Standing 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.
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.
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!
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.