Shop Your Wardrobe Strategies

Easy Alterations to Extend the Life of Your Wardrobe, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I shared with you some examples of simple alterations that will extend the life of your wardrobe.  We can get so much more wear out of the hidden gems lurking in our wardrobes if we use our imaginations, and our scissors (or the help of a professional) to rework […]

Easy Alterations to Extend the Life of Your Wardrobe, Part 1

Many of us have hidden gems in our wardrobes.  Items that if we only knew how to get more out of them, we could enjoy for many more years to come. Perhaps these are items that have come from our past lives – good quality clothing that just don’t suit our lives, our bodies, our […]

Dressing for your Lifestyle, Part 2

In the first part of this article, I shared with you some examples of how we can dress for a life/style we used to have – our past.  And how we can be filling our wardrobes up with items for a life/style we desire to have – an aspirational or fantasy future. All of which […]

Dressing for Your Lifestyle, Part 1

I’ve been asked to write something about dressing, and finding a style, that suits your life/style.  The life/style you have now – not a past life/style, or a future or fantasy life/style. A wonderful topic, because one of the reasons I believe our wardrobes are stuffed to the gills with gear we aren’t wearing is because: […]

Why Your Clothes are Not Like Fine China

Your clothes are not fine china – you don’t have to keep them “for good”.  Which is what so many of us do – we assign some of our clothing as being “For Good Only” and those items simply don’t get as much wear as they should. From a “cost per wear” perspective, these clothes […]

How to be More Creative with Your Wardobe

Getting dressed should be fun and an enjoyable part of your day.  No matter where you work or what you do, adding some creativity and fun into getting dressed (even if it’s just the weekend or out of work hours) is possible for all of us! Here are my top 3 tips for dressing more […]

Leaving Space: An Approach to Wardrobe Gaps

When I was in my prime overshopping and not-so-conscious consumption days, I would often buy new items to fill a gap that didn’t yet exist in my wardrobe. Let me explain. If I noticed that one or two or a few of my turtleneck sweaters, say, were showing signs of wear, I would buy new ones […]

Liberating Your Style Insight

Style is an inside job. I believe fashion creates and reinforces our focus on the external, and style does the opposite – it brings our focus and attention to the internal. I’ve written about this before a few times (most recently here) and wanted to give you some tips to help you explore and liberate […]

From Sloppy to Stylish When You Work From Home

Do you work from home? I do, and it can be so easy to slip into sloppy, or at least some version of VERY relaxed dressing. Working from home has meant that many of us have ditched the corporate attire and have surely and steadily moved down the style scale to a point where we can […]

Cleansing Your Closet: Resell, Consign and Gift

One of my favourite shop your wardrobe strategies is to cleanse your closet often.  I have a large packing bag in my wardrobe that I use to store items I am giving away, and I regularly do a sweep of items that it’s time to let go of and allow someone else to enjoy by […]