Today we are going to go over two things... TAKING INVENTORY and FINDING INSPIRATION!
First things first... if you purged your closet since we talked last your closet is probably looking a little bare. I know mine is!
(photo via Flickr)Don't we all wish our closet looked this cool even empty? But the good thing about your closet being a bit sparse is that it will be easy for the first step of today's goals.
- Take notice of what you have enough of.
- Take notice of what is missing.
- Note items that you like that may need replacing soon due to wear and tear (shoes especially).
- Jot down areas of your wardrobe that, if budget weren't an issue, you would expand (i.e. a greater selection of handbags, multiple boots/flats/heeels, more sweater, more jackets, etc)
- Note any trends or "looks" you would like to integrate into your wardrobe in the near future. (this will tie into our next step of FIND INSPIRATION)
It would help here to WRITE THESE THINGS DOWN. The list isn't set in stone, but it will be useful when you are shopping to refer to. For example, I have more than enough black sweaters. They happen to be my favorite so I gravitate towards them while shopping. But it would be a waste to keep adding them to my closet at this point. So a list will remind me to veer away from black sweaters while shopping to the other items on my list where the holes in my wardrobe lie.
I know this picture and other's from Kate Spade's fall LookBook are doing multiple rounds in the blog world. But, this one in particular embraces what is an achievable style influence for me for the fall. (minus the, ahem, expensive KS pieces... unfortunately)
The aspects of this look that I love is as follows:
- Jackets mixed with embellished tops.
- Bold accessories (love the bangles here).
- Denim. Skinny and straight. (love, love, love).
- Flats, flats and more flats.
- Dashes of color (something I usually shy away from).
Find something that inspires you. For outfit inspiration check out my Work It Wednesday posts, my good LOOK for less posts or my Shopstyle Stylebook.
Go forth and make some notes on what you have and what you are missing and find some inspiration! Not so hard, huh?