with Susan Wagner
The Working Closet is your source for the best of what's hip and fresh in fashion and beauty. Susan Wagner keeps you up-to-date on trends and offers tips and tricks for making everything in your closet truly work for you.
You can also catch Susan over at Working Closet.
I’ve been photographing my outfits on and off since March of 2007; the resulting Flickr set is over two and a half years of the good, the bad, and the OMGwhatwasIthinking? It shows that I wear the same things over and over again, and also that I tend to buy some pieces in bulk (hello, multiple pairs of the exact same jeans).
In other words, I have A Look.
I like my look, but fall always seems to be when I find myself tumbling into a closet rut. The weather where I live swings wildly between warm and cold all the way up to Thanksgiving, which makes it hard to get dressed each day. Fall is also a transitional season, which means that we’re inundated with new trends and styles, which in turn can make even the most carefully chosen closet seem shabby and out of date. If you’re a mom, the advent of fall — kids in school, weather cooler, a little time to yourself each day or week — also means an opportunity to wear more than just shorts and a t-shirt every day. All of that often translates into a desperate need to shop.
Right now, though, not shopping is the new black — and of course, shopping your closet is the perfect alternative. Taking photos of what you have in the closet is one way to see what works and what doesn’t, and to identify what should stay and what you need to bring home from the mall. Sharing those photos with the group is another way to get feedback on your wardrobe. And committing to a photo every day makes you think harder about what you put on, which is the first step toward a defined personal style. Although it doesn’t mean you will automatically stop opting for yoga pants and a ball cap.
For the month of November, I’m recommitting myself to photographing my outfit every single day. I’ll be sharing those photos at The Working Closet Flickr pool, and looking to see what you all are wearing, too. And I promise that at least once in November, I will spend an entire day in yoga pants and a baseball cap. Seriously.
Want to see what’s in your closet? Commit to thirty days of The Working Closet! To participate, upload your photos to The Working Closet Flickr pool — it’s that simple. Think of it as the 30 Day Shred for your wardrobe — photographing your outfit every day gives you a chance to see what you’re really wearing and how it really looks; it also gives you a chance to see what other women are wearing, which can be a huge source of inspiration.
Plus, it’s a lot of fun. I promise.
Plan to do it every day from November 1 to November 30. It’s easier than NaNoWriMo, and a picture of your outfit totally counts as a NaBloPoMo post (at least in my world it does). During the month of November (and into December, possibly!) I’ll be featuring photos from the Flickr pool here at The Working Closet — so get yours in now.
While you’re showing us what you’re wearing, tell us where you’re shopping. What are your favorite brands? Where do you go for jeans? Dresses? Bras? Having a hard time finding what you want? Ask the group! They’re an excellent source of information. It takes a village to raise a child and to find the best jeans, really and truly.
So who’s in?
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