It’s been a while since I did a T-Styled Me Styling Session post so seeing as it’s all about the Olympics in London at the moment, I thought this the perfect time to share with you the ‘London Calling’ styling session I had earlier this year with my friend Wins from .
Wins and I have known each other since primary school and like many other expats living here, we were enticed by travel opportunities associated with our ‘London calling.’ Wins is super creative when it comes to interior design, wedding styling and fashion – anything she touches, no matter how ordinary, ends up looking like it belongs in the magazine of ‘Home,’ ‘Weddings’ ‘Russh’ or a Jamie Oliver cookbook! Seriously, how awesome does this ordinary peanut butter and jelly toast that she made for her husband look?
As with all my styling sessions, in a bid to get to know her style and personality better:
Wins’ Profile Stats
- Wins’ Height: 5 ft 2” (1.57m)
- Skin tone: Fair – Medium
- Build: Extra petite
- Body shape: Rectangular. Refer to this post if you need a reminder
- General Clothing size: Size Extra Small (XS) i.e UK/AUS 4-6.
- Lifestyle: Social, busy and active – Wins’ loves travelling, going for runs, trying out different eateries and exploring vintage markets
- Shopping pref: Wants more than Needs basis – Shoes & handbags enthusiast
- Shopping frequency: Frequently with purchases on ave monthly.
- Style Preference: Mix of classic, edgy and relaxed
- Personality (in three words): Social, fun and creative (All in my opinion!)
Wins’ Styling criteria
- For this styling session, Wins’ had no criteria – She was merely modelling for me to practice my styling skills so I wanted to have a bit of fun with a graphic tee and some pieces Wins’ might not usually wear but would suit her body shape and that she could consider incorporating into her usual style.
I mostly see graphic tees teamed with jeans or shorts so I wanted to present another fun way to wear a graphic tee that’s slightly more feminine and dressy enough for a casual drink. Tucking in the tee naturally defined Wins’ waist-line and visually elongated her bottom half.
I spotted this tee from which looked pretty fun so I bought a size UK8 which was quite loose on Wins but happened to suit her style as I remember in the past discussing her preference for knits and tees a size or two larger than usual to achieve that relaxed oversized, comfy look. Continue reading