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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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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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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Wardrobe

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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