In Work Your Wardrobe Part 2, I'm taking it a stage further and showing you all of the 129 outfits I created with just 25 garments!
I surprised myself because that's a very small wardrobe of clothes in anyone's book! But this could very easily keep me going throughout the entire Summer unless there was a very dressy occasion.
Those are all the items that I've tackled so far and obviously these are the items I enjoy wearing most. They enable me to feel and look comfortable and they're appropriate for my lifestyle.
I've avoided anything that's completely out of season and anything that I don't like.
It's amazing how easy this is once you get going. Tackle your wardrobe just one piece at a time and see how you can fit your outfits together to suit you and your lifestyle.
See how you can Work Your Wardrobe in the same way.
Oh my... now I see that those colored tops look lovely with the black pants too - and I've just found an old black linen jacket that could use new buttons!
In fact I can see one item there that I haven't used to advantage - I wonder if you could spot it!
I don't have a huge wardrobe and certainly not an exciting one but I do have other things that I could pull out to see if and where they fit. I could use a pair of white cut offs with the blazer far more often than just on vacation for example.
This is only the beginning, it's not a plan I have to work to but it does show me what I have to work with. In fact if my husband sees this I'll never be able to buy another thing!
Tidying up and organizing is easy when it's done one item at a time. Pull a garment out and see if you can find where it might fit. If it's something you don't like, doesn't fit you or is past it's sell-by-date, then don't include it.
This allows me to immediately spot where there's a gap in the mix or where an outfit needs brightening up.
I've often been asked to put together a Wardrobe Plan for a retired or home-based lady - this could be the answer!
Work with your current wardrobe items and you'll soon be aware of garments that really really don't fit in with the way you dress. You'll also quickly discover what's missing.
Do you need accessories to brighten up your 'daily uniform'? Or a coat that will cover everything?
If you don't have a Color Direction, this is the time to consider COLOR ANALYSIS and find the huge color palette of colors which show you how to always look your best. Start with your best neutrals and see how easy it is to begin to pull your wardrobe together.
you can do this too.
Your wardrobe may not be as simplistic or neutral as mine. If you favor lots of color, more dresses and less separates then you probably won't have as many easy to assemble outfits. But on the other hand your mix could be far more exciting than mine.
So whether it's wildly out of control or missing lots of the basic items, you can do this!
Remember, that your wardrobe doesn't have to be the archetypal collection that includes a white shirt, a little black dress and a trench coat. It only has to be a few items that work for you and your lifestyle.
Take it steady and approach your garments one at a time, see if you can find a fit. Every single item does not have to work with every other one to earn it's place in your wardrobe.
If you're buying new then it's advisable to try and ensure that you get your money's worth by trying to fit it in with at least a couple of other things you already have. But that won't always work because you may need to breathe new life into the scheme of things.
And as you work your wardrobe, you are allowed to just fall in LOVE with something really special that doesn't have to justify itself!