I used to work in the retail fashion industry when I was at University and I had a beautiful wardrobe full of pretty clothing.
Somewhere between then and now my fashion sense has flat-lined and the clothing in my wardrobe has dwindled and it needs a jump-start ASAP.
One issue is that there are some limitations to reviving my ailing wardrobe. While these are mostly financial, I do not want to go and buy a whole lot of pretty clothes only to lose weight in the next few months and have to get rid of them and buy more.
So what to do….
One of my friends suggested perhaps wearing a bit of a make up to give me a fairly instant lift even if it is just a bit of eye make-up and some lip-gloss. I can do that!
My next idea is to pull out all my clothing and go through everything piece-by-piece to see what I need to help make my wardrobe a bit more versatile and also funky.
I need to take the time to go shopping for clothes rather than making impulse purchases and end up with a whole lot of clothing that I am unlikely to wear.
Recently, I found an amazing plus-size (although she is probably about a 14-16) blogger from the States; she has an absolutely incredible style! Looking through her different posts it is clear that you can dress clothing up or down depending on the accessories you pair things with. This means that clothing that I save for “special occasions” can become a part of my day-to-day wardrobe and I will get more use out of it. The link to Girl with Curves blog is here.
I also love Lisa’s style and her ability to combine different styles and patterns to create a really young, vibrant look.
I also need some new shoes and I am really struggling as I do not fit the shoes from No 1 Shoe Warehouse which means I have to go to shops that are a bit more expensive. I just need some more shoes so that I am not wearing the same shoes every day and I can give them a rest between wearing them.
How often do you shop for clothes and shoes? Any shops I should definitely check out??