Yeah, yeah, it’s that time of the year again! Time to put away sandals, bright dresses and shorts and to bring back coats, hats and boots. I admit that I don’t like Winter at all, but I can’t deny that the fashion styles on the windows and magazines (and of course, the streets of NYC) are as elegant as it can be.
To help keep us fashionable during the coldest (and “most chic”) season, I invited the Image Consultant and Personal Shopper, Maria Silvia Scigliano to give us some tips on how to update our winter wardrobe.
Here’s what she said:
– So, let’s start by cleaning the wardrobe and separating your clothes in 3 piles. Your accessories should also be sorted:
YES: clothes that you really love and wear a lot;
NO: things that your haven’t used for the past year or two;
MAYBE: pieces that you are not sure. Try to think about some alterations, or buy new pieces to match them, creating new looks. If not, move them to the NO pile.
Don’t be afraid to donate your clothes! If they are in good quality, look for a Vintage store in your neighborhood or in the internet.
Now, try to draw some conclusions from this process, why do you wear this more than that?… is it the color, the style, the fabric?? (Image Consultants can help you a lot with these questions). So next time you go shopping, have that on mind!
– Invest on good quality, warm and practical coats. Neutral colors, like black, gray, brown or beige are traditional hues for winter;
– Have also 3 nice leather boots and warm socks;
– At least 2 sets of hat, scarf and gloves, which don’t need to match, but should have a link between them. Depending on your personal style you can add here some trend, fun and your favorite color, specially on the scarves which will reflect beautifully your face features.
– Underneath your heavy coat you can wear pretty much anything but avoid clothes that are too warm, like cashmere sweaters and wool pants, once most indoor places have heaters.
– If your questions are about matching colors, think about joining warm, or cold tones together. For example, combine brown and orange, or blue and pink.
Important note: even living in a “fast fashion” country, I suggest that you don’t think fast in fashion, try to think long lasting pieces. It will be worth for your financials and much better for the planet too, trust me! Thinking “green” has never been so cool!!
If you want to learn more about Silvia’s services and get personal tips from an Image Consultant, just leave us a comment and it will be forwarded to her.