After you have defined your needs and current situation, you know what are the actual needs and how it reflects to the real situation. In the fourth and last theme we think about dressing, style and preferences. This is a really(!) wide theme, so I’ll summarize with a rough hand.
What do we want to comunicate? We dress to communicate. Other people will read us like an open book weather we wanted or not. Does our current clothing communicate the message we want to tell? Define you message.
Favourite colours. The most important issue with colours is that they make you feel good and that they emphasizes your natural features. People often ask me about colour analysis. Colour analysis can help you to find right colours, but usually it’s enough to compare and think about the colours with a tought. Usually people find their way to right colours naturally. Clothes that hang unused in the closet are usually those that have been bought from sale or are trendy colours. So think about clothes that make you feel confident, think about clothes that you’ve heard compliments wearing, usually you find suitable colours there. As a base for your wardrobe is recommended to choose neutral colours (1-2) and effect colours that you can easilly combine. The cornerstones of your wardrobe are not the most unique and colourful clothes. Cornerstones are usually easilly combinable and usually single coloured. Neutral colours are for example grey, blue, black, natural white, brown. Effect colours are for example red, green, orange, violet, fuxia, turquoise.
Style preferences can be defined in many ways. One simple way is to collect pictures that you like and then alanyze what is combining them. Collect pictures for few weeks and at this point don’t think too much what or why you choose them. Then go trough all the pictures at once and search for combining issues, write down words (graphic, lace, sculpture, ethnic, colourful, rock…). Pick two words that describe your style. With these two words you can analyze if a cloth is suitable for your wardrobe. If your stylewords are graphic and modern, I think that a frilly lacetop is not what you need for your closet. And remember: Marketing machine is VERY powerful, beautiful pictures of new outfits are everywhere! Be strong and follow your own common thread!
Your own common thread in dressing can be defined with these four blogpostst that I’ve written. By analyzing and defining your needs ans preferences, it’s easier for you go trough your wardrobe. Last thing in the process is to open the doors of your closet and start your exploration with your wardrobe. Otherwise you can get rid of good clothes without thinking. It’s cheaper, easier and more ecological if you shop in your own closet. I hope that you see now the content of your closet with a different view, it’s not only about clothes and outlook. Cloth coaching is a process and it aims for easier everyday clothing and inspirations about your own clothes. The next step is exploration to your own wardrobe and building a planned wardrobe and KUDE Cloth Coaching gives you the tools and advices for that (and that theme is as wide as a new blog series).
I wish you a nice journey towards easier clothing! Respect yourself and your clothes 🙂