Tag Archives: J.Crew

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

You can find the details of what I’m wearing are on my Facebook page here 

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How To Freshen Up Your Look Without Spending A Lot Of Money

13 Feb

When you decide you want to update your style and your wardrobe, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy lots of new clothes. Not everyone is in the position to do that.

It might mean reinventing some of the pieces you already have or being creative and coming up with new outfits, that feel fresh and different.

Last week I worked with a lady (reviewing her wardrobe) who had a beautiful dress in a fabric and color she adored, but the shape of it was no longer working for her. Rather than getting rid of it I suggested she have it made into a skirt. She loved the idea. I do it myself with my clothes, when I get bored with something. I might change a sleeve, adjust a length, dye it or in the case of this blazer….swap over the buttons.

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One New Piece – Several New Outfits

26 Jul

Adding a simple basic, like this black and white striped tee (which my wardrobe had been lacking) can mean having several new outfit combinations.

Recently I wore it with black jeans (Which you can see here) and I’ve also worn it with black pants and my leather jacket.

Before you think about adding something fancy to your wardrobe to give you more outfits, (which you might get home and find goes with nothing) think about what key staples you could be missing, to create more looks.

If you need help identifying and/or finding those basics, to fill wardrobe gaps, consider booking in for a Wardrobe Overhaul or Personal Shopping session. Details can be found here

I’m wearing..

Striped tee – Muji

Blazer – J.Crew

Jeans – Levis

Belt – Country Road

Shoes – Signature (Yoox)

Bag – Givenchy

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An Alternative To Your Jeans

6 Jun

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Chinos.

An alternative to denim.

Wear them casually with sneakers or dressed up a bit with heels.

In summer with a t-shirt or winter with a knit.

Just like jeans, not all chinos are the same.

They can be slim, wide leg, high-waisted, relaxed, etc, etc.

Perhaps a skinny or straight leg mightn’t work great for you, but a mid to high-waisted wide leg, might.

You can see me wearing my Gap Girlfriend chinos (with a little kitten heel) here and a skinny pair of chinos (with sneakers) here.

Here’s a few ideas for how you could wear your chinos.

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Tip 1. – Try different sizes.  I have some that I wear quite firm and others I wear looser.  (ie I’ve bought them in two different sizes)  *Nowadays I prefer them slightly slouchy.

Tip 2. – Show some ankle!

If you’d like some help shopping for a pair of chinos (or another alternative to your jeans if chinos are not your thing) you can contact me to enquire or book in here 

If it interests you here’s some further reading about the chino (including their history)

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