You know the infraction we see most often in people’s closets? Price tags, as in hanging from unworn clothes. Clothes bought last minute or on sale that never see the light of the day. Here’s how to stop buying clothes you never wear.
Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. That’s the formula. via Pinterest
1. Avoid last-minute shopping right before an event. You know why? You’ll lower your standards and end up with something you don’t really love, but you had to have something, so you bought it. And you wear it once, and then never again. That’s a wasted purchase.
2. Avoid buying it just because it’s on sale. ”It’s only $19.99.” That’s a terrible reason to buy something. If you didn’t want it at full price, why do you want it on sale? In the words of my grandmother, Don’t spend money to save money.
I think this is self-explanatory. Think long-term about your wardrobe purchases. via Put This On
3. Avoid over-paying for trends. In the words of Karl Lagerfeld, Trendy is the last stage before tacky.
4. Buy major items off-season, like winter coats, boots and handbags. This tip is the key to buying better pieces without paying more.
ALL these coats are on sale. No guarantee they are available when you try to buy. Sale coats go fast. All are under $120 except the down coat, lower right hand corner, which is $159. via Sugarplum
5. Shop consignment. Just like with cars, let someone else take the initial hit of depreciation. I’ve bought expensive handbags and shoes from consignment and feel oh so smug about it.
6. Hire us. To quote Style Blueprint, we make your clothes multi-task. Think that Little Black Dress styled 5 ways for each season. Plus, you get our in-store discounts, of up to 20% off. That equals big savings.
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Spring Break causes more stress than just the thought of wearing your underwear, I mean your swimsuit, in public again for the inauguration of warm weather. Packing Stress is real, ladies. It’s a thing. But we’re here to show you how to pack like a boss. We offer Packing Services, too, if this is just too much to take in – we get it. No judgement.
If you’re taking the car, you have a little more leeway with this list, but ask yourself if you really want to make that many trips to and from the car when you could be on the beach. via Pinterest
1. Start with the right suitcase. One and only one allowed. Plus your carry-on. You’ve got to be able to carry your own bags because it’s just not cool to rely on the help to do this, or to appear like that’s what you were expecting.
Is she waiting for Humphrey Bogart to deplane or maybe she’s waiting for her manservant? Either way, keep dreaming and carry your own bags. via leblogdesovena
2. My formula is 2 -3 bases (bottoms sounded weird) plus 4 tops for a one week trip. If all items play together well, that’s 8 – 12 outfits if my math is correct. And maybe a dress if you can build a case for needing one.
For a business trip, start with a dark suit:
This Stella McCartney black suit forms the core of your wardrobe. This is what you wear to and fro if you’re going right into a meeting upon landing. You’ll probably want a less expensive version of this suit, and we can find it for you. via Harper’s Bazaar
Wear a no-iron white blouse on the plane, and pack a silk shell and black pencil skirt to wear the next day with your blazer or a cardigan. via Pinterest
Next, add white jeans and a strappy heel to wear at night with the black blazer.
You can wear a grey tank or the silk shell under the blazer for a high/low look. via Keeper
Now add another top for the trip home with the blazer.
This yellow linen tunic is so happy, isn’t it! Just add over your swimsuit at the beach, or over your white jeans with heels, or on its own with flats. Fabulous. via Pinterest, similar available from Taigan here.
3. Now add one extra shoe for evenings. The other shoe you are wearing on the plane or in the car. Yes, that’s 2 pairs of shoes total. Two. Unless you are exercising while on vacation, which I’m not sure is a good idea, but hey I like to walk on the beach too, just barefoot.
4. For accessories, I go really wild and allow one clutch for evening, and maybe one pair of dangly earrings. But try to wear the jewelry you will wear all week on the plane so you’re not checking any jewelry. Your other bag functions as your carry-on/ day bag/ beach bag. I know it sounds darn right Depression-era, but I promise you it is more fun to travel light if you pack right. By the way, same goes for your medicines and techie chargers – they go with you on the plane, not in the checked suitcase.
A lightweight, weather-proof bag with a lot of pockets is so versatile. This carry-on bag comes in many colors. I bet I could pack for a week with just this bag and another carry-on. $275 via loandsons
Notice how the clothes are rolled, not folded. That’s the key to saving space and avoiding wrinkles. The ribbon tied to the handle is also a great trick for finding your bag in a sea of look-alike rollers. from $127 via Delsey
5. Toiletries (and shoes) take up the most room if you’re not careful. No need to bring a hairdryer and hot iron if the hotel has one or your friend/sister is bringing hers. Same goes for shampoo and soap. Keep your makeup to one or 2 colors for your lips and eyes, and you will wonder why you have so many extraneous colors when you return home. And don’t get me started on perfume. That’s what the magazine fold-out samples are for!
I like these kinds of hanging bags so they don’t take up space in the tiny bathroom you are likely to be sharing with others. Travel size products are a must. Similar here for $28.
6. Sneaky little tricks: stuff your swimsuit and sleepwear inside your shoes. Wear your jacket or sweater on the plane instead of packing. Put a plastic grocery bag in your suitcase for wet swimsuits or dirty shoes for the trip home.
