Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wardrobe Consultation & Outfit Making

Over the weekend my mom asked me to come and help her "make outfits" out of her clothes. Now, she's not stylistically challenged but she is a bit challenged in thinking outside of the box when it comes to clothing. Meaning, she can pair black pants with a black blazer and a bright top just fine, but the idea of multiple colors and fabrics and even patterns isn't something she's comfortable with.

Enter me. :)

Not that I'm an actual wardrobe consultant or professional stylist by any means, but I'm a firm believer that a fresh pair of eyes can help you see outfits that someone else may not have seen and put together.

Also, my mom has a lot of great clothes. That jerk. ;) I first went through and made outfits with things that caught my eye. Then I asked her what items she wasn't sure how to wear or what to wear with. Finally, she asked me to put together a few "wildcard" outfits that would really push her out of her fashion comfort zone. I took pictures with my phone and also my real camera. I plan on printing them out so she can quickly thumb through them instead of trying to recreate the wheel every morning.

Below are some of the ones I came up with.

Two of the "wildcard" outfits are in this first set. The top left leopard/mint/teal outfit and the middle right hot pink and kelly green outfit. 

I took it upon myself to reuse a few pieces in different ways. I didn't document ALL of the outfits on my phone like I did with my actual camera. So, a few of these (like the green blazer) are reused multiple times. 

Overall, I thought this was a lot of fun. I kind of want to do this for my own closet. 


  1. I love it! I need to do this to my closet! Or just have you come to KY! :)

  2. great
    the last combo is so great

  3. Great job!

    I'm the same - I have good pieces and I can do basic pairing but I don't think outside the box.

  4. Getting read for work is so easy now. I just look at the pics and pick one. Bam! Done :)


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