The end of the season is always a good time to (re-)organize your closet. Outside In Organizer and Makeovers wants you to be able to SEE and WEAR everything you own. The best ways to do that is to: #1: Get rid of anything you don’t love, isn’t flattering, haven’t worn in more than a year. (It’s okay, our bodies change.) #2: Clean, mend anything that you are keeping so it is ready to wear. (In San Diego we get a lot of freeway dust and mold.) #3: Organize your clothing so you can put together outfits together easily. (This can be by item, color, etc.) #4: Use it or lose it! Use this tip (thanks Peter Walsh)…turn all of the hangers backwards. After each time you wear an item put it back in and face the hanger the correct way. At the end of the season, let go of all of the items that are still on backwards hangers!
No one has the perfect body, just ask the beautiful models we see in magazines and they’ll find something to criticize about themselves! So stop waiting for perfection and embrace your shape today. You are already perfect! You can enhance your image and update your look in simple, inexpensive ways. Here are a few tips from Outside In Organizer and Makeovers that you can choose from right now: #1: Donate the clothes that no longer make you look your best. These are items that are too big, too tight, the wrong color, etc. #2: If you are partial to neutrals, expand your definition of “neutral” to include gray, navy, brown…have fun mixing them. FYI-wearing black doesn’t hide a thing! #3: Use a “POP” of color or a metallic to spruce up an outfit. Try this with an accessory or pair of shoes. #4: Emphasize the features that you like best. That might include a bold lipstick for the shape of your lips. Use details like seaming or embellishments to draw the eye towards those features. #5: Wear clothing that fits. Baggy clothes only make you look baggy, really! Have fun with these tips. You’ll look better on the outside and it will make you feel better inside.
Travel should be easy and fun. If it is business-related, then easy and productive! I hate doing laundry when I travel almost as much as I hate packing too much. One of the ways to deal with this challenge is to invest in a collection of quick drying undergarments. They can be hand washed and dry in no time, no matter where you travel. Here are links to items for men and women:
Outside In Organizer and Makeovers helps you organize for any occasion and travel is no exception! If you travel often then you know it can be a hassle to pack a lot. Consider organizing your travel wardrobe using these tips: 1. Wrinkle factor: pack only clothes that don’t wrinkle and don’t require ironing. You’ll be able to wear items more than once. 2. Pick a palette: pick a color theme and then pack only items that go with or complement that theme. Bring neutrals that go with everything. 3. Pack for comfort: rather than bring those fabulous shoes that you can only wear for 1 evening event, consider something that is comfortable and can be work day or night with a variety of outfits. You won’t regret it, and you’ll have more fun.
Here are 3 easy ways to create your travel wardrobe: First: Mixing and matching pieces is an easy way to create more outfits from less items. You can dress up jeans and walking shorts for evening by changing shoes, accessories, and tops. Second: Layering pieces makes packing easier. You can wear a tank top under a sheer blouse and bring along a khaki jacket for cooler days. Third: Simple changes in the ways that you wear a piece create variety. For instance, you can wear a shirt tucked in or left out and belted. You can wear a light weight jacket with sleeves rolled up, partially buttoned, and just a cami underneath, then wear it un buttoned with sleeves cuffed and a tee shirt underneath. The best results are born out of your creativity, have fun with it!
As an Image Consultant and wardrobe makeover specialist I can visualize how minor changes can enhance individuals who are already quite beautiful. Did you ever consider hiring a virtual image consultant? Recently, I was seated next to this woman at a professional meeting. We began talking about how success motivates one’s desire to change, and conversely, how changes become the external stimulus for success! After talking about Outside In Organizer and Makeovers I suggested several ideas for hair, clothing, colors, and accessories. Check out the email and Skype services available for image consulting, from wherever you are…to San Diego’s expert! We can look at ways to create and enhance your unique style.
Outside In Organizer and Makeovers knows that you’ll get compliments when you wear complementary colors! Don’t be afraid to hire an Image Consultant to provide expert and objective advice about how to shop and mix colors. You’ll love what it does to lift your spirits. TIP: Go into the dressing room and just experiment with mixing complementary colors…have fun with it.
One of the best ways to update your wardrobe is to add a pop of color. Listen up men…spring is the perfect time to get bold and add color to business attire. Tips for color: 1. Use bold color sparingly if you’ve never experimented with it before. 2. MEN: Keep the shirt and suit neutral or dark and wear a bold color tie. Try a color shirt with a neutral or dark tie. Getting brave? Introduce a bold color pair of socks. 3. WOMEN: Step into bold colors by wearing 1 item of clothing, or 1 accessory in that color. Try a dark pair of jeans, white tee shirt, and orange purse, for instance. Then try 1 of those gorgeous colored jeans or capris in something like a bright green, with a white shirt and yellow earrings. A pop of color near the face and on the lower body is a great way to get comfortable with color.
This is such a great use of the same color in a solid, striped, and floral ensemble. I love when my clients shop in their closet (she owned every piece) and get creative by mixing patterns. This beautiful use of coral uplifts the visual image, brightens skin tone, and looks great with a neutral pant or skirt. Love it!
Color, color, color! It doesn’t matter what size, weight, height or age you are there is nothing that perks up an image like the right color. That goes for men, too! What’s your best color?