I’ve been following Fran’s How to Build a Cohesive Wardrobe series and one piece of advice I found really helpful was to find your 10 favorite outfits on Pinterest and determine what elements make you like them. For instance, this pin told me I need to get a midi dress in my closet, this pin is the epitome of my love of patterned button downs, this pin reminded me how much I love wearing shades of poppy and coral as a blonde, this pin reinvigorated my love of ’60s silhouettes, and this pin (and basically all the others on my to wear board) inspired the purchase of my printed midi skirt (more on this one coming soon!).
It kind of goes against everything I’ve ever learned about shopping, but it was nice to shop without a real shopping list. I went exploring, instead of just running an errand. I knew some silhouettes I was looking for and I had these pins in mind while shopping, but I also got to try on pieces that inspired me on a deeper level. I think because of my experience with capsule challenges, I know the colors I’m drawn to and the pieces that will inevitable go together, because this collection — while not meant to be a collection at all — is actually pretty cohesive. Coral, chartreuse, blue, and black are still my main colors, as they’ve always been, and there are so many layering options!
One of my 26 before 26 goals is to go one whole month without shopping. I’m considering making that month July, but I haven’t decided yet…so stay tuned on that I guess!
This month I’m linking up with Fran’s Budgeting Bloggers, so be sure to check out her June buys and the other awesome bloggers in the link-up!