Stylist Elliot Garnaut has a word of warning on following trends

Any go-to jewellery?
[Melbourne fashion influencer] Rozalia Russian’s daughter Willow made me a necklace for Christmas last year. Santa got her a beading kit. I haven’t taken it off since.

Do you have a favourite designer?
On home soil I love Jac + Jack and Bassike for my wardrobe staples. From an international, trend-focused perspective I’m currently loving Gucci, Versace and Casablanca. Prada will always have my heart for the classics.

Can you remember a favourite outfit you wore as a child?
I can remember my favourite accessories. I used to rock a visor with Anastacia-esque orange-tinted shades. I literally cannot. I thought I was the most stylish person on planet Earth.

And your worst fashion mistake?
Shants – shorts that you could turn into pants; 2002 was not my friend.

What was your first fashion moment?
I remember my mum taking my brother and me shopping when we were very young. Patch and I were both fiercely independent so Mum would let us choose our own clothes. We’d be in Target and I’d think myself it-and-a-bit, choosing fresh Piping Hot threads.

What’s at the top of your fashion wish list?
A vintage Louis Vuitton keep-all from the collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

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Is there something you’d never wear?
Anything I hadn’t personally selected.

Is there a current trend you like?
Power dressing – I’m loving bold statement suiting for both men and women. I’m very trend-focused when it comes to dressing myself and my clients. However, it’s about striking a balance with classic items. Too much trend is overkill.

What shoes do you wear most often?
Day to day you’ll find me in Converse All Star high tops, Nike Court Visions or Vans Authentics. They’re the backbone of my daily looks.

What do you wear on a typical working day?
I’m attempting to lift the work-attire game to its pre-COVID glory. It’s either oversized everything – jeans, hoodie, cap – or classic tailoring with a black pant.

What’s your favourite off-duty, casual Sunday look?
Sundays aren’t pretty around my place. I love to entertain over the weekends, so Sunday morning is met with tired eyes. I’ll usually put on some fresh activewear to pretend I’m going to work out. It rarely happens.

Elliot is Klarna’s style ambassador.

This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale May 2. To read more from Sunday Life, visit The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

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