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How to Invest in Yourself Through Your Closet

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They say self-improvement is the best investment you can ever make. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make any drastic life changes to create a brighter future for yourself. In fact, looking and feeling good look about yourself starts right from your closet. From organizing your attire to choosing the perfect wardrobe, give your closet a facelift with these easy tips.

Out With The Old, In With The New

Before you can spruce up your wardrobe, you’ll need to do a little Marie Kondo-ing to your closet. In other words, you’ll need to remove the clutter to determine which clothing items to keep and what to toss out or donate. Piece by piece, go through your entire wardrobe. Remember, only keep clothes that spark joy.

That dress you haven’t worn since last spring? Well, it’s collecting dust and likely won’t ever be part of your everyday ensemble. But don’t worry — your old clothes don’t have to go to waste. Find them a new home by donating these items to a local women’s shelter, charity or house of worship. As for those bulky winter items that are taking up too much space in your closet: Store them in easy-to-reach bins or consider vacuum-sealing them for more space saving.

Organize, organize, organize!

Once you’ve decluttered your closet, you’ll want to carefully organize all the clothes you plan to keep. Adding an array of clear bins, drawers and shelves is a great way to keep any sized closet organized. Plus, this space doesn’t need to be stuffed to the brim to be awesome. In fact, having extra space will help keep your closet organized ready for your new wardrobe.

Closet Must-Haves

Next up: new clothes! Finally, your decluttering and organizing has led you to the best part. Plus, a closet makeover wouldn’t be complete without investing in these must-have pieces:

1. A Well-Fitted Suit

Don’t buy just any suit — buy one that perfectly fits you. Even if your job doesn’t require formal wear, one of the most important staples your closet should have is a well-fitted suit. As the old saying goes, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” Indeed, looking spiffy isn’t always cheap, but it’s worth it in the long run.

2. Good Ol’ Blue Jeans

It’s true, nothing feels better than wearing a good pair of blue jeans. Of course, denim is one of the most versatile fabrics and style of clothing. No matter their hue or style, jeans can be dressed up with a blouse and heels or dressed down with a T-shirt and sneakers. Either way, one good pair (or several) of jeans is a classic staple for any closet.

3. Lingerie to Spice Things Up

What better way to invest in yourself and feel like gold than to buy some sexy lingerie? As the saying goes, “Look good, feel good.” So, boost your self-confidence or help respark that flame in your relationship with some sexy lingerie. Whatever the case may be, treat yourself!

4. A Little Black Dress

As cliché as it sounds, every woman should own a little black dress. It’s the perfect canvas; just add a belt, jacket or even a simple red lip to take it up a notch. You really can’t go wrong with a LBD in your closet.

It Doesn’t Take Much to Invest in Yourself

Whether you’re starting a new chapter in your life, hunting for a new job, wanting a new look or just needing a little confidence boost, your closet is always a great place to start. Give yourself and your closet a little pick-me-up with these easy (and fun) investments.

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