Great style is all about dressing for your body shape, your colouring, your age and choosing the right outfit and right accessories for the occasion.

Being a mum, you are constantly juggling a million things at once, leaving most to feel less inclined to spend the money to invest in our wardrobe.

Investing in a few key versatile pieces will keep your wardrobe looking fabulous between seasons and allow you to change up your look with the addition of a few simple accessories, ie a belt to cinch in the waist.

When you have a bigger budget, it’s always best to imagine how many occasions you will be able to get out of a certain outfit.

It is always important to consider the existing pieces in your wardrobe and how you can work your existing accessories or invest in a few key statement accessories to make your outfit more wearable – being a mum doesn’t mean you have to be any less stylish.

Once you know your body shape, you can then determine which colours, shapes and accessories will work best for you and the ways that you can show off your best features – this is what style is all about!

By understanding which features will flatter you, you will be able to determine how you can accessorise your outfits to suit, whether it be for a work day or going out for a well-deserved girl’s night out.

The Style Doctor has chosen some great options for some of the most common body shapes, the hourglass, the pear, the rectangle and the apple shapes as well as what accessories would look great with the outfit, and which ones will take the look from day to night.

Style tip: Don’t be afraid to play around with your accessories. If you are wearing a minimal styled outfit, try a bold shoe or bag to take the look to a new level.

For a print, minimal styling is best, and in this case it is definitely less is more, opt for a long chain if it is a low neckline or a pair of cute sandals if it is a day time look.

Whether you are wearing a pant or dress a belt is always a key piece to have in your wardrobe, go for a black or tanned tone to make your outfit versatile. This will give you shape and allow you to flaunt your shape.

Do you have a favourite accessory? What is it and why is it your favourite, please share in the comments below.

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About the author:
With a long held interest in fashion and styling, Kash O’Hara, founder and head style doctor at The Style Doctor. Gaining extensive experience within the Australian fashion industry and becoming heavily involved in styling work, overtime Kash has worked as a fashion designer, personal stylist, editorial stylist and celebrity stylist for the likes of Danni Minogue, Lizzy Lovette and Lynette Bolton.


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  • I think im rather lazy when it comes to things like this.


  • I love wearing earrings and mixing them up to suit what I’m wearing for the day.


  • Love the colours that are out this season nothing beats buying a new pair of shoes to match the dress


  • I love jewellery too. I only have a few staple pieces though that I can mix and match with different outfits


  • i don’t wear a lot of jewellery, but I always like to match my bag with my shoes.


  • I’m a huge fan of dress jewellery and I have loads of it. Depending on what I’m wearing, I will wear a necklace every day. With a busy outfit, something plainer, with a plainer block outfit, the big eye-catching necklace comes out. I often receive comments on my jewellery.


  • Love jewellery – hands down favourite accessories!


  • My favourite accessories are matching earrings and shoes. Oh and I have some flowers hair clips, which I wouldn’t have chosen myself, but my precious boy got them for me and now they’re my favourite :)


  • Like these style tips.


  • Nothing tops of an outfit like a nice piece of jewellery.


  • My favourite accessory is a scarf,it adds a dash of colour as l love wearing black alot!


  • I love to top off an outfit with a necklace and coordinated shoes – the wrong shoes and necklace and the great outfit can be a bit ordinary. I have a wide variety of necklaces, some super cheap and some more expensive and a I wear them all!

    • I have a mix and match selection too and love them all and wear them too. :)


  • Lke nh


  • always love to egsesorize, have heeps of bags , shoes , belts etc


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