De-clutter Your Closet - Easy and Clean ( Guest Post )

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 4 Comments

A cluttered closet can sure mess with one’s head. Every once in a while someone will open their closet and get “knocked out” by all the piled up clothes they have thrown on top of each other. This will be followed by digging through to find what they want to wear on that day. And boy, does it get tedious sometimes. 

Commonly, people wear very few different combinations of attire and one or two types of domestic, comfortable clothing. Alongside that, we transition two or three times a year with our choice of wardrobe, whether it be season inspired or simply, change of taste. Considering all of that, a lot of people don’t wear that many clothes, and yet, the closets are cluttered and overflowing. With that said, it’s time to think about a little wardrobe makeover to lift the weight off your shoulders. We are here to offer you some tips on how to clean and organise your closet! 

Make sure that you take out absolutely everything out of the closet. This way, you can start rebuilding and cleaning from the ground up. With every piece of clothing you take out, make sure to give it a good look to be sure it’s not worn out, damaged or gotten a little too tight for you. Also, go ahead and try on some of the things you pull out of the closet. Thus underlining that you are absolutely certain what you want to do with this piece. Boiling down to the most necessary, stylish and topical articles, put aside the ones that you didn’t find purpose or value in and consider donating them or throwing them away. 

Going over everything that has been taken out of the closet in such matter will solidify a whole new view of your closet. Instead of it looking like as if every piece of clothing is trying to push itself out to take a deep breath, there will be a refreshing open, clutter free space where the clothes feel like they are on vacation. 

Clothes, shoes and accessories aren’t the only items people tend to keep in their closets. It’s certainly common to put away a box of photos or toys in there, but then these are things that don’t belong there. Cleaning your closet from all unnecessary items is a good start! There are certain places for certain things. Such objects, for example, include books, school supplies, items that are no longer of use. Those items are better off to be out of the closet. Anything beyond what is considered as part of a person’s wardrobe should be relocated. Don’t use the closet space for the “swipe under the rug” method. 

Now you can take some time before you organize it all over again. It’s definitely time to clean it a bit and make it look better. If you like air fresheners, you can hang some in there to make the place smell nicer. The cleaning should be done from the top to the bottom, because you don’t want any dust to be removed from the bottom shelf, and then bury it in dust from the top shelves. Cleaning your closet shouldn’t take a lot of your time and soon you will be able to re-organise it however you want!  

Putting everything back should be far more looked into. It’s not the best idea to start grabbing random clothes, putting them on top of one another and chugging them back in the closet. Best advice is to do some categorizing. 

The ability to differentiate between two shades of the same color is not an ability every person can do, but at least everyone can tell dark from light and black from white. Start by categorizing all the shirts together, then trousers, jeans, skirts, dresses, jackets and so on. Fold them up and put them back on their shelves and hangers. For the accessories, plan a separate space. Place hats and scarves on hangers that stick to walls. Go out of your way to do some rearranging. When there is more space available in the closet, be mindful, don’t run off and start buying more clothes to fill it up. Let it sit like this and you will be surprised what you can make out from what you already have. 

We hope our cleaning and organising tips will be helpful when you find the time to clean and re-organise your closet! Good luck!

( Above post written by Zowie Ashton)

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Earn Your Stripes

Monday, March 26, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 6 Comments

Trolling on Instagram as I normally do, liking and commenting on my favourite Instagrammers' posts, I chanced upon this lovely brand from Philippines - HaloHaloBaby of which their bags and jewellery collection immediately caught my eye. I clicked on their website straight away and got myself this lovely straw bag which I am so in love with. Lucky me as fate would have it, cos when this post was published, the lovely people at HaloHaloBaby was totally sold out on ALL their products and now we await ( patiently!) for their new collection and the return of old favourites so we all can share and trend this beautiful brand!

The wonderful people at Zaful as always, have got the latest trends to the T on their shopping portal and this lovely two piece stripe number was the perfect match for my new straw bag. Even the fish bone hook earrings was a lovely piece to complete this casual weekend look.

2 piece Skirt Suit : Zaful ( get it here)
Earrings : Zaful ( get it here)
Bag : Halohalobaby ( sold out, but watch this space!)
Bangle : old
Wedge : Vince Camuto 
Simone xoxo

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Concrete Jungle

Monday, March 19, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

A quick post to get your week started.

Comfy, casual and easy to wear especially when running around with so many errands to do - this zip up jumpsuit is light and breezy for the hot humid tropical weather we have been experiencing over the last week. You will not believe this but I have always been a firm believer of " how you wear a clothing item" rather than buying only designer wear simply because.

I love the ruffle sleeves and the leaf prints. Monochrome palette of black and white is always classy and elegant. As I am trying to grow my hair, a quick pull back to finish off the sleek look.

Wish I had a black Cult Gaia bag and am so tempted to get one to complete this look, but I guess a good stylist would work with what he/she has in the closet.

Hope you enjoyed this look.

Jumpsuit : Sunday Market 
Bag : old, Cult Gaia inspired
Belt : ASOS
Sandals : Sam Edelman
Sunglasses : Cotton On
Earrings : Lovisa

Simone xoxo

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Crayola Colours !

Monday, March 12, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

A cooler morning, we headed out to the Changi Museum for a casual stroll and bite before packing Connor's bags ready for his school's residential trip to Thailand.

For those of you not familiar with Singapore or our museums, The Changi Museum is located at the far east of Singapore and dedicated to Singapore's history during the second World War and the Japanese Occupation of Singapore.

What drew me most to this museum was the outdoor chapel where you feel the souls and presence of those who fought for the country and whose family still misses them dearly - judging from the many poppies and notes left at the chapel. There are many personal artifacts displayed in this museum which makes one feel extremely humbled and yet honoured to get to know these fallen soldiers.

A quick outfit post with the beautiful background this time - highlighting bright Crayola coloured pieces - just in line with Spring's trends.

Outfit : H&M
Earrings : H&M
Bangle : ZARA
Sandals : Mimosa 
Bag : online ( similar here)

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Fashion Week's SS 2018 Must Have Dress Style :: Timeless Stripes

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 1 Comments

Stripes and Cami dresses are SS 2018's trends to look out for.

What better way then to combine these two trends in this  maxi dress especially for comfort and style as the humidity rises before we hit Summer.

A touch of colour to any outfit is a nice addition, and so I paired this look with beautiful bold orange sunglasses and matching tassel earrings.
Naturally a nice straw hat to keep out the sun and slippers in.... yes.... stripes!

You can shop this lovely look put together from

Slippers : Flower Stripe House Slippers

Here are some other cami dresses I am so loving from Zaful.

High Waist Lace Up Pleated Cami Dress

Multi Stripe Cami Dress
Don't forget to check out their many women's day offers and women's day specials that is going on right now! Hurry before the popular items gets sold out!!

Simone xoxo

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Pink Sorbet

Saturday, March 03, 2018 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

Living so close to a heritage site - where the buildings are under the Singapore government's conservation plans to preserve these ornately designed art deco style homes, I had to include these beautiful buildings in my post.

The brightly coloured shophouses provided the ideal colourful background to my pink outfit. A perfect match when I spotted the backdoor of one of these shophouses painted in the exact shade of my outfit!

Hope you enjoyed this Spring look and will most certainly bring more of this beautiful site of homes in our future posts.

Top : Massimo Dutti 
Pants : old 
Bag : Gucci
Belt : old 
Earrings : Swarovski
Bangle : Hermes
Shoes : Charles by Charles David 
Simone xoxo

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