Everything Old Is New Again

31 Aug

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I went to the National Gallery of Victoria yesterday to see the exhibition, Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great.

There was one painting that I particularly noticed for the fashion.

It would not be unusual at all to see a painting or picture from 2015, with someone wearing exactly the same shoes as those in this painting (above), completed during the 1600’s.

The lace up shoe (across the foot and up the ankle) is probably the biggest trend in footwear at the moment – whether it be flats, heels, open or closed toe.  We’ll see even more of them in the stores, as summer approaches.

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It just goes to show – “Everything Old Is New Again”

I’ve found a few pairs for you to check out here, here, here and here.

Details of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria can be found here  (See a couple more pics from the exhibition on my Instagram here)

 

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Try Doing Something Different

25 Aug

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I recently had a client tell me that in the time we had gone through her wardrobe and then met to go shopping together (about 2 weeks) she’d had several people comment on how much weight she’d lost.

She hadn’t lost any.

We’d just made a few simple little adjustments to how she wore her clothes.

Hem (Of tops as well as skirts and dresses) and sleeve lengths were shortened or lengthened, belts were added, flattering shoes were worn (Frumpy pairs were discarded) and things were tucked in.

Think about what you can do differently. Play around and experiment with various pieces and consider whether you could be wearing them in more flattering (often slimming) way.

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Another Way To Add A Splash Of Color To Your Outfits

24 Aug

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Rather than relying on a scarf to add a pop of color to your outfit, try throwing a colored sweater over your shoulders.

Now lets have a good look at this picture and take some inspiration from it.

Try imagining how different this ensemble would look without all the decoration.

Picture it with just the shirt, the pants and a boring, safe pair of shoes.

Notice everything that has been added to create a chic outfit.

The sunglasses, the sweater, the belt, the bag, the watch, the shoes and the painted nails.

Remember without the decoration, you don’t really have an outfit.

You can find a similar pair of khaki chinos here and a yellow sweater here.

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The Lure Of The Spend & Save

18 Aug

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Hands up if you wait til the Country Road spend and save offer starts before you buy anything new for your wardrobe, then end up buying a similar version to what you bought last time and the time before that (ie a pair of skinny jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt).

That’s absolutely fine if you like to have a uniform but if you prefer to have variety, feel like after buying the new items you still don’t have much to wear and like you’ve fallen into a bit of a style rut, then start going shopping with the idea that you’re sampling……different, shapes, styles, cuts, fabrics, etc……all the while quizzing yourself to determine whether the piece works for your style, shape, age, budget and lifestyle.

I’ve picked out a few pieces, that might be slightly different to what you’d normally look at,  to try on and sample.

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And don’t forget to do this before you decide whether to bring it home with you or not.

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