IT IS TIME TO SHARE WARDROBE EDITING TIPS. AS WE TRANSITION TO SPRING, WE NEED TO CULL AND EVALUATE WHAT TO KEEP FOR NEXT YEAR AND BEYOND.
SHARING A RECENT LOOK FROM #NYFW. IT IS A TYPICAL MASH OF QUALITY CLOTHING ITEMS, WORN WITH WHAT I HOPE IS “ARTFUL ABANDON”. IT IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT TO KEEP IN OUR CLOSETS AND WHY.
Shown here, this #OOTD took appears so different indoors, and without my camel coat.
Featured below is a closer look what I wore: the Zara faux fur scarf, CHANEL tweed jacket, Prada tweed skirt, The Mark Cross Grace bag , a geometric printed silk blouse, and a chain link belt to keep it all together! All of these pieces are older, with the newest piece the Zara faux scarf from 2 years ago. Wardrobe editing tips are an easy share, as I tend to choose carefully with longevity in mind. All times were bought up cycled.
Keep in mind what looks good on you. A good edit honors that first and foremost.
Consider what is versatile. This Chanel jacket may not seem like a go-to item at first glance, but think about how it would look with distressed denim, a tulle skirt, skinny jeans in bold colors, or leather leggings. As you can imagine it can be worn in a happy multitude of ways; giving this investment piece a prominent place in your rotation!
A second rule for the wardrobe edit: If you do not LOVE it, consider giving it to a friend.
Another alternative is to sell what you don’t love on eBay, or donating it to a good cause. Keeping our closets full of what we love and know we will wear, simplifies our life and makes getting dressed much more satisfying.
VIEW THIS OUTFIT CLOSER:
RIGHT NOW WE ARE IN A CROSSROADS OF THE MATCHY MATCHY TREND COMING UP, AND THE ECLECTIC MISMATCH OF SEPARATES FOR A MORE ECLECTIC LOOK BEING A DOMINANT TREND. THE LATTER IS DONE BY COUTURE NOTABLES AS KARL LAGERFELD, GUCCI AND MIU MIU. STYLE GUIDES ARE JUST THAT: BUY WHAT SPEAKS TO YOU AND HOLD ON TO IT. DO NOT LET FAST FASHION TRENDS MAKE YOU FEEL INSECURE.
More tips for wardrobe editing and styling can be gleaned from the items below. Look at each photo and consider how it would look dressed up or pared down. I tried to include a wide array of price points here.
Clockwise from top to bottom is the Chanel Runway Tweed jacket , Kate Spade Delphina Tweed skirt sold out but similar by same brand, pearl embellished boucle skirt– this one is a bit trendy- but is adorable-, Missguided plaid jacket, fringed boucle jacket as pictured is sold out but this Lagerfeld jacket is a beauty. The last item is a classic knit skirt by Gucci .Pair it with a denim jacket for a causal look, or a complimenting tweed or moto jacket.
Alert! THIS fabulous faux fur scarf is on sale. I know many of are chasing spring trends, but now is the time to buy clothes for next fall. Check out this beauty from Urban Outfitters . It is on sale for &19.99! The printed pants are fabulous too!
Spring is on its way -any minute now, so says the calendar! Now, however, is the time for a thoughtful wardrobe edit, and also a great time to score new clothes for next winter at deep discounts.
So DEAR READERS, what say you? Are you cleaning out your closets at this time? Is the transition difficult for you or not? What wardrobe editing tips do you use to keep an item or to say goodbye ? Let me know! YOU KNOW HOW!