Do you find yourself wearing the same things in the same way all the time? Inspiration can give you some ideas for putting together fresh, updated looks using what you already have.
Inspiration often stems from something I saved on my mood board. It’s about expanding my creativity to look more up-to-date.
A mood board isn’t about finding a new style. If you’ve curated a wardrobe and invested in timeless classics that you can wear season after season, you don’t want to abandon it. Staying current with accessories and styling tips makes lots more sense.
With all that in mind, I often use my mood board to guide me as I dress or shop. A cohesive wardrobe that allows me to dress for any occasion while maintaining my style and aesthetic has been my goal for the past decade. It all clicked into place when I abandoned wild card purchases that didn’t go with the overall plan.
While using the saved images, I find inspiration to incorporate a piece I don’t wear often. When building a look around something with bold style elements, adding it to classic basics feels more authentic.
I was sock-footed and housecleaning today, and while vacuuming, I noticed that the snow outside was providing excellent light. I thought it might be fun to post about using the denim shirt I wore in other looks using ideas from my mood board here.
I hope you enjoyed this fun exercise and that it gave you some ideas. You can cut pictures out of magazines and save images on your phone, computer, or any number of social media sites. I don’t aim to copy the looks; instead, I use the inspiration to style pieces I already have in a way I might not have thought about.
Nothing I wear in these examples is new, so I’ll share links to the sites where I bought them. The tees and jeans are from Gap. The gray coat and denim shirt are from Banana Republic. The quilted vest is from J. Crew. You can find similar boots, totes, jewelry, belts, and bags at Nordstrom here.
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