Inspired by our sister moms over at the Quad City Moms Blog, we’ve decided to start a new series called Fashion Fridays where we focus on mommy fashion topics.
First topic on the docket: “upstyling” your wardrobe.
We all know when we became moms, the only clothing shopping you really do these days comes in sizes 9 months and 4T. There isn’t always a lot of money left to treat yourself like you used to in those fashionable pre-children days.
But who said you need to buy new clothes to feel like you have a new wardrobe?
A dear friend of mine, Carson Carney, is a closet consultant and taught me a genius closet trick: Take what you have in your closet and make it new again. It’s called “upstyling”.
Example 1: Re-hem.
Do you have a few knee-length skirts or dresses that might need an update? Carson had me take a stack of skirts and dresses to my favorite tailor to hack off six inches or more. The result? Look at my adorable “new” mini. This skirt used to be a pencil skirt below my knees and rarely worn.
Example 3: Add some flair.
I was recently inspired by one of my favorite blogger’s post on adding ribbon to a simple cardigan.
Boring sweater from your closet:
New sweater in your closet:
There are a ton of ways to rethink your wardrobe and I even found whole Pinterest boards devoted to this concept.
PS Are you wondering what a “closet consultant” is? My friend Carson Carney is the owner of a styling company called Melange (You can LIKE her Facebook page here) where she comes to your closet and gives you an honest opinion for the age-old “keep” or “throw” question. Emily duQuesnay Closet Consultants, Stolz Image, and Amy Havins from Dallas Wardrobe are just a few of the other closet consulting companies around Dallas.