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How not to pack: Excess baggage alert!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 /

 

Example of a Capsule Wardrobe

 

 

I must admit, in the past, I was ‘that person’. You know the one? Struggling to haul their suitcase off the baggage carousel, a smidge mortified by the bright orange “Very Heavy” tag swinging from the handle. I stared in awe and wonder at those people jetting off with just a small carry-on bag. “They either have a full wardrobe waiting for them at their destination or they’re nudists,” I would think to myself. How could they possibly have everything they need in such a small bag?

I was under the illusion that more garments meant more options. It wasn’t until I went through my ‘Style Liberation’ that I learnt I could have just as much choice in a small carry-on bag as I did in 20-something kilos of ill-thought out, mish-mashed jumble of items. And those choices are far less stressful!

Fast-forward 10 years and now it’s me, rather smugly I might add, walking straight into the airport and onto the plane, with just my wee wheelie bag. Why? Because I know my Style Personality, colour palette and body shape. This means, every thing I own and buy mixes and matches in terms of style, shape and colour – the cornerstone of the perfect capsule wardrobe.

What is a capsule wardrobe? It’s a combination of 12 or so versatile items that mix and match perfectly, giving you endless possibilities at home or away. The capsule wardrobe shown here, 20 items, including shoes and accessories, will provide the wearer with endless outfit options, taking the wearer from day to night, formal to casual.

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Style Liberation will be hosting Capsule Wardrobe Workshops in Brisbane and Canberra on Friday 3 March from 6pm. To book click here, or call Fiona at Style Liberation Canberra (0422 633 659) or Kristi in Brisbane (0420 989 500).

In the meantime download your free copy of 35+ Where to Shop. It’s a free guide, that classifies over 80 retailers by style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code. We’ll find the perfect stores for you. Download it here.

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STYLEBOOK: Get excited about your wardrobe again.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 /

Many of my clients are surprised that once we sort through their wardrobe that the shopping list is significantly smaller than expected. Often it’s because we unearth fantastic (forgotten) pieces that have been hiding in the wardrobe.

We actually only wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time and it is those pieces that are located in prime position in our wardrobes or on the top of the washing pile that end up on endless rotation – even though they may not inspire us. Often it is because we do not actually know what we have in our wardrobe or do not have the time to create new looks with the pieces that we already have.

Imagine then if there was an app where you are not only able to store a picture of every piece that you own but you can also create looks that you can refer to at any time – time to be inspired and excited about your wardrobe again! The app is STYLEBOOK.

What is Stylebook

It’s your virtual wardrobe. Use it to create a pictorial inventory of your wardrobe and create looks for every occasion.

Features

Closet – access your entire wardrobe on your iPad or iPhone at any time. It is a reminder of what you have available so that when you are tempted to buy that black top that funnily enough looks like the other five black tops in your wardrobe you may think again.

Looks – create looks for any occasion. This feature is great for work wear as we often take the time to create the perfect ensemble for an event or an evening out. Let’s face it we often have a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc outfit because early in the morning the last thing we want to do is create a new look.

Packing Lists – perfect for a weekend break, holidays and work trips. The packing list ensures that you have every occasion covered and mix and match pieces so that there is plenty of space in your luggage for a few cheeky purchases.

Calendar – possibly not a requirement for everyone but if you attend a lot of functions and don’t want to be known as the equivalent of the Seinfeld ‘Super Girl’ (you know, the woman who always wore the same black and white dress) it is a handy feature to ensure that you don’t wear the same outfit every time you meet the same people.

Shopping – consider this as a pin board for your wishlist. It is also handy to see if the item you wish for works with the rest of your wardrobe. Even better share your wish list with friends and family. No more unwanted birthday and Christmas gifts.

Size Tracker – record your measurements to compare against size guides on online shopping sites.

Wi-Fi share – share your wardrobe with friends and family – even better share it with your image consultant. Put the challenge out for friends and family or even your stylist to come up with new and interesting looks for you.

How does it work?

Take photos on your iPhone or iPad of each item in your wardrobe, categorise by type of garment and select items to group together to create looks.

