So gang, how are we feeling about spending more time at home?
Considering we’ve all had to go ‘back to basics‘ with our lifestyle, it felt only right that I did exactly that with my fashion blog.
The Perfect Time For A Wardrobe Makeover Sydney?
I’m big on opportunity so I’d like to lend a hand (a sanitized one that is) to help you use this time positively to re-connect with your wardrobes Sydney!! Or where ever you are in the world at the mo!
What’s the hashtag… #wereallinthistogether !?!
FASHION TIPS : YOU CAN OWN STUNNING CLOTHES, BUT IF YOU DON’T STORE THEM CORRECTLY, YOU SIMPLY WON’T ENJOY THEM
What Drives Me As A Wardrobe Stylist
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a teacher, a stay at home mum or a combo of the two (like most of us are right now #wfh), everyone wants stress free mornings, regardless of if you’re leaving the house or not, don’t they?
” AS A WARDROBE STYLIST, ONE OF MY DRIVING PRINCIPLES IS TO GET YOU OUT THE DOOR QUICKER, EVERY MORNING !! “
And Here’s How…
Wardrobe Makeover Service Check List
I thought it’s easier to listen rather than read how best to conduct a wardrobe makeover service, so I created a couple of style videos for you as a check list, so when you have the head space, click play on part 1* and let’s start!
*please excuse the multi-tasking-mum-cum-maths-teacher interruptions
*Display* Your Belongings
There’s a reason fashion boutiques ‘display’ their clothes styles, because you can simply slip on anything and own it! Your wardrobe needs to be the same.
FASHION TIPS : IF YOU CAN’T SEE IT, YOU WON’T WEAR IT!
Think about your belongings selling themselves to you, longing to be worn.
Read more on my Wardrobe Planner page that includes some real life client case studies
I advise all my personal styling clients that, apart from your active-wear, jeans and knitwear, organize ALL your clothes in the hanging part of your wardrobe by product type, for example sleeveless tops together, pencil skirts together.
This way you can quickly identify where you have duplicates – or holes in your wardrobe – and these holes make getting dressed even more challenging!
If you don’t have the essential building blocks of your closet, outfitting WILL be challenging
How To Organise your Clothes
- Hang in order of weight starting with lightest weight at one end, through to heaviest, as we have to dress based on the temperature/conditions of our day ahead
- Ideally tops hanging on the top rail
- Bottoms on the bottom rail
Some people organise their clothes by colour but that’s an instant thing we can see, therefore be practical first – dress for the weather – then emotional – choose the colour you fancy
FASHION TIPS : hang suit jackets separate to the skirt or pant in your ‘jacket section’ so you consider wearing it with a different bottom of body, or even over a dress?
Your Virtual Personal Shopper
You don’t want your wardrobe to cost more than the contents, do you?
So as your virtual personal shopper, here’s LOADS of affordable space-saving storage and innovative ways to organise your belongings … and none of these items are currently rationed!
I outlined the best hangers in the first of my style videos, but a few of these particular hanger styles shown here are handy as they can hang strapy tops, blouses as well as clip skirts AND pants!
You need this versatility for closets that evolve season after season!
Or visit Kmart to browse their collection
DIY PINTEREST IDEAS
If you’re a bit crafty and have some time during the lock down, why not consider some homemade storage solutions?
These work particularly well for fashion accessories.
Click to be inspired by hundreds of DIY ideas on my Pinterest board
Remember, if you don’t have the appropriate space to house all your belongings, create the appropriate space
Space Saving Style Advice
Most clients that don’t wear accessories are those who have them shoved in a draw and can’t see them. Sound familiar?
FASHION TIPS : IF YOU’RE SHORT ON SPACE, TRY ROTATING YOUR ACCESSORY FOCUS IE. DISPLAY SCARVES NOW WHILST IT’S GETTING COLDER SO THEY KEEP YOU WARM, THEN SWAP FOR NECKLACES IN THE SUMMER?
Not Just For The Bedroom
As a personal stylist, my advice isn’t limited to just the bedroom! Here’s details of the flexible bedroom draw dividers I found to be helpful across all areas, including tidying kids bedrooms or the cleaning cupboard – and because I’m home A LOT atm, I’m feeling the need to tidy A LOT!
Ikea Bespoke Wardrobe Systems
Here’s the wardrobe systems I suggest to all my personal styling clients, even the celebrities!
1. Elvarli Wardrobe System
This is the system I have on the video I introduced you to. It’s brilliant. Click here to view the different set-ups or design your own!
2. Pax Wardrobe System
This is a slightly more conventional wardrobe style but can also be designed to fit your needs. Click to see more
3. Komplement Glass Front Or Metal Draws
Choosing glass fronts on draws or glass shelves allows you to see what you have at a glance, or wire can work well too!
Click here for the Komplement system
4. Jewellery Displays
This is one of my favorite items that separates jewellery and watches whilst displaying them beautifully!
I visit lots of clients that don’t wear necklaces they love purely because they’ve got tangled!
Another idea is a free standing jewellery display like this one from Temple & Webster.
These work well if you don’t own so many pieces, prefer delicate styles or want to rotate your jewellery for a focused look.
Howards Storage is another shop to try that’s delivering throughout is lock-down period
Fashion Tips : You can buy all these online during lock-down for delivery or free contactless click & collect
A Few Do’s & Dont’s
- Don’t hang heavy knits, they mis-shape quickly. Fold or roll them
- Don’t over fold your clothes, you’ll make ironing for yourself
- Don’t overfill your wardrobe
Have questions? Click here to book in a online catch-up to solve any problems you might have that prevents you from creating your easy-to-use ENJOYABLE wardrobe x