Wardrobe

Close encounters of the wallet kind

I nearly caved in and bought a new wallet today. My yellow leather wallet gave up being functional. Its zip broke completely after I tried to mend it with a pair of pliers and it would likely cost more to repair it than to buy a new one. My only alternative in the wardrobe was […]

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Wardrobe

State of mind: What do your clothes say about you?

I’ve tended to assume that there are two broad categories into which people fit: those who view clothes as an expression of their personalities (and consequently spend a bit of time and money on them) and those who see clothes as having utilitarian purposes only. Whether we are aware of it or not, what we choose […]

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Outfits, Wardrobe

Creating a lookbook

As you know, I regularly use Stylebook to help organise my outfits and track wardrobe usage. I also like to use it to create a lookbook of ideas from outfit combinations I admire. I am building a small collection of looks I like and trying to replicate them from my wardrobe. Inspiration may come from outfits […]

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Quote

The more things you own, the more they own you.

Anonymous

Wardrobe

It’s a scarf thing

We had a cold snap today in Melbourne, which made me thankful for setting up my ‘shoulder season’ capsule in my wardrobe. It also made me think about wearing scarves again. I usually don’t wear scarves in summer, which is a shame because they can really change up an outfit and add some colour and […]

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Summer outfits

Create variety from limited choices

As a graphic designer, I constantly create designs within a set of limited branding guidelines. Creating variety from a minimal selection of colour, style and font options often hones my skills to experiment with variations on a theme. This is no different to creating variety from a limited wardrobe. With a previous habit for just buying […]

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Summer outfits

When temptation hits

I received an e-newsletter the other day from one of my favourite clothing brands. They announced the launch of their new website and new-look season’s clothing. Was it lovely and tempting? Yes! But I didn’t yield. Previous to this challenge, I would have created an immediate mental checklist of all the items I ‘must have’, […]

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Wardrobe

Reflections so far

I’ve now reached the beginning of week six of my ‘buy no clothes’ challenge. Although I haven’t documented my first month in January, I can reflect back on the challenges I initially faced over the past six weeks and start to unravel my previous habits. The first two weeks of any new ‘habit’ is the […]

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Summer outfits

Lazy Sundays

I always look forward to Sundays, particularly Sunday mornings when I can catch up with friends for a leisurely breakfast and a good natter, then still have most of the day ahead of me. By the time I get to Sunday, most of the major chores that take up my Saturdays are done and I can finally relax […]

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