Top tips

  • If you have the time to sort your wardrobe and photograph it in one day – well done. Otherwise I recommend sorting and photographing one section at a time (i.e. dresses, trousers, skirts etc) and removing any unsuitable items at the same time. If it’s not worth photographing is it worth keeping?
  • When creating looks it’s easiest to start with a base piece such as a skirt, trousers or dress and then add pieces and don’t forget the accessories.
  • Refer to it when shopping to ensure that you are not buying something that duplicates items that you already have and ensure that it will go with at least 3 other items in your wardrobe.
  • Have fun!

I use this app and recommend it to all my clients. It is a fantastic way to keep track of your wardrobe and really make it work hard for you. Not only that – it’s lots of fun! It’s almost like having your online shopping store.

The Stylebook app is only available for iPhone and iPad (android version is in development), for more details visit www.stylebookapp.com.

Even better news, there’s now a Stylebook app for men.

Blog, Retail Therapy, Wardrobe

How to stop buying stuff you don’t need

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 /

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What kind of shopper are you? Are you the random grab a bargain at lunch time type? Or the style stalker who surfs the net for hours looking for the perfect jacket but accidentally fills their shopping basket with everything but?

I used to think shopping was a sport, I’d set my alarm on a Saturday morning and see how much damage I could do on Oxford Street. I ended up with lots of clothes but nothing to wear. Luckily for my bank balance I now get my fix by shopping for others. Maybe I should change my name to the vicarious shopper?

Often the mistakes we make are due to impulse buying rather than having a plan for what we want our wardrobe to look like. You know the scenario, we have an event to go to on the weekend and we have 1 hour on Friday to buy an outfit. We can’t find anything and end up buying something because it will do rather than because we love it.

Here are my top tips for avoiding mistakes:

  • Review your wardrobe every season and ensure that you have an outfit for every occasion. You never know when an invitation to something special will pop up.
  • Shop when you need to and with a list. There’s no need to shop more than 4 to 6 times a year if you plan ahead for special occasions etc.
  • Only buy pieces you love. If you need to think about it, put it on hold and walk away. If you’re still thinking about it in 24 hours then you probably love it.
  • Remember the rule of 3. Will it go with at least 3 other pieces in your wardrobe?
  • If you buy something requiring alteration take it to the tailor straight away. Be honest, once you get it home it’ll find its way to the back of the wardrobe and you’ll forget about it.

Need help taming your wardrobe or finding the perfect piece? Check out Style Liberation services or get in touch for a chat.

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What Do I Wear With This? The Retro Dress

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 /

Do you have a great piece in your wardrobe but you never wear it because you’re not sure what to wear with it? You love it, the piece fits perfectly and it’s a great colour so why doesn’t it work?

Often the solution is right in front of you. Sometimes it’s as simple as playing in your wardrobe and experimenting with what you already have. At other times you may need to invest in one or two pieces to make it work . If this is the case think strategically as any pieces that you introduce should go with at least three other items. If you are buying something to save one piece (unless you absolutely love it), it’s probably not worth the investment.

A big thank you to Jacqui for volunteering her ‘tricky’ piece  – a retro shift dress from the Salvo’s store in Fyshwick. Jacqui loves the dress for its feminine retro vibe but has found the shape and neckline a little tricky. She would love to wear it to work on ‘casual Friday’, out for dinner or meeting friends.

The piece

Retro shift dress in navy with a red and gold geometric print and tie collar.

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How do I wear it?

Given its boxy and soft silhouette this dress is a fabulous style for all shapes. However, in order to create an even more flattering silhouette HourglassesTriangles, Rectangles may want to add a belt. This dress is trans-seasonal and is perfect for autumn through to spring. Great in the cooler months with a pair of brown boots and rich coloured jackets and cardigans. In spring pair it with brown sandals or wedges and some aqua accents

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Options

For Jacqui the aim was to make the retro dress feel modern and create a fabulous silhouette. We used a belt to cinch in the waist and create an hourglass shape. To make the dress look current we added other brown accessories such as the sandals and bag. Don’t worry about the accessories being a perfect match, they just need to be the same tone of brown. I recommended that she take up the hem by an inch and the same down the sides of the dress. For a very small investment you get the perfect fit.

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L-R: Belt from Supre, Handbag a gift from Nine West, Hoop earrings from Target, Blue Earrings an overseas purchase, Sandals from Fash n Treasure.

If you have a ‘tricky’ item that you would love some help with please email fiona@styleliberation.com.au. I will be featuring one piece per month and happy to work with what you have in your wardrobe or suggest something new. 

