Home & Fashion Styling: Why Kmart is the answer


Summer is here. It’s time to make those touch ups around your home and to also confirm your summer gear still fits and, more importantly, is still on trend! So, here is Lance’s summer style guide.


1. You can dress your house at Kmart!

I’m not sure if you have been paying attention lately but Kmart has now become the go-to store for on-trend décor and value-for-money style … no jokes! Plus, they are open late and, if you select the right pieces, you will have your guests jealous about your “high end” accessories.


2. Front doors, rollerblades and bum bags

We all know the importance of first impressions. Your home entrance should look great, so take the opportunity to freshen up the front door of your home—either spruce up the existing paint job or go crazy with a bright feature door to show off your personality.


The same goes for your personal fashion choices. Make a bold entrance to summer with something daring that expresses your uniqueness. Perhaps it’s a return to the 80s with a belt bag and some roller blades? And, although black is classic, be sure to have something fluoro in your arsenal so you stand out from the crowd.


3. Storage and Clutter

Jerry Seinfeld shares some wise words on decluttering your home:
“There are too many things! … All things on earth only exist in different stages of becoming garbage. Your home is a garbage processing centre, where you buy new things, bring them into your house and slowly craperfy them over time.” – Watch Jerry’s full skit here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfYzlSNHapA


So, if you’re guilty of running a home garbage processing centre, save yourself from the inevitable and take older or less loved items to a charity store or sell them on TradeMe. Do it now and enjoy a clutter free summer!


And what about fashion? Well, go to your wardrobe, if there are items you didn’t wear last summer, put them in a bag and take them to your local Salvation Army Family Store. Those items are just taking up space and now you can put new stuff in there you will actually wear!


Lance Shearman is a Registered Financial Adviser with Velocity Financial. No investment decision should be taken based on the information in this blog alone. A disclosure statement is available free of charge upon request.