Getting Creative in My Closet

I’ve been trying to squeeze in a little creativity wherever I can lately and revamping my wardrobe has become my current obsession. Having recently traded in office life for SAHM life, I’m realizing that even as my pre-pregnancy clothes fit my body again, they no longer fit my lifestyle. I’m so accustomed to shopping for work clothes that I wasn’t really sure what I’d like to wear outside of that so I started googling things like “new wardrobe from scratch” and found the blog Into Mind.

So while I enjoyed sleepy snuggles with baby, I spent time with a notebook and Pinterest working through her in depth process for defining your personal style and curating a functional wardrobe. I studied fashion design and have always loved lists, organizing and creating mood boards so the process was right up my alley and a lot of fun!

What I ended up with is a defined style concept that’s helping me choose pieces when I hit the thrift shops. I’ve always enjoyed clothing as a form of self expression so it’s important to me to be able to wake up each day and quickly throw on something that works for my daily activities but also makes me feel creative and inspired…so, something besides yoga pants and nursing tanks would be good 🙂

Here’s what I came up with, adapting Into Mind’s 7 category style concept.

wardrobe_mood_board

 

Elements

earthy rainbow, color & pattern mixing, laid back layers, oversized & drapey, feminine, natural fibers, artistic, elements of nature, neutrals with pops of color, lace, brown leather, eclectic, rustic, vintage floral, combined textures, geometric shapes

Color Pallete

gray, navy, white, beige, olive, mauve, burnt orange, mustard, turqoise

Key Pieces

loose tees, casual button down, slouchy knits, skinny jeans/tights, flowy dress/skirt, boots, moccasins

Uniform

loose top/flowy dress + skinnies/tights + boots/moccasins + slouchy knit/army jacket


So far it’s been working out and I’m really happy with my small wardrobe! If you’ve ever looked in your closet and had nothing to wear, this process is worth every minute…or maybe I just had too much time on my hands and went a little OCD!

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