There are NO secret tricks involved in looking amazing this coming season. Follow these steps to create a stylish and well-loved wardrobe and a more confident YOU.
What is ‘personal style’? A simple answer – Your outfit preferences based on the type of person you are and the life you lead. It is all about becoming aware of what you gravitate towards when it comes to dressing up. No matter if it is for work, weekend or a party, you will always notice a pattern around your outfits. You will be sure to notices pieces that are on high rotation. For example, in the coming season for me it’s going to be all about khakis, stripes, tan accessories and block heels. How do you find out your personal style? Keeping notes about 4 things will help-
- your general outfit selection
- what makes you comfortable
- what you wish you could change and
- what trends you are likely to embrace,
Noticing these things can be quite a revelation. They can help you make decisions about what you think will RAISE your confidence and make you feel GOOD.
Putting away your winter threads is the first step in taking control. I cannot stress enough how much easier this will make your life! Every tidy up is an opportunity to get those dated pieces out and make a decision on them. If the clothes are past their prime why not donate? And if you have worn them less than 3 times in the last 3 months then it is time to add them to your pile of clothes swap or e-bay! The luxurious pieces are keepers without a doubt.
Seasonal swaps are a must. In addition I recommend setting up a 6-8 week reminder for wardrobe tidy ups. It will not only be a feel good activity but will also result in better visibility of clothes you’ve forgotten about, after all, out of sight is out of mind you know!
How many times have you gone crazy on clothes, accessories and make up because they were on sale? Think about when you purchased all those goodies but never actually used them. Most of the times they end up neglected in a corner because you already had similar pieces or they were an impulse buy, trendy at the time and not so great later. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? After going through step 1 and 2 you will be a better informed shopper and there will be no more impulse buy regrets.
Here are a couple of really useful tips before your next shopping trip-
1. Do window shopping beforehand, with the amount of online options these days you are sure to be able to make price comparisons.
2. Make the most of mid-season and end of season sales. Don’t sacrifice on quality. Sales are great for stocking up on perennial pieces or classics that can be worn for more than just one season, mainly for accessories. Keep an eye out for good bargains and be a smart shopper!
Just like you plan your week ahead on a Sunday evening, make some time for deciding what you can wear during the week ahead. Trust me, it will not only make Sunday evening cheerful but also make getting out the door so much quicker each day! You will be more mindful when putting together an outfit and do greater justice to your wardrobe content. If you are looking at making the planning ahead exercise even more interesting, create a virtual pinboard on Pinterest for work and weekend looks, for example. Facebook and Instagram hashtags are interesting to find themed looks too, look for #transeasonaloutfits or similar for some cool ideas.
Want to look flawless and more confident in the new season, I can be your friendly companion and guide you through every step.