Excessive clothes can often lead to a paradox of choice, where too many options make it challenging to decide what to wear. When faced with an overflowing wardrobe, one can become overwhelmed by the sheer variety of choices, leading to indecision and frustration. This abundance of options can make it difficult to remember or locate specific items, making selecting an outfit more time-consuming and stressful. As a result, simplifying one’s wardrobe and focusing on quality over quantity can help streamline the decision-making process and promote a more mindful approach to dressing. Here is my ‘Stylist Best Practices.
Revamping your wardrobe can be a fun and refreshing way to update your style. Here are some simple steps to help you get started:
Tip #1 - Declutter and Evaluate:
Start by emptying your entire wardrobe and laying everything out before you. This will give you a clear view of what you have. If you have more than you care to admit, take bite sizes. Start with sections.
Tip #2 - Sort and Organize:
Separate your clothing into piles: keep, donate/sell, and toss. Be ruthless about items you no longer wear or need. Yes, this is much easier than it actually may appear. The reason is simple. We have made meaning out of clothes. We have added emotion. The price, the evaluation, if you have worn it and if it still has tags.
Organize your keep pile by category (e.g., tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories) to see what you have.
"Attachments to things are often reflections of the attachments we have to the memories and emotions associated with them." - StyleSandra
Tip #3 - Identify Your Style:
Think about the style you want to achieve. Consider your lifestyle, fashion inspirations, and what makes you feel confident and comfortable. Collect images from online sources that represent your desired style. This can serve as a visual reference for your wardrobe makeover. My favourite activity with my clients is creating a vision board of the looks you want to make for yourself. Try not to look at the body type and only the garment. Please take a look at mine and follow for more tips. Pinterest
Tip #4 - Basic Wardrobe Essentials:
Ensure you have bare wardrobe essentials like a white shirt, a well-fitting pair of jeans, a versatile blazer, comfortable shoes, etc. These items are the foundation of a stylish wardrobe. This is an important fact. When you have the basics, you are then in a position to expand your looks and create more modern outfits.
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Do you wish you knew how to dress for your body shape? Or how to put multiple outfits together from pieces you already own? You’re not alone.
Did you know that most people only wear 15—20% of their clothes?
What if I told you there’s a service where you’d end up with 25 new outfits in 3 hours?
Here is what one client recently said.
"...She takes the time to understand what her clients want/need. She has helped me find a newfound confidence and helped me to articulate my personal style when I was lost. I’m so happy..." - Patricia Parker
With her extensive corporate training and coaching experience, Sandra’s approach is personalized and tailored to each client’s unique needs and preferences, ensuring they feel chic, sophisticated, comfortable, and authentic.
Tip #5 - Shop with a Plan:
Stylist Best Practises
Determine how much you will spend on new clothing to enhance your wardrobe. Stick to this budget to avoid overspending.
Before heading to the store or shopping online, list the items you need to complete your revamped wardrobe. This will help you stay focused and avoid impulse buys.
Invest in high-quality, versatile pieces that will last longer and work well with different outfits.
Remember that revamping your wardrobe doesn’t have to happen all at once. Take your time, and enjoy curating a wardrobe that reflects your style and personality. If you have decided that you need extra help, I would love to guide you. Book your free conversation to see what is best for you.
PS. Did you know I create monthly ‘must haves’ as part of helping you find pieces for your looks? When you follow me on Instagram @ladystylesandra you are automatically updated. The October catalogue is soon coming out! Here is the September catalogue - Enjoy. xx