A SHOPPING TRIP is a great way of finding amazing pieces that everyone needs to create a perfect capsule wardrobe. The majority of us have little knowledge of what is needed for our wardrobes, resulting in wasting money on the same things and usually not showing off our amazing bodies.
There are lots of things that I am looking for when I go shopping with a client:
STYLE PREFERENCE this is your branding/Identity – to make sure I am going to the right shops that work for you.
What are the clothes for? i.e. coffee with friends, dinner parties, work wear etc
Above we see Tessa in an amazing SILK SHIRT from Tommy Hilfiger. We all need a gorgeous silk top. This can look fab in the day with jeans then change the bottom for smart trousers for an evening look. The colour is great on Tessa’s cool colouring and something she didn’t have in her wardrobe.
Beautiful quality KNITWEAR is a must for everyone’s wardrobe. I am looking for the:
- Style – simple and classic
- Colour – off white to match natural colouring
- Cut and Length of the jumper – straight cut, hip length to balance the length of the body.
- Scale – medium weight
- Neckline – v-neck to reduce bust, also working with Tessa’s facial features.
This jumper can be worn layered in the winter and carried through to the spring/summer.
I love this french blue CASHMERE tunic jumper. I chose this for Tessa because:
a) a classic modern design which will never date
b) love the colour – looks great with her eyes
c) the straight cut shows off her fabulous shape and fits her really well
d) quality cashmere – lovely and warm
e) found this at Marks & Spencer – surprising what you can find when you know where to look
STATEMENT jewellery is one of the most important pieces in a wardrobe. It has so many positives for women.
1. If you have any areas of the body that you wish to hide. Draw the eye to an amazing statement necklace.
2. A necklace finishes of a garment – gives you that polished look.
3. Enhances our facial features.
4. It is a way to show off your personality.
Ensure that you wearing the correct style for you, colour, shape, size and the correct position to sit well in your body.
SHOES are the most difficult thing to find for women. As we get older – we cannot wear heels. With the problems we face with our feet or our toes, high uncomfortable shoes are a no no!
We want to feel comfortable and be able to wear a small heel that will work with the majority of our clothes. The two photos I have chosen are perfect.
Small kitten heels give that elegance needed to work with dresses, skirts, jeans and trousers. I chose these beautiful grey/blue shoes that work with Tessa’s soft colouring. The colour will go with Tessa’s outfits and be worn in day and evening. The pointed shoe also complements Tessa’s straight body.
These shoes are a great find. I like the simple, classic design. The navy shoe mixed with the black bow works with killer evening trousers worn in navy and black. The pointed toe again is correct for the straight body. They have some softness to them and the magic wedge heel is high enough to feel like you are wearing a heel, very comfortable and a classic design that will never date.
I found the shoes at www.tedandmuffy.com
All the shoes and boots are in narrow, standard and wide fitting. How great is that!
So, you have now seen a few things that I feel are needed for a ‘capsule wardrobe’.
I have so many men and women that are stuck in a rut and really would like some help in knowing where to start in improving the way they look and feel. If you feel ready to come out of your comfort zone and want to look the best version of yourself then book a shopping trip! You will love it or may be like Tessa hint to your husband as an idea for a present!