6 Smart Tips For A Style Makeover
Since we like to be intentional with our lifestyle on this blog, let’s extend that to our wardrobe shall we! I’ve been saying for more than a year that I need to refine my style and revamp my closet – yet I haven’t made much of an effort to do so. I am realizing more and more that I don’t have the pieces I actually want, to create the fits I desire. Now I just gravitate to the select few I currently have and still like. I suspect that my style may be shifting a bit.
Recently, I have done / am doing a few things to help kickstart this revamping process. My personal goal is to acquire timeless pieces, that fit me and my personality, for a minimalist or near minimalist closet. With this approach, I can create multiple fits with just a few pieces. So here is what I have been doing and what you can do too, as you create your new closet:
This is necessary and should always be your first step. Many times we are hoarding pieces trying to convince ourselves that we are going to wear them eventually and eventually never comes! GUILTY! OORRR we have some amazing pieces we forgot about simply because we cannot see all our clothes. I hope you realize that I am calling out myself here right! LMAO! However, at least once a year, I try to cleanse and re-organize my closet. This has helped me to identify the pieces I can retain, or need to purchase, in order to create outfits I actually like! Despite doing a closet cleanse earlier this year, I am presently still purging my wardrobe of items bit by bit.
USING WHAT YOU HAVE
UMMMM….So at the time of writing this blog, I think I quite literally spent over an hour sifting through the pieces I currently have, just making fits. LOL! Needless to say, starting with pieces you already have is quite helpful. You are able to identify the pieces that may actually fit into the kind of style and looks you want to build. It’s also seemingly inspirational because it gives you the opportunity to style the same pieces in much different ways than you usually do. I legit just created a whole new work fit using pieces I barely wore or never wore for work. Trust me, try it before shopping your new pieces.
Making a list
Make a list of pieces you’ll like to have in your closet. This will help you to stay focused on purchasing pieces you actually want to wear, as opposed to blindly and impulsively purchasing items that may not make sense or fit into the style you want to create. Your list does not have to be limited to clothing – you can also include accessories, shoes and even the stores you think will have the specific type of pieces you are looking for. For example, you may want to get lounge wear at Store X but Store Y may have chic timeless pieces that you can incorporate in both your corporate and social style.
I love pinterest in particular for fashion inspiration! It literally gets my creative juices going when it comes to curating different fits. It also helps me to pin point what pieces I may want to incorporate in my collection. Recently, after scrolling through pinterest for outfit ideas, I purchased 2 mock neck crop tops which, after long thought, I decided to incorporate in my style as I knew they would be able to make several fits for varying occasions. If you have a similar taste in clothing to mine or are also looking to revamp your closet style, check out my pinterest lookbook here or below this article!
I plan to start thrifting and have been eyeing a few local thrift stores lately. Often times, there are some great gems in the thrift store for a steal. I would definately recommend thrifting as you work on revamping your style. Your best looks do not have to cost a fortune!
HAVE A PLAN/ STRATEGY
Being intentional and somewhat strategic in acquiring my new pieces is the approach I am taking. At the end of the day, I don’t want to spend a bunch on a lot of nothing! Apart from the list I mentioned earlier, a great habit is to make a budget specifically for your closet. This can be done every month, every other month or every few months, depending on your expenses for that period. It will not only help you stay within your means but it will encourage you to become super intentional about your purchases. No more impulsive buying! I also remain mindful of my body type and what pieces I know will accentuate my best features or just generally look good on me.
It’s super tempting to want to buy everything when you embark on this journey but keep in mind that you don’t have to get everything all in one go. We really don’t want consumer remorse here okurrr! A slow and steady rebuild allows you to think about what you really need instead of what is just cute or trendy at the moment. Rebuild with intention and take your time!
Happy revamping! 💛
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