Remember this post and how I vowed to be more conscious on what I was bringing home? So far, so good. I haven't fallen astray to tempting sales (and they are tempting). Instead I've been purging my closet of the old and forgotten pieces. Lots of things have been donated and a few have been sold on Poshmark. For the special pieces that survived the purge, I intend on making them last with my tailor and look their best with my stylist kit.
"What exactly is a stylist kit," glad you asked.
A stylist kit can be thought of as your fashion emergency kit. Got white fuzzies all over your black sweater, reach for that kit. Unintentional deodorant skid marks on a tee, reach for that kit. Popped a button, reach for that kit. See where I'm going with this. Why waste the outfit when your kit is there to save the day.
For those of you in the market for a pre-made kit, I suggest going with Fashion First Aid kit curated by Lauren Messiah (co-founder of School of Style). This kit has basically everything for your next gig or fashion mishap. For those of you knee-deep in wedding season, consider this your best friend for rehearsal dinners and the big day. This kit prevented hot mess syndrome during sweaty Miami fashion, so its pretty solid to say the least.
The kit comes complete with: folding scissors, lint roller, sewing kit, tagging gun, tape measure, safety pins, double sided tape, skid out deodorant packets, drool remover sponges, bra strap holder, heel fixers, shoe grips, nipple covers, garment guards, purse shine, sole glow. See complete details here.
For those of you wanting to DIY your own kit, consider these essential basics to be stored in an all-clear bag (easier to find what you need):
- mini deodorant + deodorant remover or a small sponge: smell good and avoid the white stains.
- Band-Aids: great for blisters and unexpected cuts. I carry a few in my beauty bag too!
- safety pins, binder clips/clothespin, double-sided tape: these are great for hemming or holding any piece on the go.
- nipple covers: turn off the low-beams when they're not invited.
- nude underwear: sometimes our clothing may be a little more sheer than expected. Avoid any embarrassing moments with nude or black undies.
- tide to-go: because life happens and stains come along with it.
- lint roller: helps keep the fuzzies at bay.
- foot petals, heel liners + shoe pads: to prevent feet fatigue on those long days.
- static guard, small sewing kit, and scissors: necessities for any kit.
I know it sounds like a lot but you'll be happy to have them when the bad ju-ju strikes, especially that tide to-go pen. Is there anything I missed that should be added?
P.s. You don't need to be a stylist to have a stylist kit, in fact think of it as your fashion emergency kit!