Share your everyday style

It’s really so, so easy to get into a wardrobe rut.

I find that mid-winter and mid-summer are key times when that happens to me. I’m either too cold or too hot to show the care that I should.

Yes, you read that correctly. I may turn up here every day dishing out style advice on the blog but I’m only human. GASP.

Life gets busy and it’s so easy to find yourself reaching for the same things, day in, day out.

Give me an occasion to dress up for and I’m sorted. Or I’m on track to being sorted.

But when my day job involves working at home in front of a computer and outings are as exciting as the school run* and after-school activities, my everyday style can become very same-same.

In winter, I’ve worn the same pair of jeans for a whole week. In summer, I tend to rotate the same frocks or tops with shorts.

I don’t have a massive wardrobe (space is very tight and I keep it well edited) but I do have a lot of clothes that I simply forget to wear because the obvious/easy option is hanging there front and centre winking at me.

About two weeks ago, after receiving a few emails from readers interested in seeing what I wear every day – not just the fancy stuff – I decided to show that via Instagram and Facebook.

I didn’t realise it at the time but what this sharing has done for me is make me explore my wardrobe every morning, to think about the accessories I put on and to not wear the same pair of shoes (Havaianas are shoes, right?) every day.

And do you know what?

It feels good.

I feel like I’m putting in an effort. For me. Not for an event or occasion.

That’s got to be a good thing.

Here are the outfits so far … I’ve added a link to each of the Facebook posts for each outfit. That way you can click on through if you want to find out the labels I’m wearing and if they’re still available.

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So what now?

I’m going to continue posting photos – my eight-year-old son takes them – they’re quick and far from professional but they do the trick. And yes, it’s true, I cannot for the life of me put my right hand on my hip and pose. I’m a left poser!

I’d LOVE for you to join in too.

If posting a photo with the hashtag #everydaystyle seems too much, then why not post when you feel like it?

What is really great is that when others can see your style, you are inspiring them as well. And the more people we see, the more people we have to relate to.

Remember, the world would be a very boring place if we dressed the same. Let’s celebrate our style differences.

Are you in? Simply upload a photo of yourself to Instagram or Facebook, use the #everydaystyle and tag @stylingyou so I can find you.

PS. BabyMac has shared a week of her everyday style and Vanessa at Style and Shenanigans shares her everyday style each Monday on her blog. Check them out!

* School’s out for Master SY today. There will be tears – mine! We’ve been associated with this primary school for 13 years. It’s served all three of my kids so well.

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  • Lianne Dawson

    I wear a uniform everyday so when I get home I tend to put on my daggy stuff just to cook dinner argh my life is daggy

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      How about the weekend Lianne?!

      • Lianne Dawson

        mmmm Usually pj’s till the houseworks done then shorts and top of some sort. I need to make more of an effort I know

  • http://www.thefashionablemum.blogspot.com.au/ Vicki | The Fashionable Mum

    There are so many outfits here that i love, particularly the polka dot and fuchsia combo. I’m going to link up on facebook with these outfits, I think, as I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing outfit posts since Frocktober finished. Thanks for the inspiration, Nikki.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Thanks for playing along!

  • Kathryn

    I love this post, thanks Nikki. While I have a bit more of a clue now about everyday casual wear, thanks to your helpful posts!, I’ve still got a way to go yet. I need some new t-shirts, so might head into Witchery and CR – these tops look great. I’ll check out Instagram too :)

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Thanks Kathryn. A few basic tees will really stretch your casual wardrobe!

  • http://kimbalikes.com Kim-Marie Williams

    Nikki, just adore this! I wore the same pair of jeans three days in a row last week and was amazed at how different they looked each day.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I wish I could still wear jeans up here … that’s what I tend to do too in jeans season. Will aim to keep this going so I can mix up my autumn/winter style too.

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  • jemma

    Thankyou for this post, its given me a push to look again in my wardrobe and pull out items I have ignored for a while instead of wearing the same clothes each week. I especially love the chambray pants from country road and the mist dress with tassle earrings. They will be on my christmas list.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Thanks Jemma … it’s worked a treat for me too!

