Archive for the ‘Wardrobe Tips’ Category

Experts say that we wear only 20 percent of what we own. So what happens to the remaining 80 percent? Check your wardrobe periodically for things you do not wear or use. Find out what needs repair or what needs to go out of your wardrobe. You might then end up wearing 80 percent of what you have or perhaps more.

What remains ?

Lets pieces that have stories [exclusive attachments on the fabrics] , characters and memories remain. Haven’t you often yanked your mother’s loose pants or shirts out of her wardrobe? And let that old sweater your grandma knitted for you stay. We all know that the old fashions return with a bang. A revamped version of the same can be the hot look years later. Exclusive crafted items like brocade borders or embellishments are for keeps. Special accessories like scarves, Louis Vuitton bags, Gucci shoes or classically made items can stay too. Think before you can let your clannish jewelry reach the trash bin.

A tip: The ‘ I-have-nothing-to-wear,’ syndrome hits everyone at some point. This means you have no idea of what is in your wardrobe. The key is to have pure coordinates or separates that you can mix and match to form various looks. Do not keep buying separates unnecessarily, until you are sure that you can coordinate with at least three pieces in your wardrobe.

What leaves?

We all like to preserve old things but not when it comes to scruffy clothes, dilapidated shoes or worn out styles. Also, let go of cheap items that have a small life span. They can all leave your wardrobe. Never let your heart rule. Clothes and pieces that you haven’t used for more than two years should leave. Garments that have visited the tailor more than once should be dumped.

You can sell the discarded clothes at markets that buy second hand items. Or, they make good hand-me-downs for young siblings and cousins. Selling online is a good bet too. Nevertheless, the best thing is to do a bit of charity – give it to the orphanage.


Organizing your Warbrobe

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Wardrobe Tips
What if wardrobes could speak and clothes could say, ‘we are exhausted’? You’d probably be throwing and restoring more often than you ever anticipated! But the lack of time and knowing how to do, prevents people from doing so. Here are few simple remedies for your howling wardrobe.

                                                          Image Source:

o Clothes wrapped with plastic bags can fade and lead to messy condensation of trapped dampness. A good way is to store them in old pillow covers [or cloth bags] with few cloves or lavender bags kept in. Keep the spices packed neatly in mesh bags or wrap them in pouches made of lining fabrics.

o Never overload. Do keep in mind, it’s all about space in a wardrobe. The more space you have, the more organized you will feel. Avoid ornate hangers as they take in a lot of space and, opt for plastic ones that have good grip. Label your clothes and accessories to avoid chaos.

o Segregate clothes according to its types; arrange your tops, pants, skirts, shirts and knits in separate categories. It makes putting a look together simple. In addition, know how often you’re going to use a particular garment. If they are hidden or difficult to find, you wouldn’t bother wearing them for a long period, perhaps until you do your next cleaning.

o A stinking wardrobe can be due to shoes or old clothes. Keep spraying fresheners on periodical basis. Burning aromatic candles in the dressing room is quite pleasant, but you need to be careful about things flaming up. Alternatively, you can have a separate space for the storage of shoes.

Wardrobe Maintenance

Posted: April 22, 2010 in Wardrobe Tips
Have you ever stood in front of your wardrobe full of clothes and felt you have nothing to wear? If your answer is yes, your are not alone. It simply says that it’s time to streamline your wardrobe. As women we all have gone through it at some point of time. We generally do two things. We either wear the same items often or end up shopping for more clothes. Either way, we find ourselves in a fix not knowing what to put on. In order to always have something to wear, you need to rework your closet and your buying habits. Here are few simple guidelines that can help you with just that.

Image Source :

Clean your closet:

Firstly clean your closet. Your job is to evaluate. Toss of anything that is outdated, that doesn’t fit/flatter you or you haven’t worn in a year. Having clothes in your wardrobe that you never wear or use can cause clutter and make you feel all the more frustrated. You can either pass the clothes to your relatives or donate them to the charity. You can also sell your items online in sites such as ebay. Make sure you update your wardrobe every season by eliminating the items you don’t wear and adding essential pieces that fit to your changing needs.

Make a list::

Consider your lifestyle and make a list of items you need to add to your closet. Assure that you have sufficient clothing that will carry you through all the events in your daily schedule. Look if you have something to wear for every one of these events. If you do not, list them down and shop for those items.

Never buy in an impulse:

Always make sure you plan your budget accordingly, so that your don’t buy in an impulse. Buying pieces in an impulse, can end up remaining in your closet for long. You might be spending on something you hardly wear. Also, just because an item is trendy or just because it looks good on someone else, it doesn’t mean that it can be the best choice for you. You may look great in a classic piece that suits than a trendy piece that can look frumpy on you. Never buy clothes that you hope to lose weight and fit into. Focus on items that you fit into now.

Go for classic pieces:

Buy classic pieces in materials that you can wear for at least 3 seasons. Question yourself if you can pair the item with at least 3 pieces you already own or how long will you be able to wear it before it’s gone out of style. See of you can dress it up or down. However, if you want to be your fashionable best, its advisable that you also have few stylish pieces that go with the present trends. You can buy few inexpensive pieces so that you discard it later, if the item is a fad or if you are not too particular about using it.

Incorporate it with accessories:

You can add color and style to your wardrobe with some real good accessories. Play with jewelry, bags and shoes to spice up your look. Including trendy accessories into your wardrobe is an inexpensive way to look chic and stylist without having to spend a lot.

Have a systematic shopping plan:

Instead of buying all of your clothes at a stretch, it’s better to have a systematic shopping plan. Add two or three items a month. This way you will stop shopping in an impulse. Have 4 or 5 basic colors as the foundation of your wardrobe and coordinate it with other items in your wardrobe. For instance, a top must go with your jeans, trouser and skirt. Purchase more solids that printed stuff, because printed items tend to get outdated easily. The end result- your wardrobe will have some better choices and you end up saving money.

Keep in mind, the goal is to build a wardrobe of things you adore, look or feel great in, and just can’t wait to wear.

Wardrobe Wonders

Posted: July 12, 2009 in Wardrobe Tips
A wardrobe is one of the most useful and important furniture that is needed in our day to day life. Hence, it’s essential that you take some time and effort to find the right kind according to your comfort and budget. Not sure how to plan your wardrobe? Here are few common tips that can help you while planning your wardrobe.

Image source:

  • Have sufficient storage spaces in shelves and few hanging rails fixed so that you can keep your trousers and shirts free from creases.
  • Make the shelves at varied heights so that you can change the heights as and when needed.
  • Get different sections made and segregate the clothes into formal, casual and evening wear.
  • A locker is very important part of a wardrobe. However, make sure you don;t dump unnecessary items there. Place only the precious ones such as expensive jewelry or important documents like passports, bills etc.
  • Having drawers fixed in each section is a great idea as you can fit in the respective accessories.
  • Fit in a full length mirror, especially on the inside of the door. This is also a great option if there is no space for the dressing table.
  • On the bottom half, have some large storage areas where you can place out-of-season clothes or outfits that need repair.
  • You can use the lower most area to place your footwear. If you are not comfortable to place your footwear along with the clothes, perhaps you can have a separate shoe rail.