Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s January 25th and Mardi Gras is happening…nonetheless it’s never too late to continue on with your 2023 resolutions. As a stylist, the biggest one I get is: “I want to revamp my wardrobe this year!” Great! But guess what…you don’t have to buy a completely new wardrobe to transform your style in 2023. Your best new looks could be sitting in your closet right now, you just need a little help curating.
I hopped on Great Day Louisiana for tips on how to update your closet in 2023.
For those who don’t feel like watching me sass it up on tv, here are my 7 ways to help you clean out your closet:
1.) Does this fit?
Whether it’s too big or too small, if it doesn’t fit you right now it needs to go. The only exceptions are keeping an item that is a size too small or too big (one for getting to your goal weight/body and the larger size is for being realistic about life/Mardi Gras ruining your diet).
2.) Have I worn this in the last 12 months?
Unless you plan on waiting 20 years for something to come back in style (shamefully I am old enough to have done this a couple of times), it’s time to go!
3.) Is it likely I will ever wear this again?
Not will I wear it again in fantasy land, will I realistically ever wear this again. If the answer is no…BYE BYE!
4.) Is it currently in style/does it accurately represent my style?
2014 Aimée loved wearing rompers. Aimée has since been banned from wearing rompers. Thus if Aimée sees a romper in her closet it has to go.
5.) If it is damaged in any way, will I make the effort to fix it in the near future?
A missing button is one thing, but a tear down the back is different. If you cannot wear the item in it’s current condition due to disrepair, will you actually repair it in the next two weeks? If the answer is no….you know where it goes!
6.) If I was shopping right now, would I buy this?
This is a brutal and painful observation, but there are a lot of clothes in my closet that if I saw on a rack or shelf at my favorite store I would walk right past it. Just because you own it doesn’t mean you should treat that item any differently.
7.) And most importantly, do I feel confident when I wear this?
If you don’t feel good, you will never look good. Part of feeling good is how a pair of pants hits at the right spot, the fabric feel, the lack of bunching, doesn’t cut off your arm at the wrong spot. Whatever ‘it’ is that makes you feel confident in a particular item will most likely never change. So instead of trying to fit your body to a clothing item you feel so-so about, get rid of it! The amount of time and anguish you will experience from trying to make a non-flattering or unappealing item work is never worth it!
Need help with your wardrobe in 2023??
Give ALG Style a call!