Simplifying Your Wardrobe

This post is Day #10 in the 31 Days to A Better Work + Life Balance series.

I'm a fashion girl. I could spend all day shopping, browsing pinterest outfits and sorting through magazines. But for some reason my taste in fashion just doesn't translate well over to my actual wardrobe. 

I end up just staring at a messy closet most days completely stuck on what to wear. When I finally do grab something to put on, I usually feel the need to change immediately after because my look is so frumpy. And if there's an event coming up, I have to fight the need to rush off to the store and buy something new.

Sound familiar?

More Content, Less Worried

In Matthew, Jesus tells us that clothes are a small things. We shouldn't be constantly worrying and stressing about them. 

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? ...your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
— Matthew 6:28-33

So today I'm going after the closet and I'm determined not to worry and stress over all that I don't have. Instead I'm going to simplify and be thankful for what's already there.

Here's my goal:

7 Go-to Outfits

These will be well fitting. (Not too tight on my prego belly:)) These will be somewhat fashionable or accessorized. These will correspond with the seven main areas I need to dress for...

1. ) Work - dressy, professional 

2.) Church - dressy, modest 

3.) Events - trendy, cute

4.) Dates - girly, flirty

5.) Home - casual, comfy 

6.) Errands - casual, cute

7.) Outdoor - layered, sporty

Want To Join Me?

First browse your pinboards for ideas on using what you have already. Compile the outfits together and then try them on to see how they fit. Take photos of the finished outfits so you won't forget.

I think having a go-to for each area will help us be less stressed when we need to get dressed on the fly. And it might just help us forget about how we look so we can focus on things that really matter on a daily basis.

What About The Rest Of The Closet?

I think putting together these simple outfits will actually kill two birds with one stone. First of all, it will show us what's ill-fitting and outdated. I also think we can take each of these outfit ideas and tweak them to use up the rest of the closet. For example with the outfit below, I could wear the same thing but with a different top, different scarf, or with a skirt to change it up. If I can't fit an item with any of my outfits, I'm tossing it.

Happy simplifying!