Here in the UK, we’re great at dressing in our tweeds and wax jackets for the winter months, but not so well versed in summer wear. When the sun actually does come out to play, it always seems to take us by surprise and invariably our wardrobes are not prepared for it.
So what do we need to do to get the nonchalance of our European cousins in Italy and France, and get ready to bask in the sun?
Whilst doing a personal styling session with a client last week, he asked me "What are the correct strategies for shopping?" A great question and one which I thought would make a good blog post that others would be interested in too.
I thought about what I do when I take a client on a personal shopping trip and how you can do this for yourself.
I select a range of clothing and accessories that work well together to form a capsule wardrobe. You can see the 16 outfits that I made up using them below. You may already have some of these items in your wardrobe, and I hope this will provide ideas on how to wear and style them differently.
I've put together a capsule "dating wardrobe" as it's important to look good for your date, and it helps give you the confidence you need too. So, over the next 2 weeks in the run up to Valentine's Day, I'll be posting the outfits I made up from the pieces below. There's 20 outfits in all, ranging from Casual to Smart.
January is a great time for reassessing and reorganising and that includes your wardrobe. It can be daunting to do, but super satisfying once you are able to step back and survey your neat and organised wardrobe.