How to transform your wardrobe from zero to hero
Mulling over our most recent blogs we’d like to think that we went easy on you, but today it’s time to turn up the heat. It’s time to make sure that our expert stylist tips hit home, and in particular that they reach your wardrobe – yes, that crammed cupboard that so often overflows into alternative space yet inexplicably seems to be empty whenever an occasion arises!
You don’t need a rocket scientist (or style expert) to tell you that if it hasn’t come off the hanger for more than a year, it should be donated. If it doesn’t fit and you have been planning to slim for it for more than a year, it does not belong in your wardrobe. If it was a hit decades ago or is just a token of impulse buying; then we will tell you again, less in your wardrobe, is most definitely more.
To simplify matters in lightening the load, here is our checklist of the 10 most crucial basics to keep in your closet:
We’ve said it before and at the risk of sounding unprofessional, we are going to repeat ourselves. Even the greatest killer looks have a lifespan. No matter how awesome it looks, even the most professionally inspired outfit combinations can only be repeated so many times; unless you give them a twist…
Now that you’ve ditched the surplus, here’s how to lift the classics and spice your wardrobe back-up with these three easy steps and some worthy splurging!
1. Statement piece
No matter how conservative or classic your look, always add a statement piece. It can be bold shoes, bright lips, artistic nails, to-die-for-bag…etc.
2. Point of order
This is for our corporate sisters… We are often asked about our interpretation of the “business casual look”. While you can strut jeans or something formal like a blazer, our golden rule of thumb is that you should always add heels (or some “hectic” pumps if your feet can’t stand the height).
For a selection of our hand-picked business casual looks, click here.
3. Care-free wonder woman
Are you posh, hot and you know it? Then this may just be the look for you this season. Mix and match different styles, indulge in contrasting colours, textured materials, fits and shapes. Pair fitted with loose, feminine and masculine…etc. Do however remember that you are going to work.
For a sneak peak of how we mix-and-match to create our carefree wonder woman, click here.
Until next time… Show us what you’ve got J.
* All images found on Scalini ’s website.