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How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 /

Clients often ask me ‘How do I create a capsule wardrobe?’ or ‘What are the key pieces that I should invest in’ – to this I usually answer – ‘Start with some underwear’. But seriously, the answer is – it depends. We are all different style personalities, shapes and sizes requiring outfits for many purposes for varying lifestyles. I’m not going to tell you that you need a little black dress (and that’s not just because I am a champion of colour), a trench or a classic white shirt. I am going to give you the steps to creating Wardrobe Clusters – groupings of items that mix and match to create a wardrobe to see you through all parts of your life.

Step 1: Think Lifestyle

What do you spend most of your time doing? You should invest most of your wardrobe budget on clothing for activities that you spend most of you time on (other than sleeping). Is there a big difference between your work and casual attire? For example, are required to wear suits for work or smart business attire? If so you may find that you will need to create a work wardrobe cluster and a casual wardrobe cluster.

If you find that your work and casual wardrobe is somewhat interchangeable you may only need to create one wardrobe cluster.

The number of wardrobe clusters that you may want to create will depend on the number of varied activities that you are involved in requiring very different attire.

Step 2: Choose two base colours

These should be two neutral colours that not only flatter you but also go together. If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can always use a strong colour as I have in the example below. In general think, black, grey, brown, navy, camel, beige, ivory, white. You probably already have a preference for one or two colours – great this means you already have foundation pieces for the next step.

Step 3: Choose your foundation pieces

Based on the first two steps choose 2 or 3 foundation pieces. Remember, they should be pieces that you love, fit perfectly, reflect your personality and lifestyle and go with everything. For example, my foundation pieces include a pair of jeans in dark navy, a grey jacket and black trousers. I add colour in my complementary garments and accessories. I also have a thing for dresses but that is a whole other post.

Step 4: Add complementary garments

Choose:

  • trans-seasonal pieces – items that are lightweight and can be easily layered;
  • colour – within your colour palette and those that complement your foundation pieces;
  • pieces that are versatile – i.e. they can be dressed up or down; and
  • pieces that you love.

Step 5: Don’t forget the accessories

Accessories are a great way to add a pop of colour to a wardrobe cluster and can be updated every season to keep your wardrobe current. Updating shoes, bags, belts, scarves and costume jewellery can also change the tone of an outfit, i.e. dress a piece up or down.

Example Wardrobe Cluster

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In the example above there are in excess of 75 outfit combinations and that is just with one pair of shoes and a handbag. Different outfits are as simple as adding or removing a jacket or trench and mixing and matching tops and bottoms. Add a dress, a pair of jeans and flat shoes into the mix and you have even more work options and some casual options as well.

Of course you can be a lot more adventurous with your colour combinations. I have kept it quite simple just to illustrate, plus I love navy and red.

As always start in your wardrobe first, you’ll be surprised that you already have the beginnings of many wardrobe clusters and that it may just take the purchase of one or two items to bridge the gap and create a whole host of new outfits.

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What do I wear with this? The Trumpet Skirt

Monday, August 18, 2014 /

Do you have a great piece in your wardrobe but you never wear it because you’re not sure what to wear with it? You love it, the piece fits perfectly and it’s a great colour so why doesn’t it work?

Often the solution is right in front of you. Sometimes it’s as simple as playing in your wardrobe and experimenting with what you already have. At other times you may need to invest in one or two pieces to make it work . If this is the case think strategically as any pieces that you introduce should go with at least three other items. If you are buying something to save one piece (unless you absolutely love it), it’s probably not worth the investment.

A big thank you to Lynda for volunteering her ‘tricky’ piece  – a Callco trumpet skirt she picked up from Material Pleasures 3 years ago. Material Pleasures, based in Fyshwick is a little gem that ‘buys and sells contemporary or recent designer pieces’.  Lynda loves the skirt for it’s flattering shape and fit, but has found the colour a little tricky to play with. She often wears it with a black top but would love some more options in order to make it more versatile.

The piece

Beige with black lace trim Callco trumpet skirt from Material Pleasures.

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How do I wear it?

The skirt is a fabulous shape for Hourglasses, Triangles and Inverted Triangles as it creates great proportions. With the black lace and pinstripes, it is important to keep tops and jackets as simple as possible and play with accessories. Rich colours for winter will work really well, while crisp whites and creams paired with wedges will be great for summer.

