Follow stylist Simone Farrugia shares her expert styling advice, new season trends and useful tips to help you find the perfect outfit from Cranbourne Park.

I recently came across an amusing article, popular actress Hilary Duff had been spotted doing the school drop off in (tiny!) denim shorts & sky high wedges looking smoking as she ushered her kids into the black SUV. Hands up if you look at images like this and wonder if these celebs actually even come into contact with their children? Now she looked great but reality is when handling our active, grubby, unpredictable little darlings we need simple yet stylish and very practical looks to get us through our days.

Dressing for the job doesn’t mean you can’t look good. Well-considered casual pieces can make a huge difference in your day-to-day wardrobe. Double denim, as scary as it might sound, is making a huge comeback. There’s something edgy yet completely effortless about this look, try with different shades of blue and experiment with cuts that work for you.

How lucky for us that sneakers and loafers are the new fashion staple? Pair them with anything!

If you’re fortunate enough to get some exercise in during the day have fun with your active wear too! Bold prints and vibrant colour will have you feeling great when you need to stop by the supermarket… lets be honest, exercise is really not a pre-requisite for this look either!

And for days were you simply can’t even, get yourself some statement jewellery pieces that can be added to even the most basic look and instantly feel a bit more ‘done’

No matter what the occasion, remember great versatile pieces that fit well and make you feel great.

Simone Farrugia



Simone Wears; Denim jacket - Suzanne Grae, T-shirt – Cotton On, Jeans & Tote bag – Just Jeans, TW Steel Watch & Von Treskow Necklace – South Gippsland Jewellers, Slides – Novo Shoes

Levon Wears; Cotton On kids



T-shirt, Pants & Jacket – Bardot, Bag & shoes – Novo Shoes, Sunglasses – Suzanne Grae, Skagen Watch & Von Treskow jewels & kids watch (Levon) – South Gippsland Jewellers

Levon Wears; Cotton On kids


Jacket, top & sunglasses – Suzanne Grae, Jeans – Just Jeans, Sneakers – Novo Shoes, Pearl Necklace SGP - South Gippsland Jewellers

Levon Wears; Cotton On kids



 Jacket, singlet, crop top, leggings and drink bottle – Lorna Jane, Sneakers - Novo Shoes, Pearl Necklace SGP - South Gippsland Jewellers