My 10×10 challenge made me see that my wardrobe is in serious need of a tweaking. I know what I want my looks to say: ELEVATED, SIMPLE, COOL. Now I just need to make the pieces in my wardrobe convey that look and work for my lifestyle. I loosely followed Into Mind’s free wardrobe planner and here’s what I came up with.
1| Describe your goal style in 3 words. Done and done. It is the title of this blog.
2| Do you have any style goals or shopping resolutions? Where do I begin? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I have several:
- Shop for quality, not quantity. I know this phrase gets tossed around a lot, but as I was writing about my 10×10 I realized that I own very few pieces that are over a year old.
- When shopping, think about outfits, not just pieces. Even though I gravitate towards simple pieces, I still end up with items that I only really wear with one other thing.
- Feel good about every addition to my wardrobe. I recently bought a blouse from Banana, wore it once, it snagged, and I realized I wasn’t even that sad to see it go. No bueno.
- Shop responsibly and support independent brands and makers that are producing beautiful goods. I will attempt to make all new purchases from brands that focus on environmental sustainability and/or ethical labor practices. That being said, I’m not about to toss out all of my Banana Republic jeans just to replace them with new made-in-the-USA denim. That seems just as unresponsible as buying mainstream brands in the first place. Instead, I plan to keep wearing my current faves until they wear out.