Happy February, all!
Thanks for following along with me the past month through the Style My Closet January challenge! One month without shopping started off as a pretty difficult task, but I found so many things in my closet that I hadn’t worn for a while that it kind of became a fun game. I say kind of because I definitely still wanted to shop 😉
Now that the month is over, I don’t want to go crazy shopping- otherwise, I’d lose some of what I learned this past month. It can be hard though in today’s social media world because we are so focused on pictures of things that we don’t want to repeat outfits, purses, shoes, etc. too often. But that’s not everyday life and we gotta keep it real, girls! So I thought I’d share my tips for shopping my own closet. Hope they help and if anything, they’ll be a good reminder for me too 🙂
Style My Closet January Tip Number 1: You can recreate looks from your favorite bloggers with what is already in your closet!
So, who wore it better? 🙂 To come up with outfit ideas for Style My Closet January, I pinned a lot of looks from my fave bloggers that were something I thought I could copy in my own way. Sure, they aren’t exact, but their looks inspired me to try something new! I know when I first started reading fashion blogs, it wasn’t just about buying exactly what your favorite blogger had. It was about getting new outfit ideas- and yes, sometimes that means buying new things, but it can also mean working with what you have! Do you have a fave outfit of mine that was inspired by another blogger?
Style My Closet January Tip Number 2: Find the pieces in your closet that can do double (or triple or quadruple) duty and wear them in new ways. I’m talking about the pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down, can go to the office or to happy hour. Some examples for me include a chambray top, a tweed blazer and leopard pumps. I wore each of these multiple times this past month and I definitely have even more ideas for how to wear them (some coming to the blog soon actually!). Glitter Guide even did a post about five ways to wear chambray which gives some additional ideas too! What items in your closet can you easily style multiple ways?
Style My Closet Tip Number 3: Plan ahead to avoid the “I have nothing to wear” syndrome! We’ve all been there. You are getting ready for work in the morning and you are just standing in your closet dumbfounded. How is it possible that your closet is full of clothes, but you have literally not one thing to wear? This feeling gets way worse for me when I am rushed to pick something out. Throughout this past month, I spent each Sunday planning out my outfits for the week. I took a look at the weather, my schedule and wrote down everything I was going to wear in the notes in my phone. Having everything written down (plus taking the pics each day for these posts) helped me remember what I had already worn and stopped me from feeling like I wore the same thing to work every day. This is a habit I am definitely going to keep up! It keeps the stress level down, impulse shopping to a minimum and helps you rotate items in your closet! Do you plan your outfits out ahead of time?
Thanks again to each of you for following along this past month and all your words of encouragement 🙂 ! Ready to start February on the right foot- and in the right shoes of course!