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Five Things to Take Out of Your Closet Now and Closet Update #3

This is the time of year when all clients panic at once that their closets need to be switched over for spring.  We have created a list for those of you who need help getting started. Happy Spring and scroll down for update number 3 on my closet switchout…

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5 Things to Take Out of Your Closet Now

1. Anything cashmere, wool or flannel

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2. All boots save for one pair of your favorite ankle booties

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3. Down or Puffy coats

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4. Leather pants (faux leather too!)

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5. Anything fuzzy like fur and shearling

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Extra: Keep suede out this year! See more here.

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Happy Closet Switching! Ok, so last week I let you know that I had not actually “done” my closet when, or how, I originally promised that I would. Then I let you in on my plan to wake up at 5am M-F of last week in order to get my closet done before leaving town that last weekend. My midweek update let you know that although days 1 and 2 had not quite gone as planned, day 3 worked out pretty well. I also swore I was going to wake up at 4:30am on day 4 to make extra progress.

Who out there is pretty sure that didn’t happen?! Well of course it didn’t, but I did get up at 5am on both Thursday and Friday. The good news is that by the end of the week I had not only switched out my closet for the season (except for shoes), but I had edited through all of the fall that came out and tried on BOXES AND BOXES of spring clothes. Then I took my own advice by ruthlessly editing through what still didn’t fit. I was left with a just one pretty box (ok it is packed pretty tightly!) of “too small spring.” Whatever doesn’t fit by the end of this summer goes. Seriously.

Have to tell you all again that after experiencing what I like to call “the process” of this whole closet makeover business personally, it really works! Always does. And we all need to do it every single season. Try on all your clothes as you take them out and try on all your clothes as you put them back in. You will be amazed how much more of your clothes you wear when you are reminded how they actually fit, and how easy it is to then edit out the ones that no longer work. I’d say it also quells the shopping bug but I did do some shopping in NY this week… When will DC get their own Uniqlo already?!

Next week, shoes and bags to edit!

Love,

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with women who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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