  • Michelle @ The Wardrobe Update

    Oh, I know that “working from home style rut” well, Nikki! This to be a great way to stay inspired while inspiring others (I’m really tempted by those Country Road chambray pants!)

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      It’s certainly helping me Michelle! And get on those pants – they are a winner!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      PS. I’ve just put two and two together … hello Michelle! And love your not-so-new-I-just-haven’t-seen blog.

  • http://soniastyling.com/ Sonia

    Thanks for the kick up the pants, Nikki – I’m in!
    How right you are: “I feel like I’m putting in an effort. For me. Not for an event or occasion.” – this is exactly what I need right now!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I find it so easy to do the event or occasion stuff as I’m usually planning and thinking about it in advance … I can easily get same-same for working at home. I always love your style x

  • Petra

    Timely post Nikki! I’m in a clothes/style rut now – finding myself wearing the same 3 outfits over and over! Need to change but it hurts my brain thinking about it :-D

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      It’s so easy to get into that rut. Creating a personal challenge to try something different is the way out, I think.

  • http://www.styleandshenanigans.com/ Vanessa

    Thanks Nikki. I am all for celebrating easy every day style. I know for me, most of my days are very “every day”, especially at home with little ones so a bit of extra effort or a pop of colour gives me a lift. I’m on board big time!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      You are a pin-up girl for colour Vanessa … I love how you harness it for a lift.

  • Kelly

    Nikki this is such a great idea and thank you for the encouragement for us to join in. I am such a technology dunce but i have just worked out how to see what everyone is posting! Go me! Hope today does ok and enjoy the happy memories of your kids being at that school.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Oh I’m glad you can follow along Kelly … and yes, it was emotional today that’s for sure.

  • Janelle@awhitefarm

    This is just such a fabulous idea as we get to see and share everyday “normal” women’s styles, which I love to copy. I mean admire. Ahem…xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Copy and admire go hand in hand … I’m always inspired by others Janelle!

  • Johanne Taylor

    I have personal rules for what I wear when I have to stand up and present to clients (as I frequently do for work), which make it even easier to be in a rut of wearing the same things over and over. That’s fine to a degree, but boring.
    Not sure I can take to daily photographs but the one thing that has been working for me with using all my accessories has been a major clean up and the purchase of some lovely storage so I can see every bangle, pendant and pair of earrings. Looks so inviting when I open the wardrobe too, and so worth the investment in lovely storage.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Oh I so agree re the investment in accessories storage – I’m going to have more room in my new home and it’s first on the list for re-doing to showcase my collection better.

  • mamastylista

    Looking great Nikki and such a wonderful idea! I’m in. x

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I love your style Mamastylista so bring it on! x

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I’m in Nikki, I have been following your Instagram posts and I do the exact same as you I find when I look nice I feel so much better,as there are days when I feel a bit blah or I am in more pain that usual.
    I love this post Nikki i think your everyday style is lovely you have some gorgeous dresses in that limited space wardrobe.
    I understand about you being sad about your Master SY moving schools and you have had Miss SY finish High school and your book and moving what a BIG year this has been. Sending you a virtual “Hug” and wear your favourite sunnies today X

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Thanks for the hug – just did my last drop off and back for the leaving ceremony soon :( xx

      • Lisa Mckenzie

        Your Welcome Nikki,enjoy the Leaving Ceremony xx

  • http://irismaystyle.com/ Bev | Iris May Style

    I’m in Nikki…although as I type this I am colouring my roots – so maybe I should wait until its washed off, I’m showered and look a touch more presentable! AND its house moving weekend, so for the next few days my ‘everyday’ might be lacking a touch of style’

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Excellent Bev … good luck with the move. I’ll have some “moving” style photos next month! Just keeping it real :)

  • BabyMacBlogBeth

    Nikki your everyday style is SO much more colourful and glamorous than my own…I need to stop with the jeans already! Shame it’s too bloody cold x

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I can’t believe how cold your weather is! I love a good jeans outfit but mostly can’t do up here now until autumn. x