Well, this should be fun. A blog about how to buy underwear you wear in public. Isn’t that what it feels like? The first time of the season you put on a swimsuit? Let’s make this as painless as we can, ok dolls? Here’s your guide to buying the perfect swimsuit.
First, start with your first decision: one piece or two-piece? I do not believe this is an age thing, but a comfort-level thing. String bikinis? Now that’s an age thing in my opinion, but a modest 2-piece that won’t totally embarrass your teenage son in front of his friends are ok by me if you’re comfortable with it. Tankinis are a hybrid 2-piece and seem to work for a lot of women.
Next, color and pattern. Science (I say “science” so you’ll be more likely to believe me, because science is irrefutable, right?) tells us that dark, solid colors create an uninterrupted, narrower silhouette as opposed to loud, colorful prints, which break up a surface. Translation: you look thinner in a dark, solid color.
And now, shape. One word: ruching. It camouflages the mid-section and creates a waistline.
A word about the Blouson swimsuit. Avoid it unless you are pregnant or very thin. Why? The blousy fabric adds bulk and volume where you least want it: the tummy area. Instead, opt for ruching which visually erases volume at the mid-section.
The blouson swimsuit: great for maternity swimsuits. And that’s really about it. via Victoria’s Secret.
So, there’s your swimsuit primer. What to look for in a swimsuit, and what to avoid. Now, to track down the right swimsuit for you, allow us to help. We know where all the good ones are in Nashville, and on-line. There are many, many sources these days, and the plethora of options can be paralyzing if you don’t know how to weed out the duds. We do. Be sure to check out all our wardrobe services at www.tinaadamsconsulting.com/services and contact us at www.tinaadamsconsulting.com/contact-us.
Thanks for reading, and all the best,
You know what it’s like in the South and other parts of the country which are schizophrenic when it comes to the transition from Winter into Spring. It’s calisthenics for your wardrobe. Winter coat one day, and short sleeves the next. Boots to strappy wedges in a 24 hour time period. How can you dress like it’s almost Spring when it’s freezing cold outside without looking like Old Man Winter? You need a Transition Wardrobe. Here it is.
You’re used to wearing black and navy for a sophisticated winter look. Now switch to white and navy.
It happens every year about this time. Store-wide sales. 40% off, 50% off and more. I bought a $995 Donna Karan wool skirt at Jamie last week for $75. That’s practically 90% off – can you believe that??? But let me assure you of something. I did not buy it just because it was on sale. That, my dears, is how you end up with a closet full of clothes you only half-like and hardly wear.
Back view. Front. view.
This sale was a real coup. But trust me, there are plenty of tempting sale items out there I have passed on even though they were a great deal. So how do you shop the sales without buying clothes you don’t need and won’t wear? How do you walk away from a fabulous deal?
1. Don’t get discount happy. A general rule of thumb (which I did not apply here, obvs) is don’t buy it on sale if you would not have paid full price for it in the first place. It’s a slippery slope toward bad fashion purchases because you’ll soon find yourself lowering your standards and “liking” something because it’s on sale, when you wouldn’t give it a second glance at a higher price point. It’s like going into a TJ Maxx and buying a sweater because it’s the best one compared to all the other junk on the crowded racks.
2. Plan ahead. Last-minute purchases are usually a mistake. You could set aside a fixed amount and not waiver from it. If you’re not the spontaneous, fun-loving type. Just kidding. Fixed budgets are a great idea. Heck, I even used the cash-only envelope system for a while, but found myself borrowing from the grocery stash for clothes, like ALL month long. Those were some low-weight times. But I digress. The point is to know what you have and don’t spend more than you have. Do whatever it takes. But please don’t starve yourself.
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3. Just say no to trends. Overpaying for trends is the sure-fire way to blow your budget in one fell swoop. Trends need to be bought at big-box discount stores if possible, like Target and Old Navy. They tend to do great knock-offs of runway trends that will look dated this time next year. And wearing outdated trends is the fastest path to looking ten years older than you are (that, and not wearing sunscreen).
If you follow these 3 tips to avoid over-spending and buying the wrong things, we’d like to interview you for a Stylist position. It seems it is actually difficult for most people to stick to these rules. We are your Wardrobe Whisperers, your Style Council, your voice of reason and fashion-giving advisers in the midst of your crazy, busy lives where everyone wants your dollars and no one cares if you make a fashion mistake with their label. We’ve got you covered.
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Tina, here. You know the infraction we see most often in people’s closets? Price tags, as in hanging from unworn clothes. Clothes bought last minute or on sale that never see the light of the day. Here’s how to stop buying clothes you never wear. Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. That’s the formula. […]
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Tina, here. Spring Break causes more stress than just the thought of wearing your underwear, I mean your swimsuit, in public again for the inauguration of warm weather. Packing Stress is real, ladies. It’s a thing. But we’re here to show you how to pack like a boss. We offer Packing Services, too, if this […]