Are you excited about your wardrobe or do you struggle with what to wear every morning and can special occasions send you in a spin as you don't know what to wear? In today's economy with financial pressures all around you why would you not want to be well-equipped with all the information, tools and tips on what enhances your best features so you shop (and purchase) with confidence knowing you are building a wardrobe that you can mix and match, a wardrobe you get excited about and a wardrobe that helps you get ready in the morning.
Here are the steps to get there! 1. Organise your Wardrobe
This process is known to bring back memories and can be quite emotional. So do this when you are feeling great and inspired! A great idea is to take a photo at this moment and one at the end so you can see the difference. It may be an idea to have a friend or family member on hand to help you during this process to make tough decisions, to get a second opinion, to relive the moments and perhaps to hand you a tissue if you are finally saying goodbye to certain items.
Make sure that you have plenty of time to do this job as you may want to try a few items on. Have a glass of water at hand as this is quite an intense and dusty process.
It is a great idea to wear your best supporting lingerie, do your hair and make up for when you try things on.
Be prepared to take everything out of your wardrobe so perhaps clear your bed so you can put a few things on. If you have a mobile clothing rack even better.
It would be advisable to sort things out per type of garments i.e assess all your pants first then all your skirts and dresses. Then move on to Shirts/Blouses and Tops followed by Jackets, Jumpers and Vests. Next are Jewellery, scarfs, belts, hosiery, shoes and handbags.
Start three piles:
1. KEEPERS Pile of Items to Keep, sort these by Garment Category (pants, skirts, shirts etc) on your bed or clothing rack. • Those that require no alterations to fit or proportion. • Those that are in harmony with your personality. • Those that are comfortable to wear and fit well. • Those that flatter your figure and make you feel good. • Those that are in good condition and repair.
2. MAYBES Pile Items that Need Attention (make sure you putting your $ in the right direction, no need to spend money on a piece of clothing that will then remain in the wardrobe and not get worn!)
3. GIVEAWAYS & THROW AWAYS Items That Need to be Given Away or Discarded (please sort these in separate piles) It would be great to have a few large heavy duty plastic bags ready for things you would like to discard.
2. Set a Time to Go Purpose Shopping
Now you have a real picture of your wardrobe set some time aside to find the Gaps in your wardrobe.
ABOUT STYLE ANGEL Over the last 11 years, Personal Stylist Angela Barbagallo has assisted over 1000 women and men from Sydney and the rest of Australia and even International clients regain their style and improve their overall look.
In our experience we find that people only wear about 20% of their wardrobe almost 80% of the time and if you do the sums this works out to be around $6000 sitting in your wardrobe with the tags still on it, the wrong colour or fit working on your conscience.
Angela’s clients know that with the help of a professional Style and Colour Expert they are investing wisely in themselves and will have a wardrobe filled with items and colours that they love wearing with confidence. You will be filled with tips and tools to make great choices in the future so you have a wardrobe that works for you!
A personal styling experience is incredibly personal and even though there are certain style and colour basics that apply to each body type and skin tone, everyone is different and many client’s have placed their trust in Angela to help create their unique style. Different body issues commonly come up for clients and it is wonderful to help them choose outfits and colours that enhance their assets.
Angela grew up in a Fashion Family and has been groomed for a Personal Styling role throughout her life. You will be able to read from her clients’ testimonials that she has a very kind yet no-nonsense nature and is solely driven by you feeling fantastic, confident and excited about your wardrobe and the way you look! Nothing gives Angela more satisfaction than clients saying …”I never thought I would be able to wear that outfit” or “How exciting to have more colour in my wardrobe”.
Blog posted by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist and Independent Arbonne Consultant Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd 1 Bracken Close Engadine NSW 2233 Australia Ph 02 9520 9940 Fax 02 9520 9018 Mob 0407 032 531 firstname.lastname@example.org www.styleangel.com
Just a lovely brand with unusual designs and colours! I own two dresses and cardigan and I always get lots of compliments. Check out February Girlfriend Magazine Clearasil Advertorial, all female winners dressed by this label!
Style Angel tip of the day for the Girls. A great look starts with the best basics! Find a perfect fitting bra and get a professional to help you. Hoist the straps up after each wash or even wear and buy a new pair every 6 months!
Most of my clients find shopping stressful! My secret is to know what you are looking for, have a plan where you want to go, look around the store and check out your best colours, pick up each item, feel the fabric, look at the lines and design and shape BEFORE you try it on! It will save you thousands $$$ in disasters!
Spring Summer 2010 sees global fashion brand, Uttam London, combine modern prints with intricate handcrafted detailing to create a distinctive style, free-spirited, confident and individual. Showcasing three Key themes as focus throughout the entire collection; Vintage Romanticism, Nature and Retro Brights.
The in-house designed prints of bold abstract flowers and delicate butterflies work with proportion and scale to create an eclectic style, all united with the Uttam London signature attention to detail.
The 1920’s & 1930’s provide the foundation of creativity for the first trend; combined with contemporary fabrics, finishes and styling these decadent designs offer glamour and decadence through full length column gowns and vintage style detailing. Re-interpreted and re-worked scale and proportion create a truly modern take on this stylish era for a new generation.
Nature is a constant source of inspiration and this Spring Summer channels a plethora of flora, fauna and wildlife to stunning effects. Foliage and ornate birds adorn cotton tea dresses whilst hand crafted embellishment provide added interest and evoke a crafted from nature appeal.
Concluding the stories is the ‘Abstract Retro’ collection which combines 1960’s inspired silhouettes with bold, bright and abstract graphic prints. Volume plays an integral role, A-line designs are updated with the addition of pleats and panels whilst buckles and daring embroidery make for a modern statement look.
Uttam London Head of Design Justine Lee comments, “From vintage styles to exciting new graphic prints, Spring/Summer is about experimenting and creating a definite look. Delicate to bold; prints and colour are key, be brave with both to discover a new individuality.”
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EDITOR’S NOTES; Founded in the late 1990’s by fashion entrepreneur Uttam Nepal, Uttam London has grown from it’s modest beginnings of selling handmade knitwear from Nepal and the Far East in London’s Camden Market to become a leading global brand. With an established in-house design team drawing inspiration from London street style combined with emerging trends, Uttam London offers a liberated collection that appeals to a style conscious consumer with an eye for intricacy, creativity and quality. The brand is available to buy from key independent boutiques nationwide and major department stores around the globe.