About two times a year I go through a stage where I need change and therefore declare, "Everything must go!" I used this philosophy especially when it came to my closet and getting rid of tons of clothes, most of which were recent additions. It may seem like an excellent 'cleansing' experience, but my compulsive habit was getting to be expensive and just compulsive.
So, this Savvy Savvings
is dedicated to an alternative way of attaining change, but by honoring thou’s
Big Greens- money and the environment.
Problem: Sometimes we get stuck
on what tops, bottoms or accessories go together in our existing wardrobe,
probably because it's convenient and laziness- both of which add up to a mind
Solution: Closet Tweak Party!! Invite your
best friends over (the ones that are fashion forward and will tell you the
truth) and have a "Closet Tweak" party. Essentially, you buy the
beverages, pull out all of your clothes and in exchange for cocktails, have
your friends help you put together new outfits with your existing clothes and
accessories (be sure to wear your best underwear and bra for the evening
because you will be trying on lots of clothes!). Not only will you become reacquainted
with what's in your closet, but you will have a fresh outlook and new ensembles
to strut! Who knew that blouse could be coordinated into 5 other outfits!! Some
wardrobe items may fall victim and banished to the 'Don't Ever Wear That Again
or Be Seen in Public with Me and Donate That Now' pile, but others might just
need a little TLC for some 'Mending’s or Alterations'. A new organized closet
and all it cost was a few mixed up drinks and time with your besties (who may
have scored a few items from your closet too)! As well, you did right by the
planet and used what you had.
Bravo- Savvy Savvings!