New Year resolutions, we all like to have them, but often life gets in the way and we forget about them all too quickly.  According to the experts, the key to keeping your New Year resolutions is to keep them simple and achievable.

 

This year I am going to undertake my 5 Step Style Challenge to give my wardrobe a clean and prepare it for the year ahead.  After all an organised wardrobe helps achieve an organised life.  I figure that a 5 step challenge is achievable and can be done before other distractions take over.

 

Join me in my 5 Step Style Challenge.

 

Step 1

Go through your wardrobe and remove any clothes that you haven’t work in the last 18 months along with clothes that are tired, old and torn.  Put them in a pile to one side.  It is important to remove any emotional attachments you have to your clothes.  Remind yourself that this will help clear out the clutter and make your life easier.

 

Step 2

Think about the colour and styles of the items you have kept.  Are they right for you?  Consider whether they:

  • Are your right colours
  • Are your right styles
  • Match your personality
  • Work with your lifestyle

If they are not your right colour, style, don’t match your personality or work with your lifestyle, put them in the pile with your items discarded in step 1.

 

Tip:  If you don’t know what your most flattering colours and styles are, book in for our Colour Analysis and Style Workshop to discover your best colours and styles.  Take the guess work out of shopping and create a functional wardrobe that requires little maintenance.

 

Step 3

Return the clothes you will keep to your wardrobe.  While you are sorting through your clothes, make a note of the main colours left in your wardrobe.  This will make it much easier when shopping as you can mix and match clothes to colours you have at home.

 

Tip:  For the clothes you are going to keep, trying hanging similar items together or items in a way that works with your clothing filing system.  Put all your pants together, all your jackets together, tops, shirts and so on.  It is advisable not to hang your knits, as they will stretch.  Fold and store them in a draw or on a shelf.

 

Step 4

Sort your discarded clothes into piles.  The first pile is the one that you will throw out.  These clothes are too tired, old or worn to be recycled.  The second pile is clothes that are still in good condition and can be given to a charity.   You will help other women and give your old clothes a whole new life.

 

Step 5

Make a list of what you are missing or needs to be replaced.  This can form the basis of your shopping plan for your next shopping trip.  It will also save you a lot of shopping time and frustration.

 

Tip:  Keep the list of what you need to buy in your mobile.  By keeping it in your phone, you will have the list with you all the time.

 

Wishing everyone a happy and successful 2014!

 

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