Nothing to Wear...
Let’s face it, at some point, we’ve all said it. “Omg! I have nothing to wear!” as we shift through closets replete with clothing. Clearly the "I have nothing to wear" declaration is a hyperbole of epic proportions. If we truly had nothing to wear, we'd probably be either (a) arrested for indecent exposure or (b) taken to a nearby nudist community where we'd live amongst other fellow humans who have nothing to wear.
The reason why we feel like we don’t have anything to wear? We shop mindlessly, trying to follow every trend fashion magazines throw our way. We buy without a plan in mind. We see things in stores and get all goo-gaga instead of thinking “Wait, does this really fit into my wardrobe? My style? Am I really going to wear this more than once, or at all?”
If your answer to any of these questions is no, put it down, step away, leave it right where you found it. I’m not trying to make shopping tedious, but next time you go out, think about the aforementioned questions and follow my tips (below) on how to overcome the “I have nothing to wear” epidemic.
A list of my basics, clicky on the linky: "'Til You Drop"
A list of basics for anyone and everyone (no matter what your style!): "Chanel Made Me"
2. Keeping your style in mind, get your basics first, add trends later. Think of your wardrobe as a house- to build it, you need a strong foundation. Quality basics are that foundation. Trends are the fluff. Not every trend needs to be followed. Stick with what works best for you but don’t be afraid to experiment with a trend you think is cool. (My best advice for trying out a new trend, wear it to a family outing. They’ll be brutally honest and you won’t care because it’s only family).
3. Seek pieces that look expensive. Silk, suede and leather are fabrics that look expensive and will make you look like you dropped serious "dinero"- even if you really didn’t. If you look like a million bucks, you’ll feel like a million more.
4. Keep it simple- Fight the urge to layer on too much. Too many accessories distract from a great outfit and too many layers, well you’ll be sweating like a pig. Pick core items that fit you best and accessorize accordingly. Don’t overdo it. It’ll look like you’re trying too hard. The goal is to look effortlessly chic.
5. If you’re going to spend big bucks, spend them on accessories. One of the easiest ways to update your wardrobe it to have timeless accessories. They add glamour to your favorite jeans and tee and oomph to a simple LBD (little black dress). If you can, splurge on real jewelry- be it silver or gold (I prefer gold), handbags (hello Chloe! or Tory Burch/Michael Kors) and shoes (Can you say, Manolos?) Plenty of times I've repeated outfits but changed up the accessories and everyone still oohs and ahhs- as if I'd just purchased it.
Disclaimer: Stick within your budget. Die hard fashion fans will sacrifice rent for a designer bag but pace yourself. If your goal is a $1000 bag, save a small amount each month until you reach your goal. You'll feel accomplished and look great!
Stay stylish my friends.
Random song lyrics!!!!!
“Your love is bright as ever… Baby daylight’s wasting.”
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