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.
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.
* 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.