When it comes to cleaning out your closet.... many people find that taking everything out is the easy part. It's knowing what to put back in that's a little more tough to figure out.
I recommend making four piles. Put each item of clothing on one of these piles.....
1. Throw out
2. Give away
4. Soul stirring
- Take inventory then put in one of the above piles.
(see what you love about each of these items)
Keep only clothing items that you love - not like
Stains, holes, doesn't fit well, wrong size, wrong color = toss it out
70% of your closet should be meat and potatoes = solid, working clothes.
30% of your closet should be icing and fluff = color, pattern, shine, and accessories.
Make a list of gaps in your wardrobe so you know what to buy.
Buy clothes for your life style and not for your fantasy world.
Buy one piece you love vs. 10 pieces that are okay.
Buy less - buy better.
Make this your new motto.
Identify your personal style - for example - I like soft, comfortable fabrics with alittle bit of structure. I like v-necks, and texture to my clothes. I like sleeveless, cap or short sleeves. I love paring a cardigan with my outfits. I want the comfort of a farmer with the put together look of a business professional. I like short skirts, low necks, and sandals.
Invest in great hangers - they make your clothes hang better - quality over quantity. Or, if you don't want expensive hangers, at least keep your hangers all the same style and color.
Hang hangers backward - when you wear an item hang it the correct way. After 3-6 months get rid of all clothes on backward facing hangers.
Its a formula, not a prescription, adjust your closet to your individual lifestyle and keep what makes you feel great and look the best in!
The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees is a great resource for building a wardrobe you love.