We all love closet organization, but very rarely do we realize how much keeping an organized closet has to do with defining your personal style! Having a clear-cut style will minimize the clutter in your closet and save you time every morning!
There was a time in my life when getting dressed literally took hours. I had so many clothes that I wasted a lot of time just trying to decide what styleI wanted to wear: “Am I feeling Boho Chic or New England Preppy today?”
Fashion is constantly changing, but your style should always have the same vibe. I spent much of my Christmas break really trying to hone in on two things: Creating a personal “style profile” and paring down my closet to reflect that style.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your closet, and would like to take a more minimalist approach (without losing your personal style), read on to find out how I did it!
What’s Your Style?
The challenging thing about style is that, even though it’s hard for us to put into words, we know what we like when we see it. If it’s hard for you to label exactly what kind of style it is that you’re drawn to, check out your Pinterest boards!
Not only will you start to notice patterns and recurring items, but Pinterest also shows you search terms within your own boards! Take a minute to scroll through those and see what types of things you’ve pinned/repined a lot of!
What’s Your Body Type?
I’m all for everyone loving their body exactly as it is… but it’s also important to know what is flattering on your body and what is not. Beyoncé would never walk around in something that didn’t make her curves look #flawless, and neither should we!
It’s also important to remember that every trend cannot look good on every body. Know what cuts and styles work best for you and stick to them! If you need help, check out this post on 5 Rules for Simplified Style!
What’s Your Coloring?
Did you ever notice how you may hate the way you look in photographs when you’re wearing one certain dress? Or some days you come home and just look totally wiped out? It may not be the dress or the busy day that’s to blame, it may be the color(s) you’re wearing!
“But Kirsten, it’s not the dress, it really is the stress!”, then check out this post: 5 Quick Ways to Deal with Stress
Season Coloring Analysis is a great theory that can help you find the colors that look best on you and which ones to avoid. For example, I’m “Deep Autumn”, which means that bold colors look best on me, while I should avoid pastels. Check out the link below to find yours!
Once you’ve completed all three steps, you should have a pretty good idea of what clothes make you look good and feel good! Next, clean out your closet and eliminate the things that don’t fit it (or just don’t fit)! Now, you’re ready for the fun part: SHOPPING! 🙂
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What tips do you have for finding your personal style? Did you take any of the quizzes above? What were your results?!