Thursday, August 25, 2011

Do you have a uniform?

I recently did a talk for women of the NZDF. These are people who wear uniforms (and from what I gather after talking to them, fairly ghastly ones at that) from Monday to Friday. But they, like many of you will also find that they swap one 'uniform' for another. Do you swap your work clothes for a uniform in the weekend of jeans and a T-shirt?

I bet many of you are nodding. It is really common to get stuck in a rut. To have that set top and trousers that you go to so you don't have to 'think' too hard. Or that you become so overly comfortable with that anything else just seems strange.

Anyone heard the saying 'variety is the spice of life"? Well it is true in many aspects and in particular in your wardrobe. There is nothing worse than feeling dull, frumpy and bored when you look at your clothing. Because you KNOW that transcends to how you express yourself when you meet other people. That lack of confidence with your clothes is pretty much what everyone's first impression is.

Don't get me wrong. A great pair of jeans and a T-shirt can look fantastic. But come on people! Not every single weekend, day in day out! Winter, summer, going out, staying in! If jeans are your 'thing' then think about say a pair of bootcut cords for winter. They have a jean 'style' but are not jeans. Likewise a pair of cotton 'jean-style' trousers.

If you are feeling brave how about a skirt! HOLY MOLY!!!!! lets go crazy and get a Maxi dress??!!!!! Spring is in the air and it is time for some changes. Make those colour and style changes. Inject life and adventure into your wardrobe. You won't regret it.

If you need help, come see us here at We are the perfect people to help you out of that rut, and into confident, happy, colourful, interesting clothing.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Banish Black?

So, how many of you would be left standing naked in the middle of the street if I were to wave my magic wand and banish all black from Wellington?

My guess is many of you. Some of you are 'staunch' black wearers. Insisting it suits you, that it is easy, versatile, flattering, elegant and slimming. What do we have to say about that clients of

Others are sick to death of going into the shops and seeing nothing but black. They want to break out of it. They don't feel good in it, feeling it accentuates drab weather and drab surrounds. They just feel locked into it, like there are not many other alternatives.

Black is a colour that suits 1/3 of people. Yes, that means "shock, horror" maybe not you. When it is on the wrong person it makes them look older, tired and drained of colour. Even those that DO suit it wear it far too often.

My pet hates for wearing black are firstly, during summer. It is the LEST summery colour (or non-colour if we are getting technical). It attracts the heat and very few compliments at the same time.

Second least favourite time for wearing black - Weddings. Totally inappropriate. It is a joyous, happy occasion. Not a funeral.

I know this seems scary. It doesn't have to be. There are other 'safe' alternatives. Colours that can be used as a base and are not 'out there' while using colours with these you can inject new life into your wardrobe.

Trust us, we know. We have seen the exclusion of black from hundreds of wardrobes. We have also seen it become quite life changing to many. Compliments flourish which means confidence blossoms. Its a beautiful thing!

If you need help to do this transformation, then call us. We can set you on the road to colour with confidence.

Stay colourful!