Hello Stylish Ones!
Over the last few weeks the media has been crazed and aghast that our favorite Princess (Duchess, whatever) has been (quelle shock!) shopping her closet and actually recycling her favorite clothes. Can you imagine? Here is lovely Kate, who can buy, be gifted, or wear anything on the planet, and yet she chooses to shop her own closet. It’s reason #5,343 why we love her! And if it’s good for Kate, it’s good for you too. Here are the 3 ways to shop your closet a la the Duchess.
1. First and tres important:
Buy what you love, then wear it. A lot.The more you wear it, the more your initial cost goes down, it’s fashion math, aka Cost per Wear. Thankfully this doesn’t require any quantum calculus skills, only basic division. Though Kate may have a larger fashion budget than we do, this is good advice all around. Wear, wash, repeat.
2. Next, can you wear this item in a new way?
So the romance has cooled a bit but it’s still a great piece. All it takes is a little creativity to see how you can wear it differently. This is especially important if you’re planning on keeping items for many years, that plaid grunge shirt from high school in the 90’s isn’t cool with your Doc Martens any longer. Add some modern pieces and mix it up!
3. Finally, when the love is really gone it’s time to say goodbye. And hello to something new.
Why not continue the recycle process by sending it to consignment? You can take cash, though credit is my favorite, since then I get to shop the ex’s from someone else’s closet. And start all over again.
If you need help with any, or all of the above, that’s where I come in! Just call me Style Guru and Ruthless Closet Warrior.
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I’d love to hear from you, what’s your fave and most beloved item in your closet right now? Leave a comment below…
Here’s to the inner Princess in all of us, and always,
To Your Style!