 

Options

The aim was to find alternatives to black tops. So we found this chocolate ruffle wrap top (Sussans) added a brown cami, brown fishnets (a fantastic alternative to black ones) and Isabella Anselmi pumps with floral detail. I love this outfit because the top and shoes mirror the detail on the skirt without overpowering it.

 

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Here are the other great pieces that we found in Lynda’s wardrobe.

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Some more options

Although Lynda has lots of colour in her wardrobe, she doesn’t have many tops that quite work with her skirt. So I had a look online and found some other options at Birdsnest. I would have also loved to have found a deep forest green or mulberry velvet blazer. I think that would look amazing with the skirt.

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From Top Left: Noa Valerian Viscose Wrap Top $95.00, Esprit Slinky Jersey Water Frill Neck Tee $30.00, Noa Vibrant Viscose Blouse in Wasabi $84.95,  Fate Dark Crystal Blazer $30.00,  Audrey Blue Helen Cowl Top in Magenta & Teal Green $99.00. All available at Birdsnest.

If you have a ‘tricky’ item that you would love some help with please email fiona@styleliberation.com.au. I will be featuring one piece per month and happy to work with what you have in your wardrobe or suggest something new. 

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What do I wear with this? Floral Shoes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 /

Do you have a great piece in your wardrobe but you never wear it because you’re not sure what to wear with it? You love it, the piece fits perfectly and it’s a great colour so why doesn’t it work?

Often the solution is right in front of you. Sometimes it’s as simple as playing in your wardrobe and experimenting with what you already have. At other times you may need to invest in one or two pieces to make it work . If this is the case think strategically as any pieces that you introduce should go with at least three other items. If you are buying something to save one piece (unless you absolutely love it), it’s probably not worth the investment.

A big thank you to Lisa for volunteering her ‘tricky’ piece – floral heels from one of my favourite online retailers Modcloth. I have noticed that a lot of clients find it tricky to ‘match’ patterned or print pieces and often team them with black. A print or pattern is the perfect way to find new and interesting ways to play with colour. So it was with glee that I took a peek in Lisa’s wardrobe and hopped online to make a few more suggestions on what to wear with her ‘tricky’ piece.

The piece

Fabulous floral t-bar heels from Modcloth with a retro/feminine feel.

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How do I wear it?

These heels are great for Autumn/Winter with their dark base and earthy floral tones. I recommend using these tones as a jumping off point for choosing colours such as mid to dark browns, orange, purple, warm pinks and green. From smart casual to smart these heels work really well with skirts and dresses. You can also wear them with trousers but depending on the length they may lose their impact. I’d steer clear of wearing them with jeans.

Options

Lisa really understands the colours that work for her and had a lot of pieces in the right tones to complement the shoes. My favourite is the orange red dress as it’s a great colour and shape. Lisa looks stunning.

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Here are the other beautiful pieces that we found in Lisa’s wardrobe that work brilliantly with the shoes.

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Lisa has lots of great tops and accessories to go with her shoes but we felt like we should look at a few more skirt and dress options. This is what I found:

Modcloth Soda Fountain Dress in Grape $53 Alannah Hill Dinner Date Skirt $299.00

Modcloth Pine All Mine in Evergreen $180.00 The Darling Sisters Boutique Camel Coat $300.00

L-R: Modcloth Soda Fountain Dress in Grape $53.00, Alannah Hill Dinner Date Skirt $299.00, Modcloth Pine All Mine Dress in Evergreen $180.00, The Darling Sisters’ Boutique Camel Coat $300.00.

 

Would you like to learn more about putting together great colour combinations and the shades that suit you? Join me on Sunday 4th May at the Hub Canberra Centre for my next Group Colour Consultation . To find out more visit www.trybooking.com/DXTQ

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What do I wear with this? The Snake Print Skirt

Monday, March 17, 2014 /

Do you have a great piece in your wardrobe but you never wear it because you’re not sure what to wear with it? You love it, the piece fits perfectly and its a great colour so why doesn’t it work?

Often the solution is right in front of you. Sometimes it’s as simple as playing in your wardrobe and experimenting with what you already have. At other times you may need to invest in one or two pieces to make it work . If this is the case think strategically as any pieces that you introduce should go with at least three other items. If you are buying something to save one piece (unless you absolutely love it), it’s probably not worth the investment.

