Capsule Wardrobe

Almost every client I have worked with asks me to put together a versatile, flattering capsule wardrobe. Every person’s capsule is different depending on their lifestyle, taste level and budget.

When I relocated to Sydney from Dubai, I have a very limited luggage allowance which meant I had to pack thoughtfully as what I carried with me needed to satisfy 2 months worth of varied activities & climates.

So this was my capsule. 9 carefully chosen pieces that mixed and match together to create 24 different outfits. I kept my palette tight but threw in a couple of more interesting accessories to avoid boredom. Easy!

What does your capsule wardrobe look like?

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#Insta-Mums @Emirates Women

Chuffed to have my instagram account featured in Emirates Woman luxury mini-mag this October. There was only 3 of us included and it’s fantastic to get recognition for my style, especially when that also includes my other obsession – my¬†daughter.

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Get the Interview Look

So now you’ve seen the interview outfit inspiration, the next question I get asked is ‘where can I get these clothes from?’

My first answer is always to shop in your own wardrobe as nowadays, you don’t have to rush out to buy a black suit as an interview uniform, as there are numerous other options to wear and often you may already have some suitable hiding in your wardrobe, such as item jackets or culottes? If not, I encourage you to borrow something from a similar sized friend!

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What To Wear To An Interview

I’m proud to announce that I have been partnering with Mums@Work recruitment agency, one of the first in the UAE to encourage desperately needed flexible & part-time work for skilled mum’s who want to return to the workforce.

The first question candidates often ask is “what should I wear to the interview?” and the answer depends on what industry sector you are interviewing for, as it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Here’s some outfit inspiration I put together with vital do’s & don’ts to help you make the right first impression:

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People rent cars – why not jeans?

More and more fashion companies are setting up a new type of business model for consumers who want to ‘rent’ fashion, rather than commit to a purchase.

This allows the person to have a constantly revolving wardrobe which keeps them looking up-to-date, but avoids the problem of what to do with garments once you have got bored of them. Particularly great if you regularly need statement items for special occasions, if your size fluctuates, or if you want to experiment with your style.

Rent the Runway is a USA based company who have been selling this new concept of recycling fashion, as are denim brand Mud who actually do recycle returned jeans.

https://www.renttherunway.com/rtr_home

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2853573/People-rent-cars-not-jeans-Introducing-designer-fashion-brand-allows-lease-perfect-denim-trade-bored.html

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Brunettes v Blondes

My business is based on helping people understand why certain colours look better on them than others. It depends on your natural colourings – and one of those is the colour of your hair.

These 2 articles are re-pinned from WHO WHAT WEAR and shows what type of colours look better on 1. brunettes and 2. blondes. Although it’s quite generic as it doesn’t take in to account eye/skin tone, it’s an effective quick-guide.

http://www.whowhatwear.com/brunette-hair-color/

http://www.whowhatwear.com/colors-for-blondes?ps=home

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Top Tip : Crop it!

The dress has been taken over by the top & skirt combo, it looks more edgy right now, particularly if the top is slightly cropped. No need to go out and buy a shorter top, just knot one you have already! This way, you can make it as long or as short as you like, depending on how adventurous you feel.

Tip : It works better if the garment is stretchy.

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Eva Longoria

This is a great example of when a woman wears the wrong shape and colour for her particular features (click on image to enlarge). Eva Longoria is a beautiful, slender woman.

However, the outfit on the left:-
– swamps her petite figure
– makes her athletic figure look more rectangular
– does not flatter her winter colourings

Yet the outfit on the right :-
– has less fabric and doesn’t over take her-even if it was a maxi
– defines her waist and makes her appear curvier
– is a more vibrant shade to suit her skin tone

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