Fashion Dr: Treats for a hoodie gal
I am taking my beautiful 20-year-old daughter shopping for a few new staple pieces in her wardrobe. She is really healthy, but has a bigger figure and most often hides behind the same pair of jeans and hooded sweatshirt. What do you suggest as some staple pieces for her wardrobe?
The definition of a wardrobe staple is different for everyone. As your daughter sounds like a jeans and T-shirt sort of girl, try to warm her slowly into other items without making her feel too uncomfortable. Get her to expand her trouser options - maybe a pair of great fitting black trousers, or some chinos for summer that she can turn up at the ankle. Try Glassons, Marcs and Country Road.
A couple of great cotton T-shirts and a blouse or two are always great to have in the wardrobe. You can pick plain T-shirts up at a great price from places like Cotton On. Country Road, Glassons and Superette all have a great range of blouses in fabulous prints and colours. Look for loose-fitting styles that are longer in length, so she can pair them with skinny trousers.
A simple black blazer is another fail-safe item to have in her wardrobe, and she'll wear it for years and years. She can team it with a T-shirt, jeans and canvas sneakers for a casual look, or dress it up with a blouse for an evening out.
Get her a couple of pieces of jewellery from somewhere like Diva to glam up her outfits. A little bit less staple but still fun, a leather jacket and a simple summer tunic would make a happy addition.