Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Re-assessing my style
I am not a fashionista.
It's not that I don't like fashion (well, sometimes I don't like some fashions because I think they're completely ridiculous), it's just that fashion isn't all that important to me, especially as a stay-at-home-mum living essentially in the middle of nowhere, where trackies (track suit pants) and moccies (moccasins or slippers) are just as acceptable as a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.
But I've been thinking lately that the style of clothing that I keep going for is either too old for me, or 10 (maybe even 20) years ago. And even though I don't have the opportunity to get dressed up very often, I'd like to shake up my daily wardrobe anyway.
So I spent some time looking at pages responding to the Google search "how to change your style". One that really caught my attention talked about having a 10-piece wardrobe! Now that is my idea of a wardrobe :-D I've ordered her book and will let you know if I find it interesting and easily applicable ;-) And she has a website if you want to check it out.
I worked out that in summer the styles I love are Bohemian and Surfy/Sporty, but in winter I like Classic or Preppy styles. In summer I like to wear floaty, lightweight, light coloured, relaxed clothes. But in winter I like to go for the crisp lines of well-fitting pants, or a gorgeous pencil skirt, shirts and jackets.
Then I wasted a LOT of time looking at websites like Gap, Kathmandu and Birdsnest, pinning the outfits that got my attention.
As I looked through, I realised that some of the items of clothing in my wardrobe are still the style that I want to wear - I just need to wear them differently or pair them up with other things that what I normally wear.
And accessorize. I'm really bad at that these days. I think when I had the Little Big Fella I started to ignore all of my jewellery in particular, because having it pulled is a big fat pain in the butt! But it's time to get back to accessories!
So now with my new styles in mind, along with the current pieces I own, next time I go shopping I'm thinking I'll be coming home with something a little bit different. (Excited little squeal!)