When I was 45, I suddenly developed and avid interest in style and have learned a lot about it since then. Here is where I share some of the things I've learned.
I keep all of my clothes in my closet, except for panties, bras and leggings. I hang everything on hangers that I got on amazon.com that look like this:
They have a little hook on them for hanging more than one hanger together.
Once every 2 or 3 weeks. I go through my closet and make outfits to wear for the next 2 or 3 weeks. I hang them by outfit, like this:
Then, each night before bed, I pick an outfit and hang it on the dresser like this, and grab it in the morning on my way to the shower.
Here are a couple others:
I only have a small closet, but I do seem to have a lot of clothes. You can see how my clothes all have a soft, washed out look. That is because I have a summer seasonal pallette and these are the colors that look best on me.
I hang my shoes on the door, and have some on the floor.
I hang my necklaces on nails on the doorway of my closet.
I hang my socks in a bag, on the closet door, under the shoes.
I keep my sweaters on the shelf in my closet,, and the shoes that I no longer can wear due to foot pain, but think I may need some day.... Ha! Ha! My daughter helps herself to them.
So, everything is in my little closet and everything (but those shoes up high) gets used a lot.
I store my earrings and pendants in a little drawer in the side table by my bed. I put them in egg crates and store them by color.
To wear or not wear... that is the question...
Every style website I have ever been on has ridiculed shoes by Crocs. They don't just dislike them, they are antagonistic to them. They make fun of those of us who wear them. Well, sometimes, we have to go against general style advice and go with what works for us personally. I have planter faciitis and have severe pain in my feet if I wear anything but Crocs. I think Crocs have made some cute styled shoes and I will share them with you. I buy them on www.amazon.com and on ebay. Here are my most comfortable Crocs. I exercise in them, just like they were sneakers. I have them in my neutral colors:
I have them in some of my colors. I call them my Barbie shoes:
Here I am, wearing one of my Barbie shoes:
I have some other styles that are similar, but they are not quite as comfortable:
I have them in heels and I find them very comfortable:
I wear them in sandals:
Another nice thing about Crocs is that you can mold them to your feet. If they are too tight, or too loose, you can adjust them. Put them through the dishwasher, or boil some water, turn the fire off and dip them in for 2 minutes, like this:
Take them out...
..,.and wear them while they are hot. They will mold to your feet.
I love my Crocs. I know many shoes out there are more stylish, but Crocs meet my needs. I wear dresses/ skirts most of the time and they look cute with them. I like to be able to ride the exercise bike or walk a mile with Leslie Sansone or go for a walk with the kids whenever I feel like it in my day. Wearing Crocs enables me to have the style I like and to live the lifestyle I like. I am cold in the winter in them. I tried wearing FitFlop boots but developed foot pain and had to give them up. I wear my Crocs with leggings and dresses in the winter months.