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Wardrobe Strategies for Career, Travel & Casual Lifestyles

New Year Resolution: Streamline Your Wardrobe

By on Jan 9, 2017


Guest post by Alexandria Heinz


A New Year means time for new resolutions. If you’re constantly on the go and looking for a way to simplify your life, this could be the time to resolve to streamline your wardrobe. How? With a capsule wardrobe, a curation of stable pieces that you can mix and match. A capsule wardrobe can save you future time and money and assure that most of your clothing goes together.

The first step to creating a capsule wardrobe is to clean out your closet. This might be something you dread doing, but with the help of the flow chart below created by American Eagle, it won’t be so hard! Just answer a few simple questions to determine if you should keep, trash, donate or sell your items.

Make sure to dispose of the items that you’re not keeping within a week and store or organize items that aren’t seasonal in order to streamline your closet. If you travel frequently, organize your essential travel pieces in a certain section of your closet to make packing easier.

Happy New Year and good luck!



Flow chart by American Eagle



Leslie’s note: The flow chart by American Eagle first appeared in a post on capsule wardrobes in AEO, the American Eagle Outfitters blog and is reprinted here with permission. Why not print it and tack it in your closest for ongoing reference? That’s what I did!


  1. Thanks Leslie. Your posts are always so inspiring!! Happy New Year!

    Ann Ashley

    January 10, 2017

  2. Leslie, Thank you for sharing the flow chart. It makes such sense and takes the emotion out of the decision. Easy!

    Cindy Clarke

    January 12, 2017

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