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How to Be Your Own Stylist: Conquering Your Closet

June 26, 2007 by SheFindsTara
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Have you ever wished you could have a personal stylist at your beck and call to help you create looks on the fly that always looked great on you? Unless you’re a mega-star, chances are that wish will remain a pipe dream. No worries, fellow fashionistas. In this multi-part series on how to be your own stylist, you’ll learn the tips of the trade to look your best for all occasions.

Attack Your Closet As If You Were Stacy London

If you’ve ever watched What Not to Wear, you’ll know how vicious the hosts can be. However, that’s just the way you need to view your closet — with an extremely scrutinizing eye. If you haven’t done any closet cleaning and have just been hoarding for the past few years, the most important thing is to start fresh. Plan an afternoon when you can go through everything you own and decide what’s wearable and what’s not.

Have three big, plastic bags on hand: one for trash, one for charity (or a yard sale), and the third for fixer-uppers.

* If an item is faded, stained, torn, pilled, or otherwise unwearable in public, toss it.

* Take it to charity if you haven’t worn it in two years, if it’s too small or if it’s nice, but just not your style.

* Send it to the tailor if you haven’t worn it simply because it’s too big, or doesn’t fit right. Simple adjustments can make something old new again.

* Unless it has timeless value (like something vintage, designer or anything with sentimental value), don’t keep it, because chances are, you simply won’t wear it.

Next on ‘How to Be Your Own Stylist’: learn which items you consider “keepers” are really worth saving or not.

More from SheFinds:

* Closet Catastrophy

* Get Organized

* Handbag Organization

 

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