Mabelle Style now offers gift certificates for the holiday season!
Have you ever wondered if Personal Shopping or Wardrobe Consulting would be the perfect gift idea? Then, check out the points below that are the most common statements, questions and reasons Mabelle Style clients have brought up, which brought them to our service.
- I have nothing to wear in my wardrobe!
- How can I create outfits with what I have?
- I hate shopping!
- I don’t have the time to look and shop!
- Nothing fits properly!
- I can’t find anything in my closet!
- I want to look sharp… without trying to.
- How can I add new trends to my existing wardrobe?
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Recently, I worked with a recurring client who had previously shopped with Mabelle for her everyday wardrobe. There was a gap in her wardrobe regarding her weekend trips to Whistler. My goal was to create a few multifunctional casual comfy looks. My favorite purchase from this particular shop was a black & red check coat that we selected at Aritzia. It had a Canadian vibe and a trendy cocoon cut for room to layer. The client also requested a look for evenings for an event or fancy dinner she would attend. I pulled a bordeaux sweater-dress from Kate Spade that was very flattering and had the perfect weight for cold winter nights. Check out the pictures we captured on her shopping day to get a glimpse into some of her looks!
Coat: MaxMara Weekend
Dress: Kate Spade
Coat: Hugo Boss
On a recent shop our client was looking for a selection of outfits that felt effortless but also gave an elevated look for upcoming meetings or evenings out. We took a couple of pictures during the shopping day to give you an idea of the outfits being created. It can range from an amazing overcoat that can take a t-shirt and jeans to another level or a classic cream silk blouse tucked into a slim trouser for evening style As a personal shopper it is a priority to create outfits vs pieces with some of our favorite brands http://www.sentaler.com http://www.smythejackets.com and http://www.aritzia.com
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Top & Pants: Aritzia
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Choker: Blue Ruby
Photographer: Christine Pienaar
It’s been awhile since velvet has come around on the trend forecast but this fall/winter season it’s the fabric in about every style. Dresses, pants, kimono’s, booties you name it! I recall in circa 1998 having a velvet bell bottom pant (cringe) and circa 2005 I had a black velvet blazer which is a least a classic. I could have kept that one if I wasn’t obsessed with cleaning out my closet regularly. I personally don’t like to spend a huge amount on really specific trend that stands out, like velvet. I would have loved a pair of velvet booties but for ‘price per wear’ it just didn’t make sense. I did find for $30 this cute shirt dress from ASOS that I felt fit the bill, great colour, perfect length for casual or dressy. Not something I’ll wear more then 5 times as it’s pretty bold, thank god it was only $30 :)
Finding key pieces to add to an already well rounded wardrobe is always fun, I get to focus on trendy items vs basics. This shop was based entirely off that – fun, elevated and trendy! I added some great jackets to her wardrobe, camouflage cotton for casual, a burgundy suede bomber and a beautifully tailored Smythe blazer. (Smythe is the probably one of if not the best brand for the perfect cut blazer!) I also couldn’t resist an elevated boot, not just your basic suede bootie we got the Alexander Wang ‘Alex’ boot. Sometimes shops don’t need to be big and large volume, it just about finding key pieces to elevate an already great wardrobe:)
One of the biggest trends this season is the oversize look – from sweatshirt dresses & giant sweaters to jackets so big they fall off your shoulders. Remember not all trends are for everybody but if you’re wanting to take the plunge into the oversize you want to be mindful that your body isn’t lost in this baggy shapeless style. How does that happen? Make sure your don’t hide every feature. For example, in this outfit post I have a large sweater and a wide flowy pant, I made sure the sweater was half tucked in the pant so my waist and hips do not get lost in the outfit. Another great option if you have a longer oversized sweater is to lose the pants! Wear the style as a dress with a healed shoe to give length to the legs and a slimming effect to the overall look.
Photography: Christine Pienaar
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
I have owned this navy classic DVF dress for 5 years. It’s a go-to when I need a dress for any occasion. The colour navy will never be outdated and the silhouette is simple but elegant. The best part about this dress ( still being sold in DVF store’s) is the stretch – yup this dress has give! I wanted to give it a little update this season, I usually wear it on it’s own but I found the perfect blazer with navy details at http://www.zara.com/ – $89!! The blazer creates a business look which makes the dress go from evening to day! Multi-functional is key.
Christine Pienaar Photography
The number one priority when creating a well rounded wardrobe is to ensure you have all the staple items first. Staple items would be considered the basics. Once you have found the perfect fits and styles for the basics you can then interject the trendy pieces. Those pieces can elevate the basics and give a little pop of colour, print or even some edge. One of my favorite trends that works wonderfully with basics is cheetah print! My outfit post below shows a silk cheetah blouse with a basic black pant & coat – an easy piece that really gives my outfit a jump start into fall.
Photography: Christine Pienaar