I've worked as a fashion writer and editor my entire career.
In that time, from writing about trends for magazines like Harper's Bazaar and InStyle to hosting a fashion podcast for Mamamia, I've learnt some valuable style lessons.
Like how every trend, no matter how dated, cycles back into fashion eventually. But low-rise pants didn't suit me in 2008, and they still don't this time around.
And those fancy international editors aren't purchasing the majority of their designer wardrobes, so don't try to keep up.
Given it's literally my job to shop, I've also picked up some helpful hacks to try when you're browsing in a store or just getting dressed in the morning.
The latest tip I'm employing is one that caught my eye on TikTok, called the "One third ugly" rule.
Coined by New York based fashion designer and influencer Afaf 'Zeopatra' Seyam, who has over 100,000 followers on the platform, she shares her approach to dressing for both functionality and style using her take on the classic rule of thirds.
"You may have heard of the rules of thirds; this is my version of that," she explains in a TikTok video.
"Most outfits can be divided into three areas – top, bottom, and shoes. I allow myself to be "ugly" and comfortable in one third of my outfit – so if I'm wearing a hoodie, then I'll pair it with trousers and some chic shoes. If I'm wearing sneakers, then I'll pair it with suit trousers and a blazer.