Woman of Style and Substance would like you to welcome our new fashion and style contributor, Victoria Tomaro. Victoria is a stylist and successful entrepreneur, who runs Victoria’s Accessories.
Victoria’s fashion obsession started at a young age, she always had opportunities to work with women. Victoria started styling her own friends and taking them out shopping and creating new looks for them. She incorporated styling within her business 8 years ago and never looked back.
Victoria is a wife and mother of two young boys and works with women returning to the workforce, men and women who need a makeover or simply clients who have lost their way.
In Victoria’s first post, she helps us with this season’s key trends and how to work them into your wardrobe:
As a stylist, I am constantly asked “how do I embrace new trends? And how do I incorporate it in my wardrobe?”
Never try to follow all trends, stick to the ones that suit you and your shape and more importantly your lifestyle! There’s is nothing worse than someone who is really trying too hard, or a person that only wears a certain brand.
Learn to be open to new styles and fashion. Play around with fashion.
My first rule is to know your shape and always show off your best assets.
Victoria Beckham is known in the fashion industry to always wear what works for her, ( this is a recent thing) she now knows what works for her and very rarely gets it wrong…
Another one of my favourites is the beautiful Cate Blanchett. Always so classy and lady like and stylish. Think about different looks and what you like and dislike.
If you’re a classic girl go for streamline fitted clothes. Clothes that have great detail and structure. Bold colours and fabrics with texture. Think of stores like Cue, Witchery.
Flowy girls ( is what I call them), they tend to go for loose clothes and long shirts with leggings or boots or flowy dresses. These women also know their shape and what works for them. They also layer well. Think of stores like Country Road, Trenery, Sussan.
Latest fashion girls. We all know a few of these girls. Whatever is new in the stores, whatever the latest trends are, they have them. They don’t like to wear anything last season! And embrace colours and are quite out there in the fashion stakes. Think of Zara, Sass & Bide, Manning Cartell.
I also tell my clients to buy one fashion magazine every couple of months. Get to know what is new and more importantly where to buy these items.
Practice makes perfect, don’t give up.
Keep at it, and when in doubt keep it simple. It also applies to fashion.