What was the problem?
Kim approached me for a Wardrobe Edit after attending one of my capsule wardrobe workshops online.
As a busy mum of two with two successful businesses, her lifestyle was chaotic and varied. Between her businesses, being a mum day to day plus taking the kids out at weekend and then socializing with friends, her wardrobe had a lot to cater for!
Kim also loved clothes and fashion and enjoyed buying new clothes online, yet she rarely felt like she had anything to wear, often going to the same formula of jeans and T-shirt with a cardi.
Like many mums Kim wasn’t entirely happy with her figure but was aware of her hourglass shape and wanted to understand better how to enhance and embrace it.
What did we do?
For Kim’s Wardrobe Edit we focused on how we could take existing items she had and style them differently to maximise her shape.
Another key element was to create looks that can go from client meeting, to school pick up, to Friday night pub dinner.
Versatile skirts which can be layered through the seasons according to the weather. High waisted was key to show off her gorgeous waist line and Kim was happy to play with shorter lengths. We mixed pattern and texture with the warm rich colours that Kim looked fabulous in.
The deeper neckline minimised her cleavage and broke up her top half whilst showing of her lovely and smooth decolletage.
Tucking in her tops to trousers or skirts also enhanced the hourglass shape and can be a versatile casual or more dressier look.
The key items we looked at to add to her wardrobe were alternative to skinny jeans, gold jewellery to enhance her warm skin tone and more warm rich basic tops to use to build more outfits. You can see from these images how much of a difference these items made.
What Kim says
I had lost a little confidence about my body shape and didn’t feel my wardrobe helped this. Alice instantly put me at ease when she came round and started picking out parts of my wardrobe she thought were amazing, and parts that I had to “rehome” (which in some cases was really hard!!)
We then worked out a plan of what clothes suited my style and shape and what clothes we could buy that would go with the clothes I already have. I instantly felt more at ease with my style and knew where I had to go. The whole process was helped by the fact that Alice is so easy to get along with, honest and funny at the same time and we had a great time sorting through my wardrobe.
After receiving my review of the edit from Alice, I decided to book her in for an online shopping trip. Alice turned up with a list of items to get and we logged on and did some shopping online for the items I needed to complete my wardrobe.
I now feel my wardrobe is less cluttered and more organised, with a variety of outfits which can be made out of a few key items. I’m more confident in my body shape and look and feel like I know where to go in the future with any purchases I may need. I learnt a lot from Alice, she made me feel relaxed and never made me feel uncomfortable within her suggestions for outfits, even if at times I wasn’t too sure on the look myself (admittedly, all her suggestions were spot on and I needn’t have worried) and I can’t wait to wear all the fantastic outfits I now own.”