Melissa’s Style Profile

Founder of A&TA, The Money Barre and Thinkers.inq

Describe what you do.

What I do depends on the day and the week! I run businesses, I write, I strategise and I help people (women particularly) create transformational change in their businesses and in their finances.

What has been your proudest achievement to date?

That’s a tough one because there have been so many proud moments. It’s like you’re asking which is my favourite pair of shoes! Everything from choosing to be vulnerable in my latest book Unf*ck your Finances and the feedback I’ve received as a result to choosing to do something radically different with my accounting firm that coincided with my first book More Money for Shoes to seeing businesses and clients flourish and design the lives they want from how we’ve worked with them to speaking at Vivid with my gorgeous business partner at Thinkers.inq Rod Soper, to navigating co-founding The Money Barre with my work wife Lauren Law. So many moments I’m proud of.

Describe your style in three words.

Polished, feminine, killer-shoes.

What are your three go-to fashion brands?

Scanlan and Theodore, Stella McCartney for her design ethic and commitment to ethical fashion and if I had to pick a consistent fave shoe designer it’s Gianvito Rossi.

For your day-to-day look at work, what are your staple pieces?

I don’t have a separate work look and off duty look. I tried that once and found myself hating my work wardrobe and just being really confused! So now I wear what I love which is loads of jumpsuits, pants, blouses, dresses, colourful skirts, fab shoes and basically whatever I feel like on any given day.

How do you elevate your workwear from a day to night look?

It’s generally a tad more mascara, lippie and maybe some eye pencil, swapping my bag for a clutch and maybe swapping out my shoes for a pair that might be a bit more cab to table rather than hoofing round the city.

How does your job impact your style choices?

I’m fortunate that I can dictate my style choice and I’m not dictated by an employer. While I might be in a conservative profession I tried the bun and black look back in my twenties and hated it so now I wear what I want, when I want to work. If that means I’ve worked out and you’ve dropped into the office unexpectedly on an afternoon I wasn’t seeing clients, you might catch me in my workout gear. Generally however it means clothes I feel represent who I am on that particular day.

Name one style rule you think all women should break.

Never ever ever save your favourite pieces for special moments. Wear them when you want, whenever you want.

And now, five quick-fire questions! Heels or flats?

Heels. I can’t concentrate in flats.

New York or Paris?

Can I say both? But if pushed, Paris.

Lace or leather?

Leather

White t-shirt or white shirt?

Both

Dress or pantsuit?

Dress and jumpsuit

Find Melissa at www.melissabrowne.com.au or @moremoneymoreshoes on Instagram!

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