Being devastatingly stylish is a full time job.
Change in the world is now inevitable and we need to have the correct wardrobe prepared. Yet, dear friends, how does one prepare for change! I spend ages writing and re- writing these style resolutions. I edited them, then binned everything and started again – and again.
My final verdict was start small and Keep it simple!
Tidy up thy wardrobe every week.
How can we expect to be stylish if opening the wardrobe reveals a war zone? Fold thy cashmere sweaters, roll the socks and iron the shirts. Don’t forget the underwear drawer. About 25 minutes once a week should be enough for mine. The size of our wardrobe needs to reflect real needs and lifestyle. I have more time than my sister (who does not have to work, but has 3 demanding children). Needless to say, I have much less time (thus a much smaller wardrobe) than a full time socialite who employs a personal stylist.
Shop with a carefully constructed plan
Make a list to reflect thy real needs, not thy instagram needs. Check the diary, what do you see in your future! Do you see weddings, court proceedings, cocktail parties or weekends away on the horizon? A month’s holiday in St Lucia, or dozens of work meetings,discussing how to best deal with Brexit ? Complete outfits are required for those events, and thy shall not buy clothes for imaginary scenarios. Buy less and only the very best, I ditched fast fashion and the items ‘everyone wears’. My wardrobe is unique to me.
Invest in every day Quality/luxury
I said it before and will say it again. Spend more on the clothes we wear every day. A quality every day coat, good shoes, excellent underwear! And socks of course! Investing in good basics takes time and is less fun than those ‘statement pieces.’ It is however the foundation of Personal style. Being stylish is a full time job with no time off. Buy quality made by skilled people, no room for sweatshops!
Re think statement pieces
We all need one or two really great items, to ‘elevate’ the quality basics. A vintage Kelly bag? A hand embroidered shawl or a pink coat? An amazing Gucci belt, some boodles chandelier earrings? What are those things you absolutely love and can be your 2017 statement pieces?
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