Hello and Happy Monday!
I'm excited to announce today the continuation of the "Conquer Your Closet" Series - started here. What I realized, in writing the original post, is that so many of you face the same problems as I do.
You're stuck every morning looking at your closet, bemoaning that you have nothing to wear, yet your closet is packed to the seams.
You have really great individual pieces, but don't know how to put them together.
You pin outfit inspiration all day long to Pinterest, but don't know how to replicate the looks in real life.
How we look is an extension of how we feel. I've mentioned often that working from home presents another type of challenge - who am I dressing up for, anyway? But at the end of the day, I know that when I feel pulled together, I feel I can conquer the world.
As I've slowly been working my way through my own closet clean-out, I can tell you that I've learned more about myself in this month than I ever expected. My clothes and accessories that fill my closet these days are a natural extension of my personality. They're things that look good on my body in its current state instead of things I hope I'll be able to pull off one day, or things that don't flatter my figure.
But what I also learned is that the process is more emotional than I ever expected. It feels thrilling to purchase new things that fit your taste, but it can be downright depressing to create a pile of cast-offs and see money wasted on things that just don't work for you. It's a roller coaster, but I hope that by sharing my process with you, it will end up being rewarding for you.
In this series, you'll learn:
The Big Purge - It all begins with a deep dive into your closet.
Define Your Style - How to create a roadmap for your personal style.
Complete The Puzzle [ Part One ] [ Part Two ] - Strategic shopping for pieces that fulfill your style vision.
All Together Now - Organize your closet and put an end to the "nothing to wear" blues.
Starting tomorrow, each Tuesday I'll be sharing another part of the series. If you haven't read The Big Purge - go! We'll be talking about how to Define Your Style tomorrow.
Which part of the series are you looking forward to most?
IMAGE | CURRENT/ELLIOTT STUDIO VIA MATCHBOOK MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE