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Wize Style Wednesday | Holiday Style Inspiration

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Isn’t it ironic that the season of gift giving is also the season of parties? Holiday party invitations pile up and you are left wondering what to wear. Who has time to shop for a look for a holiday party in the midst of buying presents for friends and family? Never fear shopping your own closet is the best option for holiday looks.

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Get Inspired

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In order to shop your own closet, you need to get inspired. Look through a magazine, start a new Pinterest board or revisit your favorite blog. You may find that you already have an item that you can restyle.

I follow Simply Audree Kate, and I love her style, it’s edgy, chic, sexy, and eclectic. I recently saw a look she styled on her blog that I wanted to recreate! The bonus was, I already had most of what I needed to create the look!

 

Photo Credit: SimplyAudreeKate.com 

 

Back to the Closet

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I knew that I wanted to work my black skirt into this look. I loved the idea of combining a warm sweater with a skirt that has a hint of sex appeal.  The problem was I didn’t have a sweater that I thought fit the bill for this look. A quick trip to a consignment shop fixed that so in total I spent $10 bucks on this look.

  • Shopping your own closet can help you stick to a budget instead of just aimlessly.  wandering through the store for an entire look. You now have a goal that allows you to get in and get out.
  • I was originally searching for a bootie while trying to recreate Simply Audree Kate’s look, but then I realized that I bought a pair of sparkly caged pumps last year. This is a holiday look and what’s a holiday party without some sparkle.
  • Since my sweater was lightweight I did tuck it into my skirt. Tucking just works better on my body type. It helped balance my tulip shape (fuller and round in the bust and midsection and slim through the hip and leg)
  • I made this look my own in comparison to the inspiration, but that’s is the fun of shopping your own closet.

Inspiration and Reality

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What do you think? Do you have plans to shop your own closet?

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Thank you so much to Sara Harr of S.N.H. Photography. All photo credit belongs to Sara except where noted.

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