This is an obvious but easily forgotten style resolution. There’s no doubt that an organised wardrobe is key to sustaining and maintaining your personal style. A great tip I’ve learnt is to only hang-up your absolutely favourite pieces, so these are at eye level when you open your closet. This should end up being a very refined version of your entire wardrobe, built from your hero pieces. Every style that isn’t a favourite should be folded and put into drawers. Take your time doing this task, it may sound simple but it can be hard to decide on your hero pieces, you may even find that you haven’t many items that you truly adore and worthy of a hanger! Limiting your closet will help with getting ready and defining a personal style. Digital Tip. I recommend trying StyleApp and organise all your pieces digitally – the ultimate style resolution – read my review on the app here.
My style kit is brimming with weird and wonderful tools. I accumulate products as I go, pre-empting the crease crazed dresses, the razor-blade soles and the magnet-for-fluff jumpers. I’ve had many an unsalvageable style situation myself, and through trial and error I’ve learnt how to avoid future replays. And so from toothpaste to tampons, from mini razors to micro clothes and from silicone nipples to spanx, I am fairly confident to say that I have accumulated the perfect style kit; The panic button of my styling world.
With party season in full swing, I wanted to share my red carpet style tips. Please prepare to be un-amazed, these products will not make your heart leap into your throat with heart eyed emojis! The solutions to outfit dilemmas are all pretty mundane, but they will be ensure your comfort, dignity and confidence. Scroll on to read my 9 red carpet essentials guaranteed to elevate your party look this season.
The loveable motto “just do it” springs to mind as I read into Jessica Atkin’s entrepreneurial journey. Jessica went from assisting at Lucky Magazine to owning her own business, all by the age of 25! Earning praise for her venture from leading publications Vogue, InStyle, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and Cosmopolitan (to name a few), it’s needless to say that I was extremely excited to talk to Jessica about her digital fashion business, Stylebook.
Do you remember the first time you watched Clueless? I do, it was back when I’d developed a skewed vision of corduroy flares and fishnet gloves, nevertheless Cher Horowitz’s tech-enabled wardrobe had mine and my sisters jaws on the floor in lustful envy. There are few wardrobes as iconic as that of Cher’s, an amalgamation of polished pop colours, plaid knife-pleat skirts and bubblegum jackets picked out daily by a digitally approved styling system. As Katy Perry would term, a teenage dream.
To me it seems that the internet is over-saturated with ‘get-the-look’ attitudes towards fashion. We have become obsessed with the lives of others and in-turn their wardrobe wears. Therefore finding a personal style, one that is not copied but influenced, can be extremely tricky. In our world of fast-fashion and go-go gadgets, are we getting lazier with our attitude towards our wardrobes? We see someone wearing something we like, “click”, and it’s at our front door the next day, a fast-tracked cloning system if you will. Has the essence of personal style got lost in the age of fast broadband speeds and the almighty WWW?