Recently, I’ve been musing on the disconnect between what we do and what would actually create the desired result. For example, why do I spend hours shopping for the replacement for an item when everything that went with it is also on its last legs? Why am I shopping at all before I have put together outfits for the new season? Or, outside the closet, why read more great advice (about cooking, relationships, business, or whatever) before assimilating the best of the last batch?
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After wasting a bunch of time last week not being able to efficiently get dressed in the morning, I finally stopped long enough to get into the closet. Lol (kicking self)! Allow me to confess, in case it’s helpful to anybody else:
I have barely any tops really, except some light-weight T-shirts.
So much for growing my wardrobe like a tree!
Curious what I did that finally made the gaping hole in my wardrobe obvious?
- I removed all the tops and layers from the closet, and threw them on my bed.
- Next, I labelled each pant or skirt with its shoe options. (The idea that every outfit goes with any shoe just doesn’t work for me.)
- Next to each bottom, I hung two options for layers to wear with it.
Theoretically, the next steps would have been:
But, obviously, when you have, say, five bottoms, twelve layers, and three tops, this process cannot be completed. 😉 Now at least I know what to shop for! Perhaps doubling up on tops for each layer is not necessary; my intermediate goal should just be one each.
Hey, let me know if you try a process like this. Honestly, it was shockingly illuminating!