January 09, 2013 12:00 AM | by Hannah Rasekh
Hannah Rasekh Shares Her 2013 Style Resolutions
So as the new year is kicking in, I’m trying to gather my thoughts as to what my style resolutions are. If you haven’t done it yet, YES, your closet does need a sort out. Star de-cluttering and you’ll feel the difference. I’d like to share some of the guidelines I use when I’m giving my wardrobe a good make-over. And if you happen to think I’m crazy by the end of this post, then all I can say is you’ll have to trust me; it’s totally worth it. If you have anything to add, please use the comment box below.
1. If you have to think twice about where or how you’ll wear it, then it’s out. Save yourself the headache because you’ll never get around to wearing it. Start by making a pile for those less fortunate.
2. Colour code! This will make getting ready a less time-consuming process. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting ready; it’s a very special ritual. But I’m talking about those “I’ve-changed-into-seven-outfits-so-far-and-nothing-seems-to-fit-right-I’m-going-to-have-to-do-my-hair-again-because-everything-is-getting-messed-up” days. You all know what I’m talking about it. If colour coding seems like a difficult task, then just put your neutrals together and put the colours aside. Same goes for shoes.
3. Always make sure that you have a pair of black trousers, a pile of basic white t-shirts, a good pair of jeans, a neutral coloured blazer, some cool shades and some nude pumps.
4. Invest in statement pieces that will last. If you buy seasonal items, then you’re bound to get bored of them even before the season’s over. So keep it classic. If you see a metallic blazer, or a pair of figure hugging leather pants, make the purchase. You’ll keep them forever. Think quality, not quantity.
5. Organise your accessories drawer/tray/shelf/box. Like right now. That’s just a pile of negative energy all together. Refer to rule no. 4; start to look for statement accessories. Even if it’s expensive, buying one beautiful necklace instead of six or seven cheaper ones will pay off.
6. I’m not a flats person, but I do think that every girl should have a pair of transitional flats to carry her through to the winter or summer. Transitional pieces are a wardrobe essential, day-to-night bags are also a good idea.
7. Simplify your wardrobe so that you can see what’s hanging in your closet. Don’t let it turn into a mess. And just for a touch of OCD, invest in some velvet hangers in a pastel colour. Seriously.