Posts Tagged ‘Wardrobe’

Do you look at your wardrobe and despair?

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Do you look at your wardrobe and despair?

Do you struggle with creating outfits?

Do you buy the same things all the time and wonder why it still feels like you’ve nothing to wear?

If you’ve answered yes to these, then sign up for my style workshop ‘the top 5 reasons your wardrobe isn’t working’! on Friday 23rd June from 10am til 12 at my home studio in Tring. Simply email me on for further details and to secure your place.

Only 5 places available so don’t delay!

How would it feel to open your wardrobe every morning and smile?!

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

How would it feel to open your wardrobe every morning and smile?! OK, not all of us are Carrie Bradshaw, but wouldn’t it be great to be in love with your wardrobe?!

This can be a reality. Start with only having (and wearing!) clothes that you actually love. In the words of Marie Kondo of Japanese tidying fame, hold each garment and ask yourself, ‘does it spark joy?’ This might sound a little extreme but it’s a useful goal to work towards. I hear so many women say ‘I don’t like it but I wear it any way’! Why would you do that?! To me, that is the definition of insanity!!

Think then of what you actually need. Think outfits rather than individual items. Ask yourself if your wardrobe reflects your lifestyle and if not, why not? What are the things you keep buying that are adding clutter rather than value to your wardrobe? Less is more as they say (more about the capsule wardrobe next week) and it’s better to invest in a few quality pieces than buying lots of cheaper clothes that you won’t feel or look that great in. 

One of the biggest problems I come across with client’s wardrobes

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

One of the biggest problems I come across with client’s wardrobes is simply in the organisation of them! Usually people have too many clothes, mostly ones they don’t even wear, so they don’t even know what they’ve got and it all becomes a bit overwhelming!

A simple but very effective way of organising your drawer space is using the Marie Kondo method of folding (KonMarie folding!). I had a go with one of my drawers and since then I have been using this method when working with clients wardrobes. You can actually see at a glance what you have rather than stacking things on top of each other and the bottom items never see the light of day! It’s also remarkably effective in reducing creasing!

If you’re having a Spring clean this holiday, have a go at transforming one of your drawers. Just start with one. I want to see your efforts please! 🙂

Easter is a good time to have a wardrobe sort out!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Spring is here and the sun is shining which helps, if like me, you’re off with the kids on Easter holidays! This is a good time to have a wardrobe sort out! Does your wardrobe look like the first picture?! Or the second? Would you like it to be like the second?

As a guide, you should throw out :

  • anything you haven’t worn in over 2 years
  • anything that is too big or too small
  • garments in the wrong colour or style
  • anything worn or stained
  • anything dated (unless it’s vintage!)

Put away the thick woolly jumpers and coats and bring out your lighter jackets and summer dresses! Some Spring time inspiration this week!


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