Maximize your wardrobe- How to make the most of your favorite clothes
SKIRT, Limited (similar here) - SHIRT, Gap (similar here) - HAT, Target - PURSE, Nine West (similar here) - SHOES, Nine West ---
It’s a fact, we all have our favorite pieces in our closets and it’s been said that most people wear 20% of their closet 80% of the time. When we find an item or an outfit we look good in, we often want to wear it as much as possible. Looking over the 2015 blog posts was proof to me that I had a new favorite accessory combo- this burgundy fedora hat & matching purse. Not only did I wear this hat & purse multiple times within the past year, but I also wore it through every season in 2015. Take a look at pictures from the previous blog posts wearing this hat and purse combination.
Normally in fashion, repeating clothes is frowned upon, but I believe that there is a way to have your favorite items on repeat without anyone even realizing. So, how do you get the most out of your favorite clothes without looking like you’re wearing the same thing over & over again? There’s a style strategy for getting the most wear out of your favorite pieces without them being recognized. Follow these tips to pull it off:
- -Mix it up- don’t wear the same exact outfit over & over, but instead mix & match it with other unexpected items in your closet. If you have a favorite dress and want to wear it again, don’t wear it with the same shoes & jacket from last time. Switch up everything else in the outfit. Make it your mission to find a different pair of shoes, jacket and accessories so that your favorite dress is barely recognized.
- -Don’t be confined to seasons- Certain items are locked into certain seasons like sweaters for winter and sandals for summer. But vests, dresses, and even shorts can be worn in all seasons by playing with layers. Instead of wearing your favorite sundress as much as possible during the summer, space it out & extend its wear throughout the winter by adding tights and a pair of boots.
- -Break the color rules- The rules about bright colors (or white) only being for summer & dark colors only being for winter are old & outdated. Bright colors and white are absolutely acceptable in the winter & dark colors can also be worn in the summer. Think about it, a little black dress is all black but it’s a popular summer favorite. Being stuck in the color rules not only restricts your wardrobe but also limits your options.
- - Neutrals repeat best- If you are working with a limited wardrobe and plan on repeating items often, make sure the bulk of your wardrobe essentials are neutrals. The secret to repeating items in your closet is making sure it’s not obvious to everyone around you. There’s nothing wrong with prints and bright colors but a neutral dress or pair of pants is much easier to mix and match than a loud print or bright color.
I hope these tips are useful to you & help you get the most out of your favorite pieces!
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