Do you have a packed closet and nothing to wear…. except impulse buys you now regret? I have a simple Four Part Intervention to help you create a pared-down wardrobe of coordinating, enduring and great fitting pieces. Then, you’ll breeze by those unflattering markdowns.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the word Intervention, please! We’ll be working on this together for the next four weeks. One Part per week. Baby steps .
Part One: What’s Working?
You probably have a handful of go-to pieces you reach for when you want to look put together. Imagine having a rack full of them. This first step toward achieving that goal is to figure out what makes those favorites your favorites. Pull out five or more things you feel GREAT in and would wear every day if no one was keeping track. Now choose one thing in each category: tops, pants, jackets, skirts, dresses. Then, ask yourself a few questions about each piece. Note your answers so you can use them as your shopping guide later.
How would you describe the item? Crisp, tailored, soft, ruffly, etc.?
What image does it project? Smart, professional, edgy, fashionable, etc.?
What color is it? Does the shade brighten your complexion?
What fabric is it made of?
What is the silhouette like? Nipped at the waist? Flowing and hip-grazing?
What part(s) of your body does it accentuate?
What part(s) of you body does it de-emphasize?
Is it comfortable? The answer on this one should definitely be YES!!
Your answers reveal your style barometer. Use your notes to help pinpoint what you really like. You probably know much more about what works for you than you give yourself credit for! You may learn you prefer certain colors and shapes and begin to see a pattern! Think of it as nailing down your style essence or signature look. A style just for YOU.
Keep your eyes out for Part Two next week. Hint, hint… It’s Analyze Your Mistakes.
If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired of your wardrobe, I CHALLENGE YOU to take the baby steps outlined above. Steps toward ultimately looking great, saving $$ and simplifying your life!
Love and light!!