Wardrobe restyling in step by step process and it is as simple as this 🙂
- Know your colors- Natural assessment of your natural coloring of eyes , skin and hair in order to determine what colors for clothing and makeup are most complimentary .
- Lifestyle – analysis of life style ( to understand the dressing needs).
- Body style – analysis of body proportion in order to define clothing style for the individual.
- Career profile – analysis of job profile in order to understand what kind of dressing the job requires on a day to day basis or for an event.
- Uncluttered your wardrobe.
- Mix and match with available options
- Create multiple looks
- Learn to accessorize well
- Create a shopping list for necessities
- Generate a workable budget and avoid over spending
- Target appropriate stores
- Pick the perfect inner and outer wear and accessories
- Concierge Shopping Services
- Personal wardrobe designing
Many women ( and men too) are afraid to layer their clothes for fear of looking bigger than they actually are. While logic would lead one to believe that this claim is true, if you’ve mastered the art of layering this couldn’t be further from the truth. A perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette.
Choice of fabric for the jackets /shrugs or cardigans (the layer) should depend on the weather and occasion.
In winter i wore the dress with red leather biker jacket and summer i wore it with a brown cotton knit cardigan.
Layering also gives you options to create different look with the same dress .
My love for dressing up and helping people to dress up has gone far beyond just the “outfit ” part .
Dressing also meant how well i can accessorize and coming from middle class family where the number of outfits would be limited. I would looking out for fun accessories so i could create different looks with the same outfit.Yes, here is what i have handpicked- some from streets, some from niche jewellery stores and some were customized according to my personality ( by me of course 🙂 ) .
These came as different pieces, i love to mix and match as it tends to be more “U”.
I wear them with Indian ethnic dresses or with saree .
Some of the them are good, good to be the “statement” pieces so i tend to wear them alone. Just the earrings or just the necklace .
I got the pendant ( the temple jewelery ) and strung some beads on to it.
White crystals in silver or gold setting is good to have as they go wonderfully with all the colors ( of outfits )
During all wardrobe restyling sessions ‘caring for clothes ‘ is what I always talk about, i hate when the outfits are damaged when you have to put in so much of effort to build a workable wardrobe .
- Batch similar colors to cut down on loads. T-shirts and shirts can be washed together.
- A front-loader washing machine is far gentler on your clothes than a top-loader. Hand washing is best, but hey, who has time. (Bonus: front-loaders are usually more efficient in water/power usage and better for the environment)
- Use less detergent than recommended – past a point more detergent doesn’t mean cleaner, it just builds up in your clothes.
- Just because it doesn’t smell, doesn’t mean it isn’t dirty
- Never dry clothes in the sun (except for whites) – it will bleach the colors very quickly.
- Dry cleaning is very harsh on your clothes, try to keep it to the minimum
- Dress/Shirts should be washed after every wear. If you wear undershirts/camisoles they can be worn 2 to 4 times before washing, depending on what sort of treatment they get while being worn, what sort of environment you wear them in.
- NEVER re-iron the dress /shirt after wearing them once – you’re cooking the sweat, dirt, dust etc. into the fabric and significantly increasing the likelihood it will smell after a short time. Ironing a dress /shirt is not the same as washing it – it doesn’t clean it.
- If you press the pants yourself, don’t iron directly on the fabric, it will go shiny – use a damp ironing cloth
- Care with love ..
- Babita Jaishankar