Does that saying sound familiar? You may (or may not) have used it to justify an expensive purchase to the significant other so he doesn’t hit the roof when the credit card bill come in, but bare with me, there is definitely some truth in it!
For the uninitiated out there, Cost-Per-Wear is exactly what it sounds like – take the price you paid for it, and divide it by the amount of times you a) intend to wear it or b) have worn it. This is your cost-per-wear.
Let me explain:
COST PER WEAR: Divide the initial cost of purchasing the garment by the amount of times your have worn it
I know, I know – New Year’s resolutions are fresh in your mind…. and if you are anything like me, will fade out very quickly! BUT if you do one new thing this year, think about booking a session with a personal stylist (…….anyone know any good ones? JOKES!)
Personal styling isn’t just for the rich and famous any more! Anyone can use a personal stylist and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either!
For me, personal styling is about education. I want to help you learn what clothes suit you, your lifestyle and your budget, but more importantly, I want to give you the tools to go out and find the right clothes for yourself in the future!
So to explain in more depth, here are 5 reasons why you need a personal stylist in 2013:
NO! NOT ME!! (I think my mum almost fell off her chair as she read that headline) but a very brave (and wise, and beautiful, and smart) girlfriend of mine, Bec, is going to try it! She is taking 2013 as a time to cut down and simplify her life – and if I know Bec at all, she will nail it!
So she is the inspiration for this blog – but I think we can all take something out of it.
Bec asked me recently what key essentials she should have in her wardrobe if she didn’t then want to shop for a year.
I think it’s hard to say that there are specific essentials that EVERYONE needs, I think it depends more on your individual lifestyle, budget, body-shape, age, occupation etc so what I thought I’d do for Bec instead is offer a few tips on HOW TO BUILD A COMPLETE WARDROBE, rather than list specific key pieces, so here we go:
Ok, so maybe not one of the ‘standard’ body shapes but dressing for a petite body has its own set of do’s and don’ts…. plus I promised my sister-in-law that I would write this for you, so Kirsty, this is for you
If you are tiny in stature, then most of the rules for your body shape still apply (click here to work out which shape you are) but there are few extra tips and tricks that can make you feel 10 feet tall! (sorry, couldn’t help myself).
So what does exactly does ‘petite’ mean? Well to me it usually it means you are slightly lacking in the height department (5ft 3… 5ft 4 sound familiar?) and usually you are a size 4, 6 or 8 – BUT you can be quite petite in stature and a slightly larger size too…. the same rules apply.
Here are some familiar faces you might recognize that fall into the petite category!
The Olsen twins, Kylie Minogue and Kourtney Kardashian are all petite beauties – but there are still curves involved!
Essentials are… well, an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe (wow, we’re off to a good start today!) but when I look at all those blog posts and magazine articles about “The Wardrobe Essentials” not many of them actually live in my wardrobe, and if they do, they don’t actually get many outings.
The more I thought about it, the more there were other pieces in my wardrobe that have become my “essentials”, things you wouldn’t always think you would get great cost-per-wear from, but I really do!
So here are my 5 wardrobe essentials you NEVER knew you needed!