Recently Katherine came to my house and we had a style review! And I loved it! Even for a blogger who loves shopping and style keeping my wardrobe in order can be a challenge and I still buy the wrong things sometimes.
Over the last few years I had gained some weight and although not much by some standards it was a lot for me and it meant I started hiding behind loser styles and a good few size 12’s had landed in my wardrobe.
Now I am back to a size 8-10 and much leaner and petite again my wardrobe needed some help too – I needed to ‘be brave’ and get rid of those clothes that were concealing my shape.
Before the appointment, Katherine emailed me some basic questions to help her get an idea of what I wanted to achieve and to understand me and my wardrobe a bit more.
When she arrived we had a general chat about my style and we shared some ideas by looking through Pinterest. My style icon is Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge). I love her simple, classic style, always neat and pulled together without being over fussy. She shows off her lovely slim figure and always looks stylish whether she’s walking along the Kings Road, hiking in Canada or appearing at a royal engagement.
First of all we looked at my coats and made the decision to sell one that the style meant it now drowned me. And discussed ideas for a new one! We then went through everything in my wardrobe one by one. It was interesting that Katherine could tell immediately for my demeanour or words if I liked something or not – we were on the same wave length. Her advice was ‘is this a 7 out of 10 or a 10 out of 10’? Don’t keep the 7/10 as although they might be okay, you won’t love wearing them and you want a wardrobe that is full of 10/10’s.
I now have a winter wardrobe full of all the items I love. What I noticed when looking at the end result was the colour palette is very co-ordinated. I have gone for black, grey and an accent colour of burgundy and red tones.
I’ve already sold a few items on a selling site I belong to and I will be putting a few more bits on eBay, this will then help me fund some new items I need (not much though). It is hard to get rid of clothes that are unworn or hardly worn but if I don’t enjoy wearing them, if they don’t make me feel ‘fabulous’ then I don’t need to hang onto them. I hope that with Katherine’s help going forward I will make less mistakes.
Katherine has some great packages available on her website, including some slots available for a ‘free 45 minute style consultation’ and I was keen to hear about her plans for the future. I will certainly be calling on her services more regularly. Employing the services of a Style Consultant may seem expensive but the savings that can be made in the long run are much more beneficial.
Take a look at her website www.katherineb.co.uk and follow her on Facebook and Instagram for lots of inspiration and support.
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