It has been quite awhile since my last post and I would like to apologize for that! Over this time I have been working with many clients and learning a lot about the struggles that comes to getting ready in the morning, the entrapment of routine outfits and looks, and the lasting boredom of your current wardrobe.
Lets be honest, the last thing most people want to think about during the early morning hours is what they are going to wear or what will make a statement. For those of you whose interests lie elsewhere besides fashion, wardrobing is the last concern on your list. You find yourself reaching in your closet for those few go-to items that you know are safe and easy. My mission is to break those habits. Teach you ways that can make the process in the morning a lot easier and that will result in you becoming a much better dresser and on your way to being a known trendsetter.
During my in home styling sessions I have a routine that I go through to assist all my clients. Our first step is to go through everything that they own and weed out all the items that are too big/small, outdated, unneeded replicas, and too worn or tattered. You would be amazed at how much you have that you don't really need. Now, I will say, you can never have enough clothing and/or shoes, but you want to consider what exactly you do have. You want to focus on buying good merchandise, quality items and statement pieces. The habit of going to routine items begins with not knowing what you have. Its like the saying goes, "A diamond in the rough." After weeding through tons of old tops and bottoms, clients and I find that they actually own some really rad outfitting pieces that have been pushed aside and lost in all the rubble. After a well needed closet edit, you'll find such relief and joy and new found excitement for the items that you have discovered. Then comes the fun part!
Where the fun begins is when you begin planning new looks from old items that you already own. Its like finding that old band t-shirt from college that you just can't wait to wear the next day with a pair of distressed jeans and get back to feeling like the old you. Instead of reverting back to the old you, lets get creative and blend those items with new. Tips on getting ready in the morning all starts with inspiration. Before the morning hits, think the night before or as your laying in bed waiting for that 3rd or 4th alarm to go off, think about a look, style or even a famous name that you are inspired by. Once you've set your mind on that certain style or look, flip thru your new organized closet and think about what you currently own that will assist in the recreation of that look. It can be a pair of jeans, a blouse, shoes or accessories. Start building that inspiration from that one piece that you own and let it blossom from there. Challenge yourself to blend new looks, colors and textures. Research fashion magazines, instagram posts and blogs for new and fun ideas.
My favorite thing to do when I wake up in the morning, is to think to myself, "Who do I want to be today?' Dressing each day is like putting on a new persona or costume. I try to change my styles and looks frequently so that I never loose the joy and passion I have for fashion. In my opinion I think that's the issue that many have. They find themselves going back to the same look each day to the point where it becomes an uniform for them and it wears them down to complete boredom. Fashion is all about fun, color, and expressing yourself. Throughout all the good and the bad, if you're having a good outfit day, your self esteem is lifted and from all the compliments you'll receive that day, you're negative energy is bound to change. From working with my clients, I have witnessed that all it takes is that one change of outfit and/or that one day of notice of taking time to work on their personal style and they are instantly addicted. The high that you get from rocking an amazing outfit and having others notice and compliment you is truly rewarding. BUT, I also want to stress that we should not work so hard to care about what others think. We all should be dressing for ourselves and to make oneself feel good! When you can master that skill, no one can take that away from you!
So tomorrow, when you're going through your usual drowsy morning routine, think to yourself all the other possibilities that you have awaiting you within your own closet. Take this day to be daring and try something that you haven't. Be willing and proud to be a fashionista for the day and hold your head high in confidence that you actually took the time out in the morning to plan what you were going to wear, instead of throwing on that usual top and worn in jeans. Change is good and it can start for you tomorrow. Get in there, get dirty and get creative.