Spring Cleaning – Closet Edition

It’s officially spring!

Now it’s time to upack all those spring and summer clothes you’ve had boxed away all winter. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house. It’s time to get rid of some of those old clothes you aren’t ever going to wear again.

First things first, immediately toss anything you know you’re not going to wear again as you’re unpacking.

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Good.

Now ask yourself, “does it fit?” If the answer is “no, but I swear I’ll lose a few pounds and it will fit again,” then it needs to go. It’s not motivating you from the dark corners of your dresser drawers. If you lose the weight you can buy clothes that fit. For now, just keep things that actually do.

Now look all those clothes you just hung up, convincing yourself you’re definitely going to wear them? Well, maybe. But let’s put that to the test, shall we?

Start by hanging everything up backwards. As you wear them and hang them back up, you can flip the hanger back around. Anything still facing backwards when it’s time to pack up for winter again needs to be donated or sold.

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Now, don’t you feel better?

Do you have any other ideas on how to spring clean your closet?

Necklaces and Necklines

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Necklaces are an important piece of fashion. They can make or break your outfit.

Here are a few tips to pair the right necklace with the right neckline, whether it be a shirt or a dress.

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Wear a long chain or pendant necklace. With the attention of the collar around your neck, you want to balance out the overall look. 

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You want a shorter necklace. Something that ends right on or right below the collarbone. If your outfit is plain, wear a statement necklace to punch up your outfit. 

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Don’t wear a necklace with these types of necklines. They draw just enough attention to the neckline as necessary. 

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Try to wear a necklace that is angled with the V in your shirt. 

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What’s your favorite necklace neckline combination?

Do’s and Don’ts of Tights

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1. Do wear colored tights. (With green there’s the risk of looking Peter Pan or Buddy the Elf, but as with anything else, it’s the shade that matters and not necessarily the color. Go with a darker green or a really pale green).

2. Don’t wear socks over your hosiery. Just don’t.

3. Do wear sheer.

4. Don’t wear two toned tights. Both legs should be the same color unless you’re a court jester.

5. Do wear tights with smaller, tasteful patterns… like polka dots or hearts.

6. Don’t forget that you can wear them with anything. I pair mine with casual, girl’s night out, and business attire.

What’s your favorite way to wear tights?

Closet Hacks Tip #1

Picture it: you’re going through your closet and trying on a bunch of different things, desperately searching for something that looks good together and you’re just not finding it. It might not be that you don’t have anything that matches, just that you’re overlooking some great potentials. This is where having a great color wheel comes in. Here’s one I like using:

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Remember in art class when you learned to paint with complimentary colors? Fashion is art. So it only makes sense that you go with complimentary colors or analogous colors when making a masterful outfit.

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Weekly challenge: Take a couple extra minutes and plan your wardrobe around a complimentary theme or an analogous theme. How do you think they looked? Did you get more compliments on them?