In an attempt to distract oneself from the Brexit news, We could do well to be totally focusing on wardrobe issues.
Perfecting my wardrobe is always high up on my New Years Resolution list. I usually throw myself into it with enthusiasm. Cleaning, sorting and decluttering, can be an obvious start, but I sought help & inspiration in one of the many wardrobe books in my home library – tips from the Practical Princess.
Does my wardrobe reflect my life?
That is a key question, a whole lot of key questions in actual fact…
Do you work?
Yes /No, but I study
What kind of work do you do?
Office work, finance sector, design creative, shop assistant, nurse or teacher. Charity work?
Is there a uniform or a dress code?
This could be formal or informal, kind of unspoken rules. Being sensitive to our surroundings makes life easier. And never underestimate comfort, or confuse it with sloppiness.
If you don’t work -how do you spend your days?
Internet surfing or growing geraniums? keep a diary to see what you actually do with your day.
What is your marital status?
Married, Single or divorced- or perhaps on the look out?
Are you a parent?
Mother of three bundles of joy or a looker after of a couple of long haired cats?
What is your social calendar like?
Even the the most unexciting of life styles, has some events planned. Holidays or birthdays, formal weddings or beach parties. Never waste an opportunity to wear the ‘right’ clothes, and pay a compliment to the host. Who knows who will be there to invite you to the next event?
Note any upcoming events in your diary.
Don’t let events take you by surprise. The right shoes and the right handbag can be the path to the gates of heaven.
What are your interests?
Love going to the movies or restaurants, sporting events or hanging out in coffee shops? Perhaps you like camping or horseridng?
Do you travel?
Do you have a chauffer, commute to work, walk drive or cycle? Most of the time I walk, cycle or take the bus, which means my choice of footwear is dictated by my particular lifestyle.
Are you happy with your current weight & wellbeing?
That’s usually key – even the best quality clothes will not look their best when we are out of shape. Not to mention that a good exercise regime will save thousands in wasted shopping time. Keeping clothes in the wardrobe that are no longer our true size creates chaos & confusion. At least store them somewhere else to be able to see what can be used at the present time.
Any life changing events or circumstances?
Change of job, moving out of town, new baby…perfecting a wardrobe is an on going process.
Where do you live and what is the climate?
City, the suburbs or the “coutryside”
If, like me, you had a bunch of lovely clothes in your wardrobe that you never wore, the truth may well be that we are suffering from the shopping for the imaginary lifestyle syndrome.
…have your answers ready and Stay tuned for the very next step in search of the perfect wardrobe…
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