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Make Your Wardrobe Work for You

Looking through a well organized wardrobeStanding before the closet, your mind drifting back and forth between a million different outfit combinations, unsure which one to go with. You feel paralyzed, debilitated by too many options. Generally, choice is good, but too much is paralyzing, and you can’t decide for the life of you what to wear today.

Does the above scenario sound familiar at all? If so, you’re certainly not the only one. It can be all too common to accumulate clothes overtime, until you have way too many and are debilitated by too many choices. If you have too few multitasking items in your wardrobe (pieces that can be paired with multiple other pieces to create various outfit combinations), or just too much in general, it can get overwhelming.

Which is why today, Vine Vera would like to help you learn how to make your wardrobe work for you. We’ll show you how to whip your closet into shape so that instead of debilitating excess, you’ll be greeted every morning with coordinated, simple, easy, well-organized bliss.

Categorize
First thing’s first, you need to get things sorted before you can really give your closet the makeover it desperately needs. Start by putting things into categories such as professional attire, casual wear, loungewear, etc. Just don’t make too many categories; three or four is plenty. Once you’ve grouped everything together by category, sort things in order of color. Throughout this whole process, you will likely encounter several items you forgot you had. If you haven’t worn something in months, and you don’t want to wear it now, get rid of it. There’s no reason to hold onto something if you don’t love it and aren’t going to use it.

Analyze
Now, with everything laid out before you, examine each category, and consider the following questions:

  • Do I have more items than I realistically need in this category?
  • Do I realistically intend to wear every item in this category at some point?

Then, you’ll probably weed out a few items you don’t need, and a few more besides that you’re uncertain about. For the items that you’re uncertain about, try them on. If they don’t make you feel amazing in them, get rid of them!

Strategize
Take a good, long look at your wardrobe. With everything sorted into categories and thinned out now, you should start to be able to see various possibilities and combinations. Try to look at different combinations of items and see the possible outfits they could make. With your wardrobe more streamlined now, this should be easier to do than before.

In the future, when you buy new clothes, think carefully about whether you need them or not. Then think again, about whether you really need them or not. Further, as you add clothes overtime, don’t be afraid to get rid of old items you don’t need or want to wear anymore! Try to keep your wardrobe limited to things you actually like and will actually use. Finally, whenever you buy new items, aim for things that can easily combine with others to make a variety of outfits, so you can have lots of possible combinations with a small pool of garments.

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Coloring Your Hair for the First Time – Vine Vera Reviews

Woman with beautifully colored short hair.

When it comes to coloring your hair for the very first time, you may be a bit nervous, very excited, and kind of unsure of what to expect.  Browsing through magazines and seeing different styles, getting gray hair, or just wanting a change can all factor into the how’s and why’s of changing your hair color – but regardless of your reasoning, Vine Vera has some tips to help you achieve a perfect look for your first hair coloring.

Beautiful woman with long colored hair.

Choose a Color that Complements Your Skin and Eyes
One of the worst things you can do when it comes to coloring your hair is to opt for a color you love, rather than a color you love that also looks good with your skin tone and eye color. As it is with fashion, just because you love a style doesn’t mean it will work well for you. As an example, if you love platinum blonde yet have very light skin, the color could make you look completely washed out and unhealthy. Rather than choosing a color that won’t boost your beauty and may make your skin look dull, be sure to ask for advice from a professional on the colors that will work well with the tone of your skin and its undertones. You will also want something that makes your eyes pop as well.

Opt for a Semi-Permanent Color
When you dye your hair for the first time, it can be a bit of a shock. If you for some reason don’t like the color, or it isn’t as true as you would have liked it to be, opting for a semi-permanent will ensure you can fix it, dye it again soon, or change it if you don’t quite care for the color. If you decide you love it, and Vine Vera hopes you do, you can then opt for a permanent color the next time you go in for your touch up appointment. From there, you will simply need to maintain the color.

Woman gets her hair colored at a salon.

Opt for Professional Styling Services
To avoid any let downs or unhappy end results, you will want to seek the assistance of a professional color stylist. Choose a reputable salon and schedule an appointment ahead of time with  a master stylist who can help you choose the best color, best hue and tell you why they believe that color would look great on you. They won’t steer you wrong, so be sure to opt for their advice before undergoing any sort of color treatments.

Ask Questions
Naturally, you will have things you want to know before getting any type of color done. Some good questions to ask are:

  • “How long will this color last?”
  • “How can I get the most out of my color?”
  • “What products should I use to maintain my color, and which should I stay away from?”
  • “When should I come in for a touch up?”
  • “Are there any possible side effects to the dye?”
  • “Would this color work well with my skin?”

Conclusion
The beautiful thing about dying your hair is that it’s never really permanent, and you can change it any time you want to after a few weeks’ worth of time. Your hair will need at least that long when it comes to repairing itself from the damage of dyeing the hair to safely dye it again. Vine Vera wishes you all the best in getting your first color change, and we hope this article has helped to answer some questions you may have had before now.

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