Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Closet Edit

After moving in together with my Man I realized I would need to down size my wardrobe, more specifically the amount of clothes that I had. I moved from a small bachelor pad that had an amazing walk in closet to a small one bedroom that had a regular wall closet, that I would now be sharing! I have to admit I was scared and not looking forward to trying to tame my amount of clothes, at the time this was because I thought I LOVED every single piece. Well I was wrong! I called on my friend, Jen, of Your Everyday Stylist to lend me a hand. Let me make that step one.

All the stuff I removed from my wardrobe!

Step One: Do not try to do it alone.

I was already worried that this would be a stressful process and therefore knew doing it alone would only end with me in tears and nothing changed in my amount of clothing. Call on a friend, they can really help you to see that you never wear that pieces or that it is totally not you. Or call a professional like Jen, they are amazing at what they do.

Step Two: Be honest, brutally honest.

There were a few pieces in my wardrobe that I thought I loved and was just waiting to wear. Then I realized I never wore them because they made me feel gross or not like myself when I wore them. Be brutally honest with yourself, just because the piece is nice or in great shape does not mean it was meant for you to wear.

Step Three: Get it out of the house.

Once I had gotten all the stuff out of my closet I knew I needed it out of our apartment asap! I knew that if it sat there I would slowly take things out of the bags and put them back in the closet. Jen quickly took my stuff to be donated and consigned. This way I couldn't put it back in my closet where it would just take up space.

Step Four: Fill holes and build new outfits.

Jen and I quickly realized I had a few holes in my wardrobe that needed to be fill. I do not own a boyfriend blazer, a black leather jacket, a black "day" skirt, or a black clutch. I blame the fact that I have been working at a restaurant that requires my to wear all black for my lack of regular wear black items. Once we were finished the purging of my unwanted goods Jen also put together a few outfits for me with my remaining items, using things in ways I had not thought of. Its always good to get a new pair of eyes in there once and a while to refresh the items you love.


I can not stress this one enough. Once you have gotten rid of all the old, the unwanted, and the bad don't refill your closet with a bunch of other junk you kinda like, refuse to buy something if you don't LOVE it and your wardrobe will be something you can;t wait to build outfits with every morning!

Now wish me luck cause I'm off to shop!

xo Girl


Jen said...

I had a great time helping you! Now you have an edited closet full of things you love and love to wear.

Anonymous said...

hey Girl, how do we get in contact with Jen? she sounds great & i could definately use the help!