Wednesday, January 27, 2016
No Repeat January Week Four
Week four of no repeat January is behind me. And while I did wear something different from my closet every day, I forgot to take outfit pictures. Which is too bad, because I had some cute stuff going on in Vegas. And I had a photographer with me the entire time (aka my husband). I'll do better next week as I head into no repeat February.
One of my favorite bloggers, Suzanne, recently wrote about style goals and creating a style statement, which really got me thinking about my closet. In the past, I've had a hard time defining my style. Most of what I wear is dictated by the place I live (very casual), the weather (cold and rainy a lot of the time), and the fact that I work from home.
As I continue my plan to wear everything in my closet, and thrift the clothes that don't work for me, things are starting to come into focus a little bit. Suzanne created a worksheet to help choose a style statement, and I ended up with these five words that describe my personal values and core beliefs: persistent, kind, courageous, adventurous and creative.
Now I just need to work those words into my wardrobe. My style already reflects a casual, active lifestyle. However, I'm finding myself attracted to the classic pieces in my closet, and I think I'm looking for more sophistication. I'd also like to add some creativity to my outfits, which is a character attribute I find attractive in others. That one won't be easy since my existing style is pretty basic. And I'm on a shopping ban.
Suzanne wrote: "Style isn't about wanting to be someone else, or following rules, it is about knowing yourself, believing in yourself and working with what you have to create a visual representation of your soul on the outside for all the world to see".
My personal style is a work in progress, but the journey sure is fun!
Linking up today with A Lovely Little Wardrobe, The Pleated Poppy, Thursday Fashion Files, Fashion Friday, Fabulous Friday, Pumps and Pushups, How I Style It, Not Dead Yet Style, My Refined Style