Tuesday, June 16, 2009

good LOOK for less: Maggie, hip blogger with a casual work environment!

When Maggie wanted tips on how to update her wardrobe for the summer I was very excited to help! Here is how she explained what her needs were:

My budget might be more like $350. I'm a classic hourglass shape (so no superflimsy tops and A-line skirts are a go-to). I'm kind of a J Crew girl. Classic/preppy style that is feminine with a touch of ethnic/hippy details (ie cool pattern, funky earrings, etc). I'm also 5 ft 1 in, so bottoms that come in petite are helpful! I look great in blues and greens. Prefer black or gray to white.

I'd really like a mix-and-match of stuff that is work appropriate but could transition to the weekend without much trouble. I have a cute pair of black shorts but that's been my only summer purchase. I've been in a jeans and tee rut at work and feel a little sloppy (we're on the casual side of business casual, but I like to look nice).

So with all of this in mind... I came up with the following shopping list! The jeans and black shorts I included in lieu of the pairs she already owns. So those were integrated into the outfits, but not the budget! For $350 I was able to come up with 18 new wardrobe pieces and 6 outfits (although the mix and match possibilities seem endless!) This is what the shopping list looks like:

With these items here are just a few of the outfits I came up with for Maggie...

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

You can see more of Maggie's outfits (or a number of previous outfits I have put together) my ShopStyle Stylebook.

As a follow-up, here is what Maggie had to say about the outfits:
These are so fun! I really love the python sandals and anthro skirt. Plus I already have a black cardigan so that puts you under budget! I especially love outfits 2, 3, and 5. They are that perfect mix of casual and put-together that I'm striving for. I'm so happy you fit in some funky accessories with the classic wardrobe pieces. The outfits
are current but not grossly trendy. Thank you so much! Can't wait to do some shopping :)


THANK YOU Maggie for letting me help you out! Always a pleasure...

If you are interested in finding out more about my wardrobe consulting services... click here. To see other wardrobe consultations I have done in the past... click here!


down and out chic said...

i love the natural palette and slightly bohemian feel of these outfits. great job (as always!)

pk @ room remix said...

This is such a great idea! I can pull a room together, but when it comes to clothes I get frustrated. I know what I like and the look I want but don't have the patience to pull it together. I definitely am considering using this service...

Jackie said...

LOVE the looks you have put together for Maggie! Esp. the crane tee, those gold gladiators and the orange scarf.

Magchunk said...

So I've now purchased the anthro skirt, the crane tee, the python sandals. I tried on the Gap pants this weekend but of course they didn't have a petite in the store so I have to wait for them to get one from another store. But I'll share pictures when I put together some of the outfits! Thanks again!

LenkaLovee said...

oh my goodness.
what a conicedence.
im about to start my own personal shopper/image consulting business and one of my ideas was wardrobe consultation.
i must say you do an amazing job at this! wow! i am amazed! really. :)
how long did it take you to come up with all of this?
i hope i may get even half as good as you are! :)

TheReadFam said...

hmmmm. I always have wanted a personal shopper. Love your style. I need some.

thanks for stopping by.


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