2018 has definitely been a wedding season in my community. All the youngsters (below 26yrs) are getting married. It got me feeling all kinds of old and questioning my life. Ha!! I mean what a gurl gotta do to get a damn good man compatible for her. Lol!! Anyway…on the more serious note, I love attending wedding, but even for me, I had to skip some because I got tired of attending a wedding every one to two months. The pressure and hustle of finding something new to wear each occasion just got to me. ‘New’ doesn’t necessarily mean buying something new, but just going through the closet to dig out something I haven’t worn for awhile.
Having said that, I had to visit my closet for this particular wedding. With dress-code being red, I had no struggle finding a dress because my closet is a bloody red (it is my favourite colour) zone. I’ve had this asos dress for over five years and worn it only once. I am getting back into the habit of shopping ‘new’ outfit in my own closet by finding pieces that haven’t been worn for a long time and giving them a fresh face by styling them differently or through alteration. It’s one of greatest way to save our beautiful planet as well as save you some coins. Shopping your closet enables you to tap into your creative side.
Below are some easy tips on how to shop your closet effectively.
- If possible, organize your closet according to colours. This makes it easier for you to select and decide when styling.
- Going back to saving the planet, if there’re things in your closet that don’t match your fly any more, donate, gift or sell them. This will make your closet lighter which will in turn make it so much easier. I also find that the less you have, the less time and struggle you’ve when styling.
- Make use of social media platforms for styling ideas when stuck. Don’t forget to have fun with it. Mix and match and experiment with colours.
- On a day where you’re off, play dress up in front of the mirror. Create and document any style ideas. This will help when time comes to dress up.
Got any more tips? Please share and thank you always.
Wishing you all a blessed week ahead.