Build The Perfect Closet In 2014 – Ten Investment Pieces + Announcing the Heritage_S giveaway winner!

First off I’d like to announce the winner of the Heritage S giveaway –  Congrats! 

Entry #491Shabab K.

I will be contacting you today for your choice of bracelet and your mailing address!
Now on to the fun stuff – do you want to have the perfect closet but don’t know where to start? You can read through my step-by-step guide below, or just scroll down to my top 10 investment pieces picks that I believe everyone should have!
In years gone by, fashion was determined by designers and the exclusive set of fashion show viewing editors and socialites. There were seasons, and the latest fashions were presented to society by high end shops, and only after that was the rest of the world able to replicate these designs, if at all. That was when accumulating clothing and accessories was a sign of status and something many people aspired to have, it was indeed a luxury. 
Now with the abundance of fast fashion stores like Zara and H&M, we see top designer runway looks immediately available for purchase at incredibly accessible prices. Anyone and everyone can own tons of clothes, and most people do. 
So the new luxury is curating the perfect closet. Not a closet that is bursting at the seams, but instead one filled with a carefully selected mix of investment pieces, vintage finds, and a few fast fashion finds for good measure. So how do you do it? Which pieces should you invest in? Read below for all you need to build the perfect closet for 2014.
Step 1: Clean out your closet. 
This task can be overwhelming for many, myself included. The idea that you might wear it again someday makes donating your clothes a little bit difficult. So I suggest starting by moving the items that either don’t fit, need repair, or haven’t been worn in over two years to another closet in the house or in a large storage tub. Once you realize you haven’t missed any of the clothes – you will have an easier time disposing of them. Also note if you donate your clothes you can write it off at tax time – just save your donation receipt!
Step 2: Organize. 
To be completely honest, this is my least favorite task but the reward of having an organized space is well worth the effort. Once you have purged your closet of all of the extra stuff you don’t absolutely love or need, you should have a lot of new space to work with. I like to hang everything on non-slip hangers, including my sweaters and t-shirts. For me, if something is folded and needs ironing, it probably won’t be worn. Use boot hangers for your tall boots, and if you have space for shoes to be visible on a shelf – display your favorite shoes where you can admire them daily!

Step 3: Build your dream closet. 

Think about your lifestyle and what you feel most comfortable wearing. Are you a wrap dress kind of girl? Do you live in your flat shoes? The pieces that get the best price per wear, meaning the pieces you wear the most, should be the ones you invest in. Take control of what is in your closet, instead of letting your closet be overrun with impulse purchases that do not work for you.

Ten Must-Have Investment Pieces 

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