A big thank you to Joanna for volunteering her ‘tricky’ piece – the snake print skirt. Joanna has lots of great pieces in her wardrobe but we thought we’d also hit the shops to find some pieces that would also be great for transitioning the skirt to Autumn/Winter.

The piece

A fabulous snake print skirt from Witchery in cream and brown.

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Animal and snake print is huge this season so even though Joanna purchased the skirt 2 – 3 years ago it is right on trend.

How do I wear it?

From casual, smart casual to work and evening (just add sparkles). Even though the skirt is printed it’s in a neutral tone which means that it can be mixed and matched with so many colours. For summer I would combine it with lighter and slightly brighter tones but for this autumn/winter I would suggest plums, deep blues and forest green. As it’s a print, I would recommend pairing it with a plain top. The faux fur vest and croc jacquard are the exceptions – texture adds interest.

Options

Joanna has so many great pieces in her wardrobe that we found lots of items to go with her snake print skirt. My favourite look is combining the skirt with a blue vest and cream beads – gorgeous.

Here are the other beautiful pieces that we found in Joanna’s wardrobe that work really well with the vest.

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From L-R: Joanna’s blue singlet and cream beads, Witchery coral t-shirt, Joanna’s brown short sleeve cardigan, Sportsgirl brown boots, Elk wooden beads , Witchery ballet flats.

Joanna and I had a great time discovering more pieces to go with her skirt at Westfield Woden. She may have accidentally picked up an item or two that was not on the list (ooops!).

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L-R: SES Beige Draped Cardigan $12.99, SES Brown Singlet $4.99, Dotti Plum Jumper (with tie back detail) $59.95, Dotti Faux Fur Gillet $59.95.

Cue Croc Jacquard Jacket $359.00 Cue V-Neck Top $69.95 Cue Boat Neck Knit $99.00

L-R: Cue Croc Jacquard Jacket $359.00, Cue V-Neck Top $69.95, Cue Boat Neck Knit $99.00

If you have a ‘tricky’ item that you would love some help with please email fiona@styleliberation.com.au. I will be featuring one piece per month and happy to work with what you have in your wardrobe or suggest something new.

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DIY Wardrobe Review – Part 2

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 /

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In DIY Wardrobe Review – Part 1 we looked at the first 3 steps of undertaking your own review. Here is a reminder of what we covered:

  1. Do your hair and/or make up and wear your best underwear.
  2. Sort your clothes first by type and then by colour.
  3. Remove each item from your wardrobe one at a time and sort them into piles, working out what you would like to keep, mend, archive, donate or discard.

Now it’s time for Part 2. Let’s look at identifying the gaps in your wardrobe, creating a shopping list, and the best way to store your clothing and accessories.

4. Identifying the gaps and creating a shopping list

Do you have pieces that you love but seldom wear because you can’t quite figure out what to wear it with? Do you find that you wear the same top/blouse with your favourite skirt because you don’t have any other pieces to mix and match it with? If so, it’s time to play in your wardrobe. Mix and match clothes and accessories and see how many outfits you can create. Take photos to remind yourself of great combinations or better still create the looks in Stylebook (see Stylebook: Get Excited About Your Wardrobe Again).

If you find that you have items that don’t go with anything or just one other piece, work out what you need and add it to your shopping list. Note down any other items that you think are missing that would expand your existing wardrobe, including underwear, shoes and accessories.

Remember, any new additions should be able to be dressed up and down as well as go with three other pieces that you already own (unless of course you are working completely from scratch). If you undertake this step, you’re essentially creating your own personalised capsule wardrobe (see Creating Wardrobe Clusters).

You may find, especially if you have discarded a lot of items, that your shopping list is quite long. The trick is to prioritise – you don’t need to get everything at once.

5. Storage

Storing your gorgeous pieces properly means that they will not only last longer, but you will be able to see what you have and find your favourites at a moments notice. It is amazing the number of times that a client will say ‘I forgot I had that’ or ‘wow, I didn’t realise that I have 5 of those’.

