Some days it feels like you need a Mensa membership to know how to build an outfit.
- Your closet is full of clothes that don’t fit, and even if they did, you don’t go to the right places to wear them.
- There is a rainbow of colours but you can’t tell which goes with which, let alone which ones work for you.
- You have jeans you never wear and one pair you wear all the time, but you don’t know why that is.
Putting an outfit together is kinda like a jigsaw puzzle; you start at the edges and work your way to the middle.
Knowing what’s appropriate for the life you lead, reduces your options. And when you remove all the options that aren’t your style either, the rest just falls into place. You can relax and get on with the task at hand, confident in the knowledge that you have dressed for your authentic self.
Here are some outfits I have put together to help you understand how to build a cohesive wardrobe around your outfits.
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