Imagery by Abigail Oliver Photography
Hello all and happy Sunday! I am bringing a well requested blog post today after all my ‘wardrobe edit’ pics and stories on Instagram. I had an amazing time during my wardrobe edit last month and have learnt so many useful tips for shopping and styling within my own wardrobe. In this blog post I am going to share with you why I chose to have a wardrobe edit, what it involved and the skills I learnt from it afterwards. I had my edit with Elise from Redefined Styling, who I had already had a colour and body shape consultation with and loved. I have shared about this experience in its own blog, which you can read here.
The decision to book in for a wardrobe edit stemmed from my initial service with Elise, as I could instantly tell how knowledgeable she is, and I gained a lot from the short hour that we spent together. A wardrobe edit is much more detailed than my previous colours service, where Elise came to my home and helped me to cleanse my wardrobe and style outfits using the tools I already had. As this was in August, we focused mainly on transitional styling that would help me going into Autumn and beyond, as I knew already that I would book in with Elise for a separate Winter edit. The beauty of this service is that not only do you have a proper sort and clear out of your wardrobe, but Elise also shows you what options you have to work with that I had never seen before. We analysed all the items in my wardrobe to make them work again, to resist having to completely rebuy a wardrobe each season. Elise showed me the key pieces I was missing in my wardrobe to bring everything together too which was so helpful. This session totally re-inspired me and motivated me to love my wardrobe again and has also totally changed my mindset and attitude towards how I shop.
During the session we took each section of my wardrobe out, category at a time, starting with long dresses to short, skirts and then tops. We went through each and every item, ruthlessly throwing things out and styling the ones we kept with the rest of my wardrobe. I am a rare Summer palette in terms of colour, so a key part of styling for me is bringing out those beautiful pastel colours in each look, even if the item only has extremely small details of these colour waves. For each outfit we then wrote what was missing for me and gradually found a pattern with this, such as a cropped denim jacket to go with pretty much everything and some more transitional lighter coloured boots with a point.
I absolutely loved the feeling afterwards of being totally in love with my wardrobe again, almost like seeing it with a fresh pair of eyes. It has given me such a confidence boost and also enabled me to be much more conscious of shopping sustainably and correctly which was already a change I wanted to make, without knowing necessarily how to before. I would recommend this service to anyone, as often it could be something that you have never considered before, but it really can totally transform the wardrobe you already own and your attitude towards how you feel wearing your own clothes.
If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Best place to reach me is on Instagram >> @ladyhunterblog.
Shop this post:
Dress – H&M
Shoes – New Look
Bag – Mulberry (mini Darley)
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