Wardrobe Love & Self - Expression
Whilst I may not be up to date with the latest in and outs of the fashion, I’m a huge advocate of personal style and the joy / confidence / creativity it can bring. On occasion our personal style choices can seem repetitive and flat but they don’t have to be by rejigging how we see our wardrobe. Over the past couple of years I’ve transitioned my wardrobe into something that is more minimal and monochrome this aesthetic may not be for everyone but the whole process has taught me how to explore and get more creativity from my wardrobe.
Who are your style inspirations ??
What does your style look like ??
The Clear Out
No matter your edit / tidy / clear out system, the best way to know what you actually have is to physically get all your clothes out and assess whether it’s:
#01 || Purely seasonal
#02 || Makes you happy to wear
#03 || Broken / doesn’t fit / doesn’t work with your current style
#04 || Plain do not like
Doing this every so often gives you a check in with your style and what it needs moving forward in the year (and beyond). It can give clarity on the things you like, want to improve and fill in any necessary gaps with your wardrobe. The items that don’t make the cut can find new homes with folks who will appreciate them more, it cuts down on the waste that can come from the fashion industry plus spreads the love.
Colour Is A Friend
I am a minimal girl and my wardrobe follows this - it’s full of monochromatic, grey, whites and blacks as not only do I not prescribe to a seasonal system but my work attire has to be smarter than my usual day-to-day. This means a lot of the items have to work together and be functional for the majority of the year. Every now and again to not only make an outfit pop but to stop things becoming stale adding items of colour is no a bad thing. it can create contrast and a main focal point. Instagram has a multitude of inspirational people who use colour, neutral or monochrome (or a mixture of all 23 to perfection) - below are some ladies I love to follow …
Some talented folks who style colour to perfection :
Accessories Can Be Just As Important
Accessories can be an overlooked but wonderful form of expression and they can show off parts of our personality that may not otherwise have an outlet. They have the ability to really pull on outfit together, making it more polished plus they can help establish certain moods we’re trying to get across.
Some simple ways to use accessories include:
Pin Badges // Bags // Scarves // Jewelry // Hats // Shoes
Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Dressing
Everyone’s idea of a perfect outfit that makes them feel confident and happy differs from person to person. It can range anywhere from leggings and a shirt to the power suit of dreams. There’s no set rule but understanding what you like, what makes you feel good can take a lifetime especially as we grow into our own personalities, style and bodies. A good outfit can influence a positive outlook for the day ahead, give us a pep in our step and add a bit of sass. An outfit is more than ‘just clothes‘, it’s a form of communication, art and an expression of us. Having a play with what we have, putting together items that wouldn’t usually go together can sometimes the most unexpected but joyous results.