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The Coat Wardrobe

24 Jul

Depending on your lifestyle and where you live, you might need a variety of coats for winter – one for everyday wear (perhaps for work), one for weekends, one for evenings out and one for extreme cold. (ie the big puffy fur lined coat I might wear to the football).

If your work coat, is the same as your going out coat, and your watching kids sport coat, and your go to the snow coat, etc, .. think about building a wardrobe of different coats for different occasions.

Coats can be expensive investment pieces, so start with the one you need and will wear the most. Then continue down the list.

I bought this one (pictured), a statement/fun coat, after I’d ticked off all the others I needed more. I like to buy myself a new coat every few years – and have a collection that I’ve had for about 20 years. (Which also includes a vintage Dior I found in an opshop, for $40 ?).

Rather than just buying stuff, (and still feeling like you have nothing to wear) think about what your wardrobe needs.

READ: “One Way You Can Update Your Old Coats And Jackets” here

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Labels On Sleeves – Remove or Not?

17 Sep

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Don’t spoil the look of your lovely new coat or jacket (or scarf) by leaving the label on the outside of the sleeve.

They should be very carefully and gently removed.  (You might want to invest in one of these to do the job)

All the label really says is the type of material the garment is made of and in some instances it mentions the brand of the coat.

If the jacket is beautiful and was expensive, there’s no need to expose the label.  The garment and the quality of the fabric will speak for itself.

If for some reason you wish to keep the tag for any particular reason (it may include care instructions) you can reattach it to an inconspicuous area of the coat.

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Before And After

12 Feb

This pea coat was about to be thrown out.

While I love it, in fact it’s one of my favourite pieces – I knew I couldn’t wear it like this (below) anymore.  I had to do something to save it or it needed to be ditched. 

Firstly, I tried using this little comb (testing it on a small area), but it didn’t work.  It was pulling and tearing at the fabric – it was too rough for it.

So when I saw someone mention this little de-pilling device on Instagram, I thought I’d give it a go …and it worked a treat!

It now looks as good as new.

You can watch how I did it here

How you take care of your clothes is very important – both for ensuring they wear well and last as long as they should, but also so that you look well put together.  You’ll never look stylish if you leave the house with frayed, scuffed, faded, stained, pilled, creased…or like you slept in the dogs basket, with fluff or hair, all of your clothes.  Go the extra step and take great care of the pieces you invest in.

READ: “The Not So Fun Bit Of Being Stylish” here


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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.

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