While this isn’t a fashion blog, your clothing plays an important part in the image you present to the world and your own self-confidence. With that in mind, I’ve decided to do a series on building your perfect wardrobe.
After my meeting with Lisa of Style for Hire and one too many outfit crises, I decided I was in need of a wardrobe intervention. I searched fashion blogs, I Googled wardrobe essentials, and flipped through every magazine lying around the house in the hopes that just one of them held the answers I was looking for. I ended up grabbing two books from the local bookstore (Kindle just wouldn’t cut it this time) – Style Yourself and I Have Nothing to Wear.
I started with I Have Nothing to Wear by Jill Martin and Dana Ravich, and while I have to admit that I felt like the book was getting off to a slow start, I soon saw that each of their 12 steps was necessary to quit my dysfunctional wardrobe.
Because no 12 step program is complete without a support group, I’ve decided to share my progress through each of the steps with you all…photos included! If you want to overhaul your closet along with me, the book is readily available at most bookstores and Amazon.com.
And now on to step one…
Step one is all about admitting you have a problem. I knew without a doubt that my biggest problem was a lack of a consistent style. I never shopped for complete outfits, but always just grabbed pieces and hoped for the best. My entire closet was an incoherent mess! Because I wear plus sizes, I had convinced myself to settle for whatever was on sale and fit. The majority of these pieces were not what I needed for my lifestyle and didn’t fit my personal style at all, but since they fit my butt, I bought them.
I’d love to hear your wardrobe issues. Is your closet a cluttered mess? Are you a shopaholic?
Are you like me with no cohesive sense of style?
Let’s work through our challenges together and come out on the other end looking and feeling absolutely fabulous!