As a Fashion Stylist, I’m constantly spending my time searching through racks of clothing for that perfect piece for my client. I know my clients and who they want to be and I know that just any old pair of pants won’t do. They have to be the pair of pants, or they won’t be suitable. Over my time shopping for men in Sydney City, I’ve come across many stores but there’s just some that take the cake.
It’s not news to anyone that shopping for clothes can be damn hard. I love it, don’t get me wrong but I completely understand why my clients, especially my new ones don’t like to shop.
Some people buy vintage clothing that seems made for them, expensive and unique – and others shop for vintage but fail, bringing back things that reek of dust, stale perfume and moths – Erk!
Putting your own spin on fashion is what gives you style but it’s so easy to own too many plain or out-there items without having a healthy balance of both to give you a versatile wardrobe, that doesn’t get you stuck in a style rut.
Sometimes having a wardrobe full of clothing and nothing to wear isn’t because you hold on to too much clothing, it’s because of the way you shop.
Shopping for petite clothing brands in Sydney, Australia or Online can be tough, so I’ve got my top 40 petite brands narrowed down for you in this handy little list!
If you’re like the majority of the population who shops for clothes in dribs and drabs, shopping in bulk probably seems a bit strange, not to mention, time consuming. Most of my clients hate shopping and I can understand why, the lines, the people, the mirrors and fitting room lighting. The ‘Oh my god, you look great it in that!’ girl who will say that to you if you’re wearing a tablecloth (as long as the store sells it). Shopping for most people can be a bit of a task. I get it.
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.
While I may be an expert on personal styling, there’s one thing that no matter how hard I try, I just can’t refrain from – and that’s spending money. Let me loose in a shop; furniture, clothing, cake, books, you name it and I am a dangerous financial blizzard thats bound to come out so broke that I’ll be forced into going on a tap water and buttered bread cleanse for the next two weeks. So knowing how to have style and play around with fashion on a budget is important to me for obvious reasons.
With the current selection of shoes in stores being mainly pointed and narrow toe – what do the women with wider feet or bunions have to choose from? To the untrained eye, not much! But as a Stylist, I come up with this issue with clients often.
Short answer, yes. And while you might be sitting there at your keyboard or staring at your phone, vigorously shaking your head, because boho style isn’t your thing, I hope you hair-sprayed your do today.
While I would be the modelling industry’s idea of plus size at a size 10, I’ve never been in the position myself where I couldn’t find an evening dress because majority of brands didn’t cater for my size.
Studies have actually shown that those who work from home and get dressed like they’re going to an office, complete with hair and makeup, have a higher productivity rate than those who stay in their pyjamas or make little effort to get dressed.
The sound of wedding bells is like a siren or wolf call for some. The second the word ‘Wedding’ is mentioned, the price sky rockets.
Ahhh, winter. Heaters, cake, a lower frequency of shaving and my favourite – the clothes!
Sometimes I feel like I have a hobble radar inbuilt that beeps every time I see a woman wearing the wrong shoes.
If you’ve been frequenting the shops lately, you’ll have noticed the array of autumn and winter clothing filtering through the stores.
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of great magazines out there with some brilliant fashion and lifestyle articles, but something that’s really hit home to me lately after a recent chat with my book agent, was how many of them actually consider you as a person and not as a consumer?
When a special occasion approaches, many of us plan to change our diets, drink more water and buy more exercise gear.
If you live in a city area or in an apartment, you would know that wardrobe space is just about as limited as people who can pull off crocs.
Being a Fashion Stylist, you could say that I never actually left retail because a big part of my job is finding items for clients. However, back when I did work in retail, I worked every boxing day sale and it wasn’t pretty, mainly because it’s filled with women who don’t know how to shop the boxing day sales like an Effortless Bitch would.
There are many ways women handle a bad day, but buying your way into feeling better won’t help and retail therapy isn’t covered by health insurance.