My style journey over the past year has been quite a learning experience for me, filled with self-reflection and experimentation with my wardrobe. Amidst this exploration, a realization dawned upon me – the key to a truly stylish life lies not in accumulating more clothes but in cultivating more ideas. The incessant influence of fashion trends through social media has left me fatigued, prompting a desire for a shift.
This week, while tuning into one of my favorite style podcasts, the phrase “less buy, more style” resonated with me. This simple yet profound mantra became the catalyst for reigniting my passion for blogging, about all things style.
In a world inundated with fashion influencers and ever-changing trends, I’ve concluded that our closets are already treasure troves of possibilities. We possess everything we need to feel our best daily, waiting patiently on hangers within our reach. It’s time to appreciate and maximize the potential of our existing wardrobe, prioritizing creativity over consumption. Here’s to a renewed commitment to buying less, styling more, and a journey towards sartorial self-expression. I’m delighted that you’re here.
NEW on ASB: This Month On My Rail
As part of this new series on the blog, on the first and third Monday of each month, I’ll shop my closet, and then share, each of the items I selected On My Rail (PRESS HERE FOR THIS WEEKS VIDEO), to style for the week ahead. I am not committing to a certain number of items, as I find capsule wardrobes, to be quite confining. I also believe in not limiting one’s accessories and shoe options, as these pieces make fashion fun!
Embracing my passion for uplifting others to exude confidence and embrace their best selves, I’ll then share a selection of my outfits every other Monday here on ASB. Join me as I share insights, reflections, and style tips to inspire your fashion journey.
Buy Less, Style More, Discover Your True Style Personality
Looking to learn more about your style and create outfits that reflect your Style Personality?
I promise you, everything you need to embark on this style journey with me, is hanging in your closet.
- A tidy (not Instagram-perfect) closet
- A Rail (AKA clothes/rolling rack). Available at Target | $9.00 | HERE
- Full-length mirror
- Iphone or camera
- Journal or notebook
Consider your closet as a carefully curated boutique. Start by selecting items from your wardrobe that you adore or are excited to wear; this can be as many pieces as you like, a limit of 10 items, 7 pieces for 7 days, or a color palette of neutrals – there are no rules here, you are just playing and having fun. Once you get a rail together, begin to mix and match to create stylish outfits. Take photos in the mirror of outfits you love, and take notes in your diary of what you liked about certain pieces/outfits as well as what didn’t work. Remember, this journey is all about cultivating more ideas for self-expression as you learn more about your style while buying less and styling more.
Stylish Note: some women find it helpful to work off a 10X10 Challenge – 10 items, 10 outfits, for 10 days (read more here) – or work with a Neutral Capsule Wardrobe Concept (read more at Sustainable Chic), go for it, this is your journey, no one is judging.