Thankfully, there are parts of the world coming to the chapter of this Covid story where things are starting to open up. Some of us are can leave home for more than an hour a day. Others are able to visit with a limited number of family and friends. There are even some parts of the world where people are returning to work!
And the loosening of restrictions is raising some questions. Like, when will my hairdresser open again? And how did my feet ever cope with heels?
Then there’s the big one. What on Earth will I wear when I can finally leave the house?
Are you one of the women starting to feel like you’ll have nothing to wear when you’re allowed to leave home? And are you feeling like this in spite of the fact that your wardrobe’s packed with clothing?
Maybe you’re feeling tempted to click that buy now button on something new?
Just because you’ve been wearing the same outfits over and over again – for weeks on end.
Believe me – you’re not the only one.
But before you hand over those hard earned dollars, perhaps it’s time to take some inspiration from the French to help you with your post-Covid style.
French Inspiration For Your Post-Covid Style
Generally speaking, French women survive with less closet space than the rest of us. Which means they are usually faced with far fewer clothing choices.
Yet they always seem to find classy outfits to wear.
They seem to instinctively know how to combine the items they already own into chic outfits. It appears effortless.
I believe this is because they’ve mastered the art of curating their wardrobe.
And you can do it too – even if you think your wardrobe is closer to chaos than curated.
By using these last weeks (days for some) at home to play dress ups. It’s a great way to start thinking about your post-Covid style, without spending a cent.
Unless you’ve experienced dramatic weight change, there’s a strong chance you could be wearing many of the clothes in your wardrobe. Think about it….there’s a reason you bought every single item in your closet.
And it’s so easy to do. Simply think about your current lifestyle and looks you love. Then start putting together outfits from your current wardrobe.
Yep. Spend some time trying things on.
Be childlike and make this fun – just like ‘dress ups’ used to be. Don’t limit your thinking. Break all your own style rules. And be ready to mix and match – colours, patterns, fabric weights – the works.
Take inspiration from French style icons or French movies. Jump on Pinterest and search for ‘outfits’ (eg grey jeans outfits or pink and green outfits).
You might be surprised how many fresh new looks you can create without leaving the house. Or spending a cent.
Personally, I’ve been playing this game for a while now. And I can’t believe how many post-Covid outfits I’ve come up with. The thing I love the most is how much more wear I’ll be able to get from some old favourites.
Are you thinking about your post-Covid style yet? Is there anything in particular inspiring you? I’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
And until next time – au revoir.