This Is One Thing Your Wardrobe Needs For Spring

15 Aug

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It’s time to start thinking about what your wardrobe needs for spring.

Go through it and consider what should be replaced (ie what’s looking tired) and what gaps need filling. (Preventing you from creating more outfits).

Do you need fresh new t-shirts, have you got great shoes to wear when it warms up and do you have at least one casual jacket? (Ie not a coat and not a cardigan)

Maybe, if it works for your style and lifestyle – a denim jacket?

(If you already have one, does it still cut it? Does it still look current or has it become outdated?)

*See me wearing my denim jacket – which I’ve had for about 16 yrs here

If you need help working out what gaps need filling and/or filling them you can book in for a styling session here

READ: “The Denim Jacket” here

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The A-Line Casual Skirt

11 Aug

After my recent post about me wearing a denim skirt, (here) I’ve had a few of my clients message me to see if I knew where they could find one similar. (Mine was a last summer purchase)

I did a bit of research and I thought I’d share my finds with you (given many of you are my clients)

A-line skirts are great if…

  • you’re a triangular shape and you have difficulty finding skirts that fit both your waist and your hips/thighs (keep in mind there’s still a good chance you need to go that extra step and have it altered to fit perfectly)
  • if you want to visually lengthen your legs
  • if you want to create an hourglass shape using your clothes
  • if you want to accentuate your waist
  • if you want to (visually) create a waist

….basically, they’re all round great UNLESS you wear one that doesn’t fit you properly (particularly the length) and it looks dowdy.

The one pictured above (has only a slight A-line but still does all of the above and is probably my favourite out of all of them here), and the three below are not quite the same as my longer length wrap style, but still good and worth checking out, nonetheless.  Each of these featured, I’ve seen on some of my clients and would recommend giving them a try.

*Keep in mind with this one that the belt can be removed and replaced with something else.

All of these skirts can be found here (for as little as $39)

READ: “The Skirt That Flatters Most Body Shapes” here

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When I Stepped Outside Of My Comfort Zone

9 Aug

I wore a skirt! 

(But was very tempted to change my mind and take it off) I used to wear skirts, and occasionally dresses, when I worked in an office but when I left I pretty much stopped.  Nowadays I tend to only wear them to funerals, the races and weddings. When I do put one on I feel slightly uncomfortable and a bit self conscious – despite the fact that I love a beautiful dress…and even love the idea of wearing them.

(I liken it to my clients who tell me they stopped wearing heels for whatever reason and find it hard to get back into them)  Sound familiar?

It’s not because I’m being lazy or that I’m just all about comfort, (well I am to an extent, isn’t everybody?) it’s just that I feel more me in pants – interestingly more feminine too.

Anyway, I decided when I ummed and ahhed about wearing this skirt,  that this spring and summer I’m going to challenge myself to try more dresses and skirts (particularly anything 70’s inspired) and see how I feel in them. Promise!  Just like wearing heels, perhaps for me, wearing dresses might take a bit of practice til I feel like myself in them.

Then again, perhaps I’ll decide just like one of my style idols, Emmanuelle Alt (who talks about not wearing dresses and skirts in the video below), that they’re just not my thing.

The most important thing for me (and for you) is that I wear what makes me feel my best –  good about myself.. confident and authentic!  Rather than just wondering what clothes do that though, this does require trying, sampling and challenging from time to time.  Otherwise, there’s a good chance I’ll (You’ll) get stuck. Nobody wants that. Stuck in a time and/or stuck in a rut.  Emmanuelle might not deviate too much from her uniform of pants or jeans and great jacket or top look, but what she does do is stay modern and current in new season shapes, fabrics and styles.

READ: “You Don’t Have To Wear Anything Unless You Want To” here

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The Wrap Dress

7 Aug

If you love color and like wearing patterns and you’re looking for a new dress for spring, this wrap dress is one to try and get your hands on to sample.

It doesn’t look much on the rack but looks great on.  (Providing you wear the right size) It needs to be worn snug – with great undies and bra.

Wear it with a trench and nude pumps for work or sandals and a denim jacket on the weekend.

Was $199, now $39. From here

*Like everything the wrap dress is not for everyone. Some of my clients have said they feel they are too frumpy.  However, I do always suggest that it could just be the wrap dresses they’ve tried (without me) have been the wrong fabric or fit for them. (ie not the right length, not sitting on the waist in the right place, too big, a print that is ageing, etc, etc)

READ: “The Wrap Top” here 

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