How To Never Have A What To Wear Moment Again (DDG STYLE SHAKE UP)


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Ok, so week one was out getting rid of what wasn’t working for you, week 2 was figuring out the building blocks that you need, and week three we got you thinking about who your style muses are.

Now it’s week four, and it’s time to start thinking about how you would like to pull it all together.

In an ideal world we’d all have unlimited credit cards, chocolate would make us thinner, and we’d each have personal stylists who lay out amazing wardrobe options for us each day. Sadly that is not the case (yet, surely zero calorie chocolate can’t be too far away… scientists are pretty clever these days!).

So the next best thing is to create your own personal file of awesome and easily achievable outfits that you can use as your own bespoke style guide each and every day (even from beneath the coziness of your doona each morning if you are lazy like me!).

‘What is this magical wardrobe filing system?’, I hear you ask. ‘Is it expensive?’. Actually, no, it’s free, although it is addictive. Ladies, meet Pinterest!

‘Oh that, I use it all the time, you should see my cupcake board’ some of you are moaning. Well sure, I thought I recognized a few of you from the PA (Pinners Anonymous) meetings, but that’s all just pinning for fun, not purpose, and trust me, if you use these simple tricks you will be able to turn your endless pages of mason jars and hair braids into your new favourite styling tool.

Plus, did I mention you can access all of this from the Pinterest app on your smart phone, anywhere, any-time (like in bed… oh I did say that already…oh well… It’s genius!)

So this is this week’s task – to create four new Pinterest boards and absolutely go to town pinning them senseless (you want at least 20 looks on each board).

Board 1 – Spring/Summer

As the name would suggest fill this board up with outfits you really want to wear for the warmer months. Don’t worry if there are things here you don’t own yet, we will use these to make your shopping list later.

Board 2 – Autumn/Winter

Guess what goes here, no really, guess!

Board 3 – Work

Not everyone needs this board, and some people (like me!) are lucky enough to be able to rock a casual-Friday type ensemble ever day of the week. But if you do have to alter your dress code for your job then this is the place to list out some styles you’d like to wear.

Board 4 – My outfits

Now this one is a little different, but this is where you put pictures of outfits that you can already create from the clothes you currently own. And actual pictures of your self in some of your favourite outfits.

I recommend that you create this as a “private board” this means no one can see it, or the pictures on it, and then when ever you have put together an outfit you are really proud of, snap a quick phone selfie and upload it here so you can remember it another time. You can also pin photos of other people in similar outfits if you like, or a mix of the two.

HINT – Try to keep in mind you want outfits that are going to be easy to create, and you don’t want to bankrupt yourself in the process,  so look for ensembles that are about 70% made up of the key basics we mentioned in week two trust me, it’s just easier that way!

Want more? Check out our awesome DDG Wardrobe Workbook – We created it as the perfect companion to the DDG Style Shake Up, and it’s chock-full of even more awesome tips & tricks, outfit challenges and advice (including 50 simple & gorgeous outfit recipes your can create right now!)



What do you think of the DDG Style Shake Up So far?

Kate McKibbin (Editor)

Kate McKibbin (Editor)

Before launching in 2007 I worked for a whole bunch of women's glossies both here and in the UK including Shop Til You Drop, New Woman (RIP), (also RIP), Cosmopolitan UK, and I even had a column in FHM (RI... I might be jinxed!). And before all that I was listing shopping as my number one hobby from about the age of five.

  1. I would add another board for accessories… love accessories… can’t live without them…