Shopping My Closet: Outfit Ideas 1 & 2

The Power Of A Cohesive Wardrobe…

One of the style concepts that I keep returning to is wardrobe cohesion. In short, the individual elements work well together, and can be re-mixed easily. It’s key to creating a smaller, smarter wardrobe.

After my color analysis last year, I cleared out almost everything that wasn’t in my Spring palette, and have slowly been rebuilding by adding colors that are. One of the best things about doing this is that creating outfits (even with color) is SO much easier! Almost everything coordinates and goes together. I’m finding I don’t need a huge wardrobe to have variety and interest.

So I thought it might be fun to “shop my closet,” and share some outfit ideas with you. Some of the pieces I’ve included are newer, others have been in my wardrobe for some time.

Above: Scarf (c/o)| Sweater (similar) | Earrings (c/o) | Bracelet (c/o) | Bracelet |
Jeans | Bag | Sandals

The scarf was a gift from Red Leopard, and I’m absolutely in love with it! Even though it’s listed as Autumn, some Autumn colors can work for Springs, and that warm butterscotch is one of my best. The red sweater was purchased last summer on sale in London. (I’ve used lightweight sweaters here because that’s what I have in my wardrobe. Any simple tee or top could work as well.)

The jeans are a little off my palette, but I find most blue denim washes still work as neutrals.

Casual outfit idea with off-white jeans, aqua blue sweater, silk scarf and leopard slides. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Scarf (c/o) | Sweater | Earrings | Bracelet | Jeans | Bag (similar) | Sandals

I used the scarf as a starting point again for this outfit. It looks amazing with that aqua blue sweater! And the aqua blue looks great with a pair of off-white or ecru jeans. These are from Athleta. I’ve had that rattan bag for a couple of years. I’ve never been able find it again online. Here’s one with a similar look.

Even with just the pieces shown here, you could remix for several more unique looks. Switch out some of the accessories, and possibilities abound! Have you found outfit inspiration by shopping your closet?

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