BUILDING A NEW WARDROBE THAT WORKS

Come on, how many times have you sat in front of a closet full of clothes, dropped your head in your hand and mumbled to yourself saying, "I have nothing to wear"? Or kept everyone and anyone waiting because you can't seem to find something to wear while rummaging through racks and racks of clothes? Maybe a million times? Could this be because you always seem to buy a lot of clothes you really can't wear or don't have any business having?

Been there done that.

I am sure you recognize the outfit i have on in this post. These photos were taken on the same day as the one i posted about in an earlier post a couple of months ago. The only obvious difference is that i had on a pair of denim shorts instead of these leggings. At the time, i opted for the shorts because it was the look i was going for. Besides being indecisive, i guess one of the reasons i was able to do that was because i had to change the way i shopped. Really? You ask?

Right before i started this blog i had just started working on building a new wardrobe again. After a series of body changes, especially after having a baby, moving from a cold country to a much colder country then to a tropical country and finally back, having clothes with tags hanging in my closet without ever wearing them, i felt it was time to make some rules- One that worked. It was a little challenging at first but it was just the smart thing to do.

I will share a few of some the keys things i put into consideration to help me out:

1- My lifestyle: Buying clothes that suit my current everyday life.

2- Discipline: I love pantsuits but i never really have anywhere to wear them to.. right now. So buying one every time i see a nice one is silly. Owning a couple is okay.

3- Dresses: More is more. I can wear them all year round- As tops, bottoms, jackets and more.

4- Denim: Never goes out of style.

5- Pants: skinnies, leggings... and more pants: Easy to pair with almost anything. They are so comfortable and chic.

6- Jackets: Adding at least one black leather jacket to my collection of a few jackets helped. It can be worn with any outfit and it adds an edge to the look.

7- Shoes: I shared that in my previous post. So i will spare you.

Please feel free to interrupt me if you disagree with any of these :). A few months later into it and it has worked so well for me.

How do you shop for your closet?

Thanks For Reading. Now Your comments
                    T-SHIRT: Parasuco // LEGGINGS: Guess // BOOTS: Dollhouse // BAG: Guess // JACKET: Dynamite




                                



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39 comments:

Pooja Mittal said...

This happens to me all the time, I have 3 cupboards full if clothes and still have nothing to wear.. My mum always scolds me of buying clothes that I don't want..
Your boots and pants ate fantastic :)
Keep in touch,
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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I totally agree with you!
I am on this new mission from next year taking my closet to the level of my new job statut

Michaela Alyssa said...

I can totally relate to this! I've been trying to slowly transition my wardrobe as well. It takes time.

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Sam said...

This is such a fabulously styled outfit, those boots are amazing hun!

Melissa Cherry said...

Really great post !
Love your outfit too
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Jackie Harrison said...

Gorgeous you must had stop traffic with that outfit.
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Natalie Renee said...

great tips lol I should definitely think more like this before I impulse buy...
Love the boots too! you look great :)
xo Natalie @ www.littletoomuch.net

Susan Fisher said...

Story of my life! My husband comments that my problem comes from my love of prints - I have so many printed items, but I lack the basics to match with them. It's a good thing mixing prints is in right now, or I'd be in deep water - constantly!

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Jezz Dallas said...

You know, I actually like both versions...looks great on you!

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Epp said...

I couldn't agree more with this! I think you have to have some basic items that you can always mix and match. Btw, I found your blog from the Lucky community and followed you in gfc! Hope you can return the favor :)

xoxo

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Meggy Fri said...

You are so pretty and full of style!!!
I discover your blog and now I follow you...You are wlcome in my world!
kisses from Rome
Meggy
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Rakel said...

Love your boots!

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Subha Bose said...

I like your boots and jeans. very stylish.

Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha. Yeah, i know how that can be.

Busola Coutts said...

Nice! Good for you girl and wishing you so much success. Thanks for stopping by.

Busola Coutts said...

Oh yeah, it does.

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much Sam. How so kind of you :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much Melissa :)

esosandraUTD said...

Great choice,love ur outfits.

June said...

Great post and style Busola! Thanks for your follow and sweet comment. I'm following you too! Keep in touch
xx
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petra lorietta said...

great tips!♥ love the jacket!:)

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Lizzy said...

so rock! i love it!

uchenna Ezeonyeka said...

very cute outfits.
love your boots and jacket.

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Louise O'Reilly said...

I love the rules you've come up with. Those Guess leggings are Devine!

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Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha, i doubt it but thank you so much Jackie :))

Busola Coutts said...

Aww, thank you Natalie

Sam said...

So lovely of you to stop by. Happy Friday!

Busola Coutts said...

Hahaha! That is interesting and so funny. I love prints too.

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Jess :))

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Epp. Don't forget to join the party tomorrow.

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Meggy. I appreciate it :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Rakel :)

Jonnessa said...

Wow, I can so relate to this, awesome post. :)
You look amazing, love the boots. :)

keep in touch,
J
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Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

Both outfits look really gorgeous to be honest. :) Knee-high boots are so versatile, they practically look amazing on most casual outfits. Love it a lot! :) Would you like us to follow each other in GFC and BlogLovin'? I would love to stay in touch and be friends! :)

Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

So fabulous doll!! I think buying what you love and will use is best. Have some basics that can be versatile too. Sometimes just because you like it, doesn't mean your going to give it it's required use. I've bought stuff on a whim and it ended up being terrible on me, haha. So, now I try to think if i really need this piece or can I re-vamp something in my closet to look a bit like it and save money. Gorgeous look doll xo

Lenya said...

I always buy what I like, no rules, that my rule, lol. I don't have an item that I can't pair or have no use of or whatever. Sure party dresses are more likely to being worn only on special occasions but everything else is worn year round, though. I love creating, playing around, making up new pairings, maybe that's why I shop like I do. I see it, I like it, I buy it.
Have a great weekend my dear.
xox
Lenya
FashionDreams&Lifestyle

FASHION TALES said...

I don't have too many rules, regarding my wardrobe, but I do buy staple items and several key items like jackets, and blazers that I know I will wear a long time. I love your boots, they're so unique. Thanks for your comment. xx/Madison

Margaret Cruzemark said...

You are so elegant here. A true fashionista!!
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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Anna Maria said...

Very good tips, I couldn't agree more. Btw, love how you matched leather jacket with those gorgeous boots! :)

Have a great day xx

Anna
Little Pretty Mess

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