What’s In Your Closet?

When was the last time you went through your closet? Do you know everything that is in there? Are there items that you just don’t know where they “disappeared” to? Chances are they are crumpled up in the back corner of your closet, just like that box of Quinoa you purchased…have you seen it in the pantry lately?

Here are a few key things to remember in keeping your wardrobe up-to-date.

1. The Golden Rule

If you haven’t worn it in a year, chances are you will never wear it again. Don’t be afraid to purge old items; they’re just taking up valuable space. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. Classic pieces, such as wool or cashmere sweaters, are good examples of clothing items you might want to keep.

2. For When I’m Slimmer

Don’t keep or purchase items for when you will be slimmer, what a waste! Rather, spend your money on items you can wear right now, and if you do loose weight, then consider having them refitted. Not only will you get to wear them now, but you will also be able to appreciate them later.

3. Back to Basics

Be sure to have these must-have items, as they are the foundation to building your wardrobe: trench coat, basic black dress, classic shirt, dress pants, skirt, jeans, any occasion top, basic tees and a fitted jacket.

4. Fads

Don’t build your wardrobe on fads, as you will look out of style in a season’s time. Instead, stay up-to-date by adding a few trendy pieces into your wardrobe.

5. Stick to What You Know

Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you have to do it too. It’s like when I came across Jeggings…are you serious? Are these for real? Stick to what suits you best and you’ll feel and look great!

6. A World of Possibilities

Don’t forget to add color! Once you’ve established your basic colors (black, brown, navy, green/olive, beige) add color. Just think about all the possibilities and what it can do for your wardrobe! That splash of hot pink or yellow in the dreary winter months will definitely brighten up your day. Another easy way to add color to your wardrobe is through accessories: shoes, purse, jewelry, and scarf.

Happy shopping!


1 Comment »

  • Ginger T says:

    Dear Amanda, thanks for the tips and tricks! After reading your blog, I feel that it's time to put a few pieces to rest. Nothing like a good cleaning on a cold winter day! Btw, those jeggings are upsetting! The print alone!

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