How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

A “capsule wardrobe” is a term that is often heard in the fashion community. It seems that everyone is building a capsule wardrobe, they are everywhere you turn! In order to build your own capsule wardrobe there are a few questions that need to be answered first.

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What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing pieces that never go out of fashion and can be matched with outfits in all seasons.

Why build a Capsule Wardrobe?

There are so many benefits of having a capsule wardrobe, not only does it save you time and money, but it means you can look effortlessly stylish everyday! And for an added bonus it also reduces the amount of laundry you have to do! Who wouldn’t love that?

How do you build a Capsule Wardrobe?

  1. Research

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Research is key to building a capsule wardrobe. Find the type of capsule wardrobe you are looking to build, for example, casual, summer, office, winter etc. Use your research to find inspiration for pieces you want to add to your wardrobe.

2.  Take a look at the wardrobe you already have.

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Before splashing out on new pieces for your wardrobe, take a look at the clothes you already have. You may already have pieces tucked away that you had forgot about!

3. Make a wishlist

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Find the items you want, you should have 35-40 pieces including shoes for your wardrobe. These should give you around 3 months worth of outfits.

4. Make lists

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Make a list of what you have and what you need, this will help you not to stray and make additional purchases for your wardrobe.

5. Test out your capsule wardrobe!

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You’re now ready to start wearing your new wardrobe! Wear your capsule pieces for 4 weeks then review your wardrobe and make necessary changes.

 

I hope this post was helpful! Tell me what your favourite capsule wardrobe pieces are in the comments section below!

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5 Best Dua Lipa Inspired Outfits At Affordable Prices

After releasing her first single in 2016 Dua Lipa has quickly taken over the world. A singer, songwriter and model with an EBBA Public Choice Award and two Brit Awards under her belt, there is nothing Dua Lipa can’t do! On top of this she has a style unlike any other. Here are 5 outfits inspired by Dua Lipa at affordable prices.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Tell me which celebrity inspired outfits you’d like to see next in the comments section below!

Top Jobs In Fashion And How To Get Them

Millions of people around the world are passionate about fashion, but very few pursue their dreams of working in the industry. Fashion is a hard line to get in to, job opportunities are scarce and not a lot of people know how to go about getting into the industry. But what if I told you that you could do it? Here are the top jobs in fashion and how you can get them.

  1. Stylist

Being a stylist is so much more than just picking a cute outfit, it’s a fast paced and forever changing role and is definitely not for the faint hearted. As a stylist it is your responsibility to find and cast models, create mood boards to fit the theme and requirements of a shoot, direct hair and make up artists, get the clothes and products needed for a shoot – this may mean working directly with a brand or buying products from stores, merchandising products, providing expert knowledge, taking care of sample stock and props, keeping up to date with designers, brands and trends and providing assistance during a shoot.

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If that long list hasn’t put you off then here’s how you can become a stylist. Some employers prefer their stylists to have a degree in a fashion related subject such as:

  • Fashion Communicating and Styling
  • Fashion Image Making and Styling
  • Fashion Product and Promotion
  • Fashion Styling and Creative Direction
  • Fashion Styling and Production
  • Interior Styling and Design

An Internship is also a great way into the industry, being a stylist is a hands on job and there is no better way to learn the ins and outs of the fashion world than first hand experience.

 

2. Fashion Designer

As a Fashion Designer you will more than likely specialise in one area e.g. sportswear or children’s wear. There are also 3 categories of fashion you can work in as a designer:

  • High Street – Producing items in mass quantities that fit with the current trend of the general population.
  • Ready-to-wear – Producing a small amount of an item, often used for events or photo shoots.
  • Haute Coutour – A one of a kind piece that takes a long time to produce often for catwalks and red carpet events.

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Your responsibilities as a Fashion Designer are to create a hand drawn or computerised visualisation of your ideas, keeping up to date with trends, planning and developing a product or range, working closely with design and production teams to ensure the product fits with requirements, buying the materials needed to produce the designs, creating samples and negotiating with customers and suppliers.

To become a designer you will need to obtain a degree in either:

  • Art and Design
  • Clothing Technology
  • Fashion Marketing and Buying
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Knitwear
  • Textiles

Although being a fashion designer requires a lot of hard work that salary does soften the blow with most Senior Designers earning £42-85k a year or more!

3. Fashion Merchandiser

A Fashion Merchandiser is essential in the retail industry. These are the people who keep shops stocked and up to date with trends. As a fashion merchandiser your job is to plan, prepare and stock ranges, to work closely with everyone in the chain from suppliers to buyers, collect data, create visual displays, budgeting, produce sales forecasts, analyse sales trends, study competitors, negotiate costs and make financial presentations.

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For this role you will need qualifications in either:

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Retail Management

The salary for a senior merchandiser is up to £85,000 per year with most companies also offering benefits packages.

