See. Want. Shop. Those are the rules that Lisa Hamilton live by and she also runs a blog that will show you how to do so to! It may have all started just a hobby but it lead her to venture off into so much more. Lisa enjoys having such a fun, creative career and the passion just exudes from her as she dishes out the tea on her journey!
A very passionate Lisa was so happy to share her love for fashion with the rest of us. I had her take me back to the beginning when she first felt the sparks fly. Her answer was something, I know me and many others can relate to. “I have always been interested in fashion, ever since I started playing dress-ups as a child with our overflowing dress-up box. I also had a huge Barbie collection and loved nothing more than buying new outfits for them. Not to mention, I had a fantastic childhood! I loved to travel with my family and I always loved picking my outfits so I guess you can say that I’ve always been interested in those things. Playing dress-ups was also one of my favourite past-times! As I grew older, I continued to love fashion but never dreamt of having a career in it. What started as a creative hobby has grown into much more,” Lisa says.
As Lisa said, fashion was always just an interest of hers. She had no idea that it would be the career path for her. So I asked her to explain a little bit about how her hobby turned into a full-time job that she loves every moment of. “I moved to the UK on a working holiday & started some social media accounts to share my travels with loved ones back home. I started to develop a following and from there, the idea to create my own blog developed. It started off as a creative outlet and hobby but has grown over the years to become by full-time passion,” Lisa shares.
One of the things that makes Lisa’s style so unique is her Australian flare. “Australia is easygoing, vibrant and fresh. I certainly think this is reflected in my style. I am all about easy-to-wear, classic pieces that work across all the seasons,” Lisa says.
When I asked her to describe a little bit about what Australia brings to the world of fashion, here’s what she had to say; “We have some incredibly unique designers that are not afraid to challenge the fashion boundaries. Our designers have a fabulous eye for style & come up with some fantastic pieces. I think they have a really fresh take on fashion.”
Think about the 80/20 rule; if you get 80% of your impact from 20% of what you do, what is that 20% for you as it pertains to developing and expressing your personal style?
Being myself and true to my style. I have my own voice and express that across my blog & social channels. I think my readers really relate to that.
What about discovering new styles to incorporate into your look and style?
I love discovering new styles but I don’t necessarily incorporate all trends into my repertoire. I am well aware that not everything suits me or my personal style so I don’t try to wear everything. In saying that there are HEAPS of new trends and styles that I love. I always try to include them in my looks with my own personal spin.
What’s next? & why?
I have recently started my own YouTube channel which is an exciting new chapter for See Want Shop. It’s something I have been wanting to do for ages, to connect with my followers in a real and relatable way.