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10 Minute Style: Shedding Some Light On Your Closet

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As personal shopper to some of the busiest woman in the world, my style philosophy is that a woman should be able to get dressed in 10 minutes for any occasion. Loving the clothes you have and consistently developing a wardrobe that meets your lifestyle is the key to being able to dress quickly. I believe style is personal and unique to the individual. I love fashion but fashion fades and style is everlasting. One of the first steps to "10 Minute Style" is "Shedding Some Light on Your Closet." When I say shed light, I mean the light of reality. Most people have a fantasy wardrobe packed away in their closets. These are the items that distract you and make you feel like you have nothing to wear. The goal is to create a wardrobe of wearables that make getting dressed stress-free, without forgoing personal style and confidence.  "10 Minute Style" technique #1: The Closet Makeover in six easy steps.   1. Choose two outfits you wear all the time and ask yourself why you like these outfits. Is it fit, comfort, color or the many compliments you get when you wear it? This is your "Style Map." You should feel powerful and confident in these outfits. 2. Take everything out of your closet that is uncomfortable. If it is too tight, itchy or just plain ugly, it goes--no matter the cost or the gift giver. Remember comfort and fit are the key words here. You should never wear anything that is uncomfortable and makes you fidget--it is distracting to your audience and takes away your power. 3. What ever is left group it up: all pants, all skirts, all dresses, all suits, all blouses, etc. This step is like cooking--now you have the ingredients to create outfits based on styles and occasions. 4. Put all of the same colors together; for example all black dresses, all brown pants, all white blouses, etc. the ultimate time saver for mixing your wardrobe ingredients. 5. Create a closet lighting system--so that you can see what you have and pull items quickly. 6. Look at your two style map outfits and compare these pieces to the items left in your closet. You should have a wardrobe of clothes that you like and that all fit you comfortably. If you have nothing left, than it's time to go shopping. A woman should feel confident and powerful in all of her clothes. Welcome to the first step of "10 Minute Style." Click Here for more with Michele Harper Read More:
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