Do you ever wake up in the morning, open your wardrobe doors and wonder what on earth you are going to wear? Well don’t despair you’re not alone!

 

Most women have varied lives and expect their wardrobes to fit in around their work, businesses, family and hobbies. But with some planning it is possible to achieve a flexible and co-ordinated capsule wardrobe.

Here are my 5 top tips for wardrobe management and outfit planning:

 1 Organise:

Remove any clothes that really shouldn’t be there any more, ie clothes that are too old, tatty or out of fashion; clothes that you will realistically never fit into again and/or any old maternity clothes. Also remove summer clothes from your everyday wardrobe during the winter – store them somewhere else until the temperature rises. The idea is that when you look at your clothes they could all potentially be worn that day.

2 Colour:

If you have had a colour analysis, this will be a bit easier, but even for those that haven’t, base your core wardrobe around a few colours (5-10 max). start with 2 – 3 neutral colours eg black, navy, grey, white, brown, camel, cream or beige and look for trousers, skirts, jackets, belts, shoes and handbags in these colours. Then choose upto 7 other colours from your wardrobe for your other garments.

3 Style:

Is the style of the garment flattering or does it make you look bigger, shorter, taller, fatter than you actually are? If it does any of these things then it doesn’t belong in your life!!

4 Occasion:

Where are you going?

What are you doing?

Who are you meeting?

What is the weather forecast?

5 You:

How do you want to be seen by the people that you’re meeting and how can you convey that in the clothes and accessories that you are wearing? Think of the 3 words that you would like to project, for example in a business meeting, and then choose your outfit to reflect these characteristics.

 

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Planning Your Capsule Wardrobe