How to quickly put an outfit together.

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 Reaching into your closet, how many times have you asked yourself – Which pants look great with this top?  What else can I wear with this skirt?

imagesThere are a number of ways to address this problem.  One way is to hang your clothes together as outfits.  However, an item in one outfit may also work well in another outfit so it isn’t practical to hang all the variations together. In addition, most people end up hanging their clothes by category; pants with pants and shirts with shirts etc.

So, with a closet full of clothes, how can we quickly remember the different combinations that keep out outfits looking fresh and distinct?

Some people take pictures of their outfits and some use an app with their smart phone or computer to create a photo library.  But both of these methods take time and require you to look away from your clothes.

A better and quicker solution would be one that tells you instantly what matches while you glance through your wardrobe without needing to access something else to get the answer.  MyClothingHelper will do just that. matching skirt, blouse, sweater

Now, without having to hang your outfits together, and without referring to your smart phone, computer, or a photo booklet, you will know instantly how everything matches by just looking at your clothing.

 

 

How it works:

IMG_0732Using the 24 pack, place MyClothingHelper on the hangers of the items you want to match. The ribbon on MyClothingHelper is numbered 1-7.

Simply identify an outfit by labeling each item in the outfit with the same number. The 1s match with 1s, the 2s with 2s, etc.

For more great ideas on how to make the most out of your wardrobe click here.

 

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A Wardrobe Makeover that Will Keep Your Closet Neat and Trim.

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There are hundreds of closet organizing systems that help you neatly sort your wardrobe into smaller organized spaces. But this entry is not about how to reconfigure closet space. Instead, we want to focus on what you put in your closet, that is, how to create and best maintain a wardrobe.Mannequins_04-25-12

 

Whatever fashions appeal to you, it’s best to have a core outfit in mind when buying clothes. Unfortunately, most of us buy clothing on impulse rather than with a specific need in mind. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest look and it’s no surprise that we end up buying more clothing than we use. (See our Fool Proof Guide to Creating an Awesome Wardrobe)

To help reduce the clutter try keeping track of your clothes with MyClothingHelper.  MyClothingHelper is an easy way to organize your wardrobe.  It promotes good clothing care while saving you time and money.

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Think of your wardrobe as an evolving story that’s constantly changing. You create your story one outfit at a time. Learn what outfits make you look and feel good, expand on them, and edit out clothing you’re not sure of. You can use MyClothingHelper to organize your wardrobe and to know what clothes to donate.

Forget for a moment that you have a closet full of clothes. Imagine instead a complete makeover. Someone is going to buy you a new wardrobe if you can just first write down what you want and need.

Create your ideal core outfits by writing each down on a single sheet of paper. For example, the first outfit may include a blue jacket or sweater for a top with a pair of grey and tan slacks. Then perhaps a white, a blue, and a pink shirt, plus shoes and accessories. Use any and all resources to create these new outfits; memory, catalogues, magazines, and your present wardrobe. Create 5 core outfits per season.

 

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By starting from scratch you force yourself to be purposeful, direct, and efficient. You will find that there are many clothing items on your list that are not in your wardrobe. These are the items you should focus on buying. You will also find that there are many clothing items hanging in your closet that do not fit into your real or imagined wardrobe. Consider donating these clothes.

 

Keeping in mind your core outfits when shopping, ask yourself, “does this item compliment and expand any of my core outfits?” If not, “do I want to start a new outfit with this item?” If the answer is “no”, don’t buy it. Focusing on your core outfits will prevent you from buying clothes that you rarely use, promote your fashion look, and keep you closet neat and trim.

 

 

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8 Things You Need to Pack for College

When you’re planning the big move from the comfort of your parents’ home to the independence of dorm life, there’s a number of must-have items that you absolutely can’t forget. The internet is filled with tips for online education preparation, what to do your first week of college, and how to eat well on a ramen budget. But what should you pack? We’ve put together this handy list to help you prepare.

1. A laundry basket

Get one with handles that’s sturdy enough to haul up and down stairs. You’ll probably want one made of plastic; a mesh hamper might make carrying dirty laundry easier, but it isn’t good for returning to your room with neatly folded clothes. Plus, there are more uses for laundry baskets than merely toting laundry. Line them with plastic bags and fill them with ice to chill your favorite beverages. Or, load one with a blanket, take-out food, and drinks and find a green spot on campus for a romantic picnic.

2. Storage bins

As a dorm resident, you’ll need to learn how to live efficiently in a small space. Stackable storage bins are perfect for books and school supplies. Your storage needs will be different, depending on your major. Art students, for example, will have more small tools and art supplies, so bins with lids are ideal. Law students or paralegal assistants will have a lot of books—large books—so sturdy shelf-like bins make more sense.

3. A refrigerator

A small refrigerator unit will come in handy for all that left-over food you will accumulate from eating out nearly every day. Find a refrigerator small enough to fit in your room. Costco and Best Buy sell compact refrigerators for $150 to $300. Check with your dorm’s RA for restrictions and make sure the electrical outlets will accommodate your fridge.

4. A microwave

The college kitchen won’t be open 24/7, so when you get that late night craving for popcorn, frozen dinners, or your leftover Chinese food, it’s a great idea to have your own microwave. You can find these at bargain prices at Goodwill or The Salvation Army. If you want to buy new, you can find decently priced microwaves Target or Wal-Mart.

5. A television

Most dorm rooms don’t come with personal TV sets in every room. Although your common room might have one. If you have need-to-watch shows that you can’t live without, then you might want to invest in your own set. Better yet, consider a subscription to a streaming service like Roku, Netflix, or Hulu.

6. A shower caddy

The worst part about dorm life is communal bathrooms. To make your trip to the shower as easy as possible, invest in a shower caddy, where you can place your razor, loofah, lotions, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. You might also want to invest in some slippers to wear after your shower.

7. Clothes

Remember, you can’t bring your whole wardrobe with you, so you’ve got to get the most out of what you do bring. Stick to the basics for tops and bottoms; a one week supply. Make sure that most of these are interchangeable. You should be able to pair one top with at least two or three of bottoms.

You should also be able to wear your clothes multiple times, excluding t-shirts, underwear, and socks of course. Hang up your clothes. This will air them out and keep them looking pressed and fresh. To make sure that you get multiple uses out of your clothes, you should track them with a simple closet tool like MyClothingHelper.

8. Bedroom essentials

  • Bed sheets (most likely you will need twin sheets, the standard size in dorm rooms)
  • Comforter or blankets
  • A few pillows
  • Clothes hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Sewing kit (assuming you actually know how to sew)
  • Message board for your front door

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