So there is your idealized, imaginary style persona. Then there is what is actually hanging out in your closet.
And then there is what you actually wear.
You could have the most amazing closet full of clothes...but they won't do anything to increase your style quotient unless you wear them.
As an exercise, it is very illuminating to keep a journal of what you wear each day. Quickly jot down the date, the clothes you put on, and then maybe a little note to yourself about how you felt and whether or not anyone commented on your outfit.
Look for the patterns. Which items do you find yourself wearing the most, and why?
If you are like most people, you will have a very definite set of favorite clothes which get worn more than others. If I had to take a guess, I'd say that these clothes make you feel good about yourself, and they are COMFORTABLE. In much the same way that we have our comfort foods, we have our comfort clothes.
Now sit yourself down and have a little think. WHY are these clothes comfortable? Why do you gravitate towards them over others in your closet?
The answers to these questions can help you figure out the last piece to the wardrobe puzzle. You want to be able to identify the qualities in the clothes that make them your favorites. Once you know this, you can begin to make better choices for yourself.
Join me next time for a discussion about why new clothes are not always the answer to our closet woes. See you then...same blog time...same blog channel....
Jennifer Skinner, Wardrobe Planning Expert