3 Steps to Ditch Trends and Discover Your Personal Style

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  1. Nikita Hall says:

    Sweets, this post was brilliant! I 100% need to do a huge clean out, and really like the idea of taking photos of outfits that work.
    I tend to run around in a panic saying I have nothing to wear multiple times a week, even though I’ve some of how managed to dress myself for years!

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks, Nikita! It’s taken me ’til almost 30 to finally get my act together, but I guess it’s better late than never! Definitely give the pics a go – it makes a huuuge difference. x

  2. Great thought and really well written. I have been postponing the declutter operation for so long… My closet needs just this post right now ☺👍

    1. Kat says:

      I won’t lie… it was a long and traumatic experience due to putting it off for so long. But think of it like ripping off a bandaid! 😉 Good luck!

  3. Jess says:

    Love the idea of creating your own style library & taking photos of the outfits you wear so can see what you like / don’t like!

    1. Kat says:

      It’s such a simple concept, but so effective! Wish I’d figured it out years ago… would have saved so much pre-event/meeting/outing stress!

  4. Debra says:

    This is great information Kat. I love the books you have recommended. It’s always so much more stress free when you have a well planned wardrobe that suits you and can work together.

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks so much, Debra. Enjoy the books – they’re only a few of the ones I’ve read, but I loved them all. Will continue posting more resources and advice as I continue on my own style journey! 🙂

  5. Sandra says:

    This is exactly what I’m looking for right now. I want to build a capsule wardrobe but have no idea where to start. Thanks for the info. Ive got some articles, books and blogs to check out.

    1. Kat says:

      Glad it helped, Sandra! All the best getting started. I’ll be sharing more resources and tips in coming weeks. Thanks for commenting too 🙂

  6. What a fantastic post.
    I love fashion and as a designer I love trends, but the older I get the more I find myself buying less trends and investing in classic pieces that will stand the test of time.
    Not only is it great for pin pointing my style but also for the environment 🙂

    x Luciana

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks so much for your comment, Luciana. Yes, I think it’s an age and wisdom to finally realise the importance of longer-term investments in your wardrobe (as fun as the occasional crazy shopping spree is!) I’ll be doing a follow-up article on sustainable and ethical fashion as this is another thing I was very unaware of when I was younger. Thanks again! — Kat x

  7. I loved this especially since I lack a true sense of fashion. I consider myself extremely frugal so it is sometimes hard to find outfits that are affordable and actually fit. I recently discovered Primark(love love LOVE) and realized that they have a lot of good pieces but for a good price. Even though I don’t have a lot of clothes, I still struggle to get rid of things because in my head,I’ll eventually wear them and I’m wasting money if I throw them away. 🙁

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks so much! I can definitely relate to what you’re saying – I’ve always questioned whether I have any actual fashion sense or if I’ve just been imitating (trying to, anyway) what I see around. The good thing is with some careful planning, your wardrobe can be more formulaic and doesn’t require any “instincts” so don’t give up! I also used to struggle to get rid of my clothes because I was attached to the item themselves rather than how I felt while wearing them. My suggestion would be to draw a line in the sand and get rid of anything that you haven’t worn for the last 2 years. Then you’ll be less overwhelmed with trying to make sense of what’s left. The Marie Kondo books might be useful in this case! Unfortunately some of our past shopping habits mean we have potentially wasted money, but hanging onto stuff you’re not wearing doesn’t stop it from being a waste — it just makes life more cluttered and stressful! So cut your losses and focus on the future 😉 Good luck!

  8. Jade says:

    This was such a great post! I’m the exact person you described who makes all the impulse trend purchases except that I know what suits me and what I like to wear! I just buy anyway 🙊 I keep telling myself that I need to do a wardrobe clear out but then when I ‘try’ I usually only end up getting rid of 2 or 3 items 😂 This has definitely inspired me though- today I will start! xx

    1. Kat says:

      Haha I think we should at least feel good knowing we’re not alone — this is clearly a common problem among us and it’s time to take charge and make a change! Definitely get started today with some of my tips and I’ll continue delving into each point in more depth in coming weeks. Good luck and keep me posted! xx

    2. Kat says:

      PS, thanks so much for reading and commenting! 🙂

  9. Veronica says:

    Great post Kat!
    Really love your suggestions for decluttering books and blogs – I loved The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up! I’m now onto the Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*** – but that’s probably not relevant here!
    Loved your 3 tips!

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks, Veronica – glad you liked it! Haha, I’m wanting to read that too – from what I’ve heard, it’s relevant for every aspect of our lives 😉

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