This is not a post from a fashionista, but it is a post from a girl, who used to like to wear jean jumpers and sports clothes all the time, because they were comfortable. I’ve come a long way since then, but I’m still picky about my clothes, and therefore I’ve ended up with a very small wardrobe. Sometimes, others wonder how to put together nice outfits on a small budget, and I wanted to share my experience.
It’s been about 4 or 5 years in the making, but since I am done growing upwards and filling out, it’s been much easier to piece my wardrobe together. This wardrobe carries more of a sense of a finality about it, because I won’t be bursting any seams any time soon.
I thought I would share what my ‘dressy’ wardrobe looks like. I plan to contain my athletic clothes/style wardrobe in another post.
I was able to produce the collage below. Sometimes I look at my sister’s ability to pick out clothes and her wardrobe that has a large variety to pick from, and I admit that I get a twinge of jealousy. Then I’m reminded that we aren’t the same person, and God made us both to express styles differently, and each style is reflection of our personality and the individual gifts God has given us.
Black skirts are a must, I think, for every wardrobe. They’re so versatile, and if you’re a bright colors person or a dark colors person they work super well.
My color palette would most assuredly be a spring/summer palette. Pinks, oranges, and yellows paired with some dark colors don’t completely wash out my pale complexion, and I love them. 🙂 The jean jacket is also a wardrobe essential that I’m partial to, as you see.
That’s that! I actually still have:
1 purple skirt
1 simple white shirt
1 jean skirt
I didn’t picture these here, because I don’t wear them very often. Actually going through my wardrobe last year and this year made me think intentionally about what I really wore, what colors I really liked, and what clothes I was trying to fool myself into thinking that I liked, when I… really didn’t.
I’m by no means a fashion guru, but would you consider yourself a fashion guru?
Is fashion important to you?
What’s your color palette?