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At First Glance: 5 Key Style Elements to Make or Break Your WOW Factor

Do you waste time every day trying on multiple outfits until you decide what to wear before you walk out the door?

You’ve completed the sorting, recycling, revamping and analysing process, and you are in love with everything you’ve got.  Right?

In fact, I don’t have any problem with anyone having a house full of clothes, so long as they are ALL ready-to-wear depending on the season and aren’t taking up space because you have several in the same colour and size and adding toxicity to your otherwise healthy wardrobe.

Otherwise, if the colours are all complimenting you and work in capsules with each other, the styles flatter your body type, and everything fits you like a glove, that’s all good.

But are you still overwhelmed when choosing what to wear everyday?  Maybe just out of habit or is it you just don’t have the time to experiment with different looks, you just go for the same thing each day?  Am I right?

Regardless of the size of your wardrobe, large or small, here is a fabulous method of sifting through your clothes each day, wondering what goes with what.

This method will certainly make you aware of the contents you forgot you actually have and it would be a very good idea if you have already audited your wardrobe first before you proceed.

Are you ready? Here it is.

Create a Look Book on your phone.

Create a Look Book

All you need is your phone and a full-length mirror.  Make a time when you have a couple of hours to fill in, put your make up on and do your hair, have your shoes and accessories all lined up ready to put on.

If you have a large number of clothes, you may want to sort them into summer and winter first, bearing in mind you have some trans-seasonal garments which belong in both.

Put your outfits on with as many Mix’n’Matches as you can, try them with different coloured combinations.  Smile and pose for best results, and then put the best ones into an album on your phone.

No more meltdowns 10 minutes before you have to leave for work or a go on a date.

All you need to do is:

  1. Check the weather.
  2. What activities are you going to be doing?
  3. Who are you going to be seeing?
  4. Pick out the essentials first: dress or pants and top.
  5. Add layers for change in weather with a light blazer or wrap.
  6. What accessories will you need to dress it up for a later event.

You can decide what you are going to wear even before you get out of bed.  Open up your “Look-Book” and see what feels right for the people you are going to meet today or the activities you are going to do or how you want to feel, and you don’t have to struggle with the details.

Each time you take out an item for some reason, or add an extra one to your collection, update your look-book with another photo of how it fits into your wardrobe with other members of your collection.

It’s efficient, and stress free, especially if you are in a hurry.

As you go, make a Wishlist of the items that are missing to complete the look if you have orphans.  Read here for your “what do I do with this” Flow Chart.

If you need help, ask a friend to be your photographer for you, and share the fun.  Or call me.  I love putting outfits together.

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