Kam Throckmorton has by no means been afraid to face out in a crowd. And that’s not solely as a result of she’s 6’2.” The blond bombshell additionally embraces daring, brilliant hues and flashy prints that pulls all eyes her approach.
Nevertheless it took years for Throckmorton to develop her signature confidence and elegance.
“I grew up considering girls ought to be small and never take up house, so my model is basically an act of rebel. I put on heels, daring colours, an excessive amount of jewellery, principally something that makes my coronary heart beat quick,” she mentioned.
“I by no means need anybody to suppose I don’t love my top so I rejoice it each likelihood I get. I’ve a 3-year-old daughter watching me, and I need her to develop up utilizing garments to precise her model versus hiding a physique half she doesn’t love.”
It’s that mindset she’s additionally brings to her enterprise. Throckmorton started working as a fashion stylist in Atlanta 18 years in the past. Her objective, then as it’s at present, is to assist purchasers take the stress out of choosing outfits and creating their signature look.
“My diploma is in social work, which I consider I exploit greater than I’d a level in fashion as a result of a lot about how we gown begins with what’s in our minds,” she mentioned.
“Model is so private, I’ve dressed 1000’s of ladies, and I solely have two purchasers who gown like me. The journey to search out your model is ongoing, my model has modified drastically after turning into a mother and shifting to St. Simons Island. My core model is similar however, I specific it in another way now that I’m a mother and stay in an informal and sizzling local weather.”
As a stylist, Throckmorton goes into her purchasers’ houses and helps them conduct a closet “edit,” i.e. clearing out items that aren’t working anymore. To begin, she asks them to think about what message they need to talk to the world they usually go from there.
“Each time you permit the home, you inform the world the way you need to be handled. Each consumer has a ‘inform,’ so I at all times know in the event that they love what they’re sporting. It helps once we begin with a closet edit as a result of I can see their residence, and the way they adorn it,” she mentioned.
“Normally, individuals really feel extra snug expressing their model with their decor as a result of it’s personal. I ask my purchasers to spend a while fascinated about what they need their picture to say about them and use that because the information to how we construct their wardrobe.”
And there’s no time like spring to have interaction in a little bit closet refresh. Throckmorton believes that spring is a good time for rebirth in all areas, and one’s closet is not any completely different. However earlier than the tossing and the next purchasing commences, she suggests taking a breather. There’s usually loads of gems that may be ignored.
“Earlier than you run out and purchase this season’s newest traits, store your closet. Might you pair a crimson gown you personal with an on-trend coloration accent, like a periwinkle shoe or yellow bag?” she mentioned.
Whereas pondering what might be saved, Throckmorton additionally suggests fascinated about upcoming occasions — late spring and early summer season is prime time for weddings and outside soirées.
“Is there an excellent skirt you could possibly buy and elegance a couple of alternative ways? A gown you already personal that might have new life with some new equipment. The worst factor is to attend till the final minute and need to scramble to search out one thing,” she mentioned.
“Take into consideration all areas of your life and your wardrobe wants and plan accordingly. Life is extra enjoyable in an excellent outfit, even the mundane duties. When you see me in an excellent outfit at Harris Teeter, there’s a good likelihood I wore that outfit simply to go to the grocery retailer.”
Along with respiratory new life into current items, Throckmorton additionally suggests packing up any decidedly winter objects — boots, thick coats, flannels and sweaters. However whereas the specter of freeze has previous, there are nonetheless some events the place mild layers could also be so as.
“I like a vest or sleeveless blazer for spring. Swap out your darker coloration equipment for lighter colours. You may usher in spring sneakers and equipment like sandals and baggage in straw or canvas,” she mentioned. “Take a look at traits for inspiration however don’t really feel confined by them. It’s completely positive to skip ones that don’t fit your model.”
With that mentioned, Throckmorton undoubtedly feels that dangers are sometimes price exploring. Typically stepping outdoors one’s consolation zone might be exhilarating … and quite a lot of enjoyable.
“Getting dressed is one thing that we do each day. As adults, it’s generally the one a part of our day the place we might be artistic. Taking stock of what you may have, what you put on and what you want is a crucial a part of having a wardrobe that works for you. I’ve been in so many closets that have been packed to the brim however with only a few outfit choices, only a ton of the identical stuff,” she mentioned.
“It’s irritating to stroll right into a full closet and don’t have anything to put on. A well-curated wardrobe takes time and power, however the payoff is you possibly can take pleasure in getting dressed each day and you may current your self to the world in an intentional approach.”
The perfect recommendation she imparts is taking a second to mirror on why a chunk was bought to start with.
“If you’re on the fence a couple of piece and never able to let it go then problem your self to see how one can model it in another way. When you can’t consider a situation the place you’ll be excited to put on it (even when it’s going to Harris Teeter) then let it go. Garments ought to make you cheerful,” she mentioned.