THE BOSS EDIT

Colette Hayman

Unless you’re on an exotic trip on the other side of the world (lucky you!), you’re probably settling back to reality just like the rest of us. After all the recent festivities and holiday madness, it’s time to finally get back to werk! Whether it be starting your Bachelors at uni, landing your dream job or getting that well-deserved promotion, we’re here to help you start 2017 on the right track. Show them all who’s boss! ;)

BOSS LIFE 101

1. GET ORGANISED
New year, new you right? Organise your notebooks, buy a ton of folders, highlighters, file tabs and anything that will help you keep things on track. Of course, a true boss will need a bag that fits all of this into. Think monochrome large totes for a chic everyday look or a backpack for a more casual approach.

2. PUNCTUALITY
Such simple advice but can often go astray! To any lady who’s juggling more than 100 things at once, time management is crucial. My advice? Set regular sleeping patterns, get a watch and a diary, and don’t leave things to the last minute!

3. POWER DRESSING
Dress like you mean business. if you are lacking inspiration, start with monochrome pieces (black in every shade please) and work in pops of colour. A bright red bag will amp up your style and a glitzy statement necklace will bring any outfit to life.

4. WORK HARD
Most importantly, you get what you give! Hit the books, set some goals and put in the time. Guaranteed, you’ll be reaching success in no time. Have a great 2017!

For a limited time, Colette by Colette Hayman is offering 25% off the Boss Edit online. For our most coveted pieces, see below xx

NYE FASHION GUIDE 2017


Ahh, NYE! The time where everyone reflects on the year that was and makes plans for the year ahead. Whatever your goal is; whether it be to save for that car or get on that plane, we want to make sure you have fab year ahead of you! We all know the importance of kicking the year off to the right start, so we’re here to help you bring your fashion A-game to the biggest party of 2017. Thank us later ;)

1. ALL THAT GLITTERS
It’s the party of all parties! The biggest celebration to kick start a new year is the perfect time to incorporate glitter, sequins and basically anything shiny and metallic into your outfit (and wardrobe). Think statement earrings, diamante chokers and glitter clutches.

2. SLIP DRESS LOVE
With satin and silk making a huge comeback, the slip dress is one of the key pieces of the season for party-wear. Pair it back with some fine jewel and ring stacks to add sophistication to your outfit and you’re good to go for 2017.

3. BRING BACK THE STATEMENT CLUTCH
Enough said. Maybe it’s not actually about the outfit and it’s all about the clutch! Like mentioned previously, a glitter or metallic clutch is a great way to go to kick start the year in style. But why not take it up a notch? Tassel clutches, lippy clutches or even floral printed clutches make fun little additions to any outfit!

4. TAKE RISKS WITH JEWEL
You know that trend you weren’t sure you could pull off? Try it now. Grab those tassel earrings or layer your favourite chokers and lariats together. Accessorising should be fun and playful so don’t be afraid to make a statement!

Below are some of our top faves for NYE! We truly hope you have a fun and festive holiday ahead and our Team Colette wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

#lovecolette xx

CHRISTMAS KISSES WITH LISA HAMILTON

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Christmas is here and so are our lippy clutches! Part of our Cocktail Hour range, this clutch makes the perfect accessory for the festive season ahead. The bonus? It’s under $40 so it won’t break the bank!

One of our favourite fashion bloggers, Lisa Hamilton from See Want Shop shows us how to rock the clutch in effortless style. As seen below, Hamilton takes on the white-on-white trend with a midi skirt and denim jacket, paired with some killer red bow heels and some sunnies. We are loving the pop of red and it’s safe to say we are obsessed!

Get the look now and shop below  xx

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HOW TO BE COOL, CALM & COLLECTED THIS CHRISTMAS

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Christmas should be a time of joy and happiness, but in reality, the ‘silly season’ causes a manic panic for most of us! So instead of being the Grinch of Christmas 2016 we are providing you with some helpful do’s on how to experience this holiday with no worries at all. Here’s how…

1. Maintain your everyday lifestyle

Just because it is Christmas doesn’t mean your healthy eating habits and exercise regime are out the window. We are all about the ‘treat yo self’ lifestyle but try and avoid the munchie’s to excess.

