Time to #simplify your wardrobe. I’ll going to skip the introduction short and jump straight into it! Here are my steps to #simplifying your wardrobe:
1. Clear it out. Being honest with yourself is so hard, especially when most of us are extremely attached to our clothes. They hold special memories; a blouse you wore to a big interview (that got you the job), lucky underwear, and the jeans that make you look two sizes smaller. But there comes a point where you need to face reality and you get rid of all the stuff that you claim, “I’ll find somewhere to where it.” If you haven’t worn it in 6 months…get rid of it (this excludes your clothing for other seasons). Also if it doesn’t fit anymore, get rid of it. Don’t spend your life taunting yourself with clothes you bought too small, hoping you’d loose the weight to fit into them. If they are in trend you can try selling stuff at Crossroads (a thrift store that buy’s clothes from people) or you can simply donate it! That’s what I ended up doing. Here’s what I’m getting rid of:
2. Your basics. Each of our lifestyles are different. If you are an athlete, you probably live in your sports gear. You’d be caught in Nike’s running pants and a North Face windbreaker. What you need are basics that are cute and comfy. We all lead different lives, and we need wardrobes that can help us feel our best, in whatever is it that we do! So start with the basics. Basics can vary from each person, but focus on having those before you go splurge on anything else. And pictured below are my personal basics.
Distressed Skinny Jeans (Foreign Exchange) – The perfect casual jean. Black Skinny Jeans (Paige Jeggings) – These are my obsessed, I also need to get my hands on a high waisted version of these.Flattering T-Shirts (Forever 21) -Every body type is different and T-shirt’s can make an outfit so hip if you buy the right style. (Pacsun)Converse – My everyday ShoesSimple Shift Dress (H&M) – Don’t know what to wear? Chuck on a dress you love.Nude Skirt (Express) – You can wear this through all seasons especially because the color is so easy to mix and match with.Leather Jacket (Sheinside.com) – 3. Inspiration. When you have you basics down you can then start looking around to see what outfits you can see yourself in. We all gather inspiration in different ways, I personally love usuing Tumblr and making magazine cut outs collages. Having outfit idea’s in mind before you shop can help you have somewhere to start at the mall. Having no idea what you want, will leave you with a bunch of pieces that don’t go together. If you can envision a piece in your wardrobe and begin creating outfits with it, with things you already own – then when you do buy it it’s going to be so much more versatile and appreciated. If you’d like to see what inspires me on the daily, you can follow me on Tumblr – http://cheriroohi.tumblr.com/.
4. Shopping time! Now that you know what you need, feel free to set aside a budget and hit the mall! Also decide if you’d like to go with a friend you trust or whether you’d like to face it alone. I’d prefer to go alone because I take my sweet time looking through racks. Also, if the person you go with doesn’t understand your style, they are going to vote against most garments you pick. So be wise with who you choose to do serious shopping with.
I really hope this week’s tips and pictures inspire you to make a wardrobe revamp. Even if you don’t go out shopping, I hope you clear out what you don’t need! Simplifying my life for the past four weeks has really helped me clear my head, I can spend more time focusing on important things, rather than dwelling in the mess around me. I’ll see you soon with another post, my lovelies.
If you haven’t read #simplify | week #1 click here.
And #simplify | week #2 click here.
#simplify | week #3 click here.