A wardrobe should be a showcase of your favourite items. If a closet is over-stuffed from years of trends, your fashion sense will be clouded every time you get dressed.
The secret rule -- for every new item you bring into your closet, give away the same amount if not a little extra. This way you're never left with an abundance of clothing items that get in the way and you know you'll never wear.
This week's StreetStyle noted this point as her fashion tip. Don't hoard your clothes.
"You know what you're wearing and it gives you a better idea of what you have or what you may want to buy," Martyna Turczynowicz explains while enjoying a cup of gelato on Corydon with friends. The double major in English and linguistics student was brought up in the Polish community, where dressing up and looking good was more then how they dress, it's part of her family's culture.
WHAT SHE WORE...
Jean jacket -- Paramix
Maxi dress -- Urban outfitters
Scarf -- Little Burgundy
Bag and Heels -- "They are from Hush and Shout in Osborne Village."
Ring -- "Ring is my Grandma's, she gave it to me about five years ago. It's tourmalated quartz, a precious stone. It's sort of opaque white. My grandma had it for many years prior."
Glasses -- "Glasses are from Lens Crafters; they are Tiffany & Co."
Earrings -- "One earring is from Shout, the other is from Garage."
"Probably a bold lip, it has a retro and polished look and I like how it makes everything else you're wearing look polished but still funky. I like retro glam things that are feminine but still a little funky. I think my outfit today is just that."
"I like this blog called MAFFASHION -- she's probably one of my favourite style icons. She has her own blog and I also like the classic loose looks that Stella McCartney designs... She definitely has her own sense of style, steampunk masculine sport, but she still has a feminine edge to her."
WHAT IN WINNIPEG INSPIRES YOU?
"I think shopping locally is really important because it supports local store owners and local entrepreneurs. I think that's huge because you can find something more original and different in smaller stores."
DO YOU ALWAYS DRESS LIKE THIS?
"Maybe not the heels, but this is usually how I like to dress on a daily basis. I've always liked to dress up ever since I was little. I go to the University of Winnipeg and I feel like people have a cool personality. So studying there has helped me embrace what I like. My parents are Polish, and people there take time everyday to dress up, even for the grocery store. I grew up influenced by the Polish community and the women are always in heels and made up. You won't see them in sweatpants. My mom likes a very clean silhouette in darker colours so I think I grabbed that from her."
"Don't be afraid to dress up. I think people think dressing up won't be comfortable, that it's restricting or it's too hard. And it's not. I don't like hoarding my clothes so as soon as I wear something out for about a year, after that it's out. I usually donate it to the Goodwill store or give it to my friends. You know what you're wearing and it gives you a better idea of what you have or what you may want to buy."
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