Lately, I’ve been feeling tired of most personal style blogs.
I’ve been tired of MY personal style posts, frankly (and that’s not just because the most recent one involved freezing cold snow).
I’m getting less and less interested in “what I wore” kinds of posts, and more interested in working with my own current set of clothing to figure out what I like wearing most and to streamline the daily effort of getting dressed (first world problems over here, don’t I know it).
I won’t pretend it hasn’t been fun to get some free clothing over the past year or so (this shirt being one of my all-time favorites), but I’ve grown increasingly uncomfortable with just taking pictures of wearing new stuff on a weekly basis.
What I’m more interested in is working through what I already own, figuring out what’s worth keeping and what needs to go, and thoughtfully deciding what I want to add to my closet.
And then figuring out how to make what’s left in my closet work as hard as possible. (One of my all-time favorite style posts I’ve done is this one about how to wear a neon pink shirt (let’s not talk about how I accidentally burned a hole in the front with the iron last week and had to get rid of it).
Those are the kinds of things I’d be interested in reading on other blogs, and the kind of thing I want to focus on here. I don’t want to just see a parade of new clothing that makes me feel unhappy about what I have in my closet. I want to feel inspired by the things already hanging in that closet.
That’s not to say I won’t ever again work with clothing brands I like, but it won’t be for the purpose of saying “hey, look. A shirt I got for free.”
What I need is more creativity in my closet, not necessarily more stuff. (Of course, I do have a good little list of things I want to add to my summer wardrobe in my head – don’t think for a minute I won’t share it here in the next few weeks).
(This post should be sponsored by my local thrift store, which is sure to be getting a big donation from me in the next few weeks).