2. Create a list

If Santa is making a list, and checking it twice, then so can you! By creating a plan it only takes a few minutes out of your day and you will feel more prepared and calm of the tasks that are ahead.

3. Get help from others by teaming up with family members

Who doesn’t love a group present? By having more money to play you can purchase a special item off someone’s wish list. Contact your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and cooperate to conquer this difficult task of present giving. Make a new Christmas tradition by organising a Kris Kringle!

4. Online shopping!

Hate crowds? Browse the web for the best price steals, be sure to check reviews and make sure shipping is well before the 25th December and fill that shopping cart up with lots of goodies!

5. Can’t decide what to buy?

Do not stress over finding the ‘perfect gift’ for everyone! Gift cards or cash with a Christmas card are just as thoughtful as any other present! Otherwise, we’ve made it super easy for you with our Christmas gift edit.

Below are a few of our favourite Colette goodies that make the perfect stocking fillers!

Happy shopping and Merry Christmas! xx

 

4 REASONS TO BUY STERLING SILVER

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With fine jewel being one of the hottest trends right now, our Sterling Silver collection is bound to be a big hit for the holiday season. And here at Colette, we are OBSESSED. Below are a few reasons why we think you need to get on board, and stat!

1.They are great for summer!

Super light-weight and easy to wear, our Sterling Silver styles make the perfect addition to any summer outfit. From the beach to the bar, you can take these babies anywhere. And with fine jewel currently having its moment, it’s never been so easy to stay on trend.

2. They make the perfect gift

With Christmas just around the corner, our Sterling Silver range make the best keepsake gifts for you and your friends and family to treasure. Give them to your mum or even your best friend – either way they will all love it equally!

 3. They are hypoallergenic, water-resistant and tarnish-free

Back to the subject of summer, the greatest thing about our Sterling Silver range is that it is water-resistant so you can spend your time lounging by the beach with no worries about tarnishing your jewel. They are also hypoallergenic, which is great for those who have sensitive skin. As a result, they tend to last longer than other accessories.

4. They are perfect individually or layered

What makes the range so great is that there is a style to suit everybody. The pieces are designed so that they can be worn individually or layered for a stronger look. We know our girls love both a minimal and statement look so our team set out to create a range that provided both! The best thing is how transitional the pieces are, just simply stack your rings and layer your necklaces for a glam night look.

Our Sterling Silver range is available in-stores and online now.

Love Colette xx

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GET THE LOOK: THE CHOKER TREND

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The choker trend has been going quite strong for some time now. And it shows no signs of slowing down! At Colette by Colette Hayman, we can’t get enough of the 90s fashion staple. We can thank Drew Barrymore and Sarah Michelle Gellar for those 90s vibes!

Now with our current IT girls resurfacing the trend with a much-needed update (think Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Gigi & Bella Hadid), the choker is now one of the most popular and easiest way to upgrade your style.

Unsure how to rock the trend? For casual looks, opt for leather-look, velvet or suede styles and simply pair with a denim jacket and a summer dress. For your evening look, opt for more embellished styles with diamantes to pair with literally any party dress. If you want to take it to the next level, you can even layer your chokers with other jewel to toughen up a feminine look.

Still unsure? We’ve made it super easy for you by showing you how the celebs rock the trend below. Style like a pro and get the look now xx

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5 MINS WITH ASHLEY MAREE BEAUTY

Recently, we got the chance to chat with beauty and style blogger, Ashley Maree Beauty! Check out the low down below.

1. What are your top trends for summer?
My top trends for summer accessory-wise are cute dangly earrings, oversized sunnies, layering chokers, backpacks and mini bags. If I’m going out, a clutch is my number one necessity. Coming into summer, my favourite colours (besides the obvious lust for rose gold) are pastels.

