SIMPLE STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR WARDROBE
Cant get it together? Try this proven formula to make getting dressed a breeze.
Step 1. Color. What is your favorite color? If you dont know or never gave it much thought, now is the time to do so. Having a color plan is just the first step in organizing your wardrobe. If you start out by choosing just three colors, your basic wardrobe plan can continue to grow as you add more colors. A simple example: red, white, and navy.
So how do you know which colors will work for you? The best color choices are made based on skin tone, hair color and eye color. If you need help determining your best colors, color analysis can be invaluable.
Step 2. Start at the bottom. When getting dressed, the best place to start is at the bottom. First choose any piece you wear from the waist down – pants, skirt, capris, shorts, etc., in one of the color choices in step 1.
Step 3. Coordinate. There are only four basic ways to coordinate your clothes.
The first and simplest way, is to match a top to the bottom piece you chose in step 2. If you buy 3 matching pieces in each of the three colors chosen in step 1, you are ahead of the game. By adding a third piece such as a jacket, cardigan, shawl, etc. in one of the other colors chosen in step 1, you complete the outfit. Example: navy pants, navy top, red jacket.
The second, is to choose a top – blouse, sweater, tshirt , etc. – in a different color as the first and third pieces. Matching the third piece to the bottom piece, completes the outfit. This is a suit. Example” navy pants, red top, navy jacket.
Your third choice is to match the coordinated top to the third piece – making a matched set. This does not have to be a sweater set. As long as the second and third pieces match, it is a match set. Example: navy pants, red top, red jacket. If you cannot find two pieces to match exactly, one could be lighter or darker than the other.
Your final choice is to match nothing. This means the bottom piece, top piece and third piece are all different colors. If you chose three colors in step 1, each piece would be a different color. Example: navy pants, white top, red jacket.
This method is guaranteed to work with any three colors you choose. The formula is mistake proof. You cannot get it wrong. Practice makes perfect. Enjoy!