Here’s a simple tip that will make your neck look younger and not obviously show your or its age.
How you see yourself effects how others see you.
How you feel about yourself effects how others feel about you.
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As the temps get cooler, you’re going to need to start finding and wearing the clothes that will keep you warm and cozy. But just because the leaves are dropping doesn’t mean our clothes and bags need to be falling too.
Here’s where I’m going with this…
Recently I looked into my closet and said to myself, enough is enough!
My bags, not just the ones under my eyes, were floppy and dingy and the clothes on my shelves looked like the back of my elbows. Wrinkled and in rough shape.
I figured out that the solution was to inject fillers, but not the ones you get at a spa or doctor’s office.
Step one: Injecting myself with determination and energy to get the job done.
No more saying one day, when I have time, or have nothing else to do, because we all know how one day often turns into no day, no way, no how.
We need to decide that one day is today and that is just what I did in just a few hours to make my closet look young and fresh again.
You can too when you follow these easy to do tips.
Inject Fillers Into Your Floppy Handbags
Step two: Dumped out all my handbags onto my bed, and yes I do have quite a few of them, so I can see which needed more plumping up.
Most of them are loosely structured and need stuffing to stop flopping around on my closet’s shelves.
The solution is to inject fillers into the bags by stuffing them with bubble wrap, paper, or even the t-shirts you’re no longer wearing.
Just like your hair, they need some body to look good.
Once filled and stuffed, the bags will stand up straight and keep their original shape.
Gee, I wish it was that easy for our shapes.
Tip: I put them back by color, and used a clear magazine holder for the little pouches, extra straps, etc. Think of it as Spanx for holding in all your loose pieces.
FYI most of my handbags are fromMZ Wallace. I’m quite a fan of their bags.
All of my leggings are by Lysse. I’m a devoted fan of their bottoms too.
Nope, I’m a BIG fan.
Then I tackled the clothes and shawls/ponchos I have folded on my shelves, or you may have them in drawers.
I folded each one neatly, so that not only can I clearly see what each piece is, but also to make it easier to decide which one to wear or pack when traveling.
To me, they look so much prettier now too, and yes I’ll keep them this way.
I do have lots of leggings and jeans which I actually wear, so I organized them by color and made one pile for those in a larger size because let’s face it…we all have those days, or weeks, or months…you get what I mean.
P.S. Not sure you noticed, but nothing from above was about which clothes I had to keep or toss.
Why do you ask?
Well, that’s because I stopped having an unhealthy relationship with my clothes, many, many years ago. Knowing when and how to say bye-bye to the clothes that are doing you wrong is life-changing and you’ll have less mess in your closet too.
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I originally wrote the above article for The Three Tomatoes, a wonderful on-line newsletter for women over 50.
It’s so freeing and yes, fun to have an organized home.
Especially your clothing closets and drawers.
To be clear, I’m a wardrobe stylist and not an organizer, but when you’re closet is only filled with clothes that fit well and look great on you, you’ll find it easy to get rid of the pieces that “don’t bring you joy” and the outcome is always a better looking and more organized closet.
I especially like her tip on how to fold clothes and scarves in drawers. You can see her method in the post I wrote here, right after I had read her book.
In order to get out the clothes that are unflattering, you need to know what to look for and to avoid, and that’s why last year I created a free closet clean out challenge called End Your Closet Shame and an on-line Course Dress Without Stress. NOTE: The course is sold out now and will re-open in late spring.
Take a look at her book and Netflix show to get
you inspired to toss and tidy up.
I’m embarrassed to say, that my closet was ugly & needed a makeover.
Change is good and easy.
No More Wire & Plastic Hangers!
You would be amazed at how a $20 dress can look as good as a $200 dress when hung on a simple attractive hanger. Just as surprising, is how bad a $200 dress can look on a wire, or plastic store hanger.
This used to be how I hung my clothes. Yes, the hangers are all the same, but they are ugly. Plastic white hangers tend to turn yellow and stand out in an unattractive manner.
Hang all your clothes on the same type and color hanger, and you will find yourself smiling each time you open your closet doors.
Imagine how if one simple change such as switching out your hangers will make, how much more can be done with your “I can’t find anything to wear” closet.
I used these hangers from Bed Bath & Beyond
and don’t forget your 20% off coupon.
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Next to sandals, boots are my favorite shoe style to wear. They are comfortable, if you bought the right ones, and offer an easy way to add some pizazz to any outfit.
But a floppy boot is a no-no.
Without proper storage and support, your boots will develop creases, wrinkles and get stinky. Nobody wants wrinkles and creases in their footwear or bodies, but today I offer a solution to your boots. Plus, boots can be pricey, and an important way to care for them is to help them stay in shape. We go to the gym to stay in shape, and sometimes we sweat, but your boots don’t have to. Problem solved as I found an easy way to perk up your boots and not take up space in your closet; introducing the Voot boot shaper. TaDa!
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“Today was so productive AND you made it fun too! Thank you! Now I look forward to getting dressed! Before meeting with you, I second guessed what colors and styles were most flattering on me. Now I just consult my color chart and the pictures you took and I’m dressed in a flash.”
