If you are at a similar stand still with your closet, spending time every morning staring at everything only to say to yourself for the third day in a row, "I have nothing to wear." Maybe it's time to redefine your style, as well.
|Jenna Lyon's closet photographed by Rebecca Greenfield for Elle Decor|
Take inventory. Redefining your style doesn't mean starting over (even though it can feel that way). Shop your own closet first, identify staples you already own. Hold onto the classics that can be incorporated into multiple looks.
Use this as a time to get rid of those pieces you've been holding onto out of guilt. I have a couple things that I paid a little too much for but never ended up wearing as much as I thought... or some jeans that are just too tight but the optimist in me has been holding on to them incase they fit comfortably again someday. If you are undecided, just try it on. There have been so many times I try something on and it's uncomfortable, itchy, etc. and I am immediately reminded why I never where it in the first place. Still on the fence? One thing I ask myself is, "What kind of place/event/day would I wear this? On that day, is there something I already own that I would rather wear in place of this?" If the answer is yes, I can usually justify donating/selling/ditching.
Don't be afraid to take risks. Have you ever been drawn to something in a store and for a split second you can't imagine your life without it? Five minutes later you've successfully talked yourself out of it because it's not like anything else you own, you don't think you will ever really wear it, other people might think it's ugly. While sometimes it's ok to talk yourself out of a purchase, other times you are letting your rational side decide your style and what that leads to is a boring closet full of things you don't love. Exactly what you are trying to get rid of!
Have any of you had a similar epiphany and decided to overhaul your wardrobe? I'd love to hear what kind of tips you have!