Are you frustrated with the current state of your closet? Would you do anything for a new wardrobe? Do you dread the process of getting ready? If your answer to these questions is yes, you may be tempted to throw out all of your garments and start again from scratch. However, this could be an enormous waste of time, money, and effort. If you used to love your closet, there are sure to be some redeeming features that you can uncover. All you need it a positive outlook and an open mind. Then, you will be ready to work your way through the following four steps.
Reorganize your closet
The first step is to reorganize your closet. Before you do anything else, you will need to get rid of any garments you no longer need. You could host a clothes swap, sell your items online, or pass them onto a thrift shop. Once you have done this, you will need to establish specific zones in your closet. This could involve color coding, grouping together similar pieces, or separating your clothing into seasons. You should also be on the look-out for handy storage hacks, as this will help you to make the most of your available space.
Plan your outfits around social events
The next step is to find plenty of fun and exciting social events to attend. This will force you to make more of an effort when it comes to planning your outfits. Instead of throwing on the first thing you find, you will need to weigh up the pros and cons of each and every look.
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Ask your loved ones for advice
Another important step is to ask your loved ones for advice. If you are your own worst critic, it is vital that you inject some positivity into the process of sorting through your closet. Perhaps you have a pile of clothes that you love, but don’t have the confidence to wear. Asking for a second opinion could be a fantastic opportunity for you to update your mindset. It is also possible that a fashion-forward loved one will make a styling suggestion that fires up your creativity and results in you pulling together a fabulous new look.
Stop playing by the rules
Finally, you should stop playing by the rules. If you have a passion for fashion, it is likely that you have a long list of dos and don’ts. However, every now and then you should step away from this structured approach. This is your chance to go wild. Why not spend an afternoon pulling out random pieces from your closet and seeing if they go together? You could combine bright reds with bold pinks, polka dots with stripes, and baggy materials with tightly fitted garments. Even if you are far from satisfied with the results, at least you will be having fun with your closet and slowly fall back in love with the items you already own.
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