As you saw yesterday…we have some work ahead if we are going to get Sarah really working her wardrobe and getting the best out of it. So now we are on to remodeling Sarah and giving her wardrobe a revamp!
I had just learned this great trick on how to turn your scarves into vests (more about this DIY in its own article) in about 30 seconds and as Sarah had a great selection of scarves she never wore, I showed her the trick and we threw together a quick look playing off what she had started. I really wanted her to start with something easy that made her look at what she had in a different way. She loved this idea and we came back to it in various forms throughout the afternoon.
Then we went on to the concept of translating home decor into her wardrobe. In other words, taking a concept she already gets and working it into something she has previously struggled with. We went with pinks and greens. Colours that will look great on Sarah and that she is already attracted to as seen in the quilt. This look is a black pencil skirt, but could be black pants, a short-sleeved, crinkled pink and green button-down shirt with collar, a pale pink cardigan and a great lime green scarf (since she has sooooo many!). In the winter Sarah can wear this with black boots or pull it on with black leggings if she needs added warmth while running the kids around. But it also makes for a great look to catch up with girl-friends for a coffee or lunch. I also showed Sarah that she could go with the same top and cardigan but wear it with tan or brown pants for a slightly more laid-back look.
Moving on we slightly shifted the colours by going with pink and tan/browns. I love this colour combination and as this is a favourite pair of pants for Sarah it is a look she is likely to wear! The really cool thing is the sleeveless jacket. Believe it or not she has had this in her wardrobe for nearly 10 years and not known how to wear it! She’s had it so long that it has come back into style!! This look is just layering shades of tan/cream and adding the mink pink long-sleeved t-shirt for a bit of colour. Tan pants, cream coloured camisole, pink t-shirt, tan sleeveless jacket and tan kitten heel shoes. Sarah had a strand of freshwater pearls that went nicely with this look. We added it in just to show we had made some effort.
While creating these looks, we talked about using layers and adding accessories just as you would in a room to create a finished look. Where most people have a tendency to put on too much, Sarah has a tendency to not put on the extras so I told her that her challenge in the beginning was going to be adding one more thing when she was putting a look together.
Still working around casual looks and still in the pinks and browns we used Sarah’s favourite tan pants, a comfy striped, long-sleeve t-shirt and added a brown cardigan. This is very much a look Sarah feels comfortable with and is something that she could wear any day of the week. As winter is coming and I like to accessorize, we used one of her pink scarves to pull it all together and keep Sarah warm while she’s running the kids around to swimming, dancing and all the other things kids get up to.
We continued our remodeling of Sarah with baby-steps and tweaked what we were doing by changing to tans and blues. The same loved tan pants, another striped t-shirt in blues and a blue cardigan.
Then we amped it up a bit.
By using the cream coloured camisole under the blue cardigan and adding in a fantastic bright pink scarf with blue flowers!
Sarah even had a beautiful blue bracelet that finished off this look really well. This is another lunch with girlfriends look or a good neat-casual look, maybe for catching a movie with the husband.
Even though these photos only show the same pair of tan pants, Sarah has a darker tan pair of corduroy pants and a brown pair of pants that can be worn with all these looks.
I loved this orangish granny cardigan and when Sarah said it was one of her favourites we had to work it into the revamp! So same look as previously but with the granny cardigan. I really love this one and would wear it myself if it were in my wardrobe.
We had to give the granny cardi one more casual look so this time we paired it with the tan corduroy pants, a dark blue long-sleeved t-shirt and an amazing orange, brown and gold coloured scarf!
Most of these looks were about showing Sarah how to layer items she has in her wardrobe to achieve a look and style that she felt good about and good in. It was also about showing her colours that would not only look good together but look good on her.
What do you think so far?
Tomorrows blog will show the dressier side of Sarah’s Remodel!
- Remodeling Sarah – Wardrobe Revamp (astimegoesbuy.me)
- It’s Time To Sort Out Your Wardrobe (thecrimsoncrow.com)
- 5 Quick Layering Tips to Keep You Warm Without Adding Bulk (fabsugar.com)
- Diy (do It Yourself,revamp Your Wardrobe,shop Less,save Money. (yummistyle.wordpress.com)