Shop Your Wardrobe Strategies

How to Stop Buying Junk Clothes

Imagine that your object of desire is food, and not clothes, shoes and shopping. Here’s the trap many folks who over eat or eat the wrong foods fall into: they know they should eat healthy, unprocessed, natural food, increase their physical activity, get better sleep, drink more water, and lessen their daily stress.  They know … Continue reading

Would You Buy It Again?

One of the reasons we get so bored with our wardrobes is because they have become filled with items that were once terrific but now aren’t for a variety of reasons (they’ve had their day, they fit a life you are no longer living, they fit a body you no longer have, they fit the … Continue reading

How Big Is Your Wardrobe?

US photographer Yassine El Mansouri created a fascinating project about people and their clothing.  He invited people to bring into his studio the contents of their entire wardrobes, and to photograph them surrounded by their clothing.   For some photos, he had to use a multi-storey crane to get far enough away from the subject, lying on the floor … Continue reading

10 Principles for Creating a Working Wardrobe

This question was put to me recently:  If your wardrobe disappeared overnight — if you lost it all in some freak accident, or you took all your clothing to the laundry and the laundry subsequently burned down, or aliens abducted the contents or your closet, or you had the choice to get rid of it all (every single … Continue reading

Renovating Leopard Print Wellington Boots

One of the best ways to shop your wardrobe is to renovate, upstyle, revamp and make over existing items that have lost their shine, use or fit. I’ve written about this before (see here) and today I’d like to showcase a renovation project I did recently.  My leopard print Wellington boots. These boots I purchased … Continue reading

You Don’t Wear What You Can’t See, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I shared some personal examples of an organised ‘shop your wardrobe’ closet (mine).  And why having an organised wardrobe is SO important (imperative actually) if you are to get the most out of your closet. In this article, the second and final of this series, I’m going to share … Continue reading

You Don’t Wear What You Can’t See, Part 1

I’m not a professional organiser, but I reckon I could be.  I’m naturally inclined toward structure, order, neatness and being generally tidy, and am fascinated by the art and science of organisation. And having an organised wardrobe was one of the essential ingredients that allowed me to shop my wardrobe for my year without clothes … Continue reading

Getting the Most From Your Wardrobe: Colour Combining, Part 2

This post follows on from part 1 where I provided some personal examples of how I use, combine and enjoy colour in my wardrobe. In this, the second and final part of this article, I’m going to provide you with my best tips for getting the most out of your wardrobe when it comes to colour. … Continue reading

Getting the Most From Your Wardrobe: Colour Combining, Part 1

Colour forms such a huge part of our wardrobes.  Some women’s wardrobes are chock full of colour, and others have eschewed colour in favour of a more monochromatic or limited colour palette. Love or hate a lot of colour, it’s hard to ignore its impact. And even those women who have a distinct absence of … Continue reading

Getting the Most From Your Accessories: Scarves in Summer

In this video with Imogen Lamport of Inside Out Style Blog, we talk about how to get the most out of your accessories and in particular, wearing scarves in summer. Many of us don’t immediately think of scarves as the ‘go to’ accessory for summer – it adds another layer, and we think it’s going … Continue reading