I ALWAYS get asked how do I manage to have so. much. clothing.
SHOP ALL THE TIME?!
Actually, yes and no, but mostly NO.
I, like many of my readers, (thanks analytics!) have bills, children, and other responsibilities. I'm a champion for the remixable wardrobe, incorporating staple pieces and basics, accessories and cheap steals to make it seem like you never wear the same thing twice.
I couldn't fit this all into one post if I tried, so this will be on a week to week basis. We'll be covering how to revamp your existing wardrobe without making your bank account cry! Read on:
The first step is asking yourself "What's my style?"
Start with your daily life for a jumping off point "What do I need to get done":
For me personally, I'm career oriented. I work constantly, I take client meetings, and I have to look professional. But, I'm also a mommy to two busy boys, so anything over the top fussy just isn't in the cards for me.
It wouldn't make sense for me to stack my wardrobe with jeans, because I can't wear them on a day to day basis. A whole bunch of buttons and zippers or other obstacles to getting my clothes on or off just isn't in the plan either.
The next step is asking yourself, "How do I want to feel?"
I'm uber girly. I love everything there is about dresses, skirts, high heels, in fact, the higher the better! I love color and feeling altogether "bright." Even when I'm having a bad day, I feel like it perks me up a bit to work with a little color.
So now lets put together a style matrix:
Think about your daily activities and how you want to feel in your clothes and assess the common things that are working there.
What commonly works in both worlds? For me, that equals a lot of dresses - because they're one piece outfits that I can throw on in a pinch; skirts and blouses that add a bit of feminine charm, usually a neutral skirt with a pop of color in the blouse - still respectable in the work place while fun; and classic slacks in materials that are comfortable to go from the office to the grocery store, functionality at its finest.
If you don't have one, I encourage you to start a Pinterest Board - You can follow ours here. And start pinning outfits and styles that you like. You can also try liketoknow.it which stores styles you like on fashion accounts on instagram and the like and delivers shopping links to your email.
My next post in this series will be on fitting and body type - essential to understand before you even buy your first staple piece. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or particular points you want me to hit as I move on! Happy Styling!