Finding Fun in Fashion with Mode Sportif's Deborah Symond O'Neil

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Deborah Symond O'Neil is a bona fide expert when it comes to fashion, beauty and fun. As the founder of Mode Sportif, she's got an eye for trends - we want everything always! If you need some extra encouragement to play with your clothing this season, read on. 

What silhouettes are you looking for this year?

I'm always drawn to classic shapes, but love to add interest with bold colour and print. Dresses are my absolute go-to for the office and for after dark, and when I'm in mum mode - it's all about the oversized shirt paired with denim.

What are your favourite Reliquia Collective pieces and how do you style them?

The oversized shirts are my wardrobe staple. As a breastfeeding mum, they're so practical, but beyond that, they elevate every look! I love the injection of colour the shirts provide and that they are so versatile whether day or night. 

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What message do you hope to spread through your personal wardrobe and the Mode Sportif offering?

Dressing has the power to impact how you feel, it can lift your mood, and reflect your own unique personality and has the ability to brighten up your day. Fashion is fun, and I love nothing more than seeing clients smile as they leave our boutiques, and connecting with our customers online near and far.

Where do you find inspiration for your home and wardrobe?

I find inspiration everywhere! From books, travel, friends, magazines, Instagram. I'm constantly being inspired and love to try new styles, colours and moods with my fashion and my homewares.

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How do you spend your downtime, and do you have any weekly self-care rituals?

Sharing a cocktail with my husband over an Italian meal. My ultimate chill out!

My morning coffee ritual at home keeps me sane and always starts the day on a beautiful little note.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

More fashion and more fun! I'm loving seeing our clients embrace fashion more than ever!

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Shop Deborah's picks

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Shop the Henrietta Shirt - Blue/White

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Shop the Chambord Knit - Green

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Shop the Lauren Vest - Mint

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Shop the Cruz Shirt - Magenta

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Shop the Lars Shorts - Magenta

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