September 17, 2013
When working with a client for the first time and reviewing their closet, many will sheepishly show me the repeating garments in their wardrobe and apologize for buying the same item in multiple colors, convinced (and embarrassed) that they have committed some sort of cardinal fashion sin. I immediately assure them that they have done nothing wrong and, in fact, have actually made a very smart decision.
If you find a piece that you like and that flatters your body type and functions for your lifestyle, then feel free to invest in multiple versions of the garment, footwear or accessory. This will fill out your wardrobe, developing a solid foundation on which to build your personal style. My suggestions for using this strategy to your advantage are the following:
If a particular type of garment is going to take up this much real estate in your closet, it better be helping you make the most of what you have.
If it doesn’t have a consistent use, then it shouldn’t be demanding that much of your budget.
Don’t just buy to buy. If your favorite top is offered in yellow, but you can’t wear it successfully due to your natural skin tone or hair color, don’t do it.
Although it’s not a cardinal sin to buy repeats of a favorite garment, it is a sin and a shame to look the exact same each and every day. Introduce accessories and current trends into your outfits to keep the look fresh.
Looking to put this strategy to work in your own closet? Adea is a great place to start! Their useful, moisture-wicking layering pieces are offered in a rainbow of colors, giving you the opportunity to build a functional and fashionable wardrobe foundation quickly and easily. Let us know how we can help you find your new favorite basic!
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.