It started as few fall fashion ideas but they are more general than just fall. As you have probably already guessed, I like to put outfits together. I get a weird thrill pulling things and seeing different looks I can make with them. It’s a personal challenge of mine to take something from my wardrobe and mix it a way that I have never worn it before.
This goes back to highschool when 90% of my clothes were thrifted, and this only increased when I worked in retail. I wasn’t the best salesperson because I don’t have it in me to push things on people, but I was probably the most honest and helpful. I would never tell you something looked good to make a sale, I would spend as long as someone needed to help them find the right pieces. Some of my favourite parts was putting together outfits for people so they could see how to wear something because more often than not customers came in with no idea of where to even start. You could see it with the confused or scared “deer in headlight” look they would have. This is why items that are on mannequins sell better; it’s because a customer is able to visualize how it can be worn and how they may wear it.
I distinctly remember us having a shirt that wasn’t very becoming on the hanger sitting in our store forever and not selling a single one. I made a bet that I could get them all sold by the end of the weekend and I did. I did this by using the shirt on two different mannequins, in two different areas of the store (one window display, and one further inside) and in two completely different looks. People literally came in while they were walking by and asked for the outfit in the window. That is the idea of what I try to do here. I bring outfits together to try and help those of us that either don’t like to or don’t know how to get the most out of their wardrobe.
I hope that by posting outfits someone will see something they own (or similar) and think “I’ve never thought to wear it like that before”. I probably should have been a stylist, I would have gained a lot of satisfaction from that.
So here are a few fall inspired (or winter and spring) looks that should appeal to various tastes.
*Side note: I love the faux fur collar/scarf above. It is a quick way to add some visual fun to any coat. It also comes in a few more colours.
Have a great weekend guys :)