BY my own admission, I am far from being the most organised person in the world.
But there’s one area in my world, one little area, which I am not chaotic with or about.
And that my friends, is my wardrobe. My style – what I buy and wear.
I adore clothes, always have since being a wee one, and I’ve learned over the years that the best way to always look your best is to get organised. As much as possible.
Not only does it save you a hell of a lot of money in the long run, it also means you make smarter, wiser style choices.
I mean let’s face it, just think of all the stuff you’ve bought over the years that you’ve never worn or have never felt good in.
Buying stuff just for the sake of it or on a whim means that our wardrobes are packed full of clothes we are ‘so so’ about, that results in us continually struggling to pick a decent outfit out of our closets, leaving us feeling stressed and looking far from our best.
I’ve spoken before about how I like to organise my wardrobe (my approach which really works and I recommend to everyone!) but have you ever thought about actually organising your clothes shopping?!
Well neither had I really (bar scribbling a few things down on paper), that is, until I came across the fabulous new website ‘Lyst‘.
Lyst is like an online personal shopper (the kind you will get on with, like a house on fire) and is home to all kinds of brands – from high street favourites like Topshop to your dream designers like Gucci.
And it’s also super clever, because unlike other sites, it enables you to create different wish ‘Lysts’ of your future potential outfits.
Style planning (and shopping) at its very best!
And as it’s as much about wishing as it is about planning, in collaboration with Lyst, I’ve decided to share with you all my dream Summer party outfit ‘Lyst’ which features not one, but two stunning items from my recent favourite discovery Self Portrait.
(I first came across this designer thanks to Rosie The Londoner, and I am now absolutely hooked on this label!)
The designs are everything that appeal to me for a sensational party or celebration outfit – beautiful lace and incredible tailoring which creates the most perfect mix of femininity and sensuality.
And here’s how I’ve styled them up using the Lyst:
- The Top: Wrap-Style Cotton Top by Self Portrait, £110
- The Skirt: White Guipure Lace Skirt by Self Portrait, £140
- The shoes: Navy ‘photographer’ High Heels by ASOS, £45
- The earrings: Blue Aegan Chandelier Earrings by Suzanna Dai, £119
- The sunglasses: Red Moschino Sunglasses, £188
I’ve loved using Lyst and found it actually pretty addictive! It’s smart, it’s sassy and it sure is a lot of fun.
If you’re struggling for inspiration, you can check out ‘The Long Lyst’ area which features all kinds of articles, fashion styling and useful advice.
But to be honest I don’t think you will find it a struggle at all. (Still, check out the area though, it’s fab!)
It’s such a super site, that once you get browsing and creating your wish ‘lysts’ you’ll soon be styling up a storm, creating some incredible outfits quicker than you ever thought possible and finding your perfect looks for every occasion.
I can’t quite believe I’m saying this, but this really is one ‘lyst’ I’m more than happy to create. (And one that I do actually love creating.)