As promised, we are going to go over each possible resolution for this year. Beginning with the first resolution on the list “cleaning up your shoe closet”.
I’ve always advocated that as women we should “know ourselves and also know our style”. The reason why so many of us find ourselves in dilemmas we didn’t anticipate in our shoe closets, it’s because we seem to not take time to understand our sense of style and needs. In order to make the best out of your shoe closet clean up, it is vital that we take a look at ourselves first and then what is around us. Starting with asking ourselves these three basic questions:
What do you need your shoes for?
- When you have a bunch of shoes that don’t fit you nor meet your needs, it is time to clean up your closet.
- It is vital that you make your shoe closet functional as much as you can base on your lifestyle.
- Cover every need in your closet, from work shoes to running errands shoes. Above all, have more of what you use the most (i.e. If you walk most of the time, but yet you have a bunch of stilettos that you don’t use and only one pair of shoes you can walk on, it is time you balance your shoe closet out.)
What shoes work for you and which one don’t?
- Yes ladies, I am for all fashionistas out there, but I am going to be blunt on this one so brace yourselves: buying shoes just because they are in fashion is not wise!
- Being able to combine current trends with what works for you and who you are to reflect your style, is a definition of a fashionista.
- Also this is where you need to know your shoe size and your preferences in terms of heel heights, materials, brands etc.
What is your quantity vs space ratio?
- Within your closet space allocate one spot where you can put a shelving for your shoes (shelving should be in an area where you can easily clean). This is going to make it easier for you to arrange all your shoes base on your needs and space.
- When it comes to space, always make room for a new pair of shoes, by either donating or selling (your gently worn shoes) or recycling (your worn out shoes). Arrange your shoes in a way that will preserve their materials, protect them from scuffing and that will make it easier for you to reach them, especially the ones you use the most.
- I’ve always preferred quality over quantity. To have three shoes that are versatile and good quality is way better than fifty cheap pile of shoes that are biodegrading in your closet.
- Again ladies, it is wiser to buy shoes that you are going to wear or use to get your money’s worth out off. It is so much easier to make a decision on what to wear when your shoe closet is clean and also what you own is clearly arranged.
What styles or brands reflects your taste?
- It take time and maturity to be comfortable under your own skin. But you need to be yourself, not what others tell you to be.
- If you haven’t gotten a brand that works for your style and preferences, then it is time to start looking for one. Find more like minded women to see where they do their shopping, and how they feel about their purchases.
- Having two or three brands that works for you goes a long way in balancing that closet and making it more functional.
- When your shoe closet reflects you and full of shoes that you love, it will be fun and easier to dress up.