How Many Outfits Are There In Your Wardrobe That You’re Yet To Discover?

19 Aug

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I quickly took this picture before I raced out the door to a lunch/meeting today, so I could show you what I wore and hopefully give you some ideas.

The thing is I’ve had all these pieces in my wardrobe for some time (the blue suede pumps I’ve had for about 7 years) but I have never worn them together in this way. Both the shirt and the sweater I generally wear on their own with a pair of jeans. I’ve never layered them together like this. The chinos I often wear with my sneakers or ankle boots. The heels I used to wear with suits when I worked at the bank.  And the belt I often wear around my waist over blazers. (It’s adjustable so can be worn both on the hips or waist)

It can be so easy to just keep wearing the same thing, the same way every time. This is often what happens when we get bored with our clothes….and sometimes ourselves.  (ie. Stuck in a style rut)  It’s at this time, when we should play around with our clothes and try to come up with new outfits.

Remember this is my style and you certainly do not need to have the same style as me, but hopefully this inspires you a little bit to see if you can come up with new ways to wear your old clothes.

*Wearing:  Gap chinos, knit and shirt, David Lawrence belt and Robert Robert shoes

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Tuck In

14 Aug

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Style Tip:  Tuck In

Like anything you try that’s new and different you need to sit with it for a bit and let it process. (It’s exactly the same as when I get someone to try a pair of skinny jeans when they’ve never tried them before) You need to get your head around the new look and then decide whether it’s for you or not.

It won’t be the best look for everyone (all body shapes) but you’ll never know if you don’t give it a try. Sometimes what shouldn’t work, does.

*Hands up who’s still a bit unsure about tucking in? If so, why?

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Lauren Bacall Style Icon

13 Aug

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Today we farewell the incredibly beautiful and talented Lauren Bacall.

Not only was Lauren a wonderful actress she was also one of the most stylish women to have ever graced this earth.

The flawless hair, those amazing brows, the exquisitely fitted clothes, the grace and elegance with which she moved and that husky voice.

The way Lauren dressed highlights how classic style endures.  In most of the images we see of Lauren throughout her 89 years she is wearing something that would be relevant and fashionable today.

A true style icon. A woman who paved the way for all of us who followed. One of my all time favourites.

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Why You Should Dress In All One Color

11 Aug

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For some reason several of my clients have looked at me like I’m a bit bonkers, when I’ve suggested they try wearing a couple of their wardrobe pieces of the same color, together in one outfit.

Putting a grey top with a grey skirt, a navy sweater with a pair of navy pants or a white shirt with white jeans.

I’m not sure if it reminds them of wearing their old school uniform or if they were taught it was not the done thing, but many consider dressing head-to-toe in one color, a fashion faux pas or boring.  And it’s not.

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In fashion terms, wearing only one color or shades of a color, is referred to as monochromatic dressing.

Monochromatic dressing is not only fashionable and stylish, it’s also easy (you don’t have to worry too much about mixing and matching) lengthening (it can make you look taller) and slimming (who doesn’t love that).

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But while dressing in a column of color is relatively simple, it still requires some thought and effort.

Keep in mind, if you give this look a try, that interesting decoration and/or various textured fabrics will be what makes your outfit chic, rather than flat and dull.

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