Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Style Strategy

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Hello, lovelies! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

I'm getting ready for a major wardrobe overhaul and have decided to try to be a bit more minimalistic in my approach. I have a ton of clothes and if I had a closet the size of a room everything would be fine but that's not the case. I can barely get into my closet so I'm in desperate need of a change, and quick one!

For me, style starts with being comfortable in your own skin. If I had to define my style I'd call it classic with a glamorous twist. I like to mix classic pieces with trendier items. All in all it's worked for me but the amount that I own is starting to get a bit overwhelming. Time for a change!

I've decided to invest in well constructed pieces that speak to my signature style. I've always done this but I have to learn to be a bit more restrained in the amount of purchases. All I really need is a strong foundation. And accessories, as always, will continue to be a must. And the details really do make all the difference in the world, don't they?

So this is my challenge for the fall. Wish me luck!

I'd love to know,how do you go about building your wardrobe?

Images: 1 & 5, 2, 3, 4

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46 comments:

adele said...

Good luck with the challenge Dawn! I'd love to have a huge walk in wardrobe & dressing room...a girl can dream xoxo
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A BRIT GREEK said...

Love that first image, me wants.

Sounds like you have a challenge on your hands lady... Now that i'm less frivolous with fashion, I tend to go for pieces I know will have longevity and can at least play mash up in a multitude of looks. But good quality classic items are a must too.
your wardrobe should only ever contain pieces that make you feel good all.the.time!
x.o.x.o
p.s That said I always have comfy Tees & plenty of jeans for lounging in!

modniza said...

fabulous images, lovely inspiration! xxx

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Now this sounds like a fun challenge!! I always find that accessories are the best way to create a point of difference with a classic and chic look. I'm sure you will pass with flying colours knowing your fabulous style xx

classiq said...

I always go for classic pieces that will last me for saesons and update them with more trendy accessories, because you're right, it's all in the details and more importantly, this is what works for me. I'm sure you'll have fun with your fall challenge, Dawn. xo
Ada

Lauren Christine said...

i like your new idea! "classic with a glamorous twist"... love it! wonderful photos choices and best of luck with your closet clean out!!! you will feel so refreshed when its done :) xx
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Chelsea said...

Great strategy...the day I learn self-restraint I will try it! xoxo

Diamonddigger said...

this is my challenge too! hope we stick to the rules though ;-)

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh Dawn this speaks volumes to me! I'm all about having those "classic" "staples" and then like you said accessorizing! As many layers and I love to pile on there's nothing as striking as a mod, minimal, confident woman! Much luv!

KizzyDoll said...

Good luck darling!! I wish I had a bigger wardrobe too. I try and stick to what I use, but it can be tough!! Hope your day continues well! xx

Tanvi said...

I would agree with you 100% ... I have also learnt to buy few but versatile pieces. Some can even cross over seasons. Solid colors, plain blouses, jackets are always good investments! :)

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Martina said...

Love that coat above Dawn! A good coat is so important for the cold season! And a few great peieces that are easy to combine make daily dressing so much easier! Last winetr, i came to love knitted dresses - they look great with boots and can be styled over and over again! Have fun shopping!

lapetal said...

Love these gorgeous photos! I build my wardrobe on fabrics. Soft cardigans and sweaters and silks of dresses..
Just want to say, your 9/11 tribute was touching

xx

BigAppleNosh said...

Good luck with the challenge! Can't wait to hear more about it! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'm totally with you and want to invest in more well constructed pieces! Good luck to us both!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

LatteLisa said...

sounds like an excellent autumn challenge ... you go smart girl!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I desperately need to revamp my closet and invest in a few more staple pieces. Spending a little more usually ends up serving you well. Good luck, lady!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

love that fall coat!! i'll take one please!! ;)

Shelly said...

Tks U and you keep on going

Dancing Branflake said...

I like your thinking process of this new wardrobe and I adore the post you put together to talk about it. These photos are a perfect representation of a strong foundation in style.

EclecChic said...

My winter wardrobe is more minimalistic than the summer one but I also need desperately an updating! I always say YES to the accessories.

With love... said...

The shorts are amazing! With the summer heat all I want to wear are shorts. So comfy!

Have a lovely day.

xx
Pris

_ffyona said...

Good luck for your fall challenge! And have a good week up! xx

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Mine needs a major overhaul- I have way too much crammed into such a small closet and I barely wear any of it. I'm with you on a few great classic pieces- can't wait to see what you get!

Katie said...

I'm trying to limit the number of pieces I buy this season too, just to keep things simpler and more organized. We'll see how it goes! Would love to see some posts on what you end up getting :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

accessories is always a must! it can do a lot to any outfit. love these images, too, friend!

Alexa said...

Necklaces/bracelets are great...the really help live-up/complete an outfit. I'm going fall shopping too and I always end up spending more than I want. Sigh...

Lonely Wife Project said...

I'm thinking of doing the same thing this fall! Out with the cluttered and in with the classic, structured pieces! That jacket is divine!

the nyanzi report said...

have fun with this challenge and we hope you share with us the results.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i think that's a great strategy for revamping your wardrobe this season. either do this or just get a bigger closet, lol. :)

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

dawn ~ you read my mind because i also am in desperate need of a new wardrobe!! i'm not exactly sure how i will approach this yet, so i'm not much help, sorry! but i do agree that a good foundation {nice basics} are key!! accessories are important too!
xx ~ ks

Elle Sees said...

Random, but we have the exact same taste in music! I love my alternative and 80s new wave

{The Perfect Palette} said...

have fun with this challenge :)

xo, chrissy

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

I think your wardrobe overhaul is somethings that inevitably comes with age/maturity/feeling comfortable in our skin ;-) We've all been there. Good luck with your challenge xx

Krystal said...

i think this is a fab goal...i need to restructure some things too!

Cindy Albert said...

Always enjoy your posts. We will be looking forward to your results.

Julip Made said...

This should be every girl's mantra... alas I am a complete magpie and fall so easily to the rush of consumerism especially in regards to shopping. For now I am content to slowly (by slowly I mean 3-4 pieces a year) build my high quality, perfectly fitted wardrobe and fill in the rest with basics from H&M, Zara, and gasp, even Forever. xo

sugarhoneybaby said...

I don't have plan,at all.When I go to shoping I just listen my heart.;)Good luck!

Punctuation Mark said...

it's amazing how much we change our styles after some time... mine has changed so much from miss workaholic to student and i know it will change again once i rejoin the workforce... have fun with the change... it's always a good thing!

honey my heart said...

details are the key. good luck with your challenge :)

Kavery said...

I love the idea of your challenge. I try and stick with classics but some trends slip through. Good luck Dawn!

Daily Cup of Couture said...

good luck with your Fall wardrobe darling!! Those images are all gorgeous!

xx

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Well that is great you have a goal on how to approach your fall wardrobe! I just went shopping today and found a few things, but I feel a bit scattered with my style. I really need to stick to one specific style!

I hope you are having a great week! xo

Kimmy Mhanna / Kimberly Mhanna said...

I usually make a list of items that I want/need for the season. Then, I try to think about how well those items will pair with other things I own. I try to purchase clothing that I love and that will last forever.

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DailyGlamour said...

so lovely !
xx

Bromeliad said...

I'm just getting into closet cleaning mode myself.

I've gotten a little pickier about what I'll bring home.

On the other hand, I've gone from "neutrals only" to every color under the sun, so the closet is bright and packed at the moment.