Wardrobe Taming — Day Five

Wardrobe taming series:
Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Day Six Day Seven Day Eight

Today is all about finding inspiration & deciding on a new aesthetic direction — or, if you already have an idea of your aesthetic direction, refining it.

The internet is a great place to expose yourself to new things. There are blogs & communities & all kinds of things going on. Check out these sites for ideas & very printable pictures!

Foto Decadent 0ktavia Black Cigarette Fashionistahs Mixologies Newest Wrinkle Wardrobe Remix Hair Dye Makeup! Fruits Dress Up Tokyo Street Style Hel Looks V Magazine Vis A Vis Magazine The Sartorialist My Fashion Life Fashion Is Spinach Style Bubble The Moldy Doily Bits & Bobbins Almost Girl Patricia Field Papier Doll Some Girls Wander Ashley Heaton Bryanboy Daddy Likey Daily Dose Face Hunter Faking Good Breeding Fashion Binge Glam & Tonic Kingdom Of Style The Manolo Miss Couturable Miss Sandi Some Like It Haute Elke Von Freudenberg The Coveted

That should get you off to a good start!

I strongly suggest reading Top 5 Ways To Define Your Own Personal Style, since it contains my best tips for re-working your look! If doing this feels weird or self-indulgent to you, please let that go! Doing anything properly requires time & thought, so do yourself a favour, okay?!

Go back to your clothing diary & start making notes of ways you could expand your look. The easiest way to do this is with accessories, like hats, scarves, gloves, sunglasses. Maybe you’ve never worn a hat in your life — that doesn’t mean you can’t start now! You might consider trading big boots for high heels, or high heels for flats. They seem like small changes but they will completely transform your aesthetic, so it’s worth experimenting with!

I’d also like you to add to your list from Day Three of items that you feel are missing from your wardrobe. Look at this list with a more objective eye & see where you could branch out. Maybe instead of a plain grey t-shirt, you could buy one with stripes or a graphic design on the front. Or instead of a plain black wool scarf, you could buy a colourful pashmina or crazy scarf with tassles!

Yay, I’m so happy for you! This is going to make a huge difference to how you feel in what you wear, & help prevent you from getting stuck in your style. It’s so easy to fall into a rut & I hope that doing all these small tasks will pull you out of that! Only three more days to go until your wardrobe will be properly tamed!