Do you experience stress each time you open the doors?
Do you waste precious time and energy each morning trying to choose an outfit?
Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of de-cluttering your closet and sorting through all the years of memories, poor purchases and body changes and sizes?
Here are 3 ways to help you navigate without getting over stressed and … to help you stay on track.
Backwards: Everytime you wear something, hang it up with the hangar facing backwards. This way you will be able to see what you have worn. The trick is NOT to wear it again until you have gone through most of the clothes in your closet, that you wear often. Then, you can see what hasn’t been touched.
Out of sight, out of mind: Try on clothes and those that don’t fit or are out of style, can be put in a garbage bag and placed in the back of your closet or in a storage area. If you haven’t opened that bag in a year, then promise yourself to toss it. You probably won’t even miss what is in there!
Limit your hangars: Have only a certain amount of hangars in your closet holding the clothes that fit you NOW!! When you buy something new, you have to get rid of something before you can hang the new item in your closet. This is wonderful if you have limited closet space.
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What a fun time I have been having with the Fall Fashion Trends these past two weeks! I presented a Trends workshop last week and it was a success! Have you ever found yourself asking …fall fashion trends…Why should I care?
The women attending were surprised at the “Style” words they came up with and the response I got was, “You need to do this every season. It makes it so much easier for us. We know where to shop, what to look for and you save us time and money!”
The ladies attending are already very fashion conscious and well put together but they still came away with tips, tools and AHA moments. It doesn’t matter where you are in your fashion journey… there is always something new to learn… if you are OPEN.
Fashion can be fun and entertaining—but let’s not forget that it can also solve fit problems. It’s challenging to see runway models in designer fashions and translate how those fashions would work on real women with real bodies. You don’t have to do that. I’ve already scouted the latest 2013 Fall trends and found 7 fit solutions. Let’s explore what might work for your fit challenges.
A. “I never find boots that will go over my thicker calves.”
B. “Boots are always too big because my calves are thin. There’s always an unsightly gap between my leg and the top of the boot.”
There are three kinds of people who open that notoriously thick September issue of Vogue. Here is a guide on how you can lean into the fall fashion – your way!
The Fashion Curious may leave it lying around for a couple of weeks. All those pages are overwhelming! But eventually she gets the desire to explore the new season for fresh ideas. The Fashion Curious is looking for a trend or two that feels comfortable to add to her existing wardrobe. She’s selective and smart about her additions.
What do you do when you feel like you have the urge for something new but no time to shop? Everyone’s busy, but here are 9 easy tips to keep you feeling good when time is tight.
Shop your closet. You already have a boutique. Spend time putting three outfits together this week. Mixing up what you already can feel just as exciting as buying something new.
Shop trusted consignment stores. If there’s a consigner that seems to consistently reflect your taste and the sizes fit your body, ask the store owner to call you when that person has brought in new pieces.
Have your “Style Words” with you. What is the message you want to convey through your clothing? Trendy, dramatic, approachable, sensuous, classic? Does your new purchase fall into any of the categories on your card? Next time we are together, we can review them.
Always carry your colour palette with you. It can easily be tucked into your purse. This way your new purchase will mix and match with the items in your closet or suitcase!
Shop while you’re traveling, but only if you stick close to your style formula. Some things bought in Ecuador might look great in Ecuador but when you get them home, you may have a “What was I thinking” moment. If you travel with a companion to larger cities and have time on your hands, shopping can actually be relaxing. Even if you just window shop, when you get back home your eyes will be able to edit what’s in the stores much faster because of your earlier shopping field trip.
Do you have long layovers in airports? Some airport shopping might be just the thing. Again, stick to your style formula! Some of the shops in airports offer fun style solutions that might be out of the ordinary from where you live.
While you’re at the airport, pick up a fashion magazine from another country. England’s Harper Bizarre, French Elle, or Australia’s Vogue are great choices. Start a style file by ripping out things that appeal to you. When you get home, hand them over to your image consultant or stylist and ask her to help you interpret the looks in your price point.
If this isn’t the right time to spend time on your wardrobe, look in your closet and see what brands are already working for you. Go online and see if there’s something that strikes you this year from what that brand is offering. If their lines stay true to size, ordering and filling in with a few new things could be a breeze!
Hire an image consultant. They know the resources, the trends, and the timing of when things are going to be in the stores. Additionally, an image consultant studies you and your lifestyle and interprets what’s best for you from the overwhelming selections each season. She can make your shopping time so efficient. The results will exceed your expectations! Isn’t it time you contact your consultant today?
Share your time saving tips with me! I love getting feedback. And don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.
Well here we are at that time of year when it is time to take that daring step and dip your toe in… to trying on your bathing suit or shopping for a new one. If you shudder at the thought of being invited to a pool party at friends or even going to the beach, let me help you build some courage and confidence to face your fear with these 8 tips on pool party wear for poolside confidence.
The words ‘poolside’ and ‘confidence’ don’t seem like they go together, right? The anxiety of accepting a pool party invitation will vanish when you read these helpful styling tips for fun under the sun.
While “colour” may be getting all the fashion press, there’s a lot to be said about classic black and white. The way you combine them is infinite and up to your imagination. Below are 10 great ways to bring white into your summer wardrobe this year.
If you know me you might be saying, “Hey Karen… white is not in my colour palette! What are you suggesting?”