Let’s begin 2016 with a BANG and take a moment to think about our style resolutions. If you are anything like me, there are probably clothes in your closet you don’t wear often AND trends you want to try. I’ve laid out a list to help you achieve true style sassiness in 2016:
- Purge Your Closet. We all have lots of clothes in our closet that we’ve saved for years and years. Some of these, we will never wear again but keep them “just because.” My rule: if you haven’t worn it in 2 years, it’s time to donate. Make a conscious decision this coming weekend to spend a couple of hours organizing your closet. I promise you that you will feel better AND it’ll make your mornings easier when you get dressed. Cluttered closets are stressful and can make you wear the same 10 outfits over and over, just because you don’t want to go digging in the mess of your closet.
- Organize Your Clothes. Every few months, usually with a new season, I reorganize my closet. Some people like to organize by color but for me, I like to organize with functionality being the number 1 goal. I first donate the clothes I haven’t worn (see number 1 above) and then organize by section: sweaters, dressy shirts, casual shirts, pants, skirts, and dresses. This works best for me but may not for you. Either way, play around with it and get organized! You will start wearing clothes that were hidden deep within your closet. If it’s not easy peasy and organized, chances are: you won’t wear it. We are all stretched for time!
- Try 2-3 New Trends. Okay, y’all, you got this! Try some new trends. 2016 is the year! If you’ve been following my blog posts for a few weeks now, you will notice I talk about trends and how to make them classy. There are certain trends I will not try because they simply don’t work for me and/or I don’t want to invest. However, there are also lots of trends that I am happy and eager to try. For example, vests, blanket scarves and ponchos. All of those will be around in 2016 and probably for years to come. Identify the right trends for you and TRY it!
Don’t forget Styled by Madison offers style and closet consultations. We offer lots of services varying from closet organizations, personal shopping and event styling. Start 2016 with a bang and feeling great. Visit our contact us page or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in learning more about our services.
Now, I need a favor from you…what do you want to see on these blog posts? Do you have any style questions? Comment below and I will make sure to answer in an upcoming blog post. Free advice is always a good thing, right?!