How to Master the Effortless Tailored Style

An easy look to dress effortlessly!

Effortless dressing looks luxurious but laid-back — with the perfect mix of sleek and simple. It’s a look that anyone can master. Truly. Fashion expert Julianne Costigan has the tips for embracing the style.


 Look #1

  • Don’t be afraid to layer your outfits, the key to layering is keeping your first layers simple and clean. A great option for this is a turtleneck, or bodysuit and classic denim.
  • Keep it fun and add an extra element to your outfit by layering a patterned sweater over your outerwear
  • A trench coat is a classic staple to bring you straight into fall without overheating
  • Keep to three colourways within your outfit

Over the Rainbow Jean

Price: $318.00

  • The best-selling cropped boot-cut silhouette is designed with a comfortable contour waistband that’s form-fitting at the top and tapers out from the knee
  • Crafted from extra-comfortable stretch denim in a true blue indigo wash


Zara Knit Sweater

Price: $59.90

  • Round neck long sleeve sweater.
  • Side vents at hem


Zara Trench Coat

Price: $169.00

  • Lapel collar trench with long sleeves and button tab cuffs
  • Front welt pockets


Zara Heel

Price: $59.90

  • Heeled slingback pumps
  • Raised detail at front


H&M ribbed Turtleneck

Price: $17.99

  • Long-sleeved turtleneck top in ribbed cotton jersey


Look #2

  • Keeping your look tailored and effortless starts with sticking to classic patterns 
  • Mixing textures and fabrics is an easy way to evaluate your outfit and add dimension
  • Keeping accessories and footwear monochromatic is one tip that always makes outfits come together
  • Add a belt with either a pop of pattern or standout hardware to finish off your look with a polished touch


Banana Republic Silk Skirt

Price: $175.oo

  • Saunter into spring and summer with this luxurious maxi skirt, crafted from silk charmeuse fabric, beloved for its softness and sumptuous shine.


Banana Republic Wool Blazer

Price: $360.00

  • Sculpted yet shapely with shoulder pads and a nipped-in, darted waist, this wool blend blazer strikes a charming balance between masculine and feminine designs complete with meticulous houndstooth detailing


Steve Madden Heel

Price: $125.00

  • A sleek stiletto heel brings bewitching allure to a pump crafted with a pointy toe and a minimalist silhouette for easy-to-wear versatility.


Banana Republic Handbag

Price: $400.00

  • Sumptuously soft, lambskin suede adorns this fabulous clutch, complete with deep gold signature hardware and a removable strap to wear the mini as a crossbody bag when the occasion calls.


Banana Republic Sweater

Price: $130.00

  • A classic sweater with a twist, a warm silhouette with a slightly flared fit through the body for a more modern shape made from fine Merino wool.


 Look #3

  • Having a full suit in your wardrobe is an essential part to elevate your wardrobe.
  • Focus on buying fewer pieces, but quality pieces.
  • When buying a suit keep in mind the fit and fabrics to ensure the suit is tailored to your body.
  • Opt for pinstripe to make a classic suit feel elevated and unique from other blazers within your wardrobe.
  • Having pieces that can be worn as separates or together, can give versatility whether you are dressing the suit up or going for a more casual look.
  • Mastering effortless style doesn’t stop at your clothing! Complete the look with a fun and functional shoe. 


Zara Pinstripe Suit Blazer

Price: $169.00

  • Jacket made of viscose blend fabric
  • Lapel collar and long sleeves


Zara Pinstripe Pant

Price: $79.90

  • High-waisted pants made of viscose blend fabric
  • Side pockets and back false welt pockets


Zara Knit Crop Top

Price: $29.90

  • Basic cropped knit in multiple different colours and variations


Stella McCartney Platform Sneakers

Price: $730.00

  • Lace-up closure
  • Leather and suede lining in black


Look #4

  • Dresses are your best friend when it comes to effortless dressing.
  • When it comes to dressing with minimal fuss throwing on a one-piece outfit and feeling immediately stylish and polished is an easy way to take away the stress.
  • Choose colours, patterns and silhouettes that compliment your skin tones and best highlight your body’s best assets. I love this option from Ba&sh!
  • Less is always more – if layering isn’t for you, I love tying a sweater around my shoulders, this is the ultimate look of effortless dressing. 


ba&sh Dress


Price: $490.00

  • This midi dress has a V-neckline with a short ruffle around the collar and short and elasticated sleeves with a balloon shape.
  • In soft, flowing fabric with a colourful paisley print.


H&M Black Sweater

Price: $19.99

  • Soft, knit sweater with wool content.
  • Round neckline, dropped shoulders, and long sleeves.


ba&sh Boots

Price: $555.00

  • The CAITLIN heeled ankle boots combine glamour with American western influences for ultra-trendy style.
  • Their pointy toe and stiletto heel flatter the figure while the tone-on-tone motifs and topstitching add originality.


ba&sh Belt

Price: $175.00

  • A stylish finishing touch to any outfit.
  • This wide belt in subtly-grained leather for an authentic effect has a large, twisted silver metal buckle.


Julianne Costigan’s Look


Smythe Blazer

Price: $795.00

  • Decidedly tailored and one of our most sought-after silhouettes, this pouf sleeve stretch blazer features a cut-away hem to showcase its matching waistcoat.


Smythe WaistCoat

Price: $395.00

  • Decidedly tailored, this single-breasted stretch waistcoat covers the hip and features a deep V-neckline that is bra-friendly.


Smythe Pant

Price: $450.00

  • Mid-rise and full-length, this stretch pant is fitted through the waist, hips and thighs, and features an elongating bootcut silhouette.