I am really trying to be strategic with my shopping these days. As a fashion blogger, you buy and accumulate A LOT of clothing. It can start to feel like you are losing your true sense of style and what you truly like to wear. You see so many trends, fabrics, what’s hot, what’s not, that it all just starts to mold into this big monster of “style”. But it isn’t really your style or even close to what your Pinterest “Inspo” board looks like. Recently, I started feeling this way so I decided it was time to clean out my entire closet and reset my life and my style, (I will do an entire post on closet organization soon). But for now, I am just trying to change things up a bit and really be true to myself.
When going through my clothes I asked myself, “does this give me butterflies when I put it on?” “Have I worn it in the past month or season?” If I answer no to either, it was thrown in the “give-away” pile. What remained of my closet after giving away over 100 items, were my ultimate favorites. The items that gave me joy and matched my Pinterest board that I was so inspired by. I then went through and thought, what am I missing? What did I see in my shopping cart(s) that I don’t already own?
At that moment I decided to hone in on my true style, but also change things up a little. I always love seeing things on other people and thought, why don’t I try what I always see and like?! This Free People wrap top was a perfect item to purchase on this cleanse. I saw it on someone and fell in love. I pushed my insecurities aside and decided that I was going to rock it. It was one of the best purchases I made in months. Even my boyfriend liked it (although he refers to it as my “samurai shirt” – I’ll take what I can get).
What I learned from all of this was to stay true to yourself, but also take those risks that you have been wanting to take! Even if it’s just buying a different shirt to wear. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big impact – like completely redoing my closet and giving away everything I thought I knew and loved.
Photography by Buffett Photography