There really are never any good reasons to hold onto clothes that no longer fit, flatter, or make you happy, yet…..
Need an incentive? How about making money and/or giving others clothes they may not be able to afford?
Here’s an easy way to get out those ‘ain’t gonna happen’ clothes out of your closet and home and make a few extra dollars.
ThredUp.com, is a company that I recently started using so I can easily and quickly get the clothes that no longer fit or flatter me out of the house.
They send you a giant, and seriously mean BIG, bag for you to fill up to your heart’s content or your closet’s contents.
You get paid upfront for some items while others are sold on consignment.
You chose whether to shop on their site with your credit, or get a gift card you can use anywhere you like.
My last gift card paid for my hair salon visit. Nice, right?
Typically I donate to our local Community center as it is close and convenient, but if you don’t have that option, then try this company as it so easy, and gives you that warm and tingly purge feeling.
If it has been years since you wore a coat, shirt, pants, shoes, whatever, I can assure that there is someone out there with a lot less than you, who would be VERY appreciate of your donation.
Hey, need help deciding what to get rid of?
Review my 5 Styling Tips for inspiration & go make some money!!
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Seasonal weather changes, means seasonally changing the clothes in your closets and drawers.
Rather than opening your closet door, and then promptly slamming it closed as you feel overwhelmed with the thought of cleaning it out, try the following ideas and tips.
When cleaning out your closet, and trying to decide which of your clothes, shoes, handbags, scarves, or jewelry to label as trash or treasure, try starting small.
No, I don’t mean the clothes that may not fit you anymore, I’m suggesting that you just take 10 items and 30 minutes tops to have a little Q & A with yourself. Try asking yourself the following questions.
Every time I help a client determine what she should keep and actually wear, she can’t wait to get out those pieces that accentuate the body parts she is not that fond of, and start wearing the ones that make her look and feel like bumping into as many people as possible when she leaves her home.
Not only will your closet be lighter, but you’ll actually feel lighter as cleaning out your closet will be very cathartic. Hey, that’s what I’m told over and over and over again.
Use this chart as a guide, and I can guarantee that after you get started, you’ll actually start enjoying the process.
Many more closet organizing tips are available HERE.
No more wire hangers!!! And, please no more bulky low hanging plastic hangers either.
Maybe it is still hard to build a better mouse trap, but not a better hanger.
A professional organizer client of mine, shared these new clever space saving hangers on her FaceBook page, so naturally I have to tell you about them too.
If you need more closet space, and who doesn’t, check out Higher Hangers to give you more room in your closets.
You can get control of your closet in just a few hours, when you follow my tips.
One of the many space saving and organize tips I give in mycloset organizing guide, is to use all of the same hangers. This will instantly transform how your closet looks.
“Scarlett has brightened my world. And I mean that literally. My closet before Scarlett, was filled with basic black. Interesting pieces, but pretty much all black. With Scarlett’s finely tuned editing, and her encouraging coaching, I’ve integrated color into my everyday dressing. The result is that I look and feel much lighter (maybe even a bit younger!) and the color makeover is way more in tune with my personality than the black uniform was. Scarlett made this process fun and I look forward to seeing her again for a seasonal tune-up.” Nancy Zola
A friend of mine, let’s call her Phyllis; decided she wanted to ‘crash’ her grown son’s Halloween party. Oh, but what to be and wear?
Phyllis uses a cane on occasion for an old back injury, and chose it as her inspiration to attend her son’s soiree as an elderly Grandmother, visiting from her home in Boca Raton, Florida.
Naturally, she thought that she would need to go shopping at a thrift shop or Good Will, to find the pieces to create an outfit that would convey the stereotype of an older woman who hasn’t updated her wardrobe or style in a very, very long time.
She dug through racks of clothing and found a gold lame blouse circa 1975 Saturday Night Fever, with a giant pointy collar, and a shimmer reminiscent of a 50s Christmas tree decked with tinsel.
Next, she scoured boxes of costume jewelry and came up with oversized gaudy, sparkly earrings that were so wrong, yet so right for her costume creation.
On the night of the party, she donned her faaaabulous finds, drew on exaggerated eyebrows, applied lipstick as though her eyes were closed, hunched over and stood in front of her mirror, completely satisfied with her over the top ensemble. She was delightfully unrecognizable and completely dressed to invite stares and laughter and even the admiration of her son for her disguise.
Just one little twist to this story: Phyllis never did need to leave her home to find her costume. Surprisingly, she had all she needed where she lived!
Those racks she scoured were in her spare bedroom and the boxes of unworn jewelry were in her bedroom drawers.
The lesson to learn is that if you can create a costume from your own old and unworn clothing and accessories, there is clearly something spooky going on in your home. It is time to review and remove the clothes that really should be donated to Good Will and clean out the cob webs made out of your threads.
Note: This is a true story and not a scary campfire tale.
If I scared you with this spooky tale, I apologize. Having clothes that no longer fit or look good on you in your closet is very scary because you are losing out on easily finding what to wear plus knowing what you actually have in there.
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your purchase in a check mailed to your home. A client told me about it years ago, and to date I have received over $800, which naturally, I used to do more shopping. Almost all stores participate, even Amazon and Ebay