In the Closet: Carlie Wacker Style Counsel

Image source: Photographer Ian Waldie

The INquiring fashion mind is always curious as to what lies within the closet of local style icons. IN The Closet will take you inside the wardrobe of local fashion INspirations.  Noosaville local Carlie Wacker is a contributor with IN Noosa Magazine, the Fashion Editor for our sister publication Hello Sunshine Magazine and a well-known brand ambassador for Australian fashion.

How would you describe your personal style? 

Always feminine with a touch of boho luxe.

Who is your style INspiration?

I’m INspired by everyday people! I love seeing how individuals style themselves. You just have to take a walk down Hastings Street to find lots of diverse style inspo. 

What is your favourite fashion purchase?

Every person should have the pleasure of owning a designer handbag in their lifetime. They are so special and last a lifetime. I will always treasure my Louis Vuitton Hudson (a gift from hubby for my 30th). In recent years I bought a Louis Vuitton tote (second hand) and that will stay with me forever also.

How do you organise your wardrobe?

By sleeve length and colour. 

Right now the long sleeves are easy to access but the truth is that my closet has spread from our main bedroom to other wardrobes in the house so I have everyday wear in the main wardrobe, my beautiful dresses and summer items in another wardrobe and things that need to be sold or donated in another room – I may need an intervention! 

What is your style philosophy?

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Green – by this I mean that my closet is always a curation of quality items I have had for ages, new pieces from preferably Australian labels, and I’m always open to borrowing or hiring special occasion pieces. I also keep my commitment to supporting the slow fashion industry and reducing the impact that textile waste has on the planet so I upcycle, recycle, swap and sell items I no longer need or want. I do love op shopping as well! 

5 Winter Wardrobe Essentials

THE CAMEL COLOURED TRENCH COAT – this linen one is from Costa Vita Purolino and is perfect for a tropical winter but this go-to style is available at lots of major fashion retailers.

PUFF SLEEVES – I love a statement sleeve – feminine and flowy and so much fun! 

THE JUMPSUIT / BOILERSUIT / PANTSUIT – the garment with so many names but a style that suits all shapes and is one that is a permanent feature in my closet. 

BOOTS – Invest in a good quality pair that you LOVE and they will see you through many seasons. These gold studded boots are my faves and are preloved from ebay and about five years old.

HATS – any hat will always add a bit of flavour to any outfit. I scored this genuine Akubra hat from the Cooroy Lifeline Denim and Country Sale.

Know someone with an INspiring wardrobe? Nominate them by emailing

About the Author /

Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor and Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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