I thought I would start this blog with one photo.
Carrie Bradshaw’s closet.
Because I know most women have way too many clothes, smaller closets than Carrie Bradshaw, and no idea how to wear everything I have devised a plan to help. Women should be able to find cute outfits and start feeling confident in their clothes!
So to start we need to go through our closets and see what we have.
It’s nice to do this in sections, especially when lives are busy. You can start with your shoes if you like. Maybe the next day go through your jeans, the next your dresses, the next your blouses and so on. Just one rule, do not be afraid of the goodwill pile. If you have not worn it in two years chances are you won’t be wearing it for the next two. I know it seems like that one dress doesn’t take much room, but if you are anything like me, it’s more than one dress.
Some items could be given to a friend who would wear it. This is a good way to go for those who need a safety net for certain items that they’ve kept so long because they think they might wear it again.
For those who are still skeptical about giving certain items away, find a box and put all those two year and over items inside this box. Keep the box somewhere else, not your closet or room. If you think about or look for any of these items within the year wanting to wear it, keep that item, otherwise try to part ways with the box.
Now, for those amazing pieces you found and the ones you wear often make sure they are taken care of. That means, it’s folded nicely in a drawer or hanging on a hanger that isn’t flimsy and/or bendy. The first step is the longest and most difficult so take your time. Sometimes deciding whether or not to keep something requires trying it on, so have a mirror close by or a friend to help with these decisions. If it’s torn, faded, stained, or doesn’t fit nicely get rid of it.
Also, while you are going through all your clothes, remember what you have. Finding three black cardigans means to steer clear of them next time you’re shopping. Likewise, keep in mind certain items that might help complete outfits, possibly a pencil skirt, for example.