There is nothing better than having a clean house, well, maybe fresh eyebrows, but a clean house is pretty great. Along with a clean house is a clean closet. Getting dressed can feel so much better when your closet is easily manageable and organized.
I had the opportunity to give my sister a fresh start for the year by giving her a closet clean out. She knew she had clothes in there that she hadn’t worn, or had held onto, but couldn’t let go. That is where I came in – I was the extra push she needed to purge. But I also knew she probably didn’t need to go shopping for a entire new wardrobe.
We started with her shirts and jackets. Some of them were either a little worn or out of style, those were donated. Others she wore once, but struggled to find something else to pair with a certain top or pants
As we went through each piece, we determined what she could easily put together for every day life, what would work for business and travel, and what she needed to add to her closet.
Her adds? A long sleeve white shirt and a pair of nude wedges. Two staples that I think everyone should have in their closet. Here are some that you may need in your closet too:
Overall wasn’t too scary, but she came away with eleven outfits and we even got her options for her upcoming work trip done.
While she was afraid that I would hate everything in her closet, I didn’t! I knew her style versus mine, what she would actually wear versus what would just stay in her drawers. This is the key to cleaning out your closet. Just because it is trendy or in-fashion at the moment, doesn’t mean you have to add it to your wardrobe. Stick with your style, maybe you can go out of the box through accessories, but don’t go too trendy you’re stuck with shopping for an entire new closet next year.
If you are struggling with your closet, and live in the Kansas City area, I’d love to help you get a fresh start for the year. Send me a message via firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on Instagram, @lipstickandleggingsblog.