Monday, August 31, 2009

Inspiration

A large part of my fashion philosophy is centered around going shopping in your closet. Hence, "The Closet Shopper." I love shopping in my closet. This usually involves weeding out the excess to sell or give away. And it's what you do with what's left that makes all the difference. Only keeping clothes that fit the body you have right now is the most important task. Hanging onto your "skinny" or "fat" clothes will only make you feel bad about yourself. So, once you're down to only what fits, then you start with the creative task of getting inspired to reintroduce these clothes to each other.

Mix and match. Let go of the combinations that you put together before. Create new and different combinations. Take pictures of what you're coming up with. Try things on. Mix up the accessories on the base outfit. You can make several outfits out of only a few items of clothing. You will have to spend a few hours doing this. So set aside a few hours of alone time and tear up the joint.

If you need inspiration, search the web for some great fashion sites. Like these:

Lucky Magazine's cute outfit of the day. They take a photo of one employee a day that really knocks it out of the park. You can get some great ideas from these women that work in the industry. And they don't all look like models. Even better.

The Sartorialist is a place that I go to daily for inspiration. Scott Schuman is an incredible photographer with a keen eye for style. He finds real women on the streets of major cities here and abroad to share with all of us. Truly inspiring.

Here are a few more:

Who They Wore

Garance Dore

Frugal Fashionista

Who What Wear

Also, have a look around you. You will see women with incredible style all around. Take notes then go home and put it together with what you already have.

You may have to run out and buy a few new accessories to make your current wardrobe more up to date. Accessories are the least expensive way to really update your look.

I hope I've inspired you to inspire yourselves. Write me if you have any questions. I would love to assist.

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