Outfits, Wardrobe

Seasonal harmonies

As we move into the next season, I started thinking about my outgoing summer wardrobe and what we will expect to see in the coming months. Each season, the fashion industry influences what colour and style harmonies we should expect to buy, often presenting us with the essential key piece, a ‘must-have’, for the season. Advertisements

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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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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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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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Wardrobe

Should it stay or should it go now?

Inevitably, whenever you decide to do one of these decluttering exercises, you have to sort through the mess now dumped on the floor or bed. During this sorting process, I came across certain belongings that clung onto me for dear life and made me feel strangely like a bad owner for even considering putting them in a garbage bag (How dare […]

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Wardrobe reloaded

One of the most notable aspects of putting clothes back in your wardrobe that give you joy is that it ignites an enthusiasm to experiment with creating new outfits, particularly from those pre-loved but forgotten pieces. It also dramatically changed the way I perceived this small room. No longer was it overcrowded and dull, but rather […]

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Wardrobe

A clean slate

If you’re anything like me, purchasing stuff, whether it’s clothing, cosmetics, kitchenware, hobby start-up gear etc. has become a habit. A habit that brings a thrill when you plan a purchase and fulfil that purchase quickly. The thrill fades only to be replaced with the desire to do it again … and again … and […]

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