Everyone gets dressed everyday, there’s no getting around it, so it may as well be a fun experience, right?
Well, from what I’ve heard for many women it often isn’t.
Are just some of the words I hear when describing their wardrobe to me.
The factors and the reasons are many, so I’ve put together the Top 3 ways you’ve landed in a #wardroberut and ofcourse, easy and stylish ways to get back on track.
1.YOUR CAREER/LIFESTYLE CHANGED – YOUR WARDROBE DID NOT
For some, it’s going from a corporate gig to self employment, for others it can be a pivot to a position where the current dress code (read – strict, office) is more relaxed.
Big (exciting/empowering) moves like this can be tricky in the wardrobe dept, and you’ve probably;
- Been left with pieces that no longer align with your new role
- Craved a more inspired, creative wardrobe
- Wondered if jeans can now be worn 365 days a year
Hint – the answer is no!
2.YOU DIDN’T LOVE WHAT YOU BOUGHT
It’s easy to go shopping on a whim – you were bored, tired, happy, hungry or had plans on Friday night and needed a new outfit. And yes, you may have it worn once or twice, but then more than likely, it found its way to the back of the wardrobe to be occasionally pulled out and pondered over. Shopping without a clear purpose (excitement, love and need) just leaves you with a wardrobe filled with pieces you only “hope to wear one day” – but never do.
3.YOUR BODY SHAPE HAS CHANGED
THIS HAPPENS – and for so many glorious, and not so glorious reasons. For you to feel comfortable (and chic) getting dressed everyday you need to;
- See (and be) exactly where you are now. Not 2 years ago and not 1 year down the track – just right here.
- Love and embrace yourself as you are.
- Work with everything you have.
So, now what? Well, wardrobe nirvana is easily within reach with these next few key tips that will get you out of your rut and creating a wardrobe filled with pieces you love, will look great in and that you’ll actually wear
1.FIND A STYLE MUSE
Someone who you really resonate with, they may be famous or not and have a personal style you love. Once you’ve found one or two – break down their style – get inspired and write down what you love about their looks.
2.GO THROUGH YOUR WARDROBE
Time to get serious! Moving out all of those pieces that are really just taking up room and not being worn will create space and energy for a new (and aligned) wardrobe to be created. When laying a new fashion foundation the best way to start is with key classic items – the ones that will see you through any occasion, season or year. –Not sure what they are? You can grab my e-book Edit.Wear.Love (your wardrobe) which has every classic item (including accessories) for every season and styling hints and tips to make them all work for you
Ready to shop? Armed with your inspo and shopping list, you’re halfway there. To maximize your time and wardrobe you want to make sure you are buying for the right reasons – and the way to do this is by asking yourself key questions that will empower and inspire you. Download my free Purchase With Purpose checklist which has the top questions to ask (plus prompts!) whilst you’re out shopping, so every purchase is made mindfully and sets you up for only buying pieces you love and will wear every day.
Now’s the time to really get excited about creating your dream wardrobe – and doing it from a thoughtful place.
Here’s to empowered choices and inspired wardrobes!
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