I say it all the time, but I’m truly blessed to be doing what I love. I’ve had the pleasure of being a Stylist for many years and the most rewarding part of my job, is making a difference in people’s lives!!
I have seen many Wardrobes in my time as a Stylist and have worked with varying spaces and requirements…. including my own!! But one thing that I say to all my clients that is the most important element, is organisation! Getting ready in the morning, is so much easier when you have a well organised wardrobe that’s appealing on the eye!!
Not everyone has the means to hire a Stylist, but there are some DIY steps that everyone can do to make a difference. Spring is nearly here and I recommend giving yourself a Wardrobe Makeover at the start of the season.
- Cull your wardrobe, and be ruthless!! You know deep down if you’re going to wear something or not!! If you have to ummm and ahh over it, then it’s time to get rid of it. I like to create 3 piles…
1. To donate to Charity or friends. 2. To mend and 3. To keep.
- If your clothing has lost it’s shape, faded or it’s falling apart and can not be mended, then it’s time to go! We all know what it’s like to wear a top with a hole in it, all we can think about all day is.. ‘I wonder if anyone will notice this hole in my shirt?’ I want you to feel fabulous in every piece of clothing you own. Have your clothing amended if needed.
- If your shoes are falling apart, please take them to the shoe repairer’s, before it’s too late. Women!! If the tips to your heels have completely fallen off or been worn off, it’s too late. As soon as you’re walking on the raw heel of your shoe and the leather is damaged, it’s too late to fix them.
- Please remove all wire coat hangers from your wardrobe, I know that they’re cheap and easy and they come free with your dry cleaning… but they ruin your clothing! I’m not suggesting you purchase wood hangers, I don’t even use wood in my wardrobe. As much as they look appealing, they take up too much room and can snag on your delicate clothing. Purchase plastic ones.. I have all black plastic hangers that can be purchase from your local supermarket.
- Once you have completely gone through your whole wardrobe.. yes even your underwear and sock drawer, then start putting your clothing back in some sort of organised state. I’m not asking that everything is coloured coded. But if you have some sort of system, this will make a massive difference.
- I like to put all hanging tops, jackets, dresses, skirts and pants together. So when I open my wardrobe, I know that every skirt I own is in one place!! The same goes with my folded clothing. All my singlets, gym wear and pjs are together. If you visually can’t see your clothing, most changes are you won’t remember what you have.. leaving you with the same situation, ‘I have a wardrobe full of clothing, with nothing to wear!’
- I also have my shoes organised and laid out neatly. With the amount of shoes I have, there’s no way I could see them all in one big pile at the bottom of my wardrobe!!
Now I know this is allot to take in, but just a few small steps can really make a difference! Of course if it’s all too much, then hire a Stylist to take care of it for you.
As you can see below, you don’t need allot of room to have an organised space…
It would be great to have such a fantastic space like this, but probably not realistic for most!