A Closet Full Of Clothes And Nothing To Wear
By Janice Wee
Is your closet brimming with clothes yet somehow, you still have nothing suitable for the occasion?
Looks like it is time to reorganize your wardrobe.
What you don't see, you probably wouldn't wear. The perfect outfit for the occasion is hiding somewhere in your closet. You just don't see it. You have to clear the clutter before you can find your outfit.
Step 1. Go through everything in your closet to see if it still fits you. If the item fits, put it in the keep pile. If it doesn't, put it in the discard pile.
Step 2. Go through the keep pile. Is anything there really out of fashion? Don't wait for it to get back in fashion. If that look every comes back, you can buy a new, more updated version. Put all these outdated item in the discard pile.
Step 3. If you are broke, you can sell the items in the discard pile on ebay. If you want help the needy, you could donate the clothes to a worthy charity. If you like second hand clothes, you could hold a clothes swap session where you exchange these clothes with your pals for something you would probablly wear.
Step 4. Now that you have significantly pared down your keep pile, time to sort it out. What are the items not appropriate for the current season. Fold these up nicely and store them in a drawer lined with scented paper so they will smell fresh when the season is right for them.
Step 5. Iron the clothes you have left in your keep pile. Sort them by type of clothing and color and prepare to keep them in your closet. Do the same for your bags, shoes and the rest of your accessories.
Step 6. Organize your wardrobe. Make it really easy to find what you want at a glance. Get some closet organizers to help you make full use of the space of your wardrobe and to organize your stuff so you know where to find what you want when you want it.
Step 7. Pack your keep clothes and accessories back into the closet, sorted by color, type and function so you can find what you want at a glance.
Step 8. Take stock of your wardrobe. Do you really have nothing to wear?
Step 9. Look at your daily schedule. Do you have clothes that will carry you through all the events in your daily schedules? Write down the events that you really don't have anything to wear to.
Look through your appointments. Do you have something to wear for every one of these appointments? For every one of these functions? Take note of the functions or appointments which you need to buy clothes for.
Now go through all the events where you probably would not have anything to wear. What are the items that could take you through these events? List them down. Then go and shop for them.
Here are some basics every woman should own, in her current size.
#1. A little black dress. Every woman needs at least one of these versatile beauties. They can take you from day to night. For a dinner date, or a luncheon. A change of accessories transforms the look completely.
#2. A luxuriously warm cashmere jacket. What could feel more fabulous than cashmere?
#3. A pretty pink shirt. Pink is a very flattering color. It brings color to your face. It makes you look pretty. A pink camisole would soften a severe jacket beautifully. It is versatile and goes with just about anything.
#4. At least 1 pair of boots. These spice up your outfit beautifully.
#5. A gorgeous bag, like these croc bags. These give that touch of luxury which the current season is all about. This is where you can find these bags. http://www.bagsmall.com/croc-bags.htm
#6. A pair of leather pants which are very now. Even Martha Stewart wore a pair when Jay Leno interviewed her.
#7. A skirt suit for work. Skirt suits like these takes you right to the board room. You can split up the suit and wear the jacket and skirt separately with other tops and bottoms to stretch your wardrobe.
#8. A pant suit that can be worn as an outfit as a power suit, for presentations or separately with other tops and bottoms for a whole new look.
#9. A pair of ballet flats that go with practically anything. Pick a pair in a neutral color that goes with most of your clothes.
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