Closet Essentials

Wardrobe


Ever wonder what each closet or wardrobe should have? Wondering if yours is missing key pieces? The other day one of my Instagram friends asked if I could provide some tips on Closet Essentials. And while I hesitate to do this (for reasons I explain in the video), I did pull a few items that I think are most universal and versatile. Click the play button below and watch to find out which clothing items and accessories I recommend.    

3 Steps to the Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Wardrobe


A few weeks ago, I created an Instagram poll to see if anyone would be interested in learning how to create a Capsule Wardrobe. 97% of those who responded said yes. So here we are. And if you were one of the 97%, then here you go… A Capsule Wardrobe broadly refers to a small collection of clothes that can be mixed and matched to create a wider variety of outfits and looks. The theory is that you have a limited number of staples and classic pieces that you augment with seasonal and trendier pieces as required. So why bother creating or having a Capsule Wardrobe? Well, I’ve heard it said that we typically only wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the…

The Perfect Time is Now!

Wardrobe


The other day, one of the beautiful ladies I’m acquainted with on Instagram, Celia M., tagged me on her post. She wrote a lovely recommendation of my book (see below), which she’s using as a resource for assessing her wardrobe needs as she goes through a major transition in her life.  And what perfect timing. Here in Toronto, it’s Spring – the season of transition and change. If there was ever a time to review your wardrobe, it’s now. (Although as a Stylist, I’d say any day is the perfect day.) If you too are going through a transition or even if you’re not but would like to finally make a change to your wardrobe, here’s what I suggest: REASSESS In my…

Keep or Toss? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Decide

Wardrobe


I have a confession to make. I have not seen even one episode of ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’. But I’ve heard she recommends only keeping items that spark joy. When I recently posted a photo of myself on Instagram wearing an older pair of J Brand Houlihan cargo jeans, one of my followers commented that she was glad she kept hers. Which got me thinking. Joy aside, how do you choose which clothing items to keep and which ones to toss? As a Stylist, here are 5 questions I recommend asking yourself before you decide: 1. Is it in good shape? First and foremost, an item needs to be in good shape – free of any stains, tears or holes. If it’s not,…