[With a collective value of $2,000 or more, our wardrobe is really one of the most expensive things we own. So why do we still feel like we have nothing to wear? Honest truth: to get the most out of what we own is really no mean feat!]
Our business intern Sunita is college bound and shares a few of her own great tips for wardrobe management.
If you’re a neat freak like me and your closet is the one thing in your life that’s actually together, avoiding repeated outfits will be easy. For those of you who have everything together except your closet, listen up.
In & Out on your rack
A simple way to stay on top of your image is to organize not only by color but also by category. The sequence goes sweatshirts/cardigans, thin long sleeve tops, t-shirts, tank tops, and dresses. Depending on the size of your wardrobe, you can come up with categories for all your clothing. When you’ve worn and washed it, rehang it at the very back of that section. The next time you are creating an outfit, only choose from the first couple of items at each section. This is how you start the in & out process for getting every thing in your wardrobe worn.
Accessories: Buy what you really like. You’ll wear it more often.
[Yes, even tech can make a fashion statement in completing your outfit’s look!]
One of the biggest mistakes I have had to learn to fix, is how to buy jewelry with an open mind. I used to only buy pieces that I knew exactly what to wear with. Bad idea. When you do this, you lock yourself out of using that piece with multiple outfits. Now whenever I shop for accessories, I look for pieces that I actually really like, not just ones that are the same color as a super cute top I just bought. This way I’m WAY more inclined to wear that necklace with 3,490,234 outfits…not just one.
Breakfast (and yoga) before Balmain
Starting off your daily routine with a creative activity can give you more spark and energy throughout the day. One of the best ways to be in the right frame of mind for picking the perfect OOTD is to warm up your brain. I recommend eating a good hearty breakfast before getting in to your outfit, so if your tummy expands a little, you’ll know exactly which skirt would suffocate you the rest of the day. Yoga is a great way to get oxygen to your brain too. These things will make you wide awake so when you enter your closet, you are ready to take on whatever cute uncomfortable dress is coming your way.