Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my journey to a new me! Today is Style Refresh 2021: Closet Reorganization Begins!
Now that I have chosen to go from wearing WINTER colors to AUTUMN colors, it was necessary to do, yet another, closet reorganization.
This is the third time since leaving professional-office-life that I have done a purge…but this time with more purpose!
(Of course, Mr. B rejoices each time I reduce what has been hanging there for years!)
Annie supplied me with her unique Castanohel color chart, and I took it into a deep closet dive.
With her recommendation, I laid out three categories:
- NOT RECOMMENDED FOR AUTUMNS Category 1 – these are the pieces I love and wear the most in colors not recommended for autumns.
Annie suggested I take these pieces and hang them in another closet. Then see how often I think of them and go to wear them…that will determine if they eventually stay or go.
2. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR AUTUMNS Category 2 – These are the ones that just need to go. I do not wear them that often any longer or they were part of a past professional world.
This category included a lot of white. Autumns wear off-white, creams, golds, tans and not white/white. I have spent too much money trying to look good in a classic white top…now I know it wasn’t me!
I wasn’t meant to look my best in white!
3. RECOMMENDED FOR AUTUMNS – I now have these garments hanging together in a special section. I will organize this better soon, but it is nice to see them all hanging out in the same place.
The majority of clothing I have decided to keep hail from Chico’s, Talbots, JJill and Dillard’s. There are single garments sprinkled in from maybe four other brands.
Yesterday, Karen asked about neutrals. My neutrals don’t really change that much in pants…I will keep my black pants and see how often I wear them.
A creamy off white pant is on my wish list.
I can see me wearing more creamy off -whites, tans, browns, taupes, and elephant grays for neutrals. I am excited to have the brown animal prints in my palette… zebra is gone.
I do have a large selection of clothing I will sell, and a large selection to be donated.
The next round will include looking at pieces from Annie’s recommendation for my style personality…more on that Thursday!
Your Style Refresh Action Point is at the end of the post.
A STYLE REFRESH BRAND UPDATE
My Style Refresh 2021 includes trying some new products and I told you about BeautyBio in this post…HERE.
I am doing a 45 Day Retinol treatment called THE REVERSAL. So, last night I began phase 2. My skin was looked at yesterday by a Dillard’s beauty expert and she said Phase 1 worked exactly as it was suppose to.
Each phase of THE REVERSAL take two weeks…I will update you when I move on the Phase 3.
I am super excited to introduce you to this new walking shoe by Aetrex! (Of course a Style Refresh includes refreshing my exercise routine!
I was introduced to Aetrex at Dillard’s where they have a display with a machine that evaluates your foot needs. Then they email the information to you.
Since, I am walking in the neighborhood more, these Xpress Runner 2 sneakers are a joy…the construction, arch support and incredible heel support just make me want to walk longer and father.
And in June, Aetrex would like to see all of us doing more walking…even if just a few minutes a day!
CHECK OUT AETREX…I BELIEVE YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED!
OK, your STYLE REFRESH ACTION POINT: Take the clothing you like, that you know is not in your best color palette and move it from your main closet or put it at the back of the closet. Then see how often you think of it or desire to go to those pieces.
Keep your best colors in front of your face in your main closet and try to only wear the colors that flatter you most for awhile. Then decide if those pieces should stay or go.
Thanks for all of your encouragement and for being here…the mid-week WOULD YOU WEAR IT tomorrow…then back to the Style Refresh!
KEEP SMILING EVERYONE!!
By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: I was sent the shoes for review, and the words are my own.