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Your Wardrobe: Learning to Mix and Match
Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 22, 2011 @ 12:59 am In Beauty and Fashion | 34 Comments
I am the last one to claim Fashionista status. However, I finally realized that I needed to stop using my lack of natural giftedness as an excuse to be frumpy.
I’m not talking about dressing to the height of fashion. Rather, I’m thinking about looking pulled together in such a way that I feel confident leaving my cave and mingling with the real world. So, I decided to do something about it. And if I look like a geek, well, what’s new?
It all started with this picture on Pinterest . I started thinking about having a wardrobe where everything went with everything else. You’ve probably heard about that theory before.
The idea of being able to wear everything in my closet  also sounded appealing. As you know, my closet and I had a “discussion.” And I did some purging.
Then Hallie went shopping for me . After I posted about Hallie’s shopping trip for me, a reader pointed me to What I Wore . What a fun little fashion tour! Between Pinterest, Hallie, and Jessica Quirk, I’ve been able to look at my closet with new eyes and see how I can put stuff together that suits me. It’s really been fun!
I hunted through what I had, what I liked, what fit, and then combined them with some new items. Seeing pinboards on Pinterest helped me see that accessories really do make a difference. I never got that until I saw it visually on a board, like this one . It’s a simple outfit, but the shoes, bracelet, and necklace make it something more.
So, I tried to apply this same philosophy to my clothes closet. I added a few basics that I found on clearance. The results?
Here’s what my Summer into Fall Wardrobe includes:
Everything can pretty much mix and match, built around black basics, which I can then, transform with different colors next season. Theoretically, of course, because what do I know?
That’s 19 items that result in a multitude of combinations. Someone out there can do the mathematical formula and figure out how many outfits that can make. This is as far as I go.
I don’t really know what I’m doing. But, I am excited to learn. And feeling kinda good about what I have in my closet now.
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