This past Sunday, March 11th, we hosted our first styling seminar here in the shop. We partnered with bloggers Anne of Curls and Contours and Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy to plan a wardrobe workshop for HIPS customers. You might recognize Anne and Liz from our social channels as they help manage our social media and model our apparel.
Their Spring Styling Seminar taught us three different outfit formulas for the upcoming season. We learned that it's great to have outfit formulas in the back of your mind for those days when you look at a full closet but still feel like you have nothing to wear.
Keep reading for a photo recap of the seminar, complete with our favorite styling tips we learned throughout the day!
Vikki and Alley greeted guests at the door and helped attendees navigate the shop and build their outfits.
Anne reviewing her notes before starting the workshop. She also modeled one of the three featured outfit formulas. A flowing top, skinny pant, and statement earring look effortlessly chic!
We welcomed guests with mimosas and light snacks. Shopping is hard work, so you've got to fuel up!
Liz and Anne modeling the three outfit formulas they taught during the workshop. We learned how to pair separates, play with different proportions on top and bottom, and accessorize a look to perfection. To dress down an outfit, add a cross-body bag. To dress up the same look, swap for a clutch.
For each outfit formula taught, attendees then took to the sales floor to recreate the look their way. Here attendees are picking out the building blocks for the mint outfit pictured above on the left.
Kristen and Lisa get ready to share the outfits they put together with the rest of the group.
Chatting about fashion, styling tips, and how each attendee first discovered HIPS. We had some attendees who have been shopping with us since we first opened eight years ago. And we had others who came in for the very first time just for our styling event.
After the workshop wrapped up, guests stuck around to shop, play dress-up, and apply the styling tips they learned during the seminar. Janet applied the third formula to perfection. Tuck a fitted top into a high-waisted a-line skirt, and finish your look with a cropped jacket.
Thanks so much to Anne and Liz for hosting this event and planning the styling workshop. We all learned a lot and laughed a lot. Thank you for teaching us a new approach to outfit building and for all the styling tips and suggestions. Can't wait until the next event!
Interested in learning more about our Spring Styling Event? Leave a question in the comments. Have any suggestions for events and workshops you'd like to see at HIPS? Let us know!