When you’re heading off on your winter get-away, the fabrics you choose and how you pack your bags is important! Let me share with you my packing list for cold weather that you can print off and customise yourself and some advice on picking the best fabrics to take with you!
I’ll be the first to admit when Marie Kondo released her book; The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up came out, I read it and loved it, thinking she had very useful tips of simplifying the clutter in my home using her KonMari Method.
We’ve all been there at least once and if you don’t know how to stop buying clothes you never wear then let me help! I’m a Personal Stylist and I work with clients on a weekly basis to get on top of their shopping habits.
An organised wardrobe helps clients to see exactly what they own so that getting dressed is simple and adding duplicates of an item is avoided. When I start organising a mens wardrobe, I love to start by making sure all of the hangers are the same. It makes such a difference to the overall look and ensures that clothing is hanging at the same level throughout.
A big reason why we feel overwhelmed with our wardrobes is because they’re not organised well.
Why do you need shoe trees and what are they for? Which type of shoe tree do you need and why? There’s a lovely cobbler in the Strand Arcade who is constantly looking at my new clients’ old shoes like he’s found a stray puppy. Paul from Coombs knows shoe care like no one else I know and he knows when someone isn’t looking after their shoes.
Because we wear our shoes for long periods of time, experience different heat levels, sweat into them, get dirt on them, we get them wet – then if we have a shoe closet or closed in area for our shoes, we pop them away.
Can you believe it’s nearly 2018? It dawned on me today when I was working on a photo shoot in a beautiful California bungalow style home, shooting luxurious towels in the warm sun what a different year this has been for me.
The new year will be approaching soon, reminding us of all the things we planned to do but didn’t get around to because we got stuck on Pinterest, looking up recipes for diet food that doesn’t taste like diet food (sorry, we found no pins that matched your search). So, to start the new year feeling like an Effortless Bitch, you need to learn how to clean out your closet like a Fashion Stylist.
If you’ve been keeping up with my latest posts, you’d have read my Home Organisation Rampage article about being so motivated to organise that I’ve gotten angry when my Dymo labeller runs out of labels. I’m not ashamed to be that person.
My passion for a well-designed wardrobe stems from wanting to make my wardrobe a place I like to be. For me, there’s nothing as calming of a morning than opening a closet that is organised, easy to use, where I can see what I own.
Part of my job as a Stylist is to help clients maintain an interchangeable and organised wardrobe. Organising for me is contagious, I love containers and my Dymo labeller. The other day when my labeller ran out of labels, I felt like throwing my Ikea step ladder, that I was standing on, through the window.
This time of year, many of my clients are jetting off overseas for a few months at a time and leaving many of their gorgeous clothes in storage. The scary part about storing your clothing for a long period of time is that you could come home to find your clothes are mouldy, rust, moth or cockroach eaten and even discoloured. A horrible thought, I know.
I clean out at least one new wardrobe a week and after years of doing this, I’ve noticed that the reason clients hold onto things longer than necessary is for reasons other than not having time, or not knowing what to keep.
Often in the new year, once we start getting back into the groove of things, our wardrobes and our homes organisation can end up taking the back seat. When part of your daily routine is finding something to wear, you want your wardrobe to be easy to use, aesthetically pleasing and maintainable. You don’t want to have to sort through a plethora of items just to find a good pair of jeans to wear.
If you’ve been spending your time on Pinterest looking at wardrobe design and gorgeous walk-in closets, but you’re not so handy with a hammer – I have some very exciting news.
When cleaning out a client’s wardrobe, one thing I hear a lot is a worried ‘How much money did I spend on clothes I’m not wearing?’ when they look to the pile of clothes we’re removing. With the new year fast approaching, many of us get the cleaning bug. We want to cull our wardrobes, our pantry’s, our garages, heck, even our makeup bags – but sometimes we don’t just want to throw the items away – we’d prefer to donate or sell them.
It’s the perfect time of year to kick your excuses in the backside, open up those wardrobe doors and have a clean out like you’ve never had before.
If you’re an accessories lover, like me, you’ll notice that there is a huge gap in the market for jewellery storage that doesn’t take up crazy amounts of room.