WHAT YOU WARDROBE DOESN’T NEED
Your wardrobe needs to work for you. It is the place you go to everyday to get dressed and needs to hold only items that tell the personal, professional and social story of who you are. Your wardrobe needs to add joy, value and versatility to your life. Unfortunately for many women what is in their wardrobe does not do this so let’s take a look at what your wardrobe doesn’t need so that getting dressed each day is a positive experience and you walk out the door feeling and looking great. That’s what you deserve.
It is time to open your wardrobe , look inside and discover why it is not working for you.
What Your Wardrobe Doesn’t Need is Clutter and Overcrowding
Do you enjoy walking into a shop that is messy, cluttered and disorganised?
Your wardrobe needs to be well organised in such a way that you can easily SEE, FIND AND REACH all the clothing items you need. If your wardrobe is overcrowded then that clutter only creates negative energy and dread each time you go to the wardrobe. If your wardrobe is full of clothes and you feel like you have nothing to wear it is time to declutter and organise it. Investing some time and energy into reorganising and sorting your clothes is well worth the effort.
An organised wardrobe means that you can easily locate items you are looking for.
If you need some tips on wardrobe organisation then you may like to read 7 Effective Wardrobe Habits.
What Your Wardrobe Doesn’t Need is Clothes that Don’t Fit
How many of your clothes are you actually wearing?
Many women are not wearing 80% of their clothing. What a waste of wardrobe space and money as well as much frustration and despair.
A wardrobe with lots of clothes in it does not necessarily mean that you are able to create outfits that work for you. This only results in frustrations, doubts about your self and feeling like you are in a style slump as well as many frustrating mornings trying to choose an outfit. This can then lead to more shopping because you feel you don’t have anything to wear.
The clothes in your wardrobe need to fit your
- Personality Style
Knowing your Personality Style is an important element in understanding what you need in your wardrobe so that you are dressing for you and will look and feel great with confidence. It influences and can have a positive impact on how you shop by giving you knowledge about your Style Recipe in terms of your personal preferences relating to the following areas – hair style, make up, underwear, amount of detail, colours, scale, shoe styles, patterns, comfort levels, shapes & silhouettes, fabrics. It gives you a lot of information to guide your future shopping purchases.Look in your wardrobe and take notice of the following to see what clothing items you enjoy wearing the most.
- colours and neutrals – Do the colours mix well together? What colours look best on you?
- patterns and prints – Do you like to wear patterns or prints and if so what type do you feel best in?
- fabrics – What type of fabrics do you prefer to wear?
- types of clothing – Do you have a preference for dresses, skirts or pants?
- shoes styles and colour – what style and colour of shoe are you most comfortable in?Use these discoveries to help define the ingredients of your style that makes you look and feel great.
How to Understand Your Style may be helpful for you to find which Personality Styles you relate to.
Sometimes wardrobes become overcrowded because they contain clothes that no longer suit where we are and what we are doing in our life. Take notice of which clothes no longer fit in with your current lifestyle. Your wardrobe may be living in your past and hoping for a future.
- Physical Self
The clothes need to fit your NOW BODY. If you have clothes that you no longer wear because they are too big or small it is best to take them out of your valuable wardrobe space and store them elsewhere or recycle them.
What Your wardrobe Doesn’t Need is Clothes with Tags on Them
If your clothes still have the tags on them then it is time to ask yourself:
- WHY DID I BUY THIS?
- WHY HAVEN’T I WORN IT?
- DOES IT FIT ME?
- HOW DOES IT MAKE ME FEEL?
- WHEN AND WHERE COULD I WEAR IT?
- WHAT OUTFITS CAN I CREATE WITH THIS PIECE OF CLOTHING?
- WILL I KEEP THIS?
What Your Wardrobe Doesn’t Need is Orphans
Sometimes a shopping trip can result in purchasing an item that you felt you loved but it hangs in your wardrobe unworn and doesn’t seem to relate to any other items – it has no friends that it can go out with. Your clothing needs to be able to contribute to a number of outfits and different activities. It may be time to cull and recycle the orphans in your wardrobe if you cannot mix and match them to create outfits. This article has some pointers on How to Connect the Dots in Your Wardrobe.
What Your Wardrobe Doesn’t Need is Clothes that Need Mending or Cleaning
There is nothing worse than putting on a piece of clothing and finding that a button is missing or the seam / hem has come undone or there is a mark on it. When this happens don’t put it back in the wardrobe to deal with later because more than likely you will forget about it until the next time you go to wear it and the cycle of frustration continues.
Have a bag or basket to put items that need mending in and put the soiled clothing into the laundry basket or take to the dry cleaners.
YOU NEED CLOTHES IN YOUR WARDROBE THAT FIT YOUR NOW BODY, PERSONALITY STYLE & LIFESTYLE.
Contact Individually YOU if you need some support, inspiration and direction for finding YOU in your wardrobe.