I’m a big believer in making the most of your existing wardrobe.
You know the drill … don’t go shopping unless you’ve first done a proper edit and cull of what you already have tucked away in cupboards, drawers and robes.
Now, you might think it’s counter-productive of me to be reminding you of this on the day I launch my own shop on Styling You but I seriously do want you to think about what you already own before buying – even from me.
I want you to be super clear about what you already own and love so that you are super clear on where the gaps are and can shop consciously, knowing that you will be filling those gaps with clothes that will enhance your wardrobe and make you feel fabulous.
It’s the least every woman should feel, don’t you think?
The way I see it, devoting just a little time each morning to thinking about what we’re going to wear on any particular day, is all about prioritising ourselves
And it’s so damn easier to carry out this prioritising without stress if everything on offer in your wardrobe works for you, works for your personality, works for your lifestyle and works for your shape and size.
This desire to take the stress out of putting an outfit together is the premise behind the Styling You Shop.
Each season, starting today with autumn winter 2015, I’ll bring you a capsule wardrobe of 10-13 garments and accessories.
I’ll show you how to mix and match those garments and accessories to create more than a dozen outfit combinations for your everyday style.
I’m working with some of my favourite designers and stores – many you would have already heard me talk about – and I’ve hand-picked pieces that are versatile.
The key to versatility in a garment is its ability to be be dressed-up or dressed down depending on the occasion or your mood. This is when you get real value from the clothes you buy.
It’s something I encourage you to think about when buying any garment or accessory.
If you haven’t already scrolled down to see what’s on offer in the Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You Shop, then let’s get stuck in with the reveal, shall we?
Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You capsule edit
These are the 13 pieces you’ll find in store for just one month (or until sold out – stock is limited and in most cases when it’s gone, it’s gone). Garments range in size from size 6-16 or 18. Some are available up to size 22 and one is free-size. The price range is from $24.95-$229.
The intention has been to offer quality pieces that represent value for money – and pieces that will be in your wardrobe for many seasons to come.
1. Bohemian Traders blouse $139
2. Bohemian Traders skirt $89
3. Sacha Drake shirt $189
4. Sacha Drake pant $189
5. Bohemian Traders vest $209
6. Louenhide bag $109.95
7. FRANKiE4 Footwear JAMiE boot $255
8. FRANKiE4 Footwear ELLiE sneaker $219.95
9. Bohemian Traders anorak $229
10. Everyday Cashmere shrug $226
11. Bohemian Traders dress $129
12. Bella Bodies cami $24.95
13. Bella Bodies leggings (two-pack) $49
But wait … I know you want more.
Here are 15 possible outfit combinations from the 13 pieces in the Styling You Shop (plus the addition of one statement necklace, a pair of wedges and a heeled boot from my own wardrobe).
Outfit #1 (1+2+6)
Outfit #2 (1+2+5)
Outfit #3 (10+12+2+7)
Outfit #4 (10+12+4+7+6)
Outfit #5 (1+5+4+6)
Outfit #6 (1+4+6)
Outfit #7 (3+12+2+6)
Outfit #8 (3+4+6)
Outfit #9 (3+5+4)
Outfit #10 (10+3+4+8)
Outfit #11 (11+7)
Outfit #12 (11+9+7)
Outfit #13 (11+13+8)
Outfit #14 (11+9+13+8)
Outfit #15 (11+5+13)
See anything you like? Got a favourite outfit from above?
For details about how each garment sizes on me, visit the product listing in the Styling You Shop. I’m 166cm tall and size 14-16.
If the shop is taking a long time to load, it just might be that a lot of people are trying to access it at the same time. I hope you can be patient. I really don’t know how this will go as it’s all new to me.
If you are experiencing difficulties or have some suggestions and feedback, please email me [email protected]
This project is something I’ve been working on for most of the year to date.
I have Emily from Bohemian Traders to thank for planting the seed of the idea and helping me get started.
Thanks also to my fabulous web design guru, Kelly Exeter at Swish Design. Kelly goes above and beyond and is an absolute pro to work with.
Thanks to photographer Sarah Keayes for her fantastic work on capturing the outfits. Thanks to makeup artist Megan Braunberger and hair stylist Meghan from The Blow Dry Room for making me look a more polished version of my everyday self.
Thanks so much to the stores and labels who have got on board for this very first Styling You Shop. It means the world to be able to showcase your fabulous designs this way.
And last – but by no means least, thank-YOU.
Thank-you to each and every Styling You reader. You get me excited about showing up here every day. Thanks for being a part of this wonderful community.
For 24 hours only I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders. Simply type in SYSAW15 to apply the $15 discount. Offer ends 6am (AEST) May 7.
And if you’d like to treat someone to the gift of Styling You shopping, gift cards are also available – they’re valid for one year and there will be two more shop edits this year for spring and summer.
The Autumn Winter Styling You Shop will be open from today, May 6, through to Saturday, June 6. Stock is limited across the range and once it’s sold out, it’s gone. At this stage, I’m sorry but the Styling You Shop is only open for deliveries to Australian addresses.