House of French

November 13, 2008

Perfecting Your Wardrobe: Style & Scan (Step 3)

Filed under: Building Your Perfect Wardrobe — xfrenchx @ 9:58 pm

Now that you’ve organized your closet, and gotten everything in it’s place, it’s now time to style your wardobe. You need to make a list of everything you have, in order to determine what you need. Go through the checklist for the Fall/Winter essentials to make sure you have everything you need for the season. Make a list of everything you need. Next, you need to determine what your closet needs in terms of personality. Do you have too many bright colours, and not enough basics to balance them? Maybe you have too much black and not enough colours and prints. Since everything is arranged in front of you, you should be able to spot both the strengths and weaknesses of your wardrobe. The key to keeping this wardrobe neat and balanced, is daily up-keep, along with seasonal closet clean-outs. In order to determine exactly what you need, taking inventory is a good step. This is the best way to ensure that you don’t waste money buying something you already have , and to help you form a wider range of possibilities. You can take inventory by using the list of essentials, and by completing the following chart:

Under each category, make a list of what you have in your closet, then compare it with the essentials list. Then you can record the things you need to purchase.

1. Work basics

2. Daywear

3. Outerwear

4. Eveningwear

6. Weekend/Casual Clothes

5. Shoes & Handbags

6. Lingerie and under garments

6. Accessories

9. Other

It’s important that you take inventory and clean your closet each season to ensure a perfectly balanced wardrobe.


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