This post takes me back to my first business as a personal stylist where I used to hold cosy little workshops on how to dress for your shape amongst other topics. Its been a long time since those days and I’ve missed it! Which is why it’s been so much fun creating this online interactive workshop.
This is my 7 step wardrobe makeover challenge. It’s one step a week for 7 weeks where I give you loads of tips and ‘how to’s’ on culling, organising your closet, and working out what shapes, styles and silhouettes suit your body shape.
I promise I won’t tell you that you need to spend hundreds on a neon trapeze swing dress just because it’s in fashion. You’re the best judge of what looks good on you and what you can afford. I’m just here to give you a few ideas and inspiration.
It sounds like a massive challenge, and while it certainly is in-depth, I’ve made it easy and fun to do. A little bit each week where you give your love and attention to just one task at a time without being overwhelmed, and still have plenty of weekend time to go out and play.
Also, anyone with a child can tell you that a whole weekend dedicated to yourself is never gonna happen!
I’ll be doing this for myself as well, and believe it or not, I’m not a supermodel/celebrity/fashion plate so my advice is based on my real life, my 15 years in the fashion and film industry, on living with a sweet little baby and on my pretty ordinary budget.
In the last 2 years my body has changed so much. It’s been enormous while making a baby and then nursing for a year means it still is not even remotely back to its normal self.
Now, I have no illusions that it will ever go back to the same, and I’m okay with that. Small price to pay for having my beautiful girl to cuddle for the rest of my life.
But I do need to re define my style, figure out what suits me now. Not just for my shape but for my lifestyle. I can hardly strut around all day in 9 inch heels while carrying a child! I need to do a huge cull, let go of the old and embrace the new.
My 7 steps to creating your perfect wardrobe
Each week I will go through all the steps to help you cull and decide what to keep, throw or stash. How to look after your precious items and great ideas on storing and displaying your favourite things. Most of all, I’ll be going through how to work out your personal style and getting to know your body shape and what suits you. Starting next week.
- Week 1: Get Inspired and get to know yourself
- Week 2: Culling of the clothes
- Week 3: Jewellery, makeup and accessories
- Week 4: Shoes and Bags
- Week 5: Organise your space part 1
- Week 5: Organise your space part 2
- Week 6: Style yourself
- Week 7: The finishing touches
Step 1 will be on the blog next Wednesday, meanwhile please feel free to share with friends who might enjoy this too.
Does this sound like something that you’d benefit from?
PS. I would love you to come and join my Facebook family for a bit more of Starring Maya fun. Or if you're more of an Instagram person then right this way 🙂 See you around! xxx Shereen