I am to the point of complete frustration.
I have absolutely nothing wear. Well I have clothes hanging in my closet and some items folded up, but these clothes that I have don’t express who I am anymore. Last night I began the process of cleaning out my closet because I want to create a new wardrobe for myself. Over the past few weeks my style has just dwindled down and I haven’t been putting much effort into my appearance. With all the extra activities I have going on, including working 2 jobs and going to school full-time, I have let my style go.
In my opinion, if I dress better I feel better, meaning that I should put more effort into my appearance. I have several reasons why I believe this:
- I want to be taken more seriously in my profession (stylist/blogger/designer)
- Attract positive/good energy
- Grow MORE confident in myself
- Help more people spruce up their styles
Even if things in my life are not where I would like them to be, I know I can change my image. Having that power to change how I look on the outside encourages me to keep going in life and accomplishing other goals I have for myself. Living in my 20s is a great time to experiment with my look, I believe that through different phases in our lives, we must change our wardrobe from time to time.
In an effort to completely make myself over, I have to take out the trash, literally though. Last night, I ended up cleaning my whole closet out, sorting clothes in “yes” and “no” piles. As you can see I don’t have a “maybe” pile because I am tired of holding on to items that don’t make me look good.
Just looking at this pile makes me cringe, I now understand why I was so frustrated every morning trying to find something to wear and couldn’t; I’m living like a hoarder!
Anyway, let’s dive into the Blue Print of how this Makeover Mission will work!
The Blue Print:
- Completely Clean out closet–> donate clothes
- Re-define your style at the moment you are in life (working, student, mom, etc.)
- Lifestyle needs and daily routines
- Proper fit: What’s your correct size and body shape?
- Create a Style Board ( I use Pintrest as my platform for my style board…I have over 5,000 pins!)
- Let’s go shopping! Make a basic shopping list
- Putting it All together!
This plan of action may seem extensive, but it’s necessary especially if I am trying to accomplish my above goals. I promise if you follow me through this journey, we will be victorious and stylish!
Now that we have a clean closet and have donated our old clothes, we can move on to the next step; “Re-defining Your Style” I am re-defining my style because I am in a new place in my life, where I want to fully express who I am. Just over this past year, I have grown professionally, connected with great people and started my style blog. I’m also a full-time student and working 2 jobs, which can be recipe for pure chaos, well it is actually. Anyway, by focusing on what my life is now, I can better assess what my needs are as far style and what clothes to shop for. For instance I’m always going from one to place to the other, so comfort and functionality is a key component. As well since it’s going to be hot until about September (gotta love Texas heat), I have to wear dresses, skirts and shorts. Being a bigger girl, I am always in need of constant circulation of air, so I opt for flowy maxi dresses, pencil skirts and tank tops that can be dressed up or down.
Since I have already had my style board created, I check on it often to develop my sense of style. I call it “Funky, Chic and Bold”. I love bold prints, weird jewelry and SHOES! Ok I got a little too excited there, but you get my point, just check out my style board for ideas and you’ll see!
What I also have noticed is that I have a slight obsession with pencil skirts and t-shirts, I think it’s a classic yet playful look that can be worn anywhere!
Alright, so I have a plan for myself and hope you follow this one as well. What’s your style like at the moment? What are your lifestyle needs? Let’s help each other become more stylish 🙂