Have you ever been going through your closet and “found” an item you forgot you had? I mean had you remembered it…just think of all the wears you could have gotten out of it. When this happens, you’re not living up to your wardrobe’s fullest potential…and who wants that? Nobody, right? Well since we can’t always quickly identify when we’ve veered off our fashion course, I’m here to share with you 3 reasons you may not be maximizing your closet’s capabilities; and how you can kick these bad habits and get on to a more happy and fashionable you – pronto!
1. They just don’t fit. As a personal shopper and stylist, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been helping someone edit their closet and create a lookbook, and they will show me garment after garment they haven’t worn in a while — or in some cases, have never popped the tags off — because it doesn’t fit properly and needs to be taken to a tailor. To that I say, take a page out of any of your favorite celebs playbook. Most of their garments fit like they were custom made — boho chic and boyfriend looks aside — and you too can achieve this.
A little tip: Even the most affordable of garments look more expensive with a nip and tuck here and there. Yes, it’s a tiny time commitment to have clothes tailored, but when you get all those “new” garments back, you’ll be glad you made the investment.
2. Your clothes are so stuffed in your closet that you’ve forgotten what you have. Do you ever get in a fashion rut where you find yourself wearing the same few things over and over? I can completely empathize — it takes work to take inventory of what you have and create new looks. Lack of space is sometimes the culprit. I know because I live in a cozy New York apartment (yes, cozy) and I understand having to stuff clothes in every open crevice — often forgetting you own half of it because you don’t see it.
What do I do? Well, there is this great app called Netrobe that allows you to take photos of your closet, catalogue outfit options, and share it all with friends — so shopping your own closet just got easier.
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