Personal Shopper – Are you rocking white denim for summer?

I can’t get enough of white denim, not just for summer but year round. Some people may not be comfortable to carry white denim passed labor day but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a pair for summer! White denim is a staple that can be worn casual or dressy. We picked up a pair at a recent shop for a Mabelle Style client who had worn out her first pair from a shop two years ago. When we replaced them we put a few new summer tops together in the pictures below. If you’re struggling to find the ideal denim fit, reach out to Mabelle and have your style expert find you the ultimate pair.

Shirt: Rails
Denim: Frame

Jacket: Frame
Tank: Rag & Bone
Denim: Frame

Shirt: Rails
Denim: Frame

Personal Shopper – Stay Looking Sharp After A Personal Shopping Day!

If you have made the jump into getting your own personal shopper,  you now know how much time you have gotten back into your life that you once spent searching for the perfect outfit!  The personal shopping day can sometimes be overwhelming when you get home and see all these bags and think – I can hardly remember what I bought!  When the unpacking starts you now see all these amazing outfits you’re adding to your wardrobe. But some people struggle with remembering all the new outfit combinations !  All they see is a lot of clothes and don’t no where to start, this is when outfit grids become very useful.  Mabelle Style takes photo’s of outfit combinations for you to have in your email or to print. If you’re unsure what shirt goes with what suit and what tie goes with the entire ensemble you can be just a click away, open your email and see multiple options!  To get a glimpse into what a few shots of outfit grids look like, check out below!


Personal Shopper – Inspiration With Colour Blocking


Photographer: Christine Pienaar

Inspiration for Mabelle’s ‘personal’ style never comes from one place, and for clients my inspiration comes from many sources! Reading, travelling, instagramming, books and magazines… there are numerous outlets to find fashion ideas, trends and new creations. Once the creative juices click in, go for it full speed.

For this overall trend, Mabelle Style gravitated to Spring/Summer 2017 fashion shows watching Victoria Beckham stroll around New York in Fall sporting her Spring 2017 line. I loved the colour blocking used with her very bold colours (bright oranges and purple hues.) Colour blocking is a difficult task but by using your own personal stylist you to can get it right ;)  If this is a look you want to achieve, one easy way to get it right is to go for bold contrasting colours. This concept can be weird because if you think it doesn’t work, it probably does work! Just be sure to avoid pastel shades, think strong colours from your childhood!

Get my look – I pieced together a $29 skirt found during Aritzia’s past sale with a current $200 knotted Alexander Wang t-shirt. One of my fave spring trends #colourblocking.

Personal Shopping – Casual Everyday Style



Another shop with another request for a popular casual-look for everyday wear. Mabelle’s recent client had the luxury of being able to wear comfortable clothes for both work and play! This presents a unique challenge when these kind of fashion environments arise.  Often clients wish to maintain an effortless comfortable-look but at the same time, appear a bit trendy and not frumpy. A fashion conscious client is searching for the current trends with a more relaxed take on everyday wear.
To solve this dilemma, we sourced out and pre-pulled racks of creative options and pieced together a group of fun and interesting items incorporating new trends such as embroidery, girlfriend style denim, bell sleeve shirts and a great bomber jacket. Check out some of the outfit combo’s below!

Jacket: Opening Ceramony
Denim: Frame
Shoes: Phillip Lim

Shirt: Rails

Shirt: See By Chloe
Denim: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: Prada

Shirt: DVF
Shoes: JImmy Choo

Shirt: Theory



Personal Shopper – 90’s fishnets become today’s trend

Shoes: Aquazzura
Stockings: Wolford
Denim: Mother

Street style has become the way of fashion trends! What’s more inspiring for fashion lovers, watching the runway shows? Or watching the street style fashion heading to the runways before the show?

The 90’s trend has become a new look stemming from the street styles captured on the way into the top fashion shows of the season.  Fishnets can give a little edge to  bohemian dresses, denim shorts, boyfriend jeans etc. Simple and low price accessory that really amps up your personal style.

This was a style I was unsure how to pull off with my personal style, but after a little (or a lot!) of inspiration from the fashion shows and Instagram I realized I can take this look as an add on accessory and incorporate it into my wardrobe. I prefer the fishnet socks vs the full tights and I love them with with a great pair of heals!


