The 20/80 Rule
A friend of mine with roots in fashion retail told me that there is a generally accepted rule that women wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time. It makes sense, reaching into the closet for the tried and true. The way I see it, I have a closet 80% filled with hidden gems! Since I cannot buy new clothes, I am shopping in my own closet. This may require an industrial blower to remove the dust.
My plan for yesterday was a trip to get my hair cut (a fabulous hair cut, thanks Lisa at The House of Hair (810) 736-8779) and instead of the tried and true, I dug deeper into my closet and found a sheer, frilly black blouse that I forgot I love. Paired with skinny black knit pants, I felt pretty cute! The gals at the salon noticed right away. Instead of slinking in wearing jeans and a plain top, I walked a little taller, felt a little sassier.
Try it! Find something in your closet that you rarely wear. Maybe it’s a little fancier than needed or something a bit out of your comfort zone. Then own it! Why not look a little extra fabulous? Even as I will eventually decrease the inventory of my closet, I am going to try to defy that 20/80 rule.