Why I like styling outfits
I like styling outfits. It’s fun, I could easily spend an afternoon putting together different outfits, and that is usually what I do on a Sunday. To make myself well organised for the week, I look at my clothes and think about what I will wear for a week. This also helps me with outfit shoots, as rather than take photos after work when the light isn’t so good, I take them on a Sunday afternoon!
I find it relaxing
This is mostly because I like looking at the different fabrics and textures and thinking about what items go together. One of my favourites is a faux-leather mini-skirt and one of my many vintage blouses. I like that mix of vintage and modern. In the summer I wear it with sandals, and in the winter with black heeled boots.
It fills me with excitement
When I put these outfits together, I look forward to the week ahead! I don’t know if anyone else feels like that! There are some days where I completely change my mind on what to wear, it just depends on my mood!
Styling gives me a chance to express myself.
Being a teacher, there are certain things I am unable to wear e.g. low cut tops, shorts, jeans, but I do quite like the librarian look. Blouses with pussy bow ties are one of my favourites, as they cover you up at the front whilst also having a bit of a party.
I also make sure my outfits suit at least 2 pairs of shoes, just in case one pair of shoes hurts during the day, I have my backup pair in my bag. This is what I call being really well equipped to face whatever the day may throw you!
I have quite a few fashion icons I love
These people really help me with ideas of what to wear! Some of them are Lydia Martin from Teen Wolf (her style was amazing…I wish I dressed like that as a teen), Alexa Chung (she always has the coolest loafers), Audrey Hepburn (for that classic, timeless look) and Lauren Bacall (because she slayed).
I use these tools to help me:
- Pinterest: I also like using Pinterest to help me with styling outfits, because there are so many cool ideas that it makes me think ‘why didn’t I think of that?’.
- A notebook: I don’t always use a notebook, because sometimes I rely on my brain to remember my outfit choices for the week. But, a notebook always helps to keep on track and to also jog your memory in the morning. It also really helps with those ‘I don’t know what to wear moments!’.
Some people I talk to have made spreadsheets of their clothes and outfits, but to be honest, I just have too many clothes that it would take me ages to make something like that. And I’m a bit too lazy to do that, to be honest! It’s a great idea though – perhaps for people with capsule wardrobes.