How to organise your wardrobe and wear all your clothes all the time - follow up /conclusion/takeaways
"Fashion is the voice we use to declare ourselves to the world" - Dawnn Karen - Fashion Psychologist
Here we are at the beginning of another month and, more pertinently to this blog, the end of #freshlooksfeb where I and a few of my colleages wore something different every day for the month of February. - (Except jammies day at the weekend but that's a given).
I wanted to see if by re organising your wardrobe, (see January blog the-simple-way-to-organise-your-wardrobe-so-youll-start-wearing-all-your-clothes-all-the-time.html), you would view your clothes in a different way and therefore wear more of them, more of the time.
How'd it go?
The first two weeks were pretty much business as usual for me as I'm lucky enough to have a lot of clothes because:
Back to fresh looks feb, as I said the first fortnight was a doddle and I wore pretty much what I would have worn anyway but after that it got a bit trickier and this is where the organised wardrobe came into play.
You would assume that as a stylist who specialises in creating new outfits for my clients from their existing wardrobe it would have been easy to take my own advice, but once the novelty wore off I found I'm as likely as the next person to go with the tried and true or grab the nearest thing, (especially on Monday mornings).
However - I couldn't let the team down and so made the effort and was surprised and delighted with
some of the things I found and some ideas I had about wearing things in a new way.
By reorganising my wardrobe, (January Blog), and committing to wear something different from it every day, I really did give it a new lease of life and enjoyed the fresh looks and combinations I was able to achieve without spending a cent.
It was a great way to weed out anything that wasn't working, if I couldn't bring myself to wear it, (even after a lot of thought around what it would work with), it needed to go - usually it was either uncomfortable, didn't suit my personal style or just didn't make me feel good - which is In my opinion the whole purpose of clothes, (apart from the obvious).
As I mentioned previously,I am lucky enough to have a lot of clothes and the things that don't date among them I have kept for years because I believe all clothes should be treated equal and looked after with the utmost care so, my next blog will be:
"How to look after your clothes to make them last".
Meantime check out my archives or follow me on social media for fashion and style fun, tips, ideas and (I hope) inspiration.
"Most women wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time".
I think this comes down to not really seeing what we own due to overflowing, disorganised wardrobes that don't function to their best. I'm sharing a simple way to organise your wardrobe so you can see what you have and get the most value out your clothes and wear everything all the time.
Benefits to closet curation:
as you uncover things you forgot you had, especially the things you bought in the end of season sales and
only wore once or twice.)
There will always be crossovers, for example:
Tips and ideas:
Now you've got a curated closet, and are in outfit creation mode, jump on board with me for "Fresh Looks Feb", where you wear a different outfit every day in February.
I'd love to see how you get on over on facebook and instagram where I'll be sharing what I come up with along with ideas and tips on how to style your outfits and get the most possible value out of your wardrobe. I hope to see you there. #freshlooksfeb
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