Hey guys! So today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite strategies to help you put together outfits much easier. It’s basically thinking of each outfit as a recipe. In my opinion thinking of your style as such really helps make the process of styling outfits or shopping much more strategic and beneficial.
It’s one of the reasons I recommend documenting your outfits in the “Style Edit Workbook” Documenting your outfits is much like keeping a food journal. The idea behind a food journal is to hold you accountable and to make sure that you are staying top of the things that you are eating.
Documenting your style has a similar philosophy.
Documenting your styles holds you accountable as well it helps to make sure that you are actually utilizing all of the items that’s in your wardrobe. While helping you understand what you need more of etc.
With documenting your style, you are able to come up with the perfect style recipe based on what you love the most.
Once you know what your style sweet spot consist of it’s time to create different recipes that will accommodate your style.
Your Wardrobe is a pantry of ingredients
Think of your wardrobe as a pantry of ingredients. You have those basic ingredients that you like to combine in all of your meals example salt & pepper and then you have your fancy ingredients that you like to add to your more hearty meals. For special occasions such as when you are baking a cake you have your sprinkles and icing.
Do you get where I am going with this?
Each item has a purpose, and when paired together correctly you’re able to get the perfect recipe.
In order to find your key ingredients let’s start with identifying your sweet spot.
Shop The Look
Find your Style Sweet Spot
Each outfit should always reflect your style once you have set intentional style goals using the Edit Your Style workbook along with documenting your style. You should have a good grasp on what your style sweet spot is.
For short, your style sweet spot is a combination of textures, silhouettes & colors that you are always wearing or inspired to wear.
Once you know what your style sweet spot is identify why you are drawn to that certain style or pieces you can begin to build around that.
I recommend using the Edit Your Style Workbook to help you discover your style sweet spot. This also includes practical steps for you to create your own style challenge. You can download your copy here.
The Perfect Recipe
Now taking your style sweet spot, it’s time to cook up the perfect outfit recipe. In order to do this you have to identify your basics,and your statement pieces.
Your Basic pieces are the foundation of your wardrobe and can be styled multiple ways,they give your wardrobe more function, and freedom to develop your personal style.
While your staple pieces are considered the icing on the cake. They tend to bring your basic pieces together, they could be anything from a bell sleeve top, accessories a statement tee etc.
Start With The Foundation
Depending on the weather greatly depends on the foundation of your outfit. For example if it’s freezing your foundation would probably be a thin pair of leggings and a camisole which you would layer your warmer pieces over it. If it’s warm your foundation could be the top that you’ve had your eye on for awhile and then you would find a pair of bottoms to add to that outfit.
2. Play With Proportions
This step is crucial and is often overlooked. But a lot of the times when an outfit doesn’t turn out quite right, it’s more than likely a issue with proportions. This also falls in line with finding your sweet spot, and having a clear understanding of your style likes and dislikes. While taking into account the correct way garments should fit.
With that being said find your key proportions to help you when it comes to styling different items that you have in your wardrobe.
3.Create a ARSENAL of Go- To Styling Tricks
Having a selection of styling tricks will save you so much time and frustration. Styling tricks can be anything from cuffing your jeans,tucking in your shirt, rolling up your sleeve adding a third piece to each outfit etc.
I will be sharing more on how to create styling tricks to save your outfit soon!
4. Find Accessories that will compliment Your wardrobe
Finally shoes and accessories! The right shoes can either make or break your outfit. You don’t have to go overboard and buy every stylish shoe you see. But I do recommend having a decent (collection) of shoes that works with your wardrobe.