Interview with Kim from @the_style_side

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On a weekly basis I will do my best to introduce you to other fashion bloggers whose styles I love and am inspired by! This is my first blog interview so it is extra special! Meet Kimberley- a stylist and blogger based out of Canberra, Australia. She’s also a mum to a 4 year old boy who keeps her very busy! I’m so glad Kim accepted me to interview her!

Hi Kim, can you tell us about your blog (if applicable) and what inspired you to start it?
My blog started as a way to channel my creative passions – style, fashion, writing, photography and business, into one place. I started it as a way to share my style tips and to work alongside my career as a personal and editorial stylist but quickly it became my main gig and the thing I spend the most time on!

What’s your next fashion must have?
Tough to chose just one but I would have to say a stunning one piece going into Summer or another pair of sunglasses, I can’t go past Raybans!

How would you describe your style?
Relaxed, classic with an edge, coastal influenced, mood based.

Where do you tend to buy your clothes and why?
I shop online a lot because I don’t have much time to be in store. I love The Iconic because of the range, I also love Thrills, Bohemian Traders, Rebel Muse and anything which stocks active wear!

Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
Balance! I like to balance a feminine outfit with something relaxed or slightly masculine – I don’t like being overly girly or “pretty”. I need a bit of edge when dressing. I recommend to all my clients to consider balance in an outfit – balance in shape, texture, vibe. Juxtaposing elements are make an outfit pop.

What is your top style tip?
Find something which feels comfort and work around that idea. If it it shorts and an oversize shirt, experiment with that silhouette, try a play-suit of a similar shape. If it is a maxi dress, try some Palazzo pants and cropped tee. If it is skinny jeans and a leather jacket, try tailored pants and a cropped blazer to take the shape over to corporate or evening. Discover which silhouette works for you and experiment within that realm.

What is the biggest style lesson you’ve ever learned? Be yourself. That is what style is – an unapologetic, all encompassing, confident sense of self.

What pieces do you invest in and why?
Jackets. Nothing elevates an outfit like an expensive, tailored or beautifully constructed jacket or coat. Shoes too! Good shoes take you good places, minus the blisters hah.

Do you have a favourite designer?
If so, who? I love Alexander Wang – no one does relaxed cool like Wang. There are loads of amazing Australian designers, it is hard to pick just one so my top 3 would be PE Nation – their active wear is next level, Aje fuse pretty and edgy in the most perfect way and I am endlessly inspired by Ellery – the game changing silhouettes have me falling deeper in love with fashion season after season.

Imagine you open your closet and it’s empty. What’s the first thing you would buy?
A white linen tee, distressed skinny denim and an oversized blazer.

What is your go-to online resource for style inspiration?
I love Instagram and of course Pinterest for street style eye candy.

How can our followers follow you?
Instagram: @the_style_side
Blog: www.thestyleside.net
Facebook:
The Style Side

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Xo,

A @ SLF

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