Tips on looking trim
INDULGE this Christmas but show no proof of all the sugary sweets ,thanks to a local stylist’s tips on the most flattering fashion trends this festive season.
HE’S dressed the hottest names on the Perth scene, from The Bachelor’s Louise Pillidge to Channel 7’s Kate Smithers, but Comobased style director Mikey Walton said hiring a stylist was not just for the rich and famous.
After operating his business Stylespiration for the past six years, Mr Walton has tips and tricks to style any body type, describing his client base as a “mixed bag”.
“I work with a lot of different people, from media personalities to everyday working mums, businesswomen, doctors and interior designers,” he said.
“Women are much more used to the concept of having a stylist, but men are catching up.
“I have always found men spend a lot more than women. They see a styling experience as an investment and purchase everything they need to achieve the look they’re aiming for.”
Amid Christmas and New Year festivities, Mr Walton said during the busy period many people opted to let a stylist choose the best trends for their functions.
“I enjoy food over the festive season, so I naturally always go for easy- to-wear pieces for clients,” Mr Walton said.
“No one wants to be uncomfortable at this time of year, so I always go for softer tailoring.
“That way you can hide all those cheeky Christmas treats.”
But after the festivities die down and 2016 sets in, Mr Walton pre- dicted new and more interesting fashion trends.
“I think 2016 is going to be an exciting year ... people are starting to be more daring,” he said.
“I think we’ll see women play with men’s shapes in winter with tailoring, and men will start to play around with prints and suiting.”
Stylist Mikey Walton looks towards an exciting 2016.