Know your Style Personality and wear only clothing that represents your style

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If you bought these sandals, I bet you’ve had a lot of use. They are comfy, come in a variety of colours and have been in style for two seasons.

Know your style personality and wear only clothing that represents your style.

If you feel great in something – wear it.

Have items that can be one more than one way, or to more than one type of event.

Look after items you love and wear them again and again.

If comfort is important to you, make sure all your clothing is comfortable to wear.

Wear the colours that look good on you. Don’t know your colours?

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Top tips for Sorting out your wardrobe

5 tips for sorting your wardrobe, allow 2-3 hours:

  1. Go through every piece to check for fit, repairs or if you still like the style.
  2. Put your most used items towards the front. Replace shelves or hangers as necessary.
  3. Order your clothing by Item and colour.
  4. Make a list of what you need before you buy anything new.
  5. Get rid of anything that you have not worn in the last 12 months. ie: repair or bin, damaged or stained items, Giveaway quality items to friends, charity shops or sell online.  If it doesn’t fit or you don’t love it you will not wear it.

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Group style sessions

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Group style sessions, special occasion dressing, 5 minute make up tuition and personal shopping are available on request.The sessions are tailored to your needs. For example, recently I assisted at a girls night in, Swap night. Great fun and everyone learnt about their body shape.

All of my style sessions give you enough knowledge to help with your confidence in choosing your own clothing in the future. Plus you’ll discover new ways to wear your existing clothing that will help you to look & feel amazing, saving you time, energy, money & stress.

 

Can you live with just 50 items in your wardrobe for 3 months?

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Here’s my review of my recent 3 month long, fifty-item challenge. I commenced this challenge on September 2nd this year. It has been a real challenge…but I adapted eventually.

It was especially challenging because this year Spring in Perth was just an extension of Winter.

I had to retrieve a couple of items from my winter storage; a warm coat, my leather jacket and a long sleeved dress. When I did retrieve these items, I took 3 items that had not yet been worn back to winter storage.

The second challenge was buying new items. (Sigh)

I really love to buy new clothing. I get bored and I love to have a new dress or top to wear every now and then. Plus, I am always looking at clothing, for my work as a personal stylist. I had to be hard on myself so I went through the 50 items and found one item to donate for even item I bought new.

Over the past three months I purchased only 4 new items: 1 Dress, 2 tops, 1 Short Kimono, I pair of pants.  I am pretty proud of that. I donated 4 more items to charity.

So what did I learn from the challenge? I learnt that it really does not matter if I wear the same thing again. Nobody seems to notice. I have worn my newest top about 8 times and nobody has said anything except compliments like; “I like that top on you”.

  • I have been basically living in 3 pairs of pants, (no-one noticed that either)
  • I have saved money for a shopping holiday ( woo hoo)
  • My wardrobe has more space, so I can see what is in there (easy on the eye)
  • I have saved time in the mornings ( we all need more time)
  • Everything matches, so I don’t have to worry if my top has a mark on it, I just pick another top and know that it works ( this actually happened)

Its now 1st December and I am going away on a mini break. After my holiday, its time to change over the 50 items again. This time it will be all summer clothing. So, I can finally put away my jackets and jumpers. I am going to do a cull before I leave so I am sure of what to buy ( no impulse buying for me). I will re-sort the wardrobe for the next 3 months on my return.

But first I have my min-break holiday. I am going to one of my favourite shopping cities. It will be easy topping any missing summer clothing while I am away.

Can you guess where I am going?

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3 Quick Tips for sorting out your wardrobe

When you are having trouble deciding if you should keep items in your wardrobe, remember these three tips:

Is it Faded?

Is Thrift-shop ready?

Would you buy it again?

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Imagine you are out shopping you pick up an item that’s faded, pilled or damaged. Would you still buy it?

Look at the fabric of your own item – is it faded, pilled or damaged, or perhaps it has a stain.

