Part 4: The Style Alumnae

Cheryl wears our Lady Betty Culotte-Jumpsuit which is available online and at The Estelle Store.

Photography by Meagan Harding.

Name: Cheryl Lin Rodsted

Occupation: Photographer, blogger and personal stylist specialising in bringing personality to the working woman’s wardrobe.

What’s your definition of style?

Dressing with intention to either fit into a dress code or defy it. Some people wear “just boring stuff” to work, personally I like to push boundaries by dressing up corporate a little with interesting but tasteful accessories that don’t have to break the bank. Many of us spend so much time at work so why not make things that little more fabulous?

You inspire and empower many women with your own style, who are your fashion icons and inspirations?

My Oma who has always been such a glamorous dresser and co-workers who dress for busy lives.

Why did you select this Micky In The Van outfit?

(you may not be able to answer this right now)

I never thought I’d wear culottes but that was before I tried in this fun style created by Estelle! I like the wide-leg-almost-skirt-like shape + the worker element in that it’s reminiscent of overalls. And the pockets- I love the depth of these pockets!

What are three key items of clothing/accessories/footwear that you believe are must haves?

A Breton top, a trench coat that can be worn rolled up at the sleeves, a LBD and red lipstick are the foundations of an effortlessly chic wardrobe.

What would be one essential piece of fashion advice that you’d like to pass on to the sisterhood?

Before you buy an item, try it on and move around doing the actions you’ll be doing in said item- like sitting down or reaching for things- while looking in the mirror and ask yourself, “does this allow me to move in the way that I need to?” If a skirt keeps hitching up and you have to keep fidgeting to pull it back down, you might want to seek out a more reliable alternative!

What is a mantra/quote that you follow that has helped you with your success.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

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