Published on February 25, 2014 by Your Retail Therapist
There are stages in life when you loose your Fashion Mojo, most of the times it has to do with big life changes such as starting a new job, pregnancy, divorce, medical reasons, weight gain or loss or just aging. Now it doesn’t matter whether you’re going through happy or less happy stages, the “Who Am I?” question will definately pop up, and it’s damn scary.
I lost my Fashion Mojo one and a half year ago when I’ve been diagnosed with being fructose intolerant and had to follow a strict diet ever since. This was automatically followed by a major dress size drop down and the matching wardrobe detox since most of my clothes didn’t fit anymore. Upon that I’m turning 40 in a month, which really doesn’t bother me – I feel forever 25 – but I am noticing I’m no longer inspired by the sponsored hipster bloggers or the latest IT things anymore.
HOW I GOT BACK MY FASHION MOJO
* First I learned a major lesson in mindfulness; accept who you are NOW, not a year ago, not in the future, NOW. Practising Yoga really helped me.
* When you make tiny steps to accept and love the new you, style the new you; look for inspiration in magazines, create Pinterest moodboards, search for out of the box brands that match your style and only check bloggers and Instagram posts you really can relate to.
* Do a wardrobe detox and donate or sell all items which doesn’t fit and/or suit you anymore.
* And finally the fun part, slowly start building a new wardrobe, start with fashion basics that suit your new lifestyle and add a few fun trend pieces each season. You might have noticed recent posts are all about creating a Five Piece Wardrobe.
Although being fructose intolerant will always be a struggle for me, I’m slowly getting back my Fashion Mojo. Especially when I saw this Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto series of Women on the Move by photographer Rowland Kirishima. Inspiring, beautiful women of all ages, in amazing suits, heels, colourful dresses, men’s style brogues, Docs and print. I hope you’re just as inspired by them as I am.