December 22, 2011

Perfecting The Closet

The path to closet perfection starts with organization.

Step 1: Take everything out.

You need to be able to clearly see all items.  Also, take off your rose-colored glasses. :)
Step 2: Inventory.

It is extremely important to knowing what you already have, because that will help you determine what your wardrobe is missing in order to achieve fabulosity.

Step 3: Declutter
Determinedly get rid of stuff. 
Stuff has to go if it…
§  Is not loved – wrong color, style that is no longer you, boring, etc.

§  Does not fit properly – too big, too small, unflattering, too short.

§  Has un-mendable holes or permanent stains.

§  Has not been worn in years.

Step 4: Efficient Storage
Keep your most frequently worn clothes within close reach.  Fold sweaters and other items that could stretch out; hang items that retain their shape; store out of season clothing in a deferent location, if possible.

Helpful Links:
          Give Your Closet a Makeover
          10 Tips for Organizing Your Closet
          How to Organize Your Closet
          20 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom Closet
          Real Simple

December 19, 2011

The Real Haute Style

The key is not to copy the look exactly, but to use what is already in your closet to replicate the proportions, layers, color synergy, and the overall essence of the ensemble. 

Chanel Bag, Zara Sweater, Theysken's Theory Boots1796691_20111218_167x