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KISS ~ Keep It Simple & Stylish

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

KISS ~ Keep It Simple & Stylish

Do you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Do you dread shopping? Do you have clothes in your closet that still have tags on?

These are common issues that I find with my clients regarding wardrobe. It’s no fun browsing a crowded closet full of items that you don’t like or that don’t make you look fabulous.

If you take the time twice a year as the seasons change to review your wardrobe you can eliminate this issue. The time you put in up front will save you time and aggravation on a daily basis. Ask yourself the following three questions.

  1. Do you love it?
  2. Does it fit you and is it flattering?
  3. Does it project the image you want the world to see?

If you answer no to any of these questions then you should toss, donate or consign it. If you answer yes to all three then use it to build on your wardrobe.

When you only have items in your closet what you love. You can see clearly what you have and will make fewer purchasing mistakes.

Step two of this process is to go through your closet and create a capsule of must have pieces in neutral colors. You want to have black, white, grey, brown and beige solid colors. These are staple pieces. Pants, tank tops, short sleeve shirts and long sleeve shirts in solid colors. For shirts be sure to have various neck lines as well. Scoop neck, v-neck etc. You can mix and match these pieces with your trendy seasonal pieces to complete your look. You will want to have a pen and paper handy to take notes of what key staple items you’re missing. The great thing about these simple pieces is that you can purchase them on sale or at discount stores. Then you can splurge on classic or trendy pieces for the season.

Step three is to go shopping to complete your look. Take a friend with you that has a good sense of style. It’s good to have a second opinion (especially for the rear view) and it’s just more fun to shop with friends.