As we began the new year, we asked our friend Adri, blogger of Adri Lately, to share her advice on simplifying your wardrobe and learning to value the basics.
There’s something about a new year that makes me focus on simplifying for the better. Enter my closet – the source of a daily task that can either be overwhelming or effortless.
There’s nothing more reassuring than beginning your day with a happy closet. And that means it’s time to find balance. Here are some insights to help you get there…
LEARN TO LET GO
This is an art which, for this one-time trend-lover and emotional hoarder, was tough. Look at the things you constantly reach for, and set those aside. Ask yourself, why do I wear them so often? Now look at the items you haven’t worn in 6 months to a year. Ask yourself, why don’t I wear them? You could be holding onto unworn pieces of clothing for emotional reasons. Sometimes you have to dig deep and let it go.
GO BACK TO THE BASICS
Basics are staples that will make or break your wardrobe. Be sure you have enough of them to support it. Identify the items you love to wear – the cardigans, the t-shirts – and consider investing in similar styles with superior quality.
I’m a huge believer in owning jacket and cardigan styles as wardrobe staples. I found this Silk Trimmed Knit Cardigan to be an upgrade to my collection. The trim detail is that special touch that I look for before an item makes it into my closet. Remember, basics do not have to be boring.
HANG WITH LOVE
One of the quickest ways to give your closet a refresh is to change the hangers. It’s not only visually appealing, but your clothes will be better for it. Nobody likes those hanger bumps your shirts and sweaters get on the shoulders from cheap hangers.
With these three tips, you can make getting dressed easy again. Do you know of other ways to Feng Shui your closet?