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How to organise your wardrobe for Spring: expert tips from personal stylist Katy Dyer

Friday, 20 March 2015 14:38:00 Europe/London

Katy Dyer personal fashion stylist

As Spring is now officially underway, how to organise your wardrobe? It's a great time to think about a style shake-up (and, let's face it, a lot more fun than the annual Spring Clean challenge!).

Also, if you're undergoing treatment or have done so recently, you will welcome some fresh ideas on reorganising your wardrobe to help you root out what's not working for you anymore, rediscover some great pieces and enjoy them anew - and perhaps think about treating yourself to some new Spring additions! We're delighted to welcome award-winning personal stylist and image consultant Katy Dyer to the blog to share her expert tips and tricks for women of all ages and walks of life!

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How to organise your wardrobe for Spring

As a personal stylist, I meet people of all ages, stages shapes and sizes. And everyone is different - one person’s perfect garment is another’s nightmare. What really makes my heart sing is having the privilege to help give women and men the confidence to express their personal style and be comfortable in the body they are in. As part of my work, I have met women in their 60’s who have asked me to teach them how to dress like an older lady and clients in their 20’s wanting to learn how to look the same as their friends. I don’t tell people how to dress for their age or for their friends. I teach them how to dress for themselves so that they can look – and feel – confident and happy in their clothes, every single day, no matter what that day may bring.

3 Steps to the perfectly organised wardrobe 

Spring is a great time to take a bit of time to review what you currently have in your wardrobe and what you might need to add to bring it up to date. You don’t need to splurge on a brand new wardrobe to get yourself set for the new season – once you know what works, you can really make a difference by adding carefully chosen accessories which reflect the current trends. The best way to start is usually by making a cuppa and sticking on your favourite inspirational playlist! Then follow these three, easy steps:

1. Have a look in your wardrobe and pick out the items that you really feel most confident and happy wearing. These are your “keepers”.

2.  Next, pick out the items that you really like, but haven’t worn because they need altering, mending or dry-cleaning. Put these in a separate pile or bag. Make a note to self: If this pile hasn’t moved in two weeks, relegate it step 3 – will you ever get round to getting that zip fixed or hem shortened?

3.  Everything else? These are the items that will never be worn again because they don’t fit, are out of date or you never really liked them anyway! These can be bagged to sell, pass on or recycle via a charity shop. So, now you have the elements of your wardrobe that look and feel great. Give the inside of your wardrobe a dust and a vac and then hang your clothes in a way that works for you – either by colour or perhaps by garment types, tops together, trousers together and so on. The next step is to have a look at what is missing – do you need a couple of cardigans or are you short on skirts? Make yourself a list so that you are already prepared for your next shopping trip.

Katy Dyer how to organise your wardrobe for Spring

The finishing touch: accessorise!

So, now to add a bit of zing to your current wardrobe using accessories. Jewellery and scarves can make a real statement – and can easily be changed to make your daytime outfit shine for the evening. If you choose to wear a headscarf during treatment, consider this with your outfit. I suggest having three – a neutral (perhaps soft mink, rich chocolate brown, ivory or charcoal); a universal colour that will work with lots of outfits (typically purple, teal, turquoise or even a true red) and you may also like choose a third in pattern or a bright colour – a real statement piece. Thanks SO much to Katy sharing her wonderful tips on how to organise your wardrobe for Spring! 

Katy Dyer is an award-winning personal stylist and image consultant with Colour Me Beautiful, Europe’s leading image consultancy. From her home studio in Thame, Oxfordshire she can help you discover the confidence to change or develop your personal or professional style and image - whether it’s a new career, a new stage in your life, finding the right outfit for a special occasion or to completely reinvent your look and make the most of you. For more details about the products and services available, visit www.katydyer.com or email Katy at katydyer.com.

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