If you have a wardrobe full of clothes and pieces that you never wear, keep on reading for the 6 amazing ways to maximize your wardrobe. At least one of these strategies will dramatically change the way you feel about getting dressed in the morning.
- Use magazines as inspiration, but not as spending manuals.
Fashion magazines often inspire us with their high-fashion and editorial photo shoots. However, some outfits that can be found in magazines are often non-wearable on the streets, while some of them are pricey. Instead of going for the item, think of compares them to your own closet when it comes to silhouettes, colors, and prints. Even if you don’t have all of the components, you’ll you only need one or two small items to complete the look, not a new head-to-toe outfit entirely. Like fashion blogger Doina Ciobanu, you may think of wearing your pastel coat with bold-colored pants, and perhaps a colorful necklace to refresh your style.
- Use the golden wardrobe ratio.
The golden wardrobe ratio states that for every three items that stay in your closet, two must be thrown out, donated, or consigned. It might be difficult to toss so much of the clothing you’ve collected over the years, but you have to examine carefully why you’re hanging on to so many items, especially if you’re not wearing them.
- Follow the “first in” and “last out”.
Most women wear 20% of their closet 80% of the time. So, instead of wearing the same small percentage of your closet every week, opt for “first in” and “last out” wardrobe strategy that will prevent you from wearing a few pieces non-stop. After wearing an outfit, simply hang it in the most remote corner of your closet, and pick from the side that you haven’t worn yet. This way, you can easily see which pieces you’ve recently worn, and which items you may have forgotten about.
- Follow the rainbow colors.
Every day for a week, make sure that your ensemble includes an item of a certain color from the rainbow. Your first week can be on red palette, two is orange, three is yellow and so on. This way, you’ll be forced to search through your closet and actually wear the pieces that you haven’t touched.
- Downgrade your wardrobe.
Think of your closet as a pyramid, with dressiest clothing at the top level and the most casual, lazy weekend clothing at the bottom. By downgrading your closet, you’ll get more use out of them as it will allow you re-imagine items in a perspective that will give them a new life.
- Choose your “go-to uniform”.
You can look great every day even you’re not wearing new ensembles Monday through Friday. By creative a “go-to uniform” that works for you, you’ll make morning dressing easier. While your go-to uniform might be two or three basic types of ensembles, you won’t be spending money on different clothing trends each season, you can play around more with shoes and inexpensive jewelry. By heeding these simple tricks, you’ll be able to maximize your wardrobe efficiently.