I Have Nothing To Wear

Have you ever stood in front of your wardrobe and told yourself “I Have Nothing To Wear”? Surely you have, most women go through this dilemma at one point of their life.

As a Wardrobe Stylist, I work with women and trans-women to assist them with Self Confidence, Image. Body Type and Creating a wardrobe that satisfies their lifestyle and personality.  

Let’s just imagine you are baking a cake.  You need a solid foundation before you think of the frosting or any add ons. Your wardrobe is the similar. You will need reliable basics. Flattering pieces, in neutral colors, such as black, charcoal, navy or brown that best suit your skin tone. You also need staples such as jeans in the style that suits your body type. 

Once you have determined this, you can add the frosting, the key pieces  that will show off your personality and your style in a way only you can, specific to you. 

You can’t imagine the frosting without the cake. It would look incoherent, over the top or just too busy. So when you look at your wardrobe, what do you see? Too many basics, too much black or too much frosting? 

I agree it is sometimes difficult to assess and that’s why we need a plan. 

I will only address three steps briefly. 

1. Assessing & Editing Your Wardrobe

This is an important step, If only to help you identify the mistakes you have made and why. This is where you realize that you have four identical black tops or a bright orange crew neck sweater with the tag that you have never worn.  Identifying these mistakes will avoid repeating them. Go through your wardrobe, assess each item, and ask yourself;

= Is it suitable for my body type

= Will it suit my Lifestyle

= Do I look amazing and do I Love it.

It if matches all these criteria, then it’s a keeper

if not, it should be discarded, you need space for better things.

Perhaps your lifestyle has changed and you no longer need the business suits

These can be worn as separates. The trousers can be paired with a fun leather jacket.The blazer can be paired with a cute tee shirt and pair of jeans.

2. Creating Outfits

Once you have gone through the editing process, you should have a more workable wardrobe and you can then try creating outfits. I suggest you do this when you are in a relaxed state of mind.  Try, at least for the start, to create 4 to 5 outfits per item. When working with my clients, I don’t want them to ever feel like they have Nothing To Wear. My goal is that they  utilize 100% of what they have in their closet.

It’s an important investment. You don’t need an extensive wardrobe you just need the right pieces. 

3. Fill In The Gaps

Lastly, make a list of the items that are missing in your wardrobe to fill in the gaps. There are times of the year that are best to replenish your basics, January, July and November. 

To take the guesswork out of it, I have created an ebook “My 15 Essentials Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe”, regardless of her style. This will be the foundation of your wardrobe. In this 29 page ebook, you will find the staples, the best ones for your body type & the details you need to know to purchase the items, such as jeans. For instance, why pockets are so important?

https://anna-mcconnell.lpages.co/15-wardrobe-essentials/

 

Enjoy the process,

 

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