Fashion Tip| Shop Your Closet12:00 PM
When asked about things you would like to see more of on the blog, one topic that came up was how to shopping your own closet. Be honest, how many times do you say to yourself that you have nothing to wear, but you have a closet FULL of things? The concept of shopping your closet is not hard to do, but it is a difficult habit to change. Below I have listed 4 points that have worked for me. I think this points will help you learn to shop your closet. Stay tuned until the end where I share some examples of my shopping my own closet.
Buy transitional pieces
These are pieces that can be worn from season to season. You'll find that you'll spend less on clothing when an item can seamlessly go from summer to fall or even into winter. For me light weight sweaters, cardigans, wrap dresses, midi & pencil skirts, denim are all items that can take you through multiple seasons.
- -A dress in the summer time worn with sandals or wedges can easily be switched & worn with cute tights & boots for the colder months.
- -Midi skirts are great in the spring & summer with a loose blouse, & sandals. But can easily be paired with ankle booties or knee high boots.
- -Cardigans are always great to have at any point of the years. You can wear it over a summer dress or pair it with a wool skirt in the colder months.
Don't think about the immediate event you're going to
This is a habit I'm trying to get into more & more. Like most people, you have a an event or an outting to go, you run out & buy something nice. Then that dress or skirt ends up in the back of your closet for who knows how long. Next thing you know 6 months goes by and you've never worn it again. When shopping & contemplating buying something, think about what other times or special occasions you can wear that item. Not only will it save you money, but it will free up that much need closet space.
Invest in timeless pieces
I think being a blogger really taught me this. I find that when I'm shopping or if I'm requesting items from the different plus size brands I work with, I try to get pieces that I know are classic, timeless & can always be worn.
- Little Black Dress
- Wrap Dress
- A good black blazer
- Good dress pants
- Great fitting denim
- A good leather (or in my case faux leather) jacket
- Well constructed coats
Limit the amount of trendy pieces
I get it, buying the body-con dress on the acid wash jeans usually easier, and everyone wants to be on trend. Buying what's "in" is something we all like to do, or are us to doing, but trendy pieces will not last. Because before you know it, something else will be "trendy". In the long run you will save money & notice you have a lot more space in your closet, your drawer space or where ever you house your clothing.
Here are some examples of restyling multiple items from my closet.
Cardigan & Skirt
|Ashley Stewart Signature Cardigan & Skirt mixed & matched|
Little Black Dress
|Asos Black bodycon dress purchased 2 years ago.|
|Left; February 2014 Right; Summer 2014|
Drape Front Cardigan
|Wetseal Drape Front cardigan. 4 Different looks|
|Left City Chic Boyfriend Jeans...Right Lane Bryant Boyfriend Jeans|
|Foxcroft Button Up|
|Plaid Cape I made last year worn fall 2013 & Winter 2014|
|Denim top from Target worn spring, summer & fall|
I hope these tips work for you. My closet is an ongoing work in progress. Until next time loves.