LISA Chesters admits she looks forward to adding some new colours to her wardrobe.
A bright red jacket has been Ms Chesters’ trademark since she entered public life more than a year ago.
While she was occasionally seen sporting a different coloured item of clothing, the red jacket was rarely absent.
She admits the colour helped with her campaign.
“I’ve had a red car since 2008,” she said.
“Red has always been the colour that I’ve worn.
“But definitely during the campaign it took off.
“People recognised the red as Labor and Lisa.
"Red is the colour of Labor.
“It’s not so much marketing, it was a bit of fun, but it did help that people associated it with Lisa and Labor.
“I look forward to diversifying my wardrobe.”
Ms Chesters said she had already had offers from local businesses to fit her out with new clothes in different colours.
“I look forward to purchasing a few items to take to parliament from our great local businesses,” she said.
It was a bit of fun, but it did help that people associated it with Lisa and Labor
Ms Chesters said she had also been given a small but symbolic item by another local identity.
Bendigo mayor Lisa Ruffell handed Ms Chesters a small gold badge, which is likely to make an appearance when parliament resumes.
“What I do have on my jacket is a Bendigo badge given to me by mayor Lisa Ruffell,” Ms Chesters said.
Ms Chesters said she would wear the badge in her first caucus meeting.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard raised colour and clothing as an issue during the campaign.
Ms Gillard took aim at "men in blue ties" in June.
''A prime minister - a man in a blue tie - who goes on holidays to be replaced by a man in a blue tie," she said.
''A treasurer, who delivers a budget wearing a blue tie, to be supported by a finance minister - another man in a blue tie.
"Women once again banished from the centre of Australia's political life.''
But Ms Chesters said her choice was more "a bit of fun".
The Australian Electoral Commission's website showed about 84 per cent of the local vote had been counted Friday.
Ms Chesters had a margin of 2,124 votes over Liberal candidate Greg Bickley.