I've been having a dilemma lately with my closet. Do you ever find yourself staring at your closet trying to figure out what to wear? Or just wonder what pieces are hiding in between the piles? My friend, Michelle, recently has encouraged me to just go through my closet to figure out 1) what I really have, 2) what doesn't fit, and 3) what doesn't belong anymore.
Photos by: JMichael.LA
Hanes shirt / Line & Dot blazer / Rich & Skinny skinny jeans / Marc Jacobs clutch / Zara flats / Dream Collective cuff / J.Crew bracelet / Dogeared Karma necklace
She's been telling me to do this for at least a few weeks now. But every time I've looked into my closet, I just feel overwhelmed. Where does even one begin? Then it's followed by that nauseating feeling of how much clothes I have with really no immediate purpose or reason in mind when I bought them.
I hate to admit that a good chunk of my clothes in my closet were either result of impulsive behavior, because they look cute even though the fit is horrible, the feeling of #FOMO (fear on missing out) on a great sale, or needing something to make me feel "better" because I went to the mall sad/upset about something.
All of which is a bad idea when shopping for clothes. Or anything for that matter.
So one thing I've been trying to do lately is just to simply shop my closet. Just figure out what which pieces still works with my wardrobe and style. One good thing of having a personal style blog is having a record of your outfits, seeing how your style is evolving, and being able to figure out what works.
I went through my previous outfit posts, to help me figure out which pieces I could re-style. And then I remembered this striped blazer that I previously wore here. Yes, it's a bit Beetlejuice-y and it looked like something from Robin Thicke's closet, but it easily dresses up a plain outfit. You could even say it's a bit of a man-repeller. But maybe that's why I've formed this weird attachment to this blazer. Interestingly enough, as I went through my closet, this blazer works with plenty of things in my closet.