Organizing expert Melanie Fascitelli says, “To feel wardrobe rich, buy less—and wear what you already own.”
► First, edit what you have. Find your most honest friend and let her help you purge.
► If a piece is damaged, unflattering or woefully out of date, get rid of it.
► Can’t let go? Store your edits in the attic for six months. If you forget about them, say sayonara!
► Take what remains and hang everything left to right (the way you read), light colors to dark, arranged by item (pants, then skirts, then tops).
► Keep the dressiest clothes (i.e., least-often worn) in a different section of your closet.
► Store costume jewelry in ziplock bags so you can see what you have.
► Make a list of five things you want to buy and shop until you find exactly what you need. Then stop.
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