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Are you still looking cool?

Written by Jackie O'Fee on October 21st, 2015.      0 comments

It’s interesting that as our lives change and evolve, we sometimes hanker over something we used to have. Sometimes we get stuck at a time in our lives when life was more fun or when we were younger and actually felt ‘cool’. Perhaps we don’t fully appreciate that as life has changed and moved on so have we? Never is this more apparent when looking into a clients’ wardrobe or taking them shopping. Your wardrobe often provides an interesting insight into your life.

Are there garments in your wardrobe that no longer work but you won’t let go of because “that has been so good – I’d love to find another one just like it”. Or is there a pair of shoes or a bag that are completely worn out but you have loved so much you can’t part with them? Could you be stuck?

Being ‘stuck’ can be problematic for a couple of reasons: you may not actually be able to find the specific “just like the one I had and loved” item, or if you do find it, among a myriad of more up to date options you risk buying an item that’s, well, out of date. To be blunt, garments or accessories that are out of date will make you look out of date, not younger and definitely not cooler.

I admit to recently scouring the stores looking for an update on a great wedge I bought a couple of years ago and have worn to death, and if I’m honest I’d replace the shoe entirely if I could (except in a smaller size now I know how much they stretch), but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking items that are more than 10 years old. Things that belong in a life pre-children or even pre-husband. Items that you used to wear to work, bags you used to carry, coats you’ve loved, tops you partied in.

Here’s what I suggest you do: take a really good look at those items and ask yourself a few of questions: Where would I wear that now? Does it work with who I am now? If you can’t answer those questions easily, perhaps it’s time for a re-think?

If this is you, it might be time to seek some expert advice from someone who isn’t emotionally connected to the items in question. As one of our recent wardrobe clients said “Gosh, I should have done this years ago! It was fun, cleansing & liberating, and as I've told my friends, I have less clothes but actually more to wear!  I guess you probably hear that a lot!” We do – but we never get tired of hearing it!
Want a bit of help sorting the ‘once cool’ stuff from the ‘real life now’ stuff in your wardrobe? Want less clutter but more to wear? We’d love to help. Give us a call on 09 529 5115 or pop into our 35 Broadway, Newmarket studio. We’d love to help. 


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