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A Guide to Wearing Your Existing Wardrobe More

Maximizing Your Style:

In a world that constantly tempts us with new fashion trends, it's easy to fall into the trap of accumulating a wardrobe bursting with clothes, many of which rarely see the light of day. Sound familiar? You're not alone, I am totally a culprit of this. It's a common scenario – we wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. But what if we could change that? What if we could maximize our style potential without constantly reaching for our wallets?

Rediscovering Your Wardrobe

Imagine stepping into your closet and finding a treasure trove of outfits waiting to be discovered. The key to achieving this lies not in buying more, but in rekindling your love affair with your existing wardrobe.

Quality Over Quantity

It's easy to assume that a larger wardrobe equates to more outfit choices, but that's not necessarily true. Owning fewer, high-quality pieces that fit you like a glove can open up a world of possibilities. These timeless items often serve as the building blocks for countless outfits. I don't mean that you have to spend alot of money on these pieces. Timeless pieces, you wear over and oner again, year in year out, can be purchase anywhere. The object is to not buy those throwaway pieces.

Understanding Your Style

Before diving into your wardrobe, take a moment to reflect on your personal style.

What colors make you feel confident and radiant?

What silhouettes complement your body shape?

Knowing your style preferences will help you make better choices when selecting outfits from your existing collection. Understanding this also means that you will no longer have those items hanging in the wardrobe forever, never worn, but you don't quite know why - I guarantee those items are either the wrong colour or shape for you. Maybe you know that but don't know why. A style and shape session would help with this.

The Power of Mixing and Matching

One of the secrets to maximizing your wardrobe is learning the art of mixing and matching. Experiment with different combinations, layering, and accessories to create fresh looks from the pieces you already own. A top that you usually wear with jeans might look entirely different when paired with a skirt or tailored trousers.

Also think about mixing and combining your summer and winter outfits. A summer satin / silk skirt works fantastically with a soft jumper. Or think about wearing a long sleeve top under your summer dress, to carry it through to Autumn.

Shop Your Wardrobe

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the choices in your closet, consider a "Shop Your Wardrobe" session. Try this at home, lay out your clothes and start creating outfits. It's like having your very own fashion show right in your bedroom. This exercise not only helps you discover new combinations but also reminds you of pieces you may have forgotten about.

Embrace Versatile Pieces

Invest in versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down for various occasions. A classic blazer, a velvet jacket, a well-fitted pair of trousers, or a timeless navy dress can be your go-to options for countless events. Mix and match these with flat, trainiers and heel and each one will give you an instant different look.

Accessories Transform Everything

I'm a firm beleiver that accessories are the unsung heroes of your wardrobe. A statement necklace, a colorful scarf, or a gold belt (or for me, its a pair of wild earrings) can breathe new life into even the most basic outfit. Don't underestimate their power to elevate your look.

Capsule Wardrobe Magic

For those who prefer a minimalist approach, a capsule wardrobe can be a game-changer. By carefully curating a small selection of versatile pieces that you absolutely love, you ensure that everything works together effortlessly.

The Confidence Factor

The more you experiment with your existing wardrobe, the more confident you'll become in your style choices. Confidence is the ultimate accessory that can make any outfit shine.

In conclusion, wearing your existing wardrobe more isn't about deprivation or denying yourself new clothes. It's about rediscovering the gems you already possess and making the most of your personal style. Remember, the perfect outfit might just be hanging in your closet, waiting for its moment to shine, you just forgot it was in there.

So, take a fresh look at what you own, mix, match, accessorize, and let your wardrobe tell your unique style story. The world of fashion is at your fingertips – no new shopping trip required.


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