I hope you found this post useful, what is your dream job in the fashion industry? Tell me in the comments section below!

 

 

 

7 Tips for Saving Money When Shopping Online

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Who doesn’t love finding a bargain when shopping online? What if I told you there were ways you could save money on all of your online purchases? I know it sounds too good to be true – but trust me you can! Here are 7 tips for saving money when shopping online.

  1. Keep items in your basket – after a few weeks many retailers will offer you a discount on some or all of your items.
  2. Search for your item on Google Shopping to compare prices with different retailers.
  3. Search Twitter and Instagram for blogger/influencer promo codes, you will find these for almost every brand or store and the discounts can be quite high too!
  4. Sign up to brand email subscriptions – they often send you exclusive money off coupons
  5. Use cashback websites such as eBates, you could save up to 25% on your purchases!
  6. Use Greentoe.com to negotiate prices, simply find the product you want, set the price you’d like to pay for the item and the website will haggle with the company to get you the best deal possible
  7. Combine coupons – many companies will allow you to use multiple coupons on a purchase giving you even better savings!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you know any tips for saving money when shopping online tell me in the comments section below!

Top 5 Best Celebrity Clothing Lines 2018

To be a big star you have to be more than just a one trick pony. Nowadays celebrities dabble in many different business ventures – one of the most popular being fashion. Here are 5 of the best celebrity clothing lines in 2018, so you can dress like a star too!

  1. Ivy Park by Beyonce

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As if Beyonce didn’t bless us enough with her hit music, fragrances, video games, music streaming service Tidal and charity work, she then goes and teams up with Topshop to bring us Ivy Park – and thank god she did! Ivy Park is a street wear line comprised of 2 categories, active wear and casual wear. With everything from dresses and tops to lingerie, shoes, nags and hats. The line is made up of cool and neutral tones and can actually be worn day to day. To top it all off it’s actually affordable!

2. Tommy x Gigi

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Gigi Hadid is by far one of the most famous models in the world. Millions of people all over the world look to her for style inspiration. Teaming up with Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi Hadid brings us a street wear line. The items are noticeably in line with Tommy Hilfiger’s signature red, white and black, the range offers tops, jumpers, bags, shoes, glasses and active wear.

3. PrettyLittleThing by Kourtney Kardashian

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Kourtney, the eldest of the Kardashian children, recently teamed up with PrettyLittleThing for a sexy new clothing line and it is fabulous! With bright colours, satin and sequins this is the go to range for your next night out, with prices ranging from £4-40 it is shockingly affordable too!

4. ED by Ellen

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A range of neutral toned sweaters, sweatshirts and tees. Ellen Degeneres offers a selection of simple, elegant designs that will blow your mind! As well as clothing ED by Ellen also offers shoes, accessories and baby and pet apparel – there is literally something for everyone!

5. Demi Lovato x Fabletics

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Demi Lovato has teamed up with Fabletics for a new active wear line and it is stunning! With strappy sports bras, cut out one pieces and full matching sets you can look and feel good whilst working up a sweat!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Tell me which celebrity you hope will be next to release a clothing line in the comments section below.

Product Review: Boutique of Molly

I am so excited to be bringing you my first ever product review! Before I start I would just like to say that this review is 100% my honest opinion and I will never give a product or brand a good review if I don’t honestly believe they are the highest quality. Now that’s been said let’s begin!

Boutique of Molly (BOM) is an online boutique who sell clothing, bags, purses and also offer a luxury range. Their style is very elegant and classy, I love their range of neutral and cool tones and you are guaranteed to find an outfit for any occasion!

For this post I chose to review the ‘Orlando’ bag. My first impression of the bag was surprise that the product looks exactly the same as the picture on the website! Often website pictures make products look a different colour or material, but this bag was everything I expected and more!

The bag is just absolutely stunning, the pale pink soft quilted material and gold metal work so well together, there are endless amounts of outfits you could wear the bag with. For a small bag there is so much room inside and the quality of the material and stitching are next level! You don’t have to worry about any of your belongings falling out with a zip on the inside and a magnetic clasp meaning you don’t have to fiddle with silly, complex buckles.

Overall, this is a must have wardrobe piece and I can not wait to try out more of their products!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you want to see more product reviews in the comments section below. Be sure to check out Boutique of Molly at https://www.boutiqueofmolly.com and don’t forget to use promo code BAMBI20 for 20% off your purchase!

35 Inspiring Fashion Quotes for Your Inner Fashionista

Every girl has an inner fashion goddess, some peoples take a little persuading to fully emerge where as others shine brighter than the sun. These quotes are bound to make you want to get dressed up to the nines and hit the streets like it’s a catwalk and so you should! Here are 35 Fashion Quotes for Your Inner Fashionista!

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Tell me who your fashion inspirations are in the comments section below.