Pokemon Go – What to Wear!

It appears that catching Pokemon has recently become a national pastime and as such it’s my duty as a Personal Stylist to give you some guidelines on what to wear so you can look stylish while capturing Pokemon.

Footwear – choose comfortable and good looking shoes, with sufficient grip to allow you to run and leap when necessary.

Pants – choose a style with lots of stretch. Pokemon Go players are sometimes required to climb over fences into private property (so I’ve heard) so dresses are definitely out of the question.

Tops – A T-Shirt emblazoned with your favourite Pokemon is just perfect.

Costume – Cause confusion and show those Pokemon you mean business by disguising yourself as one of them.

Head wear – I suggest you wear a balaclava to avoid being recognised by friends and family.

Although this may lead to others misunderstanding your activity and YOU could end up being the one captured.

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Short and Stylish – Top Tips for Looking Taller

A lot of my shorter clients ask for styling tips and tricks to make them look taller, and what they should avoid wearing. Sc I’ve put all my best advice here in one blog for you!

Tonal colour from head to toe.

This creates a lengthening column of colour. If you wear a different colour on your top half to your bottom half you will visually shorten yourself.

Heels.

This seems fairly obvious, but remember to keep the height of your heels in proportion – if you are very short you do not need a very high heel. In fact, going too high will only highlight your shortness. Matching your shoe colour to the colour on your legs is a simple but effective way to look taller. For example, if you are wearing bare legs, wear nude coloured shoes. Wear black shoes with black opaque tights. It’s another form of column dressing.

Shorter hemlines.

Going above the knee with your hemline will make your legs appear much longer than they are. But you can also embrace the midi trend by choosing a dress/skirt that has a shorter underlay over sheer lace, or wearing a fitted, deep V neck top, over a high waist midi skirt, with heels.

Highlight your waist.

Find wear your natural waist is by running your hands down the side of your torso. The most narrow part is the area you want to highlight. Make sure your tops and dresses are fitted in this area, or use the half tuck method on looser shirts.

Wearing belts and high waist skirts and pants, cropped tops and jackets will all visually lengthen your legs. And who doesn’t want long legs?

Point your toes.

Choose pointy toe shoes over rounded toes to visually lengthen your legs. This is especially useful when choosing flat shoes.

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Smaller handbag.

It’s all about proportion. An oversized handbag will accentuate your shortness, but a small bag, clutch or a mini satchel will be perfect. Mini satchels are very on trend, so embrace them!

What to avoid…..

Big prints.

Mid calf length boots.

Wide length pants.

Round toe shoes.

Jeans that are too long, causing bunching at ankle.

Oversized accessories.

Midi length dresses and skirts with flat shoes.

Ankle straps.

3/4 length pants.

I am available for Personal Style workshops, public speaking, wardrobe and colour consultations and personal shopping styling sessions, based in Perth, Western Australia. For more information on all things styling, visit myFacebook page or website.

Personal Shopping Online

Occasionally I get asked if it’s possible for me to do an online shopping session with clients who live in a remote areas (or anywhere not close to me).

Although I’m aware that this is a service offered by some stylists, it’s not one that I’m comfortable doing.

There are simply too many margins for error:

Colour – even if I have met the client and I’m fully aware of her colouring, it is impossible to know the EXACT colour of any garment by looking at a photo (especially when it comes to blues and purples). And you really cannot tell whether the colour is warm or cool until you are looking at it with your own eyes. When I am physically with a client I can see immediately whether the colour is flattering or not – and it’s  only a slight shade or tonal change that makes the difference.

Sizing – One store’s size 12 is another store’s size 16, is another store’s Medium etc etc.

Fit – How a garment sits on a client is so important! For example – Is the garment’s waist sitting on the client’s natural waist? If not, the client may appear to have a larger tummy. Where does the hemline sit in relation to the shape of the leg? The wrong hemline length can shorten and widen the client.

Comfort – Even if the colour, size and fit are perfect, I watch the client for signs that she might be feeling uncomfortable (physically and emotionally) in the garment. If she is not completely comfortable it goes back on the rack.

Time, Convenience and Cost – Clients come for a Personal Stylist because it’s an efficient and convenient way to solve your wardrobe dilemmas. Ordering online is not as quick, not if it’s done properly. Each garment photo has to be analysed and scrutinised. Measurements have to be checked.

Then you wait. For the parcel.  To arrive. If something is not right, then returns, replacements or refunds have to be organised. Then you wait. Again.

It’s a much quicker, convenient and reliable process to go to a shopping centre with a reputable Personal Stylist. Like me 🙂

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