There are so many benefits of having your own lookbook. It’s such a great tool for organizing your closet, saving time and money, and feeling confident as an ethical fashionista.
Here are just some of the ways your personal lookbook will help you in life and in practising sustainable fashion.
Organize your outfits to save time in the morning
This is something that is so familiar to us it’s become a statistic. According to a study [source], women spend nearly one year of their lives deciding what to wear.
But you can change that. Having your own lookbook saves you from standing in front of your closet trying to mentally piece outfits together.
Or if you’re someone who ends up with half your wardrobe on the floor every morning, a lookbook is even better.
Because if you already have all your outfits together on your phone, you can spend an extra 5 minutes in bed scrolling through them and deciding without any frustration.
Get creative with your closet and use it to its full potential
Have you ever done a closet purge and found half a dozen garments at the back that could have worked amazingly with the rest of your wardrobe? I know right, go figure.
Now, if you create a lookbook for all your outfits you won’t forget about any of your clothes, because none of them will be able to hide in any back corner of your phone.
And displaying all your clothes out and putting outfits together from what you have might just give you some amazing outfits that you didn’t even know you had.
Then you won’t need to buy anything new because you couldn’t find something to wear in your already full closet.
Create inspiration from your own wardrobe and find your personal style
I’ve found myself scrolling through Pinterest, pinning these beautiful outfits to my inspo board, only to find myself halfway through realizing I don’t even own clothes like that.
Wouldn’t it be better to be scrolling through my own clothes to find inspiration?
I’m pretty sure that happens to a lot of people.
But we don’t have access to visually appealing images of our own clothes, so we continue to look for these images elsewhere and most of the time we end up buying clothes that don’t fit well with the rest of our wardrobe.
That’s why creating images of your outfits is important; to visualize your own style and get inspiration for your everyday looks from a place that is already your own, so you don’t have to look anywhere else.
It helps a lot with that ‘shiny new object’ syndrome too, which can save you a lot of money.
See where your wardrobe is missing something and have the confidence to buy ethically
Do you ever get that feeling that your wardrobe isn’t complete, that it’s missing some vital elements?
Most of us never really pinpoint where it’s coming from because we only have mental images of what our wardrobes look like, like a blurred puzzle that’s running away from you.
But when you start piecing your clothing together for real and making outfits out of them, you can see where the missing pieces are.
And those visual images can help you make decisions about what you need to buy to complete the puzzle, which is your wardrobe.
And when you know exactly what kind of garments to buy you can make an investment in ethically-made garments knowing that you’ll wear them for years to come.
Get rid of the clothes that serve no purpose in your closet
The clothes you don’t wear just take up space in your closet and act as fillers. We don’t want fillers. They cause avalanches.
With your own personal lookbook, you can finally stop saying, ‘I have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear’.
Because now you can sort out the clothes that don’t fit in with your wardrobe and give them to someone who can use them.
End fashion pollution
In today’s throwaway culture fashion is one of the biggest culprits. Of all the benefits we’ve talked about today, this one might be the best.
Knowing what’s in your closet helps you wear all of your clothes, stop buying clothes you won’t wear and stop throwing clothes away because you didn’t know you could complete an outfit with it.
Being more mindful with your clothes and keeping your outfits organized can alleviate some of the waste caused by fashion.
Which makes your ethical fashion journey so much easier because it all starts and ends with your closet.
And there you have it, 6 reasons you definitely need your own lookbook. And it’s so easy to create one.
Get my guide if you want to learn how to create your own lookbook and make your ethical fashion journey a breeze. Let me know in the comments if you’ve created yours and how it went.
Cheers for now,
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