WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY CLOSET AND HOW DO I FIX IT?
by Anna Giblin
We can’t all be like Cher from Clueless and have a computer pick out our outfits every morning. It may not be the end of the world, though. Picking an outfit doesn’t have to be a struggle every morning. It’s actually quite simple—it all starts with organizing, color-blocking, and really finding what is the best piece for you.
The simplest way to begin shaping your closet is to make things visible. No matter the size of your closet, there are always organization tips you can use to place things in your line of sight so that you know exactly what you have. Like it or not, clothes are something you wear every day, so try to avoid leaving your items crumpled up at the bottom of a drawer.
When online shopping, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of buying what looks good on the model. Sift through what you already own and pick out things that you really like about your favorites. Finding silhouettes, colors, and styles that look flattering on you and your body type is key to looking your best. Remember that the same piece of clothing can look different on anyone.
Really go through your wardrobe and get rid of extraneous colors. Stick to neutrals and a few pops of color. Putting together outfits is much easier when you have a simpler color palette to work with. Trying to match the season’s “it” color with a pair of funky thrifted pants is a recipe for disaster and frustration. As a bonus, all this will make your Instagram feed look cleaner and more cohesive.