white after labor day is ok

Tweet With Labor Day fast approaching, many of you may be wondering if it is appropriate to wear your white pants or white shoes after labor day. The answer is YES! Times have changed, and anyone that criticizes you about […]

get up and go

Tweet Take the stress out of getting dressed in the morning. Follow a few simple guidelines and you will be ready to roll each day. 1. Take 15 minutes the night before to pick out your clothing. (you know, just […]

your tailor should be your best friend

Tweet Using a tailor is the closest thing to actually owning custom made clothing without the extreme cost. If you don’t know where to go, ask your friends, co-workers, family, and neighbors for recommendations. Most large department stores (and some […]

my closet audit

Tweet I took my own advice and got down and dirty with my closet this weekend. It really is a daunting task, even for me. Surprisingly, I still fit into a lot of my clothing from last Fall and Winter. […]

bring on fall!

1. Take out all of your Fall clothing form your closet (and any pieces that will transition from summer) and hang them on a clothing rack or lay them on your bed.
2. Put all of your Summer clothing to the side (don’t forget to have any Summer items dry-cleaned that need it before you stash them out of sight).
3. Try on each piece of your Fall wardrobe. Yes, this is a daunting task but well worth it and will pay off later.
4. Get rid of anything that does not fit you or that you don’t remember wearing last year (even if the tags are still on them).
5. Make a pile to take to the tailor and them set aside.
6. Take out your shoes (and vacuum the bottom of your closet) and try every pair on that is for Fall or Winter.
7. Put your Summer shoes back in your closet (in the back or off to the side).
8. Create as many outfits as you can with your clothing (write them down or take digital pictures if you need help remembering what looks good together).
9. Make a shopping list of items you are missing from your wardrobe (I always add a couple of fun, “trendy” items to my list that will keep my wardrobe up to date.)
10. Put everything back in your closet arranged by type of piece (i.e. pants, skirts, shirts, dresses) or whatever makes sense to you.

GO SHOPPING! You are ready to hit the stores and know exactly what you need and what you want. Be prepared to spend a little extra if you find “that perfect item” that was not on your list but you HAVE to have it!

One more little tip: Every time you wear a piece of clothing, turn the hanger around. In no time you will see exactly what you have been wearing daily and you can then assess if you need to mix up your wardrobe (literally).

1. Take out all of your Fall clothing form your closet (and any pieces that will transition from summer) and hang them on a clothing rack or lay them on your bed.
2. Put all of your Summer clothing to the side (don’t forget to have any Summer items dry-cleaned that need it before you stash them out of sight).
3. Try on each piece of your Fall wardrobe. Yes, this is a daunting task but well worth it and will pay off later.
4. Get rid of anything that does not fit you or that you don’t remember wearing last year (even if the tags are still on them).
5. Make a pile to take to the tailor and them set aside.
6. Take out your shoes (and vacuum the bottom of your closet) and try every pair on that is for Fall or Winter.
7. Put your Summer shoes back in your closet (in the back or off to the side).
8. Create as many outfits as you can with your clothing (write them down or take digital pictures if you need help remembering what looks good together).
9. Make a shopping list of items you are missing from your wardrobe (I always add a couple of fun, “trendy” items to my list that will keep my wardrobe up to date.)
10. Put everything back in your closet arranged by type of piece (i.e. pants, skirts, shirts, dresses) or whatever makes sense to you.

GO SHOPPING! You are ready to hit the stores and know exactly what you need and what you want. Be prepared to spend a little extra if you find “that perfect item” that was not on your list but you HAVE to have it!

One more little tip: Every time you wear a piece of clothing, turn the hanger around. In no time you will see exactly what you have been wearing daily and you can then assess if you need to mix up your wardrobe (literally).