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What To Do When Your Wardrobe Has You Feeling Uninspired

What To Do When Your Wardrobe Has You Feeling Uninspired

Now a days I almost hate looking for something to wear.  It's to the point where I'm almost wasting time trying to conjure up a cute look.  And it's all because my wardrobe no longer inspires me.  Do you know how hard it is to style an outfit when your wardrobe becomes a bore to you?  Being a personal stylist and style blogger, you'd think my creative juices runneth over.  Well sir/ma'am, sometime the juice cart is as dry as the desert.    

Today's outfit post is a perfect example.  Now hold tight, before you come at me with the "what's wrong with this look" question.  I actually struggle with putting this look together.  My desired go-to looks consists of a mixture of colors and patterns, like this mixed print look or this outfit with my shirt on backwards or even this look with army fatigues and red booties.  

The average person take no thought into getting up and getting dressed.  But me, it's a production.  Or at least it use to be.  Now I just don't know.  While my lack of enthusiasm for getting dressed seems to be taking over, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help me and you get our mojo back...

4 Tips For Getting Inspired

1. Search Pinterest - It is filled with tons of style inspiration.  If you have a sweater, a pair of jeans or a new pair of shoes you can't wait to wear but you're just not sure how to style it.  Pinterest is your friend.  Just type in what it is you're looking for and bam! 

2. Find & Follow Style Blogs - I've gotten quite a bit of inspiration from some of my favorite style bloggers.  The good thing about style bloggers are, they always share a link to where they get their pieces from (unless it's thrifted, but even I share links to similar options) -- here are a few that I follow > Blake Von D, Dayna Bolden, Kisha Rose, Mireille of City Peach, Lisa of Lisa A La Mode and Monica of Awed by Monica just to name a few.

3. Instagram - Although insta won't let some of us be great, it's still good for something.  Besides the accounts that they allow on your feed, go through the list of people you're following (after all you're following them for a reason.)  You're bound to find some hidden gems there.  *s/n, if you like a few of the pics on their feed, it will let IG know you want to see more of their feed.

4. Try Shopping At A New Store or Website - I love thrifting, but every once in a while (actually more than that) I'll shop a new store or website.  I've been able to add some really cool pieces to my wardrobe this way.  That's how I ended up with this dope distress denim jacket from Shein.  

Do you ever get stuck with an uninteresting wardrobe?  What do you do to get inspired?  Let chat in the comments.

What To Do When Your Wardrobe Has You Feeling Uninspired
What To Do When Your Wardrobe Has You Feeling Uninspired
What To Do When Your Wardrobe Has You Feeling Uninspired
What To Do When Your Wardrobe Has You Feeling Uninspired

Denim Jacket -- Shein // Sweater & Skirt -- Forever21 // Booties -- JustFab // Crossbody -- ShoeDazzle

Photography: KVisuals

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Distressed But Not Stressed

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger

It's 3 days before my closet shopping event and I'm cool as a cucumber.  Unlike last week (and the week before that and the week before that) I was out of my mind.  You see, I get these crazy ideas and the way that I plan them out on paper, everything is unicorns and puppies.  But in real life, everything seems like black evil horses and Cujo (okay maybe that's a little extreme, but I think you get my drift).  What I'm trying to say is that at this point, I'm resting in the fact that all will be well.  Happy Hump Day!

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger

If you've been following me for a while, then you know most of my wardrobe is thrifted.  And though it might be cliche, I thrift not because I'm poor, but because I really enjoy the thrill of the find.  I've found so many dope gems in thrift shops, I highly doubt I'll ever stop thrifting.  Aside from scoring one of a kind pieces, I still find items that are currently on trend at a fraction of retail prices.  While some people are grossed out by wearing "other people's clothes," for me it's nothing that a little Gain detergent and fabric softener can't handle (my honest opinion, not sponsored).  

Okay!  Let me get back to the subject of today's blog post.  Last season I saw a few of my favorite style bloggers killing the gram in varies styled denim jackets.  And of course, I wanted one to.  But ya girl wasn't about to pay full price for one, because I just knew that I'd find something similar at the thrift store (even if I had to distress it myself).  While waiting on the thrift gawds to smile upon my plight, I took to the world wide web.  It was then that I feel hard for this longer length distressed denim jacket from SheIn.  

The dilemma came when I saw the price.  A whole $34!!! I know you're probably like really.  This cheap chick here!  Long story short... I got tried of waiting on the thrift gawds and decided to order the denim jacket, only to find that it was SOLD OUT, dun dun dunnnnnn!!!!!  Dang it!  Short story even shorter... I happened to be SheIn's site when I saw that they'd restocked on the distressed jackets.  I wasted no time adding this jacket to my cart (along with some other items) and dropping some coins.  

The jacket wasn't a long as I thought it would be, but it was a perfect match to wear over this pocketed white shirt dress.  I was going for a little modern / 80's mix.  And now that we're officially in boot season, pairing the look with JustFab's 'Shylan' bootie in black was a good idea.  JustFab sent me these booties to review and my verdict is two thumbs up.  I love that the fit is true to size and that they hug my skinny ankles perfectly.  I added this funky floral print handbag to break up the solid colors of this look.  

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger

Distressed Denim Jacket -- Shein // Shirt Dress -- Thrifted // Shylan Booties -- Justfab // Floral Print Bag (old) -- Justfab // Sunnies (old) 

Photo Cred: K Visuals 

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