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Where To Spend And Where To Save In Your Wardrobe

17 Sep

Where To Spend And Were to Save In Your Wardrobe
Where To Spend And Were to Save In Your Wardrobe

Think about where you should be spending your money and where you should be saving, (or at least not so heavily investing) when it comes to your wardrobe. .

It seems silly that you would have a $79 H&M black blazer that you bought knowing you wanted to wear it to work at least twice (maybe 3 times) a week, that looks tired and scruffy after one dry clean, but then you spend $550 on a dress you wear to Oaks Day – once. .

The blazer I’m wearing here is about 5 years old. It cost me about $350. I wear it at least twice a week – to work, to dinners, to the races, to meetings, to funerals, etc.. (You can see here I’m wearing it as a suit) It still looks as good as it did 5 years ago. .

Food for thought…

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If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do.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If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do.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

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The Coat Wardrobe

24 Jul

Depending on your lifestyle and where you live, you might need a variety of coats for winter – one for everyday wear (perhaps for work), one for weekends, one for evenings out and one for extreme cold. (ie the big puffy fur lined coat I might wear to the football).

If your work coat, is the same as your going out coat, and your watching kids sport coat, and your go to the snow coat, etc, .. think about building a wardrobe of different coats for different occasions.

Coats can be expensive investment pieces, so start with the one you need and will wear the most. Then continue down the list.

I bought this one (pictured), a statement/fun coat, after I’d ticked off all the others I needed more. I like to buy myself a new coat every few years – and have a collection that I’ve had for about 20 years. (Which also includes a vintage Dior I found in an opshop, for $40 ?).

Rather than just buying stuff, (and still feeling like you have nothing to wear) think about what your wardrobe needs.

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