Anyone who knows me knows I have a mild obsession with clothing; okay mild might be putting it lightly. I may or may not have an entire room in my house dedicated to shoes and dresses. I’ve had a love affair with fashion since I was little, so it’s only fitting that my career path leads me into the retail industry. Below you will find some tips for faking an endless closet and finding your style.
- Clean out your closet. This might sound counterproductive if you want to achieve an endless closet, but being presented with tons of options in the morning can prove to be daunting, and you will usually end up reaching for the same thing. As women we are always buying those “I’ll wear this when [fill in the blank].” Start by taking seasonal items out of your closet and storing them until they are season appropriate.
Then go through your closet and ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I going to wear this in the next 6 months? If yes, list to yourself at least 2 places you will wear the item in question.
- Does this piece fit me within 90% of my current size?
If you cannot answer ‘yes’ to these questions, it’s safe to say it’s time to part ways.
- Always keep the classic pieces.
A little Black Dress or a classic trench or pea coat will never go out of style and are effortless to incorporate in to your wardrobe. Classic pieces are also versatile and can easily go from day to night.
This classic LBD courtesy of ANN TAYLOR FACTORY (pictured above) is perfect addition to your closet and could easily be worn to the office or during date night.
- When trying new trends stick to what you’re comfortable with.
I believe one of the biggest mistakes we make when attempting new trends is spending a ton of money on a trend that we are not 100 percent fits within our style comfort zone. Don’t work for trends, make trends work for you. For example, this summer a hot trend is printed shorts; if you’re not a prints person then adapt to a textured short which is less subtle but still trendy.
Accessories are really a girl’s best friend.
Adding accessories, such as a simple belt or a statement necklace, can take those over-worn outfits and give them new life. It can take a work look and get you happy-hour ready. Accessories are a great and inexpensive way to bring life to your wardrobe.
5. Always be true to your sense of style.
I want to end this post with great quote from Ralph Lauren: “Style is very personal; it has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. In my opinion, style is the ability to showcase your personality and helps you feeling the best you can. Again don’t work for fashion, make fashion work for you.
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