Sparks: printed dress, drapey cardigan, knee boots, and floppy hat

Capsule wardrobe.  French wardrobe.  How to edit/purge/organize a wardrobe.  There’s a whole lot of ideas out there to help us “manage” a love of personal style and shopping…isn’t there, dear readers??

styling a printed shift-dress with a drapey cardigan, knee boots, and a floppy hat

I’ll admit that I’m as curious as the next fashionista when it comes to possible new ways to streamline my ever-evolving closet, but something I read recently made me realize that the “magic formula” might not be a formula at all…but simply a matter of pinpointing what pieces truly bring me joy!!

styling a printed shift-dress with a drapey cardigan, knee boots, and a floppy hat

mustard cardigan and floppy hat

This philosophy of organization, called the KonMari Method, essentially boils down the decision-making process of what to purchase (and what to keep!) to just the one very simple edict.  If that pair of jeans I’m contemplating at H&M genuinely “spark” joy, then they’re a valid purchase.  And if those shoes I’ve owned for years – but have only worn once because they’re too tight – nevertheless give me joy??  They deserve a place in my closet, too!!

printed shift-dress, drapey cardigan, and floppy hat

printed shift-dress, drapey cardigan, knee boots, and sherpa bag

Can you ever go wrong by making choices based on what you honestly love?!  Do you think that keeping this spark in mind the next time you’re shopping – or wardrobe editing! – will make those inevitable “yes or no” decisions a little bit easier??  Let me know how it goes!!

styling a printed shift-dress with a drapey cardigan, knee boots, and a floppy hat

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  1. January 31, 2016 / 11:16 am

    I LOVE this philosophy! How perfect and how true. Love this amazing look too, Monika. Such a cool swingy dress and you styled it perfectly. You know I'm forever lusting after that bag too!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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