Most mums can identify with the struggle of adapting their wardrobe to suit a post-baby body. The fun of buying maternity clothes and cute coordinates to cover that baby bump evaporates after baby arrives, leaving you desperate to work out what will look good and cover all those unexpected wobbly bits. It can also be a challenge going to an entirely casual and baby-friendly wardrobe after the safety of years of work-wear.
Smitten With Style is a Sydney-based personal stylist and shopper (with interstate trips to Melbourne and Brisbane every second month) who has years of experience helping mums of all shapes, sizes and budgets find a kid-friendly wardrobe to suit their bodies and their lifestyles. We understand that mums want to look stylish but not over-the-top and want to flaunt their best assets while camouflaging other areas that just aren’t what they used to be!
Smitten With Style offers wardrobe consultations and shopping trips, or the ultimate package that combines these two so you can have a professional assess your existing wardrobe and move straight to developing your new style and outfits. The package includes a 1.5 hour Wardrobe Consultation and two-hour Shopping Trip, which can be taken in one day or over two separate appointments. The fee for all this is $400.
Head Stylist Wendy Mak also gives complimentary style talks to mothers’ or play groups in Sydney’s east, inner city or lower north shore, She will come to the next gathering to provide simple suggestions and tips on how to develop a new style and wardrobe to take mums from drab to fab. These sessions are entirely free and all mums are welcome to ask questions about their style and fashion dilemmas.
Having seen Wendy Mak in action, I can highly recommend Smitten With Style for mums like me who have limited time and find it hard to decide what to buy. Wendy suggests the labels that are best for your body shape, organises accessories to go with your outfits, answers underwear questions and even gives you shoe options. It really takes the stress out of shopping and saves you time and energy, making it a super-efficient and fun way to either buy an outfit for a special occasion or overhaul your entire wardrobe.
If you are located somewhere other than Sydney, it would be worth looking for this service in your part of the world.