I call them my ‘lady suits’: Inside presenter Roz Kelly’s work wardrobe

Each week, we quiz a prominent person about their style and the inspiration behind it. Ahead, sports presenter Roz Kelly.

For Roz, the jeans-and-sneakers look is her go-to.Credit:Jennifer Soo

How would you describe your style? Minimalist and simple. It’s very different to what you see on air. I’m fortunate at Channel 9 to have the wardrobe and make-up fairies transforming me for work, which has probably made my personal style a bit more relaxed. I read that Barack Obama wore only grey or blue suits; he didn’t want to make decisions about what he was wearing because he had too many other important decisions to make. As a busy working mum that resonated, and I’ve created a capsule wardrobe of black, white, grey and denim pieces.

What are three essential items in your wardrobe? Great jeans – I love Paige, AG and Zara – a white tee, Camilla and Marc or Assembly Label, and a black Camilla and Marc blazer.

Any go-to jewellery? My rose gold wedding and engagement rings and a two-tone rose gold Tag Heuer “Aquaracer” watch.

Roz describes her personal style as “relaxed”, but admires the fashion choices of singer Harry Styles.Credit:Getty Images

What is the oldest thing in your wardrobe? There are a few tracksuits in there that nobody needs to see.

And the most recent addition? Stylerunner tights and top which I was wearing to drop my six-year-old to school and he asked me not to get out of the car.

What would you wear …
… on a first date? A nice top, jeans and heels.
… on the plane? Comfortable tights, an oversized shirt, a jumper, warm socks and sneakers.
… on the red carpet? Old-school Hollywood glamour. I recently wore a gorgeous black Versace dress to a charity ball which I loved.

What’s your favourite fashion era? For someone who is such a minimalist, this is probably surprising, but I love the ’60s. Women finding their voice and having fun with their bold, strong fashion choices: print shift dresses, headbands, the eye make-up. I wish I was that brave with my fashion.

Roz’s work wardrobe is largely made up of “lady suits” that she pairs with heels or sneakers.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Who is your favourite fashion designer? I love Anine Bing’s collection. She’s effortlessly glamorous; I get a lot of inspiration from her.

What’s your fragrance of choice? Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge.

Can you remember a favourite outfit when you were a child? Anything tie-dye or fluoro. That’s probably why I find it hard to go for colour now – I’m scarred!

And your worst fashion mistake? Pink, high-heeled thong shoes in the 2000s. I thought I was cool wearing them to the nightclubs. Now, I cringe.

A Celine “Pico” bag is on Roz’s wish list, but with two young children, now is not the time.

Is there are current trend you like? I’m very happy that the jeans-and-sneakers look has come into fashion.

Is there anything you would never wear? I admire the girls who can rock a crop top or midriff but there’s no way you’ll see me in that.

What’s on your wish list? I’ve been eyeing off a Celine “Pico” bag, but with two young boys I feel like I can’t have nice things, so I’m holding off.

What shoes do you wear most often? New Balance “327” sneakers or Birkenstocks for every day; black Prada pumps for work.

What do you sleep in? My husband’s shirts.

Who’s your favourite fashion icon? Jackie Kennedy for her polished, glamorous style. Also, for a modern-day style icon, Harry Styles is rocking it; I admire his fashion choices.

What do you wear on a typical working day? I like simple, well-structured outfits; comfortable suits – I call them my “lady suits” – that work with heels and sneakers. Scanlan Theodore, Ginger & Smart and Boss.

What’s your favourite Sunday look? It starts with a lady suit and full face of make-up for Sports Sunday, then it pretty much goes downhill from there – tights, T-shirt, sneakers – when I head home to hang out with the boys.

9News sports presenter Roz Kelly is hosting Channel 9’s Wimbledon coverage. The men’s singles final airs July 10 at 10.30pm.

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