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How to dress well with little money and few clothes?

Se vestir bem

Dress up with little money and few clothes today is not a sacrifice, but it was the only option I had during a time of my life.

If you don’t know my story, read these texts:
 [Tweet “Minha relação com o que eu visto se tornou parte do meu processo de auto-conhecimento. Hoje, mesmo podendo ter mais quantidade [de peças], I choose to have more quality. “]
  • But, how?
The amount of clothing items that I have doesn’t make a difference because I’ve lived with the incredible amount of 18 pieces. Well before the Cabinet and capsule of fashion minimalism.
There was a time that I shared a pair of “out” with my sister and the rest of my clothes were donated, most came from cousins, Church, neighbors … Is the perrengue that we learn to turn around!
Since 2012 I choose to keep my closet with “few” pieces, varying the amount according to my moment of life. Therefore, in the current consumption pattern, it seems that I always have few clothes.
But, mathematically, it’s possible to form 153 looks of the day by combining 2 parts, of a total of 18. That calculation falls on the ENEM, see? Combinatorics.
It is an exercise in creativity and to get to know my wardrobe to optimize the combinations.
With some basic examples that I apply every day gets easier to understand that my idea of how to dress well with little money and few clothes.
  • Colors
I love basic colors, blue, black, pink, grey and white. Have basic colors helps to not have problems in time to combine all colors “talk” and it is easier to mix.
If you like more colorful open the Cabinet and look for what parts can combine. Think of combinations that you’ve never tried it, try it and see how you feel.

Prove your clothes in a variety of ways, take a day to go in front of the mirror and get to know your body and its parts. Enjoy and get ready, making the donation Baggie with the parts that are just doing volume in the closet.

  • Combinations and adaptations
Have you ever thought about wearing a dress as blouse? Think you can’t? Look here:
How to dress well with little money?
A simple dress, with good fabric and a pattern that I loved in relief that I’d only use with ease in end-of-year party. But, with a superimposed he turns a blouse.
[Tweet “Adaptação é a palavra chave quando a questão é se vestir bem com pouco dinheiro e pouca roupa.”]
  • Repeat, combine and reuse
We need to accept that repeat clothes is not ugly! Who loves repeats <. 3
One of the pieces that I repeated until the lining tearing is my white blazer. Make combinations of various styles with him, since the jeans with sneakers, even the most chic socialzinho.
Another cool thing in time to dress up with little money and few clothes is to mix prints. My choices are simple not to miss.
I mix shirt stripes and polka-dot pants, put a stronger color in your shoe or belt and ready, changed the face of my clothes.
  • Let’s talk about shoes!
Buy templates that I can use with most of my clothes and that are suitable for my day to day. I have always (at least) 1 black pumps and keep the jumps between 6/8 cm are comfortable.
Another secret to dressing well is to make good choices. So, choose clothes that show your style and not only fashion.
Oh, all the photos of that post show pieces that I repeat a lot, some have already been to goodwill and other here in the closet with a few years of life.
An update: I lived with 18 pieces in a period where I was starting to work on a telemarketing firm, not hide my poor source here on the blog. Was the difficulty that I have learned to buy my clothes conscious that even having money and being able to HAVE more, it doesn’t take much to dress well.
It’s not a project, okay? That’s how I like to live.
So, the parts I have are of higher quality than those of the old days and cost more expensive but buy brand X or Y makes no difference. The quality and the fit is what determines the investment, not the label.
The mathematical model of Combinatorics is an incentive to think outside the box, out of his desire to have more and to USE MORE and BETTER USE.
How to dress well with few clothes?
  • Possible combinations
In a cabinet with 18 pieces it is possible to have: top 7 and 12 bass parts, using dressed as blouse and as skirt.
    • Without repetition you have: 84 possibilities for look of the day.
    • With repeats the possibilities increase to 153 (approximately).
Saw shirts vests, overlays of dress + skirt + shirt dress, dress + pants and etc.
A lesson I learned from my closet of 18 pieces was less pants and more options of tops/shirts. At the time I was wearing too many clothes won and there was no option to choose, but the hint:)
Do you still think you can’t wear well with little money and few clothes?
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How I stayed more than a year without buying clothes

Um ano sem compras

I was 1 year without buying clothes and don’t go around naked, you see? I never had a closet crammed full of clothes and shoes. But, at a certain point in my life I did this and I learned many things.

I like to tell you that I come from a humble family, suffered much bullying by don’t have clothes, shoes, books and etc. The bullying just didn’t hurt more than the lack, the times, the food.

As a consequence, my self esteem was never the best and my vision of HAVING to be someone was associated with better view, more and more accepted, with more friends.

Between 2009 and 2010 my life underwent big changes and I was living the grief of my Father and learning a whole phase of the battle for life and rescue of family ties.

The financial situation at home had improved, we left the rent, I was working, I got into a good College as a scholar and was receiving new life references.

With new environments, came new collections (internal and external) to adapt, acceptance and, again, the feeling of being less than the other.

In this new scenario, one seen from top to bottom, made me feel ugly, small and poor. Again the feeling of not being accepted and the bullying that rolls released in companies and colleges, like it was in the 5th grade!

