yes, me too
I had an epiphany when organizing my closet this spring. I had a number of tops which were interesting, made from neat fabric, but didn't really fit my retired life here in Arizona. Lots of prints, and many, many knit tops. Buying and making patterns because they were new had resulted in a mish mash of stuff in my closet and no cohesive look for me.
I participated in 2 style programs this spring, both of which were valuable. The first was Evolve Your Style-a 31 Day Challenge evolve-your-style EYS is a basic program on Facebook in which you post photos of yourself and outfits, and get honest feedback. Very helpful and very supportive!!
Here are a few photos-I concentrated on casual outfits and my makeup.These are representative of my daily clothing-I am confident in my casual, outdoor style. When I reviewed my photos, I set aside many of the more fitted patterns I have bought.
1. I like semi fitted to loose fit in my clothing.
2. Brown, taupe etc are out, and I need to add in blues, black and grey.
3. Haircuts are important, as is makeup for keeping my look fresh and current. I tend to forget about this. What was fresh and cute at 20 is probably not so at 60. :-)
Makeup-I love to wear foundation for a finished look. Eye makeup is minimal and Carmex essential. I was challenged to wear red lipstick!! Three new and darker colors...I am not convinced that red lipstick is a good look for me. Plus, the horses don't even notice.
I was surprised that my eye makeup looked natural as somedays I was using 3 different colors. I learned quite a bit about colors, skin tone, and what works for me.
4. My face is serious in repose, and makeup helps me look more approachable.
I learned I need to add accessories to make my outfits work. Here is where I started...then I bought 3 purses, a few nice scarves, and some good shoes for the gym.
5. Accessories tie the outfit together, and do not need to be flamboyent.
These 5 lessons have helped focus me in my sewing now. I am much more selective in what patterns I buy, and what fabrics I add to my closet.
I hope this helps those of you looking at all your clothing and wondering what to wear!