Your wardrobe should be forever evolving, just like you. My tip is every new season, take inventory of your closet and make the list of must-haves you will need. That way you won’t duplicate items and your closet will continue to work for you. When searching for the seasonal must-haves, you want to make sure the items bring versatility to your wardrobe. Something to keep in mind, make sure you add an item with “wow factor”.
Dictionary Definition: A quality or feature that is extremely impressive.
An easy and surefire way to achieve the factor is focusing on one item such as a statement blazer, chain link necklace, stylish sneaker, or luxe leather pants.
You always want to feel inspired by your closet, therefore you will be motivated to get dressed.
Chain Link Necklace
Poplin Cotton Shirt
7 Days of Style Tip: Keep it simple. Stay focused. Focus on quality not quantity.
After the birth of my second, I struggled with my style. I lost direction, and knew how I wanted to look like but couldn’t achieve it. My clothes weren’t practical, cohesive or aligned to me and my lifestyle. I was a mom of two young children and I felt stuck for the first time. I was starting to become a collector of unworn clothing. I was buying only items that were on sale. Focused entirely on the price and not if I would actually wear it. The clothing was piling up in my closet and my frustrations grew. How could someone who dressed women for their own success, no longer dress for her own? That was a question that continuously played on repeat in my head.
My closet was no longer setting me up for success.
There were other factors that weighed on me, for example my body shifted and I was full on SAHM. I’m someone who loved to work and enjoyed bringing my work home. The transition from working full time to staying home was difficult. I felt like I was missing out. Felt like I wasn’t contributing financially, which was the reason I was only buying sale items. Felt like other moms who did go back to work, wondered why I was still home. What was I doing all day? This negativity continued to grow in my head.
One day, I looked in my closet and realized for the first time that it wasn’t inspiring me.
Therefore I wasn’t motivated to get dressed. I had to get back to the basics. Focusing on the colours I should be wearing close to my face. Understanding the power that a great pair of jeans can have. Putting together an outfit when I left the house. That was a real game changer for me. I felt good about myself. I felt seen. My confidence grew and like my wardrobe, I was continuing to evolve.
To the women out there that struggle with clothing, struggle with what to buy, not sure how to put an outfit together or simply don’t feel their best when they get dressed, I see you. I always wanted to continue being a wardrobe consultant after my kids started school, because I believe our clothing choices have power. I believe that dressing for your own success can economically empower you, create opportunities, create confidence and eliminate self doubt.
7 Days of Style was created because I want all women to feel their very best every day, when they get dressed.
When you look good, you feel great. When you feel great, you are unstoppable.
Definitely my vegan leather jogger pants and jacket will be on repeat from now until June. When adding a new piece to your wardrobe, it’s important to know how often you will be wearing it and how versatile it is. You can go super casual with by pairing leather with a hoodie and white sneakers or turn it all the way up with heels and something silky. The outfit options are truly endless.
So many stylish and practical options out there. Plus in a wide range of prices.
Stephanie Dervishi is a London, ON based wardrobe and style consultant, whose professional career has centered around dressing women for their successes. Not only working as a wardrobe consultant, but Stephanie has written articles about fashion trends for local magazines and styled many fashion shows. Her unique perspective on style and knowledge of what it takes to build a solid wardrobe, has cemented her ‘style education’ and ensures that her outlook on women’s fashion is well researched and considered. Stephanie’s wardrobe method, always has her clients saving money and feeling their best self!