Week two of styling my closet down, two more to go! Here are my looks from the past week…
Friday, January 8th (sorry for the indoor pic!): Blazer: J.Crew (past season, similar available still) Sweater: Anthropologie Pants: J.Crew Shoes: Sam Edelman Purse: Kate Spade Earrings: BaubleBar Necklace: Urban Gem via Rocksbox (get your first month free with code bostonchicpartyxoxo ) Lips: Nars in Palais Royal
Saturday, January 9th (photo by Stephanie Krist!): Sneak peek of a future blog post, full look coming soon 🙂
Monday, January 11th: Blazer: Loft (prior season, similar here and here) Top: Ann Taylor (prior season, similar style at Ann Taylor, similar color here) Pants: J.Crew Shoes: Tory Burch Purse: Kate Spade Bracelet: J.Crew
Wednesday, January 13th: Sweater: Loft Scarf: Nordstrom Jeans: JBrand Shoes: Sorel Necklace: BaubleBar (previously seen here) Bracelet: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (get your first month free with code bostonchicpartyxoxo)
Thursday, January 14th: Blazer: H&M (old, similar here) Top: Ann Taylor Pants: J.Crew Shoes: Sam Edelman Bracelets: Loft, Loren Hope, Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (use code bostonchicpartyxoxo for your first month free!)
My Tips from Week Two of Style My Closet January (aka how I got through another seven days without shopping):
- Use your favorite bloggers for inspiration- not just for new things to buy- but for outfits you can re-create in your own closet. Of course we all love looking at our favorite blogger’s posts and lusting after their new bag or shoes. But didn’t fashion blogging start as a way for people to share their outfits and give outfit inspiration to others? I pinned a bunch of images from my fave bloggers on my Pinterest board before this month started of looks I knew I could recreate. My Friday look was inspired by this look from Stephanie Sterjovski, my Tuesday outfit was inspired by Jess of Bows & Sequins and my Thursday look is pretty similar to this outfit Abigail Strock posted. When you look at your fave fashion blogs, don’t just look for new items to buy- think creatively as to how you can recreate or put your own spin on their look!
- Plan ahead! On Sunday, I planned out my outfits for the week and it made things so much less stressful because I knew what I was going to wear when, I didn’t have to dig through my closet each morning and I knew what was clean/dirty. Don’t laugh at that last one! How many times have you gone to wear an outfit to find a critical piece is dirty? Me… probably more than I like to admit (#ihatelaundry). Planning ahead saved me a ton of time during the week.
- Don’t be afraid to keep it real. Okay, so maybe you are sick of seeing my Kate Spade purse, but it’s my go-to black purse during the week. Because it holds a ton, it’s easy to carry and black goes with everything. So it’s in a few too many pictures… who cares! Real life means using the same bag more than one day in a row 😉
Thanks for following along on week two of Style My Closet January!