It hasn't felt much like Spring here in
Sydney most of this month,
so I still haven't entirely put away my Winter woollies! Although I
have created my shopping plan to update my wardrobe for the season. I
give you an idea on how to plan a successful shopping
this issue you'll also find links to 2 great questions from readers
(and my answers) -- this month's theme is what to wear to suit 2
special occasions and to flatter the wearer's body shape.
You'll also find links to 2 new website
articles reporting my trend observations.
Enjoy this month's Style
Snippets. Until next month, all the best
PS I always welcome your feedback, so please
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this newsletter (reply to this email or use the Contact Me link below).
Around this time of year I like to meet up
with my Image Consulting
friends, members of the Sydney AICI (the Association of Image
Consultants International), to do a shopping recce in Sydney, to survey
We look at which shops stock which styles of
clothes -- the lifestyles and personalities each shop caters for, as
well as which sizes are stocked and what price point. This makes it
easier for us to plan shopping trips with our clients.
And it's fun! I came home exhausted, but
eager to audit my wardrobe and plan my outfits for the new season.
You'll find the summary of my findings in my
latest trends article below.
can do something similar for yourself to make your shopping trips
easier. You don't have to do it as formally or extensively as we do --
make it more personal and specific to you.
make a note of which shops you find clothes in that suit your
personality (categories include classic, relaxed, dramatic, alluring
and creative) and of those shops, what lifestyle categories do
they cater for (such as casual, smart casual, relaxed business, special
occasion). Each season, when you're visiting the shops, update your
list and add notes about which shops are carrying colors that suit
When you're thinking of going shopping plan
the items you're looking for and the look at your list of shops to plan