Did anyone dive into their closet this past weekend?
If you missed the post, How to Look and Feel Your Best Self Everyday, you can get all caught up (HERE). Today’s post assumes that you at least took a peek into your closet, or skimmed last week’s post. You may not have done anything, but hopefully you are at least thinking about tweaking things a bit. I highly recommend, before you start shopping for spring, you take a good look at what you have and figure out what makes you happy.
Last weeks challenge: create 3-5 outfits for this week, using only pieces you love.
By following the easy steps, in How to Look and Feel Your Best Self Everyday (HERE), getting dressed each day will become so easy…and fun!
Closet Goals Part 2
How to Find Your Style
If we don’t know what our own style looks like, how can we look and feel our best everyday?
After diving into my own closet, it was very obvious to see what I like, and don’t like. If you set a goal, to only wear what you love, and be happy each day with how you present yourself to the world, it is important to not only have a closet that reflects you, but an understanding of what your unique Personal Style is all about.
The first thing I recommend, when remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, shopping for furniture, designing a garden, or even painting the bedroom; grab a stack of home magazines, and without thinking to hard about the process – tear out any page that grabs your attention. Don’t ask why, just rip it out. When you have a nice pile, lay the pages out and go back through them. Look for a pattern. Are most of the pages full of roses, or wild flowers? Are the bathroom designs classic black and white, minimal, or full of color? Do you see more traditional, or modern? This process, is a quick and easy way to see what we really like – without outside influences weighing in.
The same exercise can be used to discover your Personal Style. Grab a stack of magazines, and tear out the pages you love – don’t think too hard about the process. If you don’t keep magazines, you can easily do this exercise on Pinterest (my preference). Search celebrities whose style you love, brands that are “you”… pin away, then look for a pattern in what you selected. Did you pick a brand because you saw someone on Instagram wearing it? Is it a good design for your body type?
Here is a look at “My Style” Pinterest Style Board.
I love Rachel Zoe, as well as Jennifer Aniston’s laid back casual look. As I started to pin away for Jen, I began to realize that as much as I adore her, and her look – it’s not my style, it’s too tomboyish. I then removed her off my board and kept plugging away. I plan to add to my board on a regular basis as I find looks that reflect me in some way. You can read more on my own Signature Style, and How I Mix Bohemian with Classic, in my interview with Sylvia over at 40+ Style HERE.
No one can tell you what your style is, you have to discover it on your own. It is a wonderful journey, which once you figure it out, can be life changing. Less shopping mistakes, less closet frustration, less closet purging (because you love it all and it works together), endless outfit options, less clutter…a clearer mind.
Are you in touch with your true style?
Do you struggle to find looks that reflect you? Do you sometimes find yourself in an outfit, that doesn’t look like you at all? How do you feel?
Do you think as we age, we gain a deeper understanding into our Personal Style Formula?
Are you influenced by trends and celebrities, or do you forge your own style path?
Clear Closet = Clear Mind
Who wouldn’t aspire to that?
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