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Casual Friday

24 Oct

If it was a Friday and it was 2006, this outfit I wore recently, might be exactly how I’d be dressed for work back then. (In fact, I think that’s the year I bought these boots)

Jeans, a shirt, blazer and boots. My classic (sometimes preppy) style hasn’t changed too much. I just make sure I keep it modern by not wearing out-dated shapes.

Back in 2006 my jeans were very low waisted, collars were big and pointy, and my blazers had longer armholes/wider sleeves, shinier fabric, perhaps a narrow lapel and were less fitted at my waist. .

If you’re not sure whether some of your classic pieces are sill modern or have become out-dated, consider booking in for a Wardrobe Overhaul. You can find all the details here

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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
image via here

All images of Brad via here

READ: “How Fifty Once Looked And How It Can Look Today” here

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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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