Social media is going crazy for pumpkin everything and I’m running to my closet rejoicing that I can finally start wearing my fall clothes. Earlier this year I pared down to what is for me a minimalist wardrobe with mostly fall style.
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After I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up earlier this year, I was eager to try the method on my own closet. I am happy to say I now own a closet full of clothes I like to wear…which turns out to be mostly fall clothes.
How I Created a Closet I Love
Purging clothes is always something I’ve done since childhood, so it’s almost part of my nature. This latest experiment in paring down my closet was easy. I knew exactly what had to go. I purged anything that:
- was uncomfortable,
- lost it’s shape after a few hours,
- I just plain didn’t like, and
- I didn’t have any use for anymore.
I’ve never had an extensive wardrobe, but I’ve always held on to clothes out of guilt or obligation. For example, I had clothes that were given to me that I didn’t care for or clothes that I spent quite a bit on but didn’t work out. Nowadays I do a lot of thinking and contemplating before purchasing new clothes.
I can put together a good number of outfits using what I have. Most items go together, so it’s a no-brainer to get dressed in the morning. I basically had a capsule wardrobe already built-in.
I was able to achieve this by following the Putting Me Together blog. If you’ve never seen the PMT blog, you need to check it out. Audrey is a genius at reworking a closet. My style wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for her!
I know styling clothes, and even shopping for clothes is frustrating for so many women. Many don’t want to take the time or effort to have to think about what to wear, or they just have no idea what to wear.
This season I’m participating in the live Fall Style Challenge by Putting Me Together.
A style challenge is a great way to figure out what you like, what you feel comfortable in, and it can help you to define your style.
Last year, one of my friends participated in a style challenge. It has completely transformed her style. She never knew what to wear or how to put together an outfit. Now she receives compliments about what she’s wearing and feels really good in her new style. Her experience has convinced me that I should try it out despite having a pretty good closet.
Why I chose the Fall Style Challenge:
- I’m a huge fan of PMT. No secret there.
- The style is mom friendly. (Audrey is a mom, so her outfits are perfect for chasing after a toddler.)
- It will force me to put together outfits I don’t normally wear (ahem, dresses) and give me more outfit options in my wardrobe.
- The shopping list creates a capsule wardrobe.
- Access to the private Facebook group where the ladies are on top of finding great clothes and are super supportive.
- I won’t have to think about putting together an outfit for over a month!
Since I’ve been following PMT forever, I already have many of the items on the style challenge shopping list. However, I’ve already knew I have a problem picking out patterns and I’m stuck in what Audrey calls a jeans rut! I’m hoping to break my bad style habits this season.
I want to do the challenge live so I can ask the other ladies in the challenge about what they think about certain pieces and get support wearing those patterns I have such a hard time with!
The PMT Fall Style Challenge goes live on October 9th and only costs $39 to join. If you are frustrated with getting dressed each morning, I encourage you to participate in a style challenge. Frustration is no way to start the day, and you deserve to feel confident in what you’re wearing!
Until the challenge starts I will be trying to wish away the SoCal heat so I can wear my vests and booties right now!