Wardrobe planning sounds daunting but you'll gain confidence with every step!
Whatever the current state of your wardrobe and however you've managed it in the past, you now have the opportunity, by following my step-by-step guide, to completely re-vamp the way you think and the way your wardrobe works.
and you'll save lots of time. You'll look and feel more attractive as you discover how to make your clothes work for you.
Before you take the first step towards Wardrobe planning you need to know what you want to achieve.
How will all this organization help you.
When it comes to the initial stage of Wardrobe Planning, you need to let your instincts have full rein.
Don't even think about budgets at the moment. But...if money was no object, how would you like to look? How would you like to feel? what's your ideal look to turn up at the office? What sort of impression would you like to make at the school gate?
It all depends on your lifestyle, perhaps you'd like to throw caution to the wind and escape to a Carribbean island!
Never made a Fashion Collage? Play and enjoy to get a feel for your 'look'. It will guide you towards the Style Personality that suits you best.
It will depend on your lifestyle. What outfits do you aspire to for doing the school run; working from home; at an office desk; meeting clients; lunch and shopping dates.
The collage (right) are the looks I would be happy in. Not that I will ever look like any of those gorgeous ladies again, but it shows me that I am drawn to neutrals.
A jacket or cardigan over trousers and a simple top is the way I feel comfortable and yet smart. It also is a necessity with my climate.
I can't wear killer heels either but I can wear the best shoes for the job that accommodate my feet!
You might like to choose a style icon, someone whose style you admire, or the same size/coloring as yourself.
Make a folder on Pinterest or even do it the old fashioned way and cut pictures of of a magazine or catalogue.
You probably have a good idea by now about what suits your figure and your coloring.
It sounds almost too easy but building a wardrobe that works for you and your lifestyle is just about having a small collection of clothes that work for your every day life. To feel good you will need them to fit properly and flatter your figure.
Begin to trust yourself and your own judgement. Your style is your taste, what makes you feel good about yourself. Remember, no-one else knows how you want to LOOK and FEEL - only YOU!
Even if you're not a shape expert, you can still follow the step-by-step guide to sorting out your wardrobe, just be honest when you ask yourself whether something really flatters you or not!
Space is at a premium for most of us and although few of us are in the position to build a brand new closet, we can all manage something simple and neat even if you have only one straight rail! It's all to do with tidying, sorting and organizing.
Perhaps you're a 'just in case' hoarder
like me! But there's no need to feel nervous because you're the one in control. You can be your own Wardrobe Consultant!