Everyone loves Pinterest. I myself was a bit skeptical at first because everyone said they were addicted. So I refrained for a while. I joined when my friend Maggie sent me an invitation. Thankfully I have not become addicted, but it has been really fun and enjoyable!
Anyway, to my point. Pinterest has saved me money! I have not bought clothes in a good long while. I've even cleaned out my closet and gotten rid of a few bag fulls. I had a lot of things that I didn't love...thought I would like if I lost a few pounds...or if I had the right accessories. You get the gist! So I got rid of everything that didn't fit well or I didn't absolutely love. Now my closet is easier to sort through and decide what to wear.
I, like everyone else, still have a hard time becoming creative and assume I need more clothes. So I went to Pinterest and searched "Fashion" & "J.Crew" (my favorite style). I found a variety of different options with clothes that I already own! Searching through Pinterest really helped me to the find ideas though. In the past I have dog eared magazine pages or ripped them out, etc. Using Pinterest helped me to organize them all into one spot! So now, if I can't finding anything to wear, I just pull up my Pinterest App on my iphone and go to my "Fashion" Board and it helps me use what I already have!
Using Pinterest not only helps me to figure out more options for everyday wear, but it also made me thankful for what I have, which is something I definitely struggle with. I love clothes and it's hard not to worship them and think they will make me happy. I have been reminded, as of late, that my significance is in Christ alone and NOTHING else. Not my family, not my home, and definitely not what I wear. God is Enough for me!!!!
But, here are a few options I found that are helping me use what I have to create something different!
I already own some very wide leg jeans, a cute purple floral shirt, and a fun jacket. I know, this is so simple, but I just never thought to wear the shirt and jacket together! I think I'd add my cowgirl boots for a little something :)
I have a gray pair of pants that tie in the front. I can wear a cute coral striped shirt tucked in. Again, I never thought of it! I just need to get my pants hemmed so I will wear them more often :)
I have a great black turtle neck and a flowy skirt that I've never thought to pair like this. A brown thick belt could add a little dimension. Either heals for a date night or ballet flats for everyday wear :) Not sure I really need all the ribbon though!
This is similar on top to the first outfit that I posted. But the skinny cropped pants give it a cleaner/preppier look. I bought some navy cropped pants a few years ago for $20 at J.Crew. I wear them with a lot, but never thought of this. I also have a jacket similar to this I got for $8. Total score that was worth every penny! I wear it all the time :)
So anyway, Pinterest made me thankful for what I have and saved me money! Hope it can help you get inspired to use what you have in your closet :)