So you're thinking of downsizing your wardrobe and going for that coastal grandmother aesthetic, but with your own twist. Totally get it! We looked at how a neutral palette can help style up your days in a relaxed vibe, and save you valuable space on our recent Style Workshop video segment.
Here are our downsizing style tips:
Take a good look at your current wardrobe: Sort through all your clothes and let go of anything that no longer sparks joy, doesn't flatter your body shape or doesn't match your new vision. Be real with yourself and only keep what you truly love.
Embrace those soothing neutral tones: Think shades like white, cream, beige, light gray, and soft pastels. By sticking to a limited color palette, you'll have an easier time mixing and matching your clothes for effortless outfits.
Our Emproved Spring sale collection is all about a soothing tonal palette that one can effortlessly combine to create a wealth of looks.
Focus on the essentials: Identify your must-haves—those key clothing pieces that you reach for time and again. This might include a well-fitting pair of jeans, some neutral tops, a cozy sweater, a versatile dress, and a lightweight jacket. Build your wardrobe around these basics and add a few eye-catching accessories to jazz things up.
As seen on our recent Style Workshop: Shepherd's V.P. Stephanie embraces the vegan leather trend with a cropped wide leg pant. You can see in these three style options how easy it is to take from office to play!
Invest in quality pieces: Quality over quantity, my friend! Look for well-made garments that will last. Seek out fabrics like linen, cotton, and silk—they bring a touch of luxury while keeping you comfy.
Multi-functional is the name of the game: Opt for items that can serve multiple purposes. A cardigan, for instance, can be your go-to layering piece in colder weather and a stylish beach cover-up during summer. Maximize the versatility of your clothes to save space and reduce clutter.
White denim is a staple in a coastal grandmother based look. Go simple with a white tee or a tank for a summer day, then layer with lux looking knits for 4 season adaptability.
Say hello to minimalism: Let go of the excess and embrace a minimalist mindset. Consider donating or selling items that no longer serve you. A clutter-free and organized wardrobe makes getting dressed a breeze and frees up mental energy.
Get creative with storage solutions: Maximize your space with clever storage solutions. Slim hangers can work wonders, collapsible storage bins are perfect for accessories and seasonal wear, and under-bed storage keeps infrequently used items tucked away.
Our Style Workshop host Kirsten came across these helpful neutral colour guides on *Pinterest. We all sometimes wonder if all hues work together...these are helpful in illustrating how to achieve a tonal or contrasting outfit.
Personalize with playful accessories: Inject that coastal grandmother charm with accessories that reflect your style and accent your silhouette. These little touches inject your personality and playfulness to your outfits.
Remember, the goal is to create a wardrobe that makes your heart sing, and simplifies your life. Take your time with the downsizing process, enjoy curating your new look, and embrace the coastal grandmother aesthetic that resonates with you.
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