I occasionally spot creative ideas from retailer and clients – things that seem to small for an entire blog post, but that I still imagine you would enjoy. Little “stocking stuffer” tidbits, if you will. Here is a quick sampling:
I was stopped in my tracks when I spotted this innovative necklace on a salesperson at my local Ann Taylor store. Like many of us, she had a collection of necklaces with tiny pendants and not much fashion punch — all gifts from beloved family members. Rather than letting them languish in her jewelry box, she had a jeweler mount them all on one strand of chain – sort of a mini charm bracelet, but in necklace form – that maximized their visibility.
I’ve long encouraged clients to color in my 12-Piece Wardrobe diagram to plan their own mix-and-match groupings. One client took it to a whole new level by making multiple copies, cutting them up into groupings of piece that should be matching (a set of twin sweaters or a 2-piece print dress, for example) and literally playing paper dolls with the possible combinations.
She happened to be a client who sews part of her wardrobe, so she also attached watches of the garments she planned to make for the coming season. Way to shop/sew with a plan!
What tiny style tidbits could you share with fellow readers? I’d love to see your photos.