Angled Pleat Skirt in Royal Blue, All other skirts not available online
I end up purchasing 5 skirts within a two week time span. After taking a look at my closet, it turns out what I should be purchasing are sweaters and pants! The weather in Florida is bound to get cold soon [I hope. We've been having 80 degree weather since the beginning of Fall], and I barely have what I would need to get through a few cold months. Bye bye blue skirt...back to the store you go!
Here are a few steps you can take to prevent duplication in your wardrobe, and become more cognizant of items you really need:
1. Taking a seasonal inventory. I shop often, so I like to take inventory more frequently. Take a look and make a mental note of what you need and don't need.
2. Colorize your closet (from dark to lights). It wasn't until I organized my closet by color that I realized I have waaaay to much black. This is when I made a commitment to color. I love that I can take a quick glimpse into my closet and know that I should purchase more greens, less pinks, etc.
3. Take shoes out of their box and put them on display. I used to keep my shoes in boxes and store them in my closet, but found it really inconvenient and I always seemed to forget what shoes I owned. If you're a fan of footwear, show it! I display my shows on a shoe rack I purchased at the Container store. Luckily, it fits perfectly into my walk-in closet, but what I love best is being able to see all of my shoes in one place. Again, this helps me keep track of what types of shoes I should purchase when I'm shopping.
4. Purchase pairs or with an outfit in mind. I'm one of those people who always seem to find amazing separates (for example: skirts above), and the items tend to hang in my closet for months - never worn. I've found it helpful to only purchase separates with a pairing (at home) in mind. It's always easy to buy outfits at once, because you don't have to come up with a match on your own.
5. Leave the tags on and keep your receipt. It's nice to have the option of returning if you realize the item wasn't for you. I store all my receipts in one place, and keep return deadlines in mind. I can't tell you how many times I received an order and asked myself... why did I purchase this again?
What do you do to prevent unnecessary purchases?
Have a great weekend ladies!