Yesterday I talked about and gave examples of the four Fashion Personalities to help with defining your personal style. Today I want you to look in your closet — Does your closet reflect your fashion personality?
I know, I know – trends do come back, but when they do they usually have an update that makes them a little more modern than their former selves. Not too many really trendy pieces can be worn again in real life 10 or 20 years later (I’m talking to you, giant shoulder pads). So unless you have the perfect, timeless Chanel suit hanging out in there, off to the donation pile the former trends must go.
Most of us wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time. If you can eliminate some of the 80% that you don’t wear from your closet, you are going to have a much easier time choosing an ensemble when you have only five minutes to get dressed before you have to get your daughter to the bus stop (Not that I’ve never been in that situation myself, of course – I’m just trying to illustrate the point. For a friend.)
Have you already got this step down? What tips do you have for parting with those pieces that have moved with you from dorm to apartment to house (to house)?
One Alexis Carrington is enough, thank you very much.