Before opening your closet, do you already have an idea of what your options are in choice of outfit? In fact, do you even know where each piece of this outfit would be? Is it even clean in there or is it cluttered?
Especially as a postpartum Mom, you can bet we have mountains of clothing that are stretched out, too small, stained- we basically have unwearable items of clothing that we begrudgingly hold onto and wear anyway.
When was the last time you felt good in your clothes? Did you scoff at the sound of that question?
It wasn’t long ago I suddenly realized my wardrobe consisted entirely of black and grey colored clothes. And though black is slimming, it did not excite me to wear these items of clothing. It was just necessary.
It does not take a new body to create excitement for wearing clothes. Our bodies have changed and are still changing. Rather than working against our bodies we need to work with it. And that’s a lot of work!
But here is The Curated Closet to take the pressure off you- giving tips on what it takes to create a wardrobe that’s desirable to wear:
I can’t pretend that I have a magical formula that will work for you. We all have our own formulas that will work for our lifestyles. I also can’t pretend that it won’t take time to find yours. What I can do, is give you a place to start. Below I list a few things that I do on a regular basis to keep in check with my closet. To make sure that I know it inside out.
1. I take everything out. And I mean everything. It’s crazy how quickly you forget what it’s in your closet. The secret is never to forget. You want to know what’s there. Why? You don’t want to buy things you don’t need for one, but it also allows you to know what you have to work with.
2. Get rid of anything you know deep down inside you won’t be wearing anymore. There is no point in holding onto anything that you are finished with.
3. Make sure you still have like items and colours together. This really helps to know what is in there, and it makes selecting an outfit in the morning much easier too.
4. Check in with your basics. Do you have a good basic in your closet? Are there basics that are worn out? Do you need to replace them? Write this down somewhere so next time you go shopping or know of a good deal, you will still be buying with intention!
1. Get rid of clutter. Make sure your piles are neat and your closet is tidy.
2. If you buy something new, something old must go. That is one of my favourite rules. It keeps my closet from overfilling.
Do you need a formula for filling your closet? I have shared mine above. It’s nothing complicated but it has helped me buy the right things when I go shopping.