I reckon you have enough going on in your life without the added complication of a wardrobe full of:
- Nothing to wear
- Orphans (pieces that have no family, no friends)
- Pieces that do not reflect who you are or what you do
- Pieces that you are making do with. ie. you don’t love them and they don’t love you!
- General overwhelm of too much STUFF.
So why do we complicate life in this way? Yeah, good question!
I’ve been at this for over 17 years now and time after time I see the same thing in your wardrobe. It’s full of NOTHING to wear. Why? Because you complicate matters by the way that you shop. No plan, unconscious, reactive and here’s the big one, no budget for your professional and personal image.
The KISS principle is very simple. It is used to emphasise that you do not want something to become bloody complicated! Keep it simple stupid, Keep it short and simple. Either way, just don’t complicate it.
Recently, I got married. Third time lucky! I purchased a navy frock with cream flowers on it. The lace on the neck itched the hell out of me. Local Aussie designer, mass-produced. I made a mistake. I asked my friend, an international fashion buyer to help me source a ‘simple’ red frock. No whistles or bangs on it. I wanted to look elegant and feminine. She nailed it with an Italian cocktail frock. So simple. Once my hair and makeup were done, earrings and shoes on, I looked great. On its own, the frock is boring!
I made the mistake of sharing the two frocks with friends. Most of them loved the fancy navy and cream lace one. One even told me the red one was not sexy enough and my husband to be would not like it. I knew I felt good in it. Wore the simple red frock, felt great and the feedback on the day was that I looked fantastic. Importantly, my husband and I were happy with it all. In the end, I kept it simple and it worked.
For the next 10 years, I’ll be wearing that frock in so many ways. I love it! I never wanted something that would be a one time use. I have more respect for the planet and I like sustainable fashion. That’s me!
Keeping the wardrobe simple is about having the key pieces that will work across all areas of your life. This keeps your cost per wear low and each piece then EARNS its rent for you. There is no piece that is ‘single-use’ because that’s a waste of money eh?
Want to know how you might employ the KISS principle in your wardrobe to reduce overwhelm? Click here for a FREE image audit now. It’s a different solution for everyone. We are unique. There is no one size to fit all here. Let’s tailor it to suit you and your life.
Until then, keep it simple eh? x