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Do The Pieces In Your Wardrobe Work Together?

7 Jan

Years ago when I changed careers, I needed to transition my wardrobe from (largely) corporate clothes, to clothes than reflected my new lifestyle. When I set about doing that, the key things for me were to have less pieces, of better quality, but still with plenty of outfit combinations. I wanted to simplify my wardrobe and be ruthless with what earned a place in it and when I added anything new, I was strict about making sure it worked with what I already had.

If you look at these three photos, you’ll see the pieces all work together.  (Same blazer and same black pants throughout.)   You’ll also note that the pieces can also be worn in different ways, for different occasions.  This is important to me.  I want my clothes to be versatile.  For example, these black pants could be worn dressed up to a fancy event, if need be, or dressed down, for meeting a friend at a cafe for coffee.

In 2019 make conscious additions to your wardrobe. Don’t just buy something because it’s on sale or you saw one of your friends (or someone you follow on Instagram) wearing it. Build a wardrobe of pieces that complement each other.

If you need help identifying what could be added to your wardrobe (or removing for that matter) – and perhaps help finding them, details of my styling services can be found here

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For Your Style To Evolve, Be Open To Trying New Things

11 Dec

 

My client was looking for black pants she could wear during summer for work presentations, out for a nice dinner or casually. She works in the health/fitness industry and so didn’t want anything that looked too corporate/office professional.

We sampled about 4 pairs of slim fitting pants but none of them worked for her shape. (She’s similar to an inverted triangle – very small through the hips with very slim legs)  Most were a little too snug on the tummy but then not fitting (too loose) how I wanted them to on her legs and bottom.

Then I thought of these. When I took them into the changeroom I could see by the look on my clients face that she wasn’t sure.  (But well done to her – she was open to the idea and gave them a go) The idea of a culotte was a bit too out there. Like most people, they reminded her of something that was around in the 80’s. I didn’t know what to expect when she came out of the fitting room – but when we teamed them with a top, a belt and the right shoes – she loved them.

They looked and felt elegant, highlighted her lovely ankles, created an hourglass shape (accentuated the waist), made her bum look great, worked for her style and lifestyle, could be worn in lots of different ways…and were within her budget.  (Less than the price on the website with my stylist discount)

Push yourself to experiment with something different.  (Particularly if your wardrobe is feeling same old, same old) If you keep trying and buying things that are similar to everything else you own, your style and your look won’t evolve – it’ll stay the same and risks becoming stuck, stale and outdated.

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How To Reinvent Your Blazers

27 Feb

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If you’re like me and you have a collection of blazers you’ve gathered over the years, you might consider trying this new(ish) look for autumn.

A logo/print/band/statement t-shirt, under a blazer.

It’s a casual (yet smart) way to wear some of your blazers that have in the past, felt restricted to just wearing to work.

It means reinventing an old piece from your wardrobe and wearing it in a new way.  (Like I did with this sentimental old jacket)

(You can see how I wore my velvet blazer with a Mickey Mouse t-shirt here)

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For those wondering, I don’t think this is a look that has an age restriction.  Everyone can do it.  You just need to find a tee that represents you and your style. (And of course, one that’s flattering)  For some it might be a favourite band (ACDC?) and for others it could be something with an artsy pattern or some sparkle on it.

If you fancy the idea of a gingham blazer, this is one that I like in the stores at the moment.  You can buy it here  *It’s $299 or $209 when you shop with me (With my stylist discount).

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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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