Would you buy your item today if you saw it in a charity or thrift shop?

If you were out in retail stores and you saw this item on sale brand new today, would you buy it again?

If your answer is yes then it is likely the item is still relevant for your style and it can stay in your wardrobe.

When your answer is no, then the decision is easy – you need get rid of it and make room for clothing you will feel fabulous in.

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Fifty Items Style Challenge update

11008543_1096349187046044_2363040221219707241_nOne difficulty of the Fifty items challenge is getting rid of clothing that I really liked:

Given to me by a loved one or

Originally I paid a high price for

I have removed these from my wardrobe and put them away in storage upstairs.

When I review the results in 3 months time I will have a chance to bring them in to the wardrobe or remove them for good.

One benefit I have already noticed is that I can see all of my clothes easily. This helps me to choose what to wear each day.

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Fifty Items Spring Style Challenge

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Fifty Items Style Challenge – Spring 2016

I began my spring wardrobe sort as per normal, I dumped all the clothing onto my bed and sorted through with an aim to put most of the winter clothing away and bring all my spring summer clothing front and centre so I can get to it easily. Saving me time in the mornings!

But, I was inspired by a recent post on facebook from earlier this month and a growing feeling that I have too much stuff and not enough time.

So I have challenged myself to dress from my wardrobe for 3 months, with just fifty items. 50.

I like variety and my style personality is creative. It is not going to be easy.

I decided I cannot include shoes, accessories or scarves in the 50.

To be realistic, I have not included exercise wear, sleepwear or underwear.

My preparation has been like this:

Sort out wardrobe ( 2 hours)

All clothing items were put into 4 categories;

Keep – winter clothing & sentimental pieces. Put into storage and do not touch. 

Sell – I’m taking mine to the local carpark market each piece is $5 and what doesn’t sell goes to charity on the way home. tip: If you have really valuable items, sell on gumtree, eBay or one of the many consignment second hand stores or websites

Donate – Charity op shops or friends

Trash –If the items are damaged beyond repair or I would not pay money for them if myself in an op shop.

Only put back 50 items. Make sure they coordinate with one another an reflect my personal style. They must fit my body shape as it is right now.

My Fifty Items are:

5 pairs of pants

4 pairs jeans

4 skirts

2 jumpers

2 cardigans

8 tops

4 vests

4 pairs shorts

10 dresses

5 jackets 

6 kimonos

Special exemptions :

2 uniform polos – one for basketball one for work.

5 basic cotton tops for around home or underneath clothing.

I have reduced my shoes and accessories etc by about 50%. 

Buying something new means one thing must immediately go out to charity / trash / sale.

 Wish me luck.

If anyone would like to join me in the fifty item challenge, use the hashtag #fiftyitems or #vivaps

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This will save you time everyday!

 

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Refresh and reevaluate the clothing in your wardrobe regularly, and keep it tidy. This will save you time everyday!

My top 5 tips for cleansing that closet:

  1. Go through every piece to check for fit, repairs or if you still like the style.
  2. Put your most used items towards the front. Replace shelves or hangers as necessary.
  3. Order your clothing by Item and colour.
  4. Make a list of what you need before you buy anything new.
  5. Get rid of anything that you have not worn in the last 12 months. ie: repair or bin, damaged or stained items. Move sentimental items to another place.
  6. Giveaway quality items to friends, charity shops or sell online.  If it doesn’t fit or you don’t love it you will not wear it.

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5 tips for sorting your wardrobe allow 2-3 hours

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  1. Go through every piece to check for fit, repairs or if you still like the style.
  2. Put your most used items towards the front. Replace shelves or hangers as necessary.
  3. Order your clothing by Item and colour.
  4. Make a list of what you need before you buy anything new.
  5. Get rid of anything that you have not worn in the last 12 months. ie: repair or bin, damaged or stained items, Giveaway quality items to friends, charity shops or sell online.  If it doesn’t fit or you don’t love it you will not wear it.

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