SUZANNE DEKYVERE ~ AUSTRALIA
AGE ~ 53
FCO50: Describe your personal style.
SUZANNE: A bit eclectic with a good dose of the dramatic, a fair pinch of bold, oodles of fun and a whole lot of authenticity!
FCO50: Do you follow fashion trends or blaze your own trail?
SUZANNE: I would say I don’t follow fashion trends but having said that if I see something that happens to be in fashion and it appeals to me then I will use that as inspiration and interpret it in a way that is true to me.
I really don’t like wearing anything that others are wearing so I guess more trailblazer.
FCO50: What is your favorite piece in your closet?
SUZANNE: Too many favourites to choose! I can honestly say I love all my clothes, shoes, bags and accessories! There you have it – probably accessories as they change the whole mood of an item of clothing and make for a fun, versatile wardrobe. As the great Iris Apfel famously said “more is more, less is a bore”.
FCO50: Your hair is gorgeous! Can you share some style tips for redheads?
SUZANNE: Thank you – I will pass that onto Peter, my hairdresser. Tips for redheads – haha – stay out of the sun! Seriously though don’t be afraid to wear colour. Get out of the black. Wear red – it will make your hair pop! The trick is finding the reds and oranges that work best for you.
FCO50: How has your style changed now that you are over 40?
SUZANNE: I’ve become more and more confident in breaking the rules and dressing so that I feel authentic. A big part of that is being able to honestly say that I don’t care what anyone thinks about what I am wearing or thinks I am “weird”.
FCO50: When you make your outfit choices, do you decide the night before, or are you spontaneous?
SUZANNE: I never decide what to wear in the morning. Each evening I think about what I have on the next day and create an outfit. I look at my wardrobe and it might be a pair of shoes or a pair of earrings or a hat that inspires me so I will create an ensemble around this piece!
FCO50: What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?
SUZANNE: I’d say face serums. I am the Queen of lotions and potions – I use a B and a C serum in the morning and an A serum at night.
don’t be afraid to wear colour. Get out of the black. Wear red – it will make your hair pop! The trick is finding the reds and oranges that work best for you. Suzanne
Today’s She’s Got Style global fashionista is the fun, fashion trail blazer, Suzanne Dekyvere, a beautiful redhead from the Land Down Under.
Suzanne believes in being a fashion rule breaker (we love the rebel in her) and making choices that feel authentic to her, which gives her confidence! Suzanne’s personal style rules are bold, dramatic with a pinch of FUN!
She dispels the old saying that redheads shouldn’t wear certain colors, opting for brilliant reds and oranges (in the right tones) to make her hair color pop.
Married, to the love of her life, Suzanne surrounds herself with a tribe of strong, creative women, who she says, encourage her to “to keep growing and evolving into better versions of ourselves.”
I found turning 50 very empowering. It was almost like I was given permission to be more me ……. I hope that makes sense? I found worried less about what people thought and if someone doesn’t like what I am wearing that’s okay – they don’t have to wear it.
I am blessed to have been married to a man I absolutely adore for the past 20 years and to be surrounded by a great tribe of strong, independent, creative women. I love that my tribe encourage, challenge and support each other without judgement. I think that is important as it makes us more confident and empowers us to keep growing and evolving into better versions of ourselves.
To follow along on Suzanne’s style journey, you find find her here:
Website: Air of Distinction
Linked In: Linked In
Instagram: Air of Distinction
Sending our thanks to the lovely Suzanne for sharing her inspirational style and fashion tips for redheads with our FCO50 tribe.
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Until our next trip around the world, enjoy your own style journey, darlings!