Happy Wednesday, guys! It seems that mix and match fashion becomes quite #instafamous, so I can’t ignore it. I probably already mentioned that my closet is pretty small, at least when compared to my girlfriends’ closets. However, I have to admit that I had to change almost half of it in the last few months, because of some necessary and unnecessary weight gain (I regret nothing). Most of my jeans and skirts, even my coats just didn’t fit me anymore. This gave me an opportunity to look into my style and create a new, mix and match wardrobe.
You are probably thinking why do I, as a fashion blogger, bother myself with a capsule wardrobe? Well, the truth is I don’t have all the clothes in the world, and if even if I did, I would still wake up every morning and have nothing to wear. The only way to fix this is to learn how to mix and match essential, existing items in your closet to create a different look every time. Here are a few tips I learned along the way that might help you:
- Review your existing wardrobe. That’s probably the most time-consuming one. You have to literally take all your clothes out of your closet and see if there are any pieces that don’t fit anymore or have nothing but a sentimental value. Just ask yourself, would you buy this shirt today if you saw it for sale?
- After cleaning out your closet, make sure you only buy pieces that communicate with each other in terms of style. The fact that I am into smart casual, minimalistic style, doesn’t mean that I can’t occasionally fall in love with a beautiful boho chic dress I saw in a fashion editorial or maybe in someone else’s blog. But why would I need something I have nothing to wear with?
- If you are indecisive on a colour palette, go for the one that suits your skin tone and/or that you personally like. I am obviously into neutrals: grey, black and nudes. If I wish to add an accent to my outfit, I would add a brighter accessory, i.e. a bag, shoes, or some statement jewelry, instead of buying a bright top or bottom.
- When you’ve got all the essentials that you need, stop shopping for as long as you can. That would definitely force you to learn to mix and match the favourite pieces in your closet. In the photos below every piece of clothing I am wearing was already featured in previous posts.
I was wearing: