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Create A Wardrobe That Works

Do you wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time and have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear?

This seems to be a concern for a lot of women. Most of us wear about 20% of what is in our wardrobe. Planning your wardrobe will save you a lot of time and money, in addition to helping you overcome the problem of having a wardrobe full of clothes and 'nothing to wear'.
A well planned wardrobe is a 'working' wardrobe!

Having read all of the other information we have provided, you should now have an idea as to your body shape, colouring, your personal style and the image that you wish to project.

The next step is to understand, to dress well you only need a small wardrobe of versatile garments that combines your workplace and lifestyle. Your aim is to have a wardrobe that works for you.


Where to start?

Step one: Clean out your current wardrobe

If you have a wardrobe cluttered with clothes that are no longer useful, it is now time to get rid of them. Please work through your wardrobe, section by section, casual, day/work clothes & evening.

  • ask yourself, do you wear them a lot, occasionally, or not at all?
  • if you have not worn them for more than 2 years - then ou tthey go!! - all those items that are too small, sales mistakes, wrong colour or are out-of-date.
  • place all your clothes on the bed, start sorting and be ruthless!
  • apply the same process to your shoes and accessories. List what you need to buy.
  • organise your wardrobe, grouping together sweater, shirts, dresses, jackets, skirts, pants, and suits so that you can see everything. You can either try selling give them to a second-hand recycle clothing shop or drop them off to your nearest charity.
Step 2: Your lifestyle

Make a list over a period of a month, of all the hours spent per lifestyle activity. This will give you an idea as where you should allocate your money when putting your wardrobe together.

For example
  • 8 -10 hours - working, which includes travelling
  • 8 hours Nlooking after the children
  • 8 hours - sleeping
  • 8 hors - sleeping
  • 4-5 hours - leisure
  • 1-2 hours - cooking/eating
Step 3: How much should I spend?

Work out a realistic budget for each fashion season and stick toiit!
  • wise planning can overcome most budget obstacles € Invest in Na good basic wardrobe, then with your individual touch you can Nliven it up each season with the latest coloured shirt, sweater and accessories
  • to dress well, you only need a small wardrobe of versatile Ngarments that will take you through from the office, to a party, Ntheatre or just relaxing at home

    Please click on '
    back to basics' to view items that will provide the foundation for building a great wardrobe.

Step 4: Working out your wardrobe

The 'wardrobe essentials' chart that will guide you as to what is needed when putting your basic wardrobe together.

 

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