Autumn outfits

Farewell summer, one true love

I always get really excited about summer. Warmer weather on my (fake tanned) skin, sunlight reflecting off my sunglasses, no need to carry around cardigans or heavy coats in case a chilly antarctic wind decides to sweep through the city blocks. Longer daylight hours make me feel happier and help me get up every morning with a […]

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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.

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Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.

Lauren Hutton

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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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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