Wardrobe

Out with the old, in with the new

My recent posts this year focused on replacing old, tired clothing that have had their day. Maintaining a well organised and  functional wardrobe needs seasonal clean-outs and although my wardrobe had a massive clean-out last year without adding extras, a yearly declutter will help to remove any of the following: Worn-out, damaged or stained clothing […]

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Autumn outfits, Wardrobe

How I re-invent my wardrobe

If it weren’t for the Stylebook app and Google/Pinterest, I would revert to wearing the same old clothing combinations every week on rotation. This is due to human nature and the necessity to make quick clothing decisions in the morning before work. Basically, I get little lazy with how I curate my wardrobe ensembles. I think this is part of […]

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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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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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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

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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Summer outfits

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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