I’ve engaged the help of the fabulous Virginia Wells from WellSorted to provide her top tips on the best way to store clothing and accessories. Here are her recommendations:

General

  • Use good quality hangers – ideally all the same type. Cedar wood hangers are recommended as they naturally protect against moths, support the fibres and therefore the shape of your clothes.
  • Hang as many items as you can. No cramming though – you need enough space to be able to see each item easily.
  • Fold and shelve clothes that will stretch, like delicates and woollens.
  • Don’t overfill draws and shelves. Fold items neatly and place in a way that allows you to view all items.
  • Group ‘like’ items together Eg: Put all of your pants together.
  • Then colour code the ‘like’ items. All the black pants together, then navy, grey and so on.

This season pieces

  • Store items that you use often in easily accessible places (generally at eye level or in plain sight).
  • Items that are used less often can go on lower shelves/railings.
  • Items that are used on occasion are to go up high.

Out of season and archive pieces

  • Out of season items can go on the higher shelves, or under the bed if you have the space.
  • Use vacuum bags to save space. They’re great for out of season clothing or sentimental/archived pieces.
  • Move your sentimental items to your memorabilia box.

Shoes (my favourite)

  • If you like to keep your shoes in their original box, photograph them and stick the photo onto the front of the box.
  • Replace your shoe boxes with clear ones so you can easily see each shoe.
  • Get shoes racks that sit inside the bottom of your wardrobe, hang within your cupboard or over the back of a door.
  • Store your shoes in rolling draws under your bed.

Other items

  • Store odds and ends in a box and label it so it’s easily found (this could be scarves, belts, bags, swimwear…).
  • Consider specialty hangers for scarves, belts, bags and jewellery to save space and group items.

 

So set aside some time to declutter and rediscover all the amazing pieces that you already have. Most importantly have fun playing in your wardrobe!

 

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Hi, I’m Virginia and I’m a professional organiser. My work is about helping people get organised. I help get your home and office space decluttered, organised and arranged in a way that works for you. Ultimately though, I give you permission to let go of your ‘stuff’ so you can live your life more harmoniously and freely. Is there a place in your home or office you’d like to sort out? Contact me on M: 0422 490 131 E: virginia@getwellsorted.com.au FB: https://www.facebook.com/getwellsorted W: www.getwellsorted.com.au

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What Do I Wear With This? The Sequin Vest

Friday, January 31, 2014 /

Do you have a great piece in your wardrobe but you never wear it because you’re not sure what to wear with it? You love it, the piece fits perfectly and its a great colour so why doesn’t it work?

Often the solution is right in front of you. Sometimes it’s as simple as playing in your wardrobe and experimenting with what you already have. At other times you may need to invest in one or two pieces to make it work . If this is the case think strategically as any pieces that you introduce should go with at least three other items. If you are buying something to save one piece (unless you absolutely love it), it’s probably not worth the investment.

So it is with a big thank you to Amanda for volunteering the first ‘tricky’ piece.

The piece

A gorgeous grey sequin Country Road vest.

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Amanda purchased the vest 4 years ago and was attracted to the sparkles – ‘I was excited by the sparkles but have only worn it twice’.

How do I wear it?

From casual, smart casual to relaxed evening. It’s a great neutral piece with an edge that can be dressed up and down. I would pair it with other neutrals such as white, cream, beige through to black as adding a bold colour would take away from the vest.

Options

Amanda already had so many great pieces in her wardrobe that we found lots of items to go with her gorgeous sequin vest. My favourite look is combining the vest with a white tee and a pair of jeans. So simple, natural and relaxed but giving it an edgy vibe which I love.

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Amanda rocking it out in her Country Road Denim, Witchery Tee, Sportgirl Tan Block Heel Sandal, Samantha Wills Pendant, Country Road Tan Belt.

 

Here is a look at all the other beautiful pieces that we found in Amanda’s wardrobe that would work really well with the vest.

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From L-R: Brown Sandals (Country Road), Denim Skirt (Witchery), Cream Shorts (Country Road), Beige Embellished Cuff (Seed), Black Sandals (Country Road), Beige Singlet (Country Road), Grey Sequin Vest (Country Road), Black Maxi Dress (Marcs), Black Tube Skirt (Country Road).

For a casual look team the vest with a tee or singlet and denim skirt or shorts and some flats. Whilst balmy summer evenings are perfect for dressing up a black maxi dress or skirt and adding a pair of heels.

If you have a ‘tricky’ item that you would love some help with please email fiona@styleliberation.com.au. I will be featuring one piece per month and happy to work with what you have in your wardrobe or suggest something new.