Personal style means, well, personal, unique, and creative. Dressing from head to toe in designer fashion brands does not equal great style. Your personal style should exude confidence. It is an expression of your inner self and creativity. It gives you an opportunity to share the world who you really are. And we are just the lucky ones who gets to experience it. So, take ownership and strut it like you mean it!
1. Avoid shopping at fast-fashion stores. Do not get into the habit of purchasing trendy items at stores that offer knock-off items for bargain prices. Instead, focus on quality. Examples of investment pieces are: a classic black dress, white button-down shirt, black pumps, black/navy suit, or pencil skirt. These items are likely to last and withstand several seasons. You can also mix and match with a little creativity.
2. Shoes can make or break an outfit. With that said, approach shoe shopping with less emotion and more logic. Invest on a good pair that are comfortable, and versatile.
3. Handbags have now crossed the line from being an accessory to a status symbol dictator. But walking around in a $4000 Chanel bag with only $5 bucks in your wallet is not only pretentious, but is just plain silly. A wise shopper knows her/his priorities and will only make such purchases once her/his finances are all in order.
1. Taking inventory and cleaning out your closet least twice a year, once in Spring and Fall will provide a clear visibility of what you have in inventory. You can then sort those that are still useful versus those items that are ready to go. You will be surprised to find that scarf, skirt, or blouse with tags still attached! Some stores will accept a return without an expiration date (Hint: Nordstrom so you can either get a refund or exchange the items for something else.
2. Invest in good quality hangers, preferably wooden or those felt ones that can hold strappy tank tops or silk shirts in place without slipping off. Use appropriate suit hangers for your suit and pants.
3. Fold clothes properly. Applying the Konmari method of organizing will save a ton of space in your drawers.
4. Use fabric containers to store items that you do not frequently use. Pack away the items that are no longer in season.
5. Store totes, and bulky bags in shelves. Mini and shoulder bags can be hung in tie or belt hangers.