My favorite posts are the ones that are directly inspired by my clients.
After I see an unexpected problem in my clients' closets, boom! A blog is born. I am constantly learning and discovering alongside my clients.
The #1 no-no I'm about to mention is something I've always know was bad though. Little did I know how many women resorted to it as fashion's version of a bandaid that's trying to heal a broken leg.
The #1 no-no is...
Having one item in many different colors
(i.e. "I thought these shorts were good, so I bought them in navy, black and white.")
everything is your closet should be a unique snowflake, just like you.
Say those shorts are like vanilla ice cream (I'm a big fan of food analogies). All three of those pairs are vanilla ice cream, because in essence, they are the same item.
You can top them with cherries or chocolate chips or whipped cream (aka styling them different ways), but they are all vanilla.
You are without a doubt missing out on something wonderful: cookies n' cream, mint chocolate chip, butter pecan or rocky road. These bad boys have the toppings inside! #genius
To break it down a few steps further, here are 3 reasons why you should not own 1 pair of shorts or a dress or shoes or a top in 2, 3 or 4 colors...
1. You aren't generic. Your wardrobe should be either.
Your closet is a carefully curated collection of pieces which represents your deeply unique self. To have 3 pairs of 1 thing makes your closet feel more like an Old Navy ad than a creation. You are multifaceted, thus your closet must be too.
2. The options are endless.
There are a billion shorts options in the world, just like ice cream flavors. If a billion options freaks you out though, focus on the options in front of you at the mall or the department store. You don't have to search for 100 pairs of shorts, make a spreadsheet and compare each option. Just graze. If only 1 pair calls to you, only buy 1 pair. Soon enough, you will find another pair, which speaks to you in a whole new way.
3. Each piece in your wardrobe should be special.
Everything in your wardrobe should have it's own story and purpose. One time while I was in a photo shoot, the photographer complimented a few pieces I was wearing. With every compliment, I found myself spilling the details of where I got it and when I got it. Every piece in your closet should bear this excitement. To reference "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up", each piece should spark joy. 3 pairs of shorts do not spark joy. Choose your favorite, and give the rest a kiss goodbye.
And when you need help figuring out how to create a wardrobe that you genuinely love with all your might, contact me. I would love to help you discover how to develop your closet, your style and transform your wardrobe. It is after all, the physical manifestation of your unique self.