Now that your wardrobe is down to the essentials and staged beautifully so that you can see all of your favorite elements, adopt these 3 strategies for maintaining gorgeous:
- Schedule maintenane sessions and put them onto your calendar at least twice a year. At this time, pull out evey garment that you have not worn in the past season and share it with someone who needs it more than you. A spring trip and back to school season can be great triggers for this step.
- Obey the one-in, one-out rule. If you buy new jeans, toss your least favorite pair. The same goes with boots, bathing suits and work-out wear. Unless something is SO precious to you, it is time to make room for something new. When your closet is jammed, you will forget those old favorites and grab what is on top anyway.
- Shop only when you need something, whether it is running shoes or clothes for an upcoming trip. When you arrive home with your purchases, refer back to rule #2 and toss what you have just replaced.
This may sound extreme, but with few exceptions it will work beautifully for maintaining the order that you have worked so hard to create.