Most people actually wear half, or even less than half of what is hanging in their closet. You probably have a good idea of what you wear regularly and also what you never wear.
As you go through your closet, I want you to evaluate the colors you wear/feel good in and which items you continue to fall back on.
As you see how your wardrobe is going to decrease, think about the items that you truly want to keep.
A good rule of thumb for shirts is that you should be able to wear one in five different ways. For example, the shirt should go with a skirt, slacks, jeans, under a jacket, and also with a scarf.
I want to help you to be completely satisfied with your closet.
That means that you have to remove the clothes that are burdensome: the skinny clothes, the clothes you feel guilty about, the beautiful – but never-going-to-have-an-occasion-to-wear-them-again clothes.
I recommend dress/casual v-neck fitted t-shirts or some nice fitted button up shirts. Fitted button ups are flattering for all body types and are very forgiving. Plus, they are comfortable and yet they still look nice.
Go with colors you like, that also work together. I have a friend who sticks with black, grey and white for all her clothes. She looks great in those colors and everything coordinates. ( Before I knew that, I had seen her at least twice a week for the last 5 years and had never noticed it before.
Pick colors that complement your skin tone. For example: if I wear yellow I look sick. If people saw me they would be very concerned about my health! I personally look better in jewel tones. Many look best in pastel colors. Stick with the colors that complement your complexion most, and don’t worry about what colors are in season or out of season.
Time to declutter:
- Remove all your clothing from the closet.
- Remove any empty hangers and set them aside.
- Sort in 3 bags or boxes: Trash, donate, and keep.
- Look at your keep box.
- Go through each clothing item before hanging it back in the closet: Do you love it? Does it flatter your body type? Do you feel confident/beautiful/comfortable in it?
- Take out the trash.
- Take the donate box straight to your vehicle.
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