How I Solved My Wardrobe Woes

How I Solved My Wardrobe Woes

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.

The Revamp

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Style

The next part is styling my newly revamped wardrobe. I pick outfits for daily life and events in two different ways.

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

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