Hands up if you hate ironing? Hands up if even if you outsource the ironing it takes too long for a favourite garment to come back into your wardrobe? Hands up if you just need your wardrobe to work for you every day in every way?
I’m guessing that just about every woman who is reading this now has her (virtual) hand up.
Whether you are juggling your own business, work in someone else’s or have to taxi kids to and from school and everything in between, you need a wardrobe that moves with you.
You need a wardrobe that offers you easy-care, easy-wear basics without faddish trends. You need clothes that look polished at 3pm (even if you’ve been in them since 6am). You need to feel comfortable no matter what task is dished out to you in your busy day.
You need a good supply of what I call “lifestyle” clothing.
The concept of lifestyle clothing continues to go from strength to strength and in Australia we have a huge selection from which to choose. My pick of the national labels are: Metalicus, Mela Purdie and wYse. Closer to home on the Sunshine Coast, I like Verily and MiMi FiRST.
Each offers their take on lifestyle. Each offers clothes that require minimal laundering and generally no ironing. Each offers designs that allow you to stamp your own personality on them through the use of accessories.
Fabrics range for viscose through to tencil to modal and wool blends. It’s just a matter of choosing pieces that suit your shape and incorporating them into your existing wardrobe. Here is a snapshot of what’s available now …
Check out this video from Metalicus Queensland agent Liv Mills. This girl knows her Metalicus and knows how to dress anyone in it!
And here I am in Metalicus Spring 2010 … one size does fit most!