Personal Shopper – Do You Prefer Shopping For The Latest Trends Online?

Photographer: Christine Pienaar

We have launched a new personal shopping service!

You can now work with a professional Fashion Consultant in the comfort of your own home.
There comes a time, for whatever reason, that shopping in a mall is the furthest thought from your mind. Shopping sometimes can make more sense to do it from home, but without the hours of endless searching. To avoid this time-consuming task looking for that perfect item, wasting hours on the computer (or phone!) you can invest in our updated service, online personal shopping.
What does this entail?
Mabelle Style professionally assists each client by putting together a personal shopping list via email that incorporates all the items requested. We source out multiple options based on the needs provided by the client and then prepare and forward an email with photos of each item with their corresponding websites. You are then able to begin your online shopping and make your own purchases without spending hours searching.
*Check out the services page to read about all Mabelle Style shopping services.

Personal Shopper – Sneakers On Trend

Adidas Gazelle

So many sneakers to pick from this Spring/Summer!! I’ve added a few snaps of my personal favorite sneakers from my wardrobe to give you a little sneak peek! To narrow your search down, if you happen to be looking for one pair of cool kicks this Spring, go for the classic black suede pair of style “old skool”. Reason why? It’s a great style to dress up or down! You can throw on a blazer, t-shirt & denim, knit dress & denim or leather jacket, faux leather leggings & a tunic, or even just a cool pair of shorts and tank. Lots of options for a simple sneaker that’s priced right at $60.

Adidas Stan Smith’s

Vans Old Skool High top

Adidas Stan’s In Croc

Nike Airmax90

Adidas Original EQT


Personal Shopper – Showing My Personal Style

Photographer: Christine Pienaar

Mabelle Style blog is a collection of candid shots styling my clients on location and describing behind-the-scene stories regarding each ‘shop day’ or ‘wardrobe consult’. I also include a selection of my own personal style photos. The idea behind this began when I had received numerous emails from potential clients asking me, ‘What is your style? Clients come to me because of my personal style, which is sometimes transferred over to my female clients. My goal is to keep each client’s style their own, an individual look so they maintain a sense being unique and having their own personal flare!  A couple of key take-aways is noted in this outfit post that I love to include in my style –

  1. I love camouflage! A print that I sometimes have to stop myself from buying – as I think to myself, how much camo does one need, I  can’t wear it all together!
  2. I’m obsessed with shirts – and a great buy when one is on sale! I have 4-5 different prints, I can’t get enough of the LA brand’s soft cotton and loose fit.
  3. I love to mix high and low cost items – this black satin dress was $7 from A fashion lover must remember that it’s not always about the ‘brand’, but more about creating the look that is on point style wise and comfortable.
  4. Shoes are an area I always spend my most $$ – I look at a great pair of shoes as an investment piece. These Valentino booties were purchased over 5 years ago and still look remarkably in fashion.

Stylist – Bell Sleeves On Trend

We have been seeing this trend everywhere for Spring – the bell sleeve is back! It reminds me of back in 1993 when I had purchased this red and white striped le chateau shirt with massive bell sleeves to match my red patent Doc Martins. I thought it was the coolest look to rock at the young age of 12… lol. Fashion is full circle, styles seem to always come back around. 24 years later, I have taken on a more subtle look to the bell sleeve. It’s on trend and yes some of the bells seem pretty big, but for me a slimmer, streamlined bell is more aligned with my current personal style.

Get my look,  the shirt in this outfit post was $24 from combined with my fave Frame denim (lots of stretch!).


Personal Shopper – Need A Dress?

Do you have any events coming up? Wondering what to wear? Or what I hear most commonly is “I don’t have anything to wear!”  When events come rolling around on the calendar from weddings to tv appearances, whatever it may be you usually think, ugh, I have nothing to wear or I have to head out into the mall and find something new.

Recently we did a personal shop for just that, dresses! This particular client has more than one occasion during the year she needs dresses,  we pull numerous options to fulfill a handful of upcoming events. This type of shop saves hours of her time in the mall trying to find looks – she spent a maximum 2 hours with Mabelle Style and left the mall with 5 new styles for upcoming appearances.  Check out a few pictures of some of our fave choices below!

Kate Spade


Isabel Marant

Ted Baker

Derek Lam 10 Corsby