Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shopping in your closet!

Most of you have heard the term, " shop your closet". For those of you that have no idea what this means, I am going to break it down for you!

I always shop my closet during wardrobe swaps, that gives me the opportunity too see what I have and what I need. To do that, make sure you pull all of basics that work with everything, meaning your basic tees and tanks, jeans, light cardigans, etc. Make a pile of things that do not fit and things that you are going to donate. Now for myself, this time of year always connects with our neighborhood garage sale, so I am also making a pile of garage sale clothing and accessory items. I also keep some of the current spring magazines near, then I can see what colors I have and which I'd like to try for the season and make a list of the new trends I'd like to try!

So now you are ready to shop your closet! Grab those items that you haven't worn in awhile and match them up with something different in your wardrobe. The idea is too create a whole new look with that odd piece that you couldn't find anything to go with. So start shopping, holding that item in hand, hold it up too everything in your closet! Literally!! Lets say it is a black polka dot top, hold it up too colored denim, leather skirts or shorts, floral capri pants or skirts, anything that you wouldn't have done before and create a new outfit! You can take this a bit further including shoes and accessories. Keep up this process until you've created yourself a new wardrobe with these items! You will be amazed and what you find in your very own closet!

There are a couple of other things that you can do to revitalize your closet! Mix up suits. Pair a pant suit blazer with a pair of tailored shorts or skirt. Mix up the colors, with the all so popular color blocking! Take a maxi dress that you've had for a couple years to the tailor and for $30 or less, have it transformed into a mini dress! There is so much right in our closets that we haven't discovered and its time we do that!!! So come all fashionistas!! I challenge you all the ,"Shop your closets"!!

Fashionmom out!!!