Let me tell you, I have never ever been so thankful that my mother taught me to never buy a top without having at least 3 bottoms in my closet that I could wear it with. Ditto for bottoms - never buy a bottom that you don't have at least 3 tops to wear with. I do own jeans and two denim skirts, so that makes things easier.
So, how do you shop your closet? It goes something like this:
Step 1: Pick out a bottom. Here's one of mine:
Step 3: Eliminate all the stuff that just doesn't work. I eliminated the pink sweater and one of the shirts (the melon colored one - the color was right, but the style was wrong).
All total with the two skirts, the non-pictured brown pants, and the 8 shirts pictured I have 22 outfits! Here how: 6 outfits from the first set of tops and skirt, 6 outfits from those same tops and the second skirt, plus 2 more tops with the second skirt, and all 8 tops with the brown pants!
Money Spent? Zero!
And I realized something else: I am so very truly blessed.
Not only do I have a full closet with a choice of clothes, but I can make over 100 outfits from those clothes without spending a single dime.
How cool is that?
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