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Making your wardrobe work for you


For years on and off I have tried many different ways to make my wardrobe work for me. I used to have a separate teaching/work clothes section for convenience but since I recently retired from teaching, I donated all of my work clothes to charity, hence I no longer have the need for separate sections. I used to have my clothing sectioned into shirts, pants, skirts, coats etc..Then I tried putting them together within the sections in colour spectrum, from light to dark, and used a couple of images from Google to help me put them into the right order. That worked for a while, but wasn't really helping me. It was pretty easy to find the garment though, but it wasn't perfect.  

Low and behold during a recent Spring-cleaning frenzy (insert picture of a crazy woman dressed in a nightie and fluffy slippers, hair undone, makeup-less-you get the picture) I had a brain wave to section my entire wardrobe into the same colour stories, from white/light to dark/black, with the other colour families in between. Suddenly I found that particular items started literally popping out at me before my very eyes, which had never happened that quickly before. All of a sudden I was seeing different outfits really easily because the same colour stories were there in front of me!

My 'new' wardrobe has changed the way I dress and has made me feel so much happier about styling outfits. It has taken the stress out of finding something to wear. My most exciting find so far has been an outfit I styled using a 'hero piece' with a recently purchased pair of linen shorts from FLANNEL, matched with a long sleeve silk/jersey top from Max & Co, both in a beautiful shade of aqua/turquoise (as seen in Instagram stories). They work perfectly together. If I had not rearranged my wardrobe into similar colour stories, it would have taken me much longer to discover this outfit. 

Overall, my newly arrange wardrobe makes dressing a breeze and I just love it!

How do you make your wardrobe work for you? Feel free to leave a comment below. I look forward to learning all the different ways you arrange your wardrobes to make your lives easier. 

Yours in style,

Suzi x


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