One of my biggest pet peeves is when I tell people that I am a teacher and they respond with the comment, “You look like a teacher!”
Seriously?! What does a teacher even look like??
I have noticed recently that I very much have two wardrobes. I have my clothes that I wear to work and my clothes that I wear on the weekend. This past summer I really worked to clean out my closet of things that I no longer wore or really were not my style. I found myself holding on to clothes just for the simple fact of I could wear them to work. I realized that it was time to make some changes for a more universal wardrobe. I wanted my clothes to reflect who I was but I also wanted them to be appropriate to work.
So I started cleaning out, I mean really cleaning out. I would go through my closet again and again, getting rid of things that were too big, too worn and just simply not me anymore. I got rid a lot. If felt great to just get rid of things. The pile of hangers that amassed was almost inspiring. It encouraged to keep on pulling things out, really cutting back and focusing on things that spoke to who I was as a person.
I created a group on Facebook and carefully posted each piece of clothing. I sold it to Friends and Family at a steal and then used that money to update my new wardrobe with some fun pieces. I really tried to focus on pieces that were transitional through the seasons and that could easily be worn during the school year or on the weekends.
The results have been amazing. I love going into my closet and being genuinely happy with everything that I see. I love knowing that I can easily grab something out of my closet and have it be ok to wear to work. I love that my wardrobe is no longer defined by my profession, but by who I am as a person.
I encourage you all to take the time and really discover your style and what makes you happy. Then, with that new-found knowledge, go through and clean out anything that doesn’t fit with that style. The results are free and, honestly, helps to make my life just a little less stressful.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about finding and focusing your style. I always love hearing from you and would love to be able to help you build your wardrobe! Also, if you are interested in shopping my closet page, check it out here! I am happy to ship and the prices are super cheap!
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