It's one of those 2 times a
year -- time to remind you to review your wardrobe! I've been enjoying
doing this for clients and last Saturday did my own. I share some more thoughts on this here.
If you're here in Sydney I'd love to help
you with your Spring & Summer wardrobe update. There's a
discount if you order before Saturday 19th October. See details here. If you're not
in Sydney see my online services here.
It's also one of those 2 times a year when I
write my trend watch pages. It's strange how I struggle to write these
pages, since I love doing the research for them! I find myself
procrastinating as long as I can!
The hard part, apart from distilling my research into
articles, is selecting the images that best illustrate what I'm trying
to convey (ok, so sometimes I give up on this, to get a newsletter out!). My report for the Southern Hemisphere (Australia &
NZ) is here, and I hope to
publish my report for the Northern Hemisphere (USA, UK etc) by the end
of the week.
This Thursday, 3rd October I'm teaming with
Vivienne and the lovely team at Image by Design in Chatwood to offer
custom shoe styling consultations (no charge). See
Enjoy this month's Style
Snippets. Until next month, all the best
PS I always welcome your feedback, so please
contact me with anything you'd like to see either on the website or in
this newsletter (reply to this email or use the Contact Me link below).
Playing in Your Wardrobe
Last Saturday I got to do my own wardrobe
review. I'd been resisting buying new season fashions until I'd done
this, so I could practice what I preach and work out exactly what I
need. It turns out I need far less than I thought (good news for my
hubbie and my bank balance!): mainly a few pieces of on-trend cosmetic
jewellery and some new tops.
I started my wardrobe audit by reviewing my
style words and listing my lifestyle needs for the next 3 months or so.
I condensed my style words to: comfortable
whimsical (flamboyant or funky). (Thanks to Sue
Donnelly for my 'whimsical' word ;D). Embedded in my
understanding of those words is that I like texture, natural fabrics,
and natural materials in jewellery. It's also important that my
appearance is appropriate for the occasion and the people I'm with.
In considering my lifestyle needs I listed
everyday activities -- such as image consulting work, socialising and
exercise -- as well as any dressier, special occasion events such as
Christmas parties and trips to the theatre/ballet.
Since I regulary (twice a year) do full
wardrobe audits I no longer have much to cull. I did have a small pile
of repairs, clothes with labels to remove (from scarves and shear
cardigans), and alterations to take to my talented alterations lady.
in my Wardrobe
However, most of my time was spent being
enjoyable creative, playing in my wardrobe! I used my knowledge of
on-trend clothing silhouettes, colours and styling to try on new
combinations of items in my wardrobe. As I went I noted the few items I
was missing to create an updated shopping list.
One item I've had on my shopping list for
some time now is a lighter weight waistcoat, vest or gilette. I
recently found this very funky long-line vest at a great price at a
market. I had such fun integrating this item into my wardrobe. I
particulary like it in this man-style themed outfit; and with a grey
linen skirt that I've now pulled back from the give-away pile (because
it felt too boring worn in more traditional ways).
For more about wardrobe audits click here.
If you struggle with doing your own wardrobe
review I'd love to help (see my
Spring/Summer Wardrobe update service)