How is it possible to have a closet full of clothes and still have nothing to wear?! This is something no one is immune too, not even me! (Fact: it is so much easier for me to see a clients closet and come up with 15 new looks on the spot, than it is for me to come up with a single one in my own!)
I knew this was a problem for two reasons. First being the obvious, I have a closet stuffed with gorgeous items and second, I can’t afford a new wardrobe. So to keep me from going into debt, I challenged myself to start looking at my clothing in a new way. I needed to stop wearing the same things over and over, stop compartmentalizing pieces for certain events, and start thinking outside the box.
I knew how to pull items together and create a look, but I wasn’t good at crossing boundaries and pairing items together that I normally wouldn’t. I took a long look at my work clothes, causal clothes, dressy items, etc. and tried to thinking about pairing items together in a new way. I found I could quadrupled my options with this simple trick. I started wearing denim and leather jackets with my work dresses. For dressier tops I paired them with skinny jeans and my sexy pumps that never get worn. I even paired my maxi dresses with vests and booties. I found that by crossing the invisible closet lines, I started to see my wardrobe in a whole new light. Even my wallet thanked me.