This is where I had my Becky Bloom phase of Confessions of a Shopaholic, I had my first (and only) C&A card with 100 R$ of limit and that, in time, you could have a party with 100 R$.

Spent as a way to fill a void, to feel accepted as part of a group and no longer the poor girl who wore donated clothing.

It did not increase my self esteem, only increased my internal billing, I suffered, I busted me and inside I was still the same girl slum that he felt less than others.

In 2011, ended a violent and abusive relationship – with a whole person studied, made fun of my “sell lunch to eat at dinner”, but everyone said he was a good kid and I wasn’t good enough (look what low self-esteem made me pass!).

But, 2011 was the year I fell in real and realized that more than I need to be. That year, to organize my life, I started to exercise conscious consumption and build my lifestyle based on my values.

Since then I’ve been working my self-esteem, I met the minimalism and more recently the voluntary simplicity.

All this made me understand that to get 1 year (at least) without purchases I needed to redeem things from inside of me, understand my personal style and especially the needs of my life.

This step was that I began to understand what would become my motto: “more character clothing and more attitude to wealth”.

As early as 2012, with the financial life in order I could buy clothes he needed to complete my closet.

I did some cleanup, I got what I had and I saw what I needed really.

I gave a lot of clothes that didn’t speak anything about my personal style and were unsuited to my life, but they were good to use.

Then began the difficult part: when I saw something beautiful that I could buy, but not needed.

With the Bills on time, I always had a left over there on the bench, but I didn’t need anything. With this comes a saboteur, thought the deserving: “I deserve. I work so much, the accounts are up to date and the price is so good … “

This thought still beats here, see? But, my way of dealing with it is: having a goal!

I started this year, building life goals that I didn’t even know it would be possible for me. In 2013 my goal was to live those dreams.

Had party, travel and perrengue to make my dreams come true without any help.

Have a real purpose for my money is much more satisfying than buying clothes or anything else, but it requires dedication and focus.

I can say that from 2013 I didn’t buy more clothes as a way to fill in anything, follow with the finance arranged, realized dreams that I didn’t even know I could have.

I learned to dress better with the clothes I have – I haven’t been naked and was increasing the amount of parts according to the need.

Today when I need to buy clothes I do aware that clothes don’t give sense to life:)

[Tweet “roupa não dá sentido à vida :)”]

Did you ever think that English course, the reform of the House or to the entrance of a car can start with the simple decision not to buy clothes (or things) that you do not need to?

My motivations after 2013 were: a House, car, my mother, could support the causes I believe in. ..

Each day the motivation is renewed, even when beats that feeling of buying something unnecessary I think 2 times and on the third I’ve quit.

Became my lifestyle, it’s not a project that’s going to end and I go back to the way it was.

Today I buy less, but buy better. Buy the best quality clothes, choose pieces that have to do with my style and I’m more in love every day for the clothes I have:)

If you are thinking of getting a year without shopping, there’s a lot of post here that can help you make better use of the clothes you have, take a look:

Even for a different reality, Daniela Kopsch of Less is the New Black and Jo Mc of A year without Zara did that a year without shopping. The two became famous fashion bloggers for this project, it is worth to get to know them.

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10 truths about having style


Forget what you’ve read about having style.

We read and see so much that we forget that having style is a personal and unique way. So I wrote my 10 truths about having style.

These truths opened my eyes many times as I sought to find my style.

To have personal style - life

1 – Having style is not something that is done easily, it requires self-knowledge and a lot of self-esteem.

Self-knowledge hurts and it’s really hard.

2 – It is no use escaping, your style shows even when you hide or try to pretend to be different.

Okay that you really like everything you’ve bought in the last year just to be fashionable, go!

3 – When you get more mature, you will realize that if you had known and respected YOUR style always, you would have been happier.

Go for it, even in your teens if you had followed your style you would love yourself more. Even when people teased you, offended you, repressed you for being different would have been worth it.

4 – A person using all the trends of the moment is not necessarily a person who has style.

It’s just a person who buys a lot of things and if you use all the trends together you are a tacky person.

5 – Top bloggers, style magazines, brands, and everyone who calls themselves opinion makers will not say anything about YOUR style.

But seeing them can make you find yourself in the crowd.

6 – Your mother, your sisters, your childhood friends know more about your style than anyone else in the world.

What you were in your true essence will always be remembered by these people and they will remind you of who you are!

7 – Having style is not having money, having fame, having a car, having a boyfriend, having nothing… IT IS BEING YOU!

Having style is not about TER is about SER and that would sum up the list, but I want to keep writing.

8 – Personal style is necessary, for life!

Everyone needs to find their style of dress, talking, walking, decorating, eating, being, working, living to be happy.

9 – Personal style is to be authentic!

It does not have to be creative (I’m not into fashion, for example), nor be the most talkative person in the world (I am), it has to be you!

Plus: have critical-sense and analytical reasoning (this I really have!).

10 – Personal style is not having everything of this world, but is giving everything to take your world your way!

And it’s the best thing you can do for yourself!