Ever since I was a little girl I loved to shop including but not limited to clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry oh and makeup, I knew I almost forgot something. Even though I feel like I have a good handle on my personal style and how to shop for my body type when I need help or have questions with styling I turn to my sis in law Kate. She has been in the fashion industry for over 10 years and let me tell you she knows her stuff.
First of she will make you feel like a million dollars just being around her. Her authenticity and love for life shines bright. And she will also leave you wondering how you can dress as good as she does. Her style is unlike any other. I thought it would be fun to get her take on some common style questions. I enlisted some of my friends and asked them what their style questions were? So here we go, hope you enjoy!
Q: How often should you clean out your closet and get rid of things?
A: I give my closet a good detox twice a year. Spring in March and Fall in September.
In September, when its time for my “fall detox” I take everything out of my closet that is truly spring (meaning I know I would not wear it in the months of Sept-Feb. These items are true tank tops, light weight dresses, bright florals, light colors etc) they are removed and placed on my bed. I go through every piece and if I either haven’t worn it in the last 6 months, or it looks “worn and dirty” it goes in the donate (or selling) pile. Any spring pieces that received a lot of use, and I know I will wear again next spring, I keep… but they don’t go back in my closet just yet.
The secret to seasonal success: I keep a big long tub under my bed of my “seasonal” clothes; so come September I bust it out and it reveals all my “fall” items I’ve kept hidden away for the last 6 months. Its fun to bring them out because it feels like a new round of shopping as I pull some of my favorite pieces. The other benefit of not seeing these items for the last 6 months (besides having more space in your closet) is you pull out some pieces that you know its time to get rid of (i.e. I don’t even like that, that is SO last year I would never wear that now). I also create a donate/sell pile for these unwanted fall items as well.
Q: Whats hot for winter?