Outfits, Summer outfits, Wardrobe

My first purchase

After more than 12 months without buying clothes, I finally made my first purchase today. I went shopping this afternoon with an agenda. To buy some replacement t-shirts: a grey marle, white or stripe tee. The three questions I ask before I buy anything these days are: Do I need it? Does it go with at […]

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Summer outfits

Dancing patterns, movement and joy

Although I wear a lot of classic, one-colour outfits, I can’t help but be drawn to patterns with movement and a sense of dance to their fabric. There’s one particular dress I own that reminds me of being on a summer beach holiday on the Gold Coast. Its blue, white and soft pink patterns reminisce the […]

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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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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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Hey, fancy pants

Patterned print pants are one of those items in my wardrobe that I love in theory, but always seem to shy away from when it comes to deciding to wear them for the day. I think I have to be in the right frame of mind and I’m often wary that I look like I’m […]

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Summer outfits

The little blue skirt

The pale blue fine woollen tube skirt is an unlikely hero piece in my wardrobe. I pair it with a variety of different tops to suit work, casual daywear, from summer through winter. Pictured below are some ideas. Good pairings include pinks, whites, camels, darker tints of blue, purples and greys. I love that it isn’t restricted to […]

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