Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The road to style less travelled


What will follow is all about my journey to style and a few tips that I hope you find useful or at least inspiring.Here is how it goes.
1.Get rid of unwanted pieces of clothing
2.Get rid of everything that doesn't fit
3.Keep what you trully love in your closet
(P.S You don't have to litterally throw away everything. Just pack and store away somewhere but not in your closet)

This will leave you with a minimum amount of clothing which should point to the direction your style goes. See if there is a style pattern you haven't noticed before or a color pattern or if you gravitate towards dresses, trousers ,skirts or certain fabrics....You get the picture!

Allow yourself to emerge in the emptiness and simplicity of your  new closet. Just take your time and don't rush things.You try to consolidate your style so it's important to put sometime  and take distance from the ...before part.

(P.S You can only play this game if you are not satisfied or feel uneasy with what you have or feel your style is all over the place)

You can do the same with your jewellery,bags,scarves, outwear or even underwear.

I bet you will be left with a style to recognise.You can built from there because now you can put a name to your style. A long name if you want.

Then get a lot of feedback from street style,magazines ,blogs whatever you fancy. Now that you know what you are looking for it's easier to study your style further and make it more coherent and/or consistent and know what you trully need to refine or add to it.

Now make a list and start saving money. I will say it once more and then leave you in peace ...take your time and don't rush things.

I'd love to know what you think and if you have had similar experiences or even different. Has this approach worked for you and if not why? Your feedback has been valuable for me for more than a year now and I love a good comment-versation.

6 comments:

  1. This is a great list! I also have vowed not to keep anything that I don't love. It has surprised me a bit to discover what I'm drawn to, especially when I'm just being me; NOT trying to simply emulate a fashion. Thanks for the reminders!! ~Serene

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  2. I do the same thing! Love these outfits they are so classic.

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  3. I think you have a great idea. Probably the key is not to give anything away too hastily. I like the idea of storing items of clothing away from my closet. If I don't miss it in 3-6 months than it can be gotten rid of!

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  4. Serene): we all need to be reminded that we are not just consumers and that we have personal taste and style!
    eek):I'm sure you've seen in India how much simpler life can be.
    Kelly;)What have you been up to?I'll check in a minute.Thanks for telling me these are classics.

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  5. I wonder how old I will be before I finally "define" my style as you have. In some ways, I think I already know what it is, but it somehow has begun to feel uncomfortably safe.

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