Creating a ‘non-Nanna’ look for Hana

Before and After- Hana Zawodny

It was lovely to style Hana recently.

Hana’s style journey was all about creating a ‘non-Nanna’ look.

What do you wear when you’re a Nanna but don’t want to look like a Nanna?

There are so many wonderful, beautiful options for the non-Nannas.

Here is what we came up with for Hana.

Hana’s cape highlights her beautiful amber eyes. Drawing out the beauty of her eyes was key – Hana’s wardrobe included a lot of black and white, which wasn’t doing anything to flatter her naturally gorgeous eyes and skin tone. Here we’ve put in her in one of her best colours and she just shines.

The black layers underneath are a flattering combination for Hana. Layers can be a great way to flatter different parts of the body. Here they look amazing with the cape and boots.

The boots-over-slim-pants look creates that feeling that Hana is ready-to-run and ready-for-fun. As well as looking to flatter her figure, Hana wanted to feel like she could have a bit of fun with her clothes and look her age, not older.

Lastly, careful choice and placement of her jewellery helped to complete this outfit and create a beautiful feminine silhouette.

This look works for a number of reasons, I haven’t mentioned all of them but bringing the right colours near to Hana’s face made the world of difference and is key to the beauty of her new look.

You could wear your best colours and bring out your natural beauty as well.

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If you can only buy one piece…

Style Tip- Jeans + Jacket

Your style changes everything but there are two pieces you really need, regardless of your style.

Whether you prefer casual, street, chic, classic or timeless, you probably already know which piece you really need.

‘A pair of jeans’ – it’s is the easy answer.

So now that we’ve got that over with, and because you probably already knew that, what is the other essential element of your wardrobe?

This is where it gets difficult, because we all have our own pieces that will work best for you, within your style.

However regardless of your style there is one piece that you will need in almost every season, unless you live in the tropics – a go-to jacket.

Jackets are a perfect opportunity to express your unique self.

Whether it’s a trench, a bomber jacket, a blazer or a leather jacket, a jacket is where you should put your money.

I recently invested some birthday money, with a little help from my friends, in a new leather jacket. Now that I have it I remember just how much I needed it – I wear it all the time.

Nothing replaces a great jacket – you can’t wear 3 long-sleeve T-shirts and get as much warmth. You can’t throw on a scarf and get as much style impact as a jacket provides.

Jeans can be ‘just jeans’ – they’re so common they can get overlooked, whereas jackets really say who you are.

If you can only buy one thing, make it a jacket you love.

Clothes shown in this post are from Top Shop, Urban Outfitters & unknown.

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Something fun and feminine for the weekend

Kathryn - Before and After shots

What a delight to style the beautiful Kathryn Grace this week.

Kathryn was looking to create a fun look for weekend events.

Inspired by her jeans and overshirt, we chose an outfit that would bring out more of her natural beauty while still being fun.

Wearing this dress paired with flat boots, Kathryn looks feminine without taking things too seriously.

She loved the fun and femininity of this outfit.

Kathryn wears NIX, a Wellington-based designer with a pop up shop in Mt Victoria.

Makeup was by Sheryl Hyde, Mary Kay Consultant and photography was by the super capable Monica Ferguson Photography.

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