My favourite summer makeup look is definitely dewy, bronze skin with copious amounts of highlighter. I do struggle with the natural makeup look which is supposedly a summer staple so I’d pair it up with some big lashes.

2. What is your ultimate dream bag?
This is a very hard question! Probably a mini bag in a blush pink with rose gold hardware, fine detailing and also a fluffy pom-pom. I’m obsessed with attaching them to my pouches and bags right now.

 3. Tell us about your Rose Gold Appreciation group!
Well my friend Emily (@themakeupgrub on Instagram) and I came up with a group called the “Rose Gold Addict Support Group” because we both had a mutual love for rose-gold décor, accessories and so forth. We thought this was a great way to share our cute finds with fellow addicts, which sounded like a good idea in reality but not really for our wallets. It was then decided we called the group “Marble and Rose Gold Addict Support Group” as a lot of us also adore the marble design.

4. What would you love to see more at Colette?
I would love to see maybe some rose gold and marble trinket trays, magnetic travel palettes for makeup, makeup brushes and LOTS of cute iPhone 7 Plus cases. I am also currently LOVING mini bags – I’ll take one in every colour please.

5. You can only pick one – rose gold or marble?
Oh my gosh, so difficult! It would have to be rose gold as I’m a magpie at heart. Give me something shiny and I’ll be happy.

Right now, Ashley Maree is running a Colette by Colette Hayman rose gold give away competition. To enter, check out her Instagram @ashleymareebeauty and you could win!

TREND ALERT: STATEMENT NECKLACES

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Here at Colette by Colette Hayman, our love for statement necklaces knows no bounds. Just in time for summer, we have launched a range of Statement Necklaces perfect for the party season. From silver to gold, boho to glam, beads to tassels, we have got you covered!

A statement necklace will bring your outfit to life. To amp up your day look, wear your statement necklace with your favourite summer playsuit or pair with a little black dress for the evening. The best thing about it is that you can get away with wearing with an old-favourite outfit and still make it look just as new! How good is that?

Check out our Statement Necklace range below! xx

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HOW TO KRIS KRINGLE 101

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Are you looking for new ideas to spice up a gift exchange at your office, with friends or even your annual Christmas lunch? We thought so!

If you are making your lists and checking them twice you will know its time for Kris Kringle aka Secret Santa time. The trick to perfecting Kris Kringle is to lay down a few ground rules to avoid any awkward gift swapping and that everyone has a merry time!

Here are our hot tips to make sure Kris Kringle goes smoothly:

1. Gather the troops! Ensure all employees are on board and get everyone hyped for the end of year festivities (this includes Christmas Carol jams in the office HQ, who doesn’t love a bit of Mariah Carey?!)

2. Set an amount and stick to it! Christmas is the time of giving for most of the world so ensure a cap is done to keep the game fair and people won’t feel uncomfortable about giving or receiving.

3. Make it mindful! Think of something practical instead of jokey! If all else fails there is nothing better than a new desk gadget or some cool stationary! Even a novelty mug, everyone needs one to have their daily tea or coffee in.

See below a few products that’ll add excitement to the traditional Kris Kringle game this year.

#lovecolette xx

 

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PARTY WITH BROOKE TESTONI

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It’s our favourite time of year at Colette! Christmas, New Years and with a ton of birthdays and festivals coming up, we are all in holiday-mode. Ladies, summer is almost here which means it’s time to talk party season dressing.

One of our favourite fashion muses, Brooke Testoni recently collaborated with Westfield’s Spring/ Summer campaign “The Front Line”. Be like Brooke and opt for an easy slip dress that can transition from day to night. For a glam occasion, simply pair your dress with some statement earrings and a structured clutch to take your outfit to the next level. Finally you’re ready to let your hair down and celebrate!

Brooke wears our Large Hexagon Earrings coming soon paired with our Laura Box Clutch. For more party options, see below! xx