I firmly believe every woman is and should feel beautiful. 

Clothing is a powerful tool that can help you look good and feel great, no matter your age, weight, or financial situation. 

Don’t believe me?

The, “I can’t look good at this stage in life,” myth. I’ve worked with all ages, from teens to young professionals, moms to retirees. They have discovered an average of 50 “new” outfits hanging in their current closet that made them feel as fantastic as they looked. I bet you’ve got at least 20!

The “When I lose fill-in-the-blank pounds, I’ll worry about looking good,” excuse. It’s holding you back! Please don’t wait. You are beautiful just as you are, and you should dress like it! Trust me, every single woman has areas of her body that she doesn’t love. And to be candid, dressing well often leads to more energy and motivation to take better care of yourself, whether that’s getting enough rest, eating right, or working out. 

“But it costs a lot of money to look good.” N to the o. Not true! In 2012, I took a break from shopping for clothing and accessories. I stuck to mixing and matching (remixing) what I had in my average-size closet, and I never repeated an outfit. At the end of the year, I still had outfit combinations in mind! Granted, not every look was my favorite, but I was always clothed, and I learned a heck of a lot about my style.

No matter where you are on the figuring-out-your-style spectrum, here are two great resources with practical tips and tricks you can start implementing today:

1. The (free!) GTR Insider List. This is the place I’ll send you deeper strategies, before & after style consultation examples, and how-to videos that will help you maximize your wardrobe. (You can sign up by entering your e-mail in the box on the righthand side of the page.)

2. My personal remixing vault (below). It has links to articles I’ve written as well as pieces by others covering everything from how to build a wardrobe to seasonal remix examples, DIYs, and best practices for making your pieces work harder and last longer.

One last thing; even the best knowledge is useless if it isn’t put into practice. Try your hand at remixing and join us for the monthly Lovely Lookbook Challenge!

Now, on to the Remixing Vault!

Remix Wardrobe

Wardrobe Remix Tips

Seasonal & Capsule Wardrobe Remix Examples

Outfit ideas:

Building A Wardrobe

Psychological Stuff

Packing Tips

DIYs

Best Practices

Shopping Tips

Join in!

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2 Comments

  • Deb September 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    So glad I tripped upon your site this weekend. Only problem is, I had some work to do and I’m now really distracted!

    I’m 54 and stand in front of my closet every day saying I don’t have anything to wear! It never ends!! My demographic has some unique requirements, such as natural fibers to help with our erratic internal thermostats, covering top half of arms — just because it feels more right not because we necessarily “need” to, and appropriate skirt/dress lengths. My preference is cotton and cotton/blends, 3/4 length sleeves, and knee length dresses. Here’s my other big challenge … lots of foot issues so can’t wear heels. I live in Birkenstocks and while I look great in skirts, the Birks tend to damper the effect.

    I’ve gotten some good ideas here, though, and will keep returning for help finding the gems in my closet!

    • Caitlin Author September 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

      Hi Deb! I’m so glad you did, and I hope you got your work done, too :)

      Are there other flats you can wear? A ballet flat might be a good fit for your skirts.

      Excited to have you back, and looking forward to hearing more about how you’re remixing your closet!

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