bardot, Westfield Belconnen.

Belinda – Production Manager

A statement sleeve on a simple dress is all you need to turn a dress from casual to cocktail. Add a heel and you’re ready to go!

Belinda wears Country Road dress ($159) from Westfield Woden. Cue cuff ($75), available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden.

Calum – Editorial Coordinator

Easy and classic style for him. Pair a white linen shirt with black chinos for an ensemble that will see him through barbeques, parties and more.

Calum wears Country Road shirt ($129) and pants ($99.95) from Westfield Woden.

Emma – Associate Editor

A simple shift dress with a bit of sparkle is an elegant choice for Christmas cocktail parties. Keep accessories to a minimum and let your legs make an impact!

Emma wears Cue dress ($349), Westfield Woden and Westfield Belconnen.

Hayley – Contributing Fashion Editor

A tiered maxi dress with side cut outs is a sweetly sexy option. Accessorise with bauble earrings for a sophisticated summer look.

Hayley wears Bardot dress ($159.99), earrings ($19.99) and shoes ($89.99), all from Bardot, Westfield Belconnen.

Katie – Graphic Designer

You can never go wrong with a little black dress! With the high ruched neckline and Katie’s short hair, a statement earring is the only accessory required.

Katie wears Shona Joy dress ($280) and Guess shoes ($149.94), both from David Jones, Westfield Woden; and Lovisa earrings ($12.99), available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden.

JUNIOR STYLE

Imogen

Pretty in pink, Immy looks angelic in a broderie fabric with flutter sleeves. Glittering gladiators, mini-bag and headband make it for a party-perfect ensemble.

Imogen wears Country Road dress ($79.95), shoes ($54.95) and headband ($12.95), all from Westfield Woden.

Sophia

The perfect summer party dress for a little girl—the statement shoulder, waist tie and silk fabric make for adorable occasion wear. A simple star headpiece adds something special.

Sophia wears dress ($69.99) from Bardot, Westfield Belconnen. Headpiece by Morgan and Taylor ($19.95) from David Jones, Westfield Woden.

Olivia, Thomas and Tilly

It can be hard to strike the right note when it comes to dressing tweens and teens—past the ‘cute’ stage but not yet grown up. Classics separates are a smart choice, providing age-appropriate outfits with longevity.

Olivia

This simple tee is given a feminine edge with flutter sleeves. Ruffle detail also puts the fun into a plain black skirt, with slides and a pretty necklace the final details.

Olivia wears Seed top ($24.95), Amelie Necklace ($69.95), and Tony Bianco shoes ($159.95), all from David Jones, Westfield Woden. Skirt ($59.99) from Bardot at David Jones, Westfield Woden.

Thomas

Effortlessly cool, the combination of linen shirt, long shorts and cool sneakers is spot-on for tween boys.

Thomas wears Witchery shirt ($49.95), and Mossimo shorts ($54.95), both from Myer, Westfield Belconnen. Heelys shoes ($119.99) from Rebel Sport, Westfield Woden and Westfield Belconnen,

Tilly

Why should boys have all the fun? This relaxed tank and dress shorts are the perfect effortless alternative to a dress.

Tilly wears Country Road top ($119) and shorts ($159), both from Westfield Woden; shoes ($119,99) by Wittner, available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden; and headband ($39.95) by Amelie at David Jones, Westfield Woden.

Finishing touches

You’ve found the perfect outfit—now take it to the next level with killer accessories.

Amanda wears Seed dress ($189.95) from David Jones, Westfield Woden and NineWest shoes ($159.95) from Myer, Westfield Belconnen. Ashleigh wears Bec & Bridge dress ($200) from David Jones, Westfield Woden and Wittner shoes ($249.95), available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden. Katie wears Katie wears Shona Joy dress ($280) and Guess shoes ($149.94), both from David Jones, Westfield Woden.

Cue headpiece ($235.00), available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden.

Calum wears Country Road pants ($99.95) and shoes ($249.00), from Westfield Woden. Bardot heels ($89.99) from Bardot, Westfield Belconnen.

Clothing and gifts, from left to right:

Imogen wears Country Road dress ($79.95) and shoes ($54.95) from Westfield Woden. She received Flamingo Tote ($39.95) and Heart Coin Purse ($16.95) from Country Road, Westfield Woden.

Thomas wears Witchery shirt ($49.95), and Mossimo shorts ($54.95), both from Myer, Westfield Belconnen. Heelys shoes ($119.99) from Rebel Sport, Westfield Woden and Westfield Belconnen, He received Wonder book ($19.99) and Luckies Smartphone Projector ($40.00) from Harry Hartog, Westfield Woden.

Tilly wears Country Road top ($119) and shorts ($159), both from Westfield Woden; shoes ($119,99) by Wittner, available at Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden. She received a Verao Portable Badmington Set ($79.00) from Rebel Sport, Westfield Woden and Westfield Belconnen.

Olivia wears Seed top ($24.95) and Tony Bianco shoes ($159.95), all from David Jones, Westfield Woden. Skirt ($59.99) from Bardot at David Jones, Westfield Woden. She received a Love Life A5 Feature Journal: ($19.95), Magnetic Gel Pens 2pk ($29.95) and Heart Notepad Cube ($14.95), all from Kikki K, Westfield Belconnen.

Sophia wears dress ($69.99) from Bardot, Westfield Belconnen and Walnut shoes ($34.96), from David Jones, Westfield Woden. She received an Our Generation Arlee doll ($59.99) from Kidstuff, Westfield Woden and Westfield Belconnen.

CREDITS

Photography: Tim Bean Photography
Styling: Hayley O’Neill
Make Up:  Jacqui Scott, assisted by CMA Training students Daysha O’hehir Elton, Allaire Work and Maddison Rennie
Location: The Social Club

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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. More about the Author

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Tim Bean

A fire fighter by day (and night), Tim also loves being behind the lens to capture all things food, people and places. You can often find Tim drinking coffee at his local or capturing a time lapse on Anzac Parade! More about the Author

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