Two Stylish Kays: THRIFTY THURSDAYS: How to Plan Your Wardrobe

THRIFTY THURSDAYS: How to Plan Your Wardrobe

Thursday, July 28, 2011

How many times have you looked into your closet and uttered the words "I have nothing to wear!" But before you go shopping it's always a great idea to plan your wardrobe. Follow these tips and you will be on your way to a stylish wardrobe.

Edit your Wardrobe:
Before you go shopping, weed through your wardrobe to find out what works and what doesn't. Keep the items you want hung up. The remaining items will fall into the "Donate to a clothing charity pile" or the "Might work if I get them altered pile".

Create a few Looks: Do this alone; with an honest, stylish friend; or hire a personal stylist. Try on your best pieces to plan your outfits and to assess what you are missing. Have you noticed any "holes" in your wardrobe? Do you need a some new accessories? Are you missing the always necessary "Little Black Dress"?

Create a Style Inspiration Diary: Get your favorite fashion magazines together. Rip out pages of any looks you may want to try. Place these pages in a three ring binder or secure them to the pages of a notebook.

Make a Wish List: Using your style diary, create a list of items that you need and what you want. Take this with you whenever you are out shopping. This will avoid those impluse splurges and you will shop for the key items.

There is a way out of this "What do I wear dilemma!"  A properly stocked closet with all of the right items. How do you plan your wardrobe?


  1. Great tips! These are some of the things I tell my clients. It's amazing how helpful taking these steps really are.

  2. Yes make sure you have that style diary handy! It can be a life saver.

  3. I need to edit my closet. I have clothes from college that I know I'll never wear again, yet I just haven't gotten to them yet!! Shasie
    of Live Life in

  4. Thanks for the tips. I am one of those shoppers who see something cute and buy it and then when I get home I have it already or I really do not like it when it is time to wear it. This is why I have to basically start over. I will be using these tips.

  5. Thanks for this post! I'm in the middle of building a new wardrobe and these tips will definitely help me along the way...

    xo Emily

  6. @babyshopa  thanks doll. Yes I have to do the same with my closet too, plus get it ready for fall.

  7. Yes I have had that happen to me too! It took some time but I have disciplined myself to take a list with me and only get the things that I need.

  8. You are so welcome! Glad you are able to use these tips.

  9. Great tips girl!  I will be doing this soon!  I have not seen some of my clothes in two years being preg and all. 

  10. Great Tips... I plan on purchasing more items that can been versatile and worn with different pieces to create a new look each time. I find myself buying stuff and new to the craziness of it it may may it difficult for me to pair it with another item. ~Thanks for this post!
    BTW, I know I'm LATE... but I FINALLY got the I <3 Thrifting pics posted on my blog! :))

  11. I've always kept a style actually dates waayy back to the days when Lucky Magazine first came out. Problem is...I always forget to break it out when I'm in a rut:-/

  12. Great tips! Very helpful

  13. I utilize most of these tips if not all. I plan my entire week when I'm working. I'd rather spend the time on applying makeup and wasting time Playing dress up allows me to create different looks. I also read a lot of fashion magazines & blogs. I download pics I like for inspiration and photograph others to keep in a folder on my cell phone. I thought about an inspiration board but won't keep it up.



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