My wardrobe is a complete and utter mess. Don't get me wrong it's tidy and arranged by bottoms, tops, dresses, work stuff etc, but I probably wear 20% of it (maximum) and there are the naughty draws that store all those things "I might wear one day". Most of the things don't match and getting ready for work or for dinner always takes longer than it should. I am a hopeless compulsive & impulsive shopper and there is little structure to my buying patterns. To sum it up I need help.
My friend Geneva the DYI girl, has put together a brilliant in it's simplicity guide of how to fix your wardrobe.
Just a little problem, due to my attention span (very short) I skipped point 1, the cleaning up part. I found the whole idea so daunting, I started procrastinating straight away and decided to skip to point 2.
I have been dying to update my style in workwear, as recently it has become too preppy/cute, while I like things more sharp, streamlined and edgy, yet elegant. Shopbop have really improved with their editorials creating a perfect lookbook of how I want my autumn workwear to look: the look is Taylor Tomassi Hill mixed with Sofia Coppola, tailored, sporty, boyish, a child of Philip Lim and Celine, with a new more refined take on color blocking (the most overused fashion term this summer). A grown up tomboy's take on elegant. Think Celine resort 2012 + ACNE + Philip Lim winter 2012.
So I tried to see what I have in my wardrobe that would work, out came my 8 year old Mango shorts (from the days when quality of fast fashion was still durable) and a Zara top I bought few months ago, plus my new ASOS shoes. I am still trying to figure out what to do with those rope laces. To finish it up my trusty YSL bag, that needs a clean from over wearing it the last two winters.
P.S. I felt this whole posing thing was getting too serious so included my accessory de jour my leather piggy. Much cuter than any designer bag.
Next post step 5, choosing the colours, as for step 1, I am trying to clear a naughty draw at a time. Surely but slowly I'll get there. Although knowing myself I will skip to point 6 before I know it, cluttering
Inspirations from Shopbop lookbook.