How do you make the hard decisions to fill the piles? Use three simple questions to thin the herd: Do I love this? Is it flattering? Is this the image that I want to portray? If any answer is “no,” then it goes in the “no” pile.
After making your three piles, you should understand that are three possible actions. Obviously, you’ll keep the “yes” pile and get rid of the “no” pile. For the “maybe” pile, consider creating an archive. This option is for old clothes that you likely never wear, but which have sentimental value. Jesse and Joe recommend storing archival items in an attic or basement—not in your closet.
Breaking It Down
In order to truly see what you have and what you need to add to your closet, we recommend that you break down your wardrobe into three categories:
1. Cake (basics): Jeans, knits, pants, jackets and tops in neutral colors that create the base of your outfit.
2. Frosting (pieces that pop): Jewelry, accessories, shoes, bags and embellished jackets that finish the look.
3. Edits: Outdated, ill-fitting clothing and clothing that just doesn’t suit you. It no longer belongs in the closet! Instead, donate to charity.
The 3 R’s
Redefine your style by stating how you want to present yourself to the world. Be sure that everything in your closet fits that message.
Get inspired by reviewing trends online and reading magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar . Incorporate trends with what you already own. Read Life in Color and then decide what colors and neutrals work best for you!Team up with a girlfriend, organize a fashion night to take digital photos of each other’s optimal looks and swap clothing.
Wake up every day excited to hit the red carpet of life. Make time for yourself in the morning to select something from your closet that makes you feel good. This will change the way you move through the day!
(Tips collected from Oprah.com)
when i read, i read for hours and get so lost into my book that i have no sense of time or anything that’s going on around me.
as a child, i grew up pretty much alone, but i had many books. i loved my books as a child, and as an adult, i love them even more.
Tom Lin (林書宇). Director of Winds of September (九降風).