Make a Style Statement by Hooking Up with Your Own Closet

I teamed up with writers Sharon White and Janna Beatty, whom are co-authors of QUINTESSENTIAL STYLE: Cultivate and Communicate Your Signature Look to teach you all on how to shop your own closet. Check out their tips below ! xx

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Who can forget the scene from the movie “Clueless,” where main character Cher goes to her computer screen to find her outfit for the day? She clicks on clothing images, chooses a look, and tries them on her avatar. When her computer-generated ensemble is complete, she pulls the real thing out of her closet. You can do exactly that, once you learn to ‘shop your own closet.’

Chances are pretty good that you have everything in your closet right now to style your best looks. Your closet can be your first and best source for dressing, because everything behind that door was hand-selected by you. It didn’t just walk in there on its own. Put on a little music and make a date in your own personal boutique. Invite your full-length mirror and just play ‘dress up.’

Here’s how to get more out of your wardrobe by ‘shopping your own closet:

  1. Define your look. The Fashion Bible, Pinterest, and other websites are great sources for on-trend inspiration. Notice accessories and details you can incorporate into your existing wardrobe. Make single purchases–like an off-the-shoulder top or chunky heels–to mix with what you have.
  2. Rediscover things you may have forgotten about. Don’t let clothes in the back of your closet miss out on all the fun. Pull them out and let them join the party.
  3. Try on key pieces and rework them in different ways. Mix garments with other pieces you’ve never paired together before. Turn a button-down into a button-up. Mix a bomber jacket with a chiffon dress.
  4. When you buy something new, introduce it around. Every time you bring something into the group, let the other clothes in your closet meet the new kid in town. It’s surprising how many besties your newbie will find.
  5. Shop in unexpected places. No closet is off limits. Try your aunt’s closet for a midi housedress, thin belt, or a circle skirt. Or borrow a white t-shirt or Huaraches from your little brother.

Create an inspiration board of fashion ideas just like professional stylists, interior decorators, and costume designers. Hang it in your closet, so you can refer to it when dressing. Don’t be blinded by the flash of fashion, but do surround yourself with creativity.

Your fashion identity begins in your closet—who will you be today? Your closet should be your happy place, where visions flow. Become the premier designer in your own personal atelier. Choosing outfits for yourself—not the trendsetters–simply because you love the way they make you look and feel.

 

 

Neon Lace Rompers & Gold Gladiators//

Happy Tuesday my fashion disciples! It’s Spring time and the weather is border line brutal in Miami so I’m trading in my jeans for rompers and shorts. This lace number is the perfect spring color and I paired it with the ever growing trend of gladiator sandals in gold! Let me know any other spring time looks you’d like to see in the comments below. xo

Outfit Details: Romper – Francesca’s, Hat – Forever21 , Shoes – MakeMeChic , Accessories – Forever 21, Sunnies – Sunglass Spot, Purse – Rebecca Minkoff , Lips – MAC Antique Velvet

Lace Rompers and Gladiators

Lace Rompers and Gladiators

Lace Rompers and Gladiators

Lace Rompers and Gladiators

Lace Rompers and Gladiators

Lace Rompers and Gladiators

Travel Style : CHITOWN

A month later I am finally getting around to sharing my images with you all from my uh ma zing trip to Chitown. I headed over to the Windy City with my two best girls and the city did not disappoint us. We absolutely loved the city, the people, the food, everything. Only thing we didn’t like was the cold, and yes I am from Miami and I think 60 degrees calls for boots and a leather jacket, but this was “OH MY GOD MY FEET ARE GOING TO FREEZE AND FALL OFF” cold. We Miamians just had to go to Chitown on the first snow storm on the year where temperatures dropped to 9 degrees and where the snow was so intense while we walked that I was positive I was going to meet my maker that day (dramatic yes I know). Regardless of almost dying, the city did look beautiful blanketed in snow and snow called for a style shoot, obvs. Details on the outfit are below and some extra pictures of the chitown madness. Till next time loves!

Outfit Details :  Top – Hautelook, Jeans – Old Navy, Boots – Cathy Jean, Jacket – Old Navy, Sunnies – illesteva 

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Denim on Denim

Another week is upon us and I’m suffering from a bad case of the Monday blues. What better why to cure it than with a little #OOTD action. How much do you love this pink wall? I’m obsessed. I almost like it as much as I like my accessories in today’s look c/o Lovestrung !

Outfit Details: Top – LOFT , Shorts – Abercrombie & Fitch, Shoes – Steve Madden , Necklace & Bracelets – Lovestrung , Watch – JORD , Clutch – Tory Burch 

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