Tag Archives: trench coats

Not Much Has Changed..

27 Jul

If you’d have seen me on this day 10 or even 15 years ago (when I was working at a bank) I might have been wearing something very similar to what I wore today.

The only difference might be, that black trousers would have replaced the leopard print pants.

My style hasn’t changed much. I’ve always liked wearing tailored pieces, with clean, non fussy lines, in neutral colors (mostly black or navy).

What has happened, is my style has evolved to reflect my new career and lifestyle. It’s now less corporate, less conservative a bit more relaxed and slightly edgy but …always classic (timeless/somewhat traditional)  Some days I’m a bit preppy, other times I’m a bit rock chick (ish).

What you don’t want is your style to lag behind. You want your clothes to keep up with who you are and where you’re at in your life – not 3, 5 or 10 years behind.

Do your clothes represent your current self?

You can also see me wearing the beige trench I’ve had for over a decade here and here.

READ: “Do Your Clothes Represent Who You Are?” here

 

Details of my Personal Styling Services are here
Follow me on Instagram here & Facebook here

 Read what some of my clients have said about working with me here

One Way You Can Update Your Old Jackets And Coats

6 Mar

image via here

Around this time each year I pull out all my old coats and jackets and assess what I have and consider what I might need when the cold weather arrives.

This involves deciding whether I need/want to add something new to my collection, what maintenance needs to be done and thinking about what I could do with them to update them and give them a new look.

This year, unless something amazing catches my eye, I’ve decided I don’t need a new coat – I’m going to focus my attention on giving some of my old one’s a makeover.

For some it might be big (like cutting it from knee length to hip length) and for others it might be a little change (like adding a sparkly vintage brooch).

If you’re creative, there are many ways you can give new life to an old piece. (See how I did it here)

In the photos below and above, I’ve shown you how, by swapping over the belt your jacket came with with something different, it can give it a whole new fresh look.

(If belts are not your thing, try something else)

image via here

image via here
image via here

image via here

image via here

READ: “It’s Time To Go (Ugly Belts)” here

Details of my personal styling services (Including prices) here

Get to know more about me and my style on Facebook here

..& Instagram here

Casual Yet Sophisticated

24 Aug

image via here

 

Don’t just save your trench for work..or good, try wearing it casually with your jeans and a smart pair of sneakers.

This could be a good casual Friday outfit. Casual, yet sophisticated. Just pop your shoes on when you get to the office. ( I used to keep an array of shoes under my desk when I worked at the bank)

READ: “How To Tie Your Trench”  here

Details of my personal styling services (Including prices) here

Get to know more about me and my style on Facebook here

..& Instagram here

How To Casual Down Your Trench

21 Oct

image via here

With the idea in mind that we want to wear our clothes in lots of different ways to get the most from them, if you’re the owner of a trench coat, whether it’s a classic or a drapey style, try pushing the sleeves up to the elbow (or thereabouts) to achieve a casual and relaxed look.

TIP: If possible, you might want to tighten the sleeve straps so that the sleeves stay in place.  If this isn’t an option try rolling your sleeves up.

image via here

image via here

image via here

image via here

image via here

Read how to tie your trench coat here

Details of my personal styling services (Including prices) here

Get to know more about me and my style on Facebook here

..& Instagram here
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...