Well, it's autumn innit? (Does saying innit instantly wipe 60 years off my clock?)
Last week I did the season swap. Have you done yours yet?
After it's done, it feels like a line has been drawn under one season, and I'm fresh and ready for the coming season, in this case autumn/winter. Or as the fashionistas call it, AW19. It took me a whole AW to work out the acronym when I entered blogland and it was only when SS came skipping along that I worked it out, duh.
So, season switch done. Feeling pretty smug with myself. Wardrobe contents sectionalised by colour. Shoes grouped by occasion. Oversized jeans put in the charity basket.
Then I look at the attire around me and it's like looking at someone else's wardrobe. It's all new to me. But its mine, I know this for I have yanked every piece from my she-cave under the bed. Yet my mind is a blank and the prospect of wearing this lot for the next six months is slightly daunting. How DID I wear all this stuff just a few months ago?
Now tell me, does that happen to you? Or is it just me, AGAIN?
Well, this AW I hit on a cunning plan. We're talking tails and weazels in its cunningocity. And if you're not a fan of Black Adder then at this point you will perhaps think I'm away with the fairies. But trust me, I'm not because I applied logic to my dilemma and came up with my cunning plan. Pinterest!
Yes, I spent a cosy few
minutes, hours, days there, for that is what happens on entering that site eh, time gets sucked into a vortexy black holey thing (or is that just me again?)
I saved everyday pensioner-style outfits that caught my eye.
I bunged them into a spanking new folder.
I worked out which pieces could be used from my new-to-me wardrobe to create the looks I liked.
I then copied the looks on to blog drafts, split into types of outfits, e.g. like today's, the longer cardi.
And in so doing I made dressing easy. Just like painting by numbers, but in outfit form. Holy fashionista, it's like being dressed by my personal stylist each day!
I wake up. I find an outfit I fancy that's in keeping with the day's weather and events (oh I should be so lucky, at most it'll be a visit to Waitrose. IF I'm lucky!).) I go about my day to day, calm and relaxed.
Honestly, I'm finding this cunning plan makes life soooo much easier, stress-free and fun.
But what always
apalls surprises me is that I need guidance to put together a fresh and stylish everyday outfit. But I do, so I simply accept it and let my double-worry gene move on to bigger global issues than which top to wear with which jeans.
Holy melting glaciers, Poutgirl, there's a planet to save!
Oh gawd, I'm rambling tooo much (again) so let's call this verbage done with for today and move on eh.
Here are the everyday outfits I've saved in this longer cardi section, together with some of my work to date.
Done, with a little fasionista's license.
My approach has been "in the spirit of", rather than rigid steals, obvs. The accent is on slow fashion, using what resources my wardrobe offers. I'm sure this approach stops unnecessary spending and saves world resources, in some small way.
Holy eco-friend, Poutgirl, you've just made a stridette towards saving our planet!
And talking of planets, I really am
apalled surprised that after nearly 70 years on this planet I still need help with this stuff.
But I do. And it is what it is. Life's too short to beat myself up about it eh?
The salient point here is that I've accepted I need help. I've cried out to Pinterest. Pinterest has answered and made day to day dressing easy. Dressing by numbers. I've made it easy on myself.
Go on, make it easy on yourself too.
Do you need help with everyday style ideas?
Do you seek help? From Pinterest? Instagram? Blogs?
Maybe all of the aforementioned?
A la perchoine,