New South Wales
TV star, fashionista and wife of Guy Sebastian and mum of two Jules Sebastian sat down to give Shannon Johnson from Living for Style her top fashion tips for North Shore Mums at Ozsale’s #luxeforless campaign launch. She looked divine in her gorgeous Alex Perry dress which was an Ozsale purchase and her Tony Bianco shoes. ‘She was exactly how I imagined,’ says Shannon. ‘A very friendly, down-to-earth and bubbly person who was very easy to chat to about being a mum, television host and new ambassador for Ozsale.’ Read Shannon’s chat with Jules below.
A good pair of jeans! I’m a bit of a jeans girl, I have a million pairs of jeans in every different colour, from lighter denim through to darker denim and black, in all sorts of different styles, ripped jeans, skinny, straight leg, and more distressed styles.
Trainers or comfy flat shoes. I’m not too much of a girly-girl so I go for a more masculine/feminine style. I would go for a boot rather than a ballet flat as they are just as comfy and versatile. I’m also obsessed with huarache Nikes.
I love layering so I would wear an oversized T-shirt in a loose, comfy style and layer with a bomber jacket or a longer cardi. Leather backpacks are great to chuck all the kids things into, and you can have your arms free. Beanies or hats are great for winter as they look great and you don’t need to worry about styling your hair.
I love online shopping at Ozsale. When I shop in stores, I love the convenience and variety of shopping in one place so I’m a fan of department stores such as Myer and David Jones. I like Topshop, Zara, General Pants, Witchery, Country Road. There are some amazing designs coming through Witchery and Country Road at the moment, the fabrics are beautiful, the knits are amazing and they last for a long time.
I’m more interested in the way something looks and fits rather than what the brand is. I wouldn’t buy an item for the brand. It’s always nice to have a brand name bag but I wouldn’t buy something just because it’s a particular brand.
Ozsale is great for basics, it has a bit everything. I love singlets, I feel quite weird if I’m not wearing a singlet!
It doesn’t matter what your job is, everyone is busy. I’m pretty organised but in my industry everything changes last minute so it’s important to be flexible. One minute you could be planning on having a quiet week but then it can quickly ramp up. It’s not like a 9-5 job, but I do like to know what is happening on each day. There is no way I can do it all by myself, I’ve really had to get my head around that. My management team helps with the finer details. Getting that support allowed my life to expand and be more enjoyable.
8. What are your favourite trends this season?
Layering is a great trend for this autumn/winter. I love layering and building outfits. For this spring/summer I see colour being a trend. I’m not a huge colour person and like to stick to neutral tones but I do love how colour can make you feel and how colour can change an outfit in so many different and amazing ways.
9. Congratulations on your new role as the brand ambassador for Ozsale. How will you be showing Australian families the way to achieve #luxeforless?
Thank- you. I am really looking forward to showing everyone my top buys and key pieces! Ozsale is a fabulous place where you truly can get a bargain for less. I’m an Adelaide girl and I have always been a bargain hunter. Ozsale offer so many well known brands for a fraction of the price so working with them will be fantastic.
Shannon Johnson is a Personal Fashion Stylist and Director of Living for Style. Living for Style is all about easy styling for people without the time to really think about what to wear. With over 10 years experience in fashion, she has the knowledge and know-how to give you the opportunity to feel confident and shine. Shannon is currently based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and is mum to two boys, aged 4 and 18 months.
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