Purge. Purchase. Combine. That’s the simple formula. Here’s how to do it:
#1) Clear out items that don’t make you feel great when you wear them. It could be that they feel dated or they’re a bit worn or some other reason you just can’t quite put your finger on. But unless you put the item on and then smile, let it go.
#2) Decide what additions would be most effective. Do you need to update classics (fresh white shirts or a great pair of trousers)? Do you need a new silhouette to make your jeans feel updated? Create a short list and shop from that.
#3) Bring home your new purchases and combine them with the pieces you’ve kept in the closet. Set a goal of 3 different outfits for each item. For example, how can you wear that blazer a) over a dress and b) with jeans-n-tees and also c) with a blouse and trousers.
As anyone who’s worked with me knows, I love to photograph the outfits—including the exact earrings, bracelets, shoes and sometimes even handbags. This way you have a record of all of your work and those photos make getting dressed each day simple and stress-free.