Need Help Mixing and Matching Your Spring Wardrobe?

Hello … ‘Style Expert’ CeeCee to the rescue! If you’re like me, you want to Get Real! and make the most of your wardrobe or new spring purchases. My friends are always asking me for advice on how I mix-and-match fashion pieces to create a streamlined wardrobe (there’s never enough closet space!) … and through the process create a variety of fabulous seasonal looks using different combinations of the same items.

If you’re in a fashion rut … creating a remixable wardrobe might be just what you need to kick-start your spring ‘look’. Check out these four great looks I’ve put together with six affordable purchases from one of my favourite stores … H&M at Coquitlam Centre. ALL six purchases cost me only $176 (before taxes). That’s ‘Runway to Realway’ shopping at its best!

To help you get started on your own spring ‘look’, H&M at Coquitlam Centre is presenting you with an EXCLUSIVE OFFER of $10 OFF a MINIMUM $50 PURCHASE**. Valid April 23 until May 7, 2014. Simply show or mention this posting at Coquitlam Centre’s Guest Services (Level 1 by Hudson’s Bay) to receive your Coupon … or tell them CeeCee sent you!

H&M Biker Jacket

Faux black leather biker jacket with off-centre zip, press studs, front pockets with a zip and zips at the cuffs.

Jacket available at H&M $59.95*

H&M Pencil Skirt

Knee length figure-fit pencil skirt with a back slit and concealed zip, in a fun print fabric – hot pink lips on black.

Skirt available at H&M $19.95*

H&M Sheer Blouse

Sleeveless sheer collared blouse with buttons at the front. Love the colour – ‘stand out in the crowd’ pink!

Blouse available at H&M $12.95*

H&M Floral Blouse

Straight-cut blouse with a floral pattern on black, long-sleeves and buttons at the front. Perfect for layering.

Blouse available at H&M $29.95*

H&M Maxi Skirt

Long, gently flared soft black jersey skirt with elasticated waist. Super comfy – dress it way up ... or down.

Skirt available at H&M $34.95*

H&M Classic Cardigan

Knit cardigan with a round neck, long sleeves and buttons at the front. Perfect for casual or work.

Cardigan available at H&M $17.95*

The trick is to make sure you can remix any new fashion purchases with a number of other items from your closet. With anything – tops, skirts, pants, dresses, jackets ... I always ask “does the colour or print work with at least three other pieces that are already in my closet?”

To help you stay on track, ask yourself a few ‘remixable’ questions before you make your purchase. If you’re looking for a remixable top ... can you wear it by itself? Tuck it in? Belt it? Tie or knot it? Layer it? Can you wear this casually, to work, and dress it up? When looking for a remixable skirt or pants ... does it work with boots? Flats? Pumps? Does it go with a t-shirt and a dressy shirt? For a remixable dress, ask yourself if you can wear it with at least three completer pieces ... blazer, vest, different coloured cardigans, any cropped or fitted jackets ... denim, moto, tweed etc.

Do this, and mixing and matching will be so-o-o-o easy! You can get more out of the clothing in your closet, figure out how to use what you own more effectively ... so ultimately, buy less and wear more. Who doesn’t love that? Now you’re ready to head out to your favourite Coquitlam Centre store ... see you there. Happy remixing!

*Prices quoted are before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see store for details.

**Coupon valid April 23-May 7, 2014. Minimum purchase of $50 before taxes. One coupon per customer. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase. Excludes H&M employees. Offer not valid on previous purchases, for H&M gift cards, sale items or in conjunction with any other offer. May not be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent and is not transferrable. Copies will not be accepted. Offer valid at Coquitlam Centre only.