Have you ever heard of shopping your wardrobe to revamp your home? Well you can apply that process to your closet to create a whole new wardrobe. It’s a great way to examine your choices, come up with outfits you’ll actually wear, and save money by only buying items you feel are lacking in your wardrobe. Here are some tips from the team at Closet & Storage Concepts of Philadelphia and South Jersey on how to do that.
Embrace the Possibilities
Before you start combining items and create outfits, be sure to keep an open mind. By keeping an open mind you’ll be able to help separate your mind from your own biases and to try something new. Think about combining and layering items that you may not normally try. Ask questions like, “Could that top work underneath that sweater, or maybe even over the sweater?” Be sure to try on the combinations as you go – that way you can properly see the proportions and determine if you like that particular combination of items. A full-length mirror will be helpful in this situation. If you don’t have one in your closet system, try incorporating a pullout mirror.
Combination Time – Photograph or Use an App
Document any winning combinations you create. If you don’t want to keep the photos in your phone’s gallery, there are plenty of apps out there to help you. Stylebook and Closet+ are some apps to consider although you do have to pay for them. The apps help you catalog all of your items, record outfits that you’ve already worn in the month, and can help to index outfits that you want to wear in the future. For a free alternative, consider Cloth. Cloth uses your own photos so you can see how your outfits will actually look on you. With the ability to tag and add notes, you’ll be able to keep track of all the items in a complete outfit.
Consider the Swap
If all else fails and you find that you can’t create new worthwhile combinations, consider a swap. This is a great budget-friendly way to update your wardrobe without the purchase of additional pieces that can cause your closet to feel cluttered. From Facebook friends to other online methods or a good old fashion neighborhood swap meet, these are all great ways to shop another person’s closet to give you inspiration for your own wardrobe. It’s also a great way to interact with your neighbors!
As you create a whole new wardrobe be sure to toss or donate any items that you won’t wear to really polish up your closet. Need help storing your new finds? Contact the pros at Closet & Storage Concepts. Serving all of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Maryland. Visit our 1,400+ square foot showroom at the Marlton Crossing Shopping Center to get inspiration for your space!
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