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Wardrobe Icons – Before and After Case Study

Wardrobe Icons is an editorial shopping website by former Fashion Editors Laura Fantacci and Petro Stofberg that tells you “what never goes out of fashion” through their magazine The Icons Update and Shop the Icons pages.

For 2017 Skywire Studios took over the existing Wardrobe Icons site and made the following enhancements to create a new fully responsive WordPress theme:

  • Homepage refresh, including title changes within the top header, navigation, mega menu, footer and newsletter sign up
  • An overhaul of the shoppable pages including the category listing and product pages to provide inspirational content and guides to aid purchase of investment pieces
  • A revamp of The Icons magazine layouts to improve usability, readability and website traffic 

The website delivered against the following objectives:

  • To build The Wardrobe Icons brand image and awareness, as well as enhance user engagement on-site
  • To fix usability issues and improve the current user journey across all devices  
  • To drive sales on affiliate eCommerce sites  

Responsive Design Improvements (Before and After):

Wardrobe Icons homepage responsive website design by Skywire Studios

Wardrobe Icons Homepage on WordPress

  • Optimised designs for key screen widths  
  • Fixed, responsive header
  • More image focused design, less border and unused whitespace
  • Added content (i.e. Icon of the Week, In this Issue and Recent Features)
  • Before it was hard to navigate and confusing where articles versus shop sections were 
  • Easier to read icons and content under Shop
  • Slowed down the product carousel (scrolled too fast on old site)
  • Added Instagram feed with latest posts
Wardrobe Icons category listing page responsive website design by Skywire Studios

Wardrobe Icons Category Listing Page

  • Added editorial content to introduce staple wardrobe items
  • Introduced Wishlist for readers to save their favourite products and the option to login to an Account
Wardrobe Icons product page responsive website design by Skywire Studios

Wardrobe Icons Product Page

Wardrobe Icons Mega Menu by Skywire Studios

Wardrobe Icons Mega Menus

  • No mega menu existed before our website redesign
  • Added “Shop the Icons” into the menu with a dropdown of categories and a description of The Icons
  • Ability for users to easily find the latest articles within “The Icons Update”

Examples of The Icons Update – Responsive Magazine Templates (Before and After): 

Wardrobe Icons The Icons Update Responsive Online Magazine by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update Content Menu

  • Made The Icons Update more interactive
  • One long scrollable page versus multiple pages within the same feature
  • Introduced Content section within the magazine to easily find articles within each Issue
  • Fully responsive magazine templates for easier readability across all devices (especially mobile)
  • Improved fonts (i.e. some types hard to read)
  • Ability to click directly on product images within template and add to Wishlist
Perfect Wardrobe Responsive Magazine Template by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update – Perfect Wardrobe Template

Beauty Focus Responsive Magazine Template by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update – Beauty Focus Template

The Experts Responsive Magazine Template by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update – The Experts Template

The Experts Mobile Magazine Template by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update – The Experts Template on Mobile

Spotlight On Responsive Magazine Template by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update – Spotlight On Template

Unexpected Hero Responsive Magazine Template by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update – Unexpected Hero Template

Style Sheet Responsive Magazine Template by Skywire Studios

The Icons Update – Style Sheet Template

From Wardrobe Icons:

“We had been secretly working at it for months, and the new and improved version of Wardrobe ICONS finally launched last week. Now you save your favourite items to your wish list and by creating an account with us you will get access to it on any device. Make sure you sign up to receive our online magazine The ICONS Update every other Tuesday and our ICONS weekend newsletter every Saturday morning. We are fully responsive (so it doesn’t matter if you look at us on a big screen or you phone – you will always get the same smooth experience) and have added lots of content to our home page so if you missed anything one week, it’s much easier to catch up. ❤️” 

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