Still chasing work / life balance? It’s time to stop.


Kate Christie, CEO and Founder, Time Stylers

How are you going with the whole Work/Life balancing act? It’s a snappy little phrase that assaults us from every direction, and appears to be the gold star standard we are required to hold ourselves up to. So, like a 15-year-old gymnastic prodigy, do you simply glide along that balance beam with poise, grace, and not a hint of doubt? Probably not. In fact, to take the sporting analogy even further — I think we have raised the bar a little too high on this particular ideal and it’s time to put it to bed.

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Cover Ups – A guide

So you’ve found the perfect outfit, you’ve sorted your accessories and you’re more than ready to spend a day at the races, but one thing missing – a cover up. Being an all-day affair, you sometimes need an extra layer when heading off to the races, especially if you’re going to be moving outdoors and outside throughout the day.

Matching cover ups to your outfit can be difficult. There’s the shape, length and colour to think about, so let’s break it down…

Something Reliable
Sometimes, it’s often simpler to keep your outer layer classic. When you’ve branched out with your dress, been daring with your accessories and are braving the heels, a classic cover up brings the perfect balance between comfortable styles, and fashion statement looks.

A wraparound style such as a wrap coat is the perfect choice for dresses that float around your knees or below, and the lapel style means you can completely cover up when it’s a little cooler, or wear it open for a more relaxed approach.

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Spring Fashion Layering Tips

Layering is the ultimate fashion skill that really allows you to make the most of your wardrobe. Master that and you can create a stylish look for just about any occasion. But the skill starts in choosing the right items to have in your wardrobe in the first place, here we take a look at some of the essentials for layering.

David Lawrence Layering

The First Layer
One of the most important things to consider when layering is the material. This is especially important for the layer that’ll be closest to your skin, as synthetic materials could make you uncomfortable and even irritate your skin if you’re particularly sensitive. Cotton is your best bet – and something with short sleeves is ideal.

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How Do You Juggle Work Life Balance?

David Lawrence is a proud supporter of The Australian Women’s Weekly/CPA Australia 2016 Women In Business Awards. These awards honour the most enterprising businesswomen in Australia today. They help bring attention to the greatest new business initiatives – and help give a boost to established ones ready to take their operation to the next level.

We sat down with the finalists and asked: “How do you juggle work life balance?”

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Office Smart: The best of tailored jackets

When you need to add an extra layer to your outfit, cardigans or jumpers can sometimes make work ready look a bit too casual. Fortunately, there’s a way to maintain your office-ready style without being cold – and that’s with tailoring.

Smart jackets or blazers are a go-to item during the cooler months. They’re great for getting you to and from the office, and they look oh-so smart at the same time. But how do you choose the right one for your outfit?

Best for dresses
If you’re opting for the classic silhouette dress, your choice of jacket is pretty much endless. The only thing to bear in mind is that you don’t want your coat to be much longer than your dress. A cropped style works perfectly, while those that prefer something with more coverage can’t go wrong with a classic trench cut.

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Race Day Attire: Choosing your outfit


Fascinators, fun, and a whole load of fashion – the races are a great excuse to get really dressed up, but where do you begin? Sometimes with all the outfit possibilities it can be difficult to remember that while looking great is part of the day, it’s important to make sure you’re comfortable. After all, a trip to the races is a day-long affair.

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