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How Clothes Can Help You Look And Feel Youthful

30 Sep

Of course he’s pretty spunky, which helps, but I think these photos of Brad Pitt in the latest GQ magazine highlight how clothes, grooming, and taking care of yourself, can help keep you looking (and feeling) youthful.

How Clothes Can Help You Look And Feel Youthful

Yes, there would be some photo- shopping, some spray- tanning, make-up, botox possibly, etc, etc.. but as a stylist, the first thing I noticed was how they’ve dressed him.

How Clothes Can Help You Look And Feel Youthful

The cool sunnies in particular- and colors of clothes they’ve used, how he’s wearing them, how they fit him, the style of jeans ..

How Clothes Can Help You Look And Feel Youthful

… and then, how fit and healthy he looks. (I know, the ciggie in his mouth is not really a good look but I can manage to see past that here) .

How Clothes Can Help You Look And Feel Youthful

Then… if you scroll down you’ll see I’ve posted a pic of Spencer Tracy in 1955. Here he’s the same age as Brad is in the GQ photos. (55)

How Clothes Can Help You Look And Feel Youthful
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READ: “How Fifty Once Looked And How It Can Look Today” here

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How To Remodel A Blazer

9 Aug

There’s several things that can be done to blazers to remodel them. Some are small(ish) jobs and some are major. (Ie expensive).

Here’s a few..

Lapels can be reshaped
They can be changed from three button, to two. (Sometimes)
Sleeves can be shortened or lengthened.
Shoulders can be reshaped. (Big job!)
They can be shortened. 
Taken in… or let out.

And then of course there’s buttons. I changed the buttons on this one (above) – which I talk about here

If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do. (This is a jacket I recently had re-modeled)

If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do. (This is a jacket I recently had re-modeled)

If you’re not sure what you have in your wardrobe that could be altered and would like my help, read about my wardrobe sessions here

Wearing..

Blazer – J.Crew
T-shirt – Country Road
Jeans – Levis
Shoes – YOOX
Bag – Furla

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The ‘Just-In-Case’ Outfit

6 Aug

Try and have at least one or two pieces in your wardrobe that you can rely on for different occasions.

For fancy dinners, for weddings, for dates, for funerals, for job interviews, etc.

It could be a little black dress, a cream suit, a navy jumpsuit or a couple of classic separates. (As is the case for me here).

Make sure they’re current, modern, in great condition and ready to be transformed for the particular event. (Eg. I’ve added high suede pumps, a belt, a small vintage bag, and tiny sparkly earrings – for a day at the races recently. If I was going to a bar for drinks, I might remove the belt, swap the bag and change to an ankle boot. Different look (and feel), using the same reliable classic pieces.

Remember – you don’t have to have lots and lots of clothes, to have plenty of outfits. It’s all about having the right versatile pieces

Wearing..

Blazer – J.Crew
Belt – Jigsaw
Pants – Country Road
Shoes – Jean Michel Cazabat
Bag (vintage) – Mill Markets Geelong

READ: “Do Your Classics Need An Update….Or A Revamp? here

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Matchy Matchy

24 Jul

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Matchy-Matchy is an adjective used to describe something or someone that is very or excessively colour coordinated. It is a term that is commonly used in fashion blogs to describe an outfit that is too coordinated and consists of too many of the same types of colors, patterns, fabrics, accessories, etc. “Matchy-matchy” was added to the Oxford Dictionary of English in 2010 along with 200 new words that were previously considered as slang. – Wikipedia

In the case below, wearing two pieces of the same bright color in one outfit works because the skirt and the shoes are so close to each other that it almost seems like they belong together.

The matching is not too obvious.

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Whereas in the outfit below, the matching is too much.

matchy matchy

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In this case if the shoes, belt and bag were not a bright color (ie perhaps navy or tan) it could work – but in this case, it’s too matchy/matchy.   You notice the accessories more than the overall outfit. 

Back in the 50’s or 60’s an outfit similar to what Queen Elizabeth is wearing (above), where you matched your bag with your shoes and gloves, may have been very stylish, but just remember, we’re now in 2019 and you don’t need to match everything in your outfit to be well dressed.

In fact, being too coordinated and matchy, can age (and perhaps out-date) your look. 

That said…who knows….. just like all fashion trends, matching your shoes with you bag just might come back in to fashion one day.

READ: “How Fifty Year Old’s Dressed In the 1950’s” here 

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