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It's taken me 29 years to finally realize that when it comes to dressing myself for going out to special events or meetings, I would like to look put together but not just in a simple way. 

I truly believe that clothes show your personality.

If that is true, what do you think your clothes say about you? 

For me, I've struggled to really find myself especially since having children 6 years ago. It's also gone through it's changes of what I think is trendy or looks good and finally, after going through a branding session with a graphic designer for my photography business - did I realize what my "look" really consisted of. 

Find who you are, and how you want to represent yourself. Think of yourself as a brand (Nike, Kate Spade etc)

This is super important if you can't figure out how you want to dress. You can obviously be more than one brand and you don't have to narrow it down, but you for sure need to have an idea of who you are and how you want to portray yourself. 

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Modern - Classy - Feminine 

Those are the words I would use to describe my style. I like wearing chokers, there I said it, and I don't think I'm too old to wear them, but I think pairing them with the right outfit is definitely appropriate. 

When it comes to choosing pieces for my wardrobe, man I have gotten rid of a lot in the past couple years and there are still items sitting in storage bins that I can tell you right now when I go through them are either getting sold or donated. Certain pieces fit certain times in your life and others do. You'll know. 

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Following a lot a bit of what Marie Kondo says, if it doesn't bring you joy, toss it. This is DEFINITELY true and essential to having the right wardrobe. 

This is what it all comes down to now for me: If I'm shopping and I try on an item, I really truly have to LOVE it, and I will take pictures in the dressing room, then walk around the store and think about it before checking out. It really really has to be special and make sense for my lifestyle or for the occasion I'm buying it for, and if I don't think it will make a permanent home in my wardrobe - it has to have really good resale value. 

Don't be too intimidated by redoing your wardrobe, it doesn't have to be done at once and just start by looking at the clothes out there and try on some for fun to figure out what your style is. Don't pressure yourself because as time goes on and the more you think about who you are, your style will come! 

I'd love to hear what you think your style currently is? Drop a comment below! :) 

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