Fashion has never come easily to anyone. Most people typically find brands that they like and really lean into it by buying the same thing in multiple colours. Though I’ll always stay true to my faves, it’s become clear as I get older that my style should mature as I do. With that in mind, I am going to share tips that may help steer you in a good direction—after all, there’s no shame in adding to what you may know or for some help when you want to try something different. Especially when you have a Personal Stylist in North West London at your disposal. Here are a few tips I picked up from consultation with multiple clients who came to me for personal styling that just about anyone should find useful.
COMFORT AND CONFIDENCE ARE KEY TO CREATING A WARDROBE.
If there is one thing you should know about styling it is that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to style. There have been plenty of times where I’ve been tempted to buy clothes that are a little off in sizing just because I liked the look. I’m leaning away from trying to fit a round peg into a square hole, and instead, I’m focusing on finding items that are a perfect fit for me. If you find a piece that’s a perfect fit and you feel ‘good’ when it’s wrapped around your body. Then you should just go with that feeling and only that feeling.
FASHION SHOULD ALWAYS BE A FUN ACTIVITY
As much as I like getting new things, clothes shopping was never my favourite activity growing up. It wasn’t until I decided to be a Personal Stylist, I started to really think about my personal style. Ever since that happened, what used to be a semi-annual online spree has slowly developed into an ongoing hunt for items that capture my personality.
AVOID TRENDY OR SEASONAL PIECES WHEN BUYING.
Realistically, not everyone has the money or storage space to have a separate wardrobe for every season and should you be the lucky few that do, the fashion carbon footprint will challenge you to think about sustainable wardrobe choices. If however, you’re strategic about your shopping, you can create a well-rounded closet ready for any type of weather and occasions. Seasons and trends come to an end only to come back again… a cycle you cannot keep up with without getting exhausted and keep up with. Tip: Snatching up items in end-of-season sales is a perfect opportunity to expand your collection without going broke. You should always try to layer your look so that way you can whip up a look by excluding and adding different pieces. This should help with choosing articles of clothing that are perfect for use in any season.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A DIVERSE COLLECTION.
Whether you are more of a T-shirt and jeans person, or you basically live in monochromatic bodycon dresses – having an eclectic wardrobe is vital. Though there’s nothing wrong with having a go-to look, but, there will always be occasions that call for something different. You never want to be over- or under-dressed and the best way to avoid that is to have a closet ready for any dress code. The basic T-shirt/jeans combo can be instantly upgraded by a long coat/blazer thrown over it. The basic jogger upgraded by adding sandal heels.
HIGH-END PIECES ARE WORTH THE INVESTMENT.
Nobody should have to buy the same clothes over and over again, and if you spend wisely the first time around, you won’t have to. When it comes to things like jeans, basic tees, and shorts, spending a little more can get you a better quality product that will last longer. Once you wear a pair of premium denim, there’s no going back! They last longer, fit better, and overall make you feel more confident. I always encourage my clients to think about investment pieces with a cost-per-wear mentality and to take good care of those investment pieces. A black and red dress is a must-have… you gotta have those. The same goes for men – a premium quality slim fit white shirt is a must-have. Invest a couple hundred into these pieces. It’s worth the price. Trust your Personal Stylist in North West London.
FIND A BRAND TO SUIT YOUR TASTE.
One of the first steps to making adjustments to your wardrobe is getting items that fit properly. Our bodies don’t just easily fall into the sizing categories provided by all brands. You spend your hard-earned cash on new clothes…it’s only right that you go the extra mile to make sure they fit the best way they can. Some stores like Uniqlo will make alterations on-premises, but, tip: it’s worth seeking out a local tailor to help with other items. Especially if you’re like me and love online shopping. This can also save you from having to buy a whole new wardrobe if you’ve recently lost or gained weight. I often meet clients who think they’re XS but actually they’re XXS Slim Fit. Some don’t even know that there are brands which make XXS. So do your due diligence and see which brands offer sizes and fit that is more your speed.
FOLDING OR HANG? HOW TO STORE YOUR CLOTHING.
I can’t be alone in not knowing how to determine what should be folded into a drawer and what should be hanging in the closet. My mind was kinda blown when I realized knitwear, like sweaters, should always be folded! When you hang them, they will droop and lose their shape. Other items depend on what you have for storage. Some prefer to hang their denim, while others like it folded. Comment below what you do and how you overcome limitations due to limited space.
I hope you enjoyed the read by your favourite Personal Stylist in North West London. I am trying to post bi-weekly, do let me know in the comments below what was your favourite part of the article. Don’t forget to follow me on all my social media. I am trying to post more regularly now. I have photoshoots planned with plenty of fun looks for your viewing pleasure. Will try that I publish those posts soon…x