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If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do.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If you have a blazer that you think might be looking a bit outdated, or not fitting quite right (but still in great condition) – take it to a good tailor to see what they can do.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

5 Jul

Before you wear your new coat or jacket, make sure you’ve removed the vent stitch.

The stitches are designed to stop wrinkling and creasing as the coat or jacket is moved between where it was made, to the shop floor and it is meant to be carefully removed before wear.

If the stitch is not removed it means the jacket sits differently to how it’s intended and may pull across the hips and even the tummy.  (And it will look silly!)

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New Ways To Wear Old Things

14 May

Not every time you go to an event, should you need to buy a new outfit.

If you’ve been building a wardrobe of well thought out versatile pieces, you’ll be able to come up with something using what you’ve got.

I went to a (fancy) birthday party a couple of weeks ago and I did just that.

It was a special occasion so I did think about buying something new to wear, but then decided I’d wear something I already had in the wardrobe.

So the day before the dinner I spent half an hour playing around with some looks to see what I could come up with.

My intention was that I wanted to come up with an outfit I’d never worn so that it felt fresh and new – even though the individual pieces were old.

I’ve worn the tuxedo blazer to the races (with trousers), to a wedding (with a tight fitting pencil skirt) and occasionally I wear it with my jeans.  I’d never, however, worn it with this pleated satin skirt with a belt around the waist and with velvet platform shoes.  Although the jacket’s several years old, what I wore (and the way I wore it) felt new.

I also wore..

Sparkly vintage earrings  (Which were my Nan’s)

Burgundy velvet shoes (From Yoox.com)

And I carried a small embroidered (vintage) clutch. (From the Mill Market in Geelong)

If you often feel like you have nothing to wear, despite having plenty of clothes in your wardrobe, could it be that you’re not wearing the pieces in different ways – and therefore feeling bored with what you do have?

Rather than adding and adding and adding new things to your wardrobe when you may not need to, be creative! Spend some time in your wardrobe playing around with new looks, or get me over to help you come up with some different outfit combinations.

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