Unfortunately, I am like many girls when it comes to picking out an outfit: I sit in front of a closet full of clothes and complain about not having anything to wear. So many items sit in my closet neglected and untouched and everything in my wardrobe seems useless. I go through this internal debate often. Whenever this happens, I know it’s time to start my wardrobe revamping process to make it easier to style myself.
- Clear your closet. I deem it necessary to clean my closet out almost every three to six months. I put everything I know I won’t wear ever again into a “throw away” pile. “Throw away” meaning that some clothes go to Goodwill, and others are sold to places like Poshmark, Ebay, or Plato’s Closet.
- Organize your wardrobe. Personally, it is easier for me to pick an outfit when my closet isn’t messy or cluttered. It’s easier to see what I actually have to wear. My drawers are organized by category. I switch between color-coded and categorized when organizing my closet. Either way, I feel better when I can actually see my options.
- Buy new threads. I usually use the money I make from selling old clothes to buy myself new ones. I’m a thrifty shopper, so money is not usually an issue when shopping for clothes. The catch is to make sure to buy clothes that I really want and can be worn multiple times and possibly in multiple ways. It is important to have a versatile wardrobe.
The next part is styling my newly revamped wardrobe. I pick outfits for daily life and events in two different ways.
- The random pick. This is when I randomly choose an article of clothing and build the rest of the outfit around that one piece. By using this method, I wear clothes that I might not have picked. This is my favorite way to go. I used this method once for an event and ended up with an outfit made up of a lot of items with the tags still on. I started off with a wide brimmed hat and a lace-layered top. Next, I added my favorite skinny jeans and a black cardigan. I was pleased with the end result.
- The set pick. I have a set of outfits in my head for multiple occasions that I already know look good. This is what I use when I don’t have the time to formulate a new outfit. This is the easiest way to go.
With these tips, my days of wardrobe woes are at an all time low. What’s one of your go-to outfits? Show us on social media and don’t forget to tag @cfashionista!