Alyssa Shaw models fashions from Something Different, including designs from Beau in the Woods. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Alyssa Shaw models fashions from Something Different, including designs from Beau in the Woods. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK230513sfashfil

Designer shares her tips to looking good and feeling great

WHEN it comes to fashion advice, designer Kylie Dadson has two simple rules.

The first is to wear what you feel good in.

"Make an effort when you dress, but if you are pulling at it, uncomfortable with a fit or don't feel like yourself, simply don't wear it," Kylie said.

Her second tip is if you are unsure about colour and print combinations working, balance one key colour twice in your outfit, such as teaming a pink suede skirt with a matching neon lip or a red stripe in your top with a red nail.

"By wearing two of the same colour tone, it will pull your look together."

Designer for the fashion label Beau in the Woods, Kylie believes you should pay a little more for key items in your wardrobe, such as jeans, a great blazer or a go-to dress, for longevity.

"These are wardrobe builders that you can then add fun fashion pieces to."

That belief is why her designs are made of the best quality silks she can source and are manufactured locally in Brisbane.

"They will last years, which is super important, as we are a non-trend based, trans-seasonal label."

Think of it as investment dressing to buy the best you can afford as it will cost you less in the long run.

"It is the only way to build your wardrobe."

Kylie is also a firm believer that there is no such thing as 'in fashion now', saying you should instead rock looks you feel good in, that suit your lifestyle and flatter your figure.

"Grooming is an easy way to experiment with different trends - crazy nail colours, bright lips, eyeshades and hairstyles can completely transform a look season to season. "Oh and invest in an ankle boot - these aren't going anywhere!"