Monday, April 8, 2013

fashion: a closet full of clothing and 'nothing to wear'

it would be wrong of me to say that i have nothing to wear
i have a closet full of clothing but like many girls my first reaction while getting dressed is... 
i have nothing to wear!
dressing using a look book as inspiration
but it's not that i don't HAVE anything to wear it's just that i don't know what to wear what i already have.
think about it: when you go shopping and bring home a new top... you can't wait to wear it. 
you think about all the things it will go with and when you can wear it and how excited you are about your new purchase.
but as time goes on the newness fades and the appeal of that top goes away and you forget about all the possibilities.

dressing using a look book as inspiration
this is all psychological. so to avoid this dilemma, i started a look book.
 now when i am paging through magazine or reading articles online and find an outfit that speaks to me, 
i add it to my book.

dressing using a look book as inspiration
well have all had buyer's remorse when it comes to clothing.
now with all the pieces that i purchased but never knew what to wear it with...
i google search images to find inspiration
such as fall and winter ideas on how to wear a maxi skirt
{ pair it with a tough leather jacket... who woulda thunk it? }
   or my all time favorite.. turbans, but for big people this time!
dressing using a look book as inspiration


 i keep the binder on the inside of my closet and refer to it as i am getting dressed.
you may think this is pointless... isn't this the outdated version of pinterest?
yes. i am creating a paper trail because i don't refer to pinterest while i am getting dressed.
somethings are just better left the same.

dressing using a look book as inspiration
what i like about the system i now have a visual reference while getting dressed.
i can replicate an outfit, maybe not exactly, but i can use the pieces that i already have
instead of feeling like i need to go shopping.
dressing using a look book as inspiration
 it also gives me more freedom to add some of my own pieces
while knowing that my outfit has a good base.
dressing using a look book as inspiration
while getting dressed, i feel confident in my choices 
and i save A LOT of time in the morning 
which is really important while trying to get ready.
dressing using a look book as inspiration
how do you get dressed? is this too systematic or are you more free spirited?

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