I’m just twenty years old, I have been piling up stuff in my closet ever since
I was fifteen and had even the slightest glimmer of a fashion sense… Which
means five years of accumulated clothing, shoes and accessories in my tiny bity
closet! You can image how terrible that combination is.
me wrong, I’m not complaining. I love all my items but there’s only so much a
girl can actually wear and the truth is I don’t even wear half my wardrobe on a
daily basis. Which is why I’ve decided to take on a Wardrobe Challenge!! I’m
calling it the Three by Three Challenge (I kinda made it up as I was writing
this article) as it will be divided into three parts: Cleaning, Mixing and Shopping.
If you’re thinking it might be a good idea for yourself as well, here are my “rules”… I will hopefully follow them in these next few months!
step is the fresh start – taking control of my wardrobe by doing some major
wardrobe cleaning!! Every season when I swap from Summer to Winter’s clothing I
try to do this, yet I always seem to fail miserably… I look at an item and
think “who knows? I might still wanna wear this someday!” – and then I never
do, of course. I’m sure you get the feeling. Well, that’s about to stop.
the three things I’ll do.
two months. Simple and plain, no more excuses.
2) Become the seamstress’ bff or re-stitch some things myself –
items that are damaged or simply too big won’t do me any good. I have a real problem with this because I’m so petite, items don’t usually fit me right of the store. Oh well, it could be worse!
3) Organize my closet is the best thing to do for my fashion self! It’s crucial to have a really good look at the stuff you do have so
you can move on to step two! My personal preference is by piece and colour, but I’ll show you my closet soon so you can take a propor look at it!
I’m done I’ll put up some pieces for sale for really good prices, so watch out
part is all about taking full advantage of the items I do have and love!
Whether it is rediscovering a lost piece or finding new ways to combine my favourite
pair of boots, I want to get creative with my clothing.
make this phase work I suggest picking a style and getting some inspiration. In
my case, I’ve always admired the simple and elegant looks of French and Italian women…
And that’s what I’ll strive for. I’ll create an inspiration folder on your
computer which will contain only
looks that I would wear – it’s even better if the looks feature some pieces you
do have, because that way you can always draw some inspiration!
actual getting ready time, here are the three rules I’ll apply to myself…These are styling goals I want to achieve but of course they vary from person to person, so go ahead and choose yours!
Don’t repeat the same piecse (whether it is a jacket, a sweater, etc)
two days in a row – I tend to do this particularly with winter coats and footwear, leaving
all my other lovely pieces hanging in my closet untouched for weeks straight!
and either a scarf or a head accessory (beanie, hat, etc).
not least, shopping. This is the final chapter in my challenge and it can be
quite challenging indeed, as it will be an ongoing matter. There’s always new
stuff coming out at the shops, every week we’re overwhelmed with tops and shoes
and make up we would like to have… But my goal is to resist the urge to shop.
Shop better and smarter! After all, I am in my twenties now and would like to
start a real wardrobe, with quality
pieces that I will be able to keep for many years to come!
three guidelines then?
Lists are everything to me… Being a real control freak, I always like to have
things planned and not so long ago I discovered lists were a great way to do
so. So I created three lists of the top 10 must-haves for my closet – one for
clothing, one or shoes and the other for accessories. I’ll share them with you
in the next posts.
buy stuff you know you don’t wear just because “it’s so pretty”. We all know there are some items we wear to exhaustion
and others that sit in our closet collecting dust… For me, these items are
dresses and skirts. I think they’re so pretty, I love to see them on other
people, and then I buy them and never ever
wear then – I’m a pants girl all the way. So I’ll promise myself I won’t
buy any more.
the “Five Piece Policy” for each season. Which means, I get to buy five “trend”
pieces each season…. Basics don’t count, neither do accessories or make-up –
unless the item I’m getting is stupidly expensive, in which case it should count. I’m going to start by
searching about the trends for the next hot season so that I can choose my
favourite pieces before hand. I’m sure that knowing I can only pick five will make
me much more restrained!
enjoyed reading about this challenge… Tell me, would you like to follow it closely?
I’m thinking about doing articles on the blog every now and then about it!
passa é o seguinte: eu tenho muita roupa.
meus meros vinte anos, ando a coleccionar peças no meu roupeiro desde que tinha
quinze e uma mínima noção do que é um sentido estético respeitante à moda… O que quer dizer que
tenho cinco anos de roupa, sapatos e acessórios acumulados no meu não-gigantesco roupeiro! Podem imaginar quão má combinação isso é.
interpretem mal, não me estou a queixar. Gosto imenso de todas as minhas peças
mas a verdade é que pura e simplesmente não as visto a todas no meu dia a dia!
E é por esta razão que decidi começar com um Desafio de Guarda-Roupa!!
Chamei-lhe o Desafio Três por Três (fui inventando enquanto escrevia este
artigo!) pois está dividido em três partes: Limpeza, Mistura e Compras. Se
acham que talvez fosse uma boa ideia também darem uma volta ao vosso armário,
aqui estão as minhas “regras”… Espero segui-las com rigor nos próximos meses!
primeiro passo para um novo começo – ganhar control do meu armário através de
uma mega operação de limpeza!! Todas as mudanças de estação, quando mudo da
minha roupa de Verão para a de Inverno, tento fazer isto mas a grande maioria
das vezes falho miseravelmente… Olho para um artigo e penso “quem sabe? Talvez
ainda vista isto na ocasião x ou na festa y!” – e depois nunca uso, claro. De
certeza que conhecem a sensação. Bem, isso vai acabar.
que vou fazer: