The Style Overhaul- Inspiration


2016 will be the year when I transition from student life to becoming an actual adult with a full time job (touch wood!), so it is about time that I gave my wardrobe a little overhaul and made everything a little more grown up. I wanted to streamline things a little bit anyway because my wardrobe is overflowing with things I never wear, and I figured that now is the time to start investing in some nicer pieces that will be around for longer. I also thought that it would be better to start building a slightly more professional wardrobe now, so I won't have to suddenly buy lots of new clothes when I start a job next autumn.
I'm a very visual person, so the first thing I did was create a Pinterest board with images of outfits I liked. I was quite picky with this so I only used pictures of entire outfits that I was drawn to rather than choosing some photos simply because of one item. This way, the board perfectly sums up what I want my style to be like. After pinning a few things it quickly became apparent that my preferred style is quite casual and monochrome with fancier shoes and bags. It also showed that I definitely need to invest in a camel coat, because that was something that repeatedly came up in photos I had pinned!
Obviously I had a look at a few YouTubers and bloggers as well. I always love Sammi's style and I think it has become a lot more grown up recently, so while it's too fashiony (is that a word?) for me personally, I do always draw inspiration from her outfits. I've also fallen in love with Mel Soldera on YouTube because she's a business woman and her style is extremely close to what I want mine to be like!
After looking at all my inspiration, I went through my wardrobe and got rid of a few things that didn't quite fit the aesthetic I wanted. I also considered a tip that my friend Jaye told me about, which she applies when she's shopping for new clothes- if you can't think of three outfits you can wear with a certain item, then don't buy it. I went through my closet and asked myself if I could put together three outfits for each item, and that's when a few things got thrown out! 
The next step was to create a wishlist of some items that I want to add to my wardrobe, which is probably the funnest part! I will be sharing the wishlist in my next post, so stay tuned for that!

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