We chatted about Lifehacks a week or so ago...I heart them. Strike that, I double-heart them. You run across a tip, a hint, a smidge of advice and it is like those V-8 ads - you plonk your palm on your forehead and think, "Why didn't I think of that?" One main area I have trouble with is the wardrobe. Not only shopping for and buying items I will actually wear but how to store it. How to create and house a wardrobe that reflects me at my best. So I gathered a few Style Lifehacks...some are totally physical ones, others mindset, all are awesome.
The Hanger Reverse Trick - This one tells you, plain and simple, what you wear and what you don't...at least of the hanging clothes. Once a year, reverse all of the hangers in your closet. When you wear something, put the hanger back the "normal" way...after a few months, you will see what you really wear and what you don't. Key for closet organization.
Remember the Tag Check - Before you buy anything, remember to check the tags for care. As much as you love that sweater or blouse and believe you will wear it all of the time, if you have to dry clean it or not chunk it in the dryer, well, it may not be the best investment. This definitely goes when shopping for kids' clothes.
Multiple Mantra - If you find a pair of jeans you adore or a sweater that makes you look and feel awesome, buy more than one. I have a long, black cashmere sweater that I wear all of the time - with jeans, with skirts, with black pants and pearls. Thank goodness I went back to the store and bought another one.
Embrace the Saville Row Fold - Raise your hand if your pants (and your husband's) always fall off of the hanger when you shuffle the other clothes around them. Right. Me too. The Saville Row Fold solves that (I found it here at, well, Lifehacker). With your pants upside-down and the hanger in-between the legs, fold one leg over the hanger all of the way so that leg's hem hits the crotch. Then fold the other leg over the first one on the hanger. It should stay no matter what gets shoved about.
Do you have great "hacks" for shopping and your closet? Share them here!