Is your wardrobe full of unworn impulse purchases and expensive mistakes: clothes that don’t fit well or with details that don’t flatter? For those concerned about the cost of fashion shopping – not just personal debt, but the ethical issues of cheap labour and the ecological impact of over-consumption of fashion clothing – Figuring Out Fashion provides answers.
Figuring Out Fashion provides advice from fashion stylist Jay Hunt on planning fashion shopping to achieve a fashionable and sustainable wardrobe. Jay links fashion theory to financial planning to show how a healthy bank balance and stylish wardrobe can co-exists.
*How to asses and review your current wardrobe *Working out what styles suit you *How to plan a capsule wardrobe for the seasons and your budget *choosing accessories *the art of packing *how to understand concepts like cost per wear *judging when quality counts
The practical section introduces more than 20 exercises that provide simple, inexpensive re-dos. Barley Massey explains step by step how to reuse, adjust and remake existing clothes to fit and flatter, including: *Altering hemlines and necklines *turning jeans into a skirt *updating an outdated evening dress *slimming a baggy dress *upcycling tee-shirts *embellishing garments and more!