Last week I told you all what i'm doing to prep my fall wardrobe, but I wanted to go into more detail this week. I know for me when others say how they are preparing something I want to know the exact steps. So here are my steps and I really hope that you find them to be useful.
I have been back and forth in my wardrobe trying to figure out what to keep, what to toss and what to add. This fall I made the decision to try to add trendier items into my closet. I'm not one to purchase a ton of trends because I get bored easily. But I really just want to have fun!
Add + Refine
I always make a list of the items that I would love to add to my closet. As well as the items that I need to add. I do this because every time I go shopping I always forget what I need and I end up buying the complete opposite.
Here is an exact list of all the things that I would love to purchase this season:
- Lace Slip Dress
- Black Culottes
- Long Trench Coat
- Sapphire Blue Boots
- Basic Statement Transitional Tops
- Wide Leg Highwaisted Pants
- Leather Jacket
Curate + Collage
September is when all of my favorite magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and InStyle Magazine release their really thick editions. I always save the September issues, I also tear out my favorite pages and put them in a binder. This really just inspires me when I do this. I've been doing this for such a long time, I've never really even mentioned this to anyone ha! But I love creating my own fashion binder with everything that just inspires my personal style. This was actually one of the methods that I use in design school to create upcoming collections, so essentially it's just apart of my thought process now.
When searching through magazines I pay attention to a lot of different things all while keeping my must have list in mind. I typically pay attention to Silhouttes, and colors. This season I am really in love with the crushed velvet so I have been on the hunt for a pair of crushed velvet ankle booties. The color Sapphire blue has also been my favorite color for the season as well, it's also my birthstone! So why not obssess.
Refine. Purge. Plan.
Refine. Purge. Plan
Next, it's time to Refine. Purge. and Plan.
Again I go through my closet to just get an idea of what I have, what I need and what I want.
I get rid of items that I don't even touch anymore.
The items that I love and have never worn, but don't necessarily want to get rid of I create outfits around them. I also take pictures of each outfit so that way I won't' forget how I want to style them.
This may sound like a lot but I really love doing all of these steps it's so relaxing.
For the items that I need, I spend hours online window shopping, price matching and just getting inspired. Once I find those pieces that I need